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).
Somewhat related to the Hawaiiana numismatics (1960 Eisenhower Hawaii visit medal). I re-used my YouTube video that presents my research finding for the Hawaii visit model (near the bottom of the POTUS sGm webpage).
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:
Sold as a Hawaii poster stamp (advertising label) and now in my Hawaii bank collection as a 1948 advertising specimen. Label is intact (shown laying on an Official Red Book)