Good price for Hawaii Overprint note???

Discussion in 'Paper Money' started by SavageFountain, Jan 15, 2017.

  1. SavageFountain

    SavageFountain Active Member

    I really wanna get my hands on a Hawaii Silver Certificate perhaps a star note. For the most part I just casually collect so I'm not looking for one in pristine condition but it should be in good condition. I have talked to a few people who found them looking through straps of $1 but I highly doubt I will be able to find one and have resorted to buying one. What is a good price to pay? I am trying to get a good ball park before I look at one that's at my local coin shop. Thanks again!

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  3. Muzyck

    Muzyck I'll gladly pay you Tuesday for a biscuit today.

    You talked to a few people who found them looking through straps of $1 ???

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  4. SavageFountain

    SavageFountain Active Member

    I know right. I am new to collecting and would prefer to just find one since that is special in a way but I can't imagine there is hardly a shot at finding one lol
  5. Paul M.

    Paul M. Well-Known Member

    Not enough info in your post to say for sure. Depending on the grade and if it's certified or not, on eBay you can spend from $15-5900 on a Hawaii overprint $1.
  6. doug444

    doug444 STAMPS and POSTCARDS too!

    This is not exactly rocket science. Go to eBay and see what examples have actually sold for using advanced search (not current listing asking-prices) and for a few weeks, enter the results in Excel. I'd also post a "want" on Coin Talk just in case. Real sales ARE the market. You might offer an ASE as part of your payment, some sellers would find that a more attractive deal.

    They aren't rare - there's a lot of circulated Hawaii notes around, even 70+ years later.

    If you're in a big city, post a "wanted" on CraigsList (don't let anyone come to your home, meet in the lobby of your bank). CraigsList attracts some really nutty, scary people, but you can do business there if you're careful. Make them email a 600dpi scan first.

    You do know the story behind "Hawaii" notes, don't you? It wasn't a publicity stunt by the Honolulu Tourist Bureau...
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  7. SavageFountain

    SavageFountain Active Member

    Thanks for the suggestions. I had been looking on ebay and such. There is just such a large price range. Which is inherent with this sort of things considering how many variable there are. Just thought I could get some ideas like you have given to point me in the right direction.
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  8. Paul M.

    Paul M. Well-Known Member

    Another resource to check is
  9. Small Size

    Small Size Active Member

    Hawaii issued dimes, quarters, halves and dollars, at American weights and fineness, one time, in 1883.
    My father, station in Hawaii at various times in the 1950's, said he found badly worn Hawaiian dimes and quarters in circulation often enough he didn't consider them worth saving.
  10. SteveInTampa

    SteveInTampa Always Learning

    Finding an emergency issue Hawaiian $1 by searching straps would be near impossible, but there are plenty of them out there for sale. The most popular block is S-C and they can be as cheap as $25. Like everything else in paper money collecting, condition drives the price.

    When I first stated collecting this series, my first purchase was an S-C block and after that I decided to try and get an example of every block. Y-B, C-C, F-C, Z-B, L-C, and P-C were fairly affordable. It's when you get to A-C block and the Star note when the price of collecting goes up. Start with the S-C block, and try to find a problem free example with good eye appeal. Not a rare note at all and easy to find.....except in circulation.
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  11. scottishmoney

    scottishmoney Bammed

    One of our forumites recently found a North Africa $1 in circulation, from MacDonalds of all places. Shouts out to @tommyc03 !:D
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  12. doug444

    doug444 STAMPS and POSTCARDS too!

    Regarding eBay, one way to make sense of the wide range of prices would be to look at the "Sold's," and see what you can get for $20, $40, and $60. Then when you're out and about, and you see one, you'll have some idea if it's overpriced.
  13. SavageFountain

    SavageFountain Active Member

    Sweet! Thanks for the ideas. I know I can google stuff about them but I prefer to ask on here because many times ideas or bits of information you can't find easily through just a Google search.
  14. SavageFountain

    SavageFountain Active Member

    A North Africa from McDonalds, what on earth. That's pretty awesome. I wonder who spent that one????
  15. doug444

    doug444 STAMPS and POSTCARDS too!

    "I wonder who spent that one????"

    O-My-God, you don't know??? The guy who delivers camel meat, spent it accidentally. Where do you think sausage McMuffins come from? When you order one in the drive-thru, why does the cashier yell "Bump a Hump" to the cooks? Yikes!
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  16. mpcusa

    mpcusa "Official C.T. TROLL SWEEPER"

    yes, condition is everything and a low serial number never hurts, base on your pic
    if mint state would go most likely 64 if TPG
  17. GoldFinger1969

    GoldFinger1969 Well-Known Member

    Steve, do you know how many blocks ARE available from the WW II Hawaii notes ?

    Also, how rare are high quality (>65) AND low SN (<1000) combinations for Hawaii bills ?
  18. James Shields

    James Shields Active Member

    There are 9 blocks including the replacement note.
    High grades are not rare...maybe scarce would be more appropriate.

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  19. GoldFinger1969

    GoldFinger1969 Well-Known Member

    Thanks JS.....agreed, "scarce" is a better choice of words....I'm trying to gauge the combination of both the Hawaii Note, high quality, AND low serial number.

    Obviously, it drives up the price but I'm a guy who goes for quality over quantity so I don't mind paying up (if I can afford to:D) for something but just want to make sure I'm not overpaying.

    I have NOT seen too many notes, current or past, that are Gem Quality + Hawaii + Low SN (at least via Stacks, Ebay, and HA). You get one with a really low SN, the quality isn't there (usually < 65). You get the quality, the SN is much higher (3 or 4 digits).

    Maybe the shows (Baltimore, FUN) have stuff that I don't see online so I'm gonna be patient.
  20. James Shields

    James Shields Active Member

    Low numbers can typically be found on the C-C block.
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  21. Brina

    Brina Active Member

    Finding a Hawai'ian note in a strap would be EXTREMELY rare and INCREDIBLY fortunate. I lived on Maui for six years and never heard of anything like that.
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