MTCs on EBAy March 2015

 

 

3/1/15

Arizona, Casa Grande.  1979 (January 1980) Centennial Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $7.50.  Opening at $5.49 plus $2.32, this piece failed to attract any bidders.  After a couple weeks it was placed in the Sellers Store for $4.99 plus $2.32, where it is still available as of May 20. 

 

 

3/1/15

Tennessee, Harriman.  1965 75th Anniversary Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $15.00.  Started at $4.95 plus $2.50 shipping, there were only 4 bids pushing it up to a $7.50 sale price.  A very nice buy for someone.

 

 

3/2/15

California, Los Angeles.  1981 Bicentennial Dollar, Entertainment Capital Design.  Reverse letters far from rim variety.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $2.50.  This one has been available for a long time for a Buy It Now price of $45.00 plus $2.99 shipping.  As of May 7, it is still there awaiting a bid.  Maybe someday…..  

 

 

3/3/15

Antarctica, Little America.  2014 85th Anniversary of Base 5 Dollars struck in Copper Nickel.  Unknown mintage.  Not previously cataloged.  A Fantasy issue from an American base in Antarctica.  Offered for $13.50 plus $2.54 shipping.   No bids this week, but it did sell to a lone bidder the following week. 

 

 

3/4/15

Washington, Olympia.  1933 Old Ironsides Oyster Money Quarter, wood.  Unknown mintage.  These depression pieces were not listed in previous issues of the MTC catalog, but they will be in the next one.  The seller described his piece as **25 CENT**DEPRESSION SCRIPT~INCREDIBLE RARE WOODEN "OYSTER MONEY" FROM OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON~A VIRTUALLY UNKNOWN ISSUE~***NO RECORDS OF ANY KIND ARE  AVAILABLE*** ~~~CATALOGUE  NUMBER WA-231-.25~~~, which I thought was pretty colorful.  Available at a Buy It Now price of $999.99 plus $14.99 shipping.  No bids this week, or the following when it was offered for the same price, so the seller ended his listing.  

 

 

3/5/15

North Dakota, Williston Basin.  1961 Territorial Centennial, 10 Years of Oil Production Half Dollar in Extremely Fine condition.  Mintage 25,000.  Catalog value $3.50 in Uncirculated condition.  Priced at $34.99 Buy It Now with FREE shipping.  No bids at this level so it’s a good thing there is a Best Offer option.  As of May 7, it is still available at the same cost.

 

 

3/6/15

New York, Rye.  1960 300th Anniversary Half Dollar.  Mintage 10,000.  Catalog value $3.50.  Up for bid for a $25.00 plus $2.95 start.  No bids.  Continually relisted in the Sellers Store, but currently on sale for $25% off.  I suspect it will remain available for awhile even with the discount.

 

 

3/7/15

Illinois, New Athens.  1966 Centennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog Value $3.00.  A spotty nearly uncirculated piece that the seller described as having “environmental wear”.  Starting at $15.00 with FREE shipping, this token sold to a single bidder at the opening price.

 

 

3/7/15

Montana, Red Lodge.  1972 (1973) Yellowstone Park Centennial Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $5.00.  This choice specimen started at $9.99 plus $3.00 Shipping.  After two bids it sold for $12.49.

 

 

3/7/15

New York, Evans.  1971 Sesquicentennial Commemorative Coin.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $10.00, but going down to $8.50 in the next edition.  If you really needed this coin, you could have bid the $375.00 plus $9.00 start the seller was looking for, and probably have won it.  Nobody bid, though, and it was listed again and again until April 15, when the seller gave up and ended the listing.  It reappeared at the same price a month later, for one more try - still with no interest.  RIP, please.

 

 

3/7/15

New York, Lake Luzerne.  1975 Hidden Valley Ranch 35th Anniversary Dollar.  Goldene, About Uncirculated.  Looks like a private, not a community anniversary coin, so not listable.  I was the only bidder at its $7.95 plus $1.99 start and got it for my wannabe MTC collection.

 

 

3/7/15

Pennsylvania, Hazelton.  1957 Centennial Half Dollar in coppery finish.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.00.  This slightly circulated piece was put up for bid starting at $12.00 with FREE shipping.  When it did not sell for that amount, the seller put it in his Sellers Store for $15.00 with a Make Offer option.  The current listing ends on May 20, and so far it is still available. 

 

 

3/8/15

North Dakota, Portland.  1981 Centennial American Legion One Drink token Private Issue.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $12.50, but going down.  This auction was for a lot of 4 pieces.  I was the only bidder and won them for just $7.00 plus $2.10 postage. 

 

 

3/8/15

Oklahoma, Burns Flat.  1949 Drawing 10¢ Token.  Unknown mintage.  Unlisted in previous editions of the catalog.  This About Uncirculated one offered for a start of $15.00 plus $2.50 shipping.  No bids this week, and it was not relisted.

 

 

3/8/15

Oklahoma, Tulsa.  1976 Bicentennial Half Dollar for Bordens Cafeterias.  Type with Independence Hall.  Private issue.  Mintage 1,000.  Not in last edition of the catalog.  There were no bids at the $7.50 plus $2.50 shipping start.  Not relisted.

 

 

3/8/15

Pennsylvania, Hummelstown.  1962 Bicentennial Half Dollar. Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $2.50. Started at $5.00 plus $1.00 shipping, but when there were no bids this week in was lowered to $4.00 plus $1.00, then $3.00 plus $1.00.  After 3 weeks at that price it was lowered to $2.50 plus $1.00 and still has no bids with 2 days to go.

 

3/9/15

Nebraska, North Bend.  1956 Centennial Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $6.00.  There were 2 pieces in this lot that had a $4.99 plus $2.50 start.  I won them as the second bidder for just $5.24.  A giveaway!

 

 

3/10/15

Alaska, Anchorage.  1967 Alaska Purchase Centennial Oriental Gardens One Drink token, Extremely Fine condition.   Variety noting Alaska’s Centennial on the reverse.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.00.  There were no bids at its $9.99 plus $3.50 opening bid.  Not relisted. 

 

 

3/10/15

Iowa, Northwood.  1958 Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage reports at 1,000 and 2,500.  Catalog value $17.50.  The start was $7.99 with FREE shipping.  There were just two bidders for this scarce token, and the winner took it home for the bargain price of $8.50 - a steal!

 

 

3/11/15

California, Fort Bragg.  1963 Paul Bunyan Days Dollar.  Mintage 3,000.  Catalog value $4.50.  There were no bids at the seller’s $9.99 plus $2.49 shipping, so the seller put it in his Sellers Store for a buy it Now price of - are you ready for this? - $500.00 plus $2.49 shipping. The current listing ends on May 31, and so far no one has bid on it.  I guess he showed us what happens when we do not bid on his stuff the first time around!  Dang - I could have saved over $490.00 if I had just bid on it before he found out what it was really worth!  What do you suppose would happen if his $500 coin turned up missing, and he had to file an insurance claim for it?  Hmmm?  

 

OK, OK, I guess I am just seeing subversive plots everywhere these days.  When the listing ended on May 31, the seller relisted it for $5.00 plus $2.49, Buy It Now.  Looks like it was just a typo!  It would have been really cool for the seller if someone had bid on it when it was $500.00.  I hope I didn’t mess up his sale with my comment!     

 

 

3/11/15

Iowa, Larchwood.  1972 Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 2,500.  Catalog value $5.00.  When the price was just 99¢ plus $1.93 shipping, it received no bids.  When relisted  the next week for the same start, but a slightly higher $1.98 shipping cost, it sold to a single bidder.

 

 

3/11/15

Iowa, Oxford.  1969 Centennial Dollar.  Mintage 1,000.  Catalog value $7.50.  It started and ended with a single bid at its $2.99 plus $2.95 shipping opening price.  Not a bad deal!

 

 

3/11/15

Minnesota.  1958 Uniface Centennial  in gilt brass, no hole variety.  Listed as a So-Called Dollar, HK-517.  This a nice MS-65 example , graded and encapsulated by NGC.  Start was $19.95 plus $3.95 shipping.  It sold for an impressive $133.00 after 11 bids by 5 bidders.

 

 

3/12/15

Mississippi, New Albany.  Undated Double Cola Treasure Hunt Dime.  Unknown Mintage.  Not currently cataloged.  See the discussion of 2/11/14 where I discussed it at length.  This one appeared with a start of $49.99 plus $2.49 postage, but did not sell, which probably disappointed the seller as the previous one on Ebay brought a good deal more than that.  It was relisted for $39.99 - still with no results.  Finally the seller found a level that it would sell - the lot was started at $29.99 plus $2.49 and sold to a single bidder.  Quite a difference in price and interest from a year ago.

 

 

3/12/15

Nevada, Las Vegas. “1878” Las Vegas Dollar Spinner.  This is an odd piece that, quite frankly, looks homemade.  It appeared to be a double headed Las Vegas Dollar, perhaps made from two standard pieces being joined together, or maybe from a double headed cast copy of the same.  A hole was drilled in the center and a short rod of some type placed through the hole so the device could be spun like a toy top.  The piece was quite dirty and well used.  Started at $3.98 plus $1.99 shipping, this item attracted the attention of two bidders who, between themselves, placed 15 bids and forced the selling price up to $21.00!  I wonder if they knew what it was.  I will not be listing this one and only mention it because it was so unusual, and was made from MTC’s that are listed.

 

 

3/13/15

Hawaii, Maui.  2013 Two Maui Dollars.  Up for a one week auction starting at $9.95 plus $3.00 before being put into the Seller’s Store for the same price.  Still available in mid May. 

 

 

3/13/15

Nevada.  1964 Centennial Year Service Club Coin in oxidized brass.  Mintage 10,000.  Catalog value $4.00.  Sold to a single bidder at the $11.99 with FREE shipping opening price. 

 

 

3/14/15

Nebraska, Wahoo.  1970 Centennial Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $5.00.  Up for bid at $9.99 plus $2.50 shipping.  There were no bids and the token was placed in the Sellers Store at the same price, but now Buy It Now.  It is still available as of mid May.

 

 

3/14/14

Ohio, Lancaster and Fairfield County.  1950 Sesquicentennial plastic Dimes.  Set of 10 different colors on original card.  Eight of the tokens catalog for $2.00 each, and two are listed at $5.00 each.  The coins are pretty common, but the cardboard display card is very hard to find.  You could have bid the $49.95 plus $7.15 shipping opening price and walked away with this one - but no one did, and the item was not relisted.

 

 

3/14/15

South Dakota.  1971 Souvenir Dollar in Copper.  Not made for sale in this metal.  Probably a trial piece that is not currently listed.  About Uncirculated.  Started at $9.99 plus $2.50 shipping and selling for $13.00 after 4 bids. 

 

 

 

3/15/15

Alaska, Kodiak.  1966 2 1/2 Rubles Year of the Cry of the Wild Ram, copper.  Private issue for Solly’s Office.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $6.50.  Start was 99¢ plus $2.43 shipping.  It sold for $1.80 after 3 bids.  A bargain for someone!

 

 

3/15/15

Hawaii.  1984 Queen Liliuokalani Silver Statehood Dala.  This choice coin was described as a “Frosted Proof”.  Mintage 5,000.  Catalog value ‘way back when silver was under $10.00 an ounce was $17.50.  This one offered for $29.95 plus $3.00 shipping found no bidders.  Not relisted.

 

 

3/15/15

Indiana, Greenwood.  1964 Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage unknown.  Catalog value $4.00.  There were no bids at its $10.00 plus $3.25 shipping, so it was made a Buy It Now item in the seller’s store.  The item was eventually delisted because “the item is no longer available”.  Looks like the seller was able to sell his item outside of Ebay.

 

 

3/15/15

Iowa, Earlham.  1970 Centennial Half Dollar.  About uncirculated. Mintage 2,000.  Catalog value $6.50.  There were no bids at its $6.95 plus $2.32 starting price.  Not relisted.

 

 

3/16/15

Mississippi, Columbus.  1962 Civil War Centennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $5.00.  Offered for an opening bid of $15.00 ($22 BIN) plus $2.50 shipping.  No bids.  The seller gave it one more try the following week at the same price, then gave up.

 

 

3/17/15

Alaska, Anchorage. 1967 Dave’s Alaskan Trade Dollar.  A private issue for Carpentier’s Cocktail Lounge. No commemorative event noted, but issued in the Centennial year - and called a “Trade Dollar” right on the token, so this issue has long been accepted as a MTC.  A serially numbered issue - this one number 1895. Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.00.  The start was 99¢ plus $2.43 shipping, but 3 bids pushed the sale price up to $6.02.  

 

 

3/17/15

Alaska, Whittier.  1969 Birth of City Commemorative One Jolt at the Bar token. Private issue for the Sportsman Inn.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $6.00.  Sold to a single bidder for the $5.00 plus $3.00 shipping fee.

 

  

3/17/15

Illinois, Hoopeston.  1971 Centennial Souvenir Coin.  Described as Very Fine condition, but it looked like a nice uncirculated specimen to me.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $7.50.  Despite a low $3.99 start and just $1.10 additional for postage, this piece was not sold.  The seller did not relist it.

 

 

3/17/15

Maryland, Westminster.  1964 Bicentennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 10,000.  Catalog value $4.00.  This one , in nice uncirculated condition was offered for just 99¢, plus $2.95 shipping.  No bids.  A couple more weeks at this price also ended with no bids, and the seller ended his listing.

 

 

3/17/15

North Carolina, Abermarle Stanley County. 1957 Centennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $7.50.  This uncirculated piece was sold to a single bidder for the $10.00 plus $2.00 start.

 

 

3/18/15

Michigan, Huron - New Boston.  1967 Centennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $5.00.  This piece was put up for bid starting at $8.95 plus $1.95 shipping.  After three weekly sales passed with no bid, the seller lowered his start to $7.95.  Still there were no bids, and the listing ended unsold.

 

 

3/18/15

Montana, Helena.  1964 Centennial Souvenir Silver Dollar, struck in nickel - as usual.  Mintage unknown.  Catalog value $3.50.  This piece was offered for $35.00 plus $11.55 shipping.  Wow.  I don’t know what bothers me most - the extremely high starting price, or the totally ridiculous $11.55 shipping.  There were no bids, of course, but the seller tried a couple more weeks before giving up and mercifully ending the listing.

 

 

3/19/15

Hawaii.  1959 Crossroads of the Pacific Statehood Souvenir Coin.  Mintage 10,000.  Catalog value $5.00 - but this is also a So-Called Dollar (HK-549), so it usually sells for more.  This one, the gilt brass version, started off at $1.00 with FREE shipping, and sold for $17.50 after 14 bids.  Not too bad for this nice uncirculated piece.  It would have attracted more attention if the seller had known and mentioned that it was a SCD.  Another piece, still probably uncirculated - but not nearly so choice - sold for $14.50 after a $2.00 plus $2.50 start and 9 bids on the 29th of the month.

 

 

3/19/15

Kansas, Chanute - Neosho County.  1961 State Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 2,500.  Catalog value $5.00.  The start was $1.00 with FREE shipping, but it sold for $5.55 after 4 bids. 

 

 

3/19/15

Montana, Missoula.  1960 Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 5,000.  Catalog value $4.50.  This nice uncirculated piece started at $1.00 with FREE shipping and sold, after three bids, for $4.30.

 

 

3/19/15

Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.  1926 U. S. Sesquicentennial Treasure Island Doubloon.  Ship/Liberty Bell version.  Extremely Fine.  Not cataloged in the last edition of my catalog.  This one started at $10.00 with FREE shipping, but three bidders put in a total of 15 bids and it sold for $35.00.  Another of this variety, in equal condition, failed to attract even the opening bid of $5.99 plus $3.00 just two days later!

 

 

3/19/15

Vermont, Waterbury.  1963 Bicentennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.50.  Start $29.95 and shipping $11.55.  Another overpriced item by the seller of the Helena Montana piece mentioned above.  Same sales result, except this item was listed for 5 weeks before being dropped.

 

 

3/20/15

Arizona, Flagstaff.  Undated (c. 1925) Days of ’49 10 (cents).  Previously unlisted in my catalog, but listed in the Arizona Token Catalog with an R-10 rarity.  Very similar to the listed and more common Days of ’49  piece from Globe.  The start was $20.00 plus $2.50 shipping.  There were only two bids, and I won it for $34.76 - much less than I thought it would bring! 

 

 

3/20/15

Hawaii.  “1883” Hapaha (Quarter) in gilt Brass.  The seller noted it’s diameter as 13/16 inch.  Marked REPLICA in raised letters below the die.  Not listed.  Not going to be listed.  The replica notation keeps it from being considered a MTC, even in the Hawaii section, which has a looser definition.  The start was $2.95 plus 99¢ shipping.  There were 3 bids and it sold for $6.38.  

 

 

3/20/15

Kansas, Derby.  1964 Silver Dollar Anniversary Chamber of Commerce Medal.  No longer listed.  In a couple early editions of my Municipal Token Catalogs I listed this piece because it absolutely was used as a MTC - merchants would give a number these pieces out based on the amount of your purchase, and then they could be used to try to purchase items in an auction during the Centennial Celebration.  They indicate Chamber of Commerce sponsorship, but do not bear any indication of a denomination, so I cut them out of the listing. Perhaps they should go back in, or at least into a special section at the end, along with a couple more issues of this nature.  At any rate, they come in two die varieties, neither of which are scarce.  This one, offered for $5.95 plus $1.95 shipping did not find a home.

 

 

3/20/15

Kansas, El Dorado.  1965 50 Years of Oil Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $5.00.  I was the only person to bid on this choice uncirculated MTC, and I won it for the 99¢ plus $2.00 S & H opening.

 

 

3/20/15

Oregon, Redmond.  1959 Oregon Centennial Half Dollar.  With smoke, low star.  Mintage 20,000 (all varieties combined).  Catalog value $2.50.  This was an especially choice example that started off, and ended, at the 99¢ plus $2.50 shipping start.

 

 

3/21/15

Nebraska, Johnson County (Tecumseh).  1967 Nebraska Centennial Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.00.  Start: $7.50 with FREE shipping.  No bids.  Not relisted.

 

 

3/22/15

California, Universal City.  “1878” Universal Studios Dollar struck in oxidized brass.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $5.00.  Start 99¢ plus $2.99 postage  After 3 bids by as many bidders, it sold for $2.01.

 

 

3/22/15

Hawaii, Honolulu.  1990 Royal Hawaiian Mint Trade Dala.  Mintage 425.  Catalog value $5.00.  Available on the Royal Hawaiian Mint website for $39.00.  This one sold for $11.05 after a $2.00 plus $2.00 start and 4 bids.

 

 

3/22/15

Oregon, Baker.  1959 Oregon Centennial Half Dollar.  Type inscribed Gateway to Hell’s Canyon DAM, which is scarcer than the one omitting the word DAM.  Mintage 15,000, including all types (there are two other die varieties).  Catalog value $6.50.  Start was $6.95 with FREE shipping.  It sold for $9.05 after 3 bids.

 

 

3/22/15

Oregon, Forest Grove.  1949 Pacific University Centennial 25¢ large letters variety and both large and small letter varieties of the 50¢.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog $6.50 each.  The lot started at 1¢ plus $2.00 shipping, attracted 13 bids from 7 bidders, and sold for $21.50.  These wooden pieces were noted by the seller to have some spots and stains, but I think it was really just due to variances in the wood color.

 

 

 

3/22/15

Washington, Deer Park.  1970 Harvest Ball $1.50.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $3.50.  Start was set at $4.99 plus $1.00 shipping, but there were no bids.  Not relisted.  There are 10 other tokens for this fair, but this is the only one that fits under the umbrella of Municipal Tokens - and it fits very tenuously.

 

 

3/23/15

Ohio, Put-In-Bay.  1981 Put-In-Bay New Years Eve Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $7.50.  Priced at $15.99 with FREE shipping, Buy It Now.  Still available nearly two months later, but now with a Best Offer option.

 

 

 

3/24/15

Indiana, Crown Point.  1959 125th Anniversary Half Dollar.  Very slight wear and very minor spots.  Mintage 1,000.  Catalog value $15.00.  Started at $3.99 plus $2.40 shipping,  this very scarce piece attracted 8 bids from 4 bidders and it sold for a very respectable $32.50.  Interestingly two weeks later, on April 7th, the same seller sold a second specimen (with more severe spots) for the opening bid of $3.99!  

 

 

 

3/24/15

North Dakota.   1981 North Dakota Dollar (Mandan Depot Reverse) Gold Plated Bronze.  There were 4 pieces produced in this finish, the edge lettered THE METAL ARTS CO. BR (#).  This example lacks the number, is scratched up a bit and has incomplete plating at the rim at 5:00 or so.  My guess is that it did not pass the quality inspection for the gold plated issue, so instead of having the number applied, it got tossed into the scrap bin.  I catalog the regular ones at $17.50.  This one was described as “gently used” and offered for a $9.99 start with FREE shipping. Apparently no one else wanted it, so I was the  lucky (I guess) winner!  I will have to list it as a new variety since it lacks the number of the regular issue.

 

 

3/25/15

Arizona, Tucson. 1933 Wolfville Western Days Dollar.  Typical About Uncirculated condition.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $6.50.  This is also a So-Called Dollar, so there are many more collectors trying to hunt one down.  That is not much of a challenge, unless you are going for a fully lustrous original finish uncirculated piece - those are quite scarce!  This example started off at 1¢ plus $2.50 shipping, and sold for $9.82 after 7 bids.

 

 

 

3/25/15

Maryland, Westminster.  1964 Bicentennial Half Dollar, oxidized bronze finish.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $10.00.  A scarce piece, but the obverse suffered from severe corrosion, so it did not sell at its $5.95 plus $2.50 shipping opening bid.  It was then placed in the seller’s store for the same amount, but Buy It Now, and it is still available there two months later. 

 

 

3/26/15

Pennsylvania, Coatesville.  1967 Centennial Half Dollar.  Unknown Mintage.  Catalog value $4.00.  This one was offered at a $14.00 start with FREE shipping.  There were no bids this week, but it remained an auction item for a couple more weeks at the same price, before being placed in the seller’s store as a Buy It Now item for $15.00.  Still available in late May, but now with a Make Offer option.

 

 

3/27/15

Iowa, Ridgeway.  1967 Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage reports at 2,300 and 2,000.  Catalog value $7.50.  The start for this piece was a reasonable $3.99, plus $1.99 shipping - but there were no bids and the token was not relisted.

 

 

3/27/15

New York, Sherburne.  1968 175th Anniversary Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $5.00.  This one had a $6.95 with FREE shipping start, but it did not draw a single bid.  It was not relisted by the seller.

 

 

3/27/15

New York, Whitesboro.  1963 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $5.00.  To get this one you had to bid at least $6.95 plus $1.99 more for shipping.  No one bid and the token was not listed again.

 

 

3/28/15

Pennsylvania, Amity Township.  1969 250th Anniversary Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $6.50.  Offered as a Buy It Now item for $10.00 plus $3.25 shipping, but the listing was ended by the seller “because the item is no longer available”.  I think this happens when a dealer sells an item in his shop or at a coin show.

 

 

3/29/15

Alaska, Anchorage.  1961 Shrine Circus Quarter.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $5.00.  Sold for the 99¢ plus $2.32 shipping fee to a single bidder.

 

 

3/29/15

Hawaii, Maui.  2013 Two Maui Dollars, regular issue in copper nickel.  Unknown mintage.  Not yet cataloged.  Sold to a single bidder for the $4.99 with FREE shipping opening.

 

 

3/29/15

Ohio, Lake County.  1940 Centennial Nickel, silver cardboard.  Unknown Mintage.  Catalog value $7.50, but going down in the next edition as at least one lot of 100 pieces sold on ebay a couple years back, and now they are much more easily available.  Considering their age, I’d still call them a $3.50 item now.  The golden cardboard Dimes remain scarce.  This one was offered for $1.99 plus $3.00 shipping and did not attract a bid.  It was not relisted.

 

 

3/29/15

Oregon.  1959 Uniface Statehood Dollar.  An obverse only version with the Oregon Seal used for all those Oregon Centennial Municipal Half Dollars.  Also a So-Called Dollar, HK-565.  This is my No Smoke, Large Hole variety.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $5.00.  It started at 99¢ plus $2.50 shipping, garnered 7 bids, and sold for $13.50.  Pretty cheap for one of these, but it was only in About Uncirculated condition.  The seller described it as a rare So-Called Dollar trial piece.  

 

 

3/30/15

Ohio, Valley City.  1962 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $7.50.  This piece gets my vote as one of the most crudely produced MTC’s.  It looks like it was designed and engraved by a 12 year old.  Hey - I just thought - maybe the design was the result of an elementary school contest.  Anyway, it is a scarce piece and well worth the $4.53 plus $2.75 shipping it brought after a $3.00 start and two bids.

 

 

3/30/15

Oregon, Ashland.  1980 Oregon Shakespear Festival Two Ashland Dollars, about uncirculated.  Mintage 10,000.  Catalog Value $4.00.  A single bidder placed two bids for this piece, so it sold for the opening price of $1.99 plus $2.50 shipping.  

 

 

3/30/15

Oregon, Bend.  1959 Oregon Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 2,500.  Catalog value $6.00.   Uncirculated.  Sold to a single bidder for the $9.99 plus $3.00 start.

 

 

3/30/15

Texas, San Angelo.  1968 Fort Concho Centennial Half Dollar, about Uncirculated..  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.50.  Sold to a single bidder at the $5.00 plus very steep $4.00 shipping fee.

 

 

3/30/15

Washington, Bremerton.  1933 Old Ironsides Wooden Quarter.  Not listed in previous editions, but scheduled to be included in the next - along with other similar issues.  The start was 99¢ plus $2.32 shipping, and it sold for $4.24 after 4 bids.

 

 

3/30/15

Washington, Longview.  1933 Wooden Quarter.  Not listed in previous editions.  There was only a single bidder at the 99¢ plus $2.32 start, but that one bidder was so determined that he bid three times - the final two times were unnecessary, and not used by Ebay.

 

 

3/31/15

Nebraska, Scottsbluff.  1960 60th Anniversary Half Dollar.  Mintage 3,500.  Catalog value $6.50 in Uncirculated condition - this example not quite making that grade.  The seller set the opening bid at $25.55 with FREE shipping, but had a Buy It Now option of $39.95.  There were no bids, and the seller ended the listing.  BUT there is still a chance to get it, as it has made some reappearances since then - still at the same rates.  The current one ends on May 19.

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