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    Outstanding Hawaii Waterhouse Token, AU50

    (1860) TOKEN Waterhouse AU50 PCGS. John T. Waterhouse was a prominent Honolulu merchant who issued the earliest known Hawaiian tokens. These pieces were made of a soft white metal, with a high tin or lead content. As a result, they are nearly impossible to locate in higher grades. Donald Medcalf observes that "the Waterhouse token is scarce, very much in demand, and virtually impossible to find above EF condition." This remarkable AU piece has deep gray surfaces with traces of lighter luster. (NGC ID# 2UBK, PCGS# 600500)

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2010
    6th-10th Wednesday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 9
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