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    Incredible Valdez, Alaska Mining Token, Choice AU

    Undated Valdez, Alaska Mining Token. AU55 Uncertified. Bernice 11A, copper, 38 mm. Probably early 20th century. The Knight Island Copper Mining Company issued these tokens to stockholders of record, and today they are collected alongside trade tokens. This visually appealing token is a seldom seen Alaska token rarity. This example is the first we have seen or handled.
    The obverse has a remarkable scene of Valdez Bay, with mountains in the background, a steamer making its way to a pier. On seven lines, the reverse is lettered: I AM A/ STOCKHOLDER/ OF THE/ KNIGHT ISLAND/ COPPER/ MINING CO./ VALDEZ, ALA.


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

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    September, 2008
    17th-18th Wednesday-Thursday
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