Municipal Tokens on Ebay August 2013

 

8/1/13

Maine, Scarborough. 1958 Tricentennial Half Dollar, very choice uncirculated. Offered for $9.95 Canadian (a few cents less in American funds) Plus another $5.00 for shipping from Canada. A very nice specimen of an older MTC which - despite its 10,000 mintage - is difficult to find. I catalog it at $6.50. Sold to a single bidder for the start price.

 

8/1/13

Ohio, Brunswick. 1966 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar. I haven't been able to locate the mintage on this piece yet, but it is scarce enough to list it for $6.00. Unusual space-themed design. This nice uncirculated piece was offered for an opening price of 99¢ plus $1.69 shipping. I put a bid in for a few bucks, and was pleased to win it at the opening price as the only bidder! You guys missed a good one here!

 

8/1/13

Wisconsin, Evansville. 1966 Centennial Half Dollar. Unknown mintage, catalog value $4.00. Sold to a single bidder at the opening price of $1.00, plus $2.95 shipping.

 

8/1/13

Indiana, Bloomington - Monroe. 1968 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar. Uncertain mintage, but at the time of issue it was noted that a maximum of 10,000 would be struck - I have no information on whether that maximum was met or not. I catalog these for $3.50. This uncirculated specimen was offered for $8.00 plus $10.55 shipping, but guess what - it didn't sell! Re-listed for the next two consecutive weeks, still with no sales, before the seller ended the listing.

 

8/1/13

Montana, West Yellowstone. 1980 Trade Dollar, circulated. Offered for $6.30 plus $2.70 shipping. No bidders. Catalog $5.00 in uncirculated.

 

8/2/13

Washington, Ephrata. 1973 Freedom Festival Dollar. Offered for an opening bid of 99¢ this token drew 5 bids and sold for $2.76 plus $1.00 shipping. Catalog for this first year of the Freedom Festival Dollars is $6.00.

 

8/3/13

Hawaii. 1959 Crossroads of the Pacific Souvenir Coin, goldene, about uncirculated. Another So-Called Dollar, so it is much in demand. There were 10,000 made and they are easily available, but they are usually priced much higher than non-So-Called Dollars from the same period, and of similar mintage. I catalog it for $5.00, but the So-Called crowd pushed it up to $14.38 with FREE shipping, after a start of $3.99.

 

8/3/13

Indiana, Jasper. 1966 Centennial Half Dollar. Described as Jasper, Alberta. Sold for its opening bid of 99¢ plus just $1.00 for shipping. I catalog these for $3.50. I wonder if it would have sold for more if it was properly described?

 

8/4/13

Arizona, Lake Havasu City. 1974 London Bridge Dollar. Start was $3.00 plus $1.50 shipping. There were 5 bidders, and it ended up at $17.16 - the highest price I have seen this year sell for on Ebay. Not the rare restrike, this was a regular original issue which I catalog at $4.00. Mintage 20,000. Still a bargain if you compare that price to the $107.00 once asked by the Lake Havasu Rotary Club, but they are sold out there anyway.

 

8/4/13

California, Lawndale. Undated Pirate Days 10¢, about uncirculated. With a catalog value of $6.00, this is the only easily obtainable denomination from this set of municipals. Start was 99¢, and shipping the same. It was just too cheap so I had to bid. I won it for $1.04. Cheapo, cheapo, cheapo!

 

8/4/13

North Dakota, Bismarck. 1961 Dakota Territory Trail West Half Dollar. Very common with a minimum of 65,000 struck. Catalog value $2.00. Start was just 99¢ plus a postage fee of $2.95. There were two bids and it sold for $3.02.

 

8/4/13

South Carolina, Beaufort County. 1962 400th Anniversary of Port Royal Half Dollar. I do not have the mintage statistics on this issue, but it is not hard to find. Catalog value $4.00, and this one offered for $6.50 with FREE shipping did not attract a single bid.

 

8/5/13

Florida, Kissimmee. 1983 Centennial Dollar. Start was 99¢ plus $3.00 shipping. There were 6 bids by 2 bidders and it sold for $7.60. Catalog value $5.00

 

8/5/13

Mississippi, Booneville. 1961 Centennial Half Dollar. Mintage 2,500, catalog value $6.50. This one was graded MS64 and was housed in a NGC Holder. It sold to a single bidder for $18.00.

 

8/5/13

Missouri, St. Charles. 1969 Bicentennial Half Dollars, a pair of gilt brass pieces, one appearing brassy, the other coppery. Both in NGC Holders graded MS64. Opening price for the pair was $35.00 plus $2.85 shipping. No bids. Catalog value $5.00 each.

 

8/5/13

Montana, Plentywood. 1952 50th Anniversary Half Dollar. Graded MS64 and encapsulated by NGC. Mintage 5,000 and catalog $4.50. Offered for $18.00 plus $2.85 shipping. There were no bids.

 

8/6/13

Nebraska, Superior. 1967 State Centennial Half Dollar. Offered for $4.75 plus $1.95 shipping, this $4.00 catalog piece gained no bids this week. Offered for $3.75 plus $2.25 shipping the following week, it still did not sell. The third time was the charm because when it was offered for $4.00 with FREE shipping it sold to a single bidder at the opening price.

 

8/7/13

Arizona, Lake Havasu City. 1973 London Bridge Dollar - the smaller sized cast grey metal issue that is the hardest to find of the early years of the LHC Dollars. The catalog value is $10.00 and mintage is 25,000. The price is now up to $156.00 on the London Bridge Rotary Club website...but it is currently unavailable. This one was started at $2.99, but 6 bids by 2 bidders quickly sent the sale price up to $36.00. Pretty high, I think, and probably an eBay record, but the shipping was FREE.

 

8/7/13

Arizona, Lake Havasu City. 1974 London Bridge Dollar in well-used extremely fine condition. Mintage 20,000, Catalog value $4.00 and easily located in the collector's marketplace. Until recently it was available on the issuers' website for $107.00. Perhaps that unavailibility is the reason this one sold for so much. The start was $1.99 with FREE shipping. Five bids pushed its sale price up to $15.50. A remarkable price for one in this condition, in fact it was so dirty and spotty that I couldn't tell whether it was the die crack or no die crack variety.

 

8/7/13

Arizona, Lake Havasu City. 1975 London Bridge Dollar in cleaned, almost uncirculated condition. Offered for $2.99 with FREE shipping by the same seller as the previous lot. This one also is now on the unavailable list from the issuer, but it only attracted a single bid. Same mintage and value as the last - 20,000 and $4.00. Variety without the die crack through "L" of London.

 

8/8/13

Illinois, Elmwood Park. 1964 Golden Jubilee Dollar. Unknown mintage, catalog value $4.50. This one was offered for a bid of $20.00 plus $2.00 shipping. No bids.

 

8/8/13

Pennsylvania, Manheim. 1962 Bicentennial Half Dollar. Mintage 5,000, catalog value $4.00. This choice uncirculated piece started at 99¢ and two bidders sent the sale price all the way up to $1.15. Shipping was just $2.07, so this was a nice buy.

 

8/9/13

Indiana, Brazil. 1962 Friendship Festival Half Dollar. Offered for $1.95 plus $3.00 shipping, I was the only bidder. It looks like everyone who wanted one of these previously unknown tokens has gotten one. It didn't take long! I will probably list these for $5.00 unless additional information on their availability comes to light.

 

8/9/13

Montana. Undated Buffalo Dollar, copper version. Catalog $7.50. Sold to a single bidder for $10.00 plus $2.00 shipping. Hard to find!

 

8/10/13

Michigan, Howell. 1963 Centennial Half Dollar. The start was $1.99 plus $3.00 shipping, but no one bid. It's pretty common though, 20,000 were made and it catalogs for just $3.00.

 

8/10/13

Michigan, Montague. 1967 Centennial Half Dollar in sterling silver. The regular "goldene" issue is easy to find and catalogs at just $4.00, but the 100 silver specimens that were originally offered to collectors for $6.00 now list for $22.50 - probably going up to $25.00 or $27.50 in the next edition. I already had this in my collection, plus a duplicate or two, but I decided to bid even thought the start was just at the limit of what I would want to pay for another. The starting bid was $42.99 plus $3.00 shipping, and I turned out to be the only bidder. It arrived safely a few days later, and I was pleased to add another scarce one to my "traders" box. Not so on the next item - also a silver Michigan MTC, offered by a different seller...

 

8/11/13

Michigan Kalkaska County. 100th Anniversary Coin in sterling silver. An interesting story here. This coin, which I did not have in this metal, was offered for an opening bid of $2.99 plus $2.00 shipping. I put in a very high bid and when it closed at just $3.58, I was astounded, but very pleased to add a new token to my collection. Probably the other bidders did not notice that it was a silver specimen as the seller did not note it in his description - but the STERLING stamp on the obverse was plain to see. I even bragged to my coworkers (I work at a big coin auction house whose name you would all recognize) about my good buy on ebay and joked that because it was such a good deal I doubted that it would arrive. When it did arrive a few days later there was a neat slit the exact size of the coin on the edge of the regular letter envelope it was mailed in, and the coin was gone! Very strange - it was the first coin in years that had not arrived safely. The seller, who sells coins and exonumia almost exclusively, assured me it was in the envelope when he mailed it. I don't know, it seems to me at least to be common sense to package a large heavy silver-dollar sized coin like this securely. If you are not going to use a padded mailer of some kind, you ought to at least put it in a flip or coin envelope and tape it to a sheet of paper. Then too, you ought to send it as a "non-machinable" letter so it doesn't get squeezed through the canceling and sorting machinery. A loose coin could easily just get pushed through the thin paper of a letter envelope in the normal processing of a letter. Anyhow, I felt sorry for the seller for not getting anywhere near even the silver value of his coin, but I felt much worse at loosing out on a coin I needed! I even told him I'd offer a very nice price if he could come up with another example of the coin, but unfortunately he didn't have one. There were 1,000 bronze ones which I catalog for $5.00, and an undetermined number of silver ones, which list at $35.00. Dang! Dang, dang, dang!

 

8/11/13

Michigan, Calhoun County. 1948 Centennial Fair Quarter. Offered for an opening bid of $14.99 plus $2.07 shipping, it sold to a single bidder. I catalog this one for $6.50.

 

8/11/13

Michigan, Traverse City. 1947 Centennial Quarter. Nice uncirculated, but holed as all I have seen are. The start was $4.99 plus $2.00 shipping. No bids. Catalog value $4.50.

 

8/11/13

California, San Buenaventura. 1966 Centennial Half Dollar. Offered for $6.50 with FREE shipping, but there were no bids. Catalog $4.00.

 

8/11/13

Indiana, Elkhart. 1958 Centennial Half Dollar. Mintage 10,000, Catalog value $5.00.  The starting price was 99¢ for this nice uncirculated specimen. Even though there were 5 bids, it ended up selling for just $1.60 plus $1.29 shipping. An unappreciated bargain!

 

8/11/13

Iowa, Miles. 1972 Centennial Coin. Mintage 2,500 and catalog value $4.50. Start was 99¢ plus $2.95 shipping. Sold at the opening bid to a single bidder.

 

8/12/13

Nebraska, Gothenburg. 1960 Pony Express Centennial. The start was $14.99 plus $2.65 shipping. It sold for the opening bid to a single bidder! Mintage 5,000 with a catalog value of either $3.50 or $4.50 depending whether it is the up/up (medal) orientation or the up/down (coin) orientation variety. The variety could not be determined from the picture or description. The up/up variety is the scarcer of the two.

 

8/12/13

Oregon, Redmond. 1959 Oregon Centennial Half Dollar. Mintage was 20,000 total and it comes in two main varieties: With or without smoke from the chimneys on the left side of the obverse. This was the no smoke variety, the scarcer of the two, which catalogs for $3.50. The no smoke variety lists for $2.50. Sold at the opening bid of $3.99 with FREE shipping.

 

8/13/13

Arizona, Casa Grande. 1979 Centennial Dollar, type redeemable through January 1979. Catalog value $5.00, mintage unknown. Offered for $4.99 with FREE shipping. After three bids it sold for $9.00.

 

8/13/13

Colorado, Breckenridge. 1978 ULLR Fest One Krone. Good for a warm welcome at any participating business in Breckenridge. An unusual issue, and quite scarce. Catalog value $12.50. The start was $9.99 plus an additional $1.99 shipping. It sold to a single bidder for the opening price. A bargain!

 

8/13/13

Connecticut, Haddam. 1962 Tercentenary Half Dollar. After a start of $2.50, two bids sent this token up to a sale price of $4.10 plus $1.00 shipping. Mintage 3,000 - catalog value $6.50. The Haddam pieces, which come in two varieties, are the only straight forward traditional MTCs from Connecticut.

 

8/13/13

Indiana, Logansport. 1976 US Bicentennial and Cass County Sesquicentennial Dollar in gilt brass. One of the scarcer finishes of this issue. The antique brass and antique silver plate pieces were the regular issues and are fairly easy to find but this golden brass version was produced for collectors in a quantity of only 400 pieces. I believe the same is true for the fine silver version. Offered for just 99¢ plus $1.95 shipping, this sold to a lucky single bidder for the opening price. I catalog this variety at $8.50.

 

8/13/13

Missouri, Moniteau County. 1966 Fair Centennial Half Dollar. These catalog for $4.50. A single bidder took it for its opening price of $2.50 plus $1.00 shipping.

 

8/13/13

Washington, Colville. 1976 U.S. Bicentennial Dollar. Catalog Value $5.00. Start was 99¢ plus $3.00 shipping, and two bidders pushed the sale price up to $1.88, which - with the shipping fee - was just about right.

 

8/13/13

Wyoming, Laramie. 1968 Centennial Half Buck. Start was $2.50 and shipping just a dollar more, but there were no bids. Catalog $4.00.

 

8/14/13

Hawaii, Kauai. 1973 Gold Plated and sterling silver Dollars, numbered. Late variety with a single pair of figures at either side of the shrine. Scarce and cataloging only $6.00 and $17.50, which is now too low. Start for the pair was 99¢, and postage just $1.79. Four bidders pushed the price up to $44.88, which I think was a very nice bargain.

 

8/14/13

Iowa, Pella. 1972 Dutch Dollars in bronze and nickel silver. The second year for this series of MTCs that continues to this day. In 1971 1,000 coins were ordered and there were a few hundred left over after the celebration ended, so it was determined that only 600 pieces would be made for 1972. This time the dollars caught on quickly and sold out - so 400 more were ordered, but in nickel silver to distinguish them from the original issue. There were still nickel silver coins left to sell to collectors after the celebration, but as the earlier golden brass pieces were all dispersed, they were regarded as "rare" and gained in value while the nickel silver ones (of which fewer were made) were still available for the original price from the issuer. A few brass pieces turned up during the year following, and they were offered for $25.00 by the Chamber of Commerce to people wanting to complete their sets. When these were gone, the C of C offered to PAY $25 each for them, and any they got were offered for sale at $50.00! I catalog the NS pieces for $7.50 and the brass ones at $25.00 - which should probably drop to $15.00 or less in the next edition because the craze for Iowa Municipal tokens has vanished. Ten or fifteen years ago there were more than 100 people actively seeking out Iowa MTCs and other commemoratives - today I don't believe there are even a dozen serious collectors left. But back to this pair of tokens...They were offered for $14.99 plus $3.00 shipping and I was the only one who bothered to bid. I believe this was a bargain, and was surprised no one else wanted this pair of low mintage MTCs.

 

8/14/13

Kansas, Hays City. 1967 Centennial Dollar, silver clad, in original Franklin Mint folder. Mintage 610 that were originally sold to collectors for $2.50. Current catalog value $12.50. This example was offered for $18.00 plus $1.88 shipping, but it did not get a bid. Relisted the following three weeks for a dollar less, it still did not attract a bid. The seller lowered the price another dollar, to $16.00 - still plus that $1.88 shipping - and when it once again did not sell, he ended the listing.

 

8/14/13

Maryland, Frederick County. 1962 Hagerstown Bi-Centennial Half Dollar - Gathland Memorial variety. Very common, with a reported mintage of 60,000. It comes in orientation varieties, this being the most common u/d variety, with a catalog value of $2.50. This specimen in a NGC slab, graded MS 65, and with an opening bid of $36.00 plus $4.00 shipping. No bids, of course. Relisted week after week for a few dollars less, $32.00, and still available as of the date of this writing, October 10.

 

8/14/13

Michigan, Grayling. 1949 Camp Grayling Canoe Championship Quarter. One of the scarcer early Michigan quarters with a catalog value of $8.50 in the typical extremely fine condition - this one uncirculated, or very nearly so. Offered for an opening bid of $24.95 plus $1.95 shipping, it attracted a single bid.

 

8/14/13

Nebraska, Neligh. 1973 Centennial Dollar. Not easy to find, and with a catalog value of $6.00. Offered for just 99¢ plus $1.95 shipping, this listing attracted no bids. The picture was dark and made the coin look dirty, which probably explains why no one bid. Relisted at the same price two weeks later, it went through another week of Ebay without being bid on.

 

8/16/13

Alabama, Mobile. 1961 250th Anniversary - Pierre Lemoyne variety. Mintage 5,000 and catalog value $3.00. This was a well worn example maybe very fine, probably extremely fine. Dark and unappealing. Offered for $5.99 plus $1.50 shipping. No bids.

 

8/18/13

Kansas, El Dorado. 1965 50 Years of Oil Half Dollar. Offered for $9.95 plus $1.69 shipping, this one drew no bids. Catalog value $5.00. Placed into the sellers store for the same price, but with free shipping, it is still available as of the date of this writing, October 13.

 

8/18/13

Nebraska, Gothenburg. 1960 Pony Express Centennial Half Dollar. Offered for a start of 98¢ plus $3.00 shipping, this lot drew 2 bids and sold for $2.59. Mintage 5,000 and catalog of either $3.50 or $4.50 depending on the orientation, which couldn't be determined from the photographs.

 

8/18/13

Ohio, Genoa. 1966 Centennial Half Dollar. Offered for $3.99 plus 95¢ shipping. No bids. Low mintage of 1,000 and catalog value $6.00 - and it was a nice brilliant problem-free specimen!

 

8/18/13

Oklahoma, Weatherford. 1973 75th Anniversary Half Dollar. Start was $4.99 with FREE shipping, but there were no bids. Mintage unknown, but the catalog value is $4.50.

 

8/19/13

Alaska, Indian. 1967 Alaska Purchase Centennial One Drink token from Jim's Saloon. This private issue token catalogs for $3.50. Offered for $9.95 with FREE shipping, it did not get a single bid.

 

8/19/13

Illinois, Bloomington. 1966 50th Anniversary Young Men's Club Commemorative Dollar. Scarce, Catalog $7.50. Although issued to celebrate the anniversary of a private club, this coin was redeemable by a bank and was spendable anywhere in town. Started at $9.95 plus $1.65 shipping. No sale. Re listed and still available at the original price.

 

8/19/13

Kansas, Territorial Centennial. 1961 Ford County Centennial Coin. This offering was for a pair of easily obtainable Ford County coins. Catalog $2.50 each. Offered for $9.99 plus $3.50 shipping. There were two bids and the lot sold for $10.49.

 

8/19/13

Kansas, Hays. 1967 Centennial Dollar, silver clad version. Mintage 610, catalog value $12.50. Offered for $4.95 with FREE shipping, this item drew 3 bids and sold for $7.38, which was a nice bargain for someone.

 

8/19/13

Kansas, Wellington. 1971 Centennial Dollar. Probably the unnumbered edge variety, but you can't tell from the photos. Offered for $9.95 plus 99¢ shipping. No bids. These catalog at $5.00 or $3.50 more if it had the numbered edge. Relisted for an additional month at a slightly lowered price, $8.95, the listing ended on September 18 still with no bids.

 

8/19/13

Montana, Wolf Point. 1965 Golden Jubilee Dollar. Catalog value $4.50. This one is a NGC encapsulated specimen graded MS65. The start was $18.00 ($28.95 Buy it Now) plus $2.85 shipping. There were no bids.

 

8/19/13

Oregon, Klamath Falls (Linkville). 1967 Centennial Buck. Catalog $4.50 with an unknown mintage. This one offered for $1.99 plus $1.95 shipping did not sell this week - or in the following week when it was offered at the same price.

 

8/19/13

Pennsylvania, Exeter Township (Reading). 1967 236th Anniversary Half Dollar. Start was $1.99 and postage $1.95. No Bids. Offered again the following week at the same price when two bidders placed their bids and it sold for $2.24. Catalog $4.00

 

8/19/13

Texas, Columbus. 1973 150th Anniversary Commemorative Coin. A new one to me. Never before listed. Offered for $2.99 plus $2.00 shipping, I was very pleased to win this for just $3.24 with only one other person bidding. This coin will probably list for $10.00 or so. It would have been listed at a higher price if it had a denomination instead of being a "Commemorative Coin.

 

8/20/13

Hawaii. "1883" King Kalakaua I Akahi Dala in gilt aluminum. Mintage unknown, catalog $3.50. Offered, and sold, for $7.99 with FREE shipping.

 

8/20/13

Illinois, Elmwood Park. 1964 Golden Jubilee Commemorative Dollar. Starting bid was set at $20.00 plus $2.00 shipping. Not surprisingly there were no bids. Mintage unknown, catalog value $4.50.

 

8/20/13

Pennsylvania, Watsontown. 1967 Watsontown Centennial Half Dollar. Catalog value $4.00, unknown mintage. This piece was offered for $1.99 with a postage charge of $1.65. There were no bids. Offered for 5 additional weeks at the same price before it finally sold to a single bidder.

 

8/20/13

Texas, Harlingen. 1960 50th Anniversary Half Dollar. Mintage 2,650, catalog value $4.00. Offered for $10.00 plus $1.75 postage. No sale.

 

8/20/13

Washington, Connell. Undated (c.1960-1961) Fall Festival Half Dollar. Offered for $4.99 with FREE shipping. A scarce issue that lists for $10.00. No one else wanted it, so I was able to buy it for the opening bid.

 

8/21/13

Nebraska, Milford. 1964 Centennial Half Dollar. Offered for $3.99 plus $1.89 postage. Sold at the initial bid level to a single bidder. This piece catalogs for $5.00, mintage unknown.

 

8/22/13

New York, New York City. 1964 World's Fair Louisiana Pavilion 100 Cents. The first of these on ebay since last November. Like all the others, heavily scrubbed, removing the white metal plating and leaving a coppery finish. Since that time I have seen an example with its original finish, confirming that that was the way they were issued. This one was offered for $14.95 plus $3.50 shipping and ended at a high bid of $17.45 after two bids. 

 

8/23/13

Illinois, Franklin Park. 1967 Diamond Jubilee Half Dollar.  Offered by a seller in Uruguay at a starting price of $6.00 plus an additional $7.00 shipping. There were three bids and it sold for a remarkable $23.00 - that is $30.00 when you add in the postage! Not bad for a token that catalogs for only $5.00.

 

8/23/13

Nebraska, Cozad. 1973 Centennial Half Dollar. This issue is a little hard-to-find and catalogs for $6.50. This specimen offered for $3.44 plus $1.99 shipping sold to a lone bidder.

 

8/23/13

Alaska, Fairbanks. 1959 Statehood Dollar in what appeared to be the rare antique bronze finish. The picture looked exactly right for the antiqued version ($22.50 or $25.00 depending if it is numbered on the edge or not), but when it arrived it turned out to be the regular goldene version (catalog value $1.50). Not the first time I have been fooled like this. At least it did not cost very much - $1.99 plus $3.00 shipping. It's a good thing no one else bid, it could have cost me a lot more. But it did get me all primed up for another great purchase the next day...

 

8/24/13

Alaska, Fairbanks. 1959 Statehood Dollar in silver - even rarer than the antique bronze version I had won for virtually nothing the day before. This one started at $5.99 with $2.07 shipping. I was astounded when I won it for the opening bid. What a bargain - these catalog for $50.00 each! I couldn't believe my luck, getting these two rare Alaska MTCs one after the other at incredible bargain prices! But as you've guessed, when it arrived it was the regular goldene version again. It was the same item pictured in the description as it had the same distinguishing flaws, but it did not have the silver color of the illustration at all. The composition was not mentioned by the seller. I think some digital cameras can be adjusted to produce false colors, or perhaps different types of lighting can be used that give off incorrect colors. Once again I was lucky that there was no competition, because that could have been a costly mistake. But then no one else was fooled by the dollar sized silver token for only $5.99... so maybe I was just being a little bit wishful.

 

8/24/13

Arizona, Lake Havasu City. 1991 London Bridge Rotary Club 20th Anniversary Dollar. Set of two, goldene and copper, both uncirculated. These catalog $2.50 each, and the goldene version is still available on the LHC Rotary Club website for $14.00. The set was offered for an opening bid of $90.00 or a Buy It Now price of $125.00, either with FREE shipping. No sale, so the set was offered again at $60.00, still with no response.

 

8/24/13

Iowa, Burlington. 1964 126th Anniversary Half Dollar. Five thousand of these were made, and today they catalog for $3.50. This specimen offered for $3.99 plus $1.85 did not attract a bid. Listed again at the same price, with the same result. Then the seller tried a different strategy - he raised the price to $5.49, but that didn't work either so the listing was ended.

 

8/24/13

Ohio, Guernsey County. 1948 Sesquicentennial 5 Cents, tan plastic. Catalog $3.50. Offered for $1.99 plus $2.50 shipping. No bids, so it was offered a further week - still without a bid.

 

8/25/13

Michigan, Antrim County. 1950 Chain O'Lakes Quarter. This about uncirculated example was offered for $2.99 plus $2.00 shipping. Two bids pushed the price to $4.12. Catalog value $6.50.

 

8/25/13

Michigan, Grenville. 1944 Centennial Quarter in typical extremely fine/almost uncirculated condition. Catalog value $5.00. This piece was offered for $7.99 with FREE shipping. Sold to a single bidder. An interesting issue in that the town Centennial was in 1944, but the celebration was delayed until 1948 because of World War II.

 

8/25/13

Michigan, Traverse City. 1947 Centennial Quarter. Uncirculated, holed (as all are). Catalog $4.50. Offered for, and sold to a lone bidder, for $4.99 plus $2.00 shipping.  This issue is not hard to locate in uncirculated condition.

 

8/25/13

Michigan, Wyoming. 1962 Wyoming Days Half Dollar, almost uncirculated. Offered for $6.50 with FREE shipping. Mintage 10,000 and catalog value $3.00. A single bidder won it for the opening bid.

 

8/25/13

New York, Palmyra. 1964 175th Anniversary Half Dollar. Mintage 5,000 and catalog value $4.50. Offered for $6.50 with FREE shipping. Sold to a single bidder.

 

8/25/13

New York, Perinton. Sesquicentennial Half Dollar. Catalog value $3.50, and known in orientation varieties that do not affect the value. Start $6.50 with free shipping. Sold to a single bidder at the opening price.

 

8/25/13

Oregon, Bend. 1959 Oregon Centennial Half Dollar. Mintage 2,500 - Catalog value $6.00. This one started at $6.50 and rose to $23.00 after 4 bids by 3 bidders. FREE shipping.

 

8/25/13

Oregon, Nyssa. 1959 Oregon Centennial Half Dollar. Start was $6.50 with FREE shipping. This specimen attracted a remarkable 16 bids - one for $6.52, and then a bidding war began between two new bidders who eventually raised the price to $29.04. Wow! The catalog price is only $4.50, which - considering the mintage of 2,500 pieces - is probably about $2.00 too low today.

 

8/25/13

West Virginia, Summers County (Hinton). 1963 State Centennial Half Dollar. A scarce issue, despite the relatively high mintage of 15,000. Offered for $9.95 with FREE shipping, this slightly circulated specimen sold for the initial bid to a lone bidder. The goldene version (as this one was) catalogs for $7.50. Two hundred additional pieces were struck in nickel-silver and sold at auction. Today they catalog for $15.00.

 

8/26/13

Alabama, Mobile. 1961 250th Anniversary Half Dollar. Six flags version. Mintage 5,000 and catalog value $3.00. Offered for $8.50 opening bid and $1.95 shipping. Too high. There were no bids. Offered for 5 additional weeks at the same price before the seller gave up and ended the listing.

 

8/26/13

Illinois, Carthage. 1962 125th Anniversary Half Dollar. The start was 99¢ plus $1.00 shipping and it sold for $2.88 after receiving four bids. Catalog value $5.00.

 

8/26/13

Missouri, Saint Charles. 1969 Bicentennial Half Dollar. Started at $4.99 plus $1.00 shipping, this one finally sold for $8.24 after 7 bids by just 2 bidders. Catalog value $5.00.

 

8/26/13

Ohio, Bedford. 1962 125th Anniversary Half Dollar. Offered for 99¢ plus $1.00 shipping. Two bids - sale price $1.34. Catalog value $4.00.

 

8/26/13

Pennsylvania, Exeter Township (Reading). (236th) Anniversary Half Dollar. Catalog value $4.00. This one started at $1.99 plus $1.95 shipping. There were two bids and it sold for $2.24.

 

8/27/13

Indiana, Washington. Sesquicentennial Half Dollar. An easy to find issue that catalogs for $3.50. Offered unsuccessfully for $3.99 plus $3.00 shipping. Offered repeatedly until October 23 when the listing was ended.

 

8/27/13

Iowa, Colfax. Undated Chamber of Commerce Dollar. Catalog $10.00, and this one sold for almost exactly that - $6.99 plus $3.00 to a single bidder.

 

8/27/13

Montana, Richey. 1966 50th Anniversary Dollar. Starting bid was $6.00 plus a reasonable $1.00 shipping. No bids. Relisted repeatedly since that time, and at the same price - except that there is now an $8.50 Buy It Now option (it is still available as of 10/26). The listing photograph makes it look slightly circulated.

 

8/27/13

West Virginia. 1963 Centennial Dollar in yellow plastic. No mintage data, but this statewide issue must have been made in a rather large quantity. I catalog it for $4.00. This was put on the auction block for $2.99 plus $2.50 shipping, but did not sell. The seller tried three additional times at the same price with the same result.

 

8/28/13

Indiana, Ft. Wayne. 1976 U. S. Bicentennial 20¢ private issue from A-Z Coins. This is one of the many cent-size Bicentennial issues of the Patrick Mint that I still need. Glad to get it! Offered for $4.99 with FREE shipping. It catalogs for $5.00.

 

8/28/13

Illinois, Mt. Olive. 1965 Centennial Half Dollar. Graded MS 65 and in a NGC slab. Opening price was $15.00 and it sold for $16.02 after 3 bids. Catalog $4.00.

 

8/28/13

Illinois, Warsaw.  1962 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar. Not an easy one to find, and when found, usually in slightly circulated condition. This one fully uncirculated. Offered for $6.99 plus $3.00 shipping, I was able to buy this one for my duplicate box with no competition. Catalog value $5.00 it the usual XF/AU condition.

 

8/28/13

Iowa, Newell. 1969 Centennial Half Dollar. Mintage 2,000 and catalog value $5.00. Graded MS65 and slabbed by NGC. Sold to a single bidder at the opening price of $15.00 plus $2.85 shipping.

 

8/28/13

Montana, Plentywood. 1962 50th Anniversary Half Dollar.  In a NGC "slab" holder and graded MS65. It opened at $15.00 plus $2.85 shipping and drew two bids, selling at $15.50. Mintage 5,000 - catalog value $4.50.

 

8/28/13

Nebraska, Oakland. 1963 Centennial Half Dollar. Mintage uncertain, but that doesn't matter because the bulk of the issue was confiscated by the U. S. Government because it interfered with their exclusive right to strike circulating coins. The ones actually at the bank were taken, and people were told to turn in any they had, but plenty have survived to keep collectors happy, so far. Noted by seller as "no wear, but stains on front". Not too bad, I didn't think. Unsold. The seller raised his price to $12.95, still with the $3.07 shipping fee and put it in his Ebay Seller's Store. Still available today, now with a Make Offer option.

 

8/28/13

Ohio, Tiffin - Seneca. 1967 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar. This example graded MS 65 and housed in a NGC "slab". Opening price was $15.00 plus $2.85 shipping. Sold to a single bidder. This one catalogs for $4.00, but not in the fancy holder.

 

8/29/13

Louisiana, Morgan City. 1960 Centennial Half Dollar. One of only four types of Louisiana MTCs. Mintage unknown, but catalog value $5.00. Offered for $7.99 plus $1.70 shipping, this specimen brought a respectable $10.50 after two bids.

 

8/31/13

Kansas. 1961 Kansas Statehood Centennial Coin of Crawford County. Much easier to find than the next listing for Ness County. Offered for $2.99 plus $1.10 shipping, it sold for the opening bid of $2.99.

 

8/31/13

Kansas. 1961 Kansas Statehood Centennial Coin of Ness County. A more difficult County to locate. Offered for $2.99 plus $1.10 shipping, this one sold for $4.15 after 2 bids. A bargain, I think.

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