Included are one example each of the following denominations: one cent; five cents; ten cents; twenty-five cents; fifty cents; one dollar; five dollars; and ten dollars. The tokens are housed in a white plastic holder, and grades are AU-55 or finer, with most pieces Mint State.
The Alaska Rural Rehabilitation Corporation tokens, commonly referred to as "Bingles," were authorized by the federal government for use in a Depression Era agricultural resettlement project. Original mintages for the smaller denominations were 5,000 pieces each, along with 3,000 examples produced for the twenty-five cents, 2,500 pieces each for the fifty cents and one dollar denominations, and a mere 1,000 pieces for the five and ten dollar denominations. The tokens enjoyed widespread use for only six months in 1935 and 1936, however, after which most were redeemed for regular issue U.S. money and destroyed. Only 250 or so complete sets survive, as here, and they are among the most popular of all Alaska tokens. (Total: 8 tokens)