I just posted an ANA journal entry of this discovery. A few items are still being withheld due to a US copyright submission.
Created a blog at my NGC Journal. It can see seen at
Busy with work, but I’ve been acquiring specimens.
New video in preparation for book launch.
Heritage Auction results…
It’s ironic that the 2M-287 LILIVOCALANIA DEI-GRATIA in 14 KT gold was the last auction lot for the January 17, 2017 Heritage Auction.
On January 17, 1893 was the overthrow of Kingdom of Hawaii and Queen Liliʻuokalani was the last reigning monarch of the Kingdom of Hawaii.
PCGS 2M-286 sold for $140 (1991 M&R $50)
PCGS 2M-287 sold for $750 (1991 M&R $300)
I created a write-up at my ANA blog about the 1918 Mid-Pacific Carnival gold medal. Enjoy!
Hammer price was $483.
Except there was a problem…
RHM database and MR book indicates that the coin is serial numbered from 1 to 78. This coin is not serial numbered.
According to RHM database, the mintage for this coin is 43 !
M&R indicates a mintage of 66!
The rarity of the coin was incorrectly stated in the ad….( I would use the direct source (RHM database) as the more accurate mintage (43 without serialized number).