1898 Alaska ‘ONE’ gold Pinch, Indian Head facing Left, Octagonal format NGC MS64. HK-843. One Pinch. Indian head facing left. The Indian head facing to the left variety is substantially scarcer than the head facing right variety. This example is fully lustrous with excellent surfaces. All of these pieces were poorly made, probably on purpose, to simulate frontier pieces of earlier years.
The high-water mark for this issue so far occurred in the spring of 2013 as a MS64 coin realized $2,468.