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This is a reference guide to the cast coins of China, not a listing of coins offered for sale (although a listing of examples we currently have available can be viewed on our : our vcoins store.Images represent the types and may be larger or smaller than the actual coins.

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the Newly designed "LOISVILLE Slugger" logo dominates the oval with the the Registered Trademark after the top of the lowercase "r" Below at the very bottom reads: Some bats have an H&B logo brand in the oval trademark, rather than Hillerich & Bradsby - Louisville Slugger. The H&B brand denotes a lower grade and lower priced retail bat. The labels pictured below are dated to the first catalog appearance and could over lap the new label during the transition year .labels pictured below are dated to the first catalog appearance and could over lap the new label during the transition year. The oval was sandwiched between two question mark like (one inverted) ornate designs. Y." at the bottom sandwiched between "f'" like ornate designs. Y." at the bottom sandwiched between "f'" like ornate designs. Otherwise the information in the oval remains the same. We previously discussed the possibility that some Square-Foot Spades and early Square-Holed Round Coins were cast under the Ch'in, but we also believe the earliest Pan Liang were cast before 221 BC.img src="chis93.jpg" alt="Pan liang without rim" height="294" width="300" During the Zhou period, there had been a direct connection between the "Liang as a weight" (12 grams when applied to coinage) and the Liang as a coin denomination.Below is a "dash-diamond-dash" line, with "LOUISVILLE, KY. The font used and the dash-diamond dash separates this bat from Outside and below the oval has the word "TRADEMARK" There is one example that uses the word "COPYRIGHTED" The next center brand Reads: "J. HILLERICH & SON" done with "MADE BY" above it, and "LOUISVILLE SLUGGER" at the very top. Outside and below the oval has the word "TRADEMARK" "C." with the catalog number directly above it. A." replaced dash-dot-dash in 1921, and is directly below "The 1964-1979 Center Brand remains exactly the same from the period before but the Registered Trademark is added directly after the words "LOUISVILLE SLUGGER" at the top. There are other variations of this label through 2000-2015 but the sample is just showing the basic design of the oval. The Registered Trademark symbol is to the right of the H&B logo but now at the top. The "125" is the catalog number designated for Professional and high quality store model bats.

(pictured is catalog designation 125) "LOUISVILLE SLUGGER" is at the very top of the oval. In 1973 the Registered Trademark is added over the "d" in Powerized (not shown here) Outside and below the oval "REG. A breakdown of the different labels will be added soon. "LOUISVILLE SLUGGER" is at the bottom to the left of the ampersand, & "MADE IN U. The highest grade of wood is reserved for all 125 baseball bats. 40 was the highest quality line of baseball bats in the Louisville Slugger catalog. Louisville slugger began using model numbers on the knob in 1943 then moving the model number to the barrel in 1977. They introduced the "Powerized and Bone Rubbed" logo for the 1932 season and in 19 you will see it stamped "Powerized and Oil Tempered" which usually is a very light heat foil type print.

Having examined a number of Pan Liang hoards, we found most specimens within a single hoard will be of uniform diameter but the weight can vary significantly.

This had lead us to believe the coins diameter is the important factor in determining the period or issue.

This 1980-2012 bat labeling period is generalized to the use of this style center brand. This H&B logo center brand is identical to the previous label but the Registered Trademark symbol is added to the right of the "H&B" logo. he "Powerized" process was patented by the Hillerich & Bradsby Co. Beginning in 1935 until present, they go with just "Powerized" The Powerized" process is to harden the surface of the bat much like the bone rubbed finish of the 1920's.

Labels can be can be narrowed down to smaller eras and I will add the info in the near future. The 1983-1989 period is the same as the 1980-1983 center brand but the oval was made smaller, and measures 3 1/2" across Thirty-three years since their last change, Louisville Slugger redesigns their logo. The letters "LS" is squeezed in between the outer and inner boarders, at the top. HILLERERICH & BRADSBY CO." is at the top; the catalog number above "H&B" followed by "MADE IN U.

labels pictured below are dated to the first catalog appearance and could over lap the new label during the transition year. "HILLERERICH & BRADSBY CO" appeared outside the oval at the top, "LOUISVILLE K. The sample shown is the The "H&B" Logo center brand first appears in catalogs in 1932. " above "H&B" followed by the catalog number, below. This H&B logo center brand is identical to the previous label but the catalog number is now above "H&B". "HILLERERICH & BRADSBY CO." at the top ;the catalog number above "H&B" followed by "MADE IN U.