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.
CR-4. 15 Berry. Sharp detail with lustrous brown surfaces that show flashes of lime-green and gold.
CAC. Well struck and lustrous with considerable mint red with the reverse being nearly full red. 100,000 minted with few survivors that are this nice!
Well struck with the barest sign of wear and nice glossy chocolate brown surfaces.
Environmental Damage - AU Detail. Good looking coin!
Well struck with pleasing glossy brown surfaces that are free from corrosion which seems to plague this issue.
Sharply struck and lustropus with pleasing surfaces that are minimally abraded and show considerable mint red.
Just 100,000 minted with PCGS giving a 'Red' designation to just 18 coins and just 4 of those were graded finer than this example - all MS-64. Additionally, almost all those that we've seen, in person or in photos, have considerable heavy carbon spotting. This is an exceptional example. It's not perfect, but it has fantastic original red luster and much less spotting than typically seen. And the spotting isn't the heavy type that plagues these coins. If you're looking for a Red Hawaiian Cent, with great eye appeal, you really should consider this coin!
Sharp detail and lustrous white surfaces. Just 250,000 minted and most were melted after Hawaii became a Territory in 1900.
CAC. Sharp detail with little sign of wear and lustrous golden-gray surfaces.
Well detailed with pleasing surfaces. 500,000 minted but most were melted when Hawaii became a U.S. Territory in 1900.
500,000 minted but most were turned in at banks and melted when Hawaii became a US territory in 1900.
Vibrant satiny white luster with a tiny trace of toning at the rim. The strike is very sharp and the eye appeal is outstanding.
Sharply struck with rich brilliant luster.
The 1883/1383 overdate with a 3 clearly under the first 8. This is a beautiful blast white example housed in an early PCGS holder as simply an 1883.
Sharply struck with vibrant mint luster and a champagne hue. Outstanding for the grade and housed in an early holder.
Grove Ranch Plantation. A very scarce token in any grade with this high grade example being one of just 3 grading AU-53 at PCGS with only 4 grading higher. None have graded mint state. The strike is bold and even and the surfaces are a glossy brown with a nice burgundy-red hue.