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PCGS 2M-286 and PCGS 2M-287

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  […]

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1918 Mid-Pacific Carnival Gold Medal

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

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2MS-4 Medal Dies

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 […]

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The Honolulu Mint

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)  

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Sold – 1980 NGC PF67UCAM ROYAL HAWAIIAN MINT PROOF GOLD 1/4 CROWN KALAKAUA

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 […]

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Ingots – Hawaiian Fishes

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.

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She Has My Complete Princess Kaiulani Collection

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 […]

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POTUS sGm Website Launch

http://www.potus-sgm.com/ Somewhat related to the Hawaiiana numismatics (1960 Eisenhower Hawaii visit medal). I re-used my YouTube video that presents my research finding for the Hawaii visit model (near the bottom of the POTUS sGm webpage).

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Still Here – Completed a Discovery Model Project

I created several US Numismatic Discovery Models. Several of these models can be adapted for Hawaiiana numismatics. Discovery Model D is a prime example. The Hawaiian Numismatic Knowledge Domain is basically centered around the MR 2nd edition book. If a Hawaiian issue is not located in this book, its a numismatic discovery if its documented. […]

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Reverse Sketch 1975 Maui Coin Club Medal

I obtained several sketches of the Maui Coin Club issues from an business acquaintance. The reduced scan is the reverse from the 1975 Maui Coin Club medal. A historical artifact from the Maui Coin Club!

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