Great Britain Trade Dollar  1895 to 1935
Great Britain Trade Dollar 1895 to 1935

'Trade Coinage' is the name we give to coins manufactured by one country for use in another country. Great Britain and the US are two countries who manufactured trade dollars for use overseas. With Lady Britannia on the front, yours is from Great britain.

These are large, valuable silver coins that contain 0.78 troy ounces of silver. Their base value, then, is 0.78 times the current price of silver (look it up on But their value exceeds base value due to their numismatic (coin collector) appeal.

Here are catalog values for most of the British trade dollars in the series which ran from 1895 to 1935 (Note: to find out what 'catalog value' means, go to our Important Terminology page):

worn condition: $50 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $80
well preserved: $120
fully uncirculated: $450

There are many ups and downs in values for this series of coins. There are, however, some particular dates and mint marks that really stand out as extra valuable coins. There appear in the list below, with the value corresponding to coins in average circulated condition. The mint mark 'C' can be found in the ground between the left foot of Britannia and the base of the shield, while the mint mark 'B' is located in the center prong of the trident.

1896B $200
1900 $300
1900C $200
1934B $220
1935B $3000

There are also proof coins in this series which are quite valuable, tipping the $500 point for several dates.

Coin: 2592 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
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Requester description: 1907 One Dollar and it has a woman warrior holding a staff and a shield with a ship in the background on one side. On the other side it has foreign language I think Persian and Chinese. Also it has decorations on the back.
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