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.
This medal is 44 mm in diameter. The obverse identifies J.M.S Williams and the year of the award.
The reverse identifies “Association des Chimistes de Sucrerie et de Distillerie” (Association of Chemists – Sugars and Distilleries) of Paris (France).
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 $).
Looks like I have a hoard of 1914 Mid Pacific Carnival stamp, postcard, and medals.
I made this recent purchase from LW. This are excellent conversation pieces for my home office. Image is courtesy of LW.
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.
I just posted an ANA journal entry of this discovery. A few items are still being withheld due to a US copyright submission.