Sold – 1980 NGC PF67UCAM ROYAL HAWAIIAN MINT PROOF GOLD 1/4 CROWN KALAKAUA

Hammer price was $483.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1980-NGC-PF67UCAM-ROYAL-HAWAIIAN-MINT-PROOF-GOLD-1-4-CROWN-KALAKAUA-78-MINTED-/232151263654?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEDWX%3AIT&nma=true&si=B5Pnm5VirOR3kDO%252Bi%252F2G8s3JArM%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc

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).

 

 

 

 

 

Ingots – Hawaiian Fishes

Rare bronze set (mentioned in M&R, page 150,  “a few bronze examples were issued”).  Nohu Pinao (Hawaiian Lionfish) unlisted in silver.

The Lionfish was our class pet when I was in kindergarten. The number 1 class rule was no hands in the fish tank. fishes

She Has My Complete Princess Kaiulani Collection

She (my wife…image below) likes gold coins. My wife is part Native Hawaiian, part Okinawan, and part Caucasian. It’s befitting for her to have her own Hawaiiana collection. I gave her my Princess Kaiulani collection (gold, silver and other metals). She adores each of the 1 ounce gold Princess Kaiulani issues from the Royal Hawaiian Mint.

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Still Here – Completed a Discovery Model Project

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:

https://www.money.org/collector/drdarryl/blog/us-numismatics-discovery-models-part-1-2

https://www.money.org/collector/drdarryl/blog/us-numismatics-discovery-models-part-2