I knew there was an error version of this medal so I did a quick search and found this post which I copied and pasted.
Very cool medals by Medallic Art Company. They made them right about the time Alaska & Hawaii were admitted as states. They were issued in bronze, silver and in gold!! Here's one of the gold Hawaii examples on Heritage...
I also saw one of the gold ones at a Goldberg auction a couple of years ago. Very neat!!
Also, the Hawaii medal was initially issued with an error spelling the westernmost island "NII HAU." It appears you have the corrected version spelling it "NIIHAU."
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