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2020 French Trade Dollar 1 oz Silver Coin BU

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The Trade Dollar Series from the East India Company catalogs some of the many beautiful trade dollar silver coins issued by governments around the globe for use in the Asia-Pacific region. Included in this series are coins from the history of the United States, Britain, China, and Japan. The French Trade Dollar marks the conclusion of the five-coin release. Today, you have the opportunity to purchase 2020 French Trade Dollar 1 oz Silver Coins online from Provident Metals.


  • Arrives with an individual protective plastic flip!
  • 5th design and the final release in the Trade Dollar 1 oz Silver series!
  • Limited number of just 5,000 silver coins!
  • Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver in BU condition.
  • The face value of 1 Pound sterling (GBP) is backed by St. Helena.
  • On the obverse is Queen Elizabeth II.
  • The reverse features an image of Piastre de commerce, the French Trade Dollar design.

Trade dollars flooded the Asia-Pacific region for various regions in the mid- to late-19th century. The region saw two Opium Wars between the United Kingdom and China, with the result of a British victory that forced open Chinese ports to outside trade. As foreign nations came to the region to take advantage of the new ports, trade dollars were issued that facilitated easier international trade. Nations with colonies in the region, such as France, often issued trade dollars to stabilize colonial monetary supplies and systems.


On the obverse side of the 2020 French Trade Dollar 1 oz Silver Coin is the image of Queen Elizabeth II. In this right-profile design, Her Majesty is shown wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara. The Queens effigy shown here was created in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley. It was used on British coins from 1998 to 2015, Australian coins from 1999 to 2018, and still features on various Commonwealth denominations.


The reverse face of the 2020 French Trade Dollar 1 oz Silver Coin is the image of a seated female personification. She has one hand on wheat stalks that represent the fertile farmlands of the region, while her other hand rests on an anchor that symbolizes French maritime trade throughout the region. This design is known as Piastre de commerce and resembles the American Seated Liberty silver dollar design, as well as the Statue of Liberty with her crown of sun rays.


France not only had extensive maritime trade routes throughout the Asia-Pacific region in the 19th century, but it also had several colonies known as French Indochina. These colonies largely consisted of what is today known as Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam, as well as other Southeast Asian nations. France introduced its trade dollar in 1885 with the Piastre de commerce design to stabilize the monetary supply in its French Indochina colonies.


2020 French Trade Dollar 1 oz Silver Coins are available inside of individual protective plastic flips and come in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.

Please dont hesitate to reach out to Provident Metals with any questions. You can call us at 800-313-3315, chat with us live online, or email us directly.

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Product Details

Year 2020
Mint Mark Not Shown
Metals Purity .999
Condition Brilliant Uncirculated
Denomination $1
Country Great Britain
Edge Style Reeded
Product Series Trade Dollar
Certificate of Authenticity No
Mintage 5,000
Packaging Plastic Flip
Metal Content 1 Troy Ounce
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Diameter 38.6 mm
Provident ID 3705963