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    Complete Set of (1935) Alaska Rural Rehabilitation Corp. Tokens AU58 to MS63 NGC. Gould-Bressett 4 through 11. In 1935, the Federal government battled the Great Depression by relocating to Alaska financially troubled farmers from Minnesota, Michigan, and Wisconsin. They were paid in "bingles," dateless tokens with diameters similar to the coin counterparts. The tokens could be redeemed in local stores in Matanuska Valley, but they soon circulated regionally as money, which forced their replacement with regular U.S. coinage.
    This complete set consists of: Cent MS62 NGC; 5 Cents MS62 NGC; 10 Cents MS63 NGC; 25 Cents MS62 NGC; 50 Cents MS63 NGC; 1 Dollar AU58 NGC; 5 Dollars AU58 NGC; and a 10 Dollar AU58 NGC. All pieces are lightly toned and semi-prooflike with evidence of minor non-numismatic handling. Listed on page 399 of the 2010 Guide Book.


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

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2010
    6th-10th Wednesday-Sunday
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