1 Cent - Kamehameha III


Issuer Hawaii (United States)
King Kamehameha III (1825-1854)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1847
Value 1 Cent (0.01)
Currency Dollar (1847-1898)
Composition Copper
Weight 6.2 g
Diameter 27 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Demonetized 1903
Number N# 16184
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 1
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.


Bust of King Kamehameha III, date below

Script: Latin


Translation: Kamehameha III, the King

Engraver: Edward Hulseman


Denomination within wreath

Script: Latin


Translation: Government of Hawaii, One cent (lit. A hundredth)

Engraver: Edward Hulseman


Of the 100,000 minted coins across all varieties, 88,405 where redeemed and exchanged by US standard coinage before being melted. That left less than 11,595 piece in existence at that point.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1847  100 000 55% KM# 1a; Plain "4", 13 berries - 6 left, 7 right
1847  12% KM# 1b; Plain "4", 15 berries - 8 left, 7 right
1847  18% KM# 1c; Plain "4", 17 berries - 8 left, 9 right
1847  22% KM# 1d; Crosslet "4", 15 berries - 7 left, 8 right
1847  8% KM# 1e; Crosslet "4", 18 berries - 9 left, 9 right
1847  8% KM# 1f; Plain "4", 15 berries - 7 left, 8 right

Frequencies show the percentage of Numista users who own each year or variety among all the users who own this coin. Since some users own several versions, the sum may be greater than 100%.

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