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Obverse of 1883 Hawaiian Half Dollar     Reverse of 1883 Hawaiian Half Dollar


Circulation strikes: 87,755
(700,000 were minted, but
612,245 were melted)
Proofs: at least 26

Designer: Charles E. Barber

Diameter: 30 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 193 grains (12.5 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia, PA)

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 549, where it was described as follows: " for $6,200 "to the book"

"About Uncirculated, on the cusp of full Mint State."  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1617, "Gould-Bressett 99, Medcalf-Russell CS-4"


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

"Hawaiian Money Standard Catalog, Second Edition" by Donald Medcalf and Ronald Russell