During the Second World War why did the United States mint decide to stamp the word 'Hawaii' on a specific legal tender?
#98357. Asked by BRY2K. (Aug 07 08 3:37 AM)
During World War II the government issued 1935a Silver Certificates with a brown seal for Hawaii distribution and 1935a certificates with a yellow seal for North Africa distribution. The idea was that if these areas fell into enemy hands during the war, the money would be able to be easily identified and cancelled so as to prevent large monetary losses.
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