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US Hawaii Cent (struck in United States) (Fakes are possible)  1847
US Hawaii Cent (struck in United States) (Fakes are possible) 1847

King Kamehameha III, ruler of the Hawaiian Islands, issued these 1 cent coins under a newly established monetary system in Hawaii. The cent (called keneta) was to be the equivalent of the United States Large Cent. These coins are very rare today and command top catalog values as follows:

GENUINE COIN
worn: $150 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $400
well preserved: $800
fully uncirculated: $2000

Much more affordable are the modern imitations that are issued constantly for tourists.

MODERN REPRODUCTION
worn: $1 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $2
well preserved: $5
fully uncirculated: $10

If you think you may have a real coin, check our side-by-side comparison of real vs. fake for one of the popular modern pieces.

Coin: 15203 , Genre: United States
Requested by: Rachel, Thu, 15-Aug-2013 05:08:49 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Fri, 16-Aug-2013 02:48:50 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Mon, 15-Feb-2016 17:54:31 GMT
Requester description: 1847 Front: Picture of a man and the words 'Kamehameha III Ka Moi' Back: The words 'Aupuni Hawaii' and 'Hapa Haneri' Appears to be a souvenir coin, not monetary.
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