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The Fool Who Spent 1925 Fort Vancouver Half-Dollars at Face Value

September 12, 2015 in Antique Coins, Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Commemorative, Education, Half Dollars, History, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Rare Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, USA Coins

By: Libertycoin Liberty Coin and Currency Blog

Silver 50c Commemorative

In 1926, Governor Charles Sale of the Hudson’s Bay Company purchased 1,000 recently issued Fort Vancouver half-dollar commemorative coins. The coins were later moved for safekeeping to the Provincial Archives Building in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. In 1982, a janitor working there came down with a case of sticky fingers. But he had no idea how valuable the coins actually were.

Issued in 1925, these commemorative coins honored the centennial of Fort Vancouver’s founding and its role in developing the Northwest. The Hudson’s Bay Company helped found Fort Vancouver, thus the sentimental attachment to the coin. While the design was first created… Full article at the source>

Source: Liberty Coin and Currency Blog

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