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1928 50C Hawaiian MS66 PCGS. When most collectors or ...

2004 August Pittsburgh, PA Signature Sale #352

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Auction Ended On: Aug 21, 2004
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Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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Rainbow Toned 1928 Hawaiian Half Dollar
1928 50C Hawaiian MS66 PCGS. When most collectors or numismatists think of the Hawaiian commemorative half dollar, the profile of Captain James Cook immediately comes to mind, as does the native chief with his outstretched arm. The finer details of the design are not immediately considered, however. On the obverse, these designs include the compass in the left field next to Capt. Cook's name, as well as the round CB monogram for Chester Beach, the designer of this issue. On the reverse, in the distance, is Diamond Head and the landscape of Waikiki Beach.
Original legislation called for this issue to be coined at the "mints" of the United States, suggesting that it was originally intended as a three-coin set to be struck in Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco. Final production took place only at Philadelphia. This is an amazing Hawaiian half dollar. The obverse and reverse each have a blend of rich golden brown and light amber-yellow with lilac and sea-green accents. This is a very sharply struck example with all of the fine detail visible. Population: 48 in 66, 1 finer (7/04).(#9309) (Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 28KE, PCGS# 9309)

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