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. 1977 MADAME PELE WITH VOLCANO ISLAND BANK AND AU21/2GR - COPPER

    1977 MADAME PELE WITH VOLCANO ISLAND BANK AND AU21/2GR - COPPER

    $725.00

    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

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