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    John T. Waterhouse Store Card, VF25
    Earliest Hawaiian Token

    (1855-1860) TOKEN Waterhouse Token VF25 NGC. Medcalf 2TE-1. Honolulu merchant John T. Waterhouse issued the earliest known Hawaiian tokens. Struck in soft pewter, the Waterhouse token is "virtually impossible to find above EF condition," per Medcalf. The high relief face of the Hawaiian king is invariably worn. On the present walnut-brown and gunmetal-gray example, the legends are bold and the types are evident. The surfaces are moderately granular, and marks are unworthy of comment aside from a tick on the reverse exergue. Listed on page 414 of the 2015 Guide Book. (NGC ID# 2UBK, PCGS# 600500)

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