Filming for the movie “Alongside Night” began Dec. 3 in Las Vegas, Nev. I have previously written about my involvement in this film, where privately-manufactured gold tokens are displacing U.S. government paper money in large parts of the economy in the year 2018.
“Buffalo Hunter” is the theme of the 2011 medal of the National Utah Token Society. It weighs 1 ounce and has a diameter of 39mm. The central design features a bison as depicted on the U.S. Buffalo nickel. “Buffalo Hunter” is above, and “American Heritage” and “2011” are below. The obverse and reverse of the nickel also appear at the bottom of the design.
Old Pueblo Coin of Tucson, Ariz., released a 1-ounce copper token in celebration of the company’s 30th year in business. Rob Weiss, who started the business in 1982, has issued an Arizona Token of Appreciation, good for $2.50 in trade that can be redeemed any time at Old Pueblo Coin.
When the Central States Numismatic Society celebrates its 75th Anniversary April 23-26 at its convention in Schaumburg, Ill., (open to the general public beginning April 24), attendees will have the opportunity to be among the first in the nation to view the movie “Alongside Night.”
Alaska Rare Coins has announced the publication of the 3rd edition of the book, Striking Gold in Alaska, Making tokens from placer gold, by Dick Hanscom. It follows the process from purchasing placer gold, to preparing the gold for striking, to engraving the dies, to striking. It also lists sources of supplies and equipment as well as information on striking silver.
A rare Fort Apache token from Arizona has sold for a record price. In a private treaty with token dealer Mike Miller, longtime Arizona token collector Bob Temarantz purchased a 10-cent Fort Apache Post Exchange token for $7,500.