THE WOW PURCHASE

This is my WOW purchase!

Medcalf & Russell 2MS-20 / Hibler & Kappen HK-537 – Hawaii 50th State Uniface 

11 struck with NGC population of 1.

This uniface trial specimen is the rarest of the Medcalf & Russell cataloged Mishler issued Hawaii Statehood medals series (2MS-12 through 2MS-20). This piece is also identified as HK-537 so called dollar as cataloged by Hibler & Kappen. This is the NGC population specimen and has a lofty MS-66 grade to boot. Its pedigree: Ex. Ostheimer Collection, Ex. Hibler Collection. One of the great rarities added to my collection.

Hibler & Kappen HK-536 – Alaska 49th State Uniface 

11 struck with NGC population of 1.

This uniface trial specimen is cataloged by Hibler & Kappen as HK-537 so called dollar. This medal is NOT listed by Medcalf & Russell, but discussed on page 101 and is the companion to the Hawaii 50th State Uniface medal. This is the NGC population specimen with a lofty grade of MS-66. Its pedigree: Ex. Ostheimer Collection, Ex. Hibler Collection. This is the plate specimen used as a visual HK-537 example in the 2nd Edition book, So-Called Dollars by Hibler & Kappen. Another great rarity added to my collection.

Here is the John Raymond study reference in the two images http://www.socalleddollar.com/study2ndED.html

Here is John Raymond’s Mintage/Tally Analysis of the Clifford Mishler So Called Dollars http://www.socalleddollar.com/HK528HK537.html

Note: the population  listing of HK-536 and HK-537

More pictures to follow, but here are the ones off the internet…

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