Interesting Find – University of Hawaii Silver Medallion / Medal Project

I was investigating the aluminum UU Meadow Gold Dairy token and found this brochure for a silver UH medallion/medal.

I am not a UH alumni, but this is an interesting item for the Hawaiian specialist. Note the prices. I’m not sure why the club went though the effort to ask individuals to reserve a serial number.

It makes better sense to limit the serial numbers to the numbers actual struck. As numismatists know, the lower the serial number means the more valuable (as the dies are fresher and the result is a better looking coin).

Now the numbering system is a issue for collectors, as 1,000 medals are to be struck and only certain numbers are assigned the “higher price”. Without the “serial number decoder”, they will be just worth the bullion value unless the serial number is really low….

http://nakoa.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/25thMedallion.pdf