Coin Specifications

Category: Hawaii
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 700,000
Obverse Designer: Charles Barber
Reverse Designer: Charles Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
Diameter: 30.5mm
Edge: Reeded
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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: 615
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 66

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/20/2020 1883 HAWAII 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--157366653532717314259433864----614
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----------1----3------4
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Total--157366653532717514259434164----619
 --0%1%12%11%11%6%5%11%12%0%7%10%7%7%1%1%---- 
1883 HAWAII 50C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------------1------1
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Total--------------11------2
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1883 HAWAII 50C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base295333439556741854901993103411921721179920722308258530344920549758189387974510206
308368478618779870932100710871368174718902151240027353663511256047008950698990
000000932100710871368174718902151240027353663511256047008950600
000000962102011391545177319812229249328844291530557118197962600
1883 HAWAII 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2413084095156958028479339741124116616191683184319772685472552855598592664767065
26334244457573181787694710241138131716401736188822133365491253895707610966720
00000087694710241138131716401736188822133365491253895707610900
00000090496010741152146816621790193224494045509854945817629300
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Grade: MS 64 PL
Points: 3034
Owner: Chesaboy
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 2685
Owner: Chesaboy
 
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