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HISTORY

Hawaii Overprint Note

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Hawaii Overprint Note front
Hawaii Overprint Note back
  • Issued for use by American armed forces after the Pearl Harbor attack, these notes could be declared worthless in the event of a Japanese invasion of Hawaii, thus preventing large quantities of U.S. currency from falling into enemy hands.
  • Silver certificates and Federal Reserve Notes already in circulation had HAWAII overprinted on them: twice on the front, or obverse, and more prominently on the back, or reverse.
  • The U.S. Treasury Building is featured on the back, or reverse, of the note.
  • Alexander Hamilton, the first Treasury secretary, is featured on the note’s front, or obverse.