Coins With Hidden Value

The Hawaiian Plantation Token – $1,000 to 11,000

plantation token

In the late 1800s, Hawaii issued coinage. While the Hawaiian plantation token wasn’t considered official currency back in 1860, it was used regularly on Hawaiian sugar plantations until 1891. At the time, these unique tokens weren’t considered particularly valuable anywhere else. Nowadays, that has drastically changed.

The sought-after coin above is the Haiku plantation token of 1882. It’s often considered the most visually pleasing and “well struck” of all plantation tokens. No matter the plantation they hail from or the coin quality, these treasured tokens are quite valuable and equally difficult to track down. If you are lucky enough to claim one, you’re definitely in the money. In 2014, one sold for over $11,000.