So-Called Dollars


Chronicle began as Daily Dramatic Chronicle, publishing first issue Jan. 16, 1865; founded by Charles and M. H. de Young, 19 and 17 years old respectively, who shared tiny office with Mark Twain (see Part II, Section C, for Mark Twain Centennial--1935) then correspondent for Carson City Appeal. By 1890, Chronicle occupied its own "skyscraper" at Market, Geary and Kearny Streets. Earthquake and fire of April 18, 1906 (see Part I, San Francisco Earthquake--1906) destroyed all city newspaper plants but Chronicle, Call and Examiner combined at Oakland Herald plant, Oakland, CA, to print paper dated April 19, 1906. Today, Chronicle enjoys largest circulation in San Francisco. It was M. H. de Young who conceived idea of 1894 California Midwinter Exposition.

Photos courtesy of Fred Holabird

Obv. Male bust facing l., to l. M. H. de Young, to r. Proprietor.; below r. of bust, microscopic Meriden Brit'a Co--all within center circle; outside, around * Souvenir of the 25th Anniversary of the San Francisco Chronicle. *; beaded border.
Rev. Edifice, below 1890--all within center circle; outside, around Inauguration of the New San Francisco Chronicle Building.; beaded border.

HK-732 White Metal. 43mm.
HK-732a Bronze.

HK-731 to HK-731b