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    Desirable 1882 Haiku Rial, MS63 Brown
    Medcalf TE-15

    1882 Haiku Rial MS63 Brown NGC. Medcalf TE-15. This lovely mahogany-brown piece was struck for the Haiku Plantation, which began operation circa 1860. The denomination, one rial, was based on the Spanish real and was equivalent to about a day's wages for a laborer on the plantation. Most of these tokens were extensively circulated or became corroded in the Hawaiian atmosphere, so the present piece is far nicer than the majority. Listed on page 397 of the 2011 Guide Book. (NGC ID# 2UBZ, PCGS# 600518)

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