Author Topic: 1994 China scalloped-edge bimetallic Hong Kong International Coin Expo medal  (Read 4641 times)

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Offline jwa1inv

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I will submit both medals to NCS and NGC and will let you know
the results. They are oversized and will be on one expensive ticket.
Side by side the difference in variety should be obvious.
Variety Plus choice and mirror/frosty descriptors should help.

If the letters vary in finish relative to the center, maybe
three varieties or more exist. Much variety within a small mintage.

I was lucky to receive these two on the same day to compare.

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NGC graded that coin with the mirror details as "Altered Surface".
The normal looking with the frosted details has been graded PF 68 Ultra Cameo.
Seems like an awful lot of work involved to polish the frosted surface details.
Maybe one would do that to hide wear.
Since they are plated, I cannot imagine anyone even attempting that.
Anyway, that is the results for my pair of NGC submitted 1994 Hong Kong Expo Medals.