Vancouver

This coin in our Type Set I is an outstanding example of one of my favorite designs. The Obverse features John McLoughlin of the Hudson's Bay Company, who founded and established Fort Vancouver, now on the Washington state side of the Columbian River, opposite to Portland, Oregon. The Reverse exhibited a trapper within a circle with Fort Vancouver in the background. There are presently three examples in PCGS 68, so it is very rare in high grades. There can be toned examples, usually with muted colors.


Memorabilia is rare. No special holders are known. The holder shown above is a common three-coin leatherette item with no engraving. Maybe many of these coins were distributed in these nondescript holders, but who knows. Also listed is an envelope with an accompanied stock certificate for 100 shares. Additionally, there is a Centennial Badge, and a six-inch brass plaque with "Fort Vancouver" etched in the center. Lastly, there is a Centennial Banquet Menu and Program commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Founding of Fort Vancouver on March 19, 1825. This is all the memorabilia I have found in 20 some years of looking.


- J & L


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