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Hawaiian coins put on block

An auction of a collection of Hawaiian coins and bank notes will be conducted Sept. 7 jointly by Ira and Larry Goldberg with Stack’s.

Among the highlights are Hawaiian coinage patterns. A silver eighth dollar graded Proof-62 by NGC is expected to bring $25,000-$35,000. The catalog notes that only 20 pieces were struck. King Kalakaua I appears on obverse and on reverse the denomination in Hawaiian, HAPAWALU, is surround by a laurel wreath and the English value is given below it.

Also among the more than 500 lots are 44 lots of 1847 Hawaii cents in various grades.

Silver coins of 1883 are well represented with multiple examples of 10 cents, quarter, half dollar and dollar coins.

A cameo Proof-63 1883 quarter dollar graded by Numismatic Guaranty Corp. carries an estimate of $8,000-$10,000 and a notation that it is the only cameo graded for this issue.

Two cameo Proof-62 Hawaii dollar coins graded by NGC are estimated to bring $12,000-$15,000, while an MS-64 example of the dollar graded by the Professional Coin Grading Service and which depicts King Kalakaua I on the obverse and the royal coat of arms on the reverse, is expected to bring $10,000-$12,000.

Multiple examples of the Hawaiian U.S. commemoratives of 1928 and Hawaiian overprint U.S. paper money are part of the collection.

Also going on the block in the same sale is the Tom Kelly Collection of California fractional gold.

This portion of the sale is conducted by the Goldbergs.

For more information, contact Goldberg Auctions at 350 S. Beverly Drive, Suite 350. Beverly Hills, CA 90212. A catalog can be obtained by phoning (800) 978-2646.

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