Discussion in 'Gold' started by Aurora et luna, Aug 2, 2011.
Quite a nice looking 1/10oz gold bar.
Unfortunately the back got graffitied.
Don't see a lot of these around.
A bar that is also a legal tender coin
Not the most attractive lump of gold!
Ugliness is what makes this round rare
Very nice thread...
(said while wiping drool from face)
Aurora et luna,
Only have only been able to have part of your bar translated today, however having a work colleague write down the full translation so should be able to post it up tomorrow.
The script on the left side going down the page per your picture states "Established 1848" and in regards to the script going left to right; one symbol means "Dragon" & another "Phoenix" then the writhing on the right hand side is making reference to a bank.
Hopefully this will keep you intrigued until I get the rest.
A big thanks to Supedeloop for the translation of the Dragon & Phoenix bar.
Script at top of pic: Old Phoenix Gold Company
Down Left Side: Established 1848 yr. In brackets: Made in Ming Dynasty Era 28yrs
Across the middle: Dragon, Phoenix, Happiness
Right Side: Old Phoenix Gold Company
Across Bottom: Old Phoenix Gold Company 30g Gold
The middle with Dragon Phoenix Happiness, is a Chinese saying which is used to congratulate newly weds, and in the case of this bar it was most likely given to someone as a wedding gift
That looks new...
Brand new, but I put it here cause its collectable
It is my brand
First thoughts were AGR Matthey!
So theres a new gold kid on the block ? Any other sizes ? Whats your prices ? go on give yourself a shameless plug
Very similar to the Johnson Matthey round on # 30
A 5gram ABC Pendant bar
A couple of really cute button bars I picked up a few days ago.
Not a lot of information about the maker's mark W & M
Hopefully someone here can identify the manufacturer.
It's a bit hard for me to make it out but is that definitely W&M or could it be W&H - I ask as it looks remarkably similar to the Walker&Hall Pennant mark
I think you are right!
Buzz those bars.
Before AEL puts a price on 'em?
SOLD to CK
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