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Gold (1849) Canada 2113728-003

(1849) Canada
  • (1849) Canada
  • (1849) Canada

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(1849) Canada "1/4 Dollar" Token G&L20 NGC MS64 British Columbia Gold 2113728-003.  The story of these coins is fascinating for a lot of reasons, and really comes down to a mand named Alfred James Jacoby being in the right places at the right time. Jacoby emigrated to Tacoma Washington from Altona, Germany in 1892. In 1900, at the age of 14, Jacoby began working with Mayer Brothers in Seattle, learning about the jewelry manufacturing trade. It was during this time that Jacoby was likely introduced to tokens produced by M Hart, which we would come to know as "Hart's Coins of the West". 
 In 1909, Jacoby moved to Vancouver, B.C., to start his own business. One of Jacoby's best selling items would go on to be souvenir gold pieces, as we see here today. Not struck in 1849, but instead dated as such as a tribute to the American West by Jacoby as he considered it to be a year of great importance. These coins are believed to have been manufactured between 1912 and 1965. Many went one to be used as jewelry pieces, and some examples can still be found today wherein one of these tokens can be found mounted on cufflinks or with a loop for a necklace. Clean examples in Mint State are rare, as indicated by NGC population reports. 

All coins have a strong strike and are remarkably lustrous. These fascinating coins are a must-have for any collector. Their cross-country connection between the U.S. and Canada is a unique story unseen elsewhere, especially in fractional pioneer gold or souvenir gold. #FlowerHillCollectables #FHC

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