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Harry Healy Trading Post $1.00 token from Canada Yukon Territory town Old Crow

Started by WillieBoyd2, August 16, 2021, 11:59:41 PM

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Harry Healy Trading Post token, Good For $1.00
Aluminum, 38 mm, 4.20 gm
Reverse: GOOD FOR $1.00 IN TRADE

This interesting dollar-sized aluminum token was a lot of fun to research.

Harry Healy operated a trading post in the Canada Yukon Territory town of Old Crow which is located on the Porcupine River in the far northern part of the territory.

The trading post operated from the 1920's to the 1930's to serve fur trappers who mostly trapped muskrats.

Harry Healy issued three types of tokens, Good For $1.00, $0.50, and $0.25.

The Token and Medal Society (TAMS) TAMS Journal, October 1971, had an article on these tokens, "The Harry Healy Tokens of Old Crow, Y. T.", by Donald M. Stewart.

The Canada Virtual Museum (Digital Museum) has some photographs of Harry Healy with Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officers and friends.

Here is "Christmas in Old Crow" with Harry Healy and some friends:
The photograph was taken sometime around 1929.

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Muskrats (ragondin in French) have become famous in France, thanks to an amateur cook, known best as Maïté, who prepared one on french television. The yuckie animal contrasted so wonderfully with the naiveté of the cook that this episode is still being played, many years after it was first aired. (link in French). I wonder now what the trappers ate...


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