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So-Called Dollar Help Needed. Is this HK-685?

cmerlo1cmerlo1 Posts: 7,891 ✭✭✭✭✭

I picked this up at a show earlier today from a dealer's 'big box of tokens and miscellaneous stuff'. I find myself buying more and more exonumia at shows, and this one caught my eye. A quick search on eBay showed lots of examples of the design, but none were bimetallic. I looked it up in my 1963 edition of Hibler and Kappen (hey, I know I need a new one), and it appears to be HK-685 and is listed then as 'extremely rare'. Can anyone confirm if this is HK-685, and if it's still extremely rare almost 60 years later?


You Suck! Awarded 6/2008- 1901-O Micro O Morgan, 8/2008- 1878 VAM-123 Morgan, 9/2022 1888-O VAM-1B3 H8 Morgan | Senior Regional Representative- ANACS Coin Grading. Posted opinions on coins are my own, and are not an official ANACS opinion.

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    NumisOxideNumisOxide Posts: 10,989 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm no expert on these but comparing it to other examples on google it looks to be the bimettallic example. Nice!

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    MaywoodMaywood Posts: 1,897 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 10, 2022 5:44PM

    That's not an event that I follow but it's sort of interesting as a bi-metallic issue. I haven't seen one before and searched at a couple auction sites I frequent: I found a single listing at Heritage from around a year ago, raw XF45 that sold for $216. NGC pop report lists two, MS63 and AU58. Yours looks like maybe a VF.

    There are other collectors here who chase these issues from Santa Monica, they'll show up if this stays on page one for a few days and should have better information. Hibler-Kappen 2nd edition lists it as an R8.

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    ScarsdaleCoinScarsdaleCoin Posts: 5,187 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yes that is exactly what it is. R8. But because of low grade the value would of course be less. Here is a better example for comparison. Terrific pick btw.

    Jon Lerner - Scarsdale Coin - www.CoinHelp.com
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    tokenprotokenpro Posts: 846 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Just to make things more interesting there are three other bimetal strikes besides this type (bronze w/ aluminum center):

    HK-684 - brass with bronze center
    HK-685a - brass with aluminum center
    HK-685b - aluminum with brass center

    In my experience the HK-685 shows up the most frequently of the bimetals. Then to make things even more interesting there are a number of examples of the aluminum medal that are anodized various colors, blue and gold being the most frequently seen.

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    When I lived in the PNW, and went to coin shows, the token collectors all seemed to be seeking Bi-metallic items.... I would hear them ask dealers for those type specifically. Apparently - at least at that time - they were sought after. Never collected them myself. Cheers, RickO

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    Glen2022Glen2022 Posts: 843 ✭✭✭✭

    Nice acquisition.

    While in High school in the 60;s we would go to this amusement park. We knew it as Pacific Ocean Park. Loved the roller coaster. Don't know if it is still there.

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    cmerlo1cmerlo1 Posts: 7,891 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thaks, everyone! Definitely sounds worthy of slabbing, so off it goes at some point.

    You Suck! Awarded 6/2008- 1901-O Micro O Morgan, 8/2008- 1878 VAM-123 Morgan, 9/2022 1888-O VAM-1B3 H8 Morgan | Senior Regional Representative- ANACS Coin Grading. Posted opinions on coins are my own, and are not an official ANACS opinion.

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