ALASKA-HAWAII STATEHOOD (COMBINED)
NOTE: See also ALASKA STATEHOOD--1959 and HAWAII STATEHOOD--1959.
Medals were issued privately by Clifford Mishler, Vandalia, MI; designed by Robert A. Johnson, Sidney, IA; struck by Robbins Co., Attleboro, MA. All pieces, except Aluminum, are numbered serially on edge. Issuer advised April, 1961, that no more medals would be struck in any metals, dies having been destroyed.
Photos courtesy of John Dean
Obv. Map of Alaska, below Jan. 3 / 1959--in off-center circle to r.; 13 stars around on r.; at l., around Alaska / large star / 49th / State.
Rev. Hawaiian Island chain with names of islands, below Aug. 21 / 1959--in off-center circle to r.; 13 stars around on r.; at l., around Hawaii / large star / 50th /State
Issue consisted of following, all 40mm:
|HK-528||Rose Gold 10K||25||1-25||$46.75 (Tax inc.)|
|HK-529||Silver, sterling||100||1-100||4.00 (Tax inc.)|
|HK-530||Bronze, bright||250||1-250||1.25 (Tax inc.)|
|HK-531||Bronze, oxidized||250||1-250||1.25 (Tax inc.)|
|HK-532||Copper, bright||250||1-250||1.25 (Tax inc.)|
|HK-533||Copper, oxidized||250||1-250||1.25 (Tax inc.)|
|HK-534||Nickel-silver, oxidized||500||1-500||1.50 (Tax inc.)|
|HK-535||Aluminum||314||No number||0.75 (Tax inc.)|
In addition to above, 11 pairs of Uniface "trial pieces" were struck, Alaska piece bearing obverse of above, Hawaiian piece bearing reverse of above. These were not sold but were presented to various collectors:
Photos courtesy of W. David Perkins
Obv. Same as obverse of No. 528 [Alaska]. UNIFACE.
HK-536 Bronze, oxidized finish. 40mm.
Photos courtesy of Jeff Shevlin
Obv. Same as reverse of No. 528 [Hawaii]. UNIFACE.
HK-537 Bronze, oxidized finish. 40mm.HK-527 HK-538 to HK-541