1928 Hawaiian Sesquicentennial Commemorative Half Dollar

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This lustrous 90% silver commemorative half dollar was struck at the Philadelphia Mint 150 years after British Captain James Cook became the first European to reach the Hawaiian Islands. Its low mintage of just 10,008 coins sold out immediately, making this a Key Issue among early commemoratives!

  • Low-mintage Key Issue
  • Very Choice Uncirculated MS64; NGC certified
  • Average or better strike with great detail, light toning and brilliant luster
  • To date, NGC has certified just 466 certified in higher grades
  • Obverse features a left-facing bust of Capt. Cook with inscription capt. james cook discoverer of Hawaii in wavy letters that evoke the sea
  • Also depicts a tiny compass and eight pyramids representing Hawaii's eight largest volcanic islands
  • 1778-1928 dual-dated reverse shows a native warrior chief atop a hill, symbolizing Hawaii's rise from obscurity
  • His hand is extended in welcome, showing peaceful intentions, while a coconut tree behind him denotes romance; landscape in the distance represents Waikiki Beach, with Diamond Head looking down on a row of grass huts
  • Photo shows actual coin you will receive

This coin has been sought by collectors since it was first issued, so order now to make it yours!