|On October 16, 1909, President Taft of the United States and President Diaz of Mexico had a meeting at the Mexico/U.S. border. Medals were produced to commemorate this meeting of Presidents in two major varieties, one with an English reverse and one with a Spanish reverse. This copper version of the 1909 Taft/Diaz Dollar with the Spanish reverse is listed as HK-388 in the Hibler-Kappen reference on So-Called Dollars. This example of the 1909 Taft/Diaz Meeting Medal has been graded MS65BN by NGC. The piece is an amazing high-grade gem example with amazing cartwheel luster on both sides. The color is an even deep and dark brown that remains bright and flashy given the strong lustrous surfaces. The obverse with the high relief portraits of Taft and Diaz is nearly flawless. There are just a few minor marks scattered about the piece but none too distracting. Only three (3) examples of the HK-388 medal have been graded MS65BN at NGC with only a single specimen grading higher. An impressive gem example of this scarce so-called dollar with the Spanish reverse.
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