I asked a specific question to an unnamed Third Party Grading (TPG) company on their website (direct email and a journal entry). Hint: My ANA membership allows me to submit coins without a paid membership with this TPG. My specific question was in reference to obtaining encapsulation and grading for an uncataloged medal struck in silver. Obviously, being an uncataloged medal was an issue. But, it was apparently not for someone with the right TPG connection. An uncataloged gold version of the medal was previously graded and encapsulated by this TPG (as seen in the included auction listing image).Even thought my silver medal will not be encapsulated, at least I found information about my medal in the The Numismatist allowing it to be cataloged. Base on this article, I estimate 200 silver medals of Kamehameha the
Great (1,500 medal striking / 8 medal types = 187.5 sets ~200 individual
medal type). However, based on my research. Only the Kamehameha the Great medal was sold individually. The other 7 medals were only available in the 8 medal set.