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    Hawaiian Islands $500 Silver Certificate Face and Back Proofs One of Two Known

    Hawaiian Islands $500 Silver Certificate (1879) Pick 5 Face and Back Proofs. The $500 denomination only exists in proof form with a total count of just two complete sets known. The present set made its numismatic debut at the ABNCo archives auction in 1990. The face and back proofs are each mounted on separate ledger pages while the issued stub proof is mounted below the face proof. This example has red serial number "00000." The portrait at left is of King Kalakau. He was elected king on February 12, 1874. He was the last of the elected kings of Hawaii. Much of his power was stripped away by the Bayonet Constitution of 1887. He died in San Francisco on January 20, 1891. At our CSNS auction of April 2008 we sold a face and back proof of the same Pick number, with same number of POCs, and without the red "00000" serial number which brought over $63,000. This is a magnificent proof pair, and the highlight of this fabulous offering. Choice Crisp Uncirculated, 4 POC.. (Total: 2 notes)

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    September, 2008
    17th-21st Wednesday-Sunday
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