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    1871 Wailuku Plantation Token, XF40
    12 1/2 Cents, Narrow Starfish, M. 2TE-2

    1871 12.5C Wailuku Plantation, 12 1/2 Cents, Narrow Starfish, XF40 PCGS. M. 2TE-2. The Wailuku Plantation tokens are known in three varieties; the undated half-bit Starfish; and the 1871 one bit Narrow and Large Starfish. They were made in Maui by blacksmiths, and paid to plantation workers in lieu of Spanish-American coinage. The tokens were accepted in local stores. This unblemished example is mostly chocolate-brown. Design crevices are deep dove-gray. The strike is somewhat soft on the date, though all four digits are readable. Struck on a flan with a short straight clip, created when the punch slightly overlapped the border of the token strip. Listed on page 430 of the 2021 Guide Book. Population: 4 in 40, 3 finer (2/21).

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 600503)


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