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U.S. $1 Silver Certificate- World War II Hawaii Emergency Wartime Issue - Click to enlarge
U.S. $1 Silver Certificate- World War II Hawaii Emergency Wartime Issue - Click to enlarge

U.S. $1 Silver Certificate- World War II Hawaii Emergency Wartime Issue

Item #: 044_curr16050501
$50.00 Retail Price
$39.99 Your Price
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We have recently bought out a dealer's stock of these scarce World War II era Hawaii Silver Certificates, and we are offering them at the best price ever, while supplies last.

These bills are in nice circulated condition, the average condition is fine (F).

During World War II, there was a concern that the Japanese would eventually invade and possibly conquer the Hawaiian Islands. If this were to happen, the enemy would then have access to the vast amount of U.S. currency in ciruculation on the islands, having the potential to cause great economic harm.

To prevent this from happening, a special edition of Federal Reserve Notes were printed for circulation only in Hawaii during the war years. These notes differ from the typical bills of the time in that they have a brown seal instead of a green seal, and overprinted on each side of the front in capital letters is "HAWAII".

The back of the bill is the same as the standard bill, with the exception of another very large "HAWAII" overprint across the design.

During the war years, citizens of Hawaii were required to exchange their regular currency for this special edition, and only these special bills were accepted as legal tender for the duration of the war. Today, they are highly sought after by collectors, as the vast majority of them have been long recalled and shredded by the Treasury Department.

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