||Hawaiian Islands $50 No Date (1879) Silver Certificate of Deposit SCWPM 3b Remainder. PCGS Choice About New 58. The most visually exciting design from this series and extremely rare in this form. Only two proofs are known to us and one is on the ABN archive book sheet. The serial number is 11499 of the 11,500 authorized and cited on the order inventory. At the center is the rare vignette The Tropics (engraved by W.W. Rice after Henry W. Herirck's design). Liberty is shown in a tropical setting, gazing at the bird that is perched on her hand. At the left is a ram. At the right is a woman wearing a cameo brooch, Fannie (by James Bannister). The ends have the Hawaiian textual denomination. Green tint and counters flank the center vignette. The back is a deeper green and uses the common series design of Royal Hawaiian Arms at the center, with ornate lathe work and denomination counters flanking. Hole Punch Cancelled as prepared at the ABN for archiving as a Specimen note. A very pleasing and exceedingly rare type. Only minor handling is seen, and the appearance is that of a Gem. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $23,500.00. Newman VI (Heritage Auctions, 4/2015), lot 19444. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.