California Minerva Octagonal One
California Minerva Octagonal 1/2
California Minerva Octagonal 1/4
California Minerva tokens are diversely dated and denominated as 1/4, 1/2, or One California Gold.
The design features the head of Minerva facing right, surrounded by stars.
The lower reverse displays a bear walking right. A wreath outlines the bear.
The motifs for the series are taken from the Great Seal of California.
The tokens were struck circa-1914 for sale at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, held in San Francisco that year.