Coin Specifications

Category: Hawaii
Mintage: 700,000
Catalog: KM-6
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $7.13 (4/21/2014)
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1883 HAWAII 50C MS obverse 1883 HAWAII 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The Hawaiian half dollar is also known as the Hapalua. Names for the other denominations include Umi Keneta for the dime, Hapaha for the quarter, and Akahi Dala for the dollar. The quarter and half dollar each depict King David Kalakaua on the obverse with the central shield from the Hawaii Coat of Arms on the reverse. The dollar shows the entire Coat of Arms. All of the 1883 Hawaiian coins were struck at the San Francisco Mint utilizing planchets of the same standards used for U.S. coins.

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 481
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 66


Upcoming Auctions

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4/27/2014 MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(3), 1204/Lot# 5189
4/27/2014 MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(3), 1204/Lot# 5188
4/27/2014 AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(9), 1204/Lot# 12070
4/27/2014 AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(9), 1204/Lot# 12068


Auction Prices Realized

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12/13/1999 PCGS AU 50   Teletrade Auction 1247, 1247/Lot# 2133 $370.60
12/3/2005 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions Continuous Internet Auction #65122, 65122/Lot# 24652 $1,322.50
10/9/2008 NGC XF 40   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 290, 296/Lot# 6619 $212.75
9/6/2009 NGC MS 61   Goldberg September 6-8, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 54/Lot# 1436 $891.25
2/24/2010 NGC Details VF Details  Stack's Bowers The March 2010 Baltimore Online Session, 40/Lot# 5341 $243.80
12/2/2012 PCGS VF 35   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/02/2012, 51/Lot# 85587 $196.90
1/6/2013 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131303/Lot# 28856 $397.15
2/27/2014 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(3), 1203/Lot# 5081 $5,581.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1883 HAWAII 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base332373364376741021129014271512163217071969219724642898314939353333
3812703695167891110133514551552165717942045228626082981341139353330
0000001110133514551552165717942045228626082981341139353300
0000001200138114831592168218812121237527533065367339353300
1883 HAWAII 50C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33258363471721108413641508159717211799207223082585303435394106124481980311
388293399554842117714121537163817471890215024002734320237286886148991980310
000000117714121537163817471890215024002734320237286886148991980300
000000127014601567167917731981222924922884337039179667173511980300
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Grade: MS 64 PL
Points: 3034
Owner: Chesaboy
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 2898
Owner: Chesaboy
 
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