Great Britain 1908-B dollar

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Heritage sale 3020, lot 24179
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 24179 in Heritage sale 3020 (Long Beach, September 2012), where it sold for $558.13. The catalog description[1] noted, "Edward VII Trade Dollar 1908-B, MS64 PCGS, bright luster with pleasing gold toning on obverse." This 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. Overdates 1908/3 and 1908/7 are noted.

Recorded mintage: 6,871,000 plus a few proofs.

Specification: 26.96 g, .900 fine silver, .780 troy oz ASW, designed by G. W. DeSaulles.

Catalog reference: KM-T5.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Bressett, Kenneth E., A Guide Book of English Coins, Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, 2nd Ed., Racine, WI: Whitman Publishing, 1962.
  • Lobel, Richard, Mark Davidson, Allan Hailstone and Eleni Calligas, Coincraft's Standard Catalogue of English and UK Coins, 1066 to Date, London: Coincraft, 1995.
  • [1]Tucker, Warren, and Cris Bierrenbach, Heritage Signature Auction 3020: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.

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