Lot Number:71
Start Time:5/8/2024 4:00:00 AM
End Time:5/26/2024 10:36:30 PM
Bid Count:9
Current High Bidder:G****4
Starting Bid:$1.00
Bid Increment:$1.50
Current Bid:$10.00

The 1935 $1 Hawaii Silver Certificate was a special issue of currency made by the United States Treasury Department during World War II [1, 2]. Here's what makes it unique:

  • Emergency Issue: Fearing a potential Japanese invasion of Hawaii, the Treasury Department overprinted regular silver certificates with a brown Treasury seal and the word "HAWAII" to prevent them from being usable by the Japanese if they captured the islands [2, 3, 8].
  • Short-lived: After the war, most of these notes were withdrawn and destroyed, making them scarcer than typical silver certificates [2].
  • Design: The basic design is the same as a regular 1935 $1 Silver Certificate. The front features George Washington facing right in an oval frame. The back depicts an eagle with wings outstretched perched on a shield [5, 6]. Both sides are overprinted with the brown Treasury seal and the word "HAWAII" in bold letters.
  • Value: The value of a 1935 Hawaii Silver Certificate depends on its condition and rarity. Here's a general idea:
    • Circulated notes can range from $45 to $175 depending on grade [4, 5, 7].
    • Uncirculated notes in pristine condition can be much more valuable, especially for rare varieties [5].

Where to Find More Information:

  • Online resources for coin collecting and paper money can provide more information on valuing your specific note. These might include professional coin grading services or online databases like PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service) or NGC (Numismatic Guaranty Corporation).
  • Several coin dealers advertise these notes for sale online, including Mount Vernon Coin Co. and Whatnot [4, 5]. While they typically focus on selling, these sites can also offer background information about the notes.
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