I attended the Baltimore coin show looking for Hawaiiana items and specific medals for my collection. Did not find any worthwhile Hawaiian items. I also was handing out a copies of my book. Picture of name tag and blown-up picture of an item on my want list.
There was an online auction over the weekend that someone got a RHM at a steal. ( I assume its a typo and it was won at $5.00 (see starting bid price)
I had placed a bid in the $500 range during my lunch hour.
Then got an email from a contact (aka dealer). I immediately retracted my bid. Why?
I was put on notice that a complete serial numbered (each the same serial number) set of Mishler Hawaii/Alaska Statehood medals will be at the Baltimore Coin Show (started today and ends Sunday). The set is 5 coins (aluminum has no serial number). And the price that was provided was fair…
Each coin is NGC graded. The sterling silver is the highest graded….
With this information I retracted my bid….and moved up my Baltimore Coin Show visit to a weeknight rather than a weekend….
Baltimore has always been good to me… My population of 1 release ceremony gold coins that I donated to the Fort McHenry National Monument and Historical Shrine is a good example. https://coins.www.collectors-society.com/wcm/CoinCustomSetView.aspx?s=9738
A specimen I purchased from an auction house and later resold it for a tidy profit.
If you can find them they are out there….
A 2M-41 is listed on eBay. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=191210328376
Hawaiian Money 2nd edition states a mintage of 29.
Royal Hawaiian Mint states a mintage of 7. Indicates a pattern gold!
I trust the Royal Hawaiian Mint mintage figure more than the Hawaiian Money mintage figure.
Seems like a good buy…
Click to enlarge a snippet from the RHM database …