California Indian Round One
California Indian Round 1/2
California Indian Round 1/4
California Indian tokens are diversely dated and denominated as 1/4, 1/2, or One California Gold.
The design features an Indian Head facing left or right, surrounded by stars.
The lower reverse displays a bear walking right. A wreath outlines the bear.
The California Indian Octagonal and Round types are mules, pairing obverses made for the earlier Alaska Indian series with reverses initially intended for the California Minerva series.
The tokens were struck circa-1915 for sale at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, held in San Francisco that year.
The California Indian Round series was included in the
M.E. Hart's Coins of the Golden West set formed by
Farran Zerbe, also sold during (or shortly after) the PPIE.