Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Choice Uncirculated 1847 Hawaii Cent

    1847 1C Hawaii Cent MS 64 Red PCGS. Plain 4. 15 Berries. The production of Hawaiian cents was made necessary by a chronic shortage of coined money in the Kingdom during this period, but their design was disliked by most natives. The portrait of King Kamehameha III was poorly executed and the denomination "hapa hanele" was misspelled as HAPA HANERI. They circulated widely, nonetheless, even after being demonetized in 1884. The present example is one of the finest we have ever offered. The surfaces are a lustrous reddish-tan and have a lightness of color similar to that seen on unmellowed U.S. two cent pieces. There is excellent definition on the King's portrait and only minor bluntness is noticed on the bow of the wreath. Close scrutiny reveals a few light carbon flecks on the obverse, the most annoying of which is located above the 84 in the date. Population: 3 in 64, none finer (2/00). (NGC ID# 2C52, PCGS# 10967)

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

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    View shipping information

    Sales Tax information  | PCGS Guarantee of Grade and Authenticity  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2000
    4th-5th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 0
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 72
    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 12 days left to consign to the 2018 October 11 - 15 US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago!

    Learn about consigning with us

    I want to thank you for all of your assistance relative to my coin collection.
    Alan D.,
    Boston, MA
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 July 12 - 15 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando
    2018 July 12 - 15 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando
    REALIZED $6,038,642
    2018 June 28 - 29 HKINF World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Hong Kong
    2018 June 28 - 29 HKINF World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Hong Kong
    REALIZED $3,027,497
    2018 June 27 - 29 HKINF World Currency Signature Auction - Hong Kong
    2018 June 27 - 29 HKINF World Currency Signature Auction - Hong Kong
    REALIZED $1,341,736