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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 9, February 26, 2006, Article 17

ALASKA ARCC TOKEN MANUFACTURER: PUGET SOUND STAMP WORKS?

Chick Ambrass writes: "While doing some Internet research on
the Alaska Rural Rehabilitation Corporation (ARRC) tokens,
up popped an issue of The E-Sylum, where the tokens are
mentioned.

According to the Red Book, these tokens were "issued" by
the U.S. government, but it does NOT state that these were
struck by the U.S. mint. Has that question ever come up before?
If they were not struck by the U.S. Mint, then by whom?"

[The question hadn't come up before, so I passed Chick's query
on to E-Sylum reader Dick Hanscom of Alaska Rare Coins.  He
writes: "My information (from Lew Egnew) is that they were
struck by the Puget Sound Stamp Works in Seattle."

The Red Book has some erroneous information. It states that
all but the 1 denomination is the same size as the corresponding
U.S. coin.  This is not correct. The $5 and $10 are larger than
their gold counterparts."

As an example of how articles in the E-Sylum archive can be
accessed, here are a group of links to several earlier articles
related to the Alaskan tokens (also known as "Bingles"):

ALASKAN BINGLE TOKENS
esylum_v05n27a06.html

BINGLES
esylum_v05n28a12.html

BINGLES REVISITED
esylum_v05n29a15.html

BINGLE, SHMINGLE
esylum_v05n29a15.html

BEATING BINGLES TO DEATH
esylum_v05n31a12.html

ARTICLE ON ALASKAN BINGLE TOKENS
esylum_v08n04a20.html

-Editor]

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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