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1 Dollar British Trade Dollar

Features

Country United Kingdom
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1895-1935
Value 1 Dollar (1/4 LSD)
Composition Silver (.900)
Weight 26.95 g
Diameter 39 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 08-01-1937
References KM# T5, Schön# A1
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

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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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1895 (B) 3,316,000 mintmark missing
1895 (B) mintmark missing; Proof
1895 B a .925 (trial strike) exists
1895 B Proof
1896 B 6,135,600
1896 B Proof
1897 (B) 21,286,400 mintmark missing
1897 B overdate variety exists
1897 B Proof
1898 (B) 21,545,500 mintmark missing
1898 B
1898 B Proof
1899 B 30,743,100 65.99
1899 B Proof
1900 (C) mintmark missing; rare
1900 B overdate varieties exist
1900 B Proof
1900 C 363,300 rare
1901 B 25,684,900 117.87 overdate variety exists
1901 B Proof
1901 C 1,513,600
1902 B 30,404,400 52.25
1902 B Proof
1902 C 1,266,600
1902 C Proof
1903 B 3,955,600
1903 B Proof
1904 B 648,800 overdate varieties exist
1904 B Proof
1907 B 1,945,700
1908 B 6,870,700 overdate varieties exist
1908 B Proof
1909 B 5,954,200 overdate variety exists
1910 B 5,552,900 overdate variety exists
1911 B 37,470,500 41.09 overdate variety exists
1912 B 5,672,000
1912 B Proof
1913 B 1,566,600 overdate variety exists
1913 B Proof
1921 B 50,211 5 known to exist
1921 B Restrike; Proof
1925  6,869,800 no mintmark
1929 B 5,100,000 overdate variety exists
1929 B Proof
1930  6,664,800 no mintmark
1930 B 10,401,000
1930 B Proof
1934 B 17,335,200
1934 B Proof
1934 B Restrike; Proof
1935 B 6,811,900 25 known to exist
1935 B Proof
1935 B Restrike; Proof

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