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1883 Hawaii Issue Quarter

d9lowed9lowe Posts: 304 ✭✭✭✭

I had a family member in town this week for TG, and we got to talking about coins we had. He told me about an 1883 Hawaii Issue quarter he has. He just sent me these pictures and was curious if anyone here has experience in these and could give an idea of a grade to see if it would be worth sending in. Thanks for any responses. Ill also include a picture 1921 Morgan he has to see what yall think.

Derek


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    TomBTomB Posts: 20,737 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The Hawaiian coinage issues are well known. The one your family member has appears to be lightly circulated (to me) and I would expect it to grade AU. I would suspect the HA quarter to be worth around $200, but if it is actually mint state then that could easily double.

    I don't know the die pair (VAM) of the Morgan dollar, but it is the most common issue in the series and its value closely follows the value of bullion in the coin. At this time this coin should be worth about $30.

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    Batman23Batman23 Posts: 4,999 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The dollar is common and basically worth silver value. The quarter is nice. Not sure if AU/MS with the photo but I would put it in a protective holder of some type. If it was me I would add it to a future submission for encapsulation.

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    LazybonesLazybones Posts: 1,395 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I remember finding Hawaiians in circulation when I was a kid.

    USAF (Ret) 1974 - 1994 - The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries. Remembering RickO, a brother in arms.

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice old coins... I would not submit the Morgan, but the Hawaii coin may well be worth submitting. Cheers, RickO

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    VeepVeep Posts: 1,403 ✭✭✭✭

    It’s hard to grade from a picture but it appears to be AU-ish. I can’t speak as to originality of the surfaces.

    Going back a few years, I helped a lady with a coin collection. Included was a Proof Hawaiian quarter. Unfortunately, it had been stored in one of those old, paper 2x2 envelopes and in a moist attic for decades. We got it graded by PCGS as PF62 and it brought $10k at a Heritage auction. Good day for her.

    I’ve often wondered how a coin with a mintage of 26 journeyed to her attic.

    "Let me tell ya Bud, you can buy junk anytime!"
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    gonzergonzer Posts: 2,991 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Lazybones said:
    I remember finding Hawaiians in circulation when I was a kid.

    '84, '85 ?

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    johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,521 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That's in decent shape. I'll go au

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    spyglassdesignspyglassdesign Posts: 1,514 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 27, 2022 3:41PM

    It looks like it COULD be ms... Hard to tell from the pictures but I'd assume au for submitting purposes, so if it's worth the $28 (or thereabouts) for return shipping plus economy to slab it, not to mention shipping in cost, that's your call. If he has basically no cost into the coin for acquisition then it may be worth it as it will be easier if he decides to sell. Plus, it protects the coin from further wear and damage risk.

    The morgan is not worth it (I know from experience). As others have pointed out the 21 is the most common year, so unless it's in pristine condition or unique toning or the like, don't waste your money. Additionally it looks to possibly be cleaned but hard to tell from the pics.

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    TreashuntTreashunt Posts: 6,747 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Lazybones said:
    I remember finding Hawaiians in circulation when I was a kid.

    Holy cr@p!

    You are really old!

    Frank

    BHNC #203

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    ElKevvoElKevvo Posts: 4,064 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice Hawaiian!

    K

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    LazybonesLazybones Posts: 1,395 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Treashunt said:

    @Lazybones said:
    I remember finding Hawaiians in circulation when I was a kid.

    Holy cr@p!

    You are really old!

    Actually, that was in the early sixties. I used to find them every now and then. We looked at them, thought they were neat, then used them to buy Mallo Cups and Hershey Bars.

    USAF (Ret) 1974 - 1994 - The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries. Remembering RickO, a brother in arms.

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    TreashuntTreashunt Posts: 6,747 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Lazybones said:

    @Treashunt said:

    @Lazybones said:
    I remember finding Hawaiians in circulation when I was a kid.

    Holy cr@p!

    You are really old!

    Actually, that was in the early sixties. I used to find them every now and then. We looked at them, thought they were neat, then used them to buy Mallo Cups and Hershey Bars.

    I was looking then, but mostly for Buffalo nickels.

    I remember I accumulated about a half a roll of '09 VDB's.

    They were worth very little then

    Frank

    BHNC #203

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    davewesendavewesen Posts: 5,860 ✭✭✭✭✭

    the Hawiian looks to be worth in the $200-400 range. The cost and time to send it in for certification would make doing so questionable.

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    D808LFD808LF Posts: 399 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Lazybones said:
    I remember finding Hawaiians in circulation when I was a kid.

    Was that in Hawaii or the Mainland?

    fka renman95, Sep 2005, 7,000 posts

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    tommy44tommy44 Posts: 2,195 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I remember fining a Hawaii dime and quarter in change in the late 50s or early 60s and I lived in upstate NY at the time

    it's crackers to slip a rozzer the dropsy in snide

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    LazybonesLazybones Posts: 1,395 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @D808LF said:

    @Lazybones said:
    I remember finding Hawaiians in circulation when I was a kid.

    Was that in Hawaii or the Mainland?

    That was almost as far away from HA in the US that you could get...Massachusetts.

    USAF (Ret) 1974 - 1994 - The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries. Remembering RickO, a brother in arms.

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    JBKJBK Posts: 14,788 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Sort of like finding Canadian coins in circulation today, I suppose, although not as often, of course.

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    DrDarrylDrDarryl Posts: 585 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Reverse - Look at the 5 diamonds on the lower portion of the crown for wear. Look at the cross and sphere on top of the crown for wear. Look at the fan lines for wear.

    Obverse - Look at these points for wear.

    MS 66+ currently in my collection

    Previously in my collection

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    LakesammmanLakesammman Posts: 17,294 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Sending in single coins for grading is very expensive, likely to cost 50% of the value of the coin when finished.

    Then, you have a common issue, one that most people are looking for MS with toning. The money is for the 10c, 50c and $1 issues.

    I'd throw it in a box and when 20 or so coins worth grading are accumulated, then send it in.

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