CHECKLIST OF HAWAIIAN MUNICIPAL SO-CALLED DOLLARS OF THE 20TH CENTURY

by Simon Cordova

Revised November 11, 2015

This publication updates, expands, and revises the variety catalog presented in my series of articles on Hawaiian "municipal trade dollars" (now referred to as municipal so-called dollars) in Volumes 33 and 34 of the Token and Medal Society Journal (see Selected References at end of checklist).

Manufacture of Hawaii's municipal so-called dollars has been farmed out to several private mints, both in the islands and on the mainland, resulting in a large assortment of types and varieties. The regular-issue so-called dollars are known to exist in bronze, transitional bronze-brass alloy, brass, and cupronickel. The bronze to brass pieces are classified as having planchet type AE, which is the traditional numismatic abbreviation for copper, bronze, or brass. Most of the AE varieties have a transparent to opaque, lacquer-based surficial finish, often applied in an antique style. Some have an opaque, gold-like finish that does not actually contain gold, and other varieties are plated with gold, silver, or chrome. In addition to the regular base-metal issues, sterling silver and .999 pure silver pieces have been produced for sale at premium prices. The Kauai Chamber of Commerce also issued eighteen 1973 dollars on 21-karat gold planchets.

The dollars are 38 to 39 millimeters in diameter, unless noted otherwise; and, with the exception of the 1959 Maui Chamber of Commerce, Statehood Year Souvenir Coins, all have medallic die orientation (top to top). The 1959 Maui issue has coin die orientation (top to bottom).

In my classification system, die types have been assigned numbers, and die-type combinations (or marriages) are described as follows: obverse die-type number / reverse die-type number. Each dollar variety has been given a catalog number, and is defined in the listing by the date (if any) on the dollar, followed by the die-type combination, the planchet type, the edge type, and the rarity number. For example, a listing such as: "AL-50 1973 20/120 GP PE R3", means Aloha Dollar number 50 (AL-50), is dated 1973, has obverse die type 20 and reverse die type 120 (20/120), is gold plated AE (GP), has a plain edge (PE), and is rarity 3 (R3).  Over 200 varieties are included in this checklist. Wherever possible, I have maintained the catalog numbers used in the final three articles of my TAMS series.

The following abbreviations are used in the classification system:

AE  Bronze, brass, or transitional bronze-brass alloy

CN  Cupronickel

CP  Chrome-plated AE

GD  Gold

GL  Gold-like finish

GP  Gold-plated AE, unless another planchet metal is designated

ND  No date

PE  Plain edge

PF  Proof

RE  Reeded edge

SI  Silver

SP  Silver-plated AE

SS  Sterling silver

Application of the following rarity scale is based in part on mintage figures (where available), but is largely subjective. Rarity-scale assignments are therefore arguable and subject to continual review and revision.

R1  Common

R2  Scarce

R3  Very scarce

R4  Rare

I wish to thank Ted Boxall, Jonathan Clark, Bob Gardner, Richard Greever, Don Medcalf, and Bernard von NotHaus for their help with this publication. Also, the late Merle Olson contributed some valuable advice and information during the early stages of the project.  Special thanks to Don Duncan, who, as a result of his active search for Hawaiian municipal so-called dollars, has provided me with numerous additions to this list.  Last, but certainly not least, thanks to my daughter Michelle for her patient assistance in the editing process.

The following checklist undoubtedly has errors and omissions. I would appreciate hearing from you if you have any comments, suggestions, or new listings.  My e-mail address is:  sicordova@aol.com .

ALOHA DOLLARS

OBVERSE DIE TYPES

10  ALOHA DOLLAR    date  HAWAII; map of Hawaiian Islands with adjacent subordinate illustrations, nose of the airliner above the left (west) side of Molokai, statue of Kamehameha I on right, spearpoint touches rim; captions: KAMEHAMEHA I 1758-1819 FOUNDER OF THE HAWAIIAN KINGDOM   KAUAI, OAHU, MOLOKAI, LANAII (sic), MAUI, HAWAII; smooth field and exergue  IMAGE

20  Similar to No. 10, but with "LANAI" spelled correctly, and with 32mm diameter

30  Similar to No. 10, but without date  IMAGE

40  Similar to No. 30, but with airliner replaced by raised rectangular block

45  Similar to No. 40, but with incuse serial number on the raised rectangular block   

50  Similar to No. 30, but with finely textured field and exergue

55  Similar to No. 50, but with airliner replaced by raised rectangular block

58  Similar to No. 50, but spearpoint does not touch rim

60  Similar to No. 30, but with nose of airliner above the center of Oahu, and with "LANAI" spelled correctly

65  Similar to No. 60, but with finely textured field and exergue

70  Similar to No. 60, but with 32mm diameter  IMAGE

REVERSE DIE TYPES

110  HAWAII   UA MAU KE EA O KA AINA I KA PONO   THE LIFE OF THE LAND IS PERPETUATED IN RIGHTEOUSNESS; coat of arms of Kingdom of Hawaii; letters of "HAWAII" do not touch, smooth field and exergue  IMAGE

120  Similar to No. 110, but with 32mm diameter  IMAGE

130  Similar to No. 110, but with finely textured field and exergue

135  Similar to No. 130, but all but the last two letters of "HAWAII" touch

140  UNITED STATES OF AMERICA   * 1776 - 1976 *   CRADLE OF LIBERTY; Liberty bell within wreath that is open at top, star above; smooth field and exergue

145  Similar to No. 140, but with finely textured field and exergue

150  THE SPIRIT OF '76  BICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION   1776 - 1976; fifer and two drummers marching left; smooth field and exergue  IMAGE

155  Similar to No. 150, but with finely textured field and exergue

NOTATIONS

AL-30 has a small, incuse "SS" on an otherwise plain edge. AL-40 probably has an incuse edge inscription designating silver grade.

LIST OF VARIETIES

AL-10 1973 10/110 AE PE R1

AL-20 1973 10/110 GP PE R3

AL-30 1973 10/110 SS PE R3

AL-40 1973 10/110 SI PE R4

AL-50 1973 20/120 GP PE R3

AL-55 ND 30/110 AE PE R1

AL-60 ND 30/110 AE RE R1

AL-65 ND 30/110 SP RE R2

AL-70 ND 30/110 GL RE R2

AL-80 ND 30/140 AE RE R2

AL-90 ND 30/140 SP RE R2

AL-100 ND 30/150 AE RE R2

AL-110 ND 30/150 SP RE R2

AL-120 ND 40/110 SP RE R3

AL-122 ND 45/110 AE RE R3

AL-123 ND 45/110 GP RE R3

AL-125 ND 50/130 AE PE R2

AL-128 ND 50/130 SP PE R2

AL-130 ND 50/130 SP RE R2

AL-140 ND 50/130 GP RE R2

AL-145 ND 55/130 AE RE R3

AL-145.5 ND 55/130 SP RE R3

AL-147 ND 58/130 SP RE R2

AL-148 ND 58/135 SP RE R2

AL-150 ND 58/135 GL RE R2

AL-153 ND 58/155 GL RE R3

AL-155 ND 60/110 GL RE R3

AL-160 ND 65/130 SP RE R2

AL-161 ND 65/130 GP RE R3

AL-162 ND 65/130 SP RE R2

AL-165 ND 65/130 GL RE R2

AL-165.5 ND 65/145 SP RE R2

AL-166 ND 65/145 GL RE R2

AL-167 ND 70/120 AE RE R3

AL-170 ND 70/120 SP RE R3

AL-180 ND 70/120 GP RE R3

AL-190 ND 70/120 SS RE R3

HAWAII DOLLARS

OBVERSE DIE TYPES

10  HAWAII DOLLAR (with plain letters and round "O")  HONOLULU; statue of Kamehameha I with four feather kahili (two on each side), the two outer kahili with smooth edges; spear points to left side of "O" in "DOLLAR"; caption: KING KAMEHAMEHA; smooth field and exergue  IMAGE

20  Similar to No. 10, but with (1) spear pointing just left of center of "O", and (2) finely textured field and exergue

22  Similar to No. 20, but with (1) "HAWAII DOLLAR" in fancier letters with an almost square "O", (2) spear pointing to left side of "O", and (3) horizontal lines (sometimes faint) on the two outer kahili

25  Similar to No. 22, but (1) with spear pointing to center of "O", (2) without the horizontal lines on the two outer kahili, and (3) with more-coarsely textured field and exergue

30  Similar to No. 10, but with spikes on the two outer kahili

40  Similar to No. 10, but with 32mm diameter

50  Similar to No. 10, but with a date to the right and slightly below the knees of the statue

55  Similar to No. 50, but with horizontal lines on the two outer kahili

60  Similar to No. 50, but with finely textured field and exergue

62  Similar to No. 60, but with spots and small spikes on the two outer kahili

64  Similar to No. 60, but with horizontal lines on the two outer kahili

65  Similar to No. 64, but with the date near the ankles of the statue

66  Similar to No. 60, but with large date

68  Similar to No. 66, but with spots on the two outer kahili

69  Similar to No. 66, but with horizontal lines on the two outer kahili

70  Similar to No. 22, but with a date to the right and near the ankles of the statue  IMAGE

80  Similar to No. 60, but date is level with knees of statue

REVERSE DIE TYPES

110  ALOHA FROM HAWAII  date (2mm above "COMMERCE")   CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OF HAWAII; view of Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head, surfer in right foreground with straight left arm and with rounded wave behind; smooth field and exergue  IMAGE

115  Similar to No. 110, but with (1) lower date (1mm above "COMMERCE"); (2) higher, more-angular wave; and (3) incuse serial number on raised rectangular block in exergue above date

120  Similar to No. 110, but with finely textured field and exergue

125  Similar to No. 120, but with incuse date

130  Similar to No. 120, but with (1) lower date (1mm above "COMMERCE"), (2) flatter wave, and (3) surfer's left arm bent at elbow

135  Similar to No. 130, but with incuse date

140  Similar to No. 110, but without date

150  Similar to No. 140, but with 32mm diameter

160  Similar to No. 140, but with incuse serial number on raised rectangular block in exergue

165  Similar to No. 160, but with finely textured field and exergue

170  Similar to No. 140, but with finely textured field and exergue

180  Similar to No. 140, but with (1) high, angular wave; (2) finely textured field; and (3) smooth exergue

190  ALOHA FROM HAWAII   WAIKIKI BEACH -- DIAMOND HEAD; view of Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head, surfer in right foreground with straight left arm and with high wave behind that is rounded at top and curled on left; finely textured field and smooth exergue

195  Similar to No. 190; but, in addition to the finely textured field, the exergue is finely textured above the bottom inscription, extending to the left from the "DIAMO" of "DIAMOND"  IMAGE

200  Similar to No. 195, but with the entire exergue finely textured

205  Similar to No. 200, but with (1) clouds in sky above Diamond Head; (2) low, rounded wave with no curl; (3) surfer's left arm bent at elbow; and (4) more-coarsely textured field and exergue

210  THE SPIRIT OF '76   BICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION   1776 - 1976; fifer and two drummers marching left; smooth field and exergue (similar to Aloha Dollar reverse die type No. 150)

NOTATIONS

Each sterling silver piece has a small, incuse "SS" on an otherwise plain edge. The existence of a serial-numbered version of HI-140 is questionable; consequently, I have not listed a variety equivalent to Medcalf and Russell's 2MD-722.

LIST OF VARIETIES

HI-10 1973 10/110 AE PE R1

HI-20 1973 10/110 SP PE R2

HI-30 1973 10/110 GP PE R2

HI-40 1973 10/110 SS PE R3

HI-50 1973 10/115 AE PE R2

HI-60 1973 10/115 GP PE R3

HI-70 1973 10/115 SS PE R3

HI-80 1973 30/110 AE PE R1

HI-85 1973 30/110 SS PE R3

HI-90 1974 50/140 AE PE R1

HI-100 1974 50/140 SP PE R2

HI-110 1974 50/140 GP PE R2

HI-120 1974 50/140 SS PE R3

HI-130 1974 50/160 AE PE R2

HI-132 1974 50/160 GP PE R3

HI-135 1974 50/160 SS PE R3

HI-140 1974 50/210 AE PE R3

HI-145 1974 55/140 AE PE R2

HI-150 1974 55/140 SS PE R3

HI-155 1974 60/180 AE PE R1

HI-157 1974 60/180 GL PE R1

HI-160 1975 20/120 AE RE R1

HI-170 1975 20/130 AE RE R1

HI-180 1975 20/130 SP RE R2

HI-190 1975 60/165 AE RE R2

HI-195 1975 60/165 GP RE R3

HI-200 1975 60/180 AE RE R1

HI-201 1975 62/180 AE RE R1

HI-202 1975 62/180 SP RE R3

HI-203 1975 64/180 SP RE R3

HI-203.5 1975 65/180 AE PE R2

HI-204 1975 66/180 AE RE R1

HI-205 1975 68/180 AE RE R2

HI-206 1975 68/180 SP RE R3

HI-207 1975 69/180 AE RE R2

HI-208 1975 69/180 SP RE R2

HI-209 1975 80/180 AE RE R1

HI-210 1975 80/190 AE RE R1

HI-220 1976 20/125 AE RE R3

HI-230 1976 20/125 SP RE R3

HI-232 1976 20/135 SP RE R3

HI-235 1976 60/180 AE RE R1

HI-237 1976 70/170 GL RE R1

HI-240 1976 70/180 AE RE R1

HI-245 1976 70/195 AE RE R2

HI-247 1976 70/195 GL RE R2

HI-250 1976 70/200 AE RE R1

HI-260 1976 70/200 SP RE R2

HI-270 1976 70/200 GL RE R1

HI-280 ND 22/170 SP RE R2

HI-285 ND 22/195 GL RE R2

HI-290 ND 22/200 AE RE R1

HI-300 ND 22/200 SP RE R2

HI-310 ND 22/200 GL RE R1

HI-315 ND 25/205 SP RE R2

HI-320 ND 25/205 GL RE R2

HI-330 ND 40/150 SP RE R3

HILO DOLLARS

OBVERSE DIE TYPES

10  HILO DOLLAR (without serifs)   HAWAII   THE BIG ISLE; 3/4-facing bust of Queen Liliuokalani, orchid on each side; caption: QUEEN LILIUOKALANI  1838 - 1917; smooth field and exergue  IMAGE  

15  Similar to No. 10, but "HILO DOLLAR" with serifs

20  Similar to No. 10, but with finely textured field and exergue

22  Similar to No. 20, but with field and exergue noticeably smoother towards the edge

25  Similar to No. 15, but with finely textured field and exergue

30  Similar to No. 20, but with more-coarsely textured field and exergue, and with small date above "HAWAII"

REVERSE DIE TYPES

110  ALOHA  HILO  date (to the right of "HILO"); views of Mauna Loa, Mauna Kea, and Liliuokalani Gardens; captions: MAUNA LOA , MAUNA KEA , VOLCANO, LILIUOKALANI GARDENS; clouds have little detail; smooth field and exergue  IMAGE

115  Similar to No. 110, but with raised rectangular block in exergue above "HILO"

120  Similar to No. 115, but with incuse serial number or date on the raised rectangular block

130  Similar to No. 110, but with finely textured field and exergue

140  Similar to No. 130, but with raised rectangular block in exergue above "HILO"

150  Similar to No. 140, but with incuse serial number on the raised rectangular block

160  Similar to No. 110, but the date is below "HILO"

170  Similar to No. 110, but without date

180  Similar to No. 170, but with finely textured field and exergue

185  Similar to No. 180, but the cloud line on the right extends almost to the edge, below "MAUNA KEA"

190  Similar to No. 180, but with more-coarsely textured field and exergue, and with bulbous clouds showing more detail than the other varieties

NOTATION

Each sterling silver piece has a small, incuse "SS" on an otherwise plain edge.

LIST OF VARIETIES

HO-10 1973 10/110 AE PE R1

HO-20 1973 10/110 GP PE R3

HO-23 1973 10/110 SS PE R3

HO-25 1973 10/115 AE PE R2

HO-25.5 1973 10/115 SS PE R3

HO-26 1973 10/120 AE PE R2 (part of set)

HO-28 1973 10/120 GP PE R3 (part of set)

HO-29 1973 10/120 SS PE R3 (part of set)

HO-29.5 1973 10/140 AE PE R2

HO-30 1974 10/110 AE PE R1

HO-40 1974 10/110 SP PE R2

HO-50 1974 10/110 GP PE R2

HO-52 1974 10/110 SS PE R3

HO-53 1974 10/115 SS PE R3

HO-54 1974 10/120 AE PE R2

HO-56 1974 10/120 SP PE R2

HO-58 1974 10/120 GP PE R3

HO-58.5 1974 10/120 SS PE R3

HO-59 1974 10/160 AE RE R2

HO-60 1975 20/130 AE RE R1

HO-65 1975 20/130 GP RE R3

HO-70 1975 20/130 SP RE R2

HO-73 1975 20/140 AE PE R2

HO-76 1975 20/150 AE PE R2

HO-77 1975 20/150 SP PE R3  

HO-77.5 1975 20/150 GP PE R3  

HO-78 1975 30/190 AE RE R2

HO-78.5 1975 30/190 AE RE R3 (planchet 3mm thick)

HO-79 1976 20/130 AE PE R2

HO-80 1976 20/130 AE RE R1

HO-90 1976 20/130 SP RE R2

HO-105 ND 10/170 AE PE R1

HO-110 ND 10/170 AE RE R1

HO-120 ND 15/170 AE RE R2

HO-125 ND 20/180 AE PE R2

HO-130 ND 20/180 SP RE R2

HO-135 ND 22/180 SP RE R2

HO-140 ND 20/180 GL RE R1

HO-142 ND 22/180 GL RE R1

HO-145 ND 25/180 GL RE R2

HO-150 ND 25/185 SP RE R2

KAUAI DOLLARS

OBVERSE DIE TYPES

10  KAUAI DOLLAR  HAWAII; front-facing bust of Prince Kuhio within crowned shrine, with (1) crown fastened to shrine at ends of crown's base, (2) prominent horizontal lines below shrine, and (3) four petroglyphs (two on each side of shrine); caption: PRINCE KUHIO; smooth field and exergue  IMAGE

15  Similar to No. 10, but with crown not fastened to shrine at ends of crown's base, and with no horizontal lines below shrine

20  Similar to No. 10, but with eight petroglyphs (two large over two small, on each side)

25  Similar to No. 20, but with crown not fastened to shrine at ends of crown's base  IMAGE

30  Similar to No. 20, but with eight petroglyphs of equal size

40  Similar to No. 10, but with finely textured field and exergue

45  Similar to No. 40, but with (1) large bust, (2) very faint crown fasteners, and (3) very faint horizontal lines below shrine

50  Similar to No. 45, but with more-coarsely textured field and exergue

60  Similar to No. 10, but with a date on lower right

70  Similar to No. 40, but with a date on lower left

80  Similar to No. 70, but date incuse

REVERSE DIE TYPES

110  ALOHA   date   KAUAI CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, with the date above "KAUAI"; view of Sleeping Giant, with Mount Waialeale in background, and with prominent horizontal lines at the base of the palm trees on both sides of Sleeping Giant; captions: THE GARDEN ISLE, SLEEPING GIANT; smooth field and exergue  IMAGE

115  Similar to No. 110, but with faint horizontal lines at the base of the palm trees on both sides of Sleeping Giant

120  Similar to No. 110, but with the date below "KAUAI"  IMAGE

125  Similar to No. 120, but with raised rectangular block in exergue above "KAUAI"

130  Similar to No. 125, but with incuse serial number on the raised rectangular block

140  Similar to No. 110, but without date

145  Similar to No. 115, but without date

150  Similar to No. 140, but with raised rectangular block in exergue above "KAUAI"

160  Similar to No. 150, but with incuse serial number on the raised rectangular block

170  Similar to No. 140, but with finely textured field above mountain, and with smooth exergue

175  Similar to No. 145, but with finely textured field above mountain, and with smooth exergue

180  Similar to No. 170, but with incuse serial number on raised rectangular block in exergue above "KAUAI"

185  Similar to No. 140, but with finely textured field and exergue

190  Similar to No. 185, but with more-coarsely textured field and exergue

200  ALOHA  KAUAI; view and captions similar to No. 110; finely textured field and exergue

NOTATIONS

KA-20 has an incuse "21KT" and probably has an incuse serial number on an otherwise plain edge. Each sterling silver piece has a small, incuse "SS" on an otherwise plain edge.

LIST OF VARIETIES

KA-10 1973 10/110 AE PE R1

KA-20 1973 10/110 GD PE R4

KA-30 1973 10/120 AE PE R2

KA-31 1973 10/125 AE PE R3

KA-32 1973 10/125 GP PE R3

KA-34 1973 10/125 SS PE R3

KA-35 1973 10/130 AE PE R2

KA-37 1973 10/130 GP PE R3

KA-40 1973 20/110 AE PE R1

KA-50 1973 20/110 GL PE R1

KA-52 1973 20/110 SS PE R3

KA-53 1973 20/115 AE PE R2

KA-55 1973 25/110 AE PE R1

KA-55.25 1973 25/110 GL PE R2

KA-55.5 1973 25/110 GP PE R3

KA-56 1973 25/110 SS PE R3

KA-57 1973 30/110 AE PE R1

KA-57.5 1973 30/110 GP PE R2

KA-57.75 1973 30/115 AE PE R2

KA-58 1973 30/125 GP PE R3

KA-60 1973 30/125 SS PE R3

KA-65 1973 30/130 AE PE R2

KA-70 1973 30/130 GP PE R3

KA-80 1973 30/130 SS PE R3

KA-90 1974 10/110 AE PE R1

KA-100 1974 10/110 SP PE R2

KA-110 1974 10/110 GP PE R2

KA-115 1974 10/120 AE RE R2

KA-120 1974 60/140 AE PE R1

KA-125 1974 60/145 AE PE R1

KA-127 1974 60/145 GP PE R2

KA-130 1974 60/145 SS PE R3

KA-140 1974 60/150 AE PE R2

KA-150 1974 60/160 AE PE R2

KA-155 1974 60/160 SS PE R3

KA-160 1975 70/175 AE PE R1

KA-170 1975 70/175 AE RE R1

KA-180 1975 70/175 SP PE R2

KA-185 1975 70/175 SP RE R2

KA-190 1975 70/180 AE PE R2

KA-195 1975 70/180 SP PE R2

KA-197 1975 70/180 GP PE R3

KA-200 1975 80/175 AE RE R3

KA-210 1976 70/175 AE RE R1

KA-220 1976 70/175 SP RE R2

KA-225 ND 15/145 SP RE R2

KA-230 ND 40/170 AE RE R1

KA-240 ND 40/170 SP RE R2

KA-245 ND 40/170 GL RE R1

KA-250 ND 40/200 AE RE R1

KA-260 ND 40/200 GL RE R1

KA-270 ND 45/185 SP RE R2

KA-280 ND 50/190 SP RE R2

KA-290 ND 50/190 GL RE R1

KONA DOLLARS

OBVERSE DIE TYPES

10  KONA DOLLAR   date  HAWAII; coat of arms of Kingdom of Hawaii, rendered in outline; smooth field and exergue  IMAGE

15  Similar to No. 10, but with a small, incuse "STERLING" to the right of the date

20  HAWAII BICENTENNIAL   KONA DOLLAR   1778  1978; right-facing bust of Captain Cook within circle on left, and left-facing bust of Kamehameha I within circle on right, each with sailing vessel behind and rendered in outline; captions: CAPTAIN JAMES COOK, KAMEHAMEHA; smooth field and exergue

30  Similar to No. 10, but with coat of arms rendered in relief

35  Similar to No. 30, but with no date and with finely textured field and exergue

40  KONA COAST CHAMBER OF COMMERCE   date   KONA DOLLAR; coat of arms of Kingdom of Hawaii, rendered in relief; smooth field and exergue

45  Similar to No. 40, but with a small incuse "M" (2mm high) above the "DO" of "DOLLAR".  The "M" was counterstamped on this piece at The Hawaiian Mint, in Honolulu, to commemorate a group visit of Mensa International members on November 19, 1983.

REVERSE DIE TYPES

110  ALOHA  KONA  CHAMBER OF COMMERCE; view of Hulihee Palace and steeple of Mokuaikua Church in Kailua-Kona, with Mauna Kea in background; top of mountain points to center of "O" in "ALOHA"; mountain rendered in outline; smooth field and exergue

112  Similar to No. 110, but with raised rectangular block in exergue

115  Similar to No. 110, but with incuse serial number on raised rectangular block in exergue

120  Similar to No. 110, but with mountain rendered in more detail

130  ALOHA   KONA COAST  CHAMBER OF COMMERCE; view similar to No. 110; top of mountain points to center of "O" in "ALOHA"; mountain rendered in outline; smooth field and exergue

140  Similar to No. 130, but top of mountain points to right side of "O" in "ALOHA", and mountain rendered in more detail

150  ALOHA   HAWAII   MADE IN HAWAII AT THE HAWAIIAN MINT; view similar to No. 110; top of mountain points to center of "O" in "ALOHA"; mountain rendered in detail; smooth field and exergue

160  ALOHA   KONA; view of Hulihee Palace and steeple of Mokuaikua Church in Kailua-Kona, with hill in background that slopes gently to the right; finely textured field and exergue

NOTATION

With the exception of KO-37, which has a plain edge throughout, each sterling silver piece has a small, incuse "SS" on an otherwise plain edge.

LIST OF VARIETIES

KO-10 1972 10/110 AE PE R1

KO-12 1972 10/110 SP PE R2

KO-12.5 1972 10/110 GP PE R3

KO-13 1972 10/112 AE PE R2

KO-14 1972 10/112 CP PE R3

KO-15 1972 10/115 AE PE R2

KO-25 1972 10/115 GP PE R3

KO-35 1972 10/115 SS PE R3

KO-37 1972 15/115 SS PE R3

KO-40 1973 10/110 AE PE R1

KO-44 1973 10/115 AE PE R2

KO-48 1973 10/115 GP PE R3

KO-52 1973 15/115 SS PE R3

KO-56 1973 10/120 AE PE R1

KO-58 1973 10/120 GP PE R3

KO-60 1974 10/110 AE PE R1

KO-63 1974 10/115 AE PE R2

KO-66 1974 10/115 GP PE R3

KO-68 1974 10/115 SS PE R3

KO-70 1975 10/110 AE PE R1

KO-80 1976 10/110 AE PE R1

KO-90 1977 10/110 AE PE R1

KO-100 1978 20/130 AE PE R2

KO-110 1979 30/140 AE PE R1

KO-115 1979 30/140 SP PE R2

KO-120 1980 30/140 AE PE R1

KO-125 1980 30/140 SP PE R2

KO-130 1981 30/140 AE PE R1

KO-140 1982 30/140 AE PE R1

KO-150 1983 40/150 AE RE R2

KO-155 1983 45/150 AE RE R4

KO-160 1984 40/150 AE RE R3

KO-165 1984 40/150 SI RE R3

KO-170 ND 35/160 GL RE R1

MAUI CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, STATEHOOD YEAR SOUVENIR COINS

OBVERSE DIE TYPES

10  HAWAII   THE 50TH STATE, USA,1959   OAHU  MOLOKAI  HAWAII  NIIHAU  MAUI  LANAI   KAUAI; State seal  

15  Similar to No. 10, but with doubled "O" in "OAHU"

20  Similar to No. 10, but with OAHU misspelled "OHAU"  IMAGE

REVERSE DIE TYPES

110  HAWAII --- THE ALOHA STATE   STATEHOOD YEAR SOUVENIR COIN   GOOD FOR $1.00 IN TRADE IN THE 50TH STATE AT ANY COOPERATING BUSINESS OR REDEEMABLE AT FACE VALUE AT THE MAUI CHAMBER OF COMMERCE UNTIL 12 NOON, FRIDAY JULY 1, 1960; dollar sign 2.5mm long  IMAGE

120  Similar to No. 110, but dollar sign 3.5mm long

NOTATION

All of these pieces are brass.

LIST OF VARIETIES

SY-10 1959 10/110 AE PE R1

SY-15 1959 15/110 AE PE R2

SY-20 1959 20/110 AE PE R1

SY-30 1959 20/120 AE PE R1

MAUI DOLLARS

OBVERSE DIE TYPES

10  MAUI DOLLAR   HAWAII   date   LAHAINA FIRST CAPITOL (sic); shield of arms of the Kingdom of Hawaii; smooth field and exergue  IMAGE

20  Similar to No. 10, but with "CAPITAL" spelled correctly

30  Similar to No. 20, but with small sailing ship on each side of shield of arms, and with finely textured field and exergue

40  Similar to No. 30, but without date

50  Similar to No. 40, but with "HAWAII" in smaller-sized letters (1mm high); and with a dot 1mm below the "A" in "HAWAII", with a faint, wispy tail trailing off to the right from the dot (like a comet moving horizontally to the left)

REVERSE DIE TYPES

110  MAUI NO KA OI   THE VALLEY ISLE   MAUI CHAMBER OF COMMERCE; view of Iao Needle, with puffy clouds in sky; caption: IAO NEEDLE; smooth field and exergue  IMAGE

115  Similar to No. 110, but with (1) less-puffy and less-defined clouds, and (2) a raised rectangular block in exergue

120  Similar to No. 115, but with incuse serial number on the raised rectangular block  IMAGE

130  Similar to No. 110, but with finely textured field and exergue

135  Similar to No. 130, but with raised rectangular block in exergue  IMAGE (courtesy of Don Duncan)

140  Similar to No. 135, but with incuse serial number on the raised rectangular block

150  MAUI NO KA OI   THE VALLEY ISLE; view similar to No. 110; caption: IAO NEEDLE; finely textured field and exergue

160  Similar to No. 150, but with fewer and more-wispy clouds

NOTATION

Each sterling silver piece has a small, incuse "SS" on an otherwise plain edge.

LIST OF VARIETIES

MA-10 1973 10/110 AE PE R1

MA-20 1973 10/110 SP PE R2

MA-30 1973 10/110 GP PE R2

MA-32 1973 10/110 SS PE R3

MA-33 1973 10/115 GP PE R3

MA-33.5 1973 10/115 SS PE R3

MA-34 1973 10/120 AE PE R2

MA-36 1973 10/120 GP PE R3

MA-38 1973 10/120 SS PE R3

MA-39 1973 20/115 AE PE R3

MA-40 1974 20/110 AE PE R1

MA-50 1974 20/110 SP PE R2

MA-60 1974 20/110 GP PE R2

MA-62 1974 20/110 SS PE R3

MA-62.5 1974 20/115 GP PE R3

MA-63 1974 20/115 SS PE R3

MA-64 1974 20/120 AE PE R2

MA-66 1974 20/120 SP PE R2

MA-67 1974 20/120 SS PE R3

MA-68 1974 20/120 GP PE R3

MA-70 1975 30/130 AE PE R1

MA-80 1975 30/130 AE RE R1

MA-90 1975 30/130 SP PE R2

MA-92 1975 30/130 SP RE R2

MA-93 1975 30/130 GP PE R3

MA-94 1975 30/135 AE RE R2

MA-95 1975 30/140 AE PE R2

MA-97 1975 30/140 GP PE R3

MA-100 1976 30/130 AE RE R1

MA-110 1976 30/130 SP RE R2

MA-120 1976 30/130 GL RE R1

MA-123 ND 40/130 AE RE R1

MA-126 ND 40/130 SP RE R2

MA-130 ND 40/150 AE RE R1

MA-150 ND 40/150 SP RE R2

MA-160 ND 40/150 GL RE R1

MA-170 ND 50/160 AE RE R2

MA-180 ND 50/160 SP RE R2

MA-190 ND 50/160 GL RE R2

MAUI TRADE DOLLARS

OBVERSE DIE TYPES

10  MAUI NO KA OI   1992; humpback whale, flowers, pineapple, palm frond, and radiating sunset; smooth field and exergue  IMAGE

20  MAUI NO KA OI   1993; humpback whale with calf, flowers, and radiating sunset; smooth field and exergue

30  MAUI NO KA OI   1994; two spinner dolphins at play, flowers, palm tree, and radiating sunset; smooth field and exergue

40  MAUI NO KA OI   1995; Hawaiian green sea turtle, tropical fish, starfish, breaching humpback whale, and radiating sunset; smooth field and exergue

50  MAUI NO KA OI   1996; scarlet macaw perched on leafy pandanus limb overlooking the pools of Oheo Gulch (the "Seven Pools of Hana"), breaching humpback whale, and radiating sunset (or sunrise); smooth field and exergue

60  MAUI NO KA OI   1997; three breaching humpback whales (cow, calf, and escort), and radiating sunset; smooth field and exergue

70  MAUI NO KA OI   1998; humpback whale, sea turtle, starfish, fish, and seabirds, with Molokini islet and radiating sunset in background; smooth field and exergue

80  MAUI NO KA OI   1999; two nene geese, blooming silversword, and the Iao Needle, with breaching humpback whale and radiating sunset in background; smooth field and exergue

REVERSE DIE TYPES

110  ONE MAUI TRADE DOLLAR   * THE VALLEY ISLE *   ONE (over) 1 (within stylized frame representing the Lokelani rose)   GOOD FOR ONE DOLLAR IN TRADE AT PARTICIPATING MERCHANTS DURING date; one star on each side; smooth field and exergue  IMAGE

120  ONE MAUI TRADE DOLLAR   * THE VALLEY ISLE *   ONE (over) 1 (within stylized frame representing the Lokelani rose)   GOOD FOR ONE DOLLAR IN TRADE AT PARTICIPATING MERCHANTS DURING date, all within circle; one star on each side; smooth field and exergue

130  ONE MAUI TRADE DOLLAR   ** THE VALLEY ISLE **   ONE (over) 1 (within stylized frame representing the Lokelani rose)   GOOD FOR ONE DOLLAR IN TRADE AT PARTICIPATING MERCHANTS DURING date; two stars on each side; smooth field and exergue

NOTATIONS

The 1992 through 1997 gold-plated pieces are 22 karat heavy-gold electroplate on a nickel-silver planchet, whereas the post 1997 issues are 24 karat heavy-gold electroplate. Each gold-plated piece has an incuse serial number and an incuse "22 (or 24) KT. H.G.E." on two smooth portions of an otherwise reeded edge. Each silver piece has an incuse serial number and an incuse ".999 SILVER" on two smooth portions of an otherwise reeded edge.

LIST OF VARIETIES

MAT-10 1992 10/110 CN RE R1

MAT-13PF 1992 10/110 GP RE R1

MAT-16PF 1992 10/110 SI RE R1

MAT-20 1993 20/110 CN RE R1

MAT-25PF 1993 20/110 GP RE R1

MAT-30PF 1993 20/110 SI RE R1

MAT-35 1994 30/110 CN RE R1

MAT-40PF 1994 30/110 GP RE R1

MAT-45PF 1994 30/110 SI RE R1

MAT-50 1995 40/120 CN RE R1

MAT-55PF 1995 40/120 GP RE R1

MAT-60PF 1995 40/120 SI RE R1

MAT-65 1996 50/110 CN RE R1

MAT-70PF 1996 50/110 GP RE R1

MAT-75PF 1996 50/110 SI RE R1

MAT-80 1997 60/130 CN RE R1

MAT-85PF 1997 60/130 GP RE R1

MAT-90PF 1997 60/130 SI RE R1

MAT-95 1998 70/130 CN RE R1

MAT-100PF 1998 70/130 GP RE R1

MAT-105PF 1998 70/130 SI RE R1

MAT-110 1999 80/130 CN RE R1

MAT-115PF 1999 80/130 GP RE R1

MAT-120PF 1999 80/130 SI RE R1

MOLOKAI DOLLAR

OBVERSE DIE TYPE

10  MOLOKAI DOLLAR   KAUNAKAKAI   1976   MOLOKAI CHAMBER OF COMMERCE; 3/4-facing bust of Father Damien, and views of three churches, a coconut grove, and the town of Kaunakakai; captions: LADY OF SORROWS, ST. JOSEPH, FATHER DAMIEN, ST. PHILOMENA, COCONUT GROVE; finely textured field and exergue  IMAGE

REVERSE DIE TYPE

110  ALOHA   HAWAII; map of Molokai on leaf within kukui nut lei; captions: MOLOKAI   THE FRIENDLY ISLE; smooth field and exergue within lei, and finely textured field and exergue outside of lei  IMAGE

ONLY KNOWN VARIETY

MO-10 1976 10/110 AE RE R3

SELECTED REFERENCES

Cordova, Simon, "Trade Dollars of the Islands of Maui and Hawaii", TAMS Journal, Vol. 33, No.3, June 1993.

Cordova, Simon, "Trade Dollars of the Island of Kauai", TAMS Journal, Vol. 33, No. 6, December 1993. (Corrections to typographical errors were published in TAMS Journal, Vol. 34, No. 1, February 1994, page 15.)

Cordova, Simon, "Revised List of Municipal Trade Dollars of the Islands of Maui and Hawaii", TAMS Journal, Vol. 34, No. 2, April 1994.

Cordova, Simon, "Aloha and Hawaii Dollars", TAMS Journal, Vol. 34, No. 4, August 1994.

Medcalf, Donald, and Ronald Russell, "Hawaiian Money Standard Catalog", 2nd Edition. Mill Creek, Washington: Ronald Russell, 1991.

Sauchenko, Jack P., "United States Trade Tokens and Related Issues Handbook". Edmonton, Alberta, Canada: Jack P. Sauchenko, 1990 (supplements issued annually).