Up for your consideration is this Smithsonian Barber Dragon 1 ounce. 999 silver reproduction NGC graded gem proof coin from original design. THESE ARE EXTREMELY LIMITED SILVER COINS SO GET YOURS NOW WHILE THEY ARE STILL AVAILABLE! That headline is no mistake! As part of the package, the company enlisted famous U.
Mint Engraver Charles Barber to design coins for the province. Using the Chinese Kwangtung dollar as his inspiration, Barber designed and sculpted a number of beautiful dies in five different denominations to demonstrate what the presses could do. The presses arrived at their intended destination, but before the equipment could be even used the minting facility flooded, causing extensive damage to the equipment and dies. The presses would later be restored, but there was just no saving the dies.
New ones were created by Chinese artists, but they failed to match Barbers level of precision. Today, you can find one set of original patterns in the Shanghai Mints museum collection, and another at the Smithsonian Institutes numismatic collection. Its from these patterns that new dies were made, allowing us to bring you these fantastic proofs struck at the prestigious Singapore Mint! Now you can add one of these coins struck in highly-pure 99.9% silver to your collection. The gleaming design of Barbers magnificent Chinese dragon curling around the center of the coins reverse is an unsurpassed example of the engravers art.
In addition, your Smithsonian Barber Dragon One Ounce Silver coin comes graded by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) as being in gorgeous Gem Proof condition, meaning it was expertly crafted by the mint from hand-selected planchets, polished dies and multiple strikes to produce beautifully frosted details rising over mirror-like fields! Only a limited number of exclusive Smithsonian Barber Dragon One-Ounce Silver reproductions were struck and authorized for release by the Smithsonian Institute and each includes an exclusive authorized Smithsonian Institute proprietary label. Nearly 125 years in the making, you can finally add Charles Barbers famous Dragon to your collection! BASED ON ORIGINAL DESIGN CREATED BY CHARLES BARBER The Smithsonian Barber Dragon One-Ounce Silver coin is based on the original design created in 1896 by U. Mint Chief Engraver Charles Barber.
The design and the presses to strike the coins was requested by the government of Imperial China from the Ferracute Machine Company, which had supplied coin presses to the U. Only a few patterns were ever struck before the presses were severely damaged by a flood in Chinas Szechuan Province.
The patterns are part of the Smithsonians numismatic collection. STRUCK IN PURE SILVER These Smithsonian Barber Dragon One-Ounce Silver coins are struck in 99.9% silver.GRADED IN GORGEOUS GEM PROOF CONDITION Your Smithsonian Barber Dragon One-Ounce Silver coin comes graded by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) as being in gorgeous Gem Proof condition, meaning it was expertly crafted by the mint from hand-selected planchets, polished dies and multiple strikes to produce beautifully frosted details rising over mirror-like fields! INCLUDES EXCLUSIVE AUTHORIZED LABEL Only a limited number of exclusive Smithsonian Barber Dragon One-Ounce Silver reproductions were struck and authorized for release by the Smithsonian Institute. They were specially struck at the prestigious Singapore Mint and each includes an exclusive authorized Smithsonian Institute proprietary label. Appealing to collectors on both sides of the Pacific Ocean, the Smithsonian Barber Dragon One-Ounce Silver Proof is sure to be in high demand. Dont wait another 125 years secure yours now! Thank you very much for looking at our listings! The item "Smithsonian Barber Dragon 1 oz Silver Reproduced NGC Gem Proof Coin (OG Design)" is in sale since Sunday, August 12, 2018.
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