British Trade Dollar Gold and Silver Restrikes Available Now at APMEX

2018 Gold and Silver East India Trade Dollars

APMEX, Inc., a leading online Precious Metals retailer based in Oklahoma City, is excited to announce new Gold and Silver coins featuring iconic designs first seen on British Trade Dollars.

These beautiful restrikes are based off early 20th century Silver Trade Dollars, featuring a helmeted Britannia surrounded by “The East India Company Trade Dollars” with detailed Chinese scrollwork around the outer edges. This pattern is reminiscent of the original Trade Dollar coins of the late 19th and early 20th century.

The East India Company began as a small London enterprise and eventually became a powerful commercial and political organization that helped shape modern history in the Persian Gulf. These merchants were granted a royal charter to monopolize English trade in all of Asia and the Pacific. As the price of Silver rose in the late 19th century, a special British Trade Dollar was minted for use in the Far East.

These coins were given an Eastern look, including detailed scrollwork, to help ensure acceptance by countries outside of British dominion. They also did not indicate a country of origin, which helped allow them to circulate throughout China where they were readily accepted as a medium of exchange.

APMEX offers this timeless design in 1 oz Proof Silver and 1 oz Gold versions, both backed by the island country of Niue and with very limited availability. Only 2,500 Proof Silver coins and just 200 Gold coins will be produced. Additionally, a 1 oz Silver coin is available as a North American APMEXclusive®.

Shop all three exceptional restrike options available now at APMEX to add this centuries-old design to any Gold or Silver portfolio.

About APMEX, Inc.

For more than 15 years, APMEX has been one of the nation's largest Precious Metals e-retailers. Boasting over $9.5 billion in transactions, APMEX was recently ranked the #1 Specialty E-Retailer and #45 out of 500 e-retailers by Internet Retailer Magazine. APMEX has the largest selection of bullion and numismatic items provided by a retailer, boasting more than 10,000 products. Product offerings include all U.S. Mint bullion such as Gold, Silver and Platinum American Eagle coins. APMEX also sells products from leading mints around the world including The Royal Mint, Perth Mint, Royal Canadian Mint and many others. APMEX is a member of the American Numismatic Association, the International Precious Metals Institute and the Industry Council for Tangible Assets. For additional information, visit or call (800) 375-9006.

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