• Image of K0000B We Have Slipped in 2 Rare Alaska-Yukon Pacific AYPE Tokens, Seattle 1909
  • Image of K0000B We Have Slipped in 2 Rare Alaska-Yukon Pacific AYPE Tokens, Seattle 1909
  • Image of K0000B We Have Slipped in 2 Rare Alaska-Yukon Pacific AYPE Tokens, Seattle 1909

K0000B We Have Slipped in 2 Rare Alaska-Yukon Pacific AYPE Tokens, Seattle 1909

$115.00

Since the rarity is exceptional and we know many of our customers collect multiple fairs, we decided rather than using ebay, we would offer our customers two recent finds. The Lotus which I think was a restaurant was in the middle of commercial downtown Seattle at almost the corner of Third and Pike. This medal is a bit larger than a quarter and it used a common die for the other side. Having spent my entire life in this area and collected/sold since I was a teenager I've handled fewer than 4 Lotus tokens. They're highly desirable--more so than the typical So-Called Dollars from the AYP. The second token is unique or nearly so. I have never seen the "I'll be there" and Seattle on this dime-sized token before. I would have guessed it perhaps was hand struck but despite the poor strike it had to have been done by a die sinker. The real mystery is the reverse with the Shield and US. I believe it was a US military button that was filed down and used as a planchet. It is a mystery but if you collect AYP and don't jump on this it's mistake. This lot is BOTH tokens as shown--both from Seattle 1909 and the city's first world's fair. Clearly the little one is the real pearl!