So-Called Dollars

LOS ANGELES OFFICIAL VISITATION
(CIRCA 1955)--UNDATED
LOS ANGELES, CA

Beginning in 1955, City officials began practice of presenting this medal to certain visitors, usually people of prominence, to their meetings. Designed by Gene Albert of Harvey Aluminum Co., Torrance, CA; struck by Harvey.

Type I--Visit to the City Council

2,000 pieces issued and presented as gift to city. Council would not commit itself as to continuance of practice after original issue was depleted.


Photos courtesy of Stack's Rare Coins, New York, NY

Obv. Los Angeles City Hall; legend around, In Commemoration of Your Visit to the City Council of Los Angeles California U. S. A.; at bottom, microscopic Mfg. by / Harvey / Aluminum
Rev. Los Angeles City Seal, within circle of dots; above City of Los Angeles; below Founded 1781; beaded border.

HK-724 Aluminum. 38mm.

Type II--Visit with the Mayor


Photos courtesy of John Dean

Obv. Los Angeles City Hall; legend around, In Commemoration of Your Visit with the Mayor; at bottom, microscopic Mfg. by / Harvey / Aluminum
Rev. Same as reverse of No. 724 [City Seal].

HK-724a Aluminum, gold-anodized. 38mm.

HK-721 to HK-723