Alaska Rare Coins announced Jan. 26 the publication of Dick Hanscom’s new book titled, Striking Gold in Alaska, Making tokens from placer gold.
The book follows the process from the purchasing of placer gold to preparing the gold for striking, to engraving the dies, to striking. Formulas are given for fluxes, specific gravity and determining the size of the tokens. Also listed are sources of the supplies and equipment.
The 60-page, paper-bound book is fully illustrated in black and white and has color covers. It costs $12, postpaid.
To order, write Alaska Rare Coins, P.O. Box 72832, Fairbanks, AK 99707.
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