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Hawaii Statehood Medal Design Type Set

Category:  Token & Medals
Last Modified:  12/23/2014
Set Description



This NGC®Registry set celebrates the admission of the Territory of Hawai'i as the 50th State of the United States of America.This Hawai'i Statehood Medals Design Type Set introduces five medal designs that commemorate Hawai'i as the 50th State of the United States of America.

On August 21, 1959, Hawai'i joined the United States of America as its 50th State. To commemorate Hawaii's statehood, several companies designed and struck medals for this rare historic event.

The criteria for the inclusion in this collection of Hawai'i Statehood Medal Design Type Set
  1. Medal must commemorate the Statehood of Hawai'i
  2. Medal must be issued for the occasion (struck in 1959 or immediately thereafter)
  3. Medal must showcase a unique design (metal, error type and other distinguishing attributes are not considered)
  4. Medal must be struck in the United States of America
  5. Medal must be made available to the public for the occasion
Under these criteria there are five Hawai'i Statehood Medal designs:
    Type 1 - The Medallic Art Company Medal Design
  • Type 2 - The Heraldic Art Company Medal Design
  • Type 3 - The G&G Distributors Medal Design
  • Type 4 - The Salvation Army Fund Medal Design
  • Type 5 - The Mishler Medal Design
SOURCES

Set Goals

The goal of this NGC®Registry Hawai'i Statehood Medal Design Type Set is to share the rich Hawai'i Statehood history in numismatics by possessing and displaying a high grade specimen of each of the five Hawai'i Statehood Medal Designs that commemorate the statehood of Hawai'i.

Slot Name
Origin/Country
Item Description
Full Grade
Owner Comments
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View Coin Type 1 - The Medallic Art Company Medal Design United States Hawaii 1959 Sterling Silver 63.5mm 1959 SILVER HAWAII STATEHOOD 2MS-2a #26 NGC MS 66 The island of Niihau is misspelled (space between the second "I" and "H"). The serial number is #26.

2MS-2a (serial number 26). This is an oversized medal (63.5 mm).
29,599 struck in Bronze
1,043 struck in Sterling Silver with NII HAU error
1,957 struck in Sterling Silver with NIIHAU spelled correctly
154 struck in Sterling Silver without edge number
58 struck in Gold
View Coin Type 2 - The Heraldic Art Company Medal Design UNITED STATES Hawaii Statehood Silver SC50C 1959 SILVER HAWAII STATEHOOD - THIN HERALDIC ART MEDAL 2MS-4 HERALDIC ART MEDAL NGC MS 68 2MS-4 as attributed in Hawaiian Money: Standard Catalog, 2nd ed.
4,600 struck in Sterling Silver (2.18 mm planchet illegally same size as US 50c)
1,200 struck in Sterling Silver (3 mm planchet)
36, struck in Gold (2.18 mm planchet)

Planchet
Planchet Variety 1 is 2.18 mm silver planchet
Planchet Variety 2 is 2.18 mm gold planchet
Planchet Variety 3 is 3.0 mm silver planchet

Planchet Striking
Planchet Striking Variety 1 is die set-up for coin striking. Available with 2.18 mm silver, 2.18 mm gold, and 3.0 mm silver planchets.
Planchet Striking Variety 2 is dies set-up for medal striking. Only available with 3.0 mm silver planchet.

Volcano Obverse Design
Volcano Obverse Design Variety 1 is low volcano obverse design. Available with 2.18 mm silver, 2.18 mm gold, and 3.0 mm silver planchets.
Volcano Obverse Design Variety 2 is high volcano obverse design. Only available with 3.0 mm silver planchet.

View Coin Type 3 - The G&G Distributors Medal Design UNITED STATES Hawaii Statehood Nickel-Silver SC$1 1959 HI HK-547 HAWAII FLAG DAY DOLLAR HAWAII STATEHOOD 2MS-7 FLAG DAY DOLLAR NGC MS 65 2MS-7 as attributed in Hawaiian Money: Standard Catalog, 2nd ed.
Unknown number struck (estimated to be substantial)
View Coin Type 4 - The Salvation Army Fund Medal Design UNITED STATES Hawaii Statehood Nickel-Silver SC$1 1959 HI HK-548 SALVATION ARMY DOLLAR HAWAII STATEHOOD 2MS-8 HAWAII STATEHOOD NGC MS 66 2MS-8 as attributed in Hawaiian Money: Standard Catalog, 2nd ed.
10,000 struck in Brass
725 struck in Nickel-Silver
12 struck in Gold (10K)
8 struck in Aluminum
View Coin Type 5 - The Mishler Medal Design UNITED STATES Hawaii Statehood Nickel-Silver SC$1 1959 AK-HI HK-534 ALASKA-HAWAII STATEHOOD 2MS-12 NO.308 NGC MS 64 2MS-12 as attributed in Hawaiian Money: Standard Catalog, 2nd ed.
500 struck in Nickel-Silver
314 struck in Aluminum
250 struck in Bright Copper
250 struck in Oxidized Copper
250 struck in Bright Bronze
250 struck in Oxidized Bronze
100 struck in Sterling Silver
25 struck in Rose Gold (10K)
11 struck in Antique Green Bronze (Alaska uniface)
11 struck in Antique Green Bronze (Hawaii uniface)

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