Why buy this 3-Piece 125th Anniversary Royal Hawaiian Mint King Kalakaua I Silver Proof Medal Set?
The stunning beauty and perceived laid back way of life of the Hawaiian islands make them a top attraction for tourists from around the world year in and year out. Although those alive today know it as a state, the islands had various forms of government over the centuries and were a unified kingdom for a while during the 1800s. That kingdom came to an end in 1893, when the US government overthrew the monarchy. Now, the Royal Hawaiian Mint is commemorating the 125th anniversary of the end of the Hawaiian monarch with this three piece set. Each piece was struck from one ounce of .999 fine silver. This set is one of just 1,000 minted.
Stunning Hawaiian Royal Designs
One of the three medals in the set honors King Kamehameha, the first king of the islands. He stands powerfully in an image that is based on a bronze and gold statue of him that stands in front of the state's Supreme Court. His image is flanked by vertical inscriptions that read, "KING KAMEHAMEHA" and "SOVEREIGN HAWAII." The reverse of the round features a traditional Hawaiian outrigger boat. It is encircled by rim inscriptions, including the state's motto in Hawaiian. That motto translates to "The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness." Also inscribed on this face are the medal's weight and purity.
The obverses of the other two coins feature, separately, Queen Liliuokalani and Princess Victoria Kaiulani. Their names and titles arch over their portraits, which are flanked by the anniversary dates, "1893" and "2018." These two proofs share a common reverse, which comes from the Hawaii dala. The dala was struck for the Kingdom of Hawaii by the US Mint, with which it traded on parity. "AKAHI DALA" and "ROYAL HAWAIIAN SILVER" are inscribed along the rim, while smaller inscriptions provide each medal's weight and purity.
Stunning GEM Proof with King Kamehameha Labels
Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) certified each of these coins as being in GEM Proof condition. The grading company provided those certifications on labels that bear an image of the statue of King Kamehameha on which the obverse of his medal is based.
Don't miss your chance to own this 3-Piece Royal Hawaiian Mint King Kalakaua I 125th Anniversary 1 oz Silver Proof Medal Set.
|Display Weight:||1 oz|
|Weight in Grams:||31.1035 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||1 oz|
|Obverse Design:||Bust of King Kalakaua I|
|Reverse Design:||Royal Hawaiian Kingdom Shield|