Coin Specifications

Category: Hawaii
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 20
Obverse Designer: Charles Barber
Reverse Designer: Charles Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 3.1250g
Diameter: 20.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1883 HAWAII KM-4 1/8D PF obverse 1883 HAWAII KM-4 1/8D PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

KM-4, Medcalf-Russell 2CS-2, R.7. Struck in silver with a reeded edge. Of the five denominations designed and engraved by Charles Barber for the Kingdom of Hawaii, the eighth dollar--or "hapawalu" in the Hawaiian language--was the only issue not adopted for use. The hapawalu would have required the production of special planchets and would have been the only denomination that did not directly correlate with any unit of currency being used in the United States. Since America already had her eyes set on the Kingdom of Hawaii for strategic purposes, it is likely that the hapawalu was replaced with the dime, or umi keneta, for the convenience of commercial trade between the two nations. As such, the dime, quarter, fifty cent, and dollar denominations were struck in proof and business strike format, but the 12 and a half cent "hapawalu" coins were only struck as proofs. Mint records indicate that 20 pieces were produced, compared to 26 proof specimens of the other four denominations. The difference may be related to six proof sets that were coined at the Philadelphia Mint in September 1883 (Breen, 1988).

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 7
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 65

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/20/2020 1883 HAWAII 1/8D KM-4 PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------1113-1-----7
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Total-----------1113-11----8
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NGC Registry Score 1883 HAWAII 1/8D KM-4 PF
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Base5946607061956323645365846718685315745713072727415781782358669912095881016610768113961228613226
598761126238636664976629676398171574571777320754979568380881992769781103671097711693125990
00000067639817157457177732075497956838088199276978110367109771169300
000000680812781157457225736776838096852489709432997310567111871198900
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