I made this recent purchase from LW. This are excellent conversation pieces for my home office. Image is courtesy of LW.
Fresh from USPS delivery. I took a few close-up pictures and its is confirmed that it has a repunched date (1 and 7). The 2nd error on gold from the Royal Hawaiian Mint.
I’ve been watching a 1997 Princess Kaiulani Hapaumi 1/10 oz on eBay for some time. Possibly a week or two. Very odd listing and you would bypass it if you did not know what to look for:
- Mintage of 400. 1997 Hapaumi is not listed in Waifs in Gold Boots. The seller may have gotten it mixed up with the 1994 Hapaumi.
- Repunched date. Possibly. The 1 and 7 seems to have a secondary image. If it is, it maybe the second error in the issues from the Royal Hawaiian Mint. The first is the 1996 Kaiulani Hapaha (image added below).
I actually checked my draft Princess Kaiulani book and this coin was not cataloged. I pulled the trigger on the purchase after the eBay 10% eBucks incentive was activated.
I just posted an ANA journal entry of this discovery. A few items are still being withheld due to a US copyright submission.