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    Rare Hawaii Lahainaluna Seminary Notes

    Kingdom of Hawaii Lahainaluna Seminary 3 Keneta; Hapaumi (1/16); Hapawalu (1/8); Hapaha (1/4); Hapalua (1/2); Hookahi Dala (1) (1843-1844) Pick 2PE-10; 2PE-11; 2PE-12; 2PE-13; 2PE-14; 2PE-15. These are very rare notes that are also very historical. Protestant missionaries came to Hawaii in 1823. The missionaries discovered that there was no written form of the Hawaiian language. Therefore, they formed a committee that created the written form that is still in use today. They also convinced the Hawaiian Royalty of the need for an educational system. The missionaries established the Lahainaluna Seminary in 1831, which is still in existence today as the Lahainaluna High School. It is the oldest public school west of the Rocky Mountains. In 1834 the Hale Pa'i or house of printing was founded on the campus. This served as the home of Hawaii's first printing press. The first newspaper printed west of the Rocky Mountains was printed here plus English and Hawaiian language books. This is now a museum. This must be where these quaint pieces originated, possibly on Hawaii's first printing press. They portray school subjects and virtues such as industry, law, science, geography, education, and a map of the Hawaiian Islands. They all are of the altered plate secret marks variety and each one was also backed at issue. Five of the notes grade PMG Choice Uncirculated 64 and the Pick 2PE-13 grades PMG Choice Uncirculated 63. This is a great opportunity to acquire all of these rare notes at once. If you want a numismatic item from the earliest involvement of the United States in Hawaii, look no farther. (Total: 6 notes)

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