BrianRxm Golden Gate International Exposition BrianRxm
San Francisco World's Fair 1939-1940
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The San Francisco Exposition was held at Treasure Island, an artificial island
constructed on the San Francisco Bay between the cities of San Francisco and Oakland.
 
My father worked for Milen's Jewelers in Oakland around the time of the fair.
Golden Gate Exposition Bridges
1. Golden Gate Exposition - Golden Gate and Bay Bridges
 
Brass, 31mm, 11.12gm
 
Obverse:
Airplane flying over Golden Gate Bridge
GOLDEN GATE INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION / 1939 / SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
© (Copyright)
 
Reverse:
Airplane flying over San Francisco - Oakland Bay Bridge, ferry boat below
SAN FRANCISCO - OAKLAND BAY BRIDGE / 1939 / ON SAN FRANCISCO BAY
© (Copyright)
 
Golden Gate Exposition Tower Sun
2. Golden Gate Exposition - Tower of the Sun
 
Brass, 26mm, 5.86gm
 
Obverse:
Golden Gate Bridge, sunset, fair building
GOLDEN GATE INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION
1939 / SAN FRANCISCO BAY
 
Reverse:
Tower, modern ship, sailing ship, hills, sunrise
THE TOWER OF THE SUN
157C (Type number)
 
Golden Gate Exposition Clipper
3. Golden Gate Exposition - China Clipper
 
Brass, 31mm, 10.52gm
 
Obverse:
Golden Gate Bridge, sunset, fair building
GOLDEN GATE INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION / 1939 / SAN FRANCISCO BAY
PATENTED C110010
 
Reverse:
Airplane, Golden Gate Bridge
Compass letters 'W', 'N', 'E', 'S' around edge
L-50-lC
CHINA CLIPPER
 
Golden Gate Exposition Milens
4. Golden Gate Exposition - Milens Jewelers
 
Brass, 32mm, 10.89gm
 
Obverse:
Woman holding two hands up, Treasure Island
GOLDEN GATE INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION / 1939
 
Reverse:
MILENS TREASURE ISLAND SOUVENIR DIVIDEND
THIS LUCKY COIN ALWAYS GOOD FOR $2.50 TO $50.00
AS 10% FIRST PAYMENT ON ANY DIAMOND PURCHASE
BRING IT TO
MILENS JEWELERS 1211 WASHINGTON ST. OAKLAND
 
I have two items of this type, this one is in better condition than the one below.
 
Golden Gate Exposition Milens
5. Golden Gate Exposition - Milens Jewelers
 
Brass, 32mm, 10.46gm
 
Obverse:
Woman holding two hands up, Treasure Island
GOLDEN GATE INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION / 1939
 
Reverse:
MILENS TREASURE ISLAND SOUVENIR DIVIDEND
THIS LUCKY COIN ALWAYS GOOD FOR $2.50 TO $50.00
AS 10% FIRST PAYMENT ON ANY DIAMOND PURCHASE
BRING IT TO
MILENS JEWELERS 1211 WASHINGTON ST. OAKLAND
 
There is a hole in this item, it might mean that the item was used and cancelled.
 
Golden Gate Exposition Airplane Wagon
6. Golden Gate Exposition - Covered Wagon to Airplane
 
Brass, 32mm, 10.54gm
 
Obverse:
Golden Gate Bridge, sunset, fair building
GOLDEN GATE INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION
1939 / SAN FRANCISCO BAY
G.C.I.E. / 140.C (Golden Gate International Exposition number)
 
Reverse:
Airplane flying over covered wagon
1849 1939
 
Golden Gate Exposition Incuse
7. Golden Gate Exposition - Treasure Island
 
Brass, 30mm, 9.80gm
 
Obverse:
Golden Gate Bridge, sunset, fair building
GOLDEN GATE INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION (Incuse lettering)
1939
SAN FRANCISCO BAY
PAT. D110016
 
Reverse:
Treasure Island map
TREASURE ISLAND
 
Golden Gate Exposition Sunset
8. Golden Gate Exposition - Treasure Island
 
Brass, 32mm, 11.86gm
 
Obverse:
Golden Gate Bridge, sunset, fair building
GOLDEN GATE INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION / 1939
SAN FRANCISCO BAY
PAT. D110016
 
Reverse:
Treasure Island, airplane, sunset
TREASURE ISLAND
 
I have two items of this type, this one is in better condition than the one below.
 
Golden Gate Exposition Treasure Island
9. Golden Gate Exposition - Treasure Island
 
Brass, 32mm, 11.72gm
 
Obverse:
Golden Gate Bridge, sunset, fair building
GOLDEN GATE INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION / 1939
SAN FRANCISCO BAY
PAT. D110016
 
Reverse:
Treasure Island, airplane, sunset
TREASURE ISLAND
 
This item is the same as the one above but is in worse condition.
 
Golden Gate Exposition Union Pacific
10. Golden Gate Exposition - Union Pacific Railroad
 
Aluminum, 32mm, 3.32gm
 
Obverse:
Golden Gate Bridge, sunset, fair building
GOLDEN GATE INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION / 1939
SAN FRANCISCO BAY
 
Reverse:
Two railroad engines, shield logo of Union Pacific
ROAD OF THE STREAMLINERS AND THE CHALLENGERS / UNION PACIFIC
UNION PACIFIC - THE OVERLAND ROUTE
ALUMINUM IN THESE FAMOUS TRAINS FURNISHED BY
ALUMINUM COMPANY OF AMERICA
 
Golden Gate Exposition Silvers
11. Golden Gate Exposition - Silver's Credit Dept Store
 
Brass, 31mm, 10.18gm
 
Obverse:
Golden Gate Bridge, sunset, fair building
GOLDEN GATE INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION / 1939
SAN FRANCISCO BAY
GGIE 140-C
 
Reverse:
SILVERS CREDIT DEPT STORE
418 11TH ST. - OAKLAND
GOOD FOR $2.00 ON NEW ACCOUNT PURCHASE OF
MEN'S OR WOMEN'S CLOTHES OR JEWELRY OF $20 OR OVER
 
Golden Gate Exposition Lucky Penny
12. Golden Gate Exposition - Big Lucky Penny
 
Bronze, 58mm, 32.60gm
 
Obverse:
Indian Head
LUCKY PENNY
 
Reverse:
City skylines, Treasure Island, Bay Bridge
BERKELEY. OAKLAND. / WORLDS FAIR. / SAN FRANCISCO.
 
Golden Gate Exposition Petroleum 1939
13. Golden Gate Exposition - Petroleum 1939
 
Bronze, 35mm, 13.57gm
 
Obverse:
Oil drilling derrick
GOLDEN GATE INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION
PETROLEUM EXHIBIT / 1939
 
Reverse:
A DOLLAR SPENT / FOR PETROLEUM PRODUCTS
NEVER STOPS CIRCULATING
IT PAYS FOR WAGES, TAXES, / MATERIALS AND BRINGS
COUNTLESS BENEFITS TO / EVERY BUSINESS
 
Golden Gate Exposition Petroleum 1940
14. Golden Gate Exposition - Petroleum 1940
 
Bronze, 35mm, 13.45gm
 
Obverse:
Oil drilling derrick
THE STORY OF PETROLEUM
GOLDEN GATE INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION / 1940
A DOLLAR SPENT / FOR PETROLEUM PRODUCTS
 
Reverse:
NEVER STOPS CIRCULATING
IT PAYS FOR WAGES, TAXES, / MATERIALS AND BRINGS
COUNTLESS BENEFITS TO / EVERY BUSINESS
 
Golden Gate Exposition Elongated Cent 1940
15. Golden Gate Exposition - Elongated Cent 1940
 
Bronze, 37mm, 3.04gm
 
Golden Gate Bridge, Bay Bridge, Treasure Island / 1940
SAN FRANCISCO / TREASURE ISLAND
GOLDEN GATE INT. EXPOSITION
Struck on a 1936-D Lincoln Cent