Coin Specifications

Category: Hawaii
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 500,000
Obverse Designer: Charles Barber
Reverse Designer: Charles Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2500g
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1883 HAWAII 25C MS obverse 1883 HAWAII 25C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Four official denominations of Hawaiian silver coinage were produced at the San Francisco Mint this year in far greater quantities than was necessary for the island kingdom. A powerful west coast banker and sugar baron named Claus Spreckels had focused his attention on Hawaii upon passage of a reciprocity treaty between the two countries in the 1870s. Reduction of tariffs provided for in this legislation potentially made sugar cane production extremely profitable, giving Spreckels the window of opportunity he needed. He soon leased and later acquired thousands of acres of land on Maui, irrigated the once-dry isthmus, and built mills to process the cane. His influence on King Kalakaua and strong connections in California eventually prompted a contract with the United States Mint to produce the 1883 Hawaiian coinage, on which his healthy commission included the hundreds of thousands of coins that were later melted. Of the four denominations, the quarter is by far the easiest to acquire in Uncirculated grades as the result of a long-dispersed hoard.

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Last Updated: 9/20/2019

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1883 HAWAII 25C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - 75.00 - - 160 180 - 230 - 290 - 360 420 575 720 - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1533
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 68

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/20/2020 1883 HAWAII 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--21975396035379213898218622025515711761--1530
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--------------264-----12
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Total--21975396035379213898218622226216211761--1544
 --0%1%5%3%4%2%2%6%9%1%5%12%14%17%10%8%0%0%-- 
1883 HAWAII 25C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------12------3
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Total-------------112------4
 -------------25%25%50%------ 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1883 HAWAII 25C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1712093113954844975025126537317948069209789931312177421542585278130093238
18424333942548849950555967975279884493998310991466190122982650285730850
00000050555967975279884493998310991466190122982650285700
00000050960670577380288295998812061620202724412716293300
1883 HAWAII 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1551942883664504634694776096847457548659259331239141620482464264329483149
16822531439445446547252163470474879188592810351298162721872524274530150
00000047252163470474879188592810351298162721872524274500
00000047456565972575182890593011371357183723252583284600
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Points: 2048
Owner: Chesaboy
 
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Points: 2048
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