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.
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 struck with crisp white luster and just a touch of wear on the high points of the design. 500,000 minted but most were turned in at banks and then melted when Hawaii became a U.S. Territory in 1900. Struck at the San Francisco Mint.
Well detailed with pleasing steel-gray surfaces.
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.