AYP-Silver Plated Bronze Gem BU Medal 1909 Seattle (HK R-5)
Outstanding medal from Seattle's first world's fair. This is a seldom scene design from the AYP and we're always going to share our impression of the rarity or how often it is seen as more valid than HK rarity ratings. And, it is rarely seen in BU. One of our complaints with the HK updated edition from 2008 (which we assisted with editorially, by the way) is the vagueness of the price guide. It causes more confusion than it does helping collectors. This HK363a is listed in uncirculated as ranging from $75 to $250 and $25 to $75 circulated. That pretty much makes it impossible for anyone to determine just what the price guide is trying to say. The price guide pretty much means we're underpriced by a significant amount....or a very significant amount. I would think that in BU it should command a price of $100 and up and we're at only $65; it's an excellent opportunity to acquire this relatively difficult medal to find.