The 5th and final coin of this series is getting released - The french trade dollar.
So far only the proof version got released with a mintage of 1500.
If I decide to pick it up I will settle for the BU version though.
1st The British Trade Dollar 10000 minatge
2nd The US Trade Dollar 10000 mintage
3rd The Chinese Trade Dollar 5000 Mintage
4th Japanese Trade Dollar 5000 mintage
It is a nice collection and 2 things stand out for me here.
The proof coins have a nicer backside with some more going on around the queens head. I think that is some nice touch to the not so cheap proof coins to seperate it a bit more from the BU version.
The mintage got lowered mid "season". I assume the coin was not selling as good as anticipated, despite the UK version seems to be a bit more difficult if you want to get your hands on it. The US coin is still available and cheaper than the coins which followed it. As the mintage is double compared to the ones which followed this makes sense.
There is a bit of premium to the US coin but not this much and I am flirting with the idea to get some more to flip. For a small mintage of 10000 it is still cheap but I am not familiar with quality control and I did not see many people talking about it...(well not many people talk about silver coins in general)
The design is ok but also nothing special but it is a bit like the Queens Beasts you get the best of both worlds. Silver for a reasonable price and the potential the coin might be desirable over time....but probably I would just pick up more Queens Beasts then as they have proven themselves a bit more and if this coin should be a hit it would be already been a hit probably