Title of Draft Book is … The Hawaiiana Numismatist: Alapi’i Collecting the Franklin Mint Issues

Here are excerpts from my draft book, volume 1. Click each to enlarge….

Excerpt 1 from the draft book

Excerpt 2 from the draft book…This is a good example of the error in the M&R book.

There are 5 medals  ( THN-FM-HUS-06 thru THN-FM-HUS-10) for the 1941 Japanese Attack Pearl Harbor medals series  (as compared to one mentioned in the  M&R as 2M-211). The mintage looks high, but you have to consider that the mint figures are for sets. These sets must be broken up to obtain the desired specimen.

Another example with the M&R book, 2M-162 (39mm Bronze). M&R indicates a mintage of  1,303. True mintage is 155. M&R reverse a few mintage figures. Below is the true mintages.

Excerpt 3 from the draft book

As further proof, here is link that will verify the mintages (I used a book  for my mintages that matches this webpage)


Below is a Governor’s Edition Bronze that I cannibalised for the 39 mm Hawaii Bronze.  Imagine that. Only 155 sets made and who in their right mind would break the set? I still need to sell the other 49 medals from this set (it has a really nice wooden display case).

24 KT on Sterling Silver, Sterling Silver, and Bronze

24 KT on Sterling Silver, Sterling Silver, and Bronze