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Royal Issues

Royal Issues

The Royal Issues feature King Kalakaua, Queen Liliuokalani and Princess Kaiulani. From Iolani Palace to the pageantry of the Kingdom of Hawaii with its silver coinage by King Kalakaua in 1883, the Royal Issues commemorate the most important events of the Hawaiian Kingdom in medallic art. From the stunning detail in the King Kalakaua, Queen Liliuokalani and Princess Kaiulani Gold five coin sets to the original Gold Crown design and the Platinum Puela by the Mint, the Royal Issues testify to the unique beauty of the Hawaiian coinage by the Royal Hawaiian Mint.

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  1. 1982 KING KALAKAUA SILVER  KALA DALA

    1982 KING KALAKAUA SILVER KALA DALA

    $89.00

    A full year before the centennial of the King Kalakaua coinage of 1883, BVNH was already planning to do an outstanding job on the upcoming Centennial Dala. The Kala Dala was created to work out any minting problems for the Mint’s first major 39mm size issue in preparation for minting a fantastic Silver Centennial Dala and the Hawaii Gold Crown of original design. In so doing, quite a collectors' piece was created. RE: MINTLINE OCTOBER 1987 Learn More
  2. 1986 KAMEHAMEHA SCHOOLS & BISHOP ESTATE CENTENNIAL WITH KAMEHAMEHA

    1986 KAMEHAMEHA SCHOOLS & BISHOP ESTATE CENTENNIAL WITH KAMEHAMEHA

    $125.00

    The Kamehameha Schools/Bishop Estate* issued three commemorative coin sets to commemorate the centennial of its founding: the issues featured: Kamehameha, the School’s namesake in 1986, Bernice Pauahi Bishop, the School’s founder in 1987 and Charles Reed Bishop, Pauahi’s husband and the School’s financial architect in 1988. The three coin commemorative collection was first conceived by Mr. Richard Lyman, the 84-year-old President of the Board of Trustees for Bishop Estate and inspired by Dr. Donald Mitchell, the Schools' 50 year scholar and reknown author. The three-year Centennial commenced with a Special Mint Ceremony at the Royal Hawaiian Mint with the Board of Bishop Estate Trustees, the Governor and Lt. Governor of Hawaii, the Chief Justice of the Hawaii Supreme Court and special guests who minted their own gold and silver coins on Founder's Day, December 19, 1986. The Kamehameha Coin honors the Schools' namesake and Bernice Pauahi Bishop’s great-grandfather, Kamehameha the Great, who united the Hawaiian Islands under one kingdom in 1810 and bequest his entire estate to Mrs. Bishop. The obverse features a beautifully engraved bust of Kamehameha from a live watercolor painting by the French painter Louis Choris. The extremely well- detailed engraving is complete with the Estate/School name, anniversary motto and IMUA (FORWARD!), the Kamehameha battle cry and School’s motto. The reverse features the Hawaiian Islands and quotes Kamehameha’s last words spoken on May 8, 1819; "E 'oni wale no 'oukou i ku'u pono...” (“Endless is the good I have given you to enjoy…”) The Limited Numbered Edition in gold and silver each weigh a full ounce of .999 fine gold or silver in the 39mm commemorative Dala size. The 1986 Kamehameha Coin was $950 in gold, $39 in silver and $15 for bronze. Each Dala was packaged in a custom booklet with certificate of authenticity and story by Dr. Mitchell. * Kamehameha Schools/Bishop Estate, founded in 1887 by the estate of Bernice Pauahi Bishop, is rooted in the aina (land) - the heart of Hawaiian life. Since its founding, this "State Treasure" has grown dramatically and today is Hawaii's largest land owner whose educational programs and rich traditions touch the lives of thousands of individuals in Hawaii. RE: MINTLINE MAY 1987 RE: MINTLINE OCTOBER 1987 Learn More
  3. 1988 KING KAMEHAMEHA  HAWAII SILVER DALA

    1988 KING KAMEHAMEHA HAWAII SILVER DALA

    $59.00

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    The obverse of the 1988 Hawaii Dala features a bold new portrait inspired by the King Kamehameha the Great statue - Hawaii's most famous statue that stands across King Street from lolani Palace in downtown Honolulu. The reverse features a Hawaiian temple that was used by the Hawaiian Alii (Royality) and Kamehameha before he began his conquest that unified The Hawaiian Islands. The 1988 Dala, the third in the annual Silver Dala issue, is extremely will minted in outstanding PROOFLIKE condition. Each Dala was packaged in a flipette with a certificate of authenticity. The Issue was limited to 10,000 but less than 4,000 were sold before the deadline of December 31, 1988 for $15.95 each. MINTLINE OCTOBER 1988 Learn More
  4. 1990 KAMEHAMEHA HONOLULU DALA COUNTERSTRUCK WITH  LILIUOKALANI

    1990 KAMEHAMEHA HONOLULU DALA COUNTERSTRUCK WITH LILIUOKALANI

    $159.00

    June 9, 1990 was Kamehameha Day Weekend - a very special holiday in Hawaii – and an even more special as it marked another milestone as the Royal Hawaiian Mint opened its new facility in Honolulu. The Mint located to the historic King Kalakaua Building at King & Kalakaua in the old Kamaaina section of Honolulu. The minting operation was open and you could stand just six feet from the Mintmaster and actually see the King's coins being minted right before your eyes. Special minting exhibitions were performed at 10 AM and 2 PM every weekday. RHM is the only private mint on exhibition in the world! The Mint Museum also displays the heritage of Hawaiian coinage and a wide coins, currency and medals from around the world. To commemorate the Mint’s Grand Opening on Kamehameha Day Weekend, the Honolulu Dala with King Kamehameha on the obverse and Diamond Head on the reverse was counter-stamped with special 13 mm dies. The obverse counter-stamp featured Queen Lilioukalani from the 1990 Royal Hawaiian Gold Issue and the reverse counter-stamp bears the legend, "Royal Hawaiian Mint - Grand Opening – 6.9.90 - Honolulu." OIP was $19.95 in a deluxe presentation box with a Certificate of Authenticity. RE: INVITATION TO GRAND OPENING JUNE 1990 Learn More
  5. 1992 ST. ANDREWS CATHEDRAL 125TH ANNIVERSARY SILVER PROOF

    1992 ST. ANDREWS CATHEDRAL 125TH ANNIVERSARY SILVER PROOF

    $89.00

    1992 marked the 125th anniversary of the founding of St. Andrew Episcopal Cathedral. After King Kamehameha IV, who donated the land died suddenly, his wife, Queen Emma, raised the money for the magnificent stone church that is located in downtown Honolulu, next to the Governor's mansion. The obverse features the first duo engravings of Queen Emma and an original computer generated portrait of King Kamehameha IV as no profile photo exists. The reverse features a majestic image of St. Andrews Cathedral with exacting detail. RE: MINTLINE OCTOBER 1992 Learn More

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