|On April 18, 1906, a very large earthquake and subsequent fire destroyed much of the City of San Francisco. While it is unclear who produced these medals, they were likely made for commercial purposes shortly after the disaster and remain very popular with collectors today. This example of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake & Fire Souvenir Medal was struck in brass and is listed as HK-341 in the Hibler-Kappen reference on So-Called Dollars. This 1906 HK-341 medal has been graded MS63PL by NGC and is encapsulated in a newer-style edge-view holder. As the PL designation suggests, has strong prooflike fields which are very eye appealing, but very difficult to image. Multiple images have been provided to better show the full look of this piece. Not only are the fields prooflike, but there is some attractive pink and purple toning present when tilted into the light. Several light scratches and minor handling marks are present and exaggerated by the PL fields. That said, this is one of the very finest examples of the HK-341 that you will likely find. This is the sole finest known PL designated example of the HK-341 graded by NGC, with only a single MS63DPL grading higher. Do not miss your chance to obtain one of the finest known examples of this so-called dollar.