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Token: Canada Dawson Creek Dollar  1979
Token: Canada Dawson Creek Dollar 1979

Dr. George Mercer Dawson (1849-1901) was a Canadian scientist and surveyor. He was afflicted with tuberculosis of the spine (Pott's disease) that resulted in a deformed back and stunted his growth. However, his physical limitations did not deter Dawson from becoming one of Canada's greatest scientists. In 1887, he led an expedition into the Yukon, developing some of the first maps of what later became the separate territory. Both Dawson City and Dawson Creek, British Columbia are named in his honor.

This token, known as a 'Dawson Dollar,' was mass-produced at the 100th anniversary of Dawson's survey of the creek in British Columbia. They sell for two to five US dollars, depending on condition.

Coin: 16898 , Genre: Tokens
Requested by: Steve, Thu, 17-Apr-2014 14:04:14 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Thu, 17-Apr-2014 19:05:29 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Wed, 06-Apr-2016 14:04:05 GMT
Requester description: 1979 OBVERSE: Outer side of coin is beaded and has text - Dr. GEORGE M. DAWSON 1879 - 1979 CENTENARY - bust in center coin and faces forward. REVERSE: Outer side is beaded with text - THERE IS ENOUGH GOOD LAND IN THE PEACE RIVER COUNTRY TO MAKE A NEW PROVINCE VALUE ONE DOLLAR EXPIRES SEPT. 30 1979 - Center coin has a building with text POOL DAWSON CREEK BC ONE DOLLAR
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