Washington Indian One
Washington Indian 1/2
Washington Indian 1/4
Washington Indian tokens are dated 1914 and come in three different weights and diameters that correspond with the one, half, and quarter dollar denominations. The tokens were likely issued simultaneously with the other 1914-dated state gold series (Montana Indian, Idaho Indian, Oregon Indian).
The obverse features an Indian Head facing left, executed in fine style and similar to die work seen on the aforementioned state gold series, in addition to the Alaska Indian Octagonal, Alaska Indian Round, Arizona Indian Round, California Indian Octagonal, and California Indian Round series. The engraver's identity is unknown, but some have speculated it is Adam Pietz.
The reverse features a shield adorned with stars and stripes. A simple wreath outlines the shield.
The Washington Indian series was later included in the
M.E. Hart's Coins of the Golden West set formed by
Farran Zerbe, and sold during (or shortly after) the
1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition.