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    1871 Hawaii Wailuku Plantation Token, 12 1/2 Cents VF25 PCGS. Medcalf 2TE-2. Narrow Starfish. These early Wailuku Plantation tokens were hand-made pieces produced at a blacksmith shop. That suggests that they were made by the hammer method, a coin production method that predates the screw press. The result was crude tokens seldom found in high grade. This attractive example has smooth mahogany and olive-brown surfaces with lighter tan on the devices. It was produced on a well-prepared planchet. The dies are slightly misaligned, as expected for the local operation. (NGC ID# 2UBL, PCGS# 600503)

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

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    January, 2013
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