Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Splendid 1882 Haiku Rial, MS64 Brown

    1882 Haiku Rial MS64 Brown NGC. Medcalf TE-15. Haiku is located about 15 miles east of Wailuku, and was the site of the Haiku Sugar Company, chartered in 1879. The Haiku Plantation tokens are considered "the most artistic and well struck of the early metal tokens," according to Medcalf, who further notes "unconfirmed information ... that these were minted in San Francisco and one order was for 800 of the tokens."
    If they were minted in San Francisco, dies would have come either from Hawaii, or from Philadelphia, as the San Francisco Mint had no die shop at the time. The report seems unlikely, though certainly possible.
    This sensational token has glossy chocolate-brown surfaces with full luster and sharp design details. It easily ranks among the finest examples we have seen. (NGC ID# 2UBZ, PCGS# 600518)


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    January, 2010
    6th-10th Wednesday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 8
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 900

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    15% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2020 April 22 - 27 Central States World Coins Signature Auction - Chicago.

    Learn about consigning with us

    I couldn't ask for more with respect to Heritage's marketing effort.
    Gerald T.,
    Atlantic Highlands, NJ
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 December 5-7 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas
    2019 December 5-7 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $9,490,536
    2019 December 5 - 6 HKINF World & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Hong Kong
    2019 December 5 - 6 HKINF World & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Hong Kong
    REALIZED SO FAR $3,848,341
    2019 December 4 - 6 HKINF World Paper Money Signature Auction - Hong Kong
    2019 December 4 - 6 HKINF World Paper Money Signature Auction - Hong Kong
    REALIZED SO FAR $1,667,425