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Topical Collections: Bears - United States of America


United States of America

Tokens


United States of America, Gold Token, 1991
CALIFORNIA GOLD / 1991 / 1/10 OZ. - .9999 FINE
Mother grizzly bear and cub within ring of stars
THE GREAT SEAL OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA / EUREKA
State seal within inner beaded circle
Reeded Edge
18mm, 3.14g, .9999 Gold, .1000oz AGW
Mint: Unknown
Mintage: Unknown


United States of America, Fractional "Gold" Token, "1852"
(No legend)
Indian head left surrounded by stars, 1852 below
CALIFORNIA GOLD
Bear walking right, 1/2 above
Plain edge
13mm, 0.69g, Goldene brass, Round flan
Minted by: Daniel Hurkett, 1972 and earlier
Mintage: Unknown

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United States of America, Fractional "Gold" Token, "1857"
(No legend)
Indian head left surrounded by stars, 1857 below
CALIFORNIA GOLD
Bear walking right, 1/2 above
Plain edge
11mm across the flats, 0.55g, Gold-plated brass, Octagonal flan
Minted by: Unknown, c.1930-1950
Mintage: Unknown

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United States of America, California Bear Festival Token, 1963
SEVENTH ANNUAL BEAR FESTIVAL / 1963 / IDYLLWILD ***** / CALIFORNIA
California republic flag 
CALIFORNIA GRIZZLY
Grizzly bear seated facing, landscape behind
Plain edge
31mm, 10.25g, Nickel?
Minted by: Unknown
Mintage: Unknown


United States of America, Alaska Purchase Centennial Token, 1967
ALASKA PURCHASE CENTENNIAL / AMERICA'S LAST FRONTIER / 1867-1967
Grizzly bear roaring part left, Alaska outline in background
1867 / 1967 | ALASKA / THE / GREATEST / PURCHASE / EVER / MADE
Totem pole facing part right
Plain edge
40mm, 21.65g, Brass?
Minted by: Unknown
Mintage: Unknown
Ex eBay, 2001


United States of America, California Commemorative Token, 1969
CALIFORNIA BICENTENNIAL / 1769-1969
Grizzly bear walking left
THE GOLDEN LAND
Eight men from different professions standing facing each other, products in fields and below
Reeded edge
39mm, 24.50g, Bronze
Minted by: Unknown
Mintage: Unknown
Ex Milwaukee Coin Show, 2000

1972.  National Parks Centennial.  Sequoia National Park.

I picked up this piece at the South Shore Coin Show in Milwaukee in April, 2000.


United States of America, Trading Post Token, Undated
CLARK'S TRADING POST / WHITE MTS., N . H .
Bear standing left on top of structure within circle
OLD MAN OF THE MOUNTAINS
Cliffside within circle
Plain edge
26mm, 5.44g, Nickel?
Minted by: Unknown
Mintage: Unknown
Ex Allen Berman, July 2000

Elongated U.S. Cent with Helmeted Chicago Bear passing football on obverse

This piece was an acquisition from eBay in 2001.


New York, R. H. Macy & Company - 1876.  Soda water token.

Liz bought this piece from a bid board at Greater Milwaukee Coin for my birthday in 1999.



 

California - 1925-S, silver commemorative half dollar.

This coin was acquired in April, 2004 from Stateline Coin Sales at the South Shore Coin Club show in Milwaukee, WI.

Bay Bridge - 1936-S, silver commemorative half dollar.

This coin was acquired in April, 2004 from Stateline Coin Sales at the South Shore Coin Club show in Milwaukee, WI.