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  • 2018 Gold Proof Standing Britannia Niue Island Trade Dollar - East India Company reverse
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  • 2018 Gold Proof Standing Britannia Niue Island Trade Dollar - East India Company obverse
  • 2018 Gold Proof Standing Britannia Niue Island Trade Dollar - East India Company in box
  • 2018 Gold Proof Standing Britannia Niue Island Trade Dollar - East India Company with cert
  • 2018 Gold Proof Standing Britannia Niue Island Trade Dollar - East India Company provenance
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13898
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In Stock
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2018 Gold Proof Standing Britannia Niue Island Trade Dollar - East India Company

The 2018 Gold Proof Standing Britannia Niue Island Trade Dollar.

This gold proof Niue Island trade dollar is part of the East India Company's five-coin "Trade Dollar Collection" and has been given the face value of $250.

This coin different from the other 2018 Niue Gold Proof Trade Dollar as it has an image of a standing Lady Britannia.

This is one of only 200 coins issued.

£2,774.97

(VAT Exempt)
Totals are approximate until metal prices are confirmed on the next LBMA fix.

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British Trade Dollar

Following the opening up of trade in China in the wake of the Opium Wars, European and American merchants had flocked to China to purchase Chinese goods. However, Chinese merchants preferred to trade in silver specie in the form of dollars, making silver trade dollar coins very much in demand in the Orient.

In spite of this, Britain was quite late in introducing its own silver dollars, struck in Bombay and Calcutta in India, intended for use as trade. Having previously relied on silver dollars from other countries, the British Trade Dollar, featuring a standing Britannia on the obverse, was intended to reduce the reliance of the Straits Settlements and Hong Kong Colonies on foreign coins (later, in 1904, the Straits Settlements got their own dollar coin, containing slightly less silver intended for local circulation). The British Trade Dollar thereafter primarily supplied transactions between Hong Kong and mainland China. The coin was struck in 0.900 fine silver.

Silver Trade Dollars Banned 

In 1934, The Nationalist Chinese Government had recalled all silver coin issues for melting down and the following year, banned the private ownership of silver. Consequently, most 1934 issues were melted down, and only a handful of 1935 issues were struck.

Obverse

The obverse features Ian Rank-Broadley's portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II. The image is surrounded by a Chinese scroll pattern border and features the inscription:

QUEEN ELIZABETH II · NIUE ISLAND · 250 DOLLARS · 2018 ·

Reverse

The reverse, a replica of George William de Saulles' engraving, shows the standing Lady Britannia holding her shield and trident. The Chinese scroll pattern surrounds the image and bears the inscription:

THE EAST INDIA COMPANY · TRADE DOLLAR ·

Specification

MetalGold
Weight / Size1 Ounce
Gold Weight Troy Ounces1
Fineness / Carat0.9999 / 24
Mintage Figure200
Obverse DesignerIan Rank-Broadley
Reverse DesignerGeorge William de Saulles
Mint / BrandEast India Company
CountryNiue
Terms & Delivery

Terms of Sale - Key Points

You can find more information on payment and identification requirements.

Bullion coins are provided as is and on occasion may have some minor scratches or edge knocks. These are not regarded as faulty or damaged goods as their precious metal content and value as a bullion coin is not affected. Any coin sold for a value less than a 180% intrinsic is considered a bullion coin.

Gold investment products are VAT free. Silver investment products are inclusive of VAT at the current rate unless otherwise stated.

All investment products are based on the live precious metal price. Prices will be fixed once the item has been added to the basket and recalculates just before checking out. 

If your product is not a graded coin and is considered a bullion item it should be noted that these are bought and sold on low premiums over their precious metal content and not solely for aesthetic purposes, therefore some products may have edge knocks and/or marks. These edge knocks and marks do not alter the specifications of the coins.

Please note that all investment products are exempt from the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 and therefore customers do not have the right to cancel their order once the order has been accepted. If customers no longer wish to go ahead with their investment purchase, there is an option to sell the products back to Chard (1964) Ltd instead. View our current buy back prices.

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Delivery Information

We aim to dispatch orders within 48 hours of receiving cleared funds. Our standard delivery methods are as follows

Orders over £60 - Fully Insured Delivery.

  • Within the UK and BFPO - Next day fully insured and tracked. Delivery starts from £6. 
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  • Within the UK and BFPO - Royal Mail 2nd Class. Your order will normally arrive within 2-3 working days. Delivery starts from £3.50.
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We offer fully insured delivery on all special delivery options. We do need to pass on the cost of this insurance as it soon adds up shipping high value gold and silver products. 

  • Orders < £1500 there is no additional fee
  • Orders > £1500 we charge a fee in order to cover the increasing costs of insurance. For every £1500 we apply a £1 fee. 

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