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    1891(93) Queen Liliuokalani Huth Medal in Silver
    Strongly Contrasted PR64 Deep Cameo
    Medcalf 2MH-1

    1891(93) MEDAL Reginald Huth, Queen Liliuokalani Dala Medal, PR64 Deep Cameo PCGS. Medcalf 2MH-1. The obverse features the last queen of Hawaii, Liliuokalani. Huth medals were privately struck for Reginald Huth. The Medcalf reference is clear on this point: "They were not patterns or intended for circulation as coins. The were struck for Huth's private collection and given as gifts to some friends and admirers of the Royalty." As such, this series has to be among the rarest (and costliest) of all medals. The designs were clearly made to imitate coins. The obverse has a portrait of the queen as the central figure with LILIUKANLANI / DEI GRATIA around the margin. The reverse has the design that is similar (but slightly different) on each of these pieces with a focus on the Hawaiian Islands surrounded by ocean. The margin reads: HAWAIARVM REGINA 1891/ AKAHI DALA. The strong cameo contrast between fields and devices on each side is profound. Close inspection with a loupe reveals a few tiny hairlines, but these are overpowered by the depth of mirroring in the fields. Each side is mostly brilliant with just the faintest accent around the peripheries. (NGC ID# 7D24, Variety PCGS# 144338, Base PCGS# 800185)

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

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2018
    3rd-8th Wednesday-Monday
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