- The Hawaiian State Quarter was the last in the U.S. Mint's 50 State Quarter Program . This beautiful quarter features the famous King Kamehameha I stretching out his hand toward the eight major islands of Hawaii. There is an expression on the coin which has the state famous motto, ""Ua Mau Ke Ea O Ka'Aina I Ka Pono"" which means that the life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness. It also features 1959 which is the date Hawaii entered the Union as the 50th State. This version of the coin cufflink has been masterfully enhanced with color.
The artist applies a rainbow of colors to the design, then by a unique high temperature firing process the color is sealed. The process is repeated after each color is applied. The hand-painting process for each piece varies, some taking as long as two days to complete. In the final stage, in order to protect the delicate hand painting, the artist applies and bakes-on a covering of space age resin, which also adds depth and beauty to the item while providing a lifetime of protection to the piece. What a great heirloom piece for that lover of Hawaiian or American history. A gift with a story is the best gift of all.
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