Hawaiian Items and NGC Census

One of the problems with Hawaiian numismatics is its outdated reference books and/or the lack of a reference books for newer or previously unlisted items. This is a major hindrance.  Is any one of the coin clubs in Hawaii undertaking this effort or advocating the need for this effort?

It’s like using a 1991 Kelley Blue Book (vehicle valuation guidebook) to obtain a value estimate for a  2016 Mazda Miata…

It’s like having a 1991 road map in the year 2016 ….

It’s like picking a 2016 stock with only information from 1991 …

It’s like being stuck with a 1991 wardrobe in the year 2016 …

Enough with my rant.

NGC census has provided a few items of note based on items that were encapsulated/graded:

Royal Hawaiian Mint (ugh…only a partial listing)

https://www.ngccoin.com/census/us-tokens-and-medals/royal-hawaiian-mint/179/

Medallic Art Medals

https://www.ngccoin.com/census/united-states/tokens-and-medals/182/?c=846021

As an update, I’m still pushing forward with my  Princess Kaiulani book relating to the Royal Hawaiian Mint issues. All known issues are cataloged and I’m working on the individual pictures.

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  1. Amen to that Darryl. I have been working on a pricing guide for Hawaii School Lunch Tokens for the past year. What I did was convert Medcalf’s 1991 catalog into a table embedded in a Word document and am using it to track pricing information. I added an extra column and use it to track the prices paid for any of the lunch tokens. What I do is list the price paid in red for any token that I find and the location where it is offered – eBay, HA.com, etc. Now, I list the pricing information in black for any lunch token that I purchase. I realize that this is not a very scientific manner of documenting this information but it is the best I have for now.

    The other challenge is identifying all of the maker’s marks for the lunch token. Although, I have had limited success in a few of the maker’s marks thanks to the help of Richard Greever (http://tokencatalog.com/). But the one thing I have never been able to locate is the mintage records, which is going to make accurate pricing very difficult. Just let me know if you are interesting to seeing what I have put together and I will email it to you.

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    On Fri, Jul 15, 2016 at 8:38 AM, The Hawaiiana Numismatist ™ wrote:

    > DrDarryl posted: “One of the problems with Hawaiian numismatics is its > outdated reference books and/or the lack of a reference books for newer or > previously unlisted items. This is a major hindrance. Is any one of the > coin clubs in Hawaii undertaking this effort or advoca” >

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