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British Trade Dollars

British Trade Dollars

The British Trade Dollars coinage came into prominency particularly with the extension of the British trading interest in the East. This is especially true with the founding of Singapore in 1819 and Hong Kong in 1842- there is a dire need to have a special Dollar so as to remove the reliance of a British colony upon the various foreign coins like the American Trade dollar, Japanese Trade dollar and Mexican Silver dollars.

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