The British empire constantly evolved and expanded from 1650
The British empire enforced their currency, legal system and
justice on countries they colonized.
Currency was pounds, shillings, florins, and pence and gold sovereigns
were minted in Australia ,South Africa and Canada to set gold standard, that
even today these gold sovereigns are popular with coin dealers
These colonies make the Empire rich, from The Jewels of India
to sugar cane for rum in the Caribbean to gold in Australia and teas and herbs
from Ceylon and Africa
. Even today coin dealers source colonial coins in mint or circulated
conditions for these colonial countries that include,
British India, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Ceylon, East Africa, Borneo
, Rhodesia, West Africa, Sarawak, Gibraltar.