This listing is for one Uncirculated:
MAUI TRADE DOLLAR
2013 Copper-Nickel Coin Uncirculated
Maui, the second largest of the Hawaiian Islands has long been popular with tourists because of its gorgeous scenery, beautiful tropical beaches and numerous cultural activities. Each year, the Maui Chamber of Commerce issued a trade dollar that is good in trade at participating merchants throughout the island during the year that it is issued. Most of the coins were kept as souvenirs rather being turned in for redemption at the end of the year, which helped raise funds for educational projects on the island. Over the years the series became increasing popular with collectors.
For 2013, the subject shown on the front is a Swordfish leaping above the waves with a Sunrise in the background. The front reads “MAUI, NO KA OI, 2013.”
The ferocious migratory Swordfish is caught off the island of Oahu between April and July and is caught by commercial vessels in waters far north of Hawaii. Ancient Hawaiian’s feared this fish because in the process of being landed they would often strike and pierce canoes. Though Swordfish and Marlin are similar in look and habitat, Swordfish tends to have a richer flavor, higher oil content, and a smoother texture that is preferred and brings a premium price for fish in the 100 – 300 pound range. The majority of current Hawaiian swordfish marketed range between 80 and 300 pounds though they can get as large as 600 pounds.
All photos in this listing are enlarged to show details.
Pardon reflections in photos due to coin being highly reflective — you can see camera lens and my fingers reflected on coin.
Coin you receive may vary somewhat from that shown but will be in same general condition.
Coin may have superficial scratches and/or minor wear of finish and/or nicks from way these coins are stacked at the mint.
Coin may have minor spotting and/or toning and/or oxidation.
The coin has a two dollar face value.
The back reads “Maui Trade Dollars, The Valley Isle, Good for two dollars in trade at participating merchants during 2013”.
The coin is 39 mm in diameter, is struck in copper-nickel and is Uncirculated.
This 39 mm diameter coin is much larger than both USA quarter (24.26 mm in diameter) and USA half dollar (30.61 mm in diameter).
This Maui Trade dollar makes a great addition for your collection or to start a coin collection for your child/grandchild!
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