HAWAII 1883 silver Hapaha 25 Cents, San Francisco mint. Scarce 1-year type with a small mintage; over half were melted down when Hawaii became US territory in 1900. An attractive specimen in VF condition with original light-gray patina.
Rare Kingdom of Hawaii 1883 silver Quarter Dollar; minted for the Kingdom in the U.S. at the San Francisco mint, short-lived 1-year type.
After Hawaii became a US territory in 1900, the entire 1883 coinage was withdrawn from the circulation and over half of the original issue was redeemed and melted down. According to the official US mint records, from the original mintage of just 499,974 Quarters over 257,400 were redeemed and melted down. Nova days this type is rare in better grades as many surviving coins were made into pendants, medals and jewelry. The coin weights about 6.25 gm, about 24.4 mm in diameter, .900 silver content, reeded edge. This original HAWAII 1883 silver Hapaha 25 Cents was not cleaned or polished; nice original light-gray patina throughout; these are the actual photos.
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