Description

    1881 Hawaii Five Cent
    Thick Planchet Aluminum 'Restrike'
    PR63 Deep Cameo

    1881 5C Hawaii Five Cent, Fantasy Strike, PR63 Deep Cameo PCGS. Originals, struck in 1881, are identified by a cross atop the crown, and lack a proof finish. Per Medcalf, "five cent pieces similar in design ... were struck in thin and thick nickel (1.4 and 2.7 mm) ... thin and thick aluminum (1.42 and 3.1 mm) ... and thin copper (1.7 mm), all in proof. Struck from different dies." The present piece is the thick-planchet aluminum variety. Flashy and brilliant with a crisp strike and minor field marks. (Variety PCGS# 510976, Base PCGS# 10975)

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