1C Hawaii 1847 XF 40 BN NGC
The 1847 Hawaiian Keneta (One Cent) was commissioned by King Kamehameha III, ruler of the Hawaiian Islands, under a newly established monetary system, with 100,000 minted. The Keneta was to be the equivalent of the United States Large Cent; it was, in fact, minted privately in America. The designer and engraver was Edward Hulseman. An important and historic issue, this classic Hawaiian cent was struck at Richards's Mint in Attleboro, Massachusetts, also an issuer of Hard Times tokens. The Keneta, though not well received by the natives, filled a void, and served as legal tender in Hawaii until 1884.