Hawaii Maui Trade Dollar Whale 2012 Coin Unc
This listing is for one uncirculated coin:
MAUI TRADE DOLLAR
2012 CUNI COIN UNC
Great additon for your collection or to start a coin collection for your child/grandchild!
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The coin is 39 mm in diameter, is struck in copper-nickel and is Uncirculated.
The coin has a two dollar face value.
This year the coin has been upgraded to a prooflike finish.
This coin is much larger than both USA quarter (24.26 mm in diameter) and USA half dollar (30.61 mm in diameter).
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 issues 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 are kept as souvenirs rather being turned in for redemption at the end of the year, which helps raise funds for educational projects on the island. Over the years the series has become increasing popular with collectors.
For 2012, the subject shown on the reverse is the Whale. From December to early May the humpback whales call Hawaii home. Traveling an incredible 3,000 miles of ocean in less than two-months time, these gentle giants migrate from the gulf of Alaska to Hawaii for breeding and birthing in the islands’ warm and shallow waters. Their annual migration delights both visitors and residents alike during the peak of their numbers between January and early April.
Weighing up to 45 tons, these whales can be graceful acrobats. The mysterious whale song is yet another intriguing trait of male humpback whales. These complex songs can be heard underwater from up to twelve miles away.
Called “kohola” by Hawaiians, humpback whales are treated with great respect. Some Native Hawaiians believe that the kohola is an aumakua, or family guardian, so they have high regard for these special visitors. Because humpback calves are actually born in Hawaiian waters, the whales are considered kamaaina, or native born.
This Maui Trade Dollar makes a great collectible gift for yourself or someone you know.
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