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. 1978 CAPTAIN COOK WITH KONA COAST BANK - COPPER

    1978 CAPTAIN COOK WITH KONA COAST BANK - COPPER

    $175.00

    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
  2. 1978 CAPTAIN COOK WITH KONA COAST BANK - COPPER/GOLD PLATED

    1978 CAPTAIN COOK WITH KONA COAST BANK - COPPER/GOLD PLATED

    $125.00

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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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