Two rare Hawaiian coins, one valued at 40,000 US dollars, are being auctioned online with bidding slated to close Wednesday.
The auction is being conducted by Texas-based Heritage Auction Galleries, which describes itself as the largest collectibles auctioneer and third-largest
auction house in the world.
One of the two coins is an example of the uncirculated hapa-walu - an 1883 Hawaiian eighth-dollar coin.
The second coin is the pattern Hawaiian nickel of 1881.
It was struck at the Paris mint at the request of a New Caledonian nickel miner for King Kalakaua.