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    This is also a coin that is on my short list of wants!!! I own 0 because they are so darn pricey!!!
    from Wikipedia
    With the extension of British trading interests in the East, especially after the founding of Singapore in 1819 and Hong Kong in 1842, it became necessary to produce a special Dollar so as to remove the reliance of a British Colony upon the various foreign coins then in circulation. The picture is a Trade Dollar from the reign of Victoria. It is dated 1900 and minted at the Bombay mint.[8]
    China Trade, Silver Dollars were a direct result of the Opium Wars (1839-1843, 1856-1860), which began when China tried to stop Britain from selling opium to its citizens. The loser, China, had to open up a number of ports to British trade and residence, and cede Hong Kong to Britain. In the decades that followed, merchants and adventurers flocked to these areas, and international trade flourished. Foreign banks were established and large silver coins from all over the world began arriving to pay for tea, silk and Chinese porcelain to be shipped abroad. These .900 fine silver trade dollars were then circulated throughout China, where they were readily accepted as a medium of exchange. The British Trade Dollars, minted exclusively for use in the Far East, depict Britannia standing on shore, holding a trident in one hand and balancing a British shield in the other, with a merchant ship under full sail in the background. On the reverse is an arabesque design with the Chinese symbol for longevity in the center, and the denomination in two languages - Chinese and Jawi Malay.[8]
    The British Trade Dollar was minted from 1895 for Hong Kong and the Straits Settlements. But after the Straits dollar was introduced to the Straits Settlements in 1903, it became exclusively a Hong Kong coin, with the last being produced in 1935. Those with the mint mark "B" were produced at the Bombay Mint; others, marked "C", were struck in Calcutta. Those with no mint mark were produced in London. 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. The 1921-B dollar was struck but never released for circulation, and only a limited number of 1934-B and 1935-B coins were released.
    In some cases, the date on an already manufactured coin die was altered. As this could not be done without leaving a trace of the former date, some coins show traces of an older date below the clearly visible date. These include 1897-B over 1896-B, 1900-B over 1894-B, 1901-B over 1900-B, 1909-B over 1908-B, 1904-B over 1898-B, 1903-B over 1902-B, 1908-B over 1903-B, 1904-B over 1903-B, 1929-B over 1901-B, 1908-B over 1907-B, and 1910-B over 1900-B.
    The British Trade Dollar was demonetized on August 1, 1937.[8]
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    I would for sure take her on my shield wall.

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    Does anyone have the legacies of freedom?

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    I have one of these.....it weighs in at about 1.2 grams.....

    I love it...

    The lines are beautiful, well executed.

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    When the great heathen army(vikings) came to England they took the anglo saxon city and kingdom of York for their home. This was struck around 900 AD

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    Quote Originally Posted by windweaver77 View Post
    Tell us more about this... do you have a photo? How can we get one? What years were they made ? Etc. How much adoration do you give these coins and which do you prefer the walker or the ASE??
    1916-1947
    more info here:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walking...ty_Half_Dollar

    ASE is bullion, WLH is numi, they serve different purposes. Unc walkers sell for about $30, more than a ASE at this time.
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    "A SILVER quarter still buys a gallon of gasoline".

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    Just in from the mail dude...


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    I like this also I have one
    (5 oz. hockey puck)

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    but it begs to raise the question .....Where are the ATB people?

    there are some good looking coins in the set maybe not the best but if you are from one of the states featured its kind of significant?

    also the classic commemorative half people?

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    Some great stuff....I'll be quiet now.......box of franzia

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    Quote Originally Posted by windweaver77 View Post
    I would argue that any coin that was legal tender in the United States or was found in the United States or sold here is , no matter the government of issue) no longer foreign. But especially the Spanish colonials and the five francs coins ( of appropriate year). But yes I am often rushing my posts hence all of the edits . Have a great day El Capitan



    always the goal..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psaemon View Post
    I like this also I have one
    (5 oz. hockey puck)

    $(KGrHqJ,!jYFEqIBMhm+BRNNYmZvZw~~60_35.JPG

    but it begs to raise the question .....Where are the ATB people?

    there are some good looking coins in the set maybe not the best but if you are from one of the states featured its kind of significant?

    also the classic commemorative half people?

    conn.jpg

    Some great stuff....I'll be quiet now.......box of franzia


    love the 1935 half dollar, the Connecticut tercentenary half dollar you show..

    ... been collecting em for years, several in the original packaging ...many from my granddad and dad... very special to me...each never touched, so to speak...i lack the proof version...which i will never see, but if did i would pay $20k for it....yup...LOL

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    How can the Pamp Suisse bars not be here? Unless I missed them. Nicest bars EVER. Period.
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    ... Let us bring him Silver and Gold!

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