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Imperial Constitution Promulgation Medal

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Well, it's not the greatest example, but it could be worse! Medal itself is not too bad; some soiling and small abrasions. Unfortunately, the case is missing the latch. I hope to acquire a nicer specimen at some point!

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Well, it's not the greatest example...

You are way too picky!

This is great specimen!

Ribbon is in very very nice condition.

"...small abrasions"?!? :lol:

This is "near mint" condition for this rare medal :)

And this is not "soiling" - this is specific color of patina. This interesting "colorization" could be found in case of four medals - Taiwan, Constitution, Wedding and Yellow ribbon (first type). Guess it has something to do with the alloy composition.

And the box...

Congratulations!!!

Cheers

Nick

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Very nice, Dieter!

You don't come across these very often and yours looks like it's in great condition even with the missing latch on the case.

Thanks for sharing!

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You are way too picky!

This is great specimen!

Ribbon is in very very nice condition.

"...small abrasions"?!? :lol:

This is "near mint" condition for this rare medal :)

And this is not "soiling" - this is specific color of patina. This interesting "colorization" could be found in case of four medals - Taiwan, Constitution, Wedding and Yellow ribbon (first type). Guess it has something to do with the alloy composition.

And the box...

Congratulations!!!

Cheers

Nick

Na, there's a lot that just doesn't show in the photos. The abrasions are not large, but they are there. The soiing I'm referring to is on the ribbon, not the medallion - again, not as easy to see in the photos, but it's there. Thats just toning and tarnish that would polish out, but I'm not going to touch that. The piece looks nicely "aged" as a whole and polishing it would make it look funny! I mean don't get me wrong, it's not a BAD specimen, but it is not the finest example! Overall, I grade this a Fair(-) condition. If the case had the latch, it'd get a Fair grade. My grading criteria are fairly brutal! You're right - I am picky! :lol:

Very nice, Dieter!

You don't come across these very often and yours looks like it's in great condition even with the missing latch on the case.

Thanks for sharing!

My pleasure! Gotta get one with a latch though for purposes of completeness! Maybe next tax return..... ;)

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Overall, I grade this a Fair(-) condition.

Hem...

Are you sure mate?!

Maybe Poor (+)?

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Na, Poor(+) would have to have more damage, fade, staining.

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Na, Poor(+) would have to have more damage, fade, staining.

Got you! :speechless:

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... in my book.

I should get myself a copy of this one :lol:

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Na, it'd drive you crazy! ;)

I should get myself a copy of this one :lol:

Na, it'd just drive you crazy! ;)

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Very nice! Lush colors on that ribbon and everything looks nice and intact. A good example!!

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Very nice! Lush colors on that ribbon and everything looks nice and intact. A good example!!

At last! :lol:

:cheers:

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OPPPPS!! Sorry, Im meant to say "FAIR" example, did I say good? ;):lol::whistle: Seriously, it is nice. The case interior isn't, but the exterior seems to make up for it. Let's just say I'd be happy if I was the owner!

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OPPPPS!! Sorry, Im meant to say "FAIR" example, did I say good?

Damn!

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