A historical article on the Hawaiian monetary system by Dr. Ernest Andrade
Pardon my Hawaiian Pidgin English….My birthplace is Honolulu Hawaii and I grew up on the Big Island (B.I.) and Oahu. On the B.I., my Uncle and Aunt at one time had an anthurium and papaya farm.
bumboocha (or bamboocha)
(bahm boo cha)
Definition: huge; large; big
Used In A Sentence: The surf stay bamboocha.
In English?: Have you heard the surf report today? The surf is HUGE!
Left is normal size slab and to the right is the “bumboocha” slab.
I purchased this coin a few months back. I like the size (39 mm) and the $100 face value.
The high face value makes this coin very desirable by Hawaiian numismatists.
Many of hotels and golf clubs in Hawaii provide a variety of value coins. The Hawaii value coins should not be confused with challenge coins nor golf markers Both the challenge coins and golf markers have no value indicated on them.
This Waikoloa $100 coin will get a THN number.
My Wikipedia username is Waipahu96797 and I’ve started to make revision to the Wikipedia article https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coins_of_the_Hawaiian_dollar
(1) Immediate revision for the use of the Medcalf & Russell catalog numbers. (Error: Give credit where its due and provide linkage to the book )
(2) Corrected the section now titled 1881 Five Cent Pattern (Error:previously titled “1881 unauthorized Paris Issue”). Added specific references and linkage to 1914 Honolulu Star-Bulletin newspaper article that reflects that King Kalakaua authorized its striking. Original author plagiarized most of the content in this section from the M&R book (Error: reference the source of the information).
(3) Will update more as time allows.