October 2017

This Day in History… October 1, 1851

The Hawaiian Missionaries 

U.S. #3694a – The 2¢ is the rarest with only 15 known to exist today.

On October 1, 1851, the legendary Hawaiian Missionaries were first placed on sale.

In 1819, Hawaiian King Kamehameha II established freedom of religion in the Islands. The American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions began sending teachers and missionaries to Hawaii. By the 1840s, many American missionaries had settled there.

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