Alaska Indian Round Variety AIRD-3
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In terms of its design, AIRD-3 is a mule. The obverse imitates the AIRD series, but the reverse
design is taken from the AERD series.
Some would argue that the variety does not belong in the
Hart set, but Zerbe-as-M.E. Hart makes no reference to the pinch denomination in either his mailing
card or frame.
NGC has also repeatedly identified the variety as a Hart set entry, e.g.
Most likely, the variety was struck circa-1915 for sale at the
Panama-Pacific International Exposition.
This variety is discussed in the January 1999 issue of the Brasher Bulletin, in Jay Roe's
Zerbe's Panama-Pacific Gold Token Patterns.
The large sun on the central reverse identifies AIRD-3.
Locke (2001) 2nd of 2.
Die State 1.0