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Lot 1390

1883 Hawaiian Quarter Dollar. PCGS graded Proof 62. Nice cameo effect. Untoned. 26 Proofs minted. Clearly the most visually arresting feature of this coin is its soft, frosted mint luster on the portrait and reverse shield. Full spinning mirrors on both sides create a two-tone effect for these. No one can honestly deny the vibrancy, the choiceness, the visual appeal of the surfaces. Only the lightest of hairlines in the field are noted. Neither can anyone complain about the relief of the design which shows in the fully struck devices exhibiting fine detail to all the high points. The hair curls on Kalakaua (along with his beard) are amazing to view under low-power magnification! As with other Proofs in the series, only 26 were struck in silver.

The 1883 Kingdom coinage was designed by Charles E. Barber of the Philadelphia Mint, according to the Authority on this series, Hawaiian Money Standard Catalog (second edition) by Donald Medcalf and Ronald Russell. "After striking the required number of coins, obverse dies were defaced and are now stored in the State Archives in Honolulu. Hubs, from which the dies were made, are preserved at the Philadelphia Mint."
Pop 3; 2 in 63; 1 in 66. (PCGS # 10989) .
Estimated Value $6,000 - 8,000.
From the 9/09 Hawaii Collection.

Realized $8,913

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