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Plate Coin Used by NGC - Kingdom of Hawaii Coin Series

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TheHawaiianaNumismatist

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Plate coins are superb examples of the coin type

Coins of rarity are photographed and were included in the plates of a book as a reference. Hence the term "plate coin". Today, coin photographs are still used in numismatic references (books periodicals, websites, etc...).

I was pleasantly surprised to make the visual connection between a former coin of mine (Kingdom of Hawaii quarter dollar NGC MS66). I sold it for a tidy profit. The photograph used by NGC at its NGC Coin Explorer for the Hawaii coin series (specifically, the Kingdom of Hawaii) is one in the same used on the Photo Proof. I had two Photo Proofs made and kept one.

Here is the link...at the bottom of this journal entry is Photo Proof.

http://www.ngccoin.com/NGCCoinExplorer/SubCategory.aspx?SubCatID=82&PopSubCat=Hawaii

 

Look at King Kalakaua eyes, mint luster, toning, nicks, etc...each match in position.

If I knew NGC was going to use it as a plate coin ... I might have kept it.....

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