Mattole Free State coins
World Coin News reports the production of silver coins commemorating the “Mattole Free State.” The coins are stamped with the denomination of “10 petols.”
From World Coin News:
The good news is that barring a catastrophic earthquake or a forest fire of epic proportions Mattole will still exist for some time to come. The region of the so-called Mattole Free State encompasses the Mattole and Bear rivers in the vicinity of Cape Mendocino, all within Humboldt County.
The bad news is that Humboldt County is in California. This means the “petol” is a fantasy denomination issued in the name of a fantasy state that cannot legally issue its own coins. These are not tokens either, but medals. In dealer jargon, they are silver rounds that will follow the value of the spot price of silver unless someone decides to make a market in them otherwise.
This site calls it a “fantasy coin.”