Celebrate island life with this artful modern creation of Hawaii’s official 1959 statehood medal. Whether you are a Kamaʻāina (child of the land), were stationed in Hawaii, or fell in love with the islands while vacationing, keep this coin as a reminder of breathtaking beaches, towering waterfalls, and late-night luaus with you wherever you go – it’s smaller than a conch shell, lighter than a sea turtle, and you won’t anger Pele when you take it home with you.
The state so famous for its pineapple is truly one of America’s most extraordinary. Did you know that Hawaii’s Mauna Kea can claim the tallest mountain in the world? Mauna Kea rings in at over 33,476 feet, Everest stands at 29,028. In addition to her eight most notable islands, Hawaii actually consists of 132 islands total. This tropical paradise can also boast of being the home of 17 volcanoes scattered throughout its main islands – Kilauea being the world’s most active. The “Paradise of the Pacific” persists as truly unique.
The obverse displays the Aloha State’s eight largest islands, along with a 4-starred compass, swordfish, and one of her most recognized symbols, a floral lei. The reverse of the antique bronze coin proudly displays Hawaii’s coat of arms accompanying its state motto: UA MAU KE EA O KA ‘ĀINA I KA PONO, meaning “the life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness.”
Minted from solid bronze, using special deep-relief coining dies, and hand-finished with an antique patina for exceptional quality and detail, this medallion pays homage to our youngest and arguably most beautiful state of the union. Keep a piece of paradise with this intricately detailed tribute.
Each coin measures 1.75 inches (44mm) in diameter.
This is a surplus NWTM item.