1 Dollar British Trade Dollar

Features

Country United Kingdom
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1895-1935
Value 1 Dollar (1/4)
Currency Pound sterling (1158-1970)
Composition Silver (.900)
Weight 26.95 g
Diameter 39 mm
Thickness 2.7 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 08-01-1937
References KM# T5,
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Schön# A1
  • Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461840.
  • Helmut Kahnt, Günter Schön; 2016. Weltmünzkatalog 19. Jahrhundert: 1801-1900 (17. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461185.
  • Gerhard Schön, Sebastian Krämer; 2017. Weltmünzkatalog 21. Jahrhundert: 2001-2016 (3. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461383.

Obverse

Standing figure of Britannia holding trident and shield with merchant ship in background, date in exergue.

Lettering:
ONE DOLLAR
1934

Engraver: George William de Saulles

George William de Saulles was a British medallist. He authored and designed the obverse of coins from the United Kingdom and its colonies under Queen Victoria and Edward VII of the United Kingdom

Reverse

Chinese characters and Jawi script in ornamental flower.

Lettering:

ساتو رڠڬية‎

Translation:
Chinese: One Dollar
Jawi: One Ringgit

Engraver: George William de Saulles

George William de Saulles was a British medallist. He authored and designed the obverse of coins from the United Kingdom and its colonies under Queen Victoria and Edward VII of the United Kingdom

Edge

Reeded

Comments

* Issued to facilitate British trade in the Orient, the reverse design incorporated the denomination in Chinese characters and Malay script (often found with chop marks which do not detract from the value - see below).

Struck at three separate mints as follows:

B - Bombay mint Found on tip of middle fork on trident; missing on some 1895, 1897 & 1898 issues;

C - Calcutta mint Found between Britannia's foot and the shield; missing on some 1900 issues;

No mark - London mint (1925 & 1930 issues only)



* Mintage figures quoted include all varieties for the given mint and year.

* I am accumulating data on weights and dimensions of specific years and mints to help detect forgeries for our community. If anyone could help please contact myself, Mark240590 or post in the thread found here:
http://en.numista.com/forum/topic52795.html

* Schön lists these coins under Malaysia.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1895 (B) 3,316,036 1.0% mintmark missing
1895 (B) 0.4% mintmark missing; Proof
1895 B 0.6% a .925 (trial strike) exists
1895 B 0.4% Proof
1896 B 6,135,617 0.8%
1896 B 0.4% Proof
1897 (B) 21,286,400 4% mintmark missing
1897 B 2% overdate variety exists
1897 B 0.4% Proof
1898 (B) 21,545,500 3% mintmark missing
1898 B 114.22 6%
1898 B 0.6% Proof
1899 B 30,743,159 93.31 75.96 14%
1899 B 0.6% Proof
1900 (B)(C) 363,372 1.5% mintmark missing
1900 B 9,106,619 8% 1900 over 1900B and 1900 over 1890B varieties exist
1900 B 1.1% Proof
1900 C 0.8% (fr) rare
1901 B 25,684,971 53.84 119.64 8% 1901 over 1900 B variety exists
1901 B 0.8% Proof
1901 C 1,513,685 1.3%
1902 B 30,404,499 59.82 76.01 14%
1902 B 0.4% Proof
1902 C 1,266,618 1.5%
1902 C 0.4% Proof
1903 B 3,955,647 4% 1903 over 1902B variety exists
1903 B 0.4% Proof
1904 B 648,847 0.6% 1904 over 1898, 1904 over 1903 and 1904 over 1900 varieties exist
1904 B 0.4% Proof
1907 B 1,945,726 3%
1908 B 6,870,741 98.01 6% 1908 over 1907B variety exist
1908 B 0.4% Proof
1909 B 5,954,218 4% 1909 over 1908B variety exist
1910 B 5,552,910 3% 1910 over 1900B variety exist
1911 B 37,470,509 55.51 80.28 32% 1911 over 1900B variety exist
1912 B 5,672,075 83.27 9%
1912 B 0.4% Proof
1913 B 1,566,693 0.4% 1913 over 1912B variety exists
1913 B 0.4% Proof
1921 B 50,211 0.4% 5 known to exist
1921 B 0.4% Restrike; Proof
1925  6,869,853 1.9% no mintmark
1929 B 5,100,036 4% 1929 over 1921B variety exists
1929 B 0.6% Proof
1930  6,664,865 29.91 8% no mintmark
1930 B 10,401,032 199.38 7%
1930 B 0.6% Proof
1934 B 17,335,200 0.6% Mostly melted
1934 B 0.4% Proof
1934 B 0.4% Restrike; Proof
1935 B 6,811,900 0.6% Mostly melted; 25 known to exist
1935 B 0.6% Proof
1935 B 0.6% Restrike; Proof

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