I was perusing the internet for available Princess Kaiulani coins for my wife’s collection and found this… Mintage is 500 for gold/silver set and 1000 for silver only set. No prices listed on their website.
New variety for the 27 mm Princess Kaiulani issue (book still being worked on). The Hawaiian Island hallmark is on the reverse and above the dollar sign $).
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.
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.
- Reverse: Akahi Dala
- Reverse: Princess Dala
- Reverse: Hawaii Dala
- Reverse: Mahalo Dala
- Reverse: $10 Dala
- Reverse: Aloha Dala