1994 Dated Princess Kaiulani Aloha Dala

A previous undocumented 1994 Dated Princess Kaiulani Dala variety was identified. Undocumented in RHM database and my draft Princess Kaiulani book.  The COA indicates it was struck in 2010. I just purchased two for my wife’s Princess Kaiulani collection. Three were being sold on eBay by Hawaiian Island Stamp and Coin. As of 2/17/2017, 8:40 Pm EST one is still available.

There are a total of six types of 1994 dated Princess Kaiulani 39 mm silver dala. Each is identified by its reverse die.

  1. Reverse: Akahi Dala
  2. Reverse: Princess Dala
  3. Reverse: Hawaii Dala
  4. Reverse: Mahalo Dala
  5. Reverse: $10 Dala
  6. Reverse: Aloha Dala

PCGS 2M-286 and PCGS 2M-287

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)

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2MS-4 Medal Dies

An interesting weekend on eBay as it relates to  Hawaii Statehood medals. One particular item is the obverse and reverse dies of 2MS-4 that sold for $1009.

As you know, I documented the high volcano and low volcano varieties four  years ago.

https://thehawaiiananumismatist.com/2013/03/03/new-discovery-2ms-4-aka-sc50c-1959-hawaii-statehood-heraldic-art-medal/

Below is the original image that was used to identify the two volcano varieties. Left is the high volcano variety. Right is the low volcano  variety.

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The recent auction of the obverse and reverse dies reflect that the volcano is low (original image flipped on the left). The die matches the right image above. Notice the separated clouds and the volcano slope is at the hula girl’s chin.

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The low volcano variety was used on the thin medals and gold medals. Below is a gold medal.

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I have yet to see a low volcano on a thick medal and gold medal.

What does this mean?

The dies sold on eBay is from the first striking of the thin and gold medals.

My ANA blog also documents the low and high volcano varieties.

https://www.money.org/collector/drdarryl/blog/hawaii-so-called-50c-low-volcano-vs-high-volcano-variety

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).