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    1886 King Kalakaua Birthday Medalet
    AU Details, 'School Money'
    Medcalf 2RM-13

    1886 Medal Kalakaua Birthday -- Mount Removed -- PCGS Genuine. AU Details. Medcalf 2RM-13. This rare silver medalet is approximately the diameter of a half dime, and bears a portrait of King Kalakaua similar to that seen on the 1883 coinage. The medalet celebrates the 50th birthday of the king on November 16, 1886. The reverse shows a four-line inscription in Hawaiian that approximately translates as HOLIDAY MONEY FOR USE IN THE SCHOOLS. The surfaces are primarily slate-gray with glimpses of charcoal patina. According to Medcalf, these Jubilee medals were worn from a ribbon, possibly explaining the former presence of a mount, although no mount is readily apparent on this piece.

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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