M&R Unlisted: National Governors’ Conference Hawaii Ingot

This ingot is in perfect condition. However, the packaging has extensive creases. The package is sealed.  A price sticker is still attached and redacted in black.

This ingot depicts Hawaii state bird and flower. It measures 1.5 inches by 2.1 inches. It weighs 1.25 troy ounces. This ingot was produced and distributed by the Franklin Mint from 1974 through 1978  for each of the 50 states. These dates are prior to M&R 2nd edition catalog (1991)  making, therefore it was simply missed for inclusion  into the 1991 edition.  At my count, there are 91 Franklin Mint issues and M&R did not list all of them. My book will provide a comprehensive list of all the items not listed in M&R and provides more detailed information of the ones that are listed.

Mintage is 2,988 50-piece National Governors’ Conference State ingot sets. Again, I have to emphasize that Franklin Mint issues with Hawaii ties are from broken sets.  These sets are broken up for the medal content and individual pieces sold. Patience is required  in collecting Franklin Mint issues as specimens appear at irregular intervals.