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    Elusive 1883 Hawaii HAPAWALU or EIGHTH DOL. in PR 63

    1883 12.5C Hawaii 12 1/2 Cents PR 63 PCGS. M-F C4D. The rarest denomination of the 1883 Hawaiian silver issues, one of a mere 20 proofs struck for presentation to dignitaries of the Kingdom. Only when major collections of Hawaiiana are sold, do examples of the HAPAWALU or EIGHTH DOL. generally come up for sale. This specimen is deeply mirrored with a somewhat concave appearance on the obverse, convex on the reverse. Rich russet toning covers the obverse with a slight edging of iridescent-blue, and is paired with pearl-gray and golden colorations on the reverse. Population: 2 in 63, 2 finer (11/99). (NGC ID# 2C56, PCGS# 10985)

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2000
    7th-10th Friday-Monday
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