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Token: US Oregon Centennial  1959
Token: US Oregon Centennial 1959

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.

All these tokens are worth the same to collectors, as follows:

worn: less than $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $1
well preserved: $3
fully uncirculated: $15

Once in a while you see these tokens graded and encapsulated in numismatic plastic 'slabs.' Slabbed tokens in MS67 might sell as high as $40.

Read our Important Terminology page to properly interpret these catalog values.

Coin: 21591 , Genre: Tokens
Requested by: Steve, Mon, 26-Sep-2016 06:20:28 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Tue, 27-Sep-2016 00:14:24 GMT
Requester description: 1959 1849 Silver dollar sized. Copper looking. 5 mm outer portion ring w/letters (see above) 27mm inner circle w/letters (see above) 10 dollars (Front around outer portion of coin)SOUVENIR FROM MIRACULOUS NORTH CLACKAMAS COUNTY
AN EXACT REPLICA OF THE HISTORIC 'BEAVER' TEN DOLLAR GOLD PIECE
(Front center of coin) KMTRCS
OT
1849

(back, around outer portion) OREGON CENTENNIAL 1859-1959
(Back,inner portion) OREGON EXCHANGE COMPANY
10.D. 20G
NATIVE
GOLD
10. D.
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