NGC - Coin of the Day: On July 6, 1887, David Kalakaua, ruler of the Kingdom of Hawaii, was forced to give up much of his authority to Hawaii's Legislature. Kalakaua, the second-to-last monarch of Hawaii, is shown on this 1883 Hawaii Silver Dollar designed by Charles Barber.
Philadelphia issue? I don't see a mint mark. Nice big hunk o'silver!
Hawaii 1883 HAWAII S$1 MS NGC Universal ID: 2C5D Coin Specifications Category: Hawaii Mint: San Francisco Mintage: 46,348 Obverse Designer: Charles Barber Reverse Designer: Charles Barber Composition: Silver Fineness: 0.9000 Weight: 26.7300g Diameter: 38.1mm Edge: Reeded
500,000 of these Hawaiian dollars were produced in 1883. After the overthrow of Liliuokalani and the subsequent annexation of Hawaii by the United States, the Hawaiian coins were largely withdrawn from circulation and melted; the silver dollar, owing to its silver value, was most affected by this policy: 453,622 were melted. This left the dollar with a net distribution of just 46,348 business strikes along with a small number of proofs.