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Lot 1749

Hawaii. 1883 Royal Hawaiian Agricultural Society Bronze Medal. Choice Uncirculated. Engraved on the reverse: "Premium for the Best Exhibited Trio Dominique Chickens H. R. Macfarlane". 64 mm, 128.8 g, plain edge. Beautiful brown toning on both sides with a hint of mint luster, a minor edge bump on the rim of the reverse. Housed in the original wooden box as issued.
Usually the silver medals were issued for the best exhibitors and the bronze ones were issued for the 2nd best exhibitors. Even though all struck with the same die, the bronze ones usually have a hand carved "2nd" before "Best" on the reverse, as seen on the previous bronze medals. However, even struck in bronze, this medal does not bear the "2nd", and the reason is still uncertain.
Estimated Value $3,000 - 3,500.


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