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CHINA. 15 Ounce Gold Vault Protector Medal, ND (1990). NGC PROOF-69 Ultra Cameo.
1990年15盎司大唐镇库吉祥金章。发行量99枚。唐代风格。6 点方向边缘铸有 #95。与另外两枚并列 NGC 评鑑最高分。锐打，镜面底版，浮雕图文作雾面处理。原盒附证书，编号 #94。94 与 95 证书于发行之时意外交换。镇库币在中国钱币史上举足轻重，制作已有逾千年历史。初期的镇库币规格较流通铜钱更大、更重、更厚。作为献给财神的祭品，每枚镇库钱均用红色流苏绸带悬挂于铸币厰的灵堂。当时人们相信镇库钱有魔力，能庇佑铸币厰并为库房带来好运及财富。通常铸以纪念生产普通铜钱的新铸炉落成。
CHINA. 15 Ounce Gold Vault Protector Medal, ND (1990). NGC PROOF-69 Ultra Cameo.Cheng-p. 93. Mintage: 99. Struck in the style of the Tang Dynasty. Edge at 6 oclock engraved #95. Tied with two other examples at this grade for finest certified at NGC. Sharply struck with hard mirrored fields and frosted cameo devices. Includes the case of issue and certificate of authenticity #94. The certificates of authenticity for # 94 and 95 were accidentally switched at the time of distribution.<p><em>It is important to note that vault protectors hold a significant place in Chinas extensive numismatic history being produced for more than 1,000 years. From the beginning these issues were much larger, heavier, thicker and overall better made than the regular circulating Cash coinage. The sole purpose of these massive talismans was to be an offering for the God of wealth and each were hung with red silk and tassels in the mints spirit hall. It was believed that they contained magical powers that would protect the mint while bringing fortune and wealth to the treasury. Typically these were made to commemorate the opening of new casting furnaces to produce regular Cash coins.</em>