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    1893(95) Princess Kaiulani Huth Medal in Silver
    Profoundly Contrasted PR63 Deep Cameo
    Medcalf 2MH-3

    1893(95) MEDAL Reginald Huth, Princess Kaiulani Dala-Sized Silver Medal, PR63 Deep Cameo PCGS. Medcalf 2MH-3. The obverse features the young Princess Kaiulani. On this variant, only one dolphin is seen on the obverse, in the exergue instead of a date. The margins are in Latin, as is the reverse, and read: CAIVLANIA LILIVOCALANNIAE REGINA SORORIS FILIA (Kaiulani daughter of the sister of Queen Liliuokalani). The reverse shows the common central device of the Hawaiian Islands set in a circle or globe of the Pacific Ocean. The peripheral devices read: SPES PVBLICA / OCT. XVI. MDCCCXCIII (Public Money / October 16, 1893). Only 50 pieces were reportedly struck of this magnificent medal in silver; but it should be emphasized that number includes both one-dolphin and four-dolphin types, leaving 25 extant of each type. Like the Liliuokalani piece above, the contrast between the fields and devices is stark. The devices are heavily frosted and display a strong cameo effect against the unfathomable depth of the mirrored fields.
    Ex: Charles Ruby Collection, Part III (Superior, 2/1975), lot 1531. (PCGS# 533737)


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