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CHINA. Silver Medal of Merit for the Qing Dynasty, ND (1896). PCGS Genuine--Mount Removed, Unc Details Gold Shield.
CHINA. Silver Medal of Merit for the Qing Dynasty, ND (1896). PCGS Genuine--Mount Removed, Unc Details Gold Shield.42mm. LM-989. Imperial envoy. Also known as the "Legation" medal. Commemorating Li Hung Changs world tour. Two facing dragons, a sun design between with six characters above and four below, the whole encircled by an ornamental border. It is known that the Heaton Mint in Birmingham, England also produced these medals. It seems reasonable that the pieces with the initials are of Russian manufacture, and those without are from the Birmingham mint. Quit pleasingly toned, though with some minor cleaning and the noted edge marks from typical mount removal.