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    1871 Wailuku Plantation Token, VF30
    12 1/2 Cents, Rare Broad Starfish Variety

    1871 12.5C Wailuku Plantation 12 1/2 Cents, Broad Starfish, VF30 PCGS. Medcalf 2TE-3. A well struck example of this rare variety. The tan to deep brown surfaces are unblemished. Our auction archives suggest the Narrow Starfish M. 2TE-2 is about twice as available. Most examples of the Broad Starfish are unevenly impressed, as they were struck by hand by a blacksmith. The 12 1/2 cent or one bit tokens were paid as a unit of account to workers at the Wailuku cane sugar plantation. Listed on page 414 of the 2015 Guide Book. (NGC ID# 2UBL, PCGS# 600503)

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    August, 2014
    5th-9th Tuesday-Saturday
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