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Anyone Know the Story Behind Hawaiian Coinage?

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I've owned this one for awhile:

1883hawaiiag03.jpg

I'm curious what the status of these coins were and if they generally circulated among the Hawaiian people and were they legal tender on the mainland?

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Here's a link to the Hawaiian coinage history:

 

http://www.coinsite.com/content/articles/Hawaii.asp

 

 

Hawaiians have a tragic history at the hands of the 'white man', much like the native american indians. I have a good friend in the coin business that is native Hawaiian. The Hawaiian schools make an effort to teach Hawaiian culture and native studies to the children.

 

 

TRUTH

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Thanks TRUTH. I appreciate the information and the link. It's interesting that out of a mintage of approximately 500,000 it is estimated that over 90% of the dollars were melted.

 

I still wonder though, as it was not stated in the article, if these circulated in the mainland U.S.

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That's a mighty good looking AG03 there Pat! smile.gif I'm surprised that it graded so low.

 

Hoot

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Interesting post and history regarding Hawaiian coinage. I was doing some price research on the dollar using Heritage's Auction Archives, and observed the following price ranges:

 

Hawaiian Dollar:

 

XF 40-45: $300-$600

 

AU 50: $500-$770

 

AU55-58: $700-$1300

 

I was only searching circ grades, as I'm hoping to acquire one for my collection, although I noted a NGC MS65 fetched around $13k and a PCGS MS65 brought $19K (a bit out of my price range!). Search the Heritage site for your own pricing data.

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