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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 48, November 26, 2006, Article 20

DICK HANSCOM'S ALASKA NATIVE GOLD TOKEN

Dick Hanscom writes: "Because of my previous postings on brittle
gold, engraving dies and minting tokens, I thought your readers
might like to see the final result. These are hand struck without
collar, about 20mm.  These are "native gold," meaning unrefined
raw gold (usually dust) that has just been melted.  The gold in
these tokens was mined on the beach at Nome, Alaska, hence the
small "N" counterstamp. Not a work of art by any means, but
acceptable for someone with no artistic talent."

To view an image of Dick Hansom's gold token, see:
Dick Hansom's gold token (image)

[The obverse reads "NATIVE GOLD / 1 DWT".  On the reverse is
"ALASKA / DENALI / N"   -Editor]

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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