1883 Hawaii 10 Cent PCGS PROOF 62 CAMEO
NGC PF CAMEO Population 2
PCGS PF CAMEO Population 2
As is the case with the 1883 Hawaii quarter, half dollar, and silver dollar, the 1883 Hawaii dime is a single-year type. Business strikes were coined in considerable quantity at San Francisco, but the proofs were struck in Philadelphia and are formidable rarities. According to the Medcalf-Russell standard reference, six proof sets were struck in 1883 sans the eighth-dollar denomination, and another 20 sets were struck in 1884 that included the eighth-dollar. The eighth-dollar, or hapawalu, was intended to ease transactions involving the Spanish-American real. With a mintage of just 26 pieces, the proof 1883 Hawaiian umi keneta or dime is a standout within any Hawaiian collection. This intricately struck specimen exhibits obvious contrast between the evenly frosted portrait and the glassy obverse field. Both sides display faint tan-gold and navy-blue toning. Careful examination reveals delicate hairlines that limit the numerical grade, but not the eye appeal.
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