Offered without a minimum reserve
An 1883 silver one dollar King Kalakaua coin. Polished.
U.S. influence in Hawaii did not begin until 1900, with admission into the Union in 1959. Previously, the Polynesian culture of Hawaii was ruled by a succession of kings and queens starting with Kamehameha I in 1795. British influence began in 1778 with the discovery of the islands by James Cook.
King Kalakaua (1874 to 1891) issued a series of coins including 5 cents, 10 cents, 1/8 dollar, 1/4 dollar, 1/2 dollar, and dollar in 1883.
This coin was sold to Mr. Marcial by a notable coin dealer in Lahaina, Hawaii in the late 1960s. The young Marcial de Gomar was told back then to hold onto the coin for it would one day be of great value. A family heirloom for almost 50 years, it is now available to the public.