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California Dancing Bears, Gold Nuggets, Medals and More

Category:  Token & Medals
Last Modified:  2/23/2021
Set Description
An odd assortment of medals relating to the California Gold Rush and events celebrating the Gold Rush

Set Goals
Collect relevant medals as they become available

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Just to set the proper mood... United States California Gold Rush Gold Mining
1898 California Golden Jubilee Ribbon United States California Gold Rush 1898 California Golden Jubilee 1898 California Golden Jubilee (in San Francisco) Ribbon complete with two of the three "gold nuggets"
1849-Dated Model Dollar California Counter United States California Gold Rush Bronze Dollar 1849-Dated 1849-Dated Model One Dollar California Game Counter
1849-Dated California Five Dollar Counter United States California Gold Rush 1849-Dated 1849-Dated Five Dollar Miner Game Counter
1849-Dated Five Dollar Game Counter United States California Gold Rush 1849-Dated 1849-Dated Miner Five Dollar California Game Counter
1849-Dated Five Dollar Game Counter United States California Gold Rush 1849-Dated 1849-Dated Gold Miner California Five Dollar Counter
1849-Dated California Five Dollar Counter (Modern Copy) United States California Gold Rush 1849-Dated 1849-Dated Miner Five Dollar California Counter (Modern replica which flooded ebay a couple of years ago)
1849-Dated Five Dollar Game Counter United States California Gold Rush Gilt-Brass 1849-Dated 1849-Dated California Miner Game Counter (gilt)
View Coin 1847 Ten Dollar California Counter United States California Gold Rush $10 1847-DATED BRASS CALIFORNIA COUNTER NGC TOKEN AU 53 1847-Dated California Game Counter
Ten Dollar Eagle California Counter United States California Gold Rush Bronze No Date Fauver # FLAG-1000 / EAGLE-1020 No Date California (Eagle) Counter (Fauver # FLAG-1000 / EAGLE-1020) Scratched
1849-Dated Model Half-Eagle Game Counter United States California Gold Rush Brass Half-Eagle 1849-Dated Probably made in England 1849-Dated "Model Half-Eagle" game counter, probably made in England (certification pending)
1849-Dated California Model Dollar Set by Joseph Moore of Birmingham, England United States California Gold Rush Bronze 1849-Dated 1849 California Model Dollar Set by Joseph Moore of Birmingham, England. The full set includes a box coin (two sides), a Model Half Eagle, a Model Dollar, a Model Half-Dollar, and a Model Quarter-Dollar. Side 1 of the Box shows a harbor scene and the text "Emigration to California." Side 2 depicts a Gold Mining Scene. with the text "California." This set is incomplete in that it is missing the Quarter -Dollar piece and the Second (Emigration) side of the Box Coin.
1849-Dated Twenty Dollar California Counter United States California Gold Rush 1849-Dated 1849-Dated Twenty Dollar California Game Counter
1850-Dated Twenty Dollar Dancing Bears Game Counter United States California Gold Rush Bronze 1850-Dated K-1 California Gold Mines, Reeded Edge Double Eagle California Dancing Bears Counter Token, 35mm - brass , K-1 California Gold Mines, Reeded Edge

MINES CALIFORNIA GOLD / (eagle) / 1850 // CALIFORNIA GOLD MINES / (dancing bears) / A. D. 1850
1852 Twenty Dollar California Counter United States California Gold Rush 1852-Dated 1852-Dated Twenty Dollar California Game Counter
No Date California Double Eagle Counter United States California Gold Rush Bronze Twenty Dollar Token Fauver # Eagle-1285 / Flag-1220 Double Eagle California Counter Token
34mm - brass - (thin 2mm variety)
Fauver # Eagle-1285 / Flag-1220
Kappen #35
1855-Dated Fifty Dollar California Counter United States California Gold Rush 1855-Dated 1855-Dated Fifty Dollar California Counter (J-740)
View Coin Joseph Brothers Storecard United States California Gold Rush Bronze CA (1854-60) SAN FRAN M-CALIF-6 JOSEPH BROTHERS Miller-CALIF-6 NGC TOKEN XF 40 BN (1854-60) Advertising Medal for the Joseph Brothers (San Francisco) - Nathan Joseph made some of the first (dated) Arms of California gold tokens
Joseph Brothers Storecard United States California Gold Rush Bronze 1850's Rulau # Calif 6; Kappen # K-1275 Joseph Brothers Storecard (San Francisco) Kappen # k-1275; Rulau # Calif 6
Joseph Brothers Storecard United States California Gold Rush Bronze 1854-1860 Storecard Miller-CA-6 1854-60 Joseph Brothers Storecard (Miller-CA-6)
1854-O Double Eagle (SS Republic Shipwreck) Replica United States California Gold Rush 1854-Dated 1854 Double Eagle Replica from the SS Republic Shipwreck
1857 SS Central America Gold Nuggets United States California Gold Rush Gold 1857 SS Central America Gold Nuggets (#3443, .5 grams)
1857 SS Central America Gold Nuggets United States California Gold Rush Gold 1857 1857 SS Central America Gold Nuggets (#3939, 1.5 grams)
1857 SS Central America Gold Nuggets United States California Gold Rush Gold 1857 1857 SS Central America Gold Nuggets (#1183, .5 grams)
1857 SS Central America Gold Nuggets United States California Gold Rush Gold 1857 1857 SS Central America Gold Nuggets (#8071, .5 grams)
View Coin 1857 SS Central America Gold Nugget United States California Gold Rush Gold 1857 0.34g NGC PR 1 Gold Nugget from the SS Central America (1857) shipwreck
No Date Sacramento Assayer Hoard Nuggets United States California Gold Rush Gold Assayer's Hoard Sacramento, California Assayer Hoard of Nuggets (1.5 grams) "This Pinch of gold flakes is certified by PCGS as being from the Sacramento Assayer Hoard. This hoard was accumulated by an assayer that purchased gold dust and nuggets from miners and gold prospectors in the California gold fields."
1890 NSGW Medal (40th Anniversary of California Statehood) United States California Gold Rush 1890 N.S.G.W. 40th Anniversary of Statehood 1890 Native Sons of the Golden West (NSGW) Medal (40th Anniversary of California Statehood)
1892 National Editors Association Badge United States California Gold Rush Gold, Silver, and Tin 1892 National Editors Association 1892 National Editors Association Badge, manufactured by Col. A. Andrews (owner of the Diamond Parlor in SF), made of Silver, Tin, and Gold mined in California (Badge is mentioned in the Pacific Rural Press, May 28, 1892), 30.7 mm and 10.6 g.
1892 National Editors Association Badge (Part 2) United States California Gold Rush Gold, Silver, and Tin 1892 Part 2: Additional pics of the 1892 N.E.A. Medal
1894 San Francisco Mid-Winter Exposition Medal (HK-245) United States California Gold Rush Bronze 1894 HK-245 HK-245 1894 San Francisco Mid-Winter Exposition Medal
View Coin 1894 California Midwinter Medal (HK-249) UNITED STATES California Gold Rush Aluminum SC$1 1894 CA HK-249 ELECTRIC TOWER/STATE SEAL CALIFORNIA MIDWINTER EXPO HK-249 CALIFORNIA MIDWINTER EXPO NGC MS 63 HK-249 State Seal of California (Eureka) and Electric Tower Midwinter California Exposition Medal (holed)
1896 La Fiesta de Los Angeles Medal United States California Post-Gold Rush Bronze 1896 1896 La Fiesta de Los Angeles Souvenir Medal (AU-55 Details, Reverse scratched)
1898 California Gold Discovery Medal United States California Gold Rush 1898 1898 California Gold Discovery (San Francisco) Medal
1898 California Gold Discovery Medal (Part 2) United States California Gold Rush 1898 Additional photos of the 1898 Medal
1898 California Semi-Centennial Medal with Ribbon United States California Gold Rush 1898 1898 California Semi-Centennial of Gold Discovery Medal with Ribbon
1898 California Semi-Centennial Medal with Ribbon (part 2) United States California Gold Rush 1898 1898 California Semi-Centennial of the Discovery of Gold Medal and Ribbon
1898 Semi-Centennial Jubilee of Gold Discovery (San Francisco) United States California Gold Rush 1898 HK-642 Jan 24,1898 Semi-Centennial Jubilee of the Gold Rush (San Francisco) Medal
(1898) Discovery of Gold Semi-Centennial Medal United States California Gold Rush (1898) (1898) Discovery of Gold Semi-Centennial Medal (Marshall's Cabin) Details Grade (holed)
1899 Golden Jubilee (IOOF) Medal United States California Gold Rush 1899 IOOF 1899 IOOF Golden Jubilee Medal
View Coin 1900 San Francisco 50th Anniversary Medal United States California Gold Rush 16mm 1900 CA BRASS SAN FRANCISCO 50TH ANN NGC MEDAL MS 63 1900 Eureka Medal (San Francisco 50th Anniversary)
1903 GAR Encampment Medal (with "Arms of California" token inset) United States California Gold Rush 1903 GAR 1903 Sons of Veterans Souvenir Medal (GAR Encampment, August 1903, San Francisco)
1903 GAR Encampment Medal (with "Arms of California" token inset) Part 2 United States California Gold Rush 1903 GAR Additional photos of 1903 GAR Medal with Arms of California token inset
August 1905 Denver Fraternal Order of Elks (FOE) Medal United States Denver, Colorado Gold Rush 1905 FOE Eagle, Donkey and Dynamite August 1905 Denver, Colorado Fraternal Order of Elks Medal with Donkey and Dynamite (Made by Whitehead and Hoag Co.)
Montana, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, and BC Hanger United States Nevada, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, and BC Gold Rush Bronze Schwaab and Co. No Date Montana, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia Hanger by Schwaab and Company
1909 Stockton, California Gold Rush of 1849 Celebration Medal United States California Gold Rush 1909 1909 Stockton, California "Gold Rush of 1849 Celebration" Medal
1909 Stockton, California Gold Rush Celebration Medal United States California Gold Rush Gilt 1909 Stockton 1909 Stockton, California Gold Rush of 1849 Celebration Medal by Schwaabs and Company
View Coin 1911 F.O.E. Medal United States California Gold Rush 42mm 1911 CA GILT FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES SAN FRANCISCO. J-911F NGC MEDAL AU 58 1911 Fraternal Order of Eagles Medal with "Arms of California" reverse
1911 IOOF Medal (Idaho goldpan hanger) United States Idaho Gold Rush 1911 1911 I.O.O.F. / S.G.L. Medal with Idaho Gold Pan Hanger (Indianapolis)
1911 FOE Grand Aerie Session Medal United States California Gold Rush 1911 J-911F FOE 1911 F.O.E. August 21-28 Grand Aerie Session Medal (Arms of California reverse)
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