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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. 1994 PRINCESS KAIULANI AKAHI SILVER DALA

    1994 PRINCESS KAIULANI AKAHI SILVER DALA

    $79.00

    The beautiful “Heir Apparent, Princess Kaiulani” was commemorated on the obverse of the 1994 Akahi Dala. The reverse features the Hawaiian Coat of Arms and the legend: ROYAL HAWAIIAN SILVER and AKAHI DALA. The OIP for the proof .999 silver was $39.00. RE: MINTLINE OCTOBER, 1994 Learn More
  2. 1995 KUAPAPA MO'I 200TH ANNIVERARY SILVER DALA

    1995 KUAPAPA MO'I 200TH ANNIVERARY SILVER DALA

    $95.00

    Temporarily Out of Stock

    For every nation, there is a pivotal event that changes the course of its history. The defeat of the Spanish Armada was the beginning of the solidification of the British empire. The end of the Civil War was the watershed event that led to America's ascendancy to a global power. For the Hawaiian people, it was the unification of the islands by King Kamehameha I. In 1795, Kamehameha met the combined fleets of Oahu and Kauai in a showdown naval engagement in Lahaina Bay. The cannon of the Fair American devastated the enemy fleet in what became known as "The Battle of the Red-Mouthed Gun". In the Spring of 1795, he landed a force of 8,000 to 12,000 men in 800 Koa canoes that stretched from Waikiki Beach to what is now Pearl Harbor. The warriors of Oahu fought with the grim determination of men striving to save their hearths and homes from an invader, but Kamehameha's forces were irresistible. They pushed the army of Oahu to the head of the Nuuanu Valley, just behind present-day Honolulu. By force of arms, Kamehameha gathered the people of the islands into a single Kingdom. For this, he is remembered. He held the colonial powers of Europe at bay. For this, he is honored. He imported Western products and techniques to raise his people's standard of living. For this he is loved. His enlightened leadership transformed ancient traditions into a modern code of just laws. For this, he is called "The Great". His victory at Nuuana Pali in 1795 effectively marked the end of Kamehameha's 13 year struggle to unify the Hawaiian people. As wise in peace as he was ruthless in war, he increased the production of food and established a code of justice. He maintained a conservative respect for the old traditions, yet welcomed every civilized innovation that would advance the welfare of his people. His plan was to amass so much power that he would never have to use it. He succeeded. RE:MINTLINE MARCH, 1995 Learn More
  3. 1996  KING KAMEHAMEHA AKAHI SILVER DALA

    1996 KING KAMEHAMEHA AKAHI SILVER DALA

    $69.00

    The 1996 Kamehameha Silver Dala features his famous statue that is prominently displayed in front of Iolani Palace in downtown Honolulu. Kamehameha the Great is honored throughout Hawaii for uniting the Hawaiian Islands in 1795. He proved to be a wise and gifted ruler who became a true father to his people. Kamehameha exemplified the essence of Hawaii's greatness. Learn More
  4. 1996  KING KAMEHAMEHA SOVEREIGN SILVER WAIKIKI DALA

    1996 KING KAMEHAMEHA SOVEREIGN SILVER WAIKIKI DALA

    $59.00

    Temporarily Out of Stock

    The 1996 Kamehameha Waikiki Dala was featured as a Christmas Special “that even old Scrooge could find affordable. It was also the perfect way to commemorate your vacation in paradise or to mark some other special event of the past year. OIP for the one ounce .999 fine silver dala was only $15 each with gift bag and certificate. RE: MINTLINE NOVEMBER 1996 Learn More
  5. 1996 QUEEN LILIUOKALANI MAHALO DALA IN COPPER

    1996 QUEEN LILIUOKALANI MAHALO DALA IN COPPER

    $39.00

    On many occasions, the Mint produced items that were only available or used at the Mint. One such item was the 1996 Mahalo Dala with Queen Lilioukalani in golden bronze that was free with purchase or as the daily special. The obverse featured the Queen and was dated 1996. The reverse featured the Hawaiian Coat of Arms and ROYAL HAWAIIAN MINT and MAHALO DALA. Such an items normally retailed for $5.00 to $10 depending on subject matter and availability. Learn More
  6. 1997 KAMEHAMEHA SCHOOL SR. CLASS SILVER COIN

    1997 KAMEHAMEHA SCHOOL SR. CLASS SILVER COIN

    $69.00

    The Kamehameha Schools Graduating Class of 1997 liked the Class Coin of 1995 and commissioned the Mint to produce a 1997 Class Coin. Again after much discussion and many meeting with members of the Senior Class and their parents, the Mint finalized the plans for a 39mm one ounce .999 fine silver coin that was only available to members of the Class of 97. The Class representatives choose the Kamehameha statue that was featured on the 1987 KS/BE 100th anniversary commemorative for the obverse that featured IMUA, (FORWARD) the school motto, HAWAII and the 1997 date. The reverse featured one of the classic Hawaiian quilt designs for the central theme and the ledged: GRADUATING CLASS OF 1997, HONOLULU, HAWAII. The Class Coin was very popular and reserved for only members of the Graduating Class of 1995. PRIVATE ISSUE - NOT PREVIUOSLY OFFERED FOR SALE Learn More
  7. 1997 KING KALAKAUA HALF OUNCE PLATINUM PUELA

    1997 KING KALAKAUA HALF OUNCE PLATINUM PUELA

    $1,200.00

    1997 was indeed the Mint’s platinum year when it issued the Royal Hawaiian Platinum Puela Set named in honor of the Puela. The Puela is the center most element of the Royal Crest of the Kingdom of Hawaii, which is the central most element of the Kingdom’s Royal Coat of Arms. The Puela occupies the important central position because the “Puela” was the pennant that flew from the top of the reigning Chief or King’s outrigger as a symbol of authority. As such the Puela is a highly revered symbol of the Kingdom of Hawaii and a fitting name for the Royal Hawaiian Platinum Set. Then as BVNH was concluding the most demanding minting of his 25 year career as Mintmaster, he noticed that a few extra half ounce planchets had not been minted. Quickly, he re-polished the dies, set up the press and minted the last few remaining planchets. Today, those 1997 Half Ounce Platinum Puelas with King Kalakaua are the last specimens from the Royal Hawaiian Puela Platinum Set. First time sold as a single coin. Learn More
  8. 1998 KING KAMEHAMEHA KALA MO'I SILVER PROOF

    1998 KING KAMEHAMEHA KALA MO'I SILVER PROOF

    $79.00

    Temporarily Out of Stock

    The design of the 1993 Kamehameha Sovereign proved so popular that the Mint re-issued it in 1998. The obverse featured the famous statue of Kamehameha that was so revered that the Mint never featured it on any issues until the 1993 Kamehameha Overthrow/Sovereign commemorative, almost twenty years after the Mint was founded! Beneath his feet, the date 1998, symbolizes Kamehameha’s achievements that still live in the hearts of the Hawaiian people, a century after the Kingdom of Hawaii was overthrown. The Kala Mo’i reverse features a contemporary heraldic design of ancient symbols. The canoe symbolizes the arrival of the Hawaiians, from the past and into the future and with Kamehameha's war god, Ka'ilimoku, at the bow, the Palaoa of the ALII (royalty) astern an the KAHILI with crossed spears inside the five sided PUELA, the ancient banner was flown from the highest reigning chief's canoe as an emblem of authority. The Kala Mo’i reverse design is a legendary modern numismatic icon. NOT PREVIUOSLY OFFERED FOR SALE Learn More
  9. 2000 DISCOVERERS 2000TH ANNIVERSARY SILVER DALA

    2000 DISCOVERERS 2000TH ANNIVERSARY SILVER DALA

    $89.00

    One day 2,000 years ago, a small sail appeared on the vast horizon. Now the uninhabited islands would be complete. Now there were people to see just how beautiful they were. The people came ashore and thought they were in paradise so they named it Hawaii that meant nirvana in their language. Until recently it was believed that Hawaii was first discovered about 1500 years ago. But the latest carbon dating tests conclusively show the Hawaiian Islands were first discovered about the same time as the Magi were following the Christmas Star to Bethlehem. The Wise Men had only one star to guide them, but the Polynesians, the true discoverers of Hawaii, had a sky full of stars. No other people in the world were as skillful navigators as they. Yet even their skills and physical endurance were strained to the limit by the long, arduous journey to the most remote islands in the world. To their new home, Hawaii. To celebrate the 2,000th anniversary of the Discovery of Hawaii, the Royal Hawaiian Mint has taken special care to preserve and perpetuates the rich artistic and cultural heritage of the Hawaiian people that has been the Mint's mission for a quarter century. The commemorative obverse features the portraits of "kane" (man) and "wahine" (woman) based on real life drawings made by John Webber, the official artist who accompanied Captain James Cook when he discovered Hawaii in 1778. Both portraits faithfully reproduce the fine detail in Webber's original work, which are now preserved in Honolulu's famed Bishop Museum. Webber recorded with painstaking accuracy how the Hawaiians appeared at the time of first European contact, decades before the missionaries and sailors brought Western influences to these islands. Surely the people who made the campfire 2000 years ago looked very much like the couple Webber sketched and the Mint reproduced on the stunning silver 2000th anniversary commemorative. Equal attention and care was devoted to the reverse design that symbolizes the discovery. Note the fine lines in the maile leaves that form the inner circle. The fragrant maile lei is especially appropriate as it is often worn to commemorate events and festive celebrations according to Hawaiian legends. The discoverers’ seagoing canoe is an authentic reproduction. Carefully examine the fine lines of the sails and thatched roof of the cabin, the ripple of the waves and the plume of ashen smoke pouring from the erupting volcano and you can begin to appreciate that this handsome commemorative is a work of art in itself as the dies were produced from intricate hand-sculptured masters. The OIP was $32 for the one ounce 999 fine silver proof. RE: MINTLINE NOVEMBER 1999 Learn More
  10. 2004 DISCOVERERS SILVER $10 DALA

    2004 DISCOVERERS SILVER $10 DALA

    $320.00

    In 2004, Royal Hawaiian Mint commemorated its 30th Anniversary with the unique issue of a six dala set utilizing the Mint’s six “Royal Designs.” The 2004 Ten Dala Set was unique because it featured a dollar sign denomination on the reverse for the first time. While many RHM issues have the “dala” denomination, none had a dollar sign value until 2004. In addition to the six classic “Royal” designs and the $10 Dala reverse with the Kingdom of Hawaii Royal Coat-of-Arms, the issue was also unique because none of the 50 dalas of each design were ever sold. Bernard gave the 30 complete custom packaged sets to friends when he visited Hawaii in 2004 and the most of the 20 singles of each design were used as tips and give aways when he visited Hawaii. Few of the 2004 Ten Dala issue survive in original mint condition. Learn More

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