The Samuel Mills Damon Collection

The quality of his Hawaiian material is unsurpassed.

Samuel Mills Damon was a historical figure of great importance in Hawaii. He rose to become a partner of the Bank of Bishop & Company and concurrently Minister of Finance during the reign of King Kalakaua beginning in 1884, a role he retained intermittently through 1900.

His position afforded him access and resource to amass an impressive and diverse coin collection, included pioneer gold, early American coins, and a wide array of foreign coins. The quality of his Hawaiian material is unsurpassed. He fell ill in 1914, and his collecting interest abated. Built from the 1870s, the S.M. Damon Collection provides a unique and fascinating glimpse into numismatics at the tale end of the nineteenth century.

After resting intact for over 90 years, the Estate of Mr. Damon elected to offer these coins for sale. Doyle New York will auction the Samuel Mills Damon collection on March 23, 2006. NGC, NCS, and PMG were honored by being selected to grade and certify this collection.

HAWAII: 1883 $1, graded NGC MS 67 (Census info)
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HAWAII: 1883 $1, graded NGC MS 68 (Census info)
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US: 1803 $10, graded NGC MS 63 (Census info)
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US: 1818 "STATESOF" $5, graded NGC AU 58 (Census info)
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US: 1864-S 50 Cent, graded NGC MS 62 (Census info)
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US: 1876-CC 50 Cent, graded NGC MS 63 (Census info)
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US: 1804 25 Cent, graded NGC G 4 (Census info)
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US: 1861-S 10 Cent, graded NGC MS 62 (Census info)
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US: 1872 2 Cent, graded NGC XF 45 BN (Census info)
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US: 1795 Plain Edge 1 Cent, graded NGC AU 55 BN (Census info)
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US: 1799 1 Cent, graded NGC PR 1 BN (Census info)
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TERRITORIAL - WASS-MOLITOR: 1852 WD Date Large Head $10, graded NGC MS 63 (Census info)
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TERRITORIAL - CLARK GRUBER & CO.: 1861 $20, graded NGC AU 55 (Census info)
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ROME: 393-423 Solidus, graded NGC XF
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AUSTRALIA: 1879S Sovereign, graded NGC MS 66
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JAPAN: 1870 20Y, graded NGC MS 65
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MEXICO: 1868/7A DL Mexico 8 Escudos, graded NGC MS 63 PL
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MEXICO: 1873CN P Gold 5 Pesos, graded NGC MS 64
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NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES: 1802 Gulden (Batavian Republic), graded NGC MS 63
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