UNITED STATES. Alaska. AV one pinch round. 14 mm. 1897. Indian head left, 16 stars around / ONE in large letters in center, sun rise above, ALASKA GOLD in curved line above, laurel branches below. Gould-Bressett 110 var. AIRD 3. Rarity 7. NGC AU50; attractive red-gold toning.
Ex Heritage Long Beach Signature Auction (10-13 June 2016), lot 99399 ($940). From the J. S. Morgan Collection (Heritage Long Beach Signature Auction, 4-6 September 2014, lot 9317).
This variety was most likely struck circa-1915 for sale at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition (note from MEHartGold.com).
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