Coins With Hidden Value

The Alaska Rural Rehabilitation 1935 Token – $1,750

Alaskan coin

When Alaskan families were relocated by the Federal Emergency Relocation Administration, they were given federal tender called “scrip�? coins, only accepted at government stores. They included denominations from 1 cent to $10 but wound up being worth much more in the end.

During 1935 and 1936, these unusual tokens remained in circulation for a six-month period. Once deemed no longer useful, most were traded for regular U.S. currency and promptly melted down. However, a few of these elusive tokens are still floating around. One of these 10 cent coins could potentially be worth up to $1,750 today.