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    Historic Gem 1883 Hawaii Ten Cents
    A Condition Rarity So Well-Preserved

    1883 10C Hawaii Ten Cents MS65 PCGS. This crisply defined Gem displays thick, satiny luster under a bit of speckled russet and crimson toning, along with a few flashes of turquoise iridescence at the obverse periphery. The only disturbances worthy of mention are a teardrop blemish down from King Kalakaua's eye and a trio of paper-thin marks at the back of the neck. Precious few Gems survive of this lowest-denomination 1883 issue, struck for the kingdom through the connections of sugar baron Claus Spreckels. Population: 19 in 65, 11 finer (9/11). (NGC ID# 2C54, PCGS# 10979)

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    October, 2011
    13th-16th Thursday-Sunday
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