New Images – 1996 Princess Kaiulani Gold Hapaha Repunched Date Error

I first reported this find in my 12/17/2013 blog entry (see above link). This is the first known Royal Hawaiian Mint error.

I took additional pictures today (with new DSLR camera and close up lenses).

You can clearly see the repunched 1, 9 (first only), and the 6.

Current catalog assigned number is RHM-PVK-21-06 in my work in process book.

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Legation Wax Seal – Kingdom of Hawaii

I visited Gordon Medcalf at his shop in Lahaina, Maui looking for a particular medal. It was quite sometime ago while I was visiting my Maui ‘ohana. My wife is a great-great-great-great-granddaughter of Edward Alden Bailey (Missionary to the Kingdom of Hawaii). He is also listed on page 9 of Medcalf & Russell 2nd edition. His former residence is now a museum.

I asked Mr. Medcalf for a 2MS-3 (Gold Official State of Hawaii medal). He said is just sold one a few days back. I just missed it….This medal still eludes me today….

I then looked around his shop and picked-up a few items.

One item was this legation wax seal still in my collection…



Missed Opportunity …

For the true Hawaiian historian, a piece of Hawaiiana slipped passed for only $405.

From the auction listing:

“Royal Hawaiian Agricultural Society silver cup awarded to L.L. Torbert for the most productive acre of sugar cane, August 1851.  His name is not engraved on the cup, but the cup was out of his estate.  The engraving on the cup reads: Awarded/By The/ Royal Hawaiian Agricultural Society / August MDCCCLI.  The cup is in nice condition, with slight wear from age, showing natural patina. The cup measures 4 3/4 inches in height and is approx. 3½ inches across the top.”

Turn to page 14 of Medcalf & Russell. Linton Torbert is listed.