By Ronald J. Benice

This reference paintings lists and describes all recognized tokens (privately issued substitutes for cash) used from the Eighteen Nineties gold rush via 1959, whilst Alaska received statehood. New to this variation are tokens from the Yukon Territory, with wide assurance of Yukon tokens via 1989. Entries describe person tokens, are prepared alphabetically, and are divided into seven sections: conventional Alaska Tokens, Alaska Transportation Tokens, Alaska nutrition Stamp swap Tokens, Alaska felony Tokens, steel id Chits, Yukon Territory metal Tokens 1897-1945, and Yukon Territory Plastic Tokens 1946-1989. for every token, details comprises the supplier, a actual and ancient description, and present worth.

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00 20. Horseshoe Liquor Co. Edward Harwood, saloon, 1911 –1917 A. 61 ⁄ 4¢ brass, round, 21mm B. 1. S. Ide A. 121 ⁄ 2¢ aluminum, round, 25mm, R8 21. Herbert Johnston Saloon, 1909–1911. 00 47 1. Traditional Alaska A. 5¢ brass, round, 21mm, R8 B. 00 22. J. W. Little John W. Little, saloon, 1909–1911. He also issued tokens for saloons in Ellamar, Latouche and Valdez. A. 121 ⁄ 2¢ B. 00 23. The MacCormac (no city name) Hotel, James MacCormac, 1909–1909. He operated a general store and was postmaster in 1907 and was in the grocery business in 1910.

00 Atka 1. Atka Island Native Store, Aleutian Island 1922–1930 A. B. C. D. E. F. 00 2. Sergius Golley Billiard Hall 1935–1942, when civilian population was evacuated in World War II. 24 Atka / Attu / Barrow A. B. C. D. 5¢ 10¢ 25¢ 50¢ 1. 00 Attu 1. Naval Air Station, Officers’ Mess Annex 1944–1947+. ) A. 5¢ B. 00 Barrow 1. Tony’s Recreation Tony Krier, late 1950s —1959+. A. B. C. D. 5¢ 10¢ 25¢ 50¢ aluminum, aluminum, aluminum, aluminum, round, round, round, round, 20mm 23mm 26mm 29mm [D] [D] [D] [D] Tokens good for one cigar are fantasy restrikes.

In 1907 they operated the Delta Cigar Store. A. 00 2. Second Class, C. O. Tackleson Charles O. Tackleson, saloon, 1906–1916. A. 00 1. Traditional Alaska 35 Chichagof / Chicken Chichagof 1. Chichagof Club 1917–1926. Company-sponsored employee club at gold mine. A. 5¢ brass, round, 25mm B. 00 2. Chichagoff Development Co. Gold mine operators, 1905–1948. Coupons used in 1920s. A. B. C. D. E. F. 00 Widths on coupons vary from 23 to 28mm Chicken 1. Struck & Van Hook (no city name) Henry Struck and Harvey Isaac Van Hook, hotel and saloon, 1907–1908.

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