Royal Hawaiian Mint Gold Choices on Ebay 04/27/2013

A scan of eBay revealed a few sellers playing the mintage number game on the Royal Hawaiian Mint gold coins.

1984 Liliuokalani Admission Day Gold, Silver, and Bronze set- Inaccurate reporting of 65 for each coin. 195  1 oz gold, 5500 1 oz silver, and 3874 bronze. It is true that only 65 set of the three medal types were consolidated to make the 3 piece set.

1989 Kalakaua Gold Set – Accurate reporting 400 for each coin  1, ½, ¼, 1/10 and 1/20 oz.

1990 Liliukalani Gold Set – Accurate reporting 400 for each coin  1, ½, ¼, 1/10 and 1/20 oz.

1991 Kaiulani Gold Crown – Seller did not know mintage. Its actually 55 in BU. Popular Princess Victoria Kaiulani Heir Apparent design.

1994 Kaiulani 1/20 oz Save the Ocean – Seller did not know mintage. My issue it’s a jewelry piece in impaired BU condition. Mintage is 225.

1995 200th Anniversary Gold Set -Inaccurate reporting. Set indicates 95. Database reflects 200.  The printed number of 95 is believed to be accurate for 1, ½,1/10 and 1/20 oz. However, the 1/4 oz reflects a 1977 total (included with other gold sets).

1991 Kaiulani Gold Crown is my choice from this group due to the design popularity and its low mintage. The 1 on the reverse makes it a BU (proof version has a number pad for the set’s number. Proof mintage is 400).  The BU version is roughly 7.3X  more rare than the Proof version.

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