This medal was chosen as the 90th issue of the prestigious Society of Medalists series in 1937. The obverse bears the standing figures of Lao-tzu and Confucius in robes. Left and right, vertical incuse names in Roman letters loosely disguised as Chinese characters. Below, © SB 74. The reverse bears a river scene of the Yang-tze gorges in the style of traditional Chinese paintings.
The medal medal measures 73mm in diameter and has a reported production quantity of 1,300 pieces in bronze and 185 in silver.