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    1879 T.H. Hobron 12 1/2 Cents, VF25
    Hawaii Railroad Token, Medcalf 2TE-8a
    Rare Thick Planchet Variety

    1879 12.5C T. Hobron, Kahului-Wailuku 12 1/2 Cent Railroad Token, 6/2 Stars, Thick Planchet, VF25 PCGS. Medcalf 2TE-8a. In 1879, Captain Thomas H. Hobron completed a narrow gauge railroad line from Kahului to the sugar cane plantations of Maui. An evenly struck and microgranular walnut-brown example. A thin mark is noted on the left reverse border. The rarer 2 mm thick variant of M. 2TE-8. The thick and thin varieties were struck from two pairs of dies. One has a large star 5 (3 o'clock on the date side) while the other has a small star at that location. Other minor differences exist. Listed on page 414 of the 2016 Guide Book. (Variety PCGS# 515876, Base PCGS# 600515)

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