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    1871 Wailuku Plantation Token, XF40
    12 1/2 Cents, Medcalf 2TE-2

    1871 12.5C Wailuku Plantation, 12 1/2 Cents, Narrow Starfish, XF40 PCGS. M. 2TE-2. The Wailuku Sugar Company was controlled by American businessmen. Tokens were struck on site by blacksmiths, and paid out to plantation workers. They could be redeemed at local stores. This chocolate-brown example is unabraded and lightly granular. The strike shows softness on the denomination and the stars west of the starfish. Listed on page 414 of the 2016 Guide Book. (NGC ID# 2UBL, PCGS# 600503)

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