Oregon Mountain 1/2
Oregon Mountain 1/4
Oregon Mountain tokens are dated 1905 and are denominated 1/4 or 1/2.
The design features Mount Hood on the obverse. Mt. Hood is the highest mountain in Oregon, and is located close to Portland, Oregon. The reverse depicts a grapevine.
Farran Zerbe was the issuer.
The tokens were sold at the Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition, held in Portland, Oregon, in 1905.
Zerbe sold the pieces alongside 1904 and 1905 U.S. commemorative gold dollars bearing Lewis on the obverse and Clark on the reverse.
In the first Thomas Elder public auction, held on September 30, 1905, an OMRH token is described in Lot 207, and an OMRQ token is cataloged by Elder in Lot 216.
In the August 1919 issue, Zerbe stated that his Louisiana and Oregon 1/4 and 1/2 Gold tokens were made in Chicago.
According to the Mike Locke article, The Coin That Never Was, F.H. Noble & Co. of Chicago produced the 1904 Louisiana and 1905 Oregon tokens.