A weak Alaska counterstamp. If it were full, it would look something like this. Your coin looks like they started the counterstamp too high on the coin and just stopped.
It may be plated or gold washed. The 1974 date was used for this "State Penny," as it was called, as a souvenir of Alaska's 25th anniversary of joining the United States.
"Shine, shine, a Roosevelt dime
All the way to Baltimore and running out of time" - Tom Waits 'Clap Hands'
Edited by Yokozuna
10/19/2019 12:02 pm