History

America’s Trade Dollars

Greed and politics as usual.

I wrote a bit about the politics of silver in Morgan Silver Dollars, and promised there to write a separate piece about America’s Trade Dollars. This is that story.

I have glossed over quite a few details and left out most of the politics to keep this story short and hopefully easier to follow. The references at the end will provide those details if you are interested.

If you are not a coin collector, you may never have seen or even heard of Trade…

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