MTCS ON EBAY AUGUST 2017

 

8/1/17

Arizona, Mesa.  1978 Centennial Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $5.00. This one holed at top with a necklace chain attached.  Offered for $7.99 plus $3.00.  No bids. The following week the start dropped to $5.99, but that still was not enough.  On August 10 the lot was ended unsold. I believe this is the first holed one I have seen.

 

 

8/1/17

Arizona, Prescott.  Set of the first four Prescott dollars, 1978-81 in a plastic case.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $23.00.  The start - which was not met - was $29.00.  Postage $4.85 more.  It was listed at that price until October 2, when the listing was cancelled by the seller.

 

 

8/1/17

Nevada.  1964 Centennial year Service Club Coin.  Mintge 10,000.  Catalog value $4.00.  Offered for a start of $6.99 plus $3.00 more for shipping.  Listed again on  August 8, but immediately cancelled “because the item is no longer available”. 

 

 

8/2/17

Alabama, Muscle Shoals.  1962 Civil War Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 10,000.  Catalog value $3.50.  This one sold to a single bidder for the opening bid of $2.99, but the winner had to pay a ridiculous postal charge of $6.87. 

 

 

8/2/17

Kentucky, Paducah.  1941 Strawberry Festival Nickel.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $7.50.  This one in a dirty, spotted AU condition.  Sold to a single bidder at the $9.99 plus $2.70 start.

 

 

8/2/17

Missouri, St. Charles.  1969 BiCentennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $5.00.  Up for bid starting at $4.99 with $2.75 more for shipping.  After a month it became a BIN item at the same price, and has remained available at that price ever since.  The current listing is set to end on October 7.

 

 

8/2/17

North Dakota.  1972 North Dakota Souvenir Dollar.  Mintage 4,000.  Catalog value $3.50, assuming this to be the standard lettered and numbered edge variety.  Worth $5.00 of it is the scarcer plain edge variety.  It didn’t really matter which variety it was because the seller wanted $24.99 plus $2.75 for his About Uncirculated copy. On Septemer 14, the start dropped significantly - to $19.99.  It has been available ever since at that price - the present listing ends on October 6.

 

 

8/3/17

North Dakota, Bismarck.  1961 Dakota Territory Centennial Half Dollars.  Set of Golden Brass and Nickel Silver with the shield reverse.  Mintage 50,000 and 1,00 respectively - the nickel silver one looking plated as parts were flaking away leaving a bronzy area underneath.  Catalog value $2.00 and $5.00.  These could have been had for the start of $2.49 ($7.49 BIN), but there were no bids.  The pair was not relisted.

 

 

8/3/17

North Dakota, Enderlin.  1966 Diamond Jubilee Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $3.50.  This example was in an unattractive XF/AU condition.  The start was $1.49 and the postage was $2.75.  Listed, unsuccessfully for just this one week.  Not relisted.

 

 

8/3/17

Ohio, Mansfield.  1958 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar, Golden Brass version.  Mintage 10,000.  Catalog value $5.00.  Start was 99¢ and postage $3.49 more.  No bids, then listed for an additional week at the same price - with the same result.  

 

 

8/3/17

Russia/USA 1988 1 Ruble / 1 Dollar Disarmament Token made from scrapped Soviet SS-4 medium range missles.  Unknown mintage.  Not previously cataloged.  Offered for $17.00 ($22.10 BIN) plus $4.00 shipping from Lithuania.  There were no bids and it was listed for 2 more weeks at the BIN price only. I’m not sure if these should be listed, but an intriguing issue and sort of municipal-like.

 

 

8/4/17

Iowa, Atlantic.  1968 Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 15,000.  Catalog value $2.50.  There are two orientation varieties - Up/Up and Up/Down, but both have the same value, and there was no way to tell which this was from the photos.  Offered for $5.50 plus $2.85 initially, but then changed to $8.99 with FREE shipping until September 3, when the seller ended his listing unsold. 

 

 

8/4/17

Kansas.  1941 Coronado Quarto Centennial Pony express tokens.  Included a nickel-silver 5¢ and a brass non spendable issue.  Both were uncirculated - the brass one with a spot.  The nickel-silver piece catalogs for $4.00. The start was just 99¢ plus $3.00 shipping and no one bid the first week.  It did sell on its second week to a single bidder.

 

 

8/4/17

Texas.  Undated Texas Dollar - Private issue for Don Casey Company.  This is one of the more common “Texas Dollars”, but I am not sure if I will continue to list it.  What does it commemorate??? Texas, I suppose.  Unknown Mintage.  Catalog value $15.00 (back in the days when silver was well under $10.00 an ounce.  This one was being offered for $31.95 with FREE shipping.  It has been offered ever since at the same price, and is currently set for an October 4 ending.

 

 

8/5/17

Michigan, Albion.  1981 Festival of the Forks Two Dollars.  Mintage 1,100.  Catalog value $6.50.  This one started at 99¢ plus $2.50 and sold for a reasonable $1.50 after just two bids.

 

 

8/5/17

Michigan, Brighton.  1867 Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 5,000.  Catalog value $3.50.  Offered starting at $3.85 plus $3.00 shipping - then up to $4.75 Buy It Now after a month - then finally down a bit to $4.35 plus $3.00 until it ended on September 13.

 

 

8/5/17

Michigan, Fowlerville.  1961 125th Anniversary Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.50.  Opening bid was $3.85 plus $3.00, but there were no bids.  The seller then raised his price to $4.75 Buy It Now.  The price then dropped a bit to $4.35, still plus that $3.00 shipping, and when it did not sell by September 13, the seller ended his listing unsold.   

 

 

8/5/17

New York, Friendship.  1965 SesquiCentennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $7.50.  With a start of $3.85 and postage $3.00 more, I thought this one would be snapped up quickly - but I was wrong.  After a month the price was raised a bit, to  $4.75 Buy It Now- then lowered to $4.35 plus $3.00.  It’s too cheap - I am going to Buy It Now.  This is just the second of these I have spotted on Ebay since I have started these listings, and the first one in over 3 years, so it has to be scarce.  I bought that last one too, back in 2014.

 

 

8/5/17

Texas, Wilson County.  1960 Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 3,500.  Catalog value $6.50.  Offered for a reasonable $3.85 plus $3.50 for a month, then up to $4.75 plus $3.50 Buy It Now only for the next 4 weeks, Then down a bit to $4.35 plus $3.00 since then.  The current listing for this About Uncirculated piece ends on October 7. 

 

 

8/7/17

Indiana, Washington.  1966 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $3.50.  The star was $2.00 plus $1.00 shipping. No bids. Not relisted.

 

 

 

8/7/17

Washington, Marblemount.  1991 Souvenir Dollar.  Mintage 10,000.  Catalog value $3.50.  This one was offered for $24.99 (Canadian) plus $3.99 more for shipping.  When there were no bids, it was made a BIN item  at a lower price - $22.99 plus $3.99.  Still available in the seller’s store at this price two months later.

 

 

8/8/17

Hawaii, Honolulu.  1974 Honolulu Dollar struck in Sterling Silver.  Mintage 200.  Catalog value $17.50.  Offered for $75.00 plus $3.00.  Spotty and cleaned.  No bids, but still available for the same price with the current listing ending on October 16.

 

 

8/9/17

Colorado, Cripple Creek.  1976 $1.00 Gold Trade Token.  Mintage 2,000.  Catalog value $7.50.  This About Uncirculated one started at $4.99 plus $3.00 and ended up selling for $7.83 after 3 bids by 2 people.  For some reason the two “Gold Trade Tokens” are very hard to find.    

 

 

8/9/17

Maine, Ellsworth.  1963 Bicentennial / Solar Eclipse Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.50.  Offered for $10.00 plus $3.50 postage.  After one additional week, still without a bid, the listing was ended.

 

 

8/9/17

Washington, Port Angeles.  1948 Derby Dough 100 Fish note.  I don’t list these yet, but one of these days the paper notes may well be included.  This one had a $19.95 plus $3.99 start and sold to a single bidder.

 

 

8/10/17

Alaska, Anchorage.  1967 Oriental Gardens One Drink Token, variety with Oriental Gate and Alaska Centennial on obverse.  Numbered 435.  Condition AU/Unc.  Priced at a $6.95 plus $2.99 starting bid, but it failed to attract a bid and was not relisted.

 

 

8/10/17

Michigan, Marquette.  1949 Centennial Quarter.  Mintage unknown.  Catalog value $5.00.  Condition VF/XF with a little bit of luster remaining.  The start was 99¢ plus just 56¢ shipping.  It sold for $2.25 after 5 bids by 3 bidders.

 

 

8/10/17

Wyoming, Cody.  Undated Days of ’49 Cody Stampede Ten Cents In Fun.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $5.00.  Nice VF/XF condition.  The start was $14.99 plus $2.75 and it ended up selling for $36.00 after 6 bids by 4 bidders.

 

 

8/11/17

Hawaii, Maui.  1997 Maui Trade Dollar.  Authorized mintage 100,000.  Catalog value $2.50.  Offered for a starting bid of $4.95 plus $3.00 shipping.  No bids, and after a second week without a response, the seller ended his listing unsold.  

 

 

8/11/17

Hawaii, Maui.  1998 Maui Trade Dollar.  Authorized mintage 100,000.  Catalog value $2.50.  Offered for a starting bid of 99¢ plus $3.95 shipping.  Sold to a single bidder at the opening price.

 

 

8/12/17

Kansas.  1961 Official Centennial Coin for Ford County.  Unknown mintage.  Not previously cataloged individually.  Another one of those medium scarcity issues.  This one sold for the 1.99 plus $2.70 opening bid.

 

 

8/13/17

California, Yucca Valley.  1976 (77), and 1978 Trade Dollars.  The two regular issues of this MTC.  Mintages are unknown, but they each catalog for $5.00.  These both looked to be very close to Uncirculated condition.  The start was $5.55 plus $2.85 for the pair, but they sold for $10.50 after two bids.  

 

 

8/13/17

Iowa, Emmetsburg.  1988 Irish Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $3.00.  Up for bid starting at $4.99 plus a reasonable $1.00 for shipping.  It is still available at that price, with the current listing ending on October 13.

 

 

8/13/17

Iowa, Glidden.  1967 Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 5,000.  Catalog value $4.00.  This one was priced too high with a $9.99 plus $2.49 start.  It has been ignored since it was first listed, and now, two months down the line, it is still available as a Buy It Now item - in fact as I write this up, it is on a special 10% off sale and can be had for just $8.99.

 

 

8/13/17

Iowa, Ogden.  1966 Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 2,500.  Catalog value $6.00.  Offered for a start of $5.05 with FREE shipping.  When it didn’t sell the first week, the seller did what any clear thinking seller would do - he doubled the price to $10.17. After a month it fell to $5.77 (Buy It Now) only.  Still no bidders, so the seller ended his listing unsold.  Another seller had one of these with the same closing date, but his start was $9.99 plus $2.49.  His price has remained consistent, but he had no more luck selling his token than the other guy.  It is still out there, ending on October 13, for … Oops!  His listing is now on a special sale and you can Buy It Now for $8.99 - and he’s now offering FREE shipping!

 

 

8/13/17

Michigan, Sault Ste. Marie.  1968 Tri Centennial Half Dollar. “AT” variety.  Mintage 15,000 for both types combined, this - the more common type - catalogs at $3.00.  Start was $4.99 with postage adding $2.75 more.  There were no bids, and after two more months, on October 11, the listing was finally ended unsold by the seller.

 

 

8/14/17

Colorado, Breckenridge. 1965 U L L R Winter Carnival Not Good For 50¢ Token.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $12.50 - one of the scarcer years.  Unusual inscription “NOT GOOD FOR 50¢ IN CASH OR TRADE AT ANY PARTICIPATING BUSINESS IN BRECKENRIDGE, COLO. 1965” which was placed on the coin so it could actually circulate, but avoid attracting the attention or the Federal Government.  The first year coins (1963) said “GOOD FOR 50¢”, and the Federal agents came and threatened to confiscate the remaining coins.  A deal was struck, and the 700 or so remaining coins were altered by having “SOUVENIR” stamped over the denomination.  The following year the coins - which actually DID circulate in town were marked “NOT GOOD FOR 50¢”.  The government was satisfied with this change, and turned a blind eye to the new issues.  This one was in XF/AU condition, and I was the lucky winner because no one else bid.  My cost?  Just $4.00 plus $2.50 postage.

 

 

8/14/17

Idaho, Ketchum - Sun Valley.  1960 Wagon Days Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $7.50.  A decent XF/AU example of this scarce issue that was up for bid at a starting bid of $7.95 plus $3.00. It was also available for $10.50 plus $3.00 as a BIN item.  This is the first of these I’ve seen on Ebay in a while, so I thought it would sell.  It didn’t, and the seller did not offer it again.

 

 

8/14/17

Illinois, Chicago. 1892 Columbian Exposition $15.00 Rebate on Land Purchase Token. Unknown mintage.  Not previously cataloged.  A nice example of this piece in XF/AU condition.  Sold to a single bidder for the opening bid of $45.00 with FREE shipping.

 

 

8/15/17

California, Burney State Park.  (1962) Centennial Souvenir Gold Coin.  Short trees variety, struck in Gilt Brass.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $5.00.  Start was $7.95 and the shipping was FREE.  When it did not sell the first week, it was relisted at a slightly higher total price as a BIN item for $5.95 plus $2.60 shipping for 5 more weeks before being ended unsold by the seller.  

 

 

8/15/17

Iowa, Perry.  1969 Centennial Dollar.  Mintage 5,000.  Catalog value $6.00.  Someone got a very nice bargain, winning this as the only bidder at its 99¢ plus $2.80 starting bid.

 

 

8/15/17

Nevada, Las Vegas.  “1878” (1981) Las Vegas Dollar.  Showgirl reverse, struck in Nickel-Silver.  The typical ones have an unknown mintage and a $3.50 catalog value, but this was a very weakly struck example, perhaps from unfinished dies, that displayed the details of the Morgan Dollar clearly, the dancing girl very weakly, and with no evidence of the outer inscriptional lines on either side.  An unusual trial strike that I was able to win for $6.05 as the second bidder after a $3.99 with FREE shipping start.  

 

 

8/15/17

North Carolina, Morehead City.  1957 Centennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $6.50.  This one was in the usual AU condition - unquestioned Brilliant Uncirculated ones are few and far between.  The start was $14.99 plus $2.99.  No bids the first week, but during the second week one collector placed 3 bids on the token - since no one else bid, he won it for the start of $14.99 + $2.99.

 

 

8/15/17

Virginia, Stafford County.  1964  Tricentennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $6.50.  Nobody else wanted it, so I was able to buy it for the opening bid of $3.00 with FREE shipping. 

 

 

8/16/17

Hawaii, Maui.  1959 Statehood Dollar.  Error variety with third line beginning next to H.  Mintage 25,000 for the error type, all varieties.  Catalog value $3.00.  A pretty example with just 2 tiny spots on the reverse.  The start was $5.00 plus $3.00.  Sold to a single bidder at that price. 

 

 

8/16/17

Maine, Ellsworth.  1963 Total Eclipse/Town Bicentennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.50.  Priced with an ending date just 5 days before the 2017 eclipse, it appears the seller was trying to cash in on the eclipse-mania.  It apparently worked because one bidder did place a bid and it sold for its $10.00 plus $3.50 start. A tie for the Ebay record price (in my listings, at least).

 

 

8/17/17

Iowa, Cascade.  1984 Centennial Dollar.  Mintage 1,000.  Catalog value $10.00.  Offered for $5.99 with FREE shipping.  Once again, I was the only bidder.  Usually tough to find, but this dealer, from right there in Cascade, keeps coming up with more.  I think I have plenty of these, but they seem so cheap I can’t leave ‘em alone!

 

 

8/17/17

Kentucky, Frankfort.1961 175th Anniversary Half Dollar.  Mintage 6,000.  Catalog value $4.50.  Up for bid starting at $2.74 plus $3.10 shipping.  No bids.  It was then made a BIN item at what was essentially the same price - $2.34 plus $3.50, and it ran until September 12 when the seller ended the listing because “the item is no longer available”.

 

 

8/18/17

Illinois, Jerseyville.  1964 125th Anniversary Half Dollar struck in gilt brass.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $15.00.  The start was $6.25 plus $2.65.  Quite a scarce issue that I thought I would easily win with my $16.88 bid, but when it ended there were just two bids - mine and someone else’s who won it for 50¢ more.

 

 

8/18/17

Kansas.  1961 Centennial Coin for Republic County. Somewhat scarce as the County issues go, but available from time to time.  This one was set with a $8.95 plus $2.65 start.  No bids.  It was then made a BIN item, at the same price, until the end of September when the listing was ended by the seller.

 

 

8/19/17

Alaska, Matanuska Valley  1963-65 30th Anniversary Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $5.00.  This About Uncirculated example had a $2.99 plus $3.05 start.  It has been an auction item ever since, and still at the same starting price.  The current listing ends on October 27.

 

 

8/19/17

Minnnesota.  1958 State Centennial Uniface striking of the design used on MTCs from Cass County, Chisholm, Colerane and Virginia as well as a number of non-spendable medals as well.  This one struck in aluminum and cataloged by So-Called Dollar collectors as HK-518.  Holed as made, as some were.  This one was graded Unc Details - Holed by NGC.  I would have called it Extremely Fine and noted that it was the holed variety.  I did not list this type previously because it is not a true uniface piece, but has the maker’s name WENDELL-N.W. / MPLS. in small letters near the bottom of the reverse - however the uniface varieties in both metals will probably be included in the next edition.  This NGC slabbed one sold to a single bidder at the $19.95 plus $2.85 start.

 

 

8/20/17

Kansas.  1961 Official Centennial coin for Neosho County. Neosho is a fairly easy county to find.  This token was offered for $7.95 with Free shipping, and has been offered ever since at the same price, but now as a BIN item.  Still available as of October 19.

 

 

8/20/17

New York, Staten Island.  1961 Tercentennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 10,000.  Catalog value $4.00.  Available at a start of just 99¢ plus $1.95 shipping.  The seller said the token was scratched on the obverse, but it wasn’t - this issue often comes lacquered, and what he thought were scratches were actually brush and flow marks in the lacquer.  No bids at all this week or the following week.  On the 27th the sale was ended by the seller.

 

 

8/21/17

California.  1974 California Dollar by the Corbin Mint, still in original descriptive packaging.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $3.50.  Much scarcer in the original package, as this.  Sold to a single bidder for the $1.99 plus $3.25 opening bid.

 

 

8/21/17

Hawaii.  1989 King Kalakaua Cove Dollar.  Copper looking - perhaps originally a gilt brass issue.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $7.50.  After a $9.99 plus $2.75 start, this Extremely Fine piece attracted 3 bids from a pair of bidders and sold for a respectable $16.05. 

 

 

8/21/17

Mississippi, Corinth.  1954 Centennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $10.00.  Offered for a start of $9.99 plus $3.00.  This one brought $32.10 after 4 bids by 3 bidders - and the winning bidder had even placed a higher bid that turned out to be unnecessary.  Municipal Trade Coins of this rarity (catalog $10.00) are well worth the amount this one brought.  Most of them don’t bring big prices yet, so if you like MTC’s my advice is to pick up the inexpensive ones while they are still cheap, and bid aggressively on the rarer items - because they will only cost you more later…if you get a second chance.

 

 

8/22/17

North Carolina, Morehead City.  1957 Centennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $6.50.  This one might have been fully uncirculated, but it did have several small spots to the finish.  It had a very high $14.99 plus $2.99 start, but attracted 3 bids - all from the same bidder who must have really wanted this token - and sold for the opening price. 

 

 

8/23/17

Missouri, Platte County.  1963 Fair Centennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $7.50.  The start was $4.99 plus $2.75.  There were 4 bids by 2 bidders, and it sold for $7.16.  The first of these I’ve spotted on Ebay since I started this list nearly 5 years ago.

 

 

8/24/17

New York, Jamestown.  1960 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 5,000.  Catalog value $4.00.  Sold to a single bidder at the $5.00 plus $3.00 opening bid.

 

 

8/25/17

Hawaii, Hilo.  1976 Hilo Dollar struck in oxidized nickel-silver plate.  Unknown mintage.  A variety I had not listed previously.  It started at $1.99 plus $1.25 postage.  It sold for $4.31 after 7 bids by 4 bidders.  I should pay more attention to these Hawaiian Dollars - I didn’t realize until typing this up that this was a variety I did not have in my collection.

 

 

8/25/17

Hawaii, Kauai.  1974 Kaui Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $3.50.  This one started at $1.99 plus $1.25.  There were 5 bids by 3 bidders and it ended at $5.06.

 

 

8/25/17

Hawaii, Maui.  1976 Maui Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $3.50.  The start was $1.99 plus $1.25.  Seems cheap enough, but unfortunately it had some big dark spots on both sides which apparently distracted the bidders.  It was listed unsuccessfully until October 8, when the seller ended the listing unsold.

 

 

8/25/17

Iowa, Pomeroy.  1970 Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 2,500.  Catalog value $6.00.  The start was just 99¢, but the postage was $2.80 more.  Still that would have been a nice deal - but no one bid.  It was relisted until October 13 before it was snapped up by a single bidder.

 

 

8/26/17

Alaska, Anchorage.  1967 Alaska Centennial Dollars - set of 3 different colors of plastic - in card of issue.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog $3.00 each - $9.00 for the set.  This one was priced too high - $17.50 with FREE shipping.  After a month it became a Buy It Now item at $12.00 with FREE shipping. In its current listing, which ends on November 6, you can buy it for $10.00, still with the FREE shipping, or you could go for for the Make Offer option and perhaps get it for even less.

 

 

8/27/17

Arizona, Lake Havasu City.  1988/1989 London Bridge Dollar struck in “Silver”.  But it wasn’t silver - just the usual nickel-silver finish for this year.  Mintage 15,000.  Catalog value $3.00.  The start was $1.49 plus $2.99 postage.  There were 10 bids by just 2 bidders and it sold for $13.63.  The actual silver specimens were struck in a quantity of 200 pieces and catalog for $35.00 each.  They have distinctive mirror-like fields and frosted devices - which this specimen did not have.  

 

 

8/27/17

Arizona, Lake Havasu City.  1994/1995 London Bridge Dollar.  Mintage 10,000.  Catalog value $3.00. Offered for $1.49 plus $2.99.  It sold to a single bidder for the opening bid.

 

 

8/27/17

Arizona, Lake Havasu City.  1996/1997 London Bridge Dollar.  Catalog value $3.00. Sold to a single bidder at the $1.49 plus $2.99 opening bid.

 

 

8/27/17

Arizona, Lake Havasu City.  2005/2006 London Bridge Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Too new to be in the last edition of the catalog.  Offered - and sold to a single bidder - at the $1.49 plus $2.99 opening bid.

 

 

8/27/17

Nevada, Las Vegas.  “1878” Las Vegas Dollar with recessed panel and maker’s name on reverse.  This variety probably made for bolo ties and similar jewelry.  Unknown mintage.  Not previously cataloged.  This lot was for a group of 3, each with some glue stain or residue on reverse and was offered for $9.99 plus $3.00.  I was the second bidder and won them for $10.45.

 

 

8/27/17

Nevada, Las Vegas.  “MCMVII” Las Vegas Twenty Dollar with recessed panel and maker’s name on reverse.  This variety probably made for bolo ties and similar jewelry - they are often found with glue residue on the reverse.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.00.  This one , in slightly used condition and with glue on the reverse was offered for $9.99 plus $3.00.  I couldn’t remember this variety, so I bid and won for the opening price.  As it turned out, I already had it.  But it must be fairly scarce as this is the first of this variety to be listed in these reports.

 

 

8/27/17

New Jersey, Atlantic City.  “1878” (1979) Atlantic City Dollar in antiqued silver plate.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $5.00.  Started for $2.99 plus $3.50.  There were 2 bids by two bidders, and the winning bidder had placed an additional bid which was not used.

 

 

8/27/17

New York, New York City.  1986 Statue of Liberty Centennial Dollar, six proposed designs variety.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $3.50.  Up for bid starting at $9.99 plus $2.25.  There were no bids but it continued to be listed at the same price as a BIN item until the week ending October 15 when it reverted to the auction format, and with a lower $7.99 start. Still available.  The current listing ends on October 29.

 

 

8/27/17

Oregon, Joseph.  1959 Oregon Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 5,000.  Catalog value $3.50.  Set with a starting bid of $5.00 plus $3.00 postage, this token drew 6 bids from 2 bidders and sold for $9.00.

 

 

8/29/17

California.  1974 California Dollar signed CM (Corbin Mint).  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $3.50.  This one had a $4.95 plus $3.00 start and was listed without a bid until October 11, when the seller terminated the listing.

 

 

8/28/17

Alabama, Montgomery.  1961 Civil War Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 30,000. Catalog value $2.50.  This sale was for an especially choice example with a $5.00 plus $3.00 start.  It sold at that price to the lone bidder.

 

 

8/29/17

Hawaii, Maui.  2001 Maui Dollar struck in Silver.  Mintage 1,500.  Catalog value $20.00. Date on obverse only variety, in plush case of issue.  The start was $19.95 plus $3.64 shipping.  Three bidders each placed single bids and it sold for $22.50.  Seems cheap.

 

 

8/29/17

Wyoming, Laramie.  1968 Centennial Half Buck.  Variety with two fence rails behind horse and last line of text recut.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.00.  There were no bids at the $4.95 plus $3.00 start, but the token was relisted for another month at the same price - finally ending on September 24 without a bid.

 

 

8/30/17

Alaska, Fairbanks.  1963 Cheechako $2.00 Grubstake Token.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $5.00.  Described as XF+, but it seemed like a very nice Uncirculated token to me.  It had a 99¢ plus $1.00 start, and sold for $6.50 after 10 bids by 5 bidders. 

 

 

8/30/17

Arizona, Lake Havasu City.  1975 London Bridge Dollar.  Variety with die crack through “L”  of London.  Total mintage 20,000.  Catalog value $4.00.  The start was $3.99 plus $3.00 and it sold for $6.38 after 3 bids by as many bidders. 

 

 

8/30/17

Kansas.  1961 Official Centennial Coin.  No issuing location.  Oxidized brass finish.  Catalog value $2.50.  This one was offered with a mailing envelope inscribed Centennial Coin Committee Bishop, California - which was actually used for an unrelated non-MTC issue.  It sold to a single bidder at the opening bid of $1.50 plus $2.85. 

 

 

8/30/17

Kansas.  1961 Official Centennial Coin for McPherson County.  Unknown mintage.  Not previously cataloged individually.  This location is slightly scarce - in relation to the other counties in this set.  Sold to a single bidder at the $5.00 plus $3.00 opening bid.

 

 

8/30/17

New York, Chatham.  1969 Centennial Coins, Set of Silver and Antiqued Brass.  Mintage 1,500 and $3.50 respectively.  Catalog value $7.50 and $17.50.  I was the winner of this scarce set for just $5.50 after a 99¢ plus $2.00 start and 3 bids by 3 bidders.  Cheap, cheap, cheap! 

 

 

8/30/17

Ohio, Akron.  1925 Centennial 50¢ Discount Token - Private issue for Akron Truss Company.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $12.50.  This sale was for an especially choice example, just a shade or two from Brilliant Uncirculated.  Nicer than the AU one in my collection, so since no one else seemed interested at its $1.99 plus $3.00 start I placed a bid of $14.88 and expected to win it.  But someone else wanted it more and placed a last day bid and won it for the next increment over my bid - $15.88.  There were just the two bids.

 

 

8/31/17

Alaska, Fairbanks.  1962 America’s Last Frontier Dollar.  Mintage 3,500 minimum.  Catalog value $5.00.  This example had a 99¢ plus $1.00 start, attracted 7 bids from 4 bidders, and sold for $4.75.

 

 

8/31/17

California, San Diego.  1990 Elk’s Lodge 100th Anniversary Dollar.  This one looks just like a Municipal Trade Coin, but it is not - and is mentioned here just to show one difference between a MTC and other token types.  The obverse has a Centennial inscription, a nice image of the lodge building , and the denomination.  The reverse with only the Elk’s logo.  The Elks organization does sponsor some Municipal Trade Coins, but this one was clearly for use within the club, and commemorates the anniversary of the lodge - not a community anniversary.  If it had mentioned it was also San Diego’s 122nd Anniversary in addition to being the Lodge’s Centennial, I would have included it as a Private Issue MTC.

 

 

8/31/17

Hawaii, Maui.  1999 Maui Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $2.50.  Up for bids starting at $5.95 plus $3.00.  Listed until October 14 before the seller finally ended the listing unsold.  

 

 

8/31/17

New York, New York City.  1973-1983 American World’s Fair / American Bicentennial $1,000 discount token for exhibit space.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $6.50 in the draft for the new edition of the MTC catalog.  Offered for $6.00 plus $2.00 shipping.  No bids.  Offered ever since at the same opening bid.  The current listing ends on November 1.

 

 

8/31/17

Pennsylvania, Jonestown.  1961 Bicentennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 7,500.  Catalog value $3.00.  The start was $1.00 and the postage $3.00 more.  No bids this week, and offered until October 19 at the same start before the seller decided to end his listing unsold.

 

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