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    Choice AU One Rial Hawaii Token
    Haiku Sugar Plantation

    1882 Hawaii Haiku Plantation Token, One Rial AU55 NGC. The Haiku Sugar Company was located east of Wailuku. 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. Per Medcalf, the Haiku Plantation tokens are considered "the most artistic and well struck of the early metal tokens." This walnut-brown example shows light wear but is boldly impressed and unabraded. Listed on page 397 of the 2012 Guide Book. (NGC ID# 2UBZ, PCGS# 600518)

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

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    January, 2012
    4th-8th Wednesday-Sunday
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