Alaska and Yukon Tokens
Private Coins of the Territories, 3d ed.
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
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: 1589 photos, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2010
Table of Contents
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
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.