Colonial coins make fascinating collecting as it shows the
power and domination of these European countries over other nations .
The Colonial powers were England France, Germany, Holland, Portuguese,
These countries were often at war with each other and all
had strong navies to go and conquer other countries to blunder their wealth and
each country bought their coinage system to these colonies.
England had the British empire and was made strong from
blunder and control over several nations
Looking back at this empire one cannot be kind as strength
came from sugar plantations in the Caribbean which lead to large worldwide alcohol
business to selling opium to china nd starting opium wars. Never the less the
empire did bring wealth and stability to many of it colonies and you can see
this in coinage of countries ,Australia, Canada, south Africa, India, Rhodesia,
Borneo , Gibraltor,East Africa, Ceylon ,
Malaysia and not forgetting America.
They also introduced the worlds smallest coin ,the tavern
coin so as to give to beggars in india
French colonies were strong in asia for the spices and
countries included New Caledonia,Indo china, , Polynesia, Togo, and also Haiti and
Cameron and many coins show the famous French emblem the Rooster
Portuguese had Macao next to British in Hong Kong
Dutch had control over Netherlands East indies or Indonesia and
Curacao and minted coinage under Gulden
German had colonies in africa ,Cameroon ,east and West Africa