1 oz 2022 Saint Helena Modern British Trade Dollar Proof Silver Coin East Indi
The 1 oz 2022 Modern British Trade Dollar pays homage to the prominent British Empire and the impressive trading network they have created across the globe throughout history. These coins are issued 85 years after the last original British Trade Dollar was minted. These coins celebrate the nations involved in the Far East international trade with modern interpretations of historical designs, such as the Chinese Trade Dollar, Japanese Trade Dollar, and British Trade Dollar. These bullion coins have a legal tender value guaranteed by the Saint Helena government. The original British Trade Dollar consisted of silver coins designed to facilitate trade with the Eastern nations. The circulation of specialized trade dollars wasn't only a popular practice in Britain during the late 1800s and early 1900s, it was a practice employed by a host of civilized nations, including France, Great Britain, the United States and Japan. Pay homage to the trade lines which laid the foundation for the lands we know and love so well, and expand your holdings with a 1 oz 2022 Saint Helena Modern British Trade Dollar proof silver coin today. #### ABOUT SAINT HELENA The tiny, isolated Island of Saint Helena is an unlikely candidate as one of the most significant and influential nations in terms of global trade. Yet, looking back and examining the collective history, St. Helena is an integral component of worldwide trade and commerce. The Island, which spans an area of 47 square miles, was seen as an oasis by explorers and conquerors such as the Dutch, Portuguese, and English, all vying for control of the crucial port. In 1658 the British claimed the Island by making it a fortress and a hub for lucrative expeditions to India, China, and the rest of the Eastern world.
The trading hub has now reached unprecedented heights of success, accounting for half of the world's trade, establishing a monopoly in cotton, silk, salt, spices and tea, among many others, contributing to the vast and enormous wealth of the British empire. The Island, which remains a British colony to this day, was a vital component in the rise of the British empire.