Alaskan Gold

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  1. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Well I opened another box yesterday that has been packed for 5 years. As I was going through this box today, I found gold. It’s small but interesting.

    It’s Alaska Gold from 1909. And it’s marked by A.Y.P.E. This coin is from the Hart's Coins of the West series and was sold at the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition held in Seattle in 1909. A nice example with problem-free fields. It’s 1 DWT or 1 Pennyweight. That is about 1.56 grams of gold. Not much but it is interesting.
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  3. love old coins

    love old coins Well-Known Member

    Wow! So beautiful and historical...I'm envious!
     
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  4. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Thanks. I bought it 5 years ago in an auction and at a good price. Never saw one until this one and I haven’t seen one since. I do like it. :)
     
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  5. fretboard

    fretboard Defender of Old Coinage!

    Great looking Token and a great hidden treasure for you! :D Yes, many think that the Hart's made those Gold Tokens but they didn't, in fact I think they had passed onward by the 1900's but that's just a guess. The Hart's made a few Alaska Tokens but not that one. Julius L. Charbneau made those Tokens and many more that are true rarities and worth a lot of money today. Referenced from Jeff Shevlin's book, he's from my area and I bought his Golden Gate book, good book with a lot of pics! ;)

    https://www.filmsgraded.com/mehart/index.htm

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  6. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I’m not sure who made it but it’s from the Hart’s Coins of the West Series sold in Seattle in 1909 at the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition.
     
  7. 1stSgt22

    1stSgt22 Well-Known Member

    WOW! That's gorgeous!!
     
  8. masterswimmer

    masterswimmer Well-Known Member

    You found gold and coincidentally I lost gold.
    Did that box have six sides?
    You can send it here. I know you'll do the right thing ;)
     
  9. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Yes it has 6 sides but it also had my name on the shipping label along with my PO Box number. lol
     
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  10. fretboard

    fretboard Defender of Old Coinage!

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  11. Collecting Nut

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  12. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    In the last 45 minutes I have done a little more research and over a hundred years later there is still a controversy about the Hart company.
     
  13. fretboard

    fretboard Defender of Old Coinage!

    I agree, what I've come across is different looking AYPE gold tokens! Makes me think maybe there's varieties or maybe Hart did make some, too long ago for sure but take a look at these pics. Notice that this one looks a bit different than yours and it's listed on a slab by NGC that includes Hart's etc. Oh and I realized something else, the Hart's company was still around until at least 1915, cause I have a PPIE token they made. :smuggrin: Maybe someday someone will figure it all out! :D

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  14. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I don’t know the entire story. From what I read I don’t think anyone else really knows either. There are different varieties and that’s easy to see in the Red Book.
     
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  15. fretboard

    fretboard Defender of Old Coinage!

    Yeah, I'd love to own one but I'll wait until I can get a really nice one and until I learn more about them! :D
     
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  16. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I didn’t even know I had this one as it was in a box that was sealed in 2016. I just opened the box the day I started this thread. I’ve found some other nice items to post but I’ve been to busy to do so. I’ll get them soon I hope.
     
  17. fretboard

    fretboard Defender of Old Coinage!

    You have quite a system and obviously it's paid off for you! Love your hidden treasures for sure! :D
     
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  18. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    More coming up on a new thread next week.
     
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  19. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I got one of them posted late this morning, the 1788 Massachusetts Cent.
     
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  20. rte

    rte Well-Known Member

    Sorry No his box had 4 sides a top and bottom.
    Good try though.
     
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  21. GoldFinger1969

    GoldFinger1969 Well-Known Member

    I believe Roger Burdette's book on Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles mentions Alaskan gold. I'll check in coming days.
     
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