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Obverse of 1883 Hawaiian Dollar     Reverse of 1883 Hawaiian Dollar


Circulation strikes: 46,348
(500,000 were minted, but
453,622 were melted)
Proofs: at least 26

Designer: Charles E. Barber

Diameter: 38.1 millimeters

Metal Content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 26.73 grams

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (Philadelphia)

Images courtesy of Superior Galleries

Recent offerings:
NGC Proof-63 (illustrated above).  Ex - Superior Galleries "ANA 2001 Nation Money Show" Auction, March 8-9, 2001, Lot 550, where it was described as follows: " for $12,800 "to the book"

PCGS MS-64.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 896, illustrated, sold for $10,982.50

"Extremely Fine".  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1616, "Gould- Bressett 31, Medcalf-Russell CC-2, Crosslet 4, Berries 7-8"

AU-50.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 1073, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Hawaiian Dollar…King Kalakaua I. A pleasing problem-free example, just some slight circulation.", sold for $402.00


Sources and/or recommended reading:
"Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia Of U.S. And Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen