coin you found is one produced by the Commission as a “give-away” item in the late 1960s or early 1970s.There
were two coins issued in different years. One was silver in color and the other was gold/bronze in color. We believe
the message was the same on both coins.
The Commission produced about 100,000 coins and distributed them widely at sportsmen club meetings to stocking helpers,
cooperative nurseries and others. In this respect they are similar to other commemorative items or special publications
that have been distributed to the angling and boating public over the years. These coins are certainly out of print
and out of stock as far as official supplies go.
The Commission has no information about what their collectors’ value might be. We know that there are collectors
of old fishing licenses and Pennsylvania Angler (and Pennsylvania Angler & Boater) magazines, so it would
not be surprising if someone collected these coins.