Royal Hawaiian Mint

Original Mint Masterpieces Since 1974

Contemporary issues

Contemporary issues

As "Hawaii’s own mint" the Royal Hawaiian Mint has been involved with many diverse causes, projects and commemorated a wide variety of occasions from a Surfing Santa on a Christmas Dala to Aloha Money counter stamped on US coins, the annual Aloha Festivals, the Akahi Dala, Aloha Dala, Honolulu Dala, Waikiki Dala and an unusual Christmas coin ornament. Many of the Contemporary Issues were issued as part of an organization celebrating its event.

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  1. 1991 PRINCESS KAIULANI SILVER DALA

    1991 PRINCESS KAIULANI SILVER DALA

    $89.00

    October 16,1875 was a joyous day throughout the Kingdom of Hawaii. A princess had been born and it was apparent even then that she would be exceptionally beautiful, Victoria Kaiulani. Her parents, her family and her future subjects, adored the only child of Archibald Scott Cleghorn. She was expected to lead a storybook life. But in 1887 Likelike died suddenly and Kaiulani's happiness was clouded by a vision her mother had on her deathbed: “that Kaiulani would live far away...would never marry...and never be queen.” The first part of her mother's prophesy was realized when Kaiulani was sent to England to further her education. When King Kalakaua died in 1891, Liliuokalani proclaimed Princess Kaiulani "Heir Apparent" to the Hawaiian Throne on March 9,1891. While she was living in England, Princess Kaiulani was the toast of the rich and royal. One of her admirers, a wealthy Englishman, Reginald Huth, was so taken by her beauty that he minted a private coin honoring her. The 1991 Princess Kaiulani Dala was proof minted in one ounce of .999 fine silver. OIP was $29.00 RE: MINTLINE OCTOBER 1991 Learn More
  2. 1994 PRINCESS KAIULANI AKAHI SILVER DALA

    1994 PRINCESS KAIULANI AKAHI SILVER DALA

    $79.00

    The beautiful “Heir Apparent, Princess Kaiulani” was commemorated on the obverse of the 1994 Akahi Dala. The reverse features the Hawaiian Coat of Arms and the legend: ROYAL HAWAIIAN SILVER and AKAHI DALA. The OIP for the proof .999 silver was $39.00. RE: MINTLINE OCTOBER, 1994 Learn More
  3. 1996  KING KAMEHAMEHA AKAHI SILVER DALA

    1996 KING KAMEHAMEHA AKAHI SILVER DALA

    $69.00

    The 1996 Kamehameha Silver Dala features his famous statue that is prominently displayed in front of Iolani Palace in downtown Honolulu. Kamehameha the Great is honored throughout Hawaii for uniting the Hawaiian Islands in 1795. He proved to be a wise and gifted ruler who became a true father to his people. Kamehameha exemplified the essence of Hawaii's greatness. Learn More
  4. 1996  KING KAMEHAMEHA SOVEREIGN SILVER WAIKIKI DALA

    1996 KING KAMEHAMEHA SOVEREIGN SILVER WAIKIKI DALA

    $59.00

    Temporarily Out of Stock

    The 1996 Kamehameha Waikiki Dala was featured as a Christmas Special “that even old Scrooge could find affordable. It was also the perfect way to commemorate your vacation in paradise or to mark some other special event of the past year. OIP for the one ounce .999 fine silver dala was only $15 each with gift bag and certificate. RE: MINTLINE NOVEMBER 1996 Learn More
  5. 1996 ALOHA FESTIVALS 50TH ANNIVERSARY SILVER DALA

    1996 ALOHA FESTIVALS 50TH ANNIVERSARY SILVER DALA

    $89.00

    Every September the islands of Hawaii blossom in a myriad of colorful and gala enchanting at the Aloha Festival that celebrate Hawaii’s unique native lore, music and culture that is the essence of Aloha. What began as a local celebration to boost the post-war tourist trade has evolved into a statewide pageant that continues unabated for six weeks with special events on each island. 1996 marked the 50th Anniversary of Aloha Festival and Royal Hawaiian Mint was Officially authorized to issue the special commemorative dala marking this milestone. Aloha Festival Money captured all the magic and emotion of this gala occasion and froze those “treasured memories” the theme for the 1996 that was engraved on the reverse die of the limited edition 1996 Aloha Festivals Commemorative Dala. OIP for one ounce silver Aloha Festival Dala was $39.00. RE: MINTLINE SEPTEMBER 1996 Learn More
  6. 1998 SURFER WAIKIKI DALA - IN SILVER

    1998 SURFER WAIKIKI DALA - IN SILVER

    $59.00

    Surfing - Hawaii's gift to the world – date from ancient times. Twelfth century Hawaiian surfers carved their tradition into lava rock. When Captain Cook discovered Hawaii in 1778, he was greeted by a man on a surfboard. During the 1930's surfing gained popularity and became a lifestyle. Today, surfing is enjoyed around the world with the best still being in Hawaii. It is in this tradition of excellence, that the Mint introduced the 1998 Waikiki Dala with the "Surfer" design. SURFING! Ah, the absolute thrill of catching the wave… speeding across the water on a great Pacific "rollers" as you past Diamond Head! There is no place in the world like Waikiki Beach - one of the world's most beautiful beaches. Be it on a board or in a canoe, anyone who has ridden the Waikiki rollers know the special charm of surfing! So in 1998, with such great memories, the Mint issued a special Waikiki Dala with Surfer to commemorate the great sport of Surfing in pure Silver that was inspired and drawn by Hawaiian surfer and artist, Wayne Takazono, who still finds time to surf! Wayne did an exhaustive search for the right surfer, reviewed hundreds of photos and finally decided on a surfer who had just "dropped in" on one of Waikiki’s finest waves. The Waikiki Dala reverse design is a classic scene of Waikiki. After a day of surfing, the image of a full moon rising over Diamond Head with the moonlight dancing on the waves and the soft breeze in the palm trees is simply unforgettable. Please note how the engraver was able to catch the motion of the moonlight on the water, really an outstanding job for such a difficult subject. The Royal Hawaiian Mint issued a Limited Numbered Edition of 500 one ounce .999 fine silver Proofs before the Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) Waikiki Dalas went into production. Each Proof was packaged in a special Waikiki Dala box. OIP was $39.00. RE: MINTLINE, FEBRUARY 1998 Learn More
  7. 1999 WAIKIKI DALA WITH SURFER & HULA DANCER

    1999 WAIKIKI DALA WITH SURFER & HULA DANCER

    $69.00

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    The 1999 Waikiki Dala - the 10th of the Dala series - traces its origins back to 1990, when the first "Honolulu Dala" was issued. The 1999 issue celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the Royal Hawaiian Mint that was founded in Ahualoa on the Big Island of Hawaii in 1974. The obverse features the 25th Anniversary design and the two images of Hawaii that are known worldwide: Surfing and Hula. On the left side of the obverse is a finely detailed surfer frozen at the moment of "catching the wave." Surfing originated with the ancient Hawaiians and was made famous by the legendary swimmer Duke Kahanamoku. In the early 1960's, surfing entered America's cultural mainstream when it became the subject of teenage oriented movies, television shows and pop music. It continues today, with international surfers coming to Hawaii's world famous surfing spots, like Waikiki Beach. On the right side of the obverse, a traditional hula dancer standing frozen as her hands and body tell a story of old Hawaii. Since the ancient Hawaiians had no written language, they used the hula and chants to hand down the legends, culture, customs and all aspects of Hawaiian life. The hula entered mainstream American culture when cruse ships began calling on Hawaii in the 1920's. Today, hula is the Official Dance of Hawaii. The 1999 Waikiki Dala features the classic view of the moon rising over Diamond Head, reflecting on Waikiki Beach. The vista fames the 25th anniversary dates 1974-1999. The 1999 Waikiki Dala contains one full ounce of .999 fine silver. OIP for the Proof Edition in a presentation case and certificate was $25.00 The OIP for the Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) edition in a red velvet bag with certificate was $15. RE: MINTLINE NOVEMBER 1999 Learn More
  8. 2010  HAPAUMI SILVER DALA COLLECTION

    2010 HAPAUMI SILVER DALA COLLECTION

    $89.00

    Temporarily Out of Stock

    The 2010 Hapaumi Silver Collection includes: King Kamehameha the Great who united the Hawaiian Island and became a true father to his people; King Kalakaua who is remembered as the “Merry Monarch” for his music, the Hawaiian Renaissance, Iolani Palace and issuing Hawaii’s only coinage; Queen Liliuokalani the much beloved last monarch of the Kingdom of Hawaii; Princess Kaiulani who was named “Heir Apparent” to the Royal Hawaiian Throne but died too early to rule and; Kamehameha the warrior who united the Hawaiian Islands after the Battle of Nuuanu in 1795. Learn More
  9. 2010 HULA DANCER SILVER WAIKIKI DALA

    2010 HULA DANCER SILVER WAIKIKI DALA

    $45.00

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    The 2010 Waikiki Hula Dala features a dancer as she presents a beautiful and rich cultural manifestation of Aloha. Long before the written word, Hawaiians created intricate dances to preserve their history for succeeding generations. Over time the dances have become cultural treasures. Today, the hula is enjoyed by residents, visitors and more international hula groups than in Hawaii. The reverse captures the romance of Waikiki Beach with the moonlight on the waves and Diamond Head in the background. You can almost feel the night air in the palm trees and the those memories that endear Hawaii to us all. Learn More
  10. 2010 IKI SILVER DALA COLLECTION

    2010 IKI SILVER DALA COLLECTION

    $39.00

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    The 2010 IKI Silver Collection includes: King Kamehameha the Great who united the Hawaiian Island and became a true father to his people; King Kalakaua who is remembered as the “Merry Monarch” for his music, the Hawaiian Renaissance, Iolani Palace and issuing Hawaii’s only coinage; Queen Liliuokalani the beloved last monarch of the Kingdom of Hawaii; Princess Kaiulani who was named “Heir Apparent” to the Royal Hawaiian Throne but died too early to rule and; Kamehameha the warrior who united the Hawaiian Islands, after the Battle of Nuuanu in 1795. Learn More

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