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.
This was the first official coin issued by the Kingdom of Hawaii. A portrait of King Kamehameha III is on the obverse and only 100,000 were minted. This example is very attractive with considerable mint red and very few marks.
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.
Nicely toned with sharp detail.
Battleship gray with hints of luster underneath.
Well detailed with pleasing steel-gray surfaces.
Nearly full detail with very pleasing problem-free surfaces. 500,000 minted but most were melted with fewer than 50,000 distributed.
Stunning blue-gold toning on this very high quality coin. Halves in high grade are truly scarce with only 9 coins grading higher at NGC than this beauty!
Sharply struck with brilliant mint luster.
Creamy white luster with a touch of gold toning. The strike is very sharp and the overall eye appeal is outstanding.