SOLD: HK-323 1904 Louisiana Purchase International Nickel SCD


Reference HK-323
Date 1904
Grade MS 62
Price $135.00
Item # 3315
Metal Nickel

An interesting souvenir with both American and Canadian connections. Manufactured by the International Nickel Company, with a bearded bust of Joseph Wharton adorning the obverse. Wharton was one of the founders of both the International Nickel Company and Bethlehem Steel. He successfully lobbied to have the U.S. government strike coins in nickel in the 1860s. The International Nickel Company (Inco) was formed in New York City in 1902 and incorporated in Canada in 1916, quickly becoming the world’s largest producer of nickel.