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    1879 12.5C T. Hobron, Kahului-Wailuku 12 1/2 Cent Railroad Token, 6/2 Stars, Thin Planchet -- Obverse Scratches -- NGC Details. AU. M. 2TE-8. Two die varieties are known for Metcalf 2TE-8. The present piece is the Small 8 variety, moderately more available than its Large 8 counterpart. Thomas Hobron was a railroad magnate in Hawaii territory. His one-bit tokens may have been used to pay employees, or provide change for merchants transporting sugar cane via his railway. This chocolate-brown example has a few horizontal pinscratches beneath the issuer's initials. The reverse is lightly double struck. Listed on page 426 of the 2019 Guide Book.

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    July, 2018
    12th-15th Thursday-Sunday
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