Municipal Tokens on Ebay April 2014

 

4/1/14

 

Illinois, Edwards County.  1964 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 5,000.  Catalog value $5.00.  Started at $1.99 plus $2.00 shipping, this item did not receive a bid this week.  Relisted for one more week, still without success.

 

 

4/1/14

Michigan, Cadillac.  1949 Paul Bunyan Day Quarter.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $6.50.  Offered for $5.99 with FREE shipping.  No bids

 

 

4/1/14

Ohio, Akron.  1957 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.00.  This token opened at $3.00 with FREE shipping, but there were no bids.  Not relisted. 

 

 

4/2/14

Arizona, Flagstaff.  Undated Indian Pow-Wow Quarter.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $20.00 - the scarcest of the three denominations.  Toned dark and with minor corrosion.  Started at $15.00 and sold for $19.00 after 5 bids.  Postage $1.95.

 

 

4/2/14

California, Santa Catalina Island.  1991 Trade Dollar.  Mintage 10,000.  Catalog value $3.50.  Third in an eight year series.  Start was $2.99 plus $3.00 shipping.  Sold to a single bidder.

 

 

4/2/14

California, Santa Catalina Island.  1992 Trade Dollar.  Mintage 5,000.  Catalog value $4.00.  This one started at $2.99 plus $3.00 shipping.  Only one bidder.

 

 

4/2/14

California, Turlock.  1976 US Bicentennial Half Dollar.  Private issue for the Central Valley Collector’s & Hobby Faire.  Mintage unknown, Catalog value $5.00.  Offered for $4.99 plus $2.00 shipping.  One bid.

 

 

4/2/14

Hawaii.  1996 King Kamehameha Mahalo Dala in bronze.  Mintage, according to the seller, 200 or less in this metal.  Offered for $55.00 plus a very high $5.80 shipping.  No bids this week, or the next.  The listing was then removed for a while, but it was to return in May.

 

 

4/2/14

Indiana, Evansville.  1962 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog Value $3.50.  This was a slightly circulated specimen offered for a start of $4.25 plus $1.50 shipping.  No bids, and offered repeatedly until May 21 when the seller ended the listing unsold.

 

 

4/2/14

Kansas, Augusta.  1968 Centennial Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog $7.50.  This elusive issue was sold to a single bidder at the opening price of $5.99 plus $1.95 shipping.

 

 

4/2/14

Nebraska, North Bend.  1956 Centennial Dollar.  Unknown Mintage.  Catalog value $6.00.  The opening price was $5.99 plus $1.95 shipping, but the token went unsold.  Not relisted.

 

 

4/2/14

Pennsylvania, Elizabethville.  1967 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $5.00.  Offered for $4.99 plus $3.50 shipping.  No sale, not relisted.

 

 

4/3/14

Idaho, Coeur D’ Alene.  1963 Idaho Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 12,000.  Catalog value $4.00.  Offered for $3.70 plus a very special postage rate of $11.22.  No bids.  Looks like the seller decided the problem was that he was asking too much for the coin, and the next week the start was 17¢ less - $3.53 plus $11.22.  The next week it went down to $3.40 and it stayed at that level until April 26 when he listed it for $2.99 plus a more believable $1.99 postage charge - and guess what…it sold to a single bidder.

 

 

4/4/14

Pennsylvania, Kane.  1964 Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 5,000.  Catalog value $5.00.  The seller wanted a $4.95 start as well as $4.50 shipping.  He got it - sold to a single bidder.  

 

 

4/4/14

Wyoming, Casper.  1964 Diamond Jubilee Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $5.00.  Offered for $4.95 plus $4.50 more for shipping.  It didn’t sell, so the seller gave it one more chance with a 10 day listing…the results were the same.

 

 

4/5/14

Alabama, Mobile.  1961 250th Anniversary.  Raphael Semmes portrait.  Toned.  Available for an opening bid of $2.99 (Buy It Now $8.50) plus $4.65 shipping.  No bids.  The seller tried one additional week, with the same results.

 

 

4/5/14

Alaska, North Pole.  Undated (1966) Rodeo Dollar.  This golden bronze version comes in both plain and numbered edge varieties.  I catalog the plain edge at $6.00 and the numbered edge at $7.50.  Your guess is as good as mine about which variety it is.  Either way, it sold right - a single bidder got it for the $5.55 with FREE shipping opening bid.

 

 

4/5/14

Arizona, Lake Havasu City.  1982-1983 London Bridge Dollar.  Mintage 25,000.  Catalog value $3.50.  Available for $36 on the London Bridge Rotary Club website.  It was offered for an opening bid of $5.00 plus $2.32 shipping and it sold to a single bidder at the opening price.

 

 

4/5/14

Colorado, Durango.  1982/83 Narrow Gauge Train Two Dollars.  Mintage 11,000.  Catalog value $4.00.  The opening bid was $2.99 plus $2.32 shipping.  No bids.  The following week it was sold to a single bidder.

 

 

 

4/5/14

Colorado, Durango.  1983/84 Narrow Gauge Train Two Dollars.  Mintage 5,000.  Catalog value $5.00.  The opening bid was $2.99 plus $2.32 shipping.  It did not sell this week, but when listed at the same price the following week, it sold to a single bidder.

 

 

4/5/14

Texas, Frio County.  1971 Centennial Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $8.50.  Quite scarce, this item opened at $4.00 with FREE shipping.  Only one other person bid on it, and I was lucky to win it for just $5.50.

 

 

4/6/14

Alaska, Fort Wainwright - Eielson A.F.B.  1967 Haircut Token.  Unknown mintage, but scarce.  I catalog it for $6.50.  This example was slightly circulated and was spotted.  Start: $4.99 plus $2.00 shipping.  It sold for $10.05 after 6 bids.

 

 

California, El Segundo.  1967 Golden Anniversary Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $7.50.  Up for bid at $5.99 plus $1.95 shipping.  I was the only bidder and won it at the opening price.  El Segundo is out here in my neighborhood, and I know how hard they are to find.  A good trader for my duplicate box!

 

 

4/6/14

Illinois, Brookfield.  1968 Diamond Jubilee Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $7.50.  Offered for $3.99 (or $9.99 Buy It Now) plus $1.95 shipping.  No bids.

 

 

4/6/14

Louisiana, Tangipahoa Parish.  1969 Centennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value currently $17.50, but dropping to about $10.00 in the next edition.  Offered for $3.95 plus $3.50 shipping.  This issue used to be very hard to find - I can’t believe I was the only bidder. I won another of these that closed later in the month (4/23) at the opening price of $6.99 plus $2.00 shipping.  Hmm - maybe I should stop buying these.

 

 

4/6/14

Maryland, Rockville.  1960 Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 5,000.  Catalog value $4.50.  This piece was a bit spotted and sort of ugly.  Start was $3.99 plus $1.95 shipping.  No bids.

 

 

4/6/14

New York, Schenectady.  1959 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 15,000.  Catalog value $4.00.  Offered for $6.95 with FREE shipping.  No bids.

 

 

4/6/14

Oklahoma, Wilburton.  1965 Diamond Jubilee Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $5.00.  Offered for $5.99 plus $1.95 shipping.  Sold to a single bidder.

 

 

4/6/14

Pennsylvania, Highspire.  1964 Sesqui-Centennial Half Dollar.  The more common variety with dash between sesqui and centennial on the reverse.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $3.00.  Sold to a single bidder at the $5.00 with FREE shipping start.   

 

 

4/7/14

Alaska, Fairbanks.  1959 Statehood Dollar.  In NGC slab MS-65.  Mintage 200,000 or more.  Catalog value $1.50.  Described as an unlisted So-Called Dollar, the start was $9.99 plus $3.79 shipping, and after 4 bids it sold for $21.72.

 

 

4/7/14

Arizona, Lake Havasu City.  Set of the first 6 issues, 1972 to 1977 in plastic case of issue.  You know the story on these…listed at very high prices ($100+ each) on the London Bridge Rotary Club website, but with high mintages and low catalog values.  The start for the set was just 99¢ plus $2.49 for shipping.  After 15 bids they sold for $41.20. 

 

 

4/7/14

Michigan, Sanford 1970 Centennial Souvenir Coin.  Comes in two varieties that I know of - golden bronze and some sort of oxidized grey metal, this being the second variety.  Both seem equally scarce.  I catalog them for $3.50 each.  This one started, and ended with just one bid, at 99¢ plus $3.00 shipping.

 

 

4/8/14

Alaska, Sitka.  1957 Alaska Day.  Set of 50¢, $1 and $5.  Probably a private issue, not a community coin, but traditionally collected by the MTC collectors anyway.  I catalog this scarce set for $37.50.  This set started at $30 and sold for $43.31 after 6 bids.  Postage was $3.00.  

 

 

4/8/14

Iowa, Stanton.  1970 Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 2,500.  Catalog value $6.00.  Won by a single bidder at the $2.00 plus $2.75 starting price. 

 

 

4/8/14

Maryland, Frederick.  1963 Transfer of Command Half Dollar.  Mintage 10,000.  Catalog value $3.00.  This one , offered for a start of $3.99 with FREE shipping, failed to receive a bid.  The price was dropped to $3.49, and then to $3.25.  As of June 5 it is still available.

 

 

4/8/14

Maryland, Frederick County - Hagarstown.  1962 Clara Barton Half Dollar.  Mintage 30,000.  Catalog value $2.50.  Available for bid at a start of $5.95 plus $2.50 shipping.  When it did not sell, it was placed in the seller’s store at the same price.  As of June 5, it is still available.

 

 

4/8/14

Maryland, Westminster.  1964 Bicentennial Souvenir Half Dollar.  Mintage 10,000.  Catalog value $4.00.  Offered for $5.95 plus $2.50 shipping.  No bids.  Still available in the seller’s store for the same price.  A couple nasty corrosion spots will make this piece difficult to sell.

 

 

4/8/14

Pennsylvania, Latrobe.  1954 Centennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage, and cataloged at $6.00  This example was in almost uncirculated condition - a bit better than most.  The start was $14.00 plus $2.00 more for shipping.  Sold to a single bidder. 

 

 

4/9/14

Connecticut, Haddam.  1963 Tercentennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 3,000.  Catalog $6.50.  Start was $4.00, and the shipping was $1.95.  I bid, hoping to catch a bargain, but lost out to the only other bidder at $5.78.

 

 

4/9/14

Hawaii. Undated (2004) Discoverers Ten Hawaii Silver Dollars $10 Dala.  Quite scarce, mintage 30, more or less.  Offered for $400.00 plus $5.60 shipping.  No bids this week, or the following two weeks when it was offered at the same price.   

 

 

4/9/14

Indiana, Cass County.  1984 Ironhorse Festival Dollar.  Mintage 2,500.  Catalog value $4.00.  Offered for 99¢ plus $2.29 shipping, it sold to a single bidder.

 

 

4/9/13

Minnesota, Sleepy Eye.  1972 Centennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage, catalog $7.50.  I won it at the opening bid of $5.99 plus $1.95 shipping.

 

 

4/9/13

North Dakota, Bowbells.  1981 Diamond Jubilee Dollar.  Unknown Mintage.  Catalog value $5.00.   Sold to the single bidder (me) at the opening price of $1.99 plus $1.95 shipping.

 

 

4/10/14

Pennsylvania, Biglerville.  1967 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 1,000.  Catalog value $6.50.  Offered for $5.95 plus $2.50 shipping.  Sold to a single bidder.

 

 

4/10/14

Pennsylvania, Blakely.  1967 Centennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $6.00.  Sold to a single bidder for the $5.95 plus $2.50 opening bid.

 

 

4/11/14

Pennsylvania, Elwood City.  1967 75th Anniversary Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $5.00.  Up for bid starting at $1.99 plus $2.32 shipping.  No bids.

 

 

4/12/14

Wyoming, Cody.  Undated Days of ’49 Cody Stampede Dime.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $5.00.  These have been selling at fairly high prices recently, but this nice example failed to get its $5.00 plus $3.00 shipping start.  No bids.

 

 

4/13/13

Florida, St. Petersburg.  1962 Funtime Treasure Hunt Coin, numbered.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $3.50.  The start was $4.99 ($12.00 BIN) plus $1.95 shipping.  No bids.  This was coin #30911.

 

 

4/13/14

Hawaii.  “1883” (1981) Kala Dala signed THM.  Mintage 3,200.  Catalog value $20.00 from back in the days of $9.00 silver.  Offered for $49.95 plus $3.00 shipping.  No bids.

 

 

4/13/14

Hawaii. 2007 Warrior $10 1/2 ounce Norfed.  Offered for $40.95 plus $3.00 shipping.  No bids.   

 

 

 

4/13/14

Kansas, Leavenworth.  1979 Buffalo Bill Cody Days Dollar.  Mintage 1,000.  Catalog value $7.50.  The opening bid - which was not met - was $15.00 plus an additional $1.95 shipping.  Seldom seen, but apparently not worth the asking price to anyone this week.

 

 

 

4/13/14

Oregon, Baker.  1993 Oregon Trail Centennial $2.  Mintage 9,000 minimum.  Catalog value $3.50.  This one with an optimistic $8.99 start and $1.95 additional for shipping.  No bids.

 

 

4/14/14

Nebraska, Kearney.  1973 Centennial Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.00.  Despite a low 99¢ start (plus $2.32 shipping) this token received no bids.

 

 

4/14/14

Pennsylvania, Port Allegany.  1966 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar.  I don’t know the mintage, but scarce and cataloged for $10.00 (probably going down to $8.00 in the next edition).  Starting price was 99¢ plus a very reasonable 95¢ shipping.  Only two bids, and I won it for $5.88.  Not bad!  

 

 

4/15/14

Alaska, Sitka.  1963 Alaska’s Historical Capital Dollar struck in silver.  With original descriptive card and envelope.  Mintage 500.  Catalog value $20.00.  Start was $15.00 plus $3.00 shipping and it sold for $18.50 after 4 bids. 

 

 

4/15/14

Alaska, Sitka.  1963 Alaska’s Historical Capital Dollar struck in silver.  Lot of 5 pieces with original packaging.  Mintage 500.  Catalog value $20.00 each.  Start was $70.00 plus $7.00 shipping.  The lot sold for $71.00 after just 2 bids.

 

 

4/15/14

California Burney State Park.  Undated (1962) Centennial Gold Coin.  Short tree version, but struck in nickel silver, not the usual goldene.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $10.00.  I won it for the opening price of $1.99 plus $1.90 shipping.  I guess no one else knew how scarce this variety is. 

 

 

4/15/14

Hawaii.  1991 Pearl Harbor Attack Dala set in bronze, 1 ounce silver and 1/10 ounce gold.  Proof set in original case.  The set started at 1¢ plus $2.25 shipping, and sold 26 bids later for $203.59.  

 

 

 

4/15/14  

Michigan, Lake City.  1968 Centennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.00.  Start was $3.99 and postage $1.95 additional.  No bids.

 

 

4/15/14

Pennsylvania, Lehighton.  1966 Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage unknown.  Catalog value $6.50.  This lot offered a single token plus 5 wooden nickels for the same celebration.  The start was to be $10.00 with FREE shipping.  No bids this week or the next two, so the seller lowered his start to $8.00.  The following week it was down to $6.00 and it stayed there for another three weeks before I finally bid and won it on May 30.

 

 

 

4/15/14

South Dakota, Gary.  1972 Centennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage, but scarce.  Catalog value $10.00.  I was the lucky bidder for this one that started and ended at $4.99 plus $1.95 shipping.  A giveaway!

 

 

4/16/14

Arizona, Tombstone.  1929 50th Anniversary Dollar.  Variety with  “L” counterstamp on both sides.  No mintage information.  Catalog value $15.00.  Started at 99¢ plus $2.25 shipping, this scarce piece attracted 16 bids and sold for $57.06.

 

 

4/16/14

Hawaii.  1993 Silver Overthrow Dala.  Uncertain mintage.  Catalog value in 1999 - when silver was about $5.00 per ounce - $20.00.  This lot started at $1.99 plus 99¢ shipping and sold for $39.66 after 11 bids.

 

 

4/16/14

Michigan, Montague.  1967 Centennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.00.  Available for a 99¢ opening bid and $1.50 shipping.  No bids.  Relisted for 5 more weeks before ending the listing unsold 5 weeks later.

 

 

 

4/16/14

New York, Nyack (Orangetown).   1959 125th Anniversary Half Dollar.  Mintage 10,000.  Catalog value $4.00.  This offering was for an uncirculated pair of these which had a $15.00 with FREE shipping start.  No bids, and listed for two more weeks at the same price before the seller ended the listing.

 

 

4/17/14

Nebraska, Scottsbluff.  1960 60th Anniversary Half Dollar.  Mintage 3,500.  Catalog value $6.50.    Put up for bid at $2.74 plus $2.96 shipping, this piece attracted four bids and sold for $5.50.

 

 

4/19/18

Ohio, Tallmadge.  1957 Sesqui-Centennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $7.50.  Sold to a single bidder for the opening price of $6.75 plus $1.50 shipping.

 

 

4/20/14

California, Lassen County.  1964 Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 10,000.  Catalog value $3.00.  This comes in two varieties, neither scarce, and the one being offered was the “broad letters” variety.  Choice uncirculated.  The start was $1.99 plus $2.32. shipping.  No bids, and re-offered for the next 4 weeks at the same price before the seller ended the listing unsold.

 

 

4/20/14

Oklahoma, Talequah.  1991 Centennial Dollar.  A new listing for me - the first I have seen.  This was a slightly circulated token offered for $11.50 plus $3.50 shipping.  Only one other bidder was willing to go the price, so I won it for $12.00.  

 

 

4/21/14

Hawaii, Maui.  1998 Maui Trade Dollar in silver.  Mintage reported as 2,500.  Catalog price (1999) $20.00.  It was offered for an opening of  $80.00 but sold to someone at an unknown price with the Or Best Offer option.  I sure wish ebay would say what that offer was, but they keep it secret.

 

 

4/21/14

Pennsylvania, Shamokin.  (1964) Centennial Half Dollar.  Double headed version with the Indian head design on both sides.  No reverse denomination and redemption information - so some may not call it a Municipal Token.  Because of that I catalog this variety a just little higher than the regular type, even though it is much scarcer.  No mintage info.  Catalog value $5.00.  Start was $1.99 plus $1.95 shipping.  There were 3 bids and it sold for $5.50.

 

 

4/22/14

Arizona, Lake Havasu City.  1989/90 London Bridge Dollar.  Copper, the standard issue.  Uncertain mintage.  Catalog value $3.00, and available on the London Bridge Rotary Club website for $15.00.  Starting bid was $2.00 plus $2.50 shipping.  There were no bids, so the seller relisted it over and over again at the same price until June 8, when the listing was ended unsold.

 

 

4/22/14

Hawaii, Kona Coast.  1984 Kona Coast Dollar struck in oxidized brass by the Hawaiian Mint.  Reported mintage just 250 pieces.  Catalog value $10.00.  Starting price was $4.88 plus $1.00 shipping.  After three bids it sold for $10.48.

 

 

4/22/14

Hawaii, Molokai.  1976 Molokai Dollar.  Mintage unknown.  Catalog value $7.50.  The first of these I have seen listed in over 6 months.  It started at $11.99, attracted 4 bids, and sold for $17.51 plus $2.99 shipping.  

 

 

 

4/22/14

Iowa, Clare.  1976  Irish Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.50.  Offered for a start of $4.50 ($6.50 BIN) plus a reasonable $1.25 postage fee.  No bids this week, or the next, so the seller ended the listing unsold. 

 

 

 

4/22/14

Iowa, Oxford.  1969 Centennial Dollar.  Mintage 1,000.  Catalog value $7.50.  This example was offered for a start of $4.99 plus $2.25 shipping, but there were no bids and it was not relisted.

 

 

4/22/14

New York, Fairport.  1967 Centennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $3.00.  Offered for $7.50 with FREE shipping.  There were no bids so the seller put it into his store for $7.99, still with the FREE shipping.  It is still there 2+ months later if you need it.

 

 

4/22/14

Pennsylvania, Williamsport.  1956 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $5.00.  This was a choice specimen, offered for a $2.95 start plus just 95¢ shipping.  Not a bad deal, but there were no bids this week.  When put up the following week at the same price, for some reason it drew 6 bids and it sold for $6.08.  That’s more like it!

 

 

4/23/14

Colorado, Holyoke.  1963 Diamond Jubilee Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $3.50.  The seller wanted $8.79 to start this one, but even with a low 99¢ postage fee, was unable to attract a single bid.  The next week it was $7.33.  Then up to $11.56 for a couple weeks, then $7.99.  On June 11 it was passed again at $11.56, and is currently available for an opening bid of $8.23 - or $11.56 if you would prefer to Buy It Now and avoid the competition.

 

 

4/23/14

Hawaii, Kona Coast.  1979 Kona Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $3.00.  Offered for $7.80 with FREE shipping.  No bids this week, and offered repeatedly ever since, still at the same price, but now as a BIN with a Make Offer option.  Still available as of June 5. 

 

 

4/23/14

Hawaii.  1991 Princess Kaiulani 100 Dala Gold.  An intriguing issue in that this (and one other similar issue) is the highest value, but smallest size Hawaiian Municipal token.  A nice, proof-like Royal Hawaiian Mint issue, and quite scarce.  The gold content is just 1/20 ounce.  Sold to a single bidder at the $260.00 plus $5.60 shipping opening price.   

 

 

4/23/14

Indiana, Mt. Vernon.  1966 sesquicentennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $7.50.  This one which was kind of spotted and stained was offered for $6.98 plus $1.15 shipping.  No bids this week, or when offered again at the same price the following week.  So the seller upped his price to $10.66 plus $1.15 shipping and stuck it in his store, where it has been ever since.  The price did go down to $7.44 for a week toward the end of May, but then it  went up to $10.66 again.  Still available June 10.

 

 

4/23/14

Iowa, Emmetsburg.  2010 Irish Dollar.  The late dates are increasingly hard to find.  This one up for sale at $4.99 plus $3.32 shipping.  Offered unsuccessfully this week and the next before the listing was ended by the seller.

 

 

4/23/14

Washington, Colville.  1976 U. S. Bicentennial Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $5.00.  The starting price was $1.99 plus $1.20 shipping.  It was too cheap - I couldn’t resist it and won it for $2.25, with only one other person bidding.

 

 

4/24/14

Pennsylvania, Nanticoke.  1968 175th Anniversary Half Dollar.  This one struck in golden brass, which is the commoner composition for this issue.  Unknown mintage, catalog value $3.50.  Offered as being a rare issue from Ontario - but no…they are definitely Pennsylvania.  Offered for an opening of $7.59 plus 89¢ postage, but no one bid.  Raised slightly to $7.85 the following week - still unsuccessfully.  Then raised to $11.35…then $7.99…then $11.35 again.  Currently available for bid starting at $8.23 or $11.35 Buy It Now.  Better jump on it now, I suspect it will be going up again when this listing ends on June 22!     

 

 

4/25/14

Alaska.  “1962”  $5 Alaska Boosters Souvenir Money. Variety with standing bear on obverse, one of 10 designs.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.00.  These issues were made to sell to collectors nearly 25 years after the date on the token.  Offered for $19.99 plus $2.95 shipping.  There were no bids and it was not relisted.

 

 

4/25/14

Alaska.  “1962”  $5 Alaska Boosters Souvenir Money. Variety with salmon on obverse.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.00.  Offered for $19.99 plus $2.95 shipping.  No bids.

 

 

4/25/14

Washington, Olympia.  1933 25¢ Oyster Money.  Wood.  I have decided that I will probably list some of the Washington and Oregon wooden issues of the 1930’s.  They are already listed in the Depression Scrip and Wooden Money catalogs, but they also seem to fit into the Municipal realm.  They have a denomination, celebrate an event (this one the visit of “Old Ironsides” to their port), and have an expiration date.  I have decided to list the “coin-like” issues but currently not the “bill-like” issues.  Who knows, I may change my mind before the next edition comes out.  Anyway, this one started off at just 1¢, drew 16 bids, and sold for $58.88.   

 

 

4/26/14

Hawaii.  1984 Queen Lilioukalani 25th Anniversary of Statehood Dala struck in golden bronze.  This one in a plastic flip with a paper indicating it was produced on the First Day of mintage.  The paper also notes that the mintage was 10,000 pieces, but Medcalf and Russel report a mintage of 5,000 pieces.  I go with the second figure based on the frequency it is available for sale.  I suspect the authorized mintage was 10,000 but demand did not necessitate that many being produced.  I catalog this issue at $5.00.  The seller started his at 99¢ and three bidders pushed the sale price up to $2.37 plus $1.95 shipping.

 

 

 

4/26/14

Iowa, Clare.  1973 Irish Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $6.00.  Second issue in this 10 year series.  This one started off (and ended after just 1 bid) at 99¢ plus $3.00 shipping.

 

 

4/26/14

Montana, Sidney.  1969 Mon-Dak Dollar.  Mintage 1,500 (unconfirmed).  Catalog value $5.00.  First of a five year series.  Up for bid at an opening of $9.99 plus $2.99 shipping.  That was just too much and it did not sell.  Lowered to $7.99 for a week and that didn’t work either.  The following week the seller started this token at $2.99 and it attracted two bids  - unfortunately both by the same bidder - so it sold for the opening bid of $2.99 plus another $2.99 shipping.

 

 

4/26/14

Nevada.  Undated (1975) Nevada Dollar.  Golden brass version.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value (in the golden brass, copper, and nickel plated versions) $3.50.  Opening bid was just $1.99 and postage a mere 95¢ more.  It sold to a single bidder at the opening price.

 

 

4/26/14

Oregon, Albany.  1948 Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 5,000.  Catalog value $3.50.  The seller offered this one at a start of $5.99 plus $2.99 shipping.  No bids this week, but when offered at the same price the following week, it did sell to a single bidder.

 

 

4/27/14

Florida, Titusville.  1967 Centennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $7.50.  This was a slightly circulated piece offered for $8.29 with FREE shipping.  Sold to a single bidder.

 

 

4/27/14

Hawaii.  1994 Queen Lilioukalani Akaha Dala.  Offered in error as an Aloha Dala.  The start was 99¢ plus $1.99 shipping.  Fifteen bids pushed the price up to $46.11.  

 

 

4/27/14

Illinois, Chicago.  1893 Irish Village at the Columbian Exposition $1,000.     A nice item which I did not include in the last edition of the catalog, but will be in the next.  Offered for $1.95 plus $3.00 shipping.  There were 18 bids and it sold for $40.09.

 

 

4/27/14

Iowa, Clare.  1976 Irish Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog $4.50.  This was a nice specimen offered for $4.50 plus a reasonable $1.25 shipping.  No bids!

 

 

4/27/14

North Dakota, Williston Basin.  Territorial Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 25,000.  Catalog value $3.50.  Offered for a start of $12.99 plus $2.99 shipping.  No bids at this price level, of course.  Relisted one more time at this price then the start was lowered to $6.99 for a week then up to $7.99 for a week.  The next week the seller must have found that “sweet spot” at $8.99 because it has remained at that level ever since.  Still available on June 20.

 

 

4/27/14

Ohio, Hamilton.  Undated Carl Schwab Personal Dollar Token.  While this one looks like the municipal tokens we collect, it was actually made by an early (1960’s) municipal collector to hand out to dealers and other collectors to remind them of his collecting interests - Souvenir Coins and Butler County Tokens.  It was “Redeemable Till I’m Broke”.  I list it at the back of the book with other miscellaneous tokens.  Catalog value $5.00.  This one started at $7.99 plus $2.99.  When it did not sell at that level it was listed one more week for $5.99 plus $2.99 - still no bids and the listing was ended.

 

 

4/27/14

Oregon, Ashland.  1959 Oregon Centennial Half Dollars.  The mintage of the tokens was 12,500 - divided between two varieties.  This was for a pair of the tokens made into earrings!  If it matters to you, they were the more common “no smoke” variety (catalog value $3.00 each).  Offered this week for $49.95 with FREE shipping.  No bids this week or in any of the six following week.  As of June 13 the lot remains available, still  for that opening bid of $49.95, but now with a $1.95 postage fee.  

 

 

4/27/14

Pennsylvania, Indiana.  1966 Sesquicentennial Dollar.  Silver Clad.  Struck by the Franklin Mint.  Mintage 965.  Still sealed in card of issue.  Catalog value $12.50, but going down to $10.00 in the next edition.  The seller was unable to entice any bids at his $9.99 start (plus $1.99 shipping) this week or the following week, so he put it in his store for sale at the same price.  It is still available, as of June 15 and now has a Best Offer option.

 

 

4/28/14

California, Santa Catalina Island.  1991 Catalina Island Trade Dollar.  This was the third issue in a series that lasted for 8 years.  Mintage 10,000.  Catalog value $3.50.  Start was $5.99 and shipping $2.50 more.  No bids, and not relisted. 

 

 

4/29/14

Alaska, Haines.  1981 Centennial Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $5.00.  This one started at $6.00 plus $3.00 shipping and sold for $6.50 after 2 bids.

 

 

4/29/14

West Virginia, Summers County-Hinton.  1963 State Centennial Half Dollar.  Hard to find despite its relatively high 15,000 mintage.  Catalog value $7.50.  Start was $5.99 plus $1.99 shipping.  After two bids it sold for $6.78.

 

 

4/29/14

Wyoming, Gillette.  1976 75th Anniversary Half Buck.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.50.  Up for bid at $15.00 plus 50¢ postage.  No sale.  It drives me crazy when this happens, but the seller decided to raise his price to $18.50 and try again.  Still no sale.  Then on June 16 he lowered the price to $15.00 again, and it is still available if you want to pay that much.

 

 

4/30/14

Hawaii, Maui.  2005 Maui Dollar.  Price at $10.80 with FREE shipping.  Looks like the seller was trying to catch that wave of high prices for modern Hawaiian exonumia…but it spent its week on ebay without a bid.  Down a buck to $9.80 the next week, then to $8.80.  The following week it was put up for $8.80 again, but this time with an Or Best Offer option.  Finally sold to someone making an offer, but ebay does not disclose what the selling price was.  Cowabunga, dude!

 

 

4/30/14

New York, Hamburg.  1962 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 10,000.  Catalog value $4.00.  This one started at $2.95 plus 95¢ shipping, and sold for $5.70 after 8 bids by just 2 bidders. 

 

 

4/30/14

New York, Ticonderoga.  1964 Bicentennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog $4.50.  A few dark spots on the obverse, but still uncirculated.  Start was $1.99 plus $2.75 shipping.  No bids this week, and when the same thing happened the following week, the seller ended the listing.

 

 

4/30/14

Pennsylvania, Mount Carmel.  1962 Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 5,000.  Catalog value $5.00.  This specimen was to start at $5.95 plus $2.50.  When it didn’t sell this week, the seller placed it in his store at the same price, where it remains today - June 24. 

 

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