1994 Princess Kaiulani Mahalo Dala – The Meredith Specimen

This is a unique specimen I obtained from author Lynne Meredith. Mintmaster  Bernard von NotHaus of the Royal Hawaiian Mint created this presentation piece for her for the work she performed in support of the Hawaiian sovereignty movement. She watched him perform  multiple strikes on this coin to create this unique  proof specimen. The die pairing is a “mule” (mismatched pair of an observe die and reverse die to form a new coin). In this case here, the  obverse die of 1994 Princess Kaiulani and reverse die of a 1996 Mahalo Dala  were struck together to create this one of a kind coin.

Mahalo Dala