Description

    1871 Wailuku Plantation Token
    12 1/2 Cents, Broad Starfish
    M. 2TE-3, Choice VF

    1871 12.5C Wailuku Plantation 12 1/2 Cents, Broad Starfish, VF35 NGC. Medcalf 2TE-3. Ex: Samuel Mills Damon Collection. 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. This chocolate-brown example is problem-free but has a light impression near the date and northeast of the starfish. Samuel Mills Damon was born in Honolulu, the son of missionary Samuel Chenery Damon. The younger Damon became a prominent Hawaiian sugar plantation director, and later became Hawaii's Minister of Finance. He died in 1924 but his extensive world coin collection apparently remained intact until it was auctioned in 2006. Listed on page 414 of the 2015 Guide Book.
    Ex: Damon Collection (Doyle, New York, 3/2006), lot 2674. (NGC ID# 2UBL, PCGS# 600503)


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