The original version of the book was titled, The Hawaiiana Numismatist’s Catalog of Franklin Mint Issues Relating to Hawaii and was published in March of 2014. Since then I decided to provide a more descriptive title, Hawaiiana Numismatic Issues of The Franklin Mint: Medals, Coins, and Ingots.
The Franklin Mint issues have been previously integrated into Hawaiiana numismatics. There are a total of 37 medals and 12 ingots cataloged in the book Hawaiian Money Standard Catalog “Second Edition”, 1991, by Medcalf & Russell (MR91).
In performing the research for this book, I uncovered a total of 80 Franklin Mint medals relating to Hawaii. These additional 43 medals are not generally known by the Hawaiian specialist/collector, are often overlooked and not collected. I’ve also uncovered a total of 34 Franklin Mint ingots relating to Hawaii. These additional 22 ingots are also not generally known by the Hawaiian specialist/collector, are also overlooked, and not collected.
This book fills the knowledge gap about the previously undocumented Franklin Mint issues relating to Hawaii by cataloging these issues. This book also provides additional information helpful to the Hawaiian specialist/collector, such as images, mintages, cross references with MR91, and identification of the Franklin Mint’s source set of the medal or ingot of interest.
Book is under review. Release date is TBD.