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    NGC 1928 Hawaiian PR 65. There were 50 Sandblast Proof Hawaiian halves struck in 1928 and the complete roster of recipients has been published in several sources. We do not know who originally received this magnificent specimen, but do know that far fewer than 50 proofs are known today to collectors. According to the most recent population data from the major grading services, only 16 proofs have been certified.
    The Hawaiian proof strikings are one of the least controversial of the various, purported proofs and special strikings in the commemorative series. In part this is because they have been widely known to exist since the year of issue, but also there is little doubt when one sees one of these that there is something distinctly different about the coin. They do indeed "carry their own credentials." The surfaces have a steel-gray matte-like finish that has a fine grain texture and the striking details are, of course, far superior to ordinary business strikes. There are no obvious contact marks on either side of this coin, and there is a light olive patina around the devices that is especially pronounced on the reverse. Of the highest rarity and of the greatest importance to the advanced collector of U.S. commemoratives. Population: 3 in 65, none are finer. (NGC ID# BYN2, PCGS# 9310)

    Weight: 12.50 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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

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    Auction Dates
    July, 1993
    28th-31st Wednesday-Saturday
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