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Chinese White

Chinese White.  A white powdery material (zinc oxide) made into a liquid and used in engraving to cover a metal surface – as a die or medal – to be marked, scribed or drawn upon prior to engraving. It is also used in painting as a whie water color paint. Compare zinc white, precipitated chalk, dye blue.

excerpted with permission from

An Encyclopedia of Coin and Medal Technology

For Artists, Makers, Collectors and Curators

COMPILED AND WRITTEN BY D. WAYNE JOHNSON

Roger W. Burdette, Editor


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