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    Extremely Rare Royal Hawaiian Agricultural Society Medal
    Awarded for Imported Horses

    Undated Royal Hawaiian Agricultural Society Medal. Silver. XF. Medcalf 2RM-4. Julian AM-24. 63.7 mm, 87.9 grams. Attractive gray and gold patina shows slight evidence of cleaning, while the surfaces have minor marks and rim bumps. An delightful engraved medal that depicts a striding horse with "Imported" above, as issued. The medals were awarded for the best exhibit relating to Hawaiian agricultural, and this medal obviously pertains to horses imported to the islands.
    The Royal Hawaiian Agricultural Society was established in 1850 to promote agricultural enterprise in Hawaiian. According to information at www.hawaiianhistory.org, the society was only active through about 1856. That is consistent with R.W. Julian, who notes that the medals were last minted at Philadelphia in 1857.
    These medals are infrequently seen, and are usually found in bronze, or in silver as an unissued remainder. Given the short history of the society, those silver medals that were actually awarded are extremely rare with price records approaching $35,000 for higher grade pieces.


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

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    January, 2011
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