Connie writes: I HAVE A 1883 HAWAIIAN DIME I WOULD LIKE SOME INFORMATION ABOUT THIS COIN. ANYTHING YOU KNOW WOULD BE OF HELP. THANK YOU
The 1883 Hawaii dime was one of five official coin denominations that were issued by the Kingdom of Hawaii. The 1883 issues show the head of King Kalakaua I facing right. Hawaii became a U.S. territory in 1900. Many of these coins were melted and their legal tender status was withdrawn. The following lists the coins and their original mintages:
- 1847 cent…….mintage:100,000
- 1883 dime…..mintage:250,000
- 1883 quarter..mintage:500,000
- 1883 half dollar..mintage: 700,000
- 1883 dollar….mintage:500,000
The dime, quarter, half dollar and dollar were also issued as proofs. Value depends on condition (grade). Value Range: (Fine -MS60 $25….$700+).