Ingots – Hawaiian Fishes

Rare bronze set (mentioned in M&R, page 150,  “a few bronze examples were issued”).  Nohu Pinao (Hawaiian Lionfish) unlisted in silver.

The Lionfish was our class pet when I was in kindergarten. The number 1 class rule was no hands in the fish tank. fishes

Still Here – Completed a Discovery Model Project

I created several US Numismatic Discovery Models. Several of these models can be adapted for Hawaiiana numismatics.

Discovery Model D is a prime example. The Hawaiian Numismatic Knowledge Domain is basically centered around the MR 2nd edition book. If a Hawaiian issue is not located in this book, its a numismatic discovery if its documented.

Here at the model write-ups:




Replica Hawaii Coins-Report Them

If you see replica Hawaii coin(s) on eBay, please report it.

I found three listed today and they were reported. A did giveaway is the price and the sellers location (China). In addition, they lack required US mark as a COPY, making them illegal to sell and own.

These coins are detrimental to the integrity of the hobby. Please report the item.

To report (see red circle below)  and choose the appropriate selection from the drop-down selections.



Recent Acquisition 2MN-680

I finally obtained a bronze version of 2MN-680 that pairs with my silver version. Seems that I have a Duke  Kahanamoku theme exhibit in the works from fraternal medal, HSNA medals, so-called dollar, Franklin Mint issues, and Duke’s Corp dollar (discusses in next blog entry).


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One of the problems with Hawaiian numismatics is its outdated reference books and/or the lack of a reference books for newer or previously unlisted items.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)

Medallic Art Medals

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.