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HORNREICH COLLECTION of So Called Dollars from Pacific Coast Expositions and Events

Category:  Token & Medals
Last Modified:  8/24/2020
Set Description
Many of these are available for sale, please email with offer to hhornre634@aol.com if you have interest. Subject to prior sale and the Seattle World's Fair Gold Medal is not for sale. This set contains So-Called Dollars from Pacific Coast Expositions and Pacific Coast Events, along with descriptions and photos. As relevant medals are obtained, they will be listed with Hibler & Kappen standard catalog numbers. Eventually, each medal will be supplemented with Shevlin numbers, as we understand a Shevlin publication will soon be issued which will specifically deal with Pacific Coast Expo issues. Of special interest is the 1962 Gold Seattle World's Fair Commerce and Industry Medal which is part of this Collection. Only four gold examples were struck of each design as presentation pieces.

Set Goals
At this time, the goal and intent is to list SC$'s from the following Pacific Coast Expos and Events: The California Midwinter Exposition 1894; The Lewis & Clark Centennial Exposition 1905; The San Francisco Earthquake of 1906; The Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition 1909; The Panama-Pacific International Exposition 1915; The Golden Gate International Exposition 1939-1940; and the Seattle World's Fair 1962. Medals for certain Pacific Coast Dedications or Completions will also be included in this set, such as the Santa Monica Breakwater Medals of 1933. These Medals marked both the beginning and completion of the Breakwater construction which included ceremonies and major yachting events and nine days of boat races. The actual Breakwater construction was considered a disaster as it promptly broke in two; the City "panicked"; abandoned plans for a concrete Breakwater, and finally used rock-mound type construction of lightweight Catalina stone, which according to some reshaped beaches badly by causing uneven deposits of sand, and then began to crumble.

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View Coin CME, HK-246 AL, Admin Bldg, Electric Tower Dollar 1894 UNITED STATES San Francisco, California 1894 Aluminum SC$1 1894 CA HK-246 ADMIN BLD. ELECTRIC TOWER CALIFORNIA MIDWINTER EXPO HK-246 AL CALIFORNIA MIDWINTER EXPO NGC MS 61 Medal, 1894, AL, ADMINISTRATION BUILDING, ELECTRICAL TOWER DOLLAR, CA MIDWINTER EXPO, San Francisco, CA, So Called Dollar HK-246 Aluminum, NGC MS61, Cert# 1518859-015. Obv. Within sunken center, edifice; above, around Administration Building; on edifice base, r., A. Hylen. Chi.; below edifice, microscopic Blumenfeld S. F. C. and bear, walking r.; outside, around California Midwinter International Exposition * 1894 *; Rev. Electric tower; within scroll, to l. in field, 18 and within scroll to r., 94; below tower is bear, walking r.; outside, around Souvenir of San Francisco. Rarity-5.
View Coin CME, HK-247 AL, Admin Bldg, Ferris Wheel 1894 UNITED STATES San Fransisco, California 1894 Aluminum SC$1 1894 CA HK-247 ADMIN BLD. FERRIS WHEEL CALIFORNIA MIDWINTER EXPO HK-247 AL JEFF SHEVLIN COLLECTION NGC MS 64 Medal, 1894, AL, CALIFORNIA MIDWINTER EXPOSITION, SF, CA, ADMINISTRATION BUILDING & FERRIS WHEEL DOLLAR, So Called Dollar HK-247 Aluminum, NGC MS64, Cert# 4042181-007. Obv. Within sunken center, edifice; above, around Administration Building; on edifice base, r., A. Hylen. Chi.; below edifice, microscopic Blumenfeld S. F. C. and bear, walking r.; outside, around California Midwinter International Exposition * 1894 *; Rv. In center circle is Ferris Wheel with Firth Wheel above; outside, around Souvenir of San Francisco. California * 1894 *; (Firth, not Ferris, is lettering on medal). Size: 40mm. History: Purpose: To bring to California, exposition of "worldwide interest and significance"; to divert public mind from Panic of 1893; to bring homeseekers to state, showing them "resources and versatility of its inhabitants." Organization: Idea conceived by M. H. de Young, owner of San Francisco Chronicle and vice president of Columbian Exposition, while attending latter Fair; campaigned vigorously for it in his newspaper. Executive Committee created to stage event; financed by public subscriptions and contracts to concessionaires. By opening day, $730,000 had been spent "without the gift of a single dollar from the nation, state or municipality." Ground broken Aug. 24, 1893; more than 100 buildings completed 6 months later. Ex Jeff Shevlin Collection.
View Coin CME, HK-249 AL, Electric Tower, CA State Seal Dollar 1894 UNITED STATES San Fransisco, California 1894 Aluminum SC$1 1894 CA HK-249 ELECTRIC TOWER/STATE SEAL CALIFORNIA MIDWINTER EXPO HK-249 AL CALIFORNIA MIDWINTER EXPO NGC MS 63 PL Medal, 1894, AL, ELECTRIC TOWER, CA STATE SEAL, California Midwinter Exposition, San Francisco, CA, So Called Dollar HK-249 Aluminum, NGC MS63PL, Cert# 4141586-006. Rarity-4. Holed as Made. Obv. Famous Bonet Electric Tower that lit up the California Midwinter Exposition in 1894; Rv. State Seal. Reflective fields, frosted devices and good eye appeal. History: The California Midwinter International Exposition of 1894, commonly referred to as the "Midwinter Exposition" or the "Midwinter Fair", was a World's Fair that operated for six months in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. Its most enduring legacies are the M.H. de Young Memorial Museum (which has since been rebuilt in a much different design) and the Park's famed Japanese Tea Garden. This example includes the Proof Like Designation.
View Coin CME, HK-249 AL, Electric Tower, CA State Seal Dollar 1894 UNITED STATES San Fransisco, California 1894 Aluminum SC$1 1894 CA HK-249 ELECTRIC TOWER/STATE SEAL CALIFORNIA MIDWINTER EXPO HK-249 AL NGC MS 62 Medal, 1894, AL, ELECTRIC TOWER, CA STATE SEAL, California Midwinter Exposition, San Francisco, CA, So Called Dollar HK-249 Aluminum, NGC MS62, Cert# 2113521-012. Rarity-4. Obv. Famous Bonet Electric Tower that lit up the California Midwinter Exposition in 1894; Rv. State Seal. Description from Online Reference: Obv. View of Exposition buildings, Bonet Electric Tower in foreground--all within beaded circle; outside, above California Midwinter International Exposition; below * San Francisco 1894 *; beaded border; Rev. Modification of State Seal, stars and Eureka missing, sun and rays in r. and edifice in l. background; below bear Hanson Chi.--all within wreath-like circle; beaded border. HK-249 Aluminum. 38mm.Reflective fields, frosted devices and good eye appeal.
View Coin CME, HK-250 AL, Exposition View-Golden Gate Dollar 1894 UNITED STATES San Fransisco, California 1894 Aluminum SC$1 1894 CA HK-250 EXPOSITION VIEW CALIFORNIA MIDWINTER EXPO HK-250 AL CALIFORNIA MIDWINTER EXPO NGC MS 60 Medal, 1894, AL, EXPOSITION VIEW, GOLDEN GATE DOLLAR, CALIFORNIA MIDWINTER EXPO, San Francisco, CA, So Called Dollar HK-250 Aluminum, NGC MS60, Cert# 2331397-001. One of just a few graded, rare as such. Obv. Within circle, view of Exposition, tower in distance; around California Midwinter International Exposition * San Francisco 1894 *; plain circle border; Rv. Within circle border, view of Golden Gate; above, around Golden Gate; below, around San Francisco, CA. 38mm. Rarity-5.
View Coin CME, HK-255 AL, Lg. 45mm Expo Dollar, Facts about SF 1894 UNITED STATES San Francisco, CA 1894 Aluminum SC$1 1894 CA HK-255 FACTS ABOUT SAN FRANCISCO CALIFORNIA MIDWINTER EXPO HK-255 AL NGC MS 62 PL Medal, 1894, AL, LARGE 45MM CA MIDWINTER EXPO DOLLAR, FACTS ABOUT SAN FRANCISCO, Aluminum, So Called Dollar HK-255, NGC MS62PL, Cert# 2130825-002. Obv. View of Exposition, setting sun above; below, to l., microscopic Schwaab S & S Co., [Schwaab Stamp & Seal Company] to r. microscopic Milwaukee; below 1894 / San Francisco, Cal.; above all Midwinter Exposition; beaded border; Rv. Facts about San Francisco in 22 lines across--all within circle; outside above, around Souvenir of San Francisco; below, around Metropolis of the Western Coast; beaded border. HK-255 Aluminum. 45mm. Rarity-5. Designated Proof Like on Label.
View Coin CME, HK-259 AL, New Metal Aluminum Dollar 1894 UNITED STATES San Fransisco, California 1894 Aluminum SC$1 1894 CA HK-259 MIDWINTER - ALUMINUM $ CALIFORNIA MIDWINTER EXPO HK-259 AL NGC AU 58 Medal, 1894, AL, NEW METAL ALUMINUM DOLLAR, CA MIDWINTER EXPO, San Francisco, CA, So Called Dollar HK-259 Aluminum, NGC AU58, Cert# 2082970-004. An attractive design with an aerial view of the exposition fairgrounds. At the upper left of the design on a ledge is a grizzly bear overlooking the fairgrounds; Rv. Aluminum struck across center, 6 slanting lines, Malleable, Ductile, Tasteless, Sonorous, Untarnishable, Strong; below Cubic Foot of Goldd 1204 lbs. *Aluminum 179*, This is the Lightest Metal the World has Produced. Microscopic Noble Chicago below. 45mm. Struck in aluminum by F.H. Nobel Jewelry Company of Chicago. Quite Rare in Any Condition.
View Coin L&C Expo, HK-325 AR 1905 UNITED STATES Portland, Oregon 1905 Silver SC$1 1905 OR HK-325 LEWIS & CLARK EXPOSITION OFFICIAL MEDAL HK-325 AR OFFICIAL MEDAL NGC MS 64 Medal, 1905, AR, LEWIS & CLARK CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION, Portland, OR, So Called Dollar, HK-325 AR, NGC MS64, Cert# 2603856-014. This is the Silver Medal, it is much rarer than most realize. Farran Zerbe reported these medals were of "1 type, 2 metals and 3 finishes," and that the "issue was small compared with similar products and all were sold prior to close of Exposition." At same time (1906), he stated Silver medal was "very scarce" even then. Obv. Full female figure between two full male figures, all striding and facing rear toward setting sun and ocean in background; 5 stars above; above Sighting the Pacific 1805; around Official • Souvenir • Lewis • and • Clark • Centennial • Exposition; below all June--October / 1905; Rv. Map of Pacific Coast (British Columbia to San Francisco) with various worded trade routes to west and, vertical, Pacific Ocean--all within center circle; outside, around • Westward • the • Course • of • Empire • Takes • Its • Way *; below Portland • Oregon • 1905. HK-325 Silver. 34mm. Ex Robert Nurin Collection (Put together in the 1970's).
View Coin L&C Expo, HK-327 Bz 1905 UNITED STATES Portland, Oregon 1905 Brass SC$1 1905 OR HK-327 LEWIS & CLARK EXPOSITION OFFICIAL MEDAL HK-327 BR OFFICIAL MEDAL NGC AU 58 BN Medal, 1905, BR, LEWIS & CLARK EXPOSITION, OFFICIAL MEDAL, Portland, OR, So Called Dollar, HK-327 BR, NGC AU58, Cert# 2443473-007. Size: 34.9 mm, "rare" (HK, 1963). The obverse apparently depicts Sacagawea and the Lewis-Clark duo as they sight the Pacific Ocean for the first time. Rv. Map of Pacific Coast, British Columbia to San Francisco. Under Graded and Attractive.
View Coin L&C Expo, HK-331A Bz Gilt 1905 UNITED STATES Portland, Oregon 1905 Gilt Bronze SC$1 1905 OR HK-331A U.S. GOVERNMENT BUILDING LEWIS "AND" CLARK EXPO HK-331A Gilt Bz JEFF SHEVLIN COLLECTION NGC MS 62 PL Medal, 1905, Gilt Bz, LEWIS & CLARK CENTENNIAL EXPO, GOV'T BUILDING DOLLAR, Portland, OR. So Called Dollar HK-331A Gilt Bz, NGC MS62 Proof Like, Cert# 3475763-135. Obv. Conjoined busts l.; above Lewis and Clark; below busts are crossed rifle, oar and telescope; below, around Centennial 1905 Exposition; beaded border.
Rev. Edifice across center; above at top Lewis & Clark / (in small letters) U. S. Government / Bldg.; below edifice Portland, / Oregon; below all, around Centennial Exposition; beaded border. Purchased at the First Annual So Called Dollars Fellowship, April 3-6, 2014 in Dayton, NV from Jeff Shevlin.
View Coin L&C Expo, HK-331A Bz Gilt 1905 UNITED STATES Oregon 1905 Gilt Bronze SC$1 1905 OR HK-331A U.S. GOVERNMENT BUILDING LEWIS "AND" CLARK EXPO HK-331A LEWIS & CLARK EXPOSITION NGC MS 62 Medal, 1905, Bz Gilt, U.S. GOVERNMENT BUILDING DOLLAR, LEWIS & CLARK EXPO, Oregon, So Called Dollar HK-331A, Gilt Bronze, NGC MS62, Cert# 222402-012. Obv. Conjoined busts l.; above Lewis and Clark; below busts are crossed rifle, oar and telescope; below, around Centennial 1905 Exposition; beaded border.
Rev. Edifice across center; above at top Lewis & Clark / (in small letters) U. S. Government / Bldg.; below edifice Portland, / Oregon; below all, around Centennial Exposition; beaded border.
HK-331a Gilt bronze, Reeded Edge. Scarce Type. Ex Jeff Shevlin.
View Coin L&C Expo, HK-333 Bz 1905 UNITED STATES United States, Oregon 1905 Bronze SC$1 (1905) OR HK-333 U.S. GOVERNMENT BUILDING LEWIS "AND" CLARK EXPO HK-333 Bz, Lewis & Clark LEWIS & CLARK EXPOSITION NGC MS 64 BN Medal, 1905 (ND), Bz, LEWIS & CLARK EXPOSITION, U.S. GOVERNMENT BUILDING, United States, Oregon, So Called Dollar HK-333 Bz, NGC MS64BN. Cert# 4030224-003. Rarity-6, Less than 50 struck. Obv. Conjoined busts l.; above Lewis and Clark; below busts are crossed rifle, oar and telescope; below, around Centennial 1905 Exposition; beaded border; Rv. Edifice across center; above at top Lewis & Clark / (in small letters) U. S. Government / Bldg.; below edifice Portland, / Oregon; below all, around Centennial Exposition; beaded border. Attractive and Rare.
View Coin SFE, HK340 AR, S.F. Earthquake 1906 UNITED STATES San Francisco, California 1906 Silver SC$1 1906 CA HK-340 SAN FRANCISCO EARTHQUAKE HK-340 AR NGC AU 53 Medal, 1906, AR, SAN FRANCISCO EARTHQUAKE AND FIRE, SF, CA, So Called Dollar, HK-340 AR (Silver), Type I, RARE, NGC AU53, Cert# 2613958-010. Obv. Street and buildings in ruins; below small California Street; above all April 18, 1906; below all San Francisco, Cal.; beaded border. Rev. Edifice; below Ruins of City Hall; above all, around San Francisco Earthquake & Fire; below all Souvenir; beaded border. Reeded Edge, 36mm. Extensive research fails to establish origin of these issues. Some feel they were produced and sold to assist in defraying portion of giant cost of catastrophe but any revenue derived would have been insignificant. More creditable is statement of San Francisco Public Library that "reliable local opinion is that production of such medals probably was a transitory commercial venture with no official connection." This was most severe earthquake in history of United States; affected area 150 miles both north and south of city, east to Nevada and west to Honolulu. Starting about 5 A.M., April 18, 1906, series of 2 main shocks and 25 additional ones shook San Francisco alone; resulting fires raged 3 days, destroyed 500 city blocks, over 28,000 buildings; almost 500 people killed, 2,500 seriously injured. San Francisco loss estimated at $250,000,000; total $350,000,000. One of "wonders of conflagration" was saving of U.S. Mint Building, "where fire was fiercest," by 250 employees and soldiers. RARE SILVER ISSUE, Rarity-7.
View Coin SFE, HK-341 BR, S.F. Earthquake 1906 UNITED STATES San Fransisco, California 1906 Brass SC$1 1906 CA HK-341 SAN FRANCISCO EARTHQUAKE HK-341 BR NGC AU 53 Medal, 1906, BR, SAN FRANCISCO EARTHQUAKE AND FIRE, SF, CA, So Called Dollar, HK-341 Brass, Type I, Rariity-6, NGC AU53, Cert# 2619469-009. Obv. Street and buildings in ruins; below small California Street; above all April 18, 1906; below all San Francisco, Cal.; beaded border. Rev. Edifice; below Ruins of City Hall; above all, around San Francisco Earthquake & Fire; below all Souvenir; beaded border. Reeded Edge, 36mm. Extensive research fails to establish origin of these issues. Some feel they were produced and sold to assist in defraying portion of giant cost of catastrophe but any revenue derived would have been insignificant. More creditable is statement of San Francisco Public Library that "reliable local opinion is that production of such medals probably was a transitory commercial venture with no official connection." This was most severe earthquake in history of United States; affected area 150 miles both north and south of city, east to Nevada and west to Honolulu. Starting about 5 A.M., April 18, 1906, series of 2 main shocks and 25 additional ones shook San Francisco alone; resulting fires raged 3 days, destroyed 500 city blocks, over 28,000 buildings; almost 500 people killed, 2,500 seriously injured. San Francisco loss estimated at $250,000,000; total $350,000,000. One of "wonders of conflagration" was saving of U.S. Mint Building, "where fire was fiercest," by 250 employees and soldiers. Attractive.
View Coin AYPE, HK-353 AR 1909 UNITED STATES Seattle, Washington 1909 Silver SC$1 1909 WA HK-353 ALASKA-YUKON-PACIFIC EXPO OFFICIAL MEDAL, W/O LOOP HK-353 AR OFFICIAL MEDAL NGC MS 62 Medal, 1909, Silver, ALASKA-YUKON-PACIFIC EXPOSITION 1909, United States, Seattle, WA. So-Called Dollar, HK-353, NGC MS62, Cert# 2576496-022. Rarity: R-5. Issued to promote the importance of Alaska, Yukon and the Pacific, Official Medals were sold by Concessionaire Joseph Mayer & Brother, Seattle, WA. Obv. Three Female Figures, below, small oval with W.H. Seward and Portrait of him, ALASKA YUKON PACIFIC EXPOSITION around. Rv. City Seal in center circle, around "The Seal of the City of Seattle" date 1909 below. Silver, 33.3 mm, "very scarce" (HK, 1963). The official medal of the exposition, depicting Secretary of State William Seward, who negotiated the deal for the U.S. purchase of the Russian colony of Alaska. The U.S. flag first flew over the capital, Sitka, on Oct. 18, 1867. This piece offers pristine light-silver surfaces with enormous eye appeal.
View Coin AYPE, HK-355 Cu 1909 UNITED STATES Seattle, Washington 1909 Copper SC$1 1909 WA HK-355 ALASKA-YUKON-PACIFIC EXPO OFFICIAL MEDAL HK-355 OFFICIAL MEDAL NGC MS 62 BN Medal, 1909, Copper, ALASKA-YUKON-PACIFIC EXPOSITION 1909, United States, Seattle, WA. So-Called Dollar, HK-355, NGC MS62BN, Cert# 2572847-005. Rarity: R-4 (201-500 known to exist). Issued to promote the importance of Alaska, Yukon and the Pacific, Official Medals were sold by Concessionaire Joseph Mayer & Brother, Seattle, WA. Obv. Three Female Figures, below, small oval with W.H. Seward and Portrait of him, ALASKA YUKON PACIFIC EXPOSITION around. Rv. City Seal in center circle, around "The Seal of the City of Seattle" date 1909 below.
View Coin AYPE, HK-359 Cu, Utah Dollar 1909 UNITED STATES Seattle, WA 1909 Copper SC$1 1909 WA HK-359 UTAH DOLLAR ALASKA-YUKON-PACIFIC EXPO HK-359 Cu ALASKA-YUKON-PACIFIC EXPO NGC MS 63 RB Medal, 1909, Cu, UTAH DOLLAR, ALASKA YUKON PACIFIC EXPO, United States, So Called Dollar HK-359, NGC MS63RB, Cert# 3127917-008. Obv. In center is an involved decorative design with Utah / Exhibit on center oval; outside above, around Alaska-Yukon Pacific Exposition; below * 1909 *; Rv. In inner circle is State Seal; in a second outer circle, around The Great Seal of the State of Utah 1896; around latter is another circle, serrated; at lower border, microscopic Dieges & Clust. N. Y. Rarity-5. Attractive and Much Red Remaining.
View Coin AYPE, HK-359 Cu, Utah Dollar 1909 UNITED STATES Seattle, WA 1909 Copper SC$1 1909 WA HK-359 UTAH DOLLAR ALASKA-YUKON-PACIFIC EXPO HK-359 Cu ALASKA-YUKON-PACIFIC EXPO NGC AU 58 RB Medal, 1909, Cu, UTAH DOLLAR, ALASKA YUKON PACIFIC EXPO, United States, So Called Dollar HK-359, NGC AU58RB, Cert# 2154573-005. Obv. In center is an involved decorative design with Utah / Exhibit on center oval; outside above, around Alaska-Yukon Pacific Exposition; below * 1909 *; Rv. In inner circle is State Seal; in a second outer circle, around The Great Seal of the State of Utah 1896; around latter is another circle, serrated; at lower border, microscopic Dieges & Clust. N. Y. Rarity-5. Attractive and Under Graded.
View Coin AYPE, HK-360 Gold 1909 UNITED STATES Seattle, WA 1909 Gold 38mm UNDATED BRASS PENNSYLVANIA BICENTENNIAL HK-139, MODERN RESTRIKE HK-360 Gold JEFF SHEVLIN COLLECTION NGC MS 64 Medal, 1909, Gold, ALASKA-YUKON-PACIFIC GOLD, So Called Dollar HK-360 Gold, NGC MS64, Cert# 3427629-045.
Designed by Jules Charbneau for the Alaskan-Yukon-Pacific Exposition held in 1909. These were sold by Charbneau at Ye Old Curiosity Shop in Seattle as the official gold coins of the exposition. Struck from Alaskan gold. Semi-reflective fields with an exceptionally strong strike. The US Mint did not strike any official gold commemorative coins for the AYPE. There are several different die varieties which all feature a miner standing with a pick over his shoulder.
View Coin AYPE, HK-363 Var, AR Plated Bz, W.H. Sewaard-Chief Seattle Dollar 1909 United States Seattle, WA 1909 Silver Plated Bronze SC$1 1909 WA HK-363 VAR W.H.SEWARD-CHIEF SEATTLE HK-363 Var ALASKA-YUKON-PACIFIC EXPO NGC MEDAL MS 63 Medal, 1909, Silver Plated Bz, W.H. SEWARD-CHIEF SEATTLE DOLLAR, Seattle, WA. So Called Dollar HK-363 Variety Silver Plated Bronze, NGC MS63, Cert# 3108320-003. Obv. Souvenir / * * * / Alaska-Yukon / Pacific Exposition / Seattle, Wash. / * 1909 *; below, in small letters The Progressive Makers / Seattle. Wash. / Pat. Applied for; beaded border; Rv. Busts upper l. and r.; below l. bust Chief / Seattle; to l. and below r. bust W. H. Seward / Father / of Alaska; below is mining scene, ship and, in background, setting sun; below, on ribbons Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition; below is microscopic N.C.W. & S. N.Y.; beaded border. Rarity-5. Purchased at the First Annual So Called Dollar Convention, April 3-6, 2014 in Dayton, NV from Ken Cobena. Extremely Attractive Example.
View Coin AYPE, HK-364 BR, Seal/Govt. Bldg. 1909 United States Seattle, WA 1909 Brass SC$ HK-364 1909 HK-364 BR AYPE HK-364 PCGS MS 63 Medal, 1909, BR, ALASKA YUKON PACIFIC EXPO, U.S. GOVT BUILDING, So Called Dollar HK-364 BR, PCGS MS63, Cert# 26540165. Rarity-5. Obv. Same as obverse of No. 353, Official Seal; Rev. Edifice; below U. S. Government Building; Brass. 33mm. Very Nice for Issue and Rarity-5. Ex Bob Busby. (SOLD 3/7/19)
View Coin AYPE, HK-366 BR, Females/ *Govt. Bldg* 1909 United States Seattle, WA 1909 Brass HK-366 AYPE 1909 Rarity 6 HK-366 BR AYPE HK-366 PCGS MS 64 Medal, 1909, BR, ALASKA YUKON PACIFIC EXPO, U.S. GOVT BUILDING, So Called Dollar HK-366 BR, PCGS MS64, Cert# 26540166. Rarity-6. Obv. Similar to obverse of No. 365 [Seal similar to Exposition Seal] except lettering is smaller, 9 rays above central female figure instead of 7, dashes between Alaska--Yukon--Pacific, no colon after Exposition, and beaded border; Rev. Edifice; below U. S. Government / * Building *; beaded border. HK-366 Brass. 33mm. Very Nice for Issue and Rarity-6. Ex Bob Busby.
View Coin AYPE, HK-367 BR 1909 UNITED STATES Seattle, WA 1909 Brass SC$1 1909 WA HK-367 U.S. GOV. BUILDING DOLLAR ALASKA-YUKON-PACIFIC EXPO HK-367 ALASKA-YUKON-PACIFIC EXPO NGC MS 62 PL Medal, 1909, Brass, ALASKA YUKON PACIFIC EXPO, United States, Seattle, WA, So Called Dollar, HK-367, NGC MS62PL, Cert# 2524885-011. Obv. In center is Seal similar to Exposition Seal but without bust of Seward; above, around Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition; below Seattle 1909; beaded border. Rev. Edifice; above Alaska-Yukon-Pacific / Exposition; below edifice, in small letters, U. S. Government Building; below Seattle 1909; on bottom r. of building, Schwaab Milwaukee; beaded border. HK-367 Brass, reeded edge. 36mm.
View Coin PPIE, HK-398 BR, Panama Canal Completion Medal 1914 UNITED STATES New York / San Francisco 1914 Brass SC$1 1914 HK-398B PANAMA CANAL "SPECIMEN" HK-398 BR NGC MS 64 Medal, 1914, BR, PANAMA CANAL COMPLETION MEDAL, New York/San Francisco, So Called Dollar HHK-398 Brass, NGC MS64, Cert# 1653242-003. With Original Cardboard Circular Box of Issue, Very Scarce. INCORRECTLY LABELED AS “HK396” on the insert. As per Hibler & Kappen, 50000 were struck and carried through the Panama Canal on the steamship “Cristobal”. Supposedly all 50,000 examples were serial numbered, although unnumbered examples are known, as are unnumbered “Specimens” so designated. The small pasteboard box of issue reads “J. F. Newman/New York/Chicago – San Francisco”. The Newman firm is, or was, a jeweler listed in New York at least until the 1920’s, and is listed in HK as the “maker” of the medallion. More likely is that it was actually struck by Medallic Arts or a similar private minting firm on contract to Newman, as Newman likely did not have the facilities to actually strike these medals. This example is serial number 358, the lowest that I have seen personally. The design is a wonderful Beau Arts design, which bears some resemblance to several of the designs used for other So Called Dollars struck for the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition. This item has a historical significance, and with the original packaging, it is a rarity. Ex Alex Pancheco Collection, Earlier Ex Heritage Medal and Token Auction, Long Beach, CA 2/14/2008, Lot 81150.
View Coin PPIE, HK-399 (Silver Variety) 1915 UNITED STATES San Fransisco, California 1915 Silver SC$1 1915 CA HK-399 PANAMA-PACIFIC EXPOSITION OFFICIAL MEDAL HK-399 AR OFFICIAL MEDAL NGC MS 65 Medal, 1915, AR, PANAMA PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL EXPO DOLLAR, San Francisco, CA, So Called Dollar HK-399 Silver, NGC MS65 GEM, Cert# 1786295-004. Designed by famous sculptor and commemorative coin designer Robert Aitken, the obverse features a winged Mercury opening the Panama Canal locks through which passes the vessel Argo, the symbol of navigation. The Panama Pacific International Exposition held in San Francisco in 1915 was celebrating the completion of the Panama Canal; Rv. two females representing the two hemispheres hold cornucopias above earth. Below is a seagull the official bird of the Canal Zone. These medals were sold by Farran Zerbe, Chief of the Coin and Medal Department at the Exposition, responsible for all sales of commemorative coins and medals. This example accompanies the original envelope of issue (1915) and as such is a major rarity. The silver HK from this Expo is significantly scarcer than the other two types, and, of course, rarer still is the original envelope as most were tossed away as having no value, or were folded around the medal and deteriorated over time. This piece has been in a private reference collection of PPIE Exonumia for a number of years (pre-dating NGC certification). Nearly 100% fully struck. The Obverse toning is a sort of speckled grey-brown with hints of darker red, and yellow highlights at the rim; the Reverse toning is a bit more colorful with some brighter red and green highlights in addition. Ex Alex Pancheco Collection.
View Coin PPIE, HK-400 (Rose Gilt or Bright Finish Variety) 1915 UNITED STATES San Fransisco, California 1915 Rose Gilt or Bright Finish SC$1 1915 CA HK-400 PANAMA-PACIFIC EXPOSITION OFFICIAL MEDAL HK-400 OFFICIAL MEDAL NGC MS 65 Medal, 1915, Rose Gilt or Bright Finish, PANAMA PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION, Official Medal, San Francisco, So Called Dollar HK-400 Rose Gilt or Bright Finish Variety, NGC MS65, Cert# 1786051-002. Issued to commemorate the opening of the Panama Canal. On the obverse, a winged Mercury opens the Canal locks, through which passes Argo, symbol of navigation, setting sun reflecting on her sails. Rv. Two entwined females, representing the two hemispheres, the world between, and females are holding cornucopias. 38.1 mm. There is considerable discussion and confusion about the variety of metals used for this HK type, See Jeff Shevlin's Article in the Numismatist. This example also comes with the original medal envelope (1915) from the PPIE, making this even more of a rarity. Ex Alex Pancheco Collection, Earlier Ex Heritage Medal and Token Auction, Long Beach, CA 2/14/2008, Lot 81153.
View Coin PPIE, HK-401 (Gold Plated Bronze Variety) 1915 UNITED STATES San Fransisco, California 1915 Gilt, GOLD Plated Variety SC$1 1915 CA HK-401 PANAMA-PACIFIC EXPOSITION OFFICIAL MEDAL HK-401 Gilt Gold OFFICIAL MEDAL NGC MS 64 Medal, 1915, Gilt Gold Plated Variety, PANAMA PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION, Official Medal, San Francisco, So Called Dollar HK-401 Gold Plated Variety (less than 10% of this issue were gold plated), NGC MS64, Cert# 1786295-005. Issued to commemorate the opening of the Panama Canal. On the obverse, a winged Mercury opens the Canal locks, through which passes Argo, symbol of navigation, setting sun reflecting on her sails. Rv. Two entwined females, representing the two hemispheres, the world between, and females are holding cornucopias. 38.1 mm. Gilt Gold. R-4 for type, but much rarer for Gold Gilt Variety. See Article by Jeff Shevlin and Numismatist. Additional Info: Official U. S. Mint souvenir medallion from the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition, HK401, struck in Gold-plated Bronze. There is considerable discussion and confusion over the various finishes in which this type was available. This is listed in HK as “Gilt”; per Jeff Shevlin’s newer research (please see his website for further details), this is the type struck in Bronze and Gold plated. This clearly shows the typical buttery-yellow surfaces of a gold-plated as opposed to “fire gilt” medal/medallion. it is not known who actually did the gold plating and Jeff Shevlin is mute on the subject (probably saving what he knows for his upcoming book!). Farran Zerbe had the concession at the PPIE for these, although they were struck by the U. S. Mint in San Francisco. It is possible that the plating was done by a commercial jewelry firm such as Shreve & Company rather than the Mint. When this example is held next to the HK-400, you can clearly see that the HK-400 is rose or pink gilt, while this looks like a gold coin. Ex Alex Pancheco Collection, Earlier Heritage Long Beach Medals and Tokens Auction, 2/14/2008, Lot 81155.
View Coin PPIE, HK-402 Bz, Alabama at PPIE 1915 UNITED STATES San Francisco, CA 1915 Bronze SC$1 1915-DATED HK-402 ALABAMA AT PAN-PACIFIC PANAMA-PACIFIC EXPO HK-402 Bz JEFF SHEVLIN COLLECTION NGC MS 62 BN Metal, 1915, Bz, ALABAMA AT PANAMA-PACIFIC EXPOSITION, STATE FUND DOLLAR, San Francisco, CA, So Called Dollar HK-402 Bronze, NGC MS62, Cert# 3475758-010. Obv. State Seal within circle; outside, above Alabama; below Great Seal; single stars at l. and r. borders separate upper and lower lettering; beaded border.
Rev. Within open wreath Alabama / at / Panama / Pacific / International / Exposition / San Francisco / 1915 / [scrollwork across]; on ribbons of bow, which ties wreath at bottom, microscopic W & H Co [Whitehead & Hoag Co.] on l. ribbon, Newark N.J. on r. ribbon; beaded border. HK-402 Bronze. 38mm. Arkansas produces more than 90 per cent of nation's bauxite, source of aluminum; hence, aluminum theme of medal and reason for production in that metal. In the mid 20th Century, apparently additional medals were struck from the original dies. There is some confusion as to how to determine an original 1915 struck example from a later example. The major diagnostic seems to be less marks in the field, and lack of a die chip on the reverse under the scroll under the 1915 date. The examples I have examined in encapsulted and graded holders reveal a lack of distinction by third party graders as to which are original and which are restrikes.
View Coin PPIE, HK-403 AL, Arkansas at PPIE 1915 UNITED STATES San Francisco, CA 1915 Aluminum SC$1 1915 CA HK-403 ARKANSAS AT PAN-PACIFIC PANAMA-PACIFIC EXPO HK-403 AL PANAMA-PACIFIC EXPO NGC MS 63 Medal, 1915, AL, STATE FUND DOLLAR, PPIE, So Called Dollar HK-403 Aluminum, NGC MS63, Cert# 3108393-002. Obv. State Seal within circle; outside, around, Panama Pacific International Exposition * San Francisco, 1915 *; beaded border; Rv. Edifice; below Arkansas Building /Arkansas / Supplies the World / With Aluminum; above, around * * * Arkansas Exposition Fund * * *; below, around The Land of Plenty; in microscopic letters, below lower legend W & H Co. [Whitehead & Hoag Co.] Newark N J; beaded border. Rarity-5. HK-403 Aluminum. 38mm. Attractive.
View Coin PPIE, HK-408 Bz, Mississippi at PPIE 1915 UNITED STATES San Fransisco, California 1915 Bronze SC$1 1915 CA HK-408 MISSISSIPPI AT PAN-PAC PANAMA-PACIFIC EXPO HK-408 Bz PANAMA-PACIFIC EXPO NGC MS 64 BN Medal, 1915, Bz, MISSISSIPPI AT PAN-PAC, State Fund Dollar, Jefferson David & John A. Quitman, So Called Dollar HK-408 Bronze, NGC MS64 (Tied for Finest and RARE), Cert# 2538847-016. Obv. Portraits Jefferson Davis, facing slightly to r., and John A. Quitman, facing front; Jefferson / Davis / 1846 in field above his shoulder, and John A. / Quitman / 1848 above his shoulder; around Panama Pacific Exposition San Francisco 1915 • Mississippi's Winners of the West • Rev. Edifice; around Contribution of the Women of Mississippi • Mississippi Dollar Exhibit Fund •; microscopic Robbins Co Attleboro near legend at bottom. HK-408 Bronze. 38mm. Very Attractive and Rare. Rarity-6.
View Coin PPIE, HK-409 Bz, Montana at PPIE 1915 UNITED STATES Montana at Pan-Pac Expo San Francisco 1915 Bronze SC$1 1915 CA HK-409 MONTANA AT PAN-PACIFIC PANAMA PACIFIC EXPO HK-409 PANAMA PACIFIC EXPO NGC MS 64 BN Medal, 1915, AE, MONTANA AT PANAMA PACIFIC EXPOSITION, United States, San Francisco, So Called Dollar, State Fund, Catalog: HK-409, NGC MS64BN, Cert# 3572532-007. An attractive, high grade example of this classic so-called dollar from the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition. Obv. Within Beaded Circle, Winged Victory stands on prow of vessel, holding laurel wreath before her, Exposition Buildings, Hills, Ship, Sun and Rays in background. Montana obviously wanted visitors to know that their state was a leading producer of gold and silver. The reverse of this issue shows a well executed mountain and river scene with manual mining equipment in the foreground. At the border below, a flowing ribbon displays the words "ORO Y PLATA," which translates to "GOLD AND SILVER". Rarity-4.
View Coin PPIE, HK-411 Bz, Oregon at PPIE 1915 UNITED STATES San Francisco, California 1915 Bronze SC$1 1915 CA HK-411 OREGON AT PAN-PACIFIC PANAMA-PACIFIC EXPO HK-411 Bz JEFF SHEVLIN COLLECTION NGC MS 64 Medal, 1915, Bz, OREGON AT PAN PACIFIC EXPOSITION 1915, United States, San Francisco, So Called Dollar HK-411 Bz, NGC MS64, Cert# 3273297-049, Ex Jeff Shevlin Collection. Obv. Edifice; below Oregon / State Building; above, around Panama Pacific International Exposition; below, around • San Francisco, 1915 •; microscopic W. & H Co. Newark. N.J. between legend and beaded border at bottom; Rv. Variation of State Seal, within circle; above, around State of Oregon; below, around * 1859 *; beaded border. HK-411 Bronze. 38mm. Rarity-3. Lovely Blue Color above building, this is an outstanding Specimen with the best provenance.
View Coin PPIE, HK-414 BR, CA Expo 1915 UNITED STATES San Francisco, CA 1915 AE GILT SC$1 1915 CA HK-414 CALIFORNIA - EXPO STATE PANAMA-PACIFIC EXPO HK-414 PANAMA-PACIFIC EXPO NGC MS 65 PL Medal, 1915, AE Gilt, CALIFORNIA EXPO STATE, PANAMA COMPLETION EXHIBITION, SAN FRANCISCO, United States, So Called Dollar, HK-414, NGC MS65PL, Cert # 4010177-002. “California The Exposition State” Dollar from the 1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition held in San Francisco, California. Struck in Gilt Brass.This is a scarce GEM with the Proof Like Designation, Obv. Ship in Panama Canal with date; Rv. CA Expo View with Lady and CA Bear , Legend, San Francisco 1915.
View Coin PPIE, HK-415 BR PL, CA Tower of Jewels 1915 UNITED STATES San Fransisco, California 1915 Brass SC$1 1915 CA HK-415 TOWER OF JEWELS PANAMA-PACIFIC EXPO HK-415 BR PL PANAMA-PACIFIC EXPO NGC MS 62 PL Medal, 1915, Gilt Brass, PANAMA PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION, TOWER OF JEWELS MEDAL, San Francisco, CA, So Called Dollar HK-415 Brass, Proof Like Designation, NGC MS62PL, Cert# 3662564-006. Obv. Legend around, CALIFORNIA THE EXPOSITION STATE SAN FRANCISCO 1915. A rising sun behind standing female figure facing to right, and holding the California flag in her left hand, and wreath in her right. A bear stands next to her left, beneath the flag. View of exposition, bay hills, sun and rays all within a circle; Rv. Identical legend as on obverse; Tower of Jewels within a circle. 35mm. Rarity-5. Strongly Struck, Proof Like Fields and Attractive.
View Coin PCE, HK-428, Panama CA Expo 1915 UNITED STATES San Diego, CA 1915 AE Gilt SC$1 1915 CA HK-428 PANAMA-CALIFORNIA EXPO OFFICIAL MEDAL HK-428 OFFICIAL MEDAL NGC MS 63 Medal, 1915, AE Gilt, PANAMA-CALIFORNIA EXPOSITION, United States, CA, So Called Dollar, HK-428, NGC MS63, Cert# 2540965-004. Medals: Official Medals designed by C. K. Berryman, Cartoonist for Washington Star; engraved by C. E. Barber; struck in Mint Exhibit on grounds. This was first and only official exposition medal with Uncle Sam as main design (1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition gold dollars were not official medals); also striking of this issue for both years of exposition represented first occasion "where medal of this character had been minted and dated for different years." Obv. Full figure of Uncle Sam part r., pick in r. hand over r. shoulder, shovel in l. hand, two Continents in background and handle of shovel lies across Canal--all within center circle; outside around Panama California Exposition San Diego 1915; Rv. Ship passing through Canal, above Official Souvenir; above around Panama Canal Opened by S.S. Ancon; below ship Aug. 15. 1914. HK-428 Gilt
View Coin PCE, H-430 Bz, Panama California Expo 1916 UNITED STATES San Diego, CA 1916 Bronze SC$1 1916 CA HK-430 PANAMA-CALIFORNIA EXPO OFFICIAL MEDAL HK-430 Bz OFFICIAL MEDAL NGC MS 65 BN Medal, 1916, Bz, PANAMA-CALIFORNIA EXPOSITION, San Diego, CA, So Called Dollar, HK-430, NGC MS65BN, Cert# 2621077-015. Medals: Official Medals designed by C. K. Berryman, Cartoonist for Washington Star; engraved by C. E. Barber; struck in Mint Exhibit on grounds. This was first and only official exposition medal with Uncle Sam as main design (1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition gold dollars were not official medals); also striking of this issue for both years of exposition represented first occasion "where medal of this character had been minted and dated for different years." Obv. Full figure of Uncle Sam part r., pick in r. hand over r. shoulder, shovel in l. hand, two Continents in background and handle of shovel lies across Canal--all within center circle; outside around Panama California Exposition San Diego 1916; Rv. Ship passing through Canal, above Official Souvenir; above around Panama Canal Opened by S.S. Ancon; below ship Aug. 15. 1914. Size: 34mm. Rarity-6. Among Finest Known.
View Coin PAIE, HK-459, Battleship 1930 UNITED STATES Portland, Oregon 1930 Bronze SC$1 1930 OR HK-459 PACIFIC AMERICAN EXPO HK-459 Bz, Pacific American Expo NGC MS 65 BN Medal, 1930, Bz, PACIFIC AMERICAN EXPOSITION, U.S.S. BATTLESHIP OREGON RELIC MEDAL, United States, Portland, OR, So Called Dollar HK-459 Bz, NGC MS65BN, Cert# 3274074-014. Obv. Full female figure between two full male figures, all striding and facing rear toward setting sun and ocean in background (similar to No. 325, Lewis and Clark Official Medal 1905); below, on ribbon Westward the Course of Empire Takes Its Way; above all, around Pacific • American • International • Exposition • 1930; below • Portland • Oregon • U. S. A. • Rv. Battleship and rowboat; above, around Souvenir Metal From the Battleship Oregon; below • Bulldog • of • the • Navy •. Scarce Medal and Condition Rarity in this Grade. History: Medal was issued privately in anticipation of this exposition which never took place at all. Exposition company chartered March 11, 1925; capitalized at $10,000,000; 95 signatories to Articles of Incorporation planned to hold "international exposition" in Portland in 1930 to which would be invited "all the peoples of the globe." Early efforts to raise $500,000 by public subscription failed; apparently late 1929 Depression proved final blow; corporation dissolved by State of Oregon Dec. 31, 1945 "for failure to appoint Attorney in Fact." This medal falls into the class of Relic Medals as it was struck from metal of U.S.S. Battleship Oregon. Ship was berthed in Portland following World War I and operated as museum. During World War II, vessel re-activated and served in Pacific; finally decommissioned and broken up for scrap. Mast of ship stands in miniature park, S. W. Front Avenue and Oak Street, Portland. Metal for issue apparently became available when ship first was converted to museum; local "builder" had medal struck for later sale at "exposition." Exact extent of issue cannot be determined. 34mm.
View Coin SMB, HK-681, Santa Monica Breakwater, Cu 1933 UNITED STATES Santa Monica, CA 1933 Copper SC$1 1933 CA HK-681 SANTA MONICA BREAKWATER HK-681 Cu NGC MS 62 BN Medal, 1933, Cu, CA SANTA MONICA BREAKWATER MEDAL, United States, So Called Dollar HK-681 copper, NGC MS62, Cert# 3108393-010. Obv. Aerial view of breakwater, pier and yacht basin; single small star each side; above Souvenir Breakwater 1933; below Santa Monica, Calif.; beaded border; Rv. Full female figure on beach, amusement park in background; below Ocean Park / microscopic L.A.R.S. Co. 4; around Souvenir from California's Playground; beaded border.Medal struck for dedication of Construction of a "Breakwater"; issuer and designer unknown but struck by Los Angeles Rubber Stamp Co. (later LA. Stamp and Stationery Co., which went out of business in the 1960s). Actually, two dedicatory ceremonies held, marking both beginning and completion of project, March 25, 1933, and Aug. 5, 1934, respectively. Size: 38.1 mm. Struck in several different metals. The composition of HK-681 is copper and it is listed in Hibler-Kappen (1963) as "rare." NGC graded this piece MS62 Brown, although ample mint-red coloration is visible in most of the protected areas. Attractive and somewhat elusive in mint state.
View Coin SMB, HK-687, Santa Monica Breakwater AL 1933 UNITED STATES Santa Monica, CA 1933 Aluminum SC$1 1933 CA HK-687 SANTA MONICA BREAKWATER HK-687 AL JEFF SHEVLIN COLLECTION NGC MS 62 Medal, 1933, AL, CA SANTA MONICA BREAKWATER MEDAL, United States, So Called Dollar HK-687 Aluminum, NGC MS62, Cert# 2006522-030. Obv. Aerial view of breakwater, pier and yacht basin; single small star each side; above Souvenir Breakwater 1933; below Santa Monica, Calif.; beaded border; Rv. Full female figure on beach, amusement park in background; below Ocean Park / microscopic L.A.R.S. Co. 12; around Souvenir from California's Playground; beaded border.Medal struck for dedication of Construction of a "Breakwater"; issuer and designer unknown but struck by Los Angeles Rubber Stamp Co. (later LA. Stamp and Stationery Co., which went out of business in the 1960s). Actually, two dedicatory ceremonies held, marking both beginning and completion of project, March 25, 1933, and Aug. 5, 1934, respectively. Size: 38.1 mm.
View Coin SMB, HK-687, Santa Monica Breakwater AL 1933 UNITED STATES Santa Monica, CA 1933 Aluminum SC$1 1933 CA HK-687 SANTA MONICA BREAKWATER HK-687 AL NGC MS 62 Medal, 1933, AL, CA SANTA MONICA BREAKWATER MEDAL, United States, So Called Dollar HK-687 Aluminum, NGC MS62, Cert# 3109093-011. Obv. Aerial view of breakwater, pier and yacht basin; single small star each side; above Souvenir Breakwater 1933; below Santa Monica, Calif.; beaded border; Rv. Full female figure on beach, amusement park in background; below Ocean Park / microscopic L.A.R.S. Co. 12; around Souvenir from California's Playground; beaded border.Medal struck for dedication of Construction of a "Breakwater"; issuer and designer unknown but struck by Los Angeles Rubber Stamp Co. (later LA. Stamp and Stationery Co., which went out of business in the 1960s). Actually, two dedicatory ceremonies held, marking both beginning and completion of project, March 25, 1933, and Aug. 5, 1934, respectively. Size: 38.1 mm.
View Coin SMB, HK-687, Santa Monica Breakwater AL 1933 UNITED STATES Santa Monica, CA 1933 Aluminum SC$1 1933 CA HK-687 SANTA MONICA BREAKWATER HK-687 AL NGC MS 61 Medal, 1933, AL, CA SANTA MONICA BREAKWATER MEDAL, United States, So Called Dollar HK-687 Aluminum, NGC MS61, Cert# 3108393-009. Obv. Aerial view of breakwater, pier and yacht basin; single small star each side; above Souvenir Breakwater 1933; below Santa Monica, Calif.; beaded border; Rv. Full female figure on beach, amusement park in background; below Ocean Park / microscopic L.A.R.S. Co 12.; around Souvenir from California's Playground; beaded border.Medal struck for dedication of Construction of a "Breakwater"; issuer and designer unknown but struck by Los Angeles Rubber Stamp Co. (later LA. Stamp and Stationery Co., which went out of business in the 1960s). Actually, two dedicatory ceremonies held, marking both beginning and completion of project, March 25, 1933, and Aug. 5, 1934, respectively. Size: 38.1 mm. Struck in several different metals. The composition of HK-687 is Aluminum and it is listed in Hibler-Kappen (1963) as "rare." NGC graded this piece MS61, however it looks to be under graded. Attractive and somewhat elusive in mint state.
View Coin CPE, HK-UNL, SC50C, Ford V8 1935 United States San Diego, CA 1935 Nickel SC50C 1935 CA NICKEL FORD V8 HK-UNL CA Ni SC50C CALIFORNIA-PACIFIC EXPO NGC MEDAL MS 63 Medal, 1935, Ni, FORD V8 CALIFORNIA-PACIFIC EXPO, San Diego, CA, So Called 50C, HK-UNL, NGC MS63, Cert# 3275580-057. Celebrating the Ford V8 engine in 1935. Part of the California-Pacific Exposition. 28mm, nickel. Obv. Ford with V8 design in center, San Diego 1935 at bottom; Rv. in center circle, FORD 1935, outside circle, curved bars perpendicular to edge, like a propeller, interesting design. San Diego's second and last successful attempt at holding a world's fair occurred in the middle of 1935. In the midst of a worldwide depression, held in Balboa Park and focused more on national interests than local interests, in contrast with the prior World's Fair held in San Diego.
View Coin GGIE, HK-478, U.S. Map 1939 UNITED STATES San Francisco, California 1939 Brass, Gilt SC$1 1939 CA HK-478 GOLDEN GATE EXPO - US MAP HK-478 BR Gilt (Red) GOLDEN GATE EXPOSITION NGC MS 64 Medal, 1939, Brass, Gilt. GOLDEN GATE EXPO - MAP OF U.S. - E.E. HENSLEY DOLLAR, San Francisco, CA, So Called Dollar, HK-478, NGC MS64, (Red Gilt), Cert# 2576496-051. Rarity-5. MS-64 (NGC). Brass. Obv. Large ornamental gate; tower in foreground with the bay, bridge, and setting sun in the background. WELCOME at top, 1849 l. and 1850 r., with 1906 in center. GOLDEN GATE on the l. and r. of the gate. INTERNATIONAL/ EXPOSITION below. 1939 in lower left corner of gate. Stars around and SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA around at bottom. Rev. Map of United States, Mexico, and Central America with cities and dates of previous expositions. INTERNATIONAL AND INDUSTRIAL EXHIBITIONS HELd IN THE UNITED STATES. At bottom, where the canal would be, is PANAMA CANAL. A Super Attractive Specimen.
View Coin GGIE, HK-479, Lord's Prayer, Protestant 1939 UNITED STATES San Francisco, California 1939 Bronze SC$1 1939 CA HK-479 LORD'S PRAYER-PROTESTANT GOLDEN GATE EXPOSITION HK-479 BZ, Type I, Protestant GOLDEN GATE EXPOSITION NGC MS 63 Medal, 1939, BZ, LORD'S PRAYER-PROTESTANT, GOLDEN GATE EXPO, San Francisco, CA, So Called Dollar, HK-479, NGC MS63, Cert# 2576496-052. Obv. Official Emblem, Tower, Bridge, 1939, Waves, beaded border; Rv. Complete Lord's Prayer in 15 lines across, ending in The Power, and the Glory, / Forever. / Amen.; beaded border. HK-479 Bronze. Size: 33mm.
View Coin GGIE, HK-479A, Lord's Prayer, Catholic 1939 UNITED STATES San Francisco, California 1939 Bronze SC$1 1939 CA HK-479A LORD'S PRAYER-CATHOLIC GOLDEN GATE EXPOSITION HK-479A BZ Type II, Catholic GOLDEN GATE EXPOSITION NGC MS 63 Medal, 1939, BZ, LORD'S PRAYER-CATHOLIC, GOLDEN GATE EXPO, San Francisco, CA, So Called Dollar, HK-479A, Type II, NGC MS63, Cert# 2576496-053. Obv. Official Emblem, Tower, Bridge, 1939, Waves, beaded border; Rv. Complete Lord's Prayer in 14 lines across, ending in "But Deliver Us / From All Evil. / Amen"; beaded border. HK-479A, Bronze. Size: 33mm.
View Coin GGIE, HK-481, Treasure Island Dollar 1939 UNITED STATES San Francisco, California 1939 Bronze (Gilt) SC$1 1939 CA HK-481 TREASURE ISLAND DOLLAR GOLDEN GATE EXPOSITION HK-481 BZ Gilt GOLDEN GATE EXPOSITION NGC MS 66 Medal, 1939, BZ Gilt, GOLDEN GATE EXPOSITION, TREASURE ISLAND, California, So Called Dollar, HK-481 BZ Gilt, NGC MS66, Cert# 2613958-017. Obv. lower center foreground; bay, bridge and setting sun in background; at top of gate on ribbon Welcome / to l. 1849, to r. 1850 / 1906; on gate l. Golden, r. Gate; just below in center International / Exposition, in lower l. of gate 1939; below gate San Francisco, California. Rev. Island; airplane to l.; bridge and setting sun in background; above all Treasure Island (three reverse die varieties known). HK-481 Gilt Bronze. Size: 33mm.
View Coin GGIE, HK-483, Petroleum Dollar 1940 UNITED STATES San Francisco, California 1940 AE Gilt SC$1 1940 CA HK-483 PETROLEUM DOLLAR GOLDEN GATE EXPOSITION HK-483 AE (Type I) GOLDEN GATE EXPOSITION NGC MS 64 Medal, 1940, Gilt Bronze, PETROLEUM DOLLAR, GOLDEN GATE INTL EXPO, United States, San Francisco, So Called Dollar, HK-483, Type I, NGC MS64, Cert# 1545204-043. Obv. Oil drill in center; above, the story of petroleum, below Golden Gate International Expo, all outside center circle; Rv. "A Dollar Spent for Petroleum Products Never Stops Circulating, It Pays for Wages, Taxes, Materials, and Brings Countless Benefits to Every Business", Beaded Border. (Two Rev. die varieties exist). Size: 35mm. R-2.
View Coin GGIE, HK-484, Petroleum Dollar, 1939 UNITED STATES San Francisco, California 1939 GILT BRONZE SC$1 1939 CA HK-484 PETROLEUM DOLLAR GOLDEN GATE EXPOSITION HK-484 (Type II) GOLDEN GATE EXPOSITION NGC MS 63 Medal, 1939, Gilt Bronze, PETROLEUM DOLLAR, GOLDEN GATE INTL EXPO, United States, San Francisco, So Called Dollar, HK-484, Type II, NGC MS63, Cert# 1545195-005. Obv. Oil drill in center; below Petroleum Exhibit / 1939; above drill, around * Golden Gate *; below all, around International Exposition; beaded border; Rv. "A Dollar Spent for Petroleum Products Never Stops Circulating, It Pays for Wages, Taxes, Materials, and Brings Countless Benefits to Every Business", Beaded Border. (Two Rev. die varieties exist). Size: 35mm. Purchased from Steve Garvin at Honor Coin.
View Coin GGIE, HK-484, Petroleum Dollar, 1939 UNITED STATES San Francisco, California 1939 AE Gilt SC$1 1939 CA HK-484 PETROLEUM DOLLAR GOLDEN GATE EXPOSITION HK-484 AE Gilt Type II GOLDEN GATE EXPOSITION NGC MS 64 Medal, 1939, Gilt Bronze, PETROLEUM DOLLAR, GOLDEN GATE INTL EXPO, United States, San Francisco, So Called Dollar, HK-484, Type II, NGC MS64, Cert# 1545196-002. Obv. Oil drill in center; below Petroleum Exhibit / 1939; above drill, around * Golden Gate *; below all, around International Exposition; beaded border; Rv. "A Dollar Spent for Petroleum Products Never Stops Circulating, It Pays for Wages, Taxes, Materials, and Brings Countless Benefits to Every Business", Beaded Border. (Two Rev. die varieties exist). Size: 35mm.
View Coin GGIE, HK-484, Petroleum Dollar, 1939 UNITED STATES San Fransisco, California 1939 Brass Gilt SC$1 1939 CA HK-484 PETROLEUM DOLLAR GOLDEN GATE EXPOSITION HK-484 BR Gilt GOLDEN GATE EXPOSITION NGC MS 64 Medal, 1939, Gilt Bronze, PETROLEUM DOLLAR, GOLDEN GATE INTL EXPO, United States, San Francisco, So Called Dollar, HK-484, Type II, NGC MS64, Cert# 2617818-009. Obv. Oil drill in center; below Petroleum Exhibit / 1939; above drill, around * Golden Gate *; below all, around International Exposition; beaded border; Rv. "A Dollar Spent for Petroleum Products Never Stops Circulating, It Pays for Wages, Taxes, Materials, and Brings Countless Benefits to Every Business", Beaded Border. (Two Rev. die varieties exist). Size: 35mm.
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