A scarce so called dollar... Portland, OR
Well, here's a neat piece. It was my last impulse purchase from a local show over the weekend. I bought it from a friend who always has interesting medals, historical pieces and whatnot. He's been around a long time and always gets a sale out of me from just telling the story of a certain coin. This one is no exception, and the story is... there's not very much to know about this piece. It was likely minted around 1910 as late as 1918...
(I borrowed a little from the description of scd.com)
"In 1910 a $2.5 million Portland initiative was passed to create a Commission of Public Docks. The "Two Millions For Improvement" is close to this figure, so perhaps the two are one and the same.... This piece was possibly minted at about the same time as the Mount Rainier piece #399, and possibly at or around the time of the AYPE in Seattle. The inaccurate height of Mount Hood of 11,932 was used on a number of old postcards from about the same time period."
He was the first to bring attention to it on socalleddollars.com and over the years he has only ever seen two and until yesterday, he owned them both.
So-Called dollars are funny like that. This one is now listed as a rarity 7 but that does not mean it's extremely valuable. It may be and it may not be.
I think it's cool as hell and it's from my home area so I bought it. Anybody else out there have one?
By the way, Mt. Hood is 11,239 feet