Alaska and Yukon Tokens

Private Coins of the Territories, 3d ed.


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About the Book

This reference work lists and describes all known tokens (privately issued substitutes for coins) used from the 1890s gold rush through 1959, when Alaska gained statehood. New to this edition are tokens from the Yukon Territory, with extensive coverage of Yukon tokens through 1989. Entries describe individual tokens, are arranged alphabetically, and are divided into seven sections: Traditional Alaska Tokens, Alaska Transportation Tokens, Alaska Food Stamp Change Tokens, Alaska Prison Tokens, Metallic Identification Chits, Yukon Territory Metallic Tokens 1897–1945, and Yukon Territory Plastic Tokens 1946–1989. For each token, information includes the issuer, a physical and historical description, and current value.

About the Author(s)

Ronald J. Benice (Sarasota, Florida) is a retired mathematician and telecommunications director. He is the award-winning author of several books as well as many articles on paper money.

Bibliographic Details

Ronald J. Benice
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 376
Bibliographic Info: 1589 photos, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2010
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4481-6
eISBN: 978-0-7864-5718-2
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Introduction      1

1. Traditional Alaska Tokens      7

2. Alaska Transportation Tokens      285

3. Alaska Food Stamp Change Tokens      302

4. Alaska Prison Tokens      306

5. Alaska Metallic Identification Chits      308

6. Yukon Territory Metallic Tokens, 1897–1945      313

7. Yukon Territory Plastic Tokens, 1946–1989      332

Bibliography      347

Index      351

Book Reviews & Awards

Extraordinary Merit—Numismatic Literary Guild
“of great value…an excellent reference book with much useful information…interesting”—Alaska History; “a great update on the previous edition…profusely illustrated…an excellent reference…a must for token collectors”—The E-Sylum; “I cannot say how impressed I was with all the additions found within the pages of Ron Benice’s revised reference catalog. Ron has done a superb job”—Tams Journal; “Benice has once again went the extra mile and authored a reference that will be a huge success in the numismatic community”—The Numismatist.