2020 Niue 1 Ounce French Piastre Trade Dollar Silver Proof Coin


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East India Company at Art in Coins

Struck to a flawless proof finish, the reverse side of the silver one ounce proof quality French Trade Dollar is inspired by the famous Indochinese silver Trade Piastre de Commerce. Beautifully engraved it is inspired by the image captured in the original Piastre de Commerce by Albert Barre.

It depicts a seated allegorical female figure wearing a headdress of rays similar to that seen on the Statue of Liberty. To her right, a bail of wheat is shown, symbolic of the bountiful food grown in Southeast Asia and to her left, an anchor symbolizing France’s significant merchant marine trade with the world. The completed design is surrounded by a traditional oriental patterned ornate border which appears on each Trade Dollar in the collection.

It is also designed with a uniquely patterned obverse which includes an elegant effigy of HM Queen Elizabeth II created by British sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley. The 2020-dated French Trade Dollar 1oz silver proof coins have a limited mintage of just 1500 pieces.

A lasting tribute to a currency born out of commerce and trade, The East India Company’s 2020 French Trade Dollar is the final coin in this much loved five-coin series completing a collection of the some of the worlds most admired commemorative coins.


Trade Dollar Series
Year: 2020
Quality: Proof
Denomination: 1 Dollar
Metal Content: 1 Troy Ounce
Purity: .999
Mintage: 1,500
Diameter:  38.6 mm
Manufacturer: East India Company
Mint Capsule, Storage Box and Certificate of Authenticity