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One of the problems with Hawaiian numismatics is its outdated reference books and/or the lack of a reference books for newer or previously unlisted items.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

Purchase Tip McKinley High School 125th Anniversary Medal

For those of you on Oahu or planning to visit Oahu here is a purchase tip for a 26 year old silver medal struck by the Honolulu Mint in Mint Condition.

Go to the bottom right of the page from the link below (see that shiny medal for $25 ?).

This is the reply from the school (May 2016).




You need to check if you can actually go on campus during the school year to make the purchase.