Playing the Mintage Figure Game – Aloha Money Overstikes

The RHM database lists two Aloha Money Overstrike  row entries. One is a 4 piece set and the other is 6 piece set. This is where creative accounting takes place.

1) They are separately listed as 4 and 6 piece  set. (1 point awarded to  RHM for minimizing the mintage figure by distinguishing the two types of sets).

2) Simply total up the set numbers to get the true mintage figure (1 point to me for seeing through the RHM charades in the mintage game).

$1 – 275 mintage

50c – 275 mintage

25c – 790 mintage

10c – 790 mintage

5c – 790 mintage

1c- 790 mintage

3) Sellers who break up the 6-piece set took a hit selling  $1 and 50c specimens individually. They offered specimens with low mintage (275)  (1 point for me in seeing the mintage leverage in  buying the $1 and 50c  rarities individually) (Hint if you see the $1 or 50c specimen there are only 275 of them out there!).

4) Sellers who break  up the 6-piece set assume collectors will purchase each coin at the inflated price. This is not true in breaking up complete sets (1 point for me in only cherry picking only the $1)

5) The well versed Hawaiiana Collectors should know that there is an ulterior motive in only collecting the $1. This is because there are two other different US dollar size coins  (guess what they are)  with the Aloha Money Overstrike. Imagine having a complete set of US Dollar size coins with the Aloha Money Overstrike. (1 point for me in exposing the Aloha Money US Dollar size trifecta). By the way, the 50c Aloha Money Overstrike has no companion coins except the original 4 peice set.

Final score

RHM 1

Sellers 0

Me 4

Kidding aside, literally taking  RHM mintage figure on a per row basis can make you make some selling and/or purchasing mistakes. Understand the RHM database. Look at adjacent rows. Take good notes (my copy of the RHM has notes everywhere).

Here is 1 of 275 Eisenhower Dollar overstrikes.

ike1 ike2