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    Wonderful Superb Gem 1883 Hawaii Quarter

    1883 25C Hawaii Quarter MS67 PCGS. Though King Kalakaua spent much of his life fighting for native Hawaiians, he was hardly an insular monarch. Among the notable events of his time as monarch was an around-the-world journey to meet with royalty and leaders from many nations. Though his European travels brought a private French offer to strike coinage for Hawaii, the five-cent patterns sent to him did not lead to regular issues; instead, the United States struck the island kingdom's last official coinage. Kalakaua's circumnavigation of the globe was complete after he went to San Francisco's port on his way back to Hawaii.
    The San Francisco Mint would strike the regular issues for Hawaii's 1883 coinage, including this remarkable Superb Gem quarter. The strike is bold, and vibrant luster shines beneath splashes of orange and blue-green toning. The surfaces are virtually flawless. Population: 11 in 67, 0 finer (5/08). (NGC ID# 2C58, PCGS# 10987)


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