1984 25th Anniversary Hawaii Admission Day Queen Liliuokalani Dala
Mintage: 5500 including sets - Diameter 39mm - Number and quality on the edge 1 ounce .999 Fine Proof Silver Round.
OBVERSE: Portrait, LILIUOKALANI HAWAII
The beautiful Queen Liliuokalani obverse features the famous Huth Medal design of 1891.
REVERSE: ADMISSION DAY DALA, HAWAIIAN STATEHOOD, SILVER JUBILEE, AUGUST 12 1959 - 1984 with crest and ribbon.
These were packaged in a tamper proof capsule, a gift box with Royal Hawaiian Silver printed outer box and the original Certificate of Authenticity.
With the overwhelming success of the sold-out Statehood Issue within the first six months of 1984, the Mint created the Admission Day Dala to satisfy collector demand and celebrate the Silver Jubilee of Hawaii's Statehood.
The same obverse from the Statehood Dala with Queen Liliuokalani graces the Admission Day Dala. It was the Queen of Hawaii and her loyal Hawaiian citizens who bravely fought against fate to maintain the Kingdom of Hawaii. The reverse design commemorates the very day, August 21, 1959, that President Eisenhower signed the Act of Congress admitting Hawaii as the 50th State in the Union.and to go with DrDarryl's Dies1959 Hawaii Heraldic Art Medal
In 1959 The Hawaii medals were struck in 192 gr sterling at first but the US Treasury Dept forced the weight change to be 262 gr sterling. Some of the Hawaii medals were struck in the heavier weight.
This is the "Thin" Hawaii Statehood medal. One of the more desirable Heraldic medals in either weight. But the Hawaii "Thin" medal had a mintage of 4600 and the "Thick" had a mintage of 1200.
Three different medals were struck each year from 1959 to 1978 which makes a total of 60 medals in a complete set. The mintages were reported between 5000 and no more than 7000 but there is some info that some were significantly lower than 5000 and the silver boom of the late 70's and early 80's resulted in many being melted.1969 King Kamehameha Hawaii Bronze Medallic Art Co Medal
Kamehameha I was also known as Kamehameha the Great, he was the founder and first ruler of the Kingdom of Hawaii.
He had between 20 and 30 wives and had over 30 children.
"Ua mau ke ea o ka aina I ka pono" translates to "the life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness."