I was reviewing images taken at the Bailey House Museum (Edward Bailey is the maternal great great great great great grandfather of my son). Crude image, but it discusses the dies used to create the coat of arms on the Kalakaua royal stationary. I’m familiar with the center figure 2. as I own several stationary specimens with this design.
From this documented research by John Tanaka, you can surmise that King Kalakaua must have also been disappointed with the results on his one dala coin.
Researching the Kingdom of Hawaii coat of arms and found this interesting 2013 article.
I’ve been searching for this medal for the last few weeks. Below is the obverse (I will post the reverse image in a later post). It’s struck in 24KT gold.