2014 KING KAMEHAMEHA, MADAME PELE AND CAPTAIN COOK - SILVER DALA SET
TWO CENTURIES AGO Three historic figures interacted to unite the Hawaiian Islands: KING KAMEHAMEHA, First King of Hawaii 1753 - 1819 Kamehameha, the first King of Hawaii, united the Hawaiian Islands with a flotilla of schooners, cannons and white men in 1795. Blessed in battle by Madame Pele, the Volcano Goddess, Kamehameha was the only Hawaiian to stay overnight aboard Captain Cook’s ship and the first Hawaiian to accept gold and silver coins for exchange. He was a true father of his people and maintained a conservative respect for the old traditions. MADAME PELE, The Volcano Goddess of Fire, Honored and Respected in Hawaiian Legends 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. CAPTAIN JAMES COOK, One of the Greatest and Most Enlightened Western Discoverers, 1728 - 1779 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 voyage and discovered The Hawaiian Islands on January 20, 1778.
Obverses: Portraits, KAMEHAMEHA I, HAWAII; MADAME PELE, GODDESS OF FIRE, HAWAII; CAPT. JAMES COOK, DISCOVERER, THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS 1778. Common reverse: Hawaiian flag, volcano, Tiki,TWO CENTURIES AGO THREE HISTORIC FIGURES INTERACTED TO UNITE HAWAII, HAWAII DALA, 2014, OUNCE OUNCE .999 SILVER, RHM. Packaged in tamper proof capsules in a wooden box with Certificate of Authenticity. Limited Edition. Mintage: 100
|Obverse||Portraits, KAMEHAMEHA I, HAWAII; MADAME PELE, GODDESS OF FIRE, HAWAII; CAPT. JAMES COOK, DISCOVERER, THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS 1778.|
|Reverse||Hawaiian flag, volcano, Tiki,TWO CENTURIES AGO THREE HISTORIC FIGURES INTERACTED TO UNITE HAWAII, HAWAII DALA, 2014, OUNCE OUNCE .999 SILVER, RHM.|
|Packaging||Packaged in tamper proof capsules in a beautiful wooden box with Certificate of Authenticity. Limited Edition.|
|Metal||.999 Fine Silver|