Cannibalizing The 1991 Hawaiian Regency Set ?

At a total out of pocket cost of $358.5 (eBay Buy it now $465 – 10% eBay Discount ($46.50) – eBay Bucks ($60.00) with free shipping), this was a bargain price for a 1991 Hawaiian Regency Set. The Hawaiian Regency set originally sold in 1991 for $495.00.

This was the seller’s second listing for this very same set (originally listed for $495.00 on May 11th) with a losing reserve bid of $390.66. Set population is 900.

The key coin within the set is the X# MB63, the so called Princess Kaiulani 1/10 ounce Platinum Hapaumi Puela with a catalog value of $200. Population is 900. The platinum Hapaumi Puela was only sold in the 1991 Hawaiian Regency Set.  The  advance Royal Hawaiian Mint collector knows that there were only two instances where the Princess Kaiulani design was struck in platinum, not for sale pattern striking of 3 in 1994 (with Save the Dolphin reverse) and as part of the 1991 Hawaiian Regency Set.

The set also contained a X# MB65, Queen Liliuokalani 1/10 ounce Gold Hapaumi Crown with a catalog value of $165. Population is 1,200 (900 from the Hawaiian Regency Set and 300 individually sold coins).

Lastly, the set contained X# MB64, Akahi Dala, 1 ounce silver with a catalog value of $50.00. Population is 1,350 (900 from the Hawaiian Regency Set and 450 individually sold coins).

The prize of the 1991 Hawaiian Regency Set is the X# MB63 with the platinum Princess Kaiulani design…Still deciding if I should break this set up…

Below is a public image of the reverse of the platinum 1/10 ounce Hapaumi Puela. Actual images of the coin to be posted at a later date.

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