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    Near-Mint 1879 Hawaii Storecard
    Thomas Hobron, 12 1/2 Cents

    1879 12.5C T. Hobron 12 1/2 Cents AU58 PCGS. M. 2TE-8. The copper "one real" railroad tokens from Wailuku Plantation were redeemable at Thomas Hobron's general store in Kahului, Maui, Hawaii. They were denominated during an era when Mexican silver coins dominated Hawaiian commerce. The present golden-brown example is unabraded and unworn though the strike is somewhat soft, especially at the borders. Listed on page 397 of the 2012 Guide Book. (NGC ID# 2UBN, PCGS# 600515)

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    April, 2012
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