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    Significant Hoard of 1883 Hawaii Dollars

    A 68-piece Hoard of Uncertified, Circulated 1883 $1 Hawaii Dollars. The pieces range in sharpness from Fine to XF. The typical piece is a cleaned VF. A number of pieces are harshly cleaned; personal inspection is recommended. Aside from the proof-only eighth-dollar, the dollar is the most desirable of the 1883 Hawaii denominations. Although 500,000 pieces were struck, most were melted to reclaim their bullion content once the Hawaiian Islands became a U.S. territory. For the Hawaii dollar or dala, Breen states in his 1988 Encyclopedia that 453,622 pieces were melted, leaving a maximum of 46,378 pieces to represent the one-year type.

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

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2006
    26th-29th Wednesday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 20
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