Great Britain 1900-B dollar
This specimen was lot 72153 in Stack's Bowers Collector's Choice sale (Santa Ana, CA, October 2019), where it sold for $336. The catalog description noted, "GREAT BRITAIN. Trade Dollar, 1900-B. Bombay Mint. NGC MS-61. A fairly blazing example, with a good deal of luster and some scattered hairlines consistent with the grade assigned." This silver dollar was struck during the reign of Victoria, queen of Britain. The type was struck 1895-1935 for use in "Oriental trade," which would include India, Indochina, the East Indies and China proper. This coin could easily be filed under India as most (including this one) were struck in India, either at the Bombay or Calcutta mints. The majority were struck 1895-1904, 1907-13 and 1925-34. The coin does not bear a portrait of the sovereign nor is marked with the country of origin tho the figure of Britannia makes it clear.
Recorded mintage: 9,107,000 plus proofs.
Specification: 26.96 g, 0.900 fine silver, 0.780 troy oz ASW, designed by G. W. DeSaulles.
Catalog reference: KM-T5; Mars-BTD1; Prid-10.
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- Orsini, Matt, Richard Ponterio and Kyle Ponterio, The October 2019 Collector's Choice Sale: World and Ancient Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2019.