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英國貿易銀元(站洋) - 香港,1912年鑄造

中國銀元文化協會
英國於1840年向中國發動鴉片戰爭。戰爭的直接導火線是清朝钦差大臣林则徐從英國商人手中收繳鸦片、並於虎門銷煙。中國戰敗,簽訂了一系列不平等條約,英國強制中國開放多個通商口岸傾銷商品,並把香港割讓給英國。

此銀元為當時於香港流通的英國貿易銀元。正面為不列顛尼亞右手执三叉戟,左手持英國米字旗盾牌站在岸頭,守衛背景的揚帆商船。

中環舊最高法院於1912年1月15日由第十四任的殖民地總督宣告正式啟用,為現時香港的法定古蹟。


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