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    John T. Waterhouse Store Card, XF45
    Earliest Hawaiian Token

    (1860) TOKEN Waterhouse XF45 PCGS. Medcalf 2TE-1. The tokens of John T. Waterhouse, a prominent Honolulu merchant, were the first issued in the Hawaiian Islands. Struck in soft white metal alloy, Medcalf says they are extremely difficult to locate in grades above XF45. This Choice XF example is well-detailed, aside from the blunt nose almost always seen on this issue. The lavender-gray surfaces are lightly abraded and retain a few traces of original mint luster. Listed on page 414 of the 2016 Guide Book. Population: 5 in 45, 11 finer (5/15). (NGC ID# 2UBK, PCGS# 600500)

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