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1933 michigan so-called dollar

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i have a somewhat worn (but readable) 1933 "so-called dollar" from michigan

(century of progress...). it is medium to dark gray, exceptionally

lightweight, and seems kind of porous (definitely not brass, copper, or silver).

any idea what the metal is? is it worth anything? thanks.

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HK-473 Michigan Dollar, gilt, reddish, size 21, listed as very rare, $12.50.


Obv: State seal with circle

Rev: Relief map of Michigan within beaded circle.


Not worth a lot in worn condition. frown.gif




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They're not often seen but these were struck in zinc and magnesium also. I've heard of them in silver and gold but haven't actually seen one. Zinc is the more common and is rarely seen with good surfaces. These may or may not have been issued at the fair but were made by the original issuer. Only the gilt is listed in Hibler-Kappen.

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