Royal Hawaiian Mint

Original Mint Masterpieces Since 1974

Original Issues

Original Issues

The Original Issues commemorate the three historic figures that interacted to unite Hawaii and establish the Kingdom of Hawaii. Two centuries ago, while Kamehameha was unifying the Hawaii Islands, a lava flow by Madame Pele, the volcano Goddess, aided Kamehameha to win an important battle and Captain James Cook, the enlightened British who discoverer of the Hawaiian Island, discussed military tactics with Kamehameha when he stayed overnight onboard his ship, the Resolution. These historic events inspired the Original Issues and were the sole mintage for the first six years of the Mint. The packaging for the original issues - minted in Hawaii from unique hand engraved dies - is equally exquisite with miniature booklets, triangular wood plaques and Koa wood frames.

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  1. 1976 KING KAMEHAMEHA WITH THE HAWAIIAN MINT - COPPER/ANTIQUED

    1976 KING KAMEHAMEHA WITH THE HAWAIIAN MINT - COPPER/ANTIQUED

    $50.00

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    Kamehameha, more than any other person in the history of the Hawaiian people, exemplifies the essence of Hawaii's greatness. Kamehameha, the first King of Hawaii, united the Hawaiian Islands with a flotilla of schooners, cannons and white men in 1795. Blessed in battle by Madame Pele, the Volcano Goddess, Kamehameha was the only Hawaiian to stay overnight aboard Captain Cook’s ship and the first Hawaiian to accept gold and silver coins for exchange. He was a true father of his people and maintained a conservative respect for the old traditions. His plan was to amass so much power that he would never use any of it. He succeeded. Learn More
  2. 1976 KING KAMEHAMEHA WITH THE HAWAIIAN MINT - COPPER/GOLD PLATED

    1976 KING KAMEHAMEHA WITH THE HAWAIIAN MINT - COPPER/GOLD PLATED

    $75.00

    Kamehameha, more than any other person in the history of the Hawaiian people, exemplifies the essence of Hawaii's greatness. Kamehameha, the first King of Hawaii, united the Hawaiian Islands with a flotilla of schooners, cannons and white men in 1795. Blessed in battle by Madame Pele, the Volcano Goddess, Kamehameha was the only Hawaiian to stay overnight aboard Captain Cook’s ship and the first Hawaiian to accept gold and silver coins for exchange. He was a true father of his people and maintained a conservative respect for the old traditions. His plan was to amass so much power that he would never use any of it. He succeeded. Learn More
  3. 1977 MADAME PELE WITH THE HAWAIIAN MINT - COPPER/ANTIQUED

    1977 MADAME PELE WITH THE HAWAIIAN MINT - COPPER/ANTIQUED

    $50.00

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    According to old Hawaiian legends, Pele came to the Island of Hawaii - a giant land - to live in peace of fiery outbursts. "Pele" came to mean the Goddess of Fire, a volcano, or any lava eruption. Pele was often pictured as a strange woman with a warm heart and a fiery temper. She is the virulent woman of flame - the symbol of youth, beauty and lore. One who's lava intervened to help Kamehameha in one of his many battles to unite The Hawaiian Islands. In recent times, Madame Pele - the world's most active volcano goddess - has erupted in the Kilauea Volcano and snow-capped Mauna Loa, the world's largest volcano. Learn More
  4. 1978 CAPTAIN COOK WITH THE HAWAIIAN MINT - COPPER/GOLD PLATED

    1978 CAPTAIN COOK WITH THE HAWAIIAN MINT - COPPER/GOLD PLATED

    $75.00

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    At his birth in 1728, James Cook had poor prospects of receiving high tributes. His schooling ended at 12. He volunteered for the British navy late and served as a commissioned officer for only ten years. Yet in those ten years, Captain James Cook discovered the cure for scurvy and lead three great voyages: Twice around the world in the "Endeavour" from 1768 to 1771, covering the entire South Pacific Ocean, charted every major landfall and spoke Polynesian. In 1776, Cook returned to the Pacific Ocean in the Resolution on his third volurage and discovered The Hawaiian Islands on January 20, 1778. Learn More

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