I recommend that you join both programs if you have not done so.
As an example, I’ve been giving this specimen some hard looks Proof gold 1 oz Princess Kaiulani
Current Price is $1,550
-Ebates 10% holiday special ($155.00)
-eBay bucks ($31.00)
If I win this auction the price will be $1364 (after refunds from both Ebates and eBay bucks).
Oh well, I have not moved on this coin since I already own the 1991 Princess Kaiulani proof gold set.
By the way, a Hawaii based dealer is offering a similiar coin for for roughtly $1000 more. Proof gold 1 oz Princess Kaiulani
Why the Princess Kaiulani interest?
I’m planning to ramp-up my writing on the Royal Hawaiian Mint issues of the Princess Kaiulani coins. This book is roughly 75% complete but was placed on hold due to the Presidential Medal of Appreciation series book release and related MoneyTalk presentation. I actually had a presentation scheduled at another coin show in late October, but had to cancel due to my father’s health. I’m looking forward in having this book released in 2016.
Backstory about Wilcox Memorial Hospital
Bio of George Norton Wilcox
The designer and manufacturer of this medal is unknown. If you know more about this medal please email me.
Two of these medals appeared in an Alabama auction in 2014. Auction by Pearce
If you snooze, you loose!
Logged on to my computer this morning to find out that 3 of the 5 vault specials were sold out.
Just a recap of the vault specials using the Krause Publication (KP) identifiers (from the KP book: Unusual World Coins).
1991 US Eagle with Kalakaua/Pearl Harbor Counterstamp. This is X# MB69.
1993 US Peace Silver Dollar with Aloha Money counterstamp. This is unlisted.
1993 US Morgan Silver Dollar with Aloha Money counterstamp. This is X# MB74.
1993 US Eagle with Aloha Money counterstamp. This is X# MB72.
2007 $20 Kalakaua with Liliuokalani counterstamp. This is unlisted.
Click the link for the vault specials Mele Kalikimaka!
Thank you Telle! I’ve been searching for these counterstamps!
Click this link for the 2015 Dala specials Mele Kalikimaka!
This is a newspaper clipping of Duke Kahanamoku in his famous pose. As the newspaper clipping indicates, it’s the first time it was published in a Honolulu newspaper ( March 25, 1912).
A 2M-350 Brass specimen in my collection.