Gold Hapawalu

Mintage confusion of this coin was started by the Royal Hawaiian Mint.

What is its mintage?

RHM database indicates a mintage of 142. On the COA (rear inside cover of booklet) states a maximum mintage of 1000.  A number is also handwritten identifying its strike sequence. An example is 467 of 1000.

RHM never had a large production run for an individually issued gold coins. Production run of gold coin in sets never exceed 950 . Besides it makes good business sense to be flexible with minting coin. That is, have advance printing of the COA with estimated mintage and strike the coin based on demand not to exceed the maximum mintage. My best guess demand was not there.

I have ignored the COA mintage number and have been using 142 mintage number from the RHM database.