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1 Micron

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Features

Country ** Exonumia ** (Fantasy issues - City of Microna)
Type Token
Year 2002
Value 1 Micron (1)
Composition Copper plated zinc
Weight 4.5 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 1.6 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Obverse

American Eagle.
Six stars.
Date.

Lettering:
*** CITY OF MICRONA ***
2002

Engraver: A Zeller

Reverse

Denomination.
Mint mark.
Value.

Lettering:
1
HH

Engraver: A Zeller

Edge

Plain

Comments

The City of Microna was conceived in 2001 by Albert C Zeller II, President of the Republic of
Veshault, as a practical means of pooling resources in order to acquire land for a group of
internet micronations. The intent was to establish a real self-governing town, and the site
chosen was in Elko County, Nevada, on State Highway 233, 12 miles south of Montello and 4
miles north of Cobre. Survey maps identify the site as NW ¼ & SE ¼, Section 7, Township 37
N, Range 69 E. Six micronations expressed interest, but aside from Veshault only one - the
Kingdom of Torhavn - proved both willing and capable of proceeding with the venture.
The city name was incorporated on 1 January, 2002, a Zip Code was applied for, and the
owner of the property approved the land purchase on 3 January. It was then announced that
Ambyre Jorgensen was to take office as mayor on 21 January. During this time the city used a
temporary postbox in Pahrump, North Virginia. Unfortunately Zeller's plans came to nothing and
the Microna project collapsed after only a few months, when first Tor Havn withdrew citing
financial difficulties, and then Veshault proved unable to meet the monthly repayments unaided.
After several years of silence Zeller suddenly re-emerged in November 2004, announcing plans
to revive Microna as a solo project of the Republic of Veshault, which would now seek to
subdivide and lease parts of a new 32 acre property located 7 miles north of Montello, North
Virginia to other micronations.
Microna's coins were minted to help raise funds for the first incarnation of the project. They
were also intended to be used as currency within the completed city's borders. It was further
reported early in 2002 that 150 of the coins were distributed to homeless persons in New York
City, and that they were being accepted by various street vendors for the purchase of coffee
and other victuals, as a result of an arrangement negotiated with the vendors by Microna's
founders.

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