Interesting 1997 Princess Kaiulani Hapaumi

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.



1994 Dated Princess Kaiulani Aloha Dala

A previous undocumented 1994 Dated Princess Kaiulani Dala variety was identified. Undocumented in RHM database and my draft Princess Kaiulani book.  The COA indicates it was struck in 2010. I just purchased two for my wife’s Princess Kaiulani collection. Three were being sold on eBay by Hawaiian Island Stamp and Coin. As of 2/17/2017, 8:40 Pm EST one is still available.

There are a total of six types of 1994 dated Princess Kaiulani 39 mm silver dala. Each is identified by its reverse die.

  1. Reverse: Akahi Dala
  2. Reverse: Princess Dala
  3. Reverse: Hawaii Dala
  4. Reverse: Mahalo Dala
  5. Reverse: $10 Dala
  6. Reverse: Aloha Dala