Somewhat reminiscent of the silver Trade Dollar produced by the U.S. Mint in the 19th century, this 1 oz International Silver Trade Unit round clearly carries the message of silver as a universal currency. By listing the silver weight in various measurement systems, and including inscriptions in six different languages from around the world, this .999 fine silver round lives up to its international character.
The front side shows a scale balanced by salt on one side and silver stacked on the other. The scale's neck is comprised of a "T" and "U" for trade unit, as well as a compass rose that represents its intended global application. Beneath the scale, the weight is given in grams (31.1) and troy grains (480), both of which are equivalent to 1 troy ounce. "THE INTERNATIONAL" and "UNIVERSAL TRADE UNIT" wrap around the coin's rim, divided by a wheat ear on the right and a stack of coins on the left. The back side bears the World Trade design, showing two globes (one for each hemisphere) being drawn closer together. "PURE SILVER" is inscribed around the outer rim in several different languages.
Unlike many silver rounds, this World Trade 1 oz International Silver Trade Unit has the date it was issued, 1974. This somewhat uncommon feature adds to its overall appeal. Nonetheless, this round is valued for its pure silver content worldwide, bolstering the notion of silver as a universal store of wealth. Make this charming Silver Trade Unit your own for a low premium over spot at Gainesville Coins.
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