So-Called Dollars

NORTH AMERICAN AVIATION, INC.,
25th ANNIVERSARY
1953
LOS ANGELES, CA

Medal issued by company; presented to persons visiting plant during open house anniversary celebration, Sunday, July 26, 1953. Designer unknown but issue struck in North American's own plant, Department 2. First 100 medals struck, Type II below, counterstamped with large numeral 2, some on obverse, others on reverse; used as samples both for approval by company executives and to test dies.

TYPE I


Photos courtesy of Jonathan Brecher

Obv. In center is insignia or emblem of North American Aviation; to l. 1928, to r. 1953; above all North American Aviation, Inc.; below all 25th Anniversary
Rev. In center is vertical jet airplane, nose down; above F-86; below Sabre Jet

HK-743 Aluminum. 38mm.
HK-743a Copper.

TYPE II


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

Obverse and reverse identical with above, except one side or other bears large counterstamped numeral 2.

HK-744 Aluminum. 38mm.

HK-742a