Unique 1893 Medal belonging to J.M.S. Williams (Hawaiian sugarcane researcher)

I recently added this to my collection. I purchased this medal after performing a quick research and made the purchase after locating both the awardee and awarder mentioned in a news clipping.

Unique 1893 medal awarded to J.M.S Williams from the “Association des Chimistes de Sucrerie et de Distillerie” (Association of Chemists – Sugars and Distilleries) located in Paris, France.

Mr. J.M.S Williams received this medal for his research  and work on Hawaiian sugarcane.

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This medal is 44 mm in diameter. The obverse identifies J.M.S Williams and the year of the award.

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The reverse identifies “Association des Chimistes de Sucrerie et de Distillerie” (Association of Chemists – Sugars and Distilleries) of Paris (France).

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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.

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