Hawaiian Gold

I was watching a 1997 Princess Kaiulani 1/20 Proof gold on Ebay for a week (sold last night for $145.36). http://www.ebay.com/itm/Royal-Hawaiian-Gold-Princess-kaiulani-1-20-9999-Box-and-COA-included-/262032116634?hash=item3d0254cb9a

What made this coin interesting was its original box and certificate.

Normally, sellers break-up completed sets in hope of obtaining maximum profit.

This princess is undocumented in WIGB. My previous blog https://thehawaiiananumismatist.com/2013/12/15/1997-kaiulani-hapaiwakalua/ . Great item for the Hawaiiana gold collector.

Here are additional gold that one can buy directly from Royal Hawaiian Mint.

I suspect that the above 1997 Kaiulani shares the reverse of this coin. Unlisted in WIGB.


WIGB and M&R indicates mintage of 100. RHM website indicates 65.




Mirth is King – Freemasonary Medal

I had a request to review this medal that was recently sold a a well known auction website.

This is a Freemasonary medal. The design elements aids in identifying it (dates, ship name, Hawaii, etc…). Specific details in the design element meaning can be found at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Order_of_Jesters

If it’s not listed in Medcalf & Russell, it should be in the next update of the Faternal Medal section. (One of the best ways to share the numismatic hobby is to gift the Medcalf & Russell book to those who are interested in the hobby. I gifted my book this past Sunday and have not obtained a replacement at this time).