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2018 Smithsonian Charles Barber's Dragon Pattern Brass Medal NGC MS70

2018 Smithsonian Charles Barber's Dragon Pattern Brass Medal NGC MS70
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Why add the Charles Barber's Dragon Pattern Brass Medal NGC MS70 to your collection?

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) experts graded this Dragon Pattern Brass Medal at the solidly collectible Mint State 70 (MS70) level. This outstanding offering was struck by the world famous Shanghai Mint through an exclusive agreement with the Smithsonian Institution and ModernCoinMart. The medal was struck on a 29 gram brass planchet. This historical significance of these medals is fascinating. The Chinese Province of Szechuan needed to mint additional coinage around the turn of the 20th century. They bought coin presses from a New Jersey company because they were faster and produced superior coinage to the equipment they had currently installed in their minting facility. The U.S. Mint's Charles Barber created the dies for the new coinage. Some pattern coins were struck with the original dies to demonstrate finished coin quality. These examples are now on display in the Smithsonian Numismatic Collection and the Shanghai Mint's Museum. The Chinese minting facility was flooded and the presses repaired but the original Barber dies were damaged beyond repair. This medal is an authorized reproduction of the original Barber coins.

Lucky Chinese Dragon

The obverse of the medal depicts Charles Barber's mythic Chinese Dragon, based on the iconic Kwangtung dollar. The reverse features Chinese pictograms with the denomination and year.

Brilliant MS70

MS70 examples are flawless when examined under magnification. They have mesmerizing mint luster, stunning original surfaces and excellent eye appeal.

Order your NGC graded MS70 Charles Barber Dragon Pattern Brass Medal from ModernCoinMart today.


Year of Issue:2018
Mint:Shanghai Mint
Grading Service:NGC
Grade:MS70
Finish:Mint State
Composition:Brass
Display Weight:29 g
Weight in Grams:29 g
Weight in Ounces:0.9324 oz
Obverse Design:Barber's Dragon Pattern
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