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.
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 pleasing glossy brown surfaces that are free from corrosion which seems to plague this issue.
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!
Deep iridescent toning.