Alaska and Yukon Tokens: Private Coins of the Territories, by Ronald J. Benice

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 won statehood. New to this version are tokens from the Yukon Territory, with large 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 foodstuff Stamp swap Tokens, Alaska criminal Tokens, steel id Chits, Yukon Territory steel Tokens 1897-1945, and Yukon Territory Plastic Tokens 1946-1989. for every token, info comprises the supplier, a actual and ancient description, and present price.

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121 ⁄ 2¢ E. W. Butler, aluminum, octagonal, 23mm, R8 B. 00 28. Northern Drug 1911 –1938, numerous owners. A. 25¢ B. 00 1. Traditional Alaska 49 Cordova 29. O’Brien & Simpson John L. O’Brien and Percy L. Simpson, saloon, 1908–1917. O’Brien was also a founder of the Geis and Thompson saloon that issued Fairbanks 22. A. 61 ⁄ 4¢ brass, round with center hole, 21mm, R7 B. 00 30. Ohm Fish and Pack. Co. (no place name) 1919. Possibly Albert Ohman. A. 00 This type of token was given to workers as they completed a unit of work and was turned back in at the end of the workday to get the appropriate amount of pay.

Club Bar 1940s to 1959+. Apparently began as Club Café by Knute Nafsted in 1935. (See Chitina 5 and Tonsina 1) A. One drink B. 25¢ C. 00 B and C were issued after statehood 9. Club Billiard Hall (no city name) Thomas W. Cloninger, 1919–1932. A. 00 10. The Club, C & M Thomas W. Cloninger and E. O. Miller, soft drinks and billiards, 1920– 1923. 44 Cordova A. 25¢ B. 25¢ 1. 00 brass, round, 21mm, reported but not confirmed, R8? 00 11. Club Pool Hall 1938–1948, Roy Badden, then Tom Cloninger and Warren Taylor.

Possibly Albert Ohman. A. 00 This type of token was given to workers as they completed a unit of work and was turned back in at the end of the workday to get the appropriate amount of pay. 31. Old Crow (no city name) Old Crow saloon not found. Traditionally attributed as Cordova saloon tokens c. 1909–1916, but may be generic tokens distributed by the makers of Old Crow bourbon. A. 61 ⁄ 4¢ brass, round, 21mm B. 00 50 Cordova 1. Traditional Alaska 32. M. J. Parker, Saloon & Billiard Room, Cordova, Ala.

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