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Wow 1895 Hawaiian Reginald Huth Gold

An auction with rare Hawaiian coin ... Forsythe Collection I enjoy reading auction descriptions. Many of the high end auction companies really do their research to describe and point out the coin's or medal's rarity. This is especially true for the extreme rare Hawaii pieces. The example I recently seen is the 1895 Regina Huth $20 Gold of Princess Kaiulani (Lot 1880). There are also any other rarities in this auction. They are part of the upcoming May Pre-Long Beach Auction held by Ira and Larry Goldberg Auctioneers. Auction 69, Session 5 (Auction Catalog) http://images.goldbergauctions.com/php/auctions.php or short url (Lot 1880) http://outside-affiliatelinksnotallowed.com/cex22zm or actual link (Lot 1880) http://images.goldbergauctions.com/php/lot_auc.php?site=1&sale=69&lot=1880&lang=1

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04/29/2012

What does COINWeek, The E-Sylum..., and the ANA have in common this week?

Newly documented Presidential Award medals ... Seems interest has been sparked with the release of my latest book: Authoritative Numismatic Reference: Presidential Medal of Appreciation Award Medals 1958-1963, ISBN 1511786744. Even the American Numismatic Association Facebook page has posted a link to the COINWeek write-up.... To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

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08/05/2015

 

Vindicated - Grading/Encapsulation of Maui Coin Club medals

Back in the year 2014, I made an inquiry to NGC Support about the grading/encapsulation of medals listed in their listed numismatic bibliography titled  Hawaiian Money,  2nd Edition, by Medcalf and Russell.  My "coin club" medals were rejected (see images).       I now see that Hawaii related coin club medals (Maui coin Club and Hawaii State Numismatic Association (HSNA))are now being  graded! (see image below) Great!!! I made this video about a year ago related to my completed Maui Coin Club silver medal set. Enjoy!  

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05/14/2017

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05/14/2017

Video on Star-Spangled Banner Commemorative Coin Release Day Ceremony

First purchaser requested his identity not be shared as he snuck out of work to purchase the coins... Great video on the Star-Spangled Banner Commemorative Coin Release Day Ceremony. It was funny to see me in the video...I was there! All sixteen (16) gold coins sold out at the ceremony. (more about the gold coins http://coins.www.collectors-society.com/wcm/CoinCustomSetView.aspx?s=9738) Picture below is of Daniel Shaver, Chief Counsel US Mint signing/dating purchases at the release ceremony.

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04/28/2012

US Numismatic Discovery Models (Part 2)

This is how a new US Mint series was discovered! www.money.org/collector/drdarryl/blog/us-numismatics-discovery-models-part-2 The image below is of the Class 2 series of the President of the United States special Government medal (POTUS sGm) series. Each POTUS sGm is presidential artifact (see link in my ANA blog). To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

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11/14/2016

 

US Numismatic Discovery Models (Part 1)

How can an entire US Mint series be discovered? I created six numismatic discovery models for a numismatic book I'm working on. The first three models explains the different types of US numismatic discoveries (these models can be tailored for specific area of US numismatics or non-US numismatics). I shared my first three models at my ANA blog (link below). www.money.org/collector/drdarryl/blog/us-numismatics-discovery-models-part-1-2 To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

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11/14/2016

 

US Mint 2013 Product Release Schedule

Planning purchases and possible visit to first day release ceremonies... I visited the US Mint website a few days ago and reviewed their 2013 product release schedule. I am speculating that there is a high probability that I will be attending the release ceremony at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historical Shrine in August/September 2013 (as I did for the 2012 Star Spangled Banner commemorative coins). I find coin release ceremonies interesting ... I found a website for the Hawai'i Volcanoes (starts midway on page). http://www.thecoinguyhawaii.com/contact.html So look out NH, OH, NV, MD and SD for a 2013 US Mint coin release ceremony near you.... To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

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12/16/2012

Update: The Kennedy Appreciation Medal

Medal with a Presidential provenance... Updated 06/28/2014 The Kennedy Appreciation Medal was struck in 1962. Only 300 were minted at the US Mint in Philadelphia. The medal was first used in 1963 during Kennedy's trip to Ireland. I am still performing research on the Kennedy appreciation medal. If you have any original source information (US Mint or White House) or good leads, I would greatly appreciate it. To the best of my knowledge, only one catalog reference (K-62-1) is made (The Medallic Portraits of John F. Kennedy, by Edward C. Rochette, 1966) to the medal. Mr. Edward C. Rochette is a former Executive Director and ANA Past President. Mr. Rochette has written numerous numismatic books. His contribution to numismatics is unquestionable. The Medallic Portraits of John F. Kennedy provides a wealth of information about the Kennedy numismatic issues (domestic and foreign) up to the year of publication (1966). A point that needs to made about the book. Three individuals with ties to the US Mint were acknowledged as contributors on page 8. These names when associated with the book corroborates the correctness of the US Mint products that are listed. The three names listed on page 8 are Miss Eva Adams (director of US Mint), Gilroy Roberts (9th chief engraver US Mint whose term ended in 1964), and Frank Gasparro (10th chief engraver US Mint). The image is of an original medal recently added to my "Presidential with appreciation medal collection". This is not a re-strike. The concept of the presidential "with appreciation medal" is that at the discretion of the President, he presents the medal to an individual in thankful recognition. It is my opinion that the reserve design of the President Kennedy appreciation medal was used as the basis for developing the reverse of the Kennedy Half-Dollar. Previously written historical information lays claim that the John F. Kennedy presidential series medal (US Mint Inauguration medal for President Kennedy) was the basis for both the obverse and reverse designs. I see the connection with the obverse design; however, the reverse design is too small and the intricate details are not simply there. The obverse design is by Frank Gasparro. On the President's right shoulder is the name of the designer "F. GASPARRO" The intricate details of the reverse design on the Kennedy appreciation medal can be clearly seen on the Kennedy Half-Dollar. The Kennedy appreciation medal was also designed and struck before President Kennedy's assassination. There is one piece of information that backs my belief. The reverse of the Kennedy appreciation medal is by Frank Gasparro. His" FG" initials are also placed in similar locations on both the appreciation medal and the half-dollar coin. The Presidential Appreciation Medal Series is not a well-documented series. It is both challenging and rewarding. The challenge is to locate the source information and document it well. The reward is being the first to uncover new information and sharing it. Besides, these medals are a part of US history, not simply a coin or medal to commemorate an event or person. These medals was actually created for exclusive use by the President. Lastly, K-62-1a is uniface specimen (of only the reverse side struck) that is part of the Smithsonian collection. Note: If you read my previous journal entries, I uncovered the Eisenhower Appreciation medal series and documented all 17 medals. I still have yet to provide NGC or PCGS a reference copy and will do so shortly. The book is available on both amazon.com and createspace.com (search the title: The Dwight D. Eisenhower Appreciation Medals). To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

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06/22/2014

 

Unlisted So Called Dollar Variety: HK-723 "Star without Rays" ...Souvenir of Honolulu

Undocumented variety in So-Called Dollars by Hibler and Kappen. It has been a while since I posted a journal entry. I finally purchased a HK-723 "star without rays" variety. This variety is unlisted in So-Called Dollars by Hibler and Kappen. However, its listed in Hawaiian Money Standard Catalog. 2M-393 is the "star without rays" variety and 2M-394 is the "star with rays". The "with rays" and "without rays" are not minor varieties. There is one more difference. The "star with rays" weighs 29 grams. The "star without rays" weighs 23 grams. This indicates different planchets were used. This weight/planchet anomaly is also described in Medcalf & Russell. I added my "without rays" specimen to my custom set (Undated Hawaii So Called Dollar Type Set). https://coins.www.collectors-society.com/wcm/CoinCustomSetGallery.aspx?s=12173 short url is http://goo.gl/zZMWd8 I also contacted Hibler and Kappen urging its listing as a new listing/discovery for their book. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

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05/18/2014

 

Trifecta: Frank Gasparro's Dual Torch Design

This blog entry is not Hawaiian related.... While performing research on my book on the   http://www.potus-sgm.com/   I tracked down the dual torch design of Frank Gasparro (I previously shared this research find at another numismatic website and wanted to share it here).  In the image: Left is the obverse of a Class 2 Eisenhower President of the United States  (POTUS) special Government medal (sGm) with the dual torch by Frank Gasparro and manufactured by the Bureau of the Mint in 1960. Middle is the reverse of the President Kennedy inauguration medal with the dual torch by Frank Gasparro and manufactured by the Bureau of the Mint in 1961. Right is the reverse of the General MacArthur congressional gold medal with dual torch by Frank Gasparro and manufactured by the Bureau of the Mint in 1962. Imagine that! Mr. Gasparro used the dual torch design in consecutive years (1960, 1961, and 1962) on three medal types (special Government medal, inauguration medal, and a congressional medal). If you interested in what is a POTUS sGm, visit the website link above.  

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04/05/2017

 

The Third Official Manufacturing Function of the Bureau of the Mint/United States Mint

If you Google the term "special government medal" or "sGm" or "special medals for US government agencies" your search result relating to the Bureau of the Mint or United States Mint will be empty. However, if you search the term "POTUS sGm" you will get a hit to my website (discusses a particular type of "special government medal" of which I have ongoing research).

This empty search result  points out that these common terms  are  unused and uncommon term within the US numismatic community. However, if you review each of the  Annual Reports of the Director of the Mint (if you have the time) you will see this term is used often to describe a function of the Bureau of the Mint/United States Mint. What is a "special government medal (sGm)"?

The term "special medals for US government agencies" relates to the third official manufacturing function of the Bureau of the Mint/United States Mint.  The three blog images provides an introduction to this third official manufacturing function of the Bureau of the Mint/United States Mint.

The final image with the examples of "special government medals" drives the point of this blog entry. There is no numismatic work that identifies nor catalogs all  results from the third official manufacturing function of the Bureau of the Mint (or United States Mint). The final images also provides evidence of the connection between the Bureau of the Mint and multiple United States Government agencies with Frank Gasparro as the common thread as the designer of these three represented "special Government medals".  

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06/16/2017

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06/23/2017

The Hawaiiana Numismatist

Book writing is fun... I've been busy (up coming engineering presentations and numismatic book writing project) to write any journal entries at this website. I took on a side project to write a book called The Hawaiiana Numismatist. For those who don't know, the current Hawaiian numismatic reference book (I don't want to mention the name), have been perpetuating a string of errors and inaccuracies. What motivated me in this action is that NGC replied to an inquiry I made about a medal struck in an unlisted medal composition. Since its not listed in the Hawaiiana reference book, no NGC grading/encapsulation is possible. I investigated this mater and found that the Hawaiian reference book was incorrect in leaving it out, as its listed in another guidebook (that is not used by NGC). Just to keep things current I got my Hawaii 4-9 error back from NCS and I did a write-up at my new blog (related to the book writing effort)... http://thehawaiiananumismatist.com/2013/03/03/hawaii-the-49th-state-2m-391-aka-hk-722b-so-called-dollar/ To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

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03/16/2013

The Dwight D. Eisenhower Appreciation Medals

Medals with Presidential provenance... I finished writing my first numismatic book (the name of the book is the same as the title of this journal entry). The book is based on documents from the White House, US Treasury Department, and US Mint in Philadelphia. These documents were part of a working file belonging to a top military aide on President Eisenhower's White House Staff. The file was kept by the military aide. After his death, all his papers was passed to his son. After the son passed, all papers were turned over to the Dwight D. Eisenhower (D.D.E.) Presidential Library. In 2011, all papers belonging to the military aide completed processing into the library. In 2013, I obtained a copy of the file from the Presidential library. This means that the information presented here is relatively new to collectors. What information? Under direction from the White House, 17 different medals were stuck by the US Mint in Philadelphia for use by President Eisenhower. Both Gilroy Roberts and Frank Gasparro had designed the medals. To my knowledge, my book is the first to define/document the D.D.E. 17 medal series. President Eisenhower presented these medals to deserving individuals in thankful recognition for service to our nation, the White House, or the Presidency. This Presidential provenance limits availability to collectors as these medals are treated as presidential heirlooms by the original recipients' families. Also, several of the medals were presented to foreign nationals during Eisenhower's multi-nation trips. There are three classes of the medals: US Half-Dollar Size, US Silver Dollar size, and Inaugural Medal size. I have cataloged the 17 medals as DDE-01 through DDE-017. A total of 9,858 medals were struck at the US Mint in Philadelphia. 1,451 medals were destroyed before the end of President Eisenhower's 2nd term in office. 160 medals are part of the D.D.E. Presidential Library. A USSR, Philippines, Formosa, and Alaska medals were originally ordered and later cancelled. DDE-02 is the rarest US half-dollar size medal with a population of 436. DDE-08 is the 5th rarest of the 10 US Silver Dollar size medals, with a remaining population of 267. I also included a few interesting memos. (Yes, I did redact the mintage figures.) Look for the book and use the information to locate these medals with Presidential provenance. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

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02/05/2014

Territory of Hawaii !

Kingdom of Hawaii->Republic of Hawaii->Territory of Hawaii->State of Hawaii Finally, updated my "Territory of Hawaii Souvenir Pieces" custom set with pictures. The pictures are of raw coins I have secured in which I want NGC grading and encapsulation. http://coins.www.collectors-society.com/wcm/CoinCustomSetGallery.aspx?s=8347 I'm holding out my entire submission until I locate a non-holed version of the 2M-381. This is one tough medal to locate... Picture below illustrates my motive for the custom set and was taken from Hawaiian Coins, Token and Paper Money by Gould and Bressett, 1961, page 40. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

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07/08/2012

So Called Dollars - Hawaii

WoW ... I really got a bargain 11 months ago... At the recent Heritage 2012 April 18-22 US Coins Platinum Night CSNS Signature Auction- Schaumburg ... A HK-548 in MS-64 sold for $230 less buyer fees...My HK-548 in MS-66 purchased for $65 back in May 2011. Picture is of the $65 wonder ...now part of my Hawaii Statehood Medal Set http://coins.www.collectors-society.com/wcm/CoinCustomSetGallery.aspx?s=9345

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04/24/2012

Snail pace turnaround for specialty areas

I patiently wait...still enjoying life NGC status 11/05/2012 - 11 medals (Hawaii related) sent registered at my local US post office 11/08/2012 - Received at NGC 12/14/2012 - Scheduled for grading TBD - TBD My Status - 26 consecutive days of vacation (started 11/09/12, ended 12/04/12) - Daily morning runs windward Oahu (various distances) - 10 mile Turkey trot run in Honolulu (on turkey day) - Spent Thanksgiving in Hawaii with parents, brothers, sister and relatives - Played tourist (sometimes) - Played Kama'aina (most of the time) - Flew my AR Drone 2.0 at various Oahu beaches - Lectured at high school alma mater on topic of engineering - Flew my AR Drone 2.0 at the lecture - Ran in the Xterra 21K trail run (got my butt kicked by the mountainous hillsides) - Spent time on the beaches - Back to work on 12/05/12 - Visited the Holiday decorated White House - Planning holiday retreat (11 consecutive days) - 3 incorrect body bagged Hawaii medals sent back to NGC - 12 additional Hawaii coin/medals submitted to NGC (My first AR Drone 2.0 flight is on youtube (search AR Drone Hawaii...by DRG0M3Z (with number 0 and 3 as letter substitutes) ... I am better drone pilot today...) White House tour was ok ... picture taken in Blue Room looking at south lawn toward Jefferson Memorial and Washington Monument. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

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12/15/2012

 

Shot-Down Spy Plane Results in the Forced Destruction of Gold & Silver U.S. Mint Medals

Want to learn more? Yesterday, the American Numismatic Association confirmed that my submitted Money Talk topic was accepted for presentation at the upcoming ANA 2015 World's Fair of Money in Chicago! I'll be showing images of the gold & silver U.S. Mint medals that were forced to be destroyed (part of the U.S. Mint's "non-disclosure" series of medals). The main focus of my presentation is to present information about the U.S. Mint's "non-disclosure" series of medals. This U.S. Mint series has eluded being documented by U.S. numismatists and U.S. historians. The U.S. Mint has neither publicly disclosed general numismatic information nor provided any information whatsoever about this "non-disclosure" medal series that they designed and manufactured. I know exactly why it's a "non-disclosure" series and why the U.S. Mint is still keeping it under wraps . It will be explained and supporting evidence will be shared at the ANA 2015 World's Fair of Money in Chicago. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

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07/02/2015

 

Security Breach of Your Website?

HTML is Not Working in ALL Registry Sets. I was about to review one of my Registry sets and found it in a code like state (not executing the inserted HTML codes). What's up? Seems someone disabled HTML in all registry set or your website experienced a security breach Please post a status (disabled on purpose or security breach). Please post a status (estimate time of repair or actions to recover from security breach). To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

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12/23/2014

 

Sale Akin to Hoard Dispersal

The Royal Hawaiian Mint (RHM) is commemorating its 40th anniversary by emptying its vaults. I first reported their sale of past issues (i.e. hoard dispersal) on September 12, 2014 at my website. These are originally struck issues and not re-strikes. On September 16, 2014, Coin World reported the 40th anniversary of the RHM and the availability of related commemorative issues. Coin World's write-up did not mention the sale of past issues.       Many of the RHM issues are available for NGC encapsulation/grading under its World Coin (Krause Publication) listing or Medcalf & Russell listing. An example of the Krause cross listing is provided at the end of this entry.       Hawaiiana numismatists (includes me) are ecstatic with the offerings and many issues have sold out quickly. Several offerings being released are private issues (not previously offered for sale) or difficult to acquire issues.       A sold out private issue example is the 1989 King Kalakaua Gold Hawaii State Numismatic Association (HSNA) medal (1/20 ounce, 13 mm, and .999 fine gold) with a mintage of 65. This medal is listed in Medcalf & Russell as 2M-200. RHM gold issues with miniscule mintage are tough to acquire.       Another offering of limited issue is the 1992 Waterhouse Commemorative. Only 50 bronze medals were issued. The following description was taken from the RHM website:       "The Waterhouse family dates back to John Thomas Waterhouse Sr. a Methodist missionary and his son, John Thomas Waterhouse Jr., who arrived in Hawaii with his father in 1851. John T. Waterhouse Jr. started the Waterhouse Trust Company, a financial firm dealing with real estate, brokerage, investments and insurance. He also served in the Legislature during the monarchy, the Provisional Government, the Republic of Hawaii and favored Hawaii's annexation to the United States. John T. Waterhouse issued the earliest known Hawaiian token in soft white metal with the bust of King Kamehameha III on the obverse and the name of his firm on the reverse with the Hawaiian inscription "hale maikai" that means "house excellent"- a good place to do business. The tokens circulated from 1855 to 1860. The Waterhouse name is still well known in Hawaii today, as descendants of John T. Waterhouse carry on the traditions of their early pioneer family with several business enterprises. In 1992, the Mint was honored to commemorate the 80th birthday of Alexander Cooke Waterhouse with gold, silver and bronze medals based on the original 1855 tokens issued by the Waterhouse Company of Honolulu."       The above mentioned original Waterhouse token maybe seen at: http://www.ngccoin.com/coin-explorer/hawaii-pscid-82/-coinid-765662       Also being offered are the Hawaii Dala series. This includes the rare 24KT gold relief issues. Of the 14 Hawaii Dala offerings, 9 have sold out as of today. (Note: Most have obtain major listing status in the Krause catalogs and are one of the most expensive offerings at the RHM website).       There are too many examples to provide. In all, eight issue groupings are being offered. These include: Original Issues, Royal Issues, Historic Issues, Military Issues, Contemporary Issues, Hawaii Dalas, Current Issues, and Private Issues.           A Krause Publication listing of Hawaii Dala X# MB70 is for the RHM issued 1991 Princess Kaiulani Silver Dala with First Day of Issue counter stamp.       http://www.ngccoin.com/price-guide/world/hawaii-dala-x-mb70-1991-cuid-140099-duid-348605       You will to need to peruse the Hawaii country listing in the Krause catalogs to locate the RHM issues.       I personally have made multiple purchases. Of the 13 items I've ordered, 7 are now sold out. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

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10/19/2014

 

Research Knowledge Discovery - King Kalakaua 1 Coronation Medal

I just submitted a US copyright on an article discussing a research find I made. For those who are familiar with my discovery models, this find adds a new piece  of knowledge to the King Kalakaua 1 Coronation Medal  knowledge domain.

Background:
The 1882 dated King Kalakaua 1 coronation medal  has befuddled Hawaiian numismatics for decades due to its unknown mintage, designer and manufacturer. This medal is identified as:

2RM-9 (Hawaiian Money Standard Catalog 1991 Second Edition by Donald Medcalf & Ronald Russell)
RM-7 (Hawaiian Moeny Standard catalog  1978 First Edition by Donald Medcalf & Ronald Russell)
108 (Hawaiian Coins, Tokens and Paper Money1961 Revised Second Edition by Maurice and Kenneth Bressett)
9A (Hawaiian Money and Medals 1967  by Gordon Medcalf and Robert Fong)

Research Find:
My research has identified the designer and manufacturer, but not the mintage of the 1882 dated King Kalakaua 1 coronation medal. Hawaii specialist know that this medal is rare, especially in uncirculated grades.

Attached are the first two pages of the copyrighted article. The key items of the research Intellectual Property (IP) has been redacted, but one partial image reveals an exact description of the 1882 dated King Kalakaua 1 coronation medal. This is the key piece of knowledge  that is part of this  "research discovery". One last thing, a new metal composition of 2RM-9 has been discovered !!!!.  

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06/11/2017

Remember Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary

My high school was next to Pearl Harbor My unique NGC registry set. //coins.www.collectors-society.com/wcm/CoinCustomSetView.aspx?s=12054 To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

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12/07/2016

Remember Pearl Harbor

A pair of medals to remember the attack on Pearl Harbor... I picked both of these medals from an auction site dealing with WWII memorabilia. I was amazed that I actually found these medals at a non-numismatic auction. Listed as 2M-380 (copper, mintage 10,000) and 2M-381 (nickel, mintage 5,000) in Hawaiian Money, 2nd edition by Medcalf and Russell. The holed nickel medal is a filler at the moment. It's interesting that a Japanese Zero is the main design feature. The medals are also listed in Hawaiian Coins, Token and Paper Money by Gould and Bressett. This book indicates that these medals were sold throughout the US at 5c and 10c stores... I'm in search for an uncirculated nickel and sterling silver version. I have both versions of the copper (with and without text "Pat. Pending"... To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

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05/26/2012

Re: Question on Grading a Hawaiian Medal

Still waiting for a reply... To make a long story short: 1. On 09/06/15 I asked about the grading and encapsulation of a silver Hawaiian medal. Two gold version were encapsulated by NGC and can be seen at the Ira & Larry Goldberg Sept. 7, 2009 auction.   2. I provided supporting documentation from an ANA Periodical (June 1960) that the silver version and gold version were designed and manufactured by Precious Medals Hawaii (original designer amd manufacturer). 3. This is the orginal NGC reply "Thanks for your question. At this time, NGC does not grade items minted by the Royal Hawaiian mint." 4. My rebuttal (I recommend that every save a copy of messages exchanged with NGC): 1) Medals shown are not a product of the Royal Hawaiian Mint. They are a product of Precious Medals Hawaii (PMH). PMH has no affiliation with the Royal Hawaiian Mint. The PMH hallmark can be plainly seen on the bottom reverse (on both the gold and silver medals) 2) The 1980 American Numismatic Association clipping provides an accurate pedigree of the original manufacturer, Precious Medals Hawaii. 3) Medals struck by Precious Medals Hawaii have been previously graded/encapsulated by NGC so these medal are not setting a precedence of being the first. 4) As shown ( Ira & Larry Goldberg Auctioneers catalog dated September 7, 2009), two Precious Medals Hawaii gold medals were graded/encapsulated by NGC. 5) I perceive a preferential treatment toward large auction houses in getting "esoteric" type medals graded/encapsulated with my example of the Ira & Larry Goldberg Auctioneers catalog dated September 7, 2009. Is this true? 6) NGC does grade several Royal Hawaiian Mint issues as identified by their Krause numbers as indicated in their book title Unusual World Coins. Was this recently changed? 7) Several medals listed in the Medcalf & Russell book, Hawaiian Money Second Edition, are in fact Royal Hawaiian Mint issues. If not all items listed in the Medcalf & Russell book do not qualify to be graded/encapsulated, I recommend that you put a note on your webpage that states this fact. 8) Was my original question actually forwarded to a grader that specializes with medals from Hawaii? 9) As a non-paying NGC member (I'm using my ANA membership to get items encapsulated/graded), I would like items 1 through 7Should I contact the ANA to notify them that clarification from their perspective Today is 11/7/2015 and I have not seen a updated reply to me. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

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11/07/2015

Rare Uniface 1959 Official Hawaii Statehood Medal

Only 30 of these fully struck uniface medals are documented to have been struck Notice the NII HAU spelling error... Notice the bright bronze surface (oxidized in later stage of production)... Notice the excessive outward flow of medal (trimmed in later stage of production)... To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

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02/22/2013