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Catalog Number 2001.062.002
Object Name Coin, Commemorative
Description 2 coins in a commemorative blue case. One Merlin Gold Bronze Centennial coin; 39mm diameter. 2.9mm thick - 1891 - 1991. Back has relief picture of Mayor Hogan and Mayor Rice. Front has "Anacortes Centennial 1881-1981 a tree that is located in Washington Park that is growing out over the water. On bottom edge is "A Hundred Years of Growing".
The Certificate of Authenticity for the gold bronze coin states: "The Northwest Territorial Mint certifies that this medallion is a proof version of our official Anacortes City Centennial Medallion.
In 1991, the beautiful city of Anacortes is 100 years old. To celebrate this event, Northwest Territorial Mint has struck this medallion. The reverse design features the profiles of Capt. Frank V. Hogan, the first mayor of Anacortes, and James Rice the current mayor.
On the reverse is our Centennial Tree. This tree, which grows out over the water at Sunset Beach in Washington Park, is a Douglas Fir, estimated to be 165 years old. It has given generations of youngsters great climbing pleasure as well as having been drawn, painted and photographed countless times.
The tree was chosen by the Centennial Committee as the official logo of our City Centennial. signed: Ross B. Hansen, Mintmaster.
The Designer: Steven R. Lundberg has been a professional Artist, Engineering and Graphic Designer since 1958. He attended college in California, majoring in Engineering Design, and is currently Chief Designer at the Northwest Territorial Mint."
Northwest Territorial Mint, 295 E. Main St., Auburn, WA 98002, 1-800-545-1989
The other coin is : Assay .999 Fine Silver; 1 Troy ounce, 39mm diameter; 2.9mm thickness; strike: proof. The design is the same as the gold coin. The Certificate of Authenticity has the same information as the gold coin, except for the specifications.
Date 1991
Caption Centennial Anacortes coin
People HOGAN, Frank V., Capt./Mayor
RICE, James "Jim"
Search Terms Centennial
Subjects Anacortes