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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. 1982 KING KALAKAUA SILVER KALA DALA - FIRST DAY OF ISSUE

    1982 KING KALAKAUA SILVER KALA DALA - FIRST DAY OF ISSUE

    $180.00

    KALA DALA DAY - December 5, 1981: The first Champagne Party was in full swing when BVNH struck Hawaii's very first one ounce silver coin ever minted in Hawaii: the Kala Dala (Hawaiian for Silver Dollar). Although not known at the time, the Kala Dala was the first “Dala” of an annual issue that continues today. Friends, neighbors and collectors joined Bernard and Telle Presley for the first Mint party in the little town of Waimea on the Big Island of Hawaii. The Mint facility only measured 9 by 11 feet and the 600-ton coining press consumed most of the room. The small space and the sheer sound of the press prohibited most people to venture inside. To commemorate such a historic occasion, BVNH made a hallmark made out of a 16-penny nail and heat treated it in a bucket of water. He then hand-stamped the first 100 Kala Dalas with the "First Day of Issue" (FDI) stamp! The hundred Kala Dalas that featured King Kalakaua were sold for $13.50 each as quickly as BVNH could mint them. A total of 300 FDI's were minted that day. The Kala Dala was minted as a trial exercise in preparation for minting the Centennial Dala to commemorate the King Kalakaua Issue of 1883 - Hawaii's only coinage to circulate as legal tender. Learn More
  3. 1986 IOLANI PALACE JUBILEE SILVER MEDAL

    1986 IOLANI PALACE JUBILEE SILVER MEDAL

    $85.00

    One hundred years ago, King David Kalakaua celebrated his 50th birthday Jubilee at the beautiful Iolani Palace, his Royal Residence in Honolulu. The scene of many festive occasions, lolani Palace remains popular with residents and visitors alike, and occupies a very significant place in Hawaiian history. The 1986 Jubilee Centennial Medal is 27mm in diameter and features an exact replica of the medal Kalakaua struck for his 50th birthday Celebration in November 1886. The obverse of the Jubilee Centennial Medal features King Kalakaua. The reverse, dated 1986, features a very fine engraving of lolani Palace commemorating the Jubilee Celebration. The Hawaiian Mint was honored to be commissioned by the Friends of lolani Palace to mint their Jubilee Medal. Initial minting consisted of 200 limited numbered Gold Proof Sets for $625 in a Koa wood case and a Limited Numbered Edition of 500 Proof .999 Fine Silver Medals for $30 each. RE: MINTLINE VOL 2 NO 2 Learn More
  4. 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
  5. 1986 KING KAMEHAMEHA SILVER HAWAII  DALA

    1986 KING KAMEHAMEHA SILVER HAWAII DALA

    $69.00

    In January 1986 The Hawaiian Mint declared bankruptcy under circumstances beyond its control. Later in the year, it issued one last coin to pay off its creditors - the first Hawaii Dala to feature Kamehameha the Great, who more than any other person in Hawaiian history exemplifies the essence of Hawaii’s greatness. In commemoration of Hawaii's greatest ruler, the 1986 Hawaii Dala features the great statue of King Kamehameha that is located across King Street from lolani Palace. The iconic Kamehameha statue is the symbol for both unification and aloha for which Kamehameha was master of both. He turned Hawaii towards peace after he united the Hawaiian Islands through conquest in 1810. The obverse die was meticulously created from this popular statue to capture every fine detail. The reverse die dated 1986 features the quote: He more than any other person in Hawaiian history exemplifies the essence of Hawaii’s greatness. The stunning "proof" one ounce .999 fine silver 1986 Hawaii Dala was limited to 500 coins. Each Dala was individually numbered on the edge with "1 oz. 999 fine silver" so as not to distract from the design. The original issue price was $29 each, packaged in a velvet bag with a certificate of authenticity. RE: MINTLINE NOVEMBER 1986 - BANKRUPTCY ISSUE Learn More
  6. 1987 HO'OLAKO SILVER DALA

    1987 HO'OLAKO SILVER DALA

    $79.00

    Ho’olako! To all who lived in Hawaii and to those who have never visited – we are enriched for Hawaii is enriching! 1987 was the Year of the Hawaiian. The year to "Celebrate and commemorate the Hawaiian culture.” The 1987 Ho'olako Dala was designated "The Official Coin" by Tommy Kaulukukui and the Ho'olako Committee. The design is an exciting example of contemporary Hawaiian art that symbolizes the birth of Hawaii - Born of Wakea (Sky) and Papa (Earth) the design was created by noted artist Ms. Momi Cazimero. Since only a few collectors were able to get the “Kamehameha the Great” obverse design in 1986, it was fittingly chosen as the obverse for the 1987 Ho’olako Dala - Year of the Hawaiian. The First 1000 Silver Ho’olako Dalas were numbered and were reserved exclusively for MintLine collectors at the original issue price of $29 each. A few Gold Ho'olako Dalas were numbered and presented in handcrafted Koa wood cases with a Certificate of Authentic for $995.00. And a miniature 17mm 18 karat Gold Ho’olako Dala with King Kalakaua or Queen Liliuokalani obverse was also available as a jewelry pendant for $139. RE: MINTLINE MAY 1987 RE: MINTLINE OCTOBER 1987 Learn More
  7. 1988 KAMEHAMEHA SCHOOLS & BISHOP ESTATE CENTENNIAL WITH CHARLES REED BISHOP

    1988 KAMEHAMEHA SCHOOLS & BISHOP ESTATE CENTENNIAL WITH CHARLES REED BISHOP

    $125.00

    Charles Reed Bishop was honored as the man most responsible for the founding of Kamehameha Schools/Bishop Estate.* The Bishop Coin completed the Bishop Estate Centennial Set of three coins, dated 1986, 1987 and 1988 As Bernice Pauahi Bishop's husband, Mr. Bishop organized Bernice’s will that founded Kamehameha Schools and Bishop Estate. He also founded Bishop & Co., the first chartered bank in the Kingdom and the second oldest bank west of the Rocky Mountains. Today it is the First Hawaiian Bank. He financed the first electric company, the telephone company and much of the development that is still dominant in Honolulu today. The third in a series of three commemorative coins, was observed with a special ceremony held at the Royal Hawaiian Mint. The Charles Reed Bishop coin completes the three-year celebration that included the Bernice Pauahi Bishop three coin set and the Kamehameha three coin set that commemorated the centennial of Kamehameha Schools & Bishop Estate just as Papa Lyman wished. The obverse features Charles Reed Bishop "Hawaii’s forgotten man," the Estate/School name, anniversary dedication and School motto: IMUA (FORWARD!) The reverse features Bishop Hall, the Schools' first building that was built by Mr. Bishop. The Limited Numbered Edition of gold and silver coins each weigh a one ounce of .999 fine gold or silver in the full 39mm Dala size. The original issue of the Bishop coin was $950 for gold, $39 for silver and $15 for bronze. Each coin was packaged in a custom booklet with a 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 RE: MINTLINE OCTOBER 1988 Learn More
  8. 1988 KING KAMEHAMEHA  HAWAII SILVER DALA

    1988 KING KAMEHAMEHA HAWAII SILVER DALA

    $59.00

    Temporarily Out of Stock

    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
  9. 1989 KING KALAKAUA GOLD HSNA MEDAL

    1989 KING KALAKAUA GOLD HSNA MEDAL

    $225.00

    Temporarily Out of Stock

    In honor of the annual Honolulu Coin Show in 1989, the Mint issued 65 one twentieth ounce, 13mm gold HSNA commemorative for the Hawaii State Numismatic Association. The obverse featured King Kalakaua dated 1989 and the reverse simply stated: HSNA, .9999 FINE GOLD and 1989. PRIVATE ISSUE - NOT PREVIUOSLY OFFERED FOR SALE Learn More
  10. 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

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