After the December 7, 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii was threatened with invasion, so the Treasury issued emergency currency for the islands. This “Hawaii” overprint note with special brown seals could have been demonetized had many fallen into the hands of Japanese invaders. Our Very Good quality circulated in the Pacific during the dark early days of the war. Most were recalled and destroyed after victory was assured.
World War II Emergency Issues
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