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USA, "so-called dollar," silvered brass token, 1939 Golden Gate Expo, Piece of Eight / Treasure Isla

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / US Coins Start Price:160.00 USD Estimated At:200.00 - 300.00 USD
USA,  so-called dollar,  silvered brass token, 1939 Golden Gate Expo, Piece of Eight / Treasure Isla
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USA, "so-called dollar," silvered brass token, 1939 Golden Gate Expo, Piece of Eight / Treasure Island, engraved with date 1940, ex-Jones. HK-485. 25.34 grams. Commemorative token from the Golden Gate International Exposition, held Feb. 18 to Oct. 29, 1939 and May 25 to Sept. 29, 1940. Obverse states FACSIMILE OF PIECE OF EIGHT FROM TREASURE ISLAND, SAN FRANCISCO BAY, CALIFORNIA and is engraved "Henry / July 20, 1940." Reverse is a rather accurate, if slightly stylized, representation of a Spanish milled bust dollar with TREASURE ISLAND, S.F CAL., and date 1939 added. Hibler and Kappen suggest 1,000 were struck for sale in 1939 but were delivered late, resulting in the sale of only 150 to 400 pieces at $1 each while the rest were melted. The date engraved on this coin appears to back up that theory of a late delivery during the second half of the fair. AU with some scattered marks and brass showing through silver wash on pillars and rims. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection and to our Auction 21 (lot #276).