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3.5) USA Paper Money: I heard that some US notes are stamped HAWAII, why?




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This article is from the Paper Money Collecting FAQ, by Bruce Giese giesewpm@tiac.net with numerous contributions by others.

3.5) USA Paper Money: I heard that some US notes are stamped HAWAII, why?

During World War II, the US wanted to keep Hawaii's
paper money isolated from the rest of the USA just in
case Japan invaded Hawaii and confiscated the paper.
Nowadays, the stamped notes are worth a considerable
premium, in the better conditions.

 

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