The Kingdom of Hawaii issued copper cents in 1847 and silver dimes, quarters, half dollars, and dollars in 1883. These coins lost their legal tender status in 1900 when Hawaii became a U.S. territory.
Private tokens were also struck starting in 1860 and circulated widely until the end of the century.
Well struck with lustrous chocolate brown surfaces and none of the porosity that is so often found on this issue.
Haiku Plantation Token. Issued for use in the company store of the Haiku Sugar Company, located east of Wailuku. This example has attractive surfaces and sharp detail.
500,000 minted in San Francisco. Most were turned in to banks and melted when Hawaii became a territory in 1900.
Stunning blue-gold toning on this very high quality coin. Halves in high grade are truly scarce with only 12 coins grading higher at NGC than this beauty!
A very attractive lightly toned Gem!