The goal of the coins created at the request of the indomitable Empress Dowager Cixi was to allow China to trade more efficiently with the rest of the world. Now, 130 years later, the Chinese Trade Dollar is being honored with a beautiful coin by Londons famous East India Company. It was only natural that a dragon was the theme used for those coins.
Symbolic of the emperor, dragons are legendary creatures in Chinese mythology and folklore, with appearances found in an archaeological context as far back as the fifth millennium B. Inspired by Japanese and Korean coins, the design of the ferocious curving dragon soon became standard across all provinces of China, not just Kwangtung, and remained on Chinas coins until the early decade of the new millennium. The East India Companys 2019 One-Ounce Silver Chinese Trade Dollar is the third coin in a five-year series. Other coins include the British, Japanese, French-Indonesian and U. The series pays tribute to the most popular and sought-after trade pieces issued from the late 1800s to the early 1900s.
Just 1,888 proof coins are available for worldwide release a very auspicious number since the number 8 is considered lucky in Chinese culture. Lucky though it may be, its an incredibly limited mintage for students of history, coin collectors and silver stackers! Dont miss this chance to secure one for your collection! Secure this gorgeous silver dragon coin now before its once again lost to the history books.
LATEST RELEASE IN POPULAR SERIES. This is the third release in a series from the East India Company struck on behalf of the island nation of Niue that pays tribute to some of the most popular and sought-after trade pieces issued from the late 1800s to the early 1900s. EXCITING DESIGN OF CHINAS FIRST TRADE DOLLAR. The design of this coin is a restrike of the original Chinese Silver Trade Dollar first issued in 1889. Its reverse design depicts a mighty dragon, the symbol of the Chinese emperor.
The obverse features a portrait Queen Elizabeth II with an arabesque design reminiscent of the original Trade Dollar design originally issued in 1895. Your 2019 Niue One-Ounce Silver Chinese Trade Dollar Proof is struck in one ounce of 99.9% silver. Niueans are citizens of New Zealand and Great Britains Queen Elizabeth II is the head of state. Your 2019 Niue One-Ounce Silver Chinese Trade Dollar Proof was expertly crafted by the mint from hand-selected planchets, polished dies and multiple strikes to produce beautifully frosted details rising over mirror-like fields.
Just 1,888 of these gleaming silver coins were struck for worldwide release. These coins are expected to sell quickly and with a small mintage of just 1,888 worldwide, our limited supply will not last long.The item "2019 Niue Chinese Dragon Trade Dollar East India Co. $1 1oz Silver Proof Coin" is in sale since Monday, April 19, 2021. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Australia & Oceania\South Pacific". The seller is "slickger" and is located in Charleston, South Carolina.
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