1898B BRITAIN HONG KONG BRITISH TRADE DOLLAR BOMBAY MINT HIGH GRADE SILVER COIN. Minted to facilitate oriental trade, these are absolutely fascinating pieces of colonial history. I consider these the coins of 3 countries now. Minted by the colonial British for trade with Hong Kong and China in Bombay mint.
The mint mark is denoted by B in the trident of Britannia, a proud symbol of a proud nation. On the reverse is written One Dollar/One ringgit in Chinese and Jawi script. These are large coins and weigh a phenomenal 26.95 gms. The coin is 39mm in diameter and 3mm thick.
900 silver, common for most trade dollars of the time. It competed with Meiji Yen, American Trade Dollar, Morgan dollar and Chinese Silver Dollars at various times.Other noteworthy competitors were Indo-French Piastre de Commerce and Straits settlements dollars. These coins largely traded on the basis of silver content which were guaranteed by the minting authority, in this case, the British Empire. They were heavily circulated and suffered great attrition and melting. These coins are extremely popular and collected all over the world, but even more so in some of the world's largest nations including China, India, America and the UK. They are getting harder and harder to get in good collectible condition.
This coin is beautiful and grand, no edge knocks noticeable. The details are very clear and the coin needs to be held in hand to feel grand and rich. This is one of the scarcer earlier Victorian era date coin, rather than the more common Edwardian dated coin.
This coin remains a very high end sought after numismatic gem. However grading is very subjective, so please see the scans to determine your own grade.
Please use grades provided as a guide only and along with scans, please make your own judgement on the grades. There are lots of fakes of these coins out there. This coin is guaranteed genuine and in good high grade collectable condition.As such, this coin will appeal to coin collectors more than silver stackers. For posting outside UK and within EU currently, please note carefully. Within EU, not posting to Italy, Greece, Romania and Bulgaria currently. I will consider posting to the USA, Canada, New Zealand and Australia on a case by case basis.
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The item "1898B BRITAIN HONG KONG BRITISH TRADE DOLLAR BOMBAY HIGH GRADE" is in sale since Sunday, December 29, 2019. This item is in the category "Coins\Coins\World\Asia". The seller is "kuvic7978_q19jhb" and is located in Leeds. This item can be shipped worldwide.