A beautiful coin in my collection.
This is its NGC World Coin Price Guide listing:
Hawaii X# MB60 was issued in 1991 with a documented mintage of 55 specimens. The Princess Kaiulani Akahi Crown is 1 ounce of 0.999 fine gold and an uncirculated striking (identifiable by the number 1 (for 1 ounce) on the reverse).
This is one of the most iconic designs created by the Royal Hawaiian Mint.
Listed in the following Krause Publications as Hawaii X# MB60:
1. Unusual Word Coins, 6th edition, 2011
2. Standard Catalog of World Gold Coins, 6th edition, 2009
Unusual Word Coins, 6th edition, 2011 currently reflects a value of $1950 (based on gold spot of $1500 at time of valuation in 2011). This was $450 above gold spot price at the time (indicating it was not simply based on spot gold). This valuation corresponds with the current NGC World Price Guide.
The image is of a specimen in my collection that I plan to get NGC encapsulated/graded in the near future. You have to admire the frosted cameo on proof fields. And this is an uncirculated striking!
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