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    Scarce Edw. W. Willis 25 Cent Bingle Token, Long, Alaska

    (1917-1922 ) Long, Alaska, Edw. C. Willis. This is an uncertified VF35 token issued by Willis, who ran a billiards, cigar, and general merchandise establishment. This piece is among the very few Alaskan tokens to bear the word "Bingle," the common term used in Alaska to describe a merchant token. The piece is very scarce, listed in the 1994 Alaska tokens reference by Ronald Bernice as catalog number 2a with an R.8 rarity factor. The market value back in 1994 was $450. (NGC ID# 2CPF, PCGS# 661155)

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    February, 2007
    14th-17th Wednesday-Saturday
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