1871 California Gold BG Token!

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by fretboard, Jul 14, 2020.

  1. fretboard

    fretboard Defender of Old Coinage!

    Here's a California Gold Token from 1871, tested with an XLF scanner at 20k gold, this Token is tiny at approx 10mm. Although it was listed on the coin flip as a BG767 I don't know much about Breen-Gillio Tokens at all and I'm not certain that number is even correct! I got it in a trade years ago and figured I would check on it at a later date. That said, I haven't gotten very far with finding information on it at all. It's like the link says, I'll let you read about it! :DIf anyone knows anything about these, please chime in! Anyone?


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  3. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    Congratulations, I looks real.
  4. fretboard

    fretboard Defender of Old Coinage!

    Oh yeah, I know it's real! Next time I have it in hand I'll take better pics as I just realized the coin flip has scratches on it, hopefully the coin don't, but idk.
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2020
  5. robec

    robec Junior Member

    I had one a few years ago. I don't remember the BG number unfortunately. Both yours and mine are quarter dollar denominations.

    There is a site that had a nice library of photos and descriptions. I don't think it has been updated in years. Here is a link to the site. You might get lucky.

    There were quite a few fakes made, but yours looks authentic to me.


    Here is a photo from CoinFacts of a BG 767. In looking at the CoinFacts photo I believe mine may also be a BG 767. The die cracks are all in the same places.

    Last edited: Jul 15, 2020
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