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    Historic and Rare Hawaiian Seminary Dollar Scrip

    (Kingdom of Hawaii) - Lahainaluna Seminary Hookahi Dala/$1.00 No Date (1843-1844) Medalf & Russell-PE-15. PCGS Very Fine 30.
    Hawaiian numismatics has intrigued many and these rare and early cardboard notes are very historic. Protestant missionaries came to Hawaii in 1823 and soon 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 Royal family to create 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 their property. 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 the largest size note of six different created. Uniface, printed from a copper plate using secret marks, and backed on cardboard to make it rigid. This denomination portrays a map of Hawaiian Islands and a flag. There are petty surface scuffs and backed on piece of black paper added late. This is early, historic and it has wide appeal.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2015
    21st-24th Wednesday-Saturday
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    Truth Seeker: The Life of Eric P. Newman (softcover)
    A powerful and intimidating dealer of the 1960s, backed by important colleagues, was accused of selling fraudulent gold coins and ingots to unsuspecting numismatists. Who would go up against a man like that and, over the course of decades, prove the fraud? Who would expose a widely respected scholar as a thief, then doggedly pursue recovery of coins that the scholar had stolen from an embarrassed numismatic organization, all over the objections of influential collectors who had bought coins with clouded titles? Eric P. Newman would - and did. Reserve your copy today.
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