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CHINA: white metal medal, 1848. UNC

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CHINA: white metal medal, 1848. UNC
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CHINA: white metal medal, 1848, BHM-2322, 27mm, medal by Messers Allen & Moore, "Voyage of the Junk Keying", starboard broadside view of the junk, mainsail set, THE CHINESE JUNK KEYING above, in exergue: ABOUT 800 TONS / BURTHEN // THE FIRST / CHINESE VESSEL / EVER BROUGHT TO / EUROPE, / LENGTH 160 FEET, / BREADTH 33 FEET, / DEPTH OF HOLD / 16 FEET, / ARRIVED AT ENGLAND / MAR. 27 1848, prooflike lustrous fields, slightly bent planchet, Unc. This medal commemorated the first Chinese Junk boat to sail from China to England. The Keying was a three-masted, 800-ton Foochow Chinese trading junk which sailed from Hong Kong China in 1846 around the Cape of Good Hope first to New York and Boston in the United States and then to Britain in 1848.