Rare, Collectable and Vintage Gold Bars.

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  1. Aurora et luna

    Aurora et luna Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Quite a nice looking 1/10oz gold bar.
    Unfortunately the back got graffitied. :p

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  2. Aurora et luna

    Aurora et luna Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Don't see a lot of these around.
    A bar that is also a legal tender coin

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  3. Aurora et luna

    Aurora et luna Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Not the most attractive lump of gold!
    Ugliness is what makes this round rare ;)

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    Very nice thread...

    (said while wiping drool from face)
     
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    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.

    Supe.
     
  6. Aurora et luna

    Aurora et luna Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    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
     
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    That looks new...
     
  9. ozcopper

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    Brand new, but I put it here cause its collectable ;)

    It is my brand :)
     
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    First thoughts were AGR Matthey!
     
  11. renovator

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    So theres a new gold kid on the block ? Any other sizes ? Whats your prices ? go on give yourself a shameless plug :p
     
  12. Aurora et luna

    Aurora et luna Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Very similar to the Johnson Matthey round on # 30
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  13. Aurora et luna

    Aurora et luna Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    A 5gram ABC Pendant bar

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  14. Aurora et luna

    Aurora et luna Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    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.

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    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
     
  16. Aurora et luna

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    Thanks XB
    I think you are right!
     
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    Buzz those bars.
     
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    Before AEL puts a price on 'em?



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