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    1894 California Souvenir Token, AU55

    1894 California Gold Souvenir Token AU55 NGC. This 0.84 gram token is extremely rare, with only two pieces known to researcher Mike Locke. The intricately detailed obverse has the legend THE DAYS OF OLD OF GOLD OF 1849, around a vignette that includes a sluice box, a mountain range, a miner swinging a pick, and a cute little cabin with a trail leading up to it. The reverse has CALIFORNIA GOLD SOUVENIR 1849 with a shovel, axe, and pan inside a wreath, alluding to the 1894 San Francisco Mid Winter Exposition. Lustrous lemon-yellow with a trace of high point wear.

    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
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 15
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    The marketing was exceptional from the photos to the ads in Civil War Times and North South Trader for the cross over people!!! I have had many emails from my Civil War collecting fraternity that saw these and I saw them at the national show in Nashville/Franklin in early December.
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