Our picture of this nice coin comes from respected eBay seller B&D World Coins in New York. You do not often see these in such well preserved condition.
Catalog values for these coins start low and rise quickly as condition improves. Here are some typical values:
worn: $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $3
well preserved: $6
Oregon celebrated its statehood centennial in 1959. Part of the celebration was the issue of gold-colored 'so-called' dollars that were sold as souvenirs and keepsakes. Since then, these tokens have been placed in collections all over the world.
There is no gold in any of these tokens. They come from various counties and with various designs. Counties include places like Clackamas (this example), Coos, Baker, Clatsop, and Wallowa Counties, and there is a state-wide souvenir with a wagon train.
Nice coin. And silver, too. These old 10, 20, and 50 centavos coins from Mexico have wide variations in catalog values over their 1905 to 1945 history. The listings below call out the three denominations and give approximate catalog values. It is a little complicated, so look closely. This page applies to coins with the wreathed Liberty cap and star burst on the reverse side.
To figure the melt value or the Base Value (BV) of silver in the coin, use a web site such a kitco.com to find the current value of silver per troy ounce, then multiply by the troy ounces in your coin. (Note: for precious metals like gold and silver, 'ounces' and 'troy ounces' mean the same thing.)
Wasn't it P T Barnum who said 'There's a sucker born every minute,' or was it someone else? No matter. It's true.
There are people who manufacture these crude looking tokens and then advertise them with slogans such as 'Exceedingly Rare Coin, Only 5 Known To Exist!' If they sell one per minute, they do exceedingly well.
This is a novelty item worth less than $1 US dollar.