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Why add the Charles Barber's Dragon Pattern Brass Medal NGC GEM Uncirculated to your collection?
Charles Barber was the Fifth Chief Engraver of the U.S. Mint. The Dragon Pattern Brass Medal on offer here was graded by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) at the GEM Uncirculated level. This special issue was struck by the artisans at the Shanghai Mint through an exclusive agreement with the Smithsonian and ModernCoinMart. The medal was struck to exacting standards on a 29 gram brass blank. At the turn of the 20th century, the Szechuan Province needed to mint some new coinage. They bought coin presses form a New Jersey company because they were faster and produced superior coinage to the equipment they had used before. The U.S. Mint's Charles Barber was engaged to create dies. A small number of pattern coins were struck with the original dies. These examples now reside in the Smithsonian and the Shanghai Mint's Museum. The minting facility was flooded and the presses repaired but the Barber dies were damaged beyond repair. This medal is an authorized reproduction of the original Barber coins.
Barber's Classic Chinese Dragon
The obverse features the lucky and powerful Chinese Dragon, as sculpted by Charles Barber based on the Chinese Kwangtung dollar. The reverse features the denomination and year written in Chinese.
This issue was certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) to be in GEM Uncirculated condition.
Add this NGC graded GEM Uncirculated Charles Barber Dragon Pattern Brass Medal to your ModernCoinMart order today.
This 2018 Barber's Dragon Pattern 29 g Brass Medal NGC GEM Uncirculated is proudly minted by the Shanghai Mint. The Shanghai Mint was originally established in 1920 in Shanghai.
|Year of Issue:||2018|
|Display Weight:||29 g|
|Weight in Grams:||29 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||0.9324 oz|
|Obverse Design:||Barber's Dragon Pattern|