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A previous undocumented 1994 Dated Princess Kaiulani Dala variety was identified. Undocumented in RHM database and my draft Princess Kaiulani book. The COA indicates it was struck in 2010. I just purchased two for my wife’s Princess Kaiulani collection. Three were being sold on eBay by Hawaiian Island Stamp and Coin. As of 2/17/2017, 8:40 […]
Heritage Auction results… It’s ironic that the 2M-287 LILIVOCALANIA DEI-GRATIA in 14 KT gold was the last auction lot for the January 17, 2017 Heritage Auction. On January 17, 1893 was the overthrow of Kingdom of Hawaii and Queen Liliʻuokalani was the last reigning monarch of the Kingdom of Hawaii. PCGS 2M-286 sold for $140 […]
I created a write-up at my ANA blog about the 1918 Mid-Pacific Carnival gold medal. Enjoy! https://www.money.org/collector/drdarryl/blog/1918-mid-pacific-carnival-gold-medal-from-honolulu-hawaii
An interesting weekend on eBay as it relates to Hawaii Statehood medals. One particular item is the obverse and reverse dies of 2MS-4 that sold for $1009. As you know, I documented the high volcano and low volcano varieties four years ago. https://thehawaiiananumismatist.com/2013/03/03/new-discovery-2ms-4-aka-sc50c-1959-hawaii-statehood-heraldic-art-medal/ Below is the original image that was used to identify the two […]
http://thehonolulumint.com/index.php The Honolulu Mint joined the Northwest Territorial Mint (as indicated on their website). New images of their products is also at their website (http://thehonolulumint.com/our-products.php)
Hammer price was $483. http://www.ebay.com/itm/1980-NGC-PF67UCAM-ROYAL-HAWAIIAN-MINT-PROOF-GOLD-1-4-CROWN-KALAKAUA-78-MINTED-/232151263654?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEDWX%3AIT&nma=true&si=B5Pnm5VirOR3kDO%252Bi%252F2G8s3JArM%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc Except there was a problem… RHM database and MR book indicates that the coin is serial numbered from 1 to 78. This coin is not serial numbered. According to RHM database, the mintage for this coin is 43 ! M&R indicates a mintage of 66! The rarity of the coin […]
Rare bronze set (mentioned in M&R, page 150, “a few bronze examples were issued”). Nohu Pinao (Hawaiian Lionfish) unlisted in silver. The Lionfish was our class pet when I was in kindergarten. The number 1 class rule was no hands in the fish tank.
She (my wife…image below) likes gold coins. My wife is part Native Hawaiian, part Okinawan, and part Caucasian. It’s befitting for her to have her own Hawaiiana collection. I gave her my Princess Kaiulani collection (gold, silver and other metals). She adores each of the 1 ounce gold Princess Kaiulani issues from the Royal Hawaiian […]