10C Hawaii 1883 VF 25 NGC
Designed by Charles E. Barber in 1881 this dime was part of a five coin series that saw use in the islands until the islands became a territory of the United States. The islands were annexed by the United States in 1898; however the coins circulated until 1900. Circulation business strikes were minted at the San Francisco Mint (without mintmark) from November 17, 1883 through June 1884 (all dated 1883). Of the 250,000 business strikes minted, 79 were melted. The reverse legend UA MAU KE EA O KA AINA I KA PONO means: The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness.