||Hawaiian $10 bill
Joined: Sep 27, 2004
From: So FL
|Posted: 2006-03-24 11:48 am  Permalink|
This photograph, released by Doyle New York, shows the front of an 1880 Hawaiian Islands $10 bank note. The note sold for $268,000 on Thursday in an auction of coins, medals and bills from the estate of Samuel Mills Damon, a banker whose father settled in Hawaii as a missionary.
Joined: Nov 08, 2004
|Posted: 2006-03-24 12:02 pm  Permalink|
Grand Member (8 years)
Joined: Nov 26, 2005
|Posted: 2006-03-25 7:18 pm  Permalink|
So the missionaries "settle" hawaii. Toss out all their gods/beliefs. And now their money is worth $268.000? Beutiful. I would give you ten times that for the stuff the "missionaries" burned.
[ This Message was edited by: tikiskip 2006-03-26 09:36 ]
Joined: Mar 31, 2003
From: Boise, Idaho
|Posted: 2006-03-26 03:26 am  Permalink|
true that tikiskip.
Joined: Apr 04, 2003
From: The armpit of Florida
|Posted: 2006-03-27 07:09 am  Permalink|
IIRC, on the run up to and during WWII, the US government printed special US currency specifically for use in the Hawaiian islands. The design was the basic US greenback with Hawaii printed on bold across it. This was so that if the islands were overrun by the Japanese, the bills would be useless to them.
Joined: Apr 09, 2003
From: Victoria, BC
|Posted: 2006-03-27 9:17 pm  Permalink|
So, do you think that 1880 bill would still be legal tender?
Grand Member (first year)
Joined: Oct 25, 2005
From: Ann Arbor Michigan
|Posted: 2006-04-02 1:03 pm  Permalink|
> So, do you think that 1880 bill would still be legal tender?
Realistically, no. I have no idea what happened to REAL Hawaiian
currency after the "take-over" by the Dole family, et al.
THEORETICALLY, it COULD be LEGAL tender since HI should never
have become a part of the United States, at least in the fashion
that it occurred. http://www.freehawaii.org