Municipal Tokens on Ebay December 2015

 

12/1/15

Wyoming, Lander.  1968 Pioneer Days Buck.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $6.00.  This one in the typical About Uncirculated condition, but with some spots of green crud on both sides.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $6.00.  Offered for $8.75 plus $2.50 shipping.  There were two bids, but both by the same person, so it sold for the opening of $8.75 plus shipping.

 

 

12/2/15

Delaware, Seaford.  1965 Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 5,000.  Catalog value $6.00.  Somewhat hard to find and one of only two MTCs from Delaware, but still no one wanted this slightly spotty uncirculated piece for the opening bid of 99¢ plus $2.74 shipping.  Relisted until December 26, still with no bids.

 

 

12/2/15

Maine.  1965 Sitzmark.  This “30¢ Quarter” could be spent at any of the ski-related resorts or businesses in the state.  Offered for $2.00 with FREE shipping, but there were no bidders.  See the listing for one of these on its original descriptive card below, in the listings for December 13.

 

 

12/2/15

Ohio, Shelby.  1934 Centennial Dime.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $8.50.  This one in XF or AU condition found no bidders at its $6.00 with FREE shipping start this week or in the following two listing weeks.  The seller tried one more week at a $6.60 Buy It Now price, still with the FREE shipping, then gave up and ended the listing when it did not sell. 

 

 

12/3/15

California.  1974 Walker Scott Company $5.00.  Still being offered by the same seller for $39.95 plus $3.00 shipping.  There was a Make Offer option and I tried $17.00, which was refused, so the following week I offered $20.00.  Again my offer was refused.  The current listing ends on February 1.  This piece has been on Ebay for over a year now, and still has not found a home.  I think I’ll try my offers again this week.  Maybe he will get annoyed by my requests and sell it to me just to get me out of his hair.

 

 

12/3/15

Hawaii.  1979 Hawaii Dollar.  Mintage 10,000.  Catalog value $3.50.  First of a short two-year series in the size of the then-new Susan B. Anthony Dollars.  Apparently not too successful as the following year the production dropped 40% to 6,000 pieces, and no further pieces were made.  This one offered for 99¢ plus $3.50 shipping and sold for $4.25 after 5 bids by two bidders.

 

 

12/3/15

Minnesota, Virginia.  1959 Iron Nickel.  Mintage 40,000.  Catalog value $2.50.  This example slabbed and graded MS 67 by NGC.  A very choice Uncirculated piece.  The start was $1.00 plus $5.00 shipping.  After 7 bids by 5 bidders it sold for $66.00.  A very common issue, but highly prized by So-Called Dollar collectors.   

 

 

12/3/15

Pennsylvania, Erie. 1963 “Permissible Copy” type, but this time one the much scarcer Aluminum issue.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $10.00.  Start was $1.99 with FREE shipping.  After 5 bids it sold for $8.50.  A very scarce piece at an excellent price!

 

 

12/3/15

Pennsylvania, Hummelstown.  1962 Bicentennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $2.50.  Choice uncirculated.  Up for bid starting at $4.99 plus $1.93 shipping.  No bids, and still no bids after being repeatedly listed at the same start for at least 8 weeks.  Still available as of January 30.

 

 

12/4/15

Arizona, Lake Havasu City.  1973 London Bridge Rotary Club Dollar.  Mintage 25,000.  Catalog value $10.00.  Always popular, this is the unusual-appearing thick pewter version of the annual LHC Dollar.  It was offered for $9.99 plus $2.50 shipping, and it sold for $10.50 after two bids.

 

 

12/4/15

Kansas, Osborne.  1971 Centennial Coin.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $3.50 for the plain edge version, $6.50 if it has a numbered edge.  No bids at its at its $18.50 plus $2.75 start, but it sold when offered as a Buy It Now item at the same price the following week! 

 

 

12/4/15

(Maryland) Wicomico County.  1964 Official Coin, struck in Sterling Silver.  Previous editions noted that there were reportedly 100 silver pieces struck for presentation purposes, but this is the first example that I have been able to track down.  Now that we have proof that it exists, it will be added to the listing.  The bronze examples catalog for $12.50, but will be dropping below $10.00 in the next edition, and the silver pieces will be added, probably at $22.50 or $25.00.  This example numbered 81 and stamped STERLING started at $2.50 plus $2.74 shipping.  Astoundingly, I was able to win it for $7.16 - well below the value of its metal content.  Not a bad price for something I have not seen in the more than 50 years since it was issued!

 Note*** The same seller offered another of these for bid in a sale with an ending date of December 29.  This one was not quite as great a bargain, but was still a very, very good deal.  It started at a higher price and had higher shipping charges - $9.99 plus $2.99.  Once again it sold to a single bidder.  This one appeared a bit dirty, and the number       (apparently 63) was applied carelessly with the second digit misplaced, and then reapplied in the proper alignment.

 

 

12/5/15

Michigan, Fruitport Township.  1967 Centennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $3.50.  The asking price was apparently too high at $14.99, even with FREE shipping, but the seller made it a Buy It Now item at the same price, and it is still available.  The current listing ends on February 3.

 

 

12/5/15

Oregon, Arlington.  1959 Centennial Half Dollar, No Smoke variety.  Mintage 2,500 for all varieties combined.  Catalog value $5.00 for this, the more easily found type.  This spotty Uncirculated example available for bid starting at $3.45, or BIN for $5.45 - either way with a steep $5.50 shipping fee.  No bids.  By the middle of January the seller had lowered the start to $2.95 and then, as a Buy It Now item, to $2.45 - at which price level it is still available, with the current listing ending on February 24 - unfortunately still with that $5.50 shipping cost..

 

 

12/5/15

Pennsylvania, Venango County.  1955 Centennial Quarter.  Unknown Mintage.  Catalog value $5.00.  With a starting price of $34.99 with FREE shipping, this plastic token attracted no bids.  For the listing ending January 19 it had become a Buy It Now item for a slightly lower price of $31.49.  Then it went up a bit to $36.99 and is still available, with the current listing ending on February 21.

 

 

12/6/15

Arizona, Bullhead City.  1979 Bullhead Buck.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $6.50.  Started at $1.00 plus $2.00 shipping, this piece attracted 5 bids and sold for $3.30.

 

 

12/6/15

Florida, Key West.  1972 Conch Republic Dollar, leaping marlin variety.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $6.50.  This one appeared very slightly circulated, and drew no bids when offered for $9.99 plus $2.50 shipping.  It took two more weeks and a lowering of the starting price to $6.99 to make a sale to a single bidder. 

 

 

12/6/15

Hawaii.  1881-1983 King Kalakaua Centennial Dala.  Mintage reportedly 10,000.  Catalog value in 1999, $17.50.  This proof specimen was offered for $49.95 plus $2.50 postage.  There were no bids.  Same thing for the following two weeks.  Then the seller lowered the start to $39.99 + $2.50 and it sold to a single bidder.  Not a bad price for today, but a whole lot less than it would have been offered for a year or two ago.  And probably not as good a deal as the variety currently available from the Royal Hawaiian Mint - The much rarer numbered and hallmarked First Day of issue type (mintage 750) which they are offering for $89.00. 

 

 

12/6/15

Iowa, Montezuma/Powashiek County.  1968 125th Anniversary Half Dollar.  Mintage 1,500.  Catalog value $10.00.  This one was nearly Uncirculated and offered for a start of $4.99 plus $2.75 shipping.  No bids. Listed every week at the same cost until the week ending January 13, when the seller ended the listing unsold.

 

 

12/6/15

Ohio, Bryan.  1940 Centennial Dime.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $6.50.  This one in the typical XF/AU condition was offered for $9.99 plus $3.65 shipping.  Sold to a single bidder at the opening price. 

 

 

12/6/15

Oregon, Forest Grove.  1949 Pacific University $1.00 Centennial Coin.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $7.50.  The small date “With State” variety.  This one opened at $6.99 plus $2.50 shipping, and closed at $11.50 after just two bids. 

 

 

12/7/15

Michigan, Howard City.  1968 Centennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $3.00.  Offered at a $1.50 start plus a $2.50 postage fee.  No bids.  It was then placed in the Sellers Store for a month at a Buy It Now price of $2.50 plus a $2.75 postal charge.  When that listing ended unsuccessfully on January 11, the seller ended the item unsold.

 

 

12/8/15

Alaska, North Pole.  1963 Santa Claus House Dollars, set of Gilt Brass and Sterling Silver.  Mintage 5,000 and 750.  Catalog value $4.00 and $20.00.  Some minor spotting on the brass piece.  This pair from the first year of this series was offered for a start of $30.00 plus $4.00 shipping, but there were no bids.  Not relisted. 

 

 

12/8/15

Alaska, North Pole.  1964-65 Santa Claus House Dollars, set of Gilt Brass and Sterling Silver.  Mintage unknown for the Gilt Brass and 750 for the Silver issue.  Catalog value $4.00 and $20.00.  The pair offered for a start of $30.00 plus $4.00 shipping.  Sold to a single bidder at the opening price.

 

 

12/8/15

Alaska, North Pole.  1966 Santa Claus House Dollars, set of Gilt Brass and Sterling Silver.  Mintage unknown.  Catalog value $4.00 and $20.00.  The pair offered for a start of $30.00 plus $4.00 shipping.  Sold to a single bidder at the opening price.

 

 

12/8/15

Alaska, North Pole.  1967 Santa Claus House Dollars, set of Gilt Brass and Sterling Silver.  Mintage unknown.  Catalog value $4.00 and $20.00.  The final year for this series.  The pair offered for a start of $30.00 plus $4.00 shipping.  Sold for $43.55 after 3 bids.

 

 

12/9/15

Iowa, Emmetsburg.  1971 Irish Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.50.  This was a very optimistic offering from a seller who noted that this token was a “rare find”, and set the starting bid at $259.00 with FREE shipping.  And the condition left a bit to be desired - It looked like it might have been Extremely Fine, but it was hard to tell what was there under the red green and black corrosion which covered most the piece.  It must have been buried for most of the last 45 years!  When no bids were forthcoming after two weekly listings, the seller lowered the start nearly $200.00, to $59.95, but upped the postage to 71¢.  Then it went down to a penny to $59.94, but the shipping went all the way up to $12.28!  For the current listing, ending January 30, it has taken another big cut and is offered for a starting bid of $12.99, still plus that $12.28 shipping.   

 

 

12/9/15

Ohio, Ashtbula.  1953 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $6.50.  Lustrous About Uncirculated.  Start was to be $1.95 and postage an additional $2.00, but there were no bids.  Relisted at the same price the following week, it brought $2.51 after 2 bids.

 

 

12/10/15

Alaska, Fairbanks.  1959 Alaska Statehood Dollar, gold plated version.  75,000 of the standard gilt brass tokens were plated in real gold, which gave them an especially gemmy appearance.  I catalog these for either $2.50 or $5.00 depending on the orientation of the designs - the up/up “medal” orientation being the scarcer version.  No way to tell which one this was from the photos.  Offered for a start of $13.50 with FREE shipping.  No bids.  Still available as a Buy It Now item at the same price as of early February.

 

 

12/10/15

Hawaii.  “1883” King Kalakaua Akahi Dala in Gold Anodized Aluminum.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $3.50.  Still in the original packaging.  Starting bid was $12.50 plus an additional $4.50 for shipping.  There were no bids and the item was relisted until January 29 before it was ended unsold.

 

 

12/10/15

Iowa, Gowrie. 1976 Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 2,500.  Catalog value $6.00.  The opening bid was $12.00 with FREE shipping.  There were no bids and it was placed in the Sellers Store as a Buy It Now item at the same cost.  It is still available in early February.

 

 

12/10/15

Pennsylvania, Mars.  1973 Centennial Commemorative Coin.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $8.50.  This one was being offered for $34.99 plus $4.54 shipping.  No bids, and offered the following week for $29.99.  It stayed at that level until January 19, when the seller ended the listing unsold.

 

 

12/11/15

Arizona, Casa Grande Ruins.  Undated Half Dollar.  Another one like the one noted in my February 15, 2015 post, but not so nice.  This one has been heavily cleaned and shows some corrosion damage - one little area near 5:00 on the obverse rim has been eaten away.  Otherwise it is in Very Fine condition.  Start was $90.00 plus $2.50 shipping.  No bids this week, or during the following week when it was offered at the same starting price. *** I just noticed that this same token made a one week re-appearance January 5-January 11.  It had the same starting price, and still there were no bids.

 

 

12/12/15

Idaho, Bonner’s Ferry / Boundary County.  1963 Idaho Territory Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage unknown.  Catalog value $5.00.  Offered as the slightly more common Coeur D’Alene issue - but the picture clarified the issue.  Sold to a single bidder at the $5.95 plus $3.25 postage opening.

 

 

12/12/15

Idaho, Buhl.  1981 75th Anniversary Half Dollar.  Mintage 5,000.  Catalog value $5.00.  Offered for $15.00 plus $2.50 shipping.  No bids.  Not relisted.

 

 

12/13/15

Alaska.  Alaska Boosters Souvenir $5.00.  Floatplane variety.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.00.  Started at 99¢ plus $3.00 shipping, this token attracted 9 bids by 4 bidders and sold for $7.50.

 

 

12/13/15

Alaska, Fairbanks.  1976 U. S.Bicentennial Dollar Token from the Chena View Hotel.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $6.50.  The start was $9.95 plus $2.65 shipping.  No bids.  Relisted the right way - with a more reasonable start of 99¢ +$2.65, it sold for its true value of $5.55 after 7 bids by 3 bidders.  That’s the way to sell successfully on Ebay - start them low, describe them right, and they will sell.     

 

 

12/13/15

Alaska, Fort Wainwright-Eielson A.F.B..  1967 Alaska Purchase Centennial Good For One Haircut token.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $6.50.  Sold to a single bidder for the $9.95 plus $2.65 start.  The same seller offered another one of these for a more reasonable $6.95 plus $2.65 start the following week.  Again it sold at the opening bid to a single bidder.

 

 

12/13/15

Maine.  1965 Sitzmark.  Billed as a “30¢ Quarter” this aluminum token could be spent at any of the ski-related businesses in the state.  This one still with its descriptive card of issue.  Offered for $15.00 with FREE shipping.  There were no bids this week, or in the following three weeks at the same start.  The price was lowered a bit to $9.95 plus $2.74 shipping for the weekly listing ending January 11, still with no bids.  The seller made a final try the following week with a lower starting bid of $7.95 plus $2.74, and when it went through yet another week without attracting any attention, the seller ended the listing.

 

 

12/14/15

Alaska.  Alaska Boosters Souvenir $5.00.  Variety with standing Grizzly Bear.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.00.  Started at 99¢ plus $3.00 shipping, this token attracted 11 bids by 5 bidders and ended up selling for $10.50.

 

 

12/14/15

Louisiana, Tangipahoa.  1969 Centennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value for this once-rare piece $17.50, but going down quite a bit in the next edition.  Apparently I was the only person interested, and I was able to win it for the $5.00 plus $2.50 start.

 

 

12/15/15

Alaska.  Alaska Boosters Souvenir $5.00.  Variety with group of Big Horn Sheep.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.00.  Started at 99¢, this token attracted 7 bids by 4 bidders and ended up selling for $9.50. 

 

 

12/15/14 

Alaska, Ketchikan.  1967 Alaska Purchase Centennial Dollar for the 49’er Bar and Steak House.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $7.50.   After a $5.00 plus $3.00 start, this About Uncirculated (with a nasty spot, even) specimen ended up selling for $9.05 after 3 bids by 3 bidders.   

 

 

12/16/15

Alaska.  Alaska Boosters Souvenir $5.00.  Variety with Eagle eating Fish.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.00.  Started at 99¢ plus $3.00 shipping, this token attracted 7 bids by 5 bidders and ended up selling for $11.00.

 

 

12/16/15

Iowa, Chelsea.  1964 Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 1,250.  Catalog value $12.50.   There was one bidder for this scarce item which had a $9.99 plus $1.99 shipping fee. 

 

 

12/16/15

Minnesota, Rush City.  1973 Centennial Half Dollar.  Variety with 1973 redemption date.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $5.00.  This one had a $3.00 plus $1.25 shipping fee, and after a 10 bid mini bidding war by 2 bidders, ended up at a remarkable $40.00!  Wow!

 

 

12/16/15

Montana, McCone County.  1964 Multitennial (Territory 100th, State 75th, County 45th) Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.50.  Offered for $6.50 plus $3.50.  No bids this week, but after being relisted a few times at the same price, someone bid on it, and won it for the opening price during the week ending January 11.  The winner even placed an additional bid in case his original one was not high enough.

 

 

12/17/15

Colorado, Fort Morgan.  1959 Colorado Centennial, Town 75th Anniversary Half Dollar.  Mintage 5,000.  Catalog value $5.00.  Offered for $19.95 with Free shipping.  There were two bidders and the token sold for $20.45.  The seller had another example which he offered the following week for $39.00 Buy It Now, but so far there have been no takers, and it is still available at that price as I write this on February 4.  The seller now notes that the token is rare in brass, however that is the only metal I am aware of that this was struck in.  

 

 

12/17/15

Colorado, Sterling.  1959 Diamond Jubilee Half Dollar.  Mintage 5,000.  Catalog value $4.00.  Struck in Nickel Silver this common piece had a start of $19.95 with FREE shipping.  The wording of the offering was such that someone might assume the token was struck in Sterling Silver, and that was why it had such a high start.  They only come in nickel silver, however, so I have to wonder what the buyer was expecting.  Sold to a single bidder at the opening price.  

 

 

12/19/15

Alaska.  Alaska Boosters Souvenir $5.00.  Salmon variety.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.00.  Started at 99¢ plus $3.00 shipping, this token attracted 6 bids by 4 bidders and sold for for $15.50.

 

 

12/19/15

Idaho, Weiser.  1963 State Centennial and National Fiddler’s Festival Half Dollar.  Mintage unknown.  Catalog value $4.00.  This About Uncirculated example was up for bid at $13.50 with FREE shipping, but had no bids this week or the following week when it was relisted at the same price.  The listing ended unsold on December 26 and was not offered again. 

 

 

12/19/15

Nebraska, Chadron.  1960 Diamond Jubilee Half Dollar in Silver Plate.  Mintage 1,000 (minimum).  Catalog value $6.00.  Offered for $4.99 with FREE shipping.  No bids this week, but it did sell to a single bidder the following week at the same price.  

 

 

12/20/15

Alaska.  Alaska Boosters Souvenir $5.00.  Eskimo Blanket Toss variety.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.00.  Started at 99¢, this token attracted 5 bids by 4 bidders and ended up selling for $12.50.

 

 

12/20/15

Arizona, Lake Havasu City.  1972 London Bridge Dollar.  This uncirculated specimen was offered for $6.88 plus $2.95 shipping.    No bids this week, and none in the weeks since then.  Still at the same start and postage, the current listing ending on February 12.

 

 

12/20/15

Arizona, Tombstone.  1929 50th Anniversary Bank of Helldarado Dollar.  Struck in Aluminum, and without the “L” counterstamps.  This piece was a bit dinged up and had some pretty severe black staining on both sides.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $15.00.  Offered at a start of 99¢ with FREE shipping.  This piece attracted 10 bids by 7 bidders and went as high as $36.01 at the end of the bidding period - but that was below the reserve price the seller set for it, so it did not sell, and was not relisted.  The seller did note that he had set a “very modest” reserve for this “very rare” piece, and mentioned he liked the romance of wondering who might have held it in his hand back in the days of the old west when it was in circulation.  You know, I almost hate to say it, but Tombstone was not a very exciting place back in 1929!  Sorry, you Tombstonians, it just wasn’t! 

 

 

12/20/15

Missouri, Excelsior Springs.  1961 Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 10,000.  Catalog value $3.50.  This piece opened and sold to a single bidder for the starting bid of $1.87 plus $3.99 shipping. 

 

 

12/20/15

North Dakota, Bismarck.  1961 Dakota Territorial Centennial Half Dollar.  Goldene, Inscription Reverse, December 31 Redemption Date variety.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $2.00.  This one with a start of $3.95 plus $3.99 more for shipping.  No bids, so down a few pennies to $3.91 plus $3.99 the following week.  Then on January 17 the opening went down to $3.79 plus $3.99 and has stayed there ever since, with the current listing ending on February 7.  

 

 

12/21/15

Alaska.  Alaska Boosters Souvenir $5.00.  Variety with Dog Sled / Igloo.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.00.  Started at 99¢ plus $3.00 shipping, this token attracted 9 bids by 4 bidders and ended up selling for a remarkable $27.86.

 

 

12/22/15

Florida, Key West.  1972 Conch Republic Dollar, type with leaping marlin.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $6.50.  Offered, and sold to a single bidder at the $6.99 plus $2.50 opening bid.

 

 

12/22/15

Indiana, New Albany.  1963 Sesquicentennial Nickel.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $6.00.  This auction was for a group of 8 of these pieces, all in that weakly struck AU/UNC condition they are typically found in.  Apparently nobody else wanted these, so I was able to win them at the $2.99 plus $3.50 start.

 

 

12/24/15

Illinois, Lanark - Carroll County.  1961 Centennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $6.00.  With a start of $6.99 plus $1.95 shipping, this piece drew two bids and sold for $7.49.

 

 

12/24/15

Missouri, Silver Dollar City.  “1892” Mayor Shad Heller Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Not in the current edition of the catalog.  There was a $7.74 start plus $2.96 in shipping costs  for this About Uncirculated piece.  There were no bids this week, but it sold the following week for the opening price.

 

 

12/24/15

Montana, Billings.  1968 50th Anniversary State Fair and Rodeo Dollar in Silver Clad.  Still in descriptive easel/card from the Franklin Mint.  Mintage 711.  Catalog value $12.50.  After a start of $8.95 plus$1.93 shipping, this proof-like specimen attracted 3 bids and sold for $10.38.

 

 

12/24/15

Pennsylvania, Coaldale - Six Mile Run.  1965 Centennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $6.50.  Offered for a Buy It Now price of  $14.99 plus $2.99 shipping.  No interest at this level, and it is still available for the same BIN price - however now there is a Make Offer option.  The current listing ends on March 2. 

 

 

12/25/15

Kansas, Norcatur. 1961 Official Centennial Coin.  Unknown mintage.  Not Cataloged individually in the last edition of my catalog, but it will be in the upcoming one.  An unusual listing that caught my eye because the seller described it as Norcatur County - but there is no Norcatur County in Kansas.  While 90% of these issues are from one or another of Kansas’s 105 counties, there are some issues for cities and events during the Centennial Year.  This one was for the city of Norcatur, and an issue I did not have, and was not even aware of!  I had to have it, of course! It had a start of just 99¢ with FREE shipping.  It attracted some interest, but after 9 bids I won it for just $6.50!  It was the best Christmas present I got!  Had this one come up for bid on any other day, I think I would have had to pay much more for it, but on Christmas most people are busy celebrating with their families, but there I was—trolling Ebay for tokens.  What does that tell you about me and my priorities?

 

 

12/25/15

Michigan, St. Ignace.  1948 Ferry Anniversary Quarter.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $6.00.  Hi-grade circulated condition, Extremely Fine or so.  Sold to a single bidder at the $5.50 plus $1.42 shipping fee start.

 

 

12/26/15

Arizona, Prescott.  Undated Frontier Days 100 Bucks.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.00.  This was apparently a beautiful original Brilliant Uncirculated example that I wanted to improve the specimen in my collection.  When it arrived, it was gloriously shiney, but it had been  cleaned and polished to get it into that flashy state!  So, it ended up with my duplicates instead of in my collection.  It’s a good thing it didn’t cost too much.  I was the only bidder at the $5.99 plus $1.75 start.

 

 

12/26/15

Hawaii, Maui.  2016 Maui Two Dollars Trade Dollar.  Authorized mintage 40,000.  Not yet cataloged.  The 25th year in this long-running series - the obverse is an adaptation of the original 1992 coin.  This auction was for a pair of these Two Dollar coins.  After a $6.99 with FREE shipping start, the coins drew 7 bids by 3 bidders and sold for $14.50.

 

 

12/26/15

Antarctica, McMurdo.  1987 $10 in Pewter.  Mintage 25.   A commemorative for the 30th Anniversary of the International Geophysical Year (IGY) from a U.S. base in Antarctica.  I only listed the silver version in the last edition, for $12.50.  That had an mintage of 50 pieces, but has risen to $20.00 in the upcoming edition.  I list the Pewter strike at $25.00 in the so-far unpublished next edition of my catalog.  This example was offered as .999 Silver, but it had a plain edge, which makes it the very similar-appearing Pewter version.  I had no competition at the $14.50 plus $2.50 start, and I didn’t complain at all that it turned out to be pewter instead of silver!

 

 

12/2715

Hawaii, Kona Coast.  1979 Kona Dollar plated with chrome or rhodium.  Unknown Mintage.  Not previously listed, but the plated version will appear in the next edition, for $1.00 more than the bronze version, which I valued at $3.00 in the last edition.  I am not sure the are an officially plated issue, but I have found enough of them over the years to think they may have been.  This auction was for a pair of them which started, and sold, for the $8.00 plus $3.00 opening.

 

 

12/27/15

New York, New York City.  1909 Hudson-Fulton Exposition Hendrik Hudson Daalder struck in aluminum.  Mintage more than 200 pieces.  Not previously Listed.  This piece is also a So-Called Dollar, HK-370.  Offered for $95.00 with FREE shipping, this Uncirculated specimen did not receive a bid.  It was relisted the following week for the same opening bid, and once again there were no bids, so the listing was ended.  Normally, So-Called Dollars do not bear a denomination, but this one does - 1 Daalder - and since it commemorates a public event of Local, State or National significance as well, it also qualifies as a Municipal Token.  I will probably list it in the next edition of the MTC Catalog.

 

 

12/27/15

New York, New York City.  1909 Hudson-Fulton Exposition Hendrik Hudson Daalder struck in Bronze.  A Rare piece in this fabric.  Not previously Listed.  Also a So-Called Dollar, HK-370A.  Offered for $3,450.00 with FREE shipping, this NGC MS-62 specimen did not receive a bid.  It was relisted the following week for the same opening bid, and once again there were no bids, so the listing was ended.  Should be listed in the next edition of my MTC Catalog.

 

 

12/27/15

New York, New York City.  1909 Hudson-Fulton Exposition Hendrik Hudson Daalder struck in silver.  Mintage c.100 pieces.  Not previously Listed.  Also a So-Called Dollar, HK-369.  Offered for $895.00 with FREE shipping, this MS-64 (NGC) did not receive a bid.  It was relisted the following week for the same opening bid, but this time with a $1,250.00 Buy it Now option.  Once again there were no bids, and the listing was ended.  A probable entry in the next edition of the MTC Catalog. 

 

 

12/27/15

New York, New York City.  1909 Hudson-Fulton Exposition Hendrik Hudson Daalder struck in silver, but this in the tiny “Gold Dollar” size.  Maximum of 100 pieces struck.  Cataloged as a So-Called Dollar as HK-372.  Not previously cataloged as a MTC.  This example, encapsulated and graded AU-55 by NGC, had a $174 with FREE shipping start and sold to a single bidder at that amount.  Probably to be listed with all the others in my next edition  

 

 

12/27/15

New York, New York City.  1909 Hudson-Fulton Exposition Hendrik Hudson Daalder struck in aluminum, in the tiny “Gold Dollar” size.  Uncertain mintage.  Cataloged as a So-Called Dollar as HK-374.  Not previously cataloged as a MTC.  This example is called Extremely Fine in one part of the description, and Brilliant Uncirculated with a few small rim bumps in another. It was offered with a $28.00 with FREE shipping start, and did not sell.  It has been relisted continuously at the same start ever since.  The current listing ends on February 20. Probably to be listed with all the others in the next edition of my MTC catalog. 

 

 

12/28/15

Hawaii, Kona.  1972 Kona Dollar, Gold plated variety with number (294) on number block.  The numbered versions of the Kona Dollars are all somewhat scarce, but this one had one side damaged from being in a snap-lock plastic holder with a foam plastic insert, and the foam degraded over the years and permanently affected the finish on the reverse of the coin.  Probably because it was so ugly, I was the only bidder at the $1.99 plus $3.25 start.  I was able to make it look a little better when it arrived, but that plastic stuff permanently etches its pattern into the surface of the coin.

 

 

12/28/15

Pennsylvania, Plymouth Borough.  1966 Centennial Half Dollar in Aluminum.  Mintage in this finish 2,500.  Catalog value $4.00.  The start was just 25¢ plus 95¢ shipping and it old for $1.43 after 5 bids.  The first bid was 76¢, and then someone else came along and bid $1.29.  After that the original bidder came back and bid $1.43.  There were two more days before the close, and each day he came back again and placed another, higher, bid - neither of which were used because he was already the high bidder and had no more competition.

 

 

12/29/15

Illinois, Streator.  1968 Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 2,500.  Catalog value $6.00.  Up for bid starting at $3.00 plus $2.25.  It sold to a single bidder at the opening price.

 

 

12/29/15

Michigan, Vicksburg.  1948 Frontier Days Quarter.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $8.50.  Condition was a tarnished AU, which is typical for this issue which is much scarcer in full BU condition.   It was offered, and sold, to a single bidder at the $9.99 plus $3.45 shipping opening.

 

 

12/29/15

New York, Rye.  1960 300th Anniversary Half Dollar.  Mintage 10,000.  Catalog value $3.50.  With its $9.99 plus $2.75 start, this common Municipal did not attract a single bid.  It was relisted at $7.99 + $2.75 with no bids for four weeks.  The starting bid was then lowered to $6.99 - still plus that $2.75 - and went on for three additional weeks before the seller pulled the plug and ended the listing unsold on February 16.

 

 

12/29/15

Oklahoma, Miami.  1966 75th Anniversary 75¢ Piece.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $6.50.  This one had a $3.99 start with a $2.40 shipping charge., and was sold at that price to a single bidder.

  

 

 

12/29/15  

Pennsylvania, McSherrystown.  1963 Bicentennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 5,000.  Catalog value $4.50.  Offered for a very healthy $20.00 start with FREE shipping.  There were no bids.  Relisted with the same terms one more time, then made a Buy It Now item - still at the same price.  The piece is still available, with the current listing ending on February 28.

 

 

12/30/15

California, La Grange.  1976 U. S. Bicentennial One Drink token.  Private issue from Levaggi’s Bar.  Mintage 1,000.  Catalog value $5.00.  These typically come in a bright gilt brass finish, but this one appeared to have an oxidized finish.  I do not believe they were made this way, so this slightly worn piece is probably just tarnished.  It was offered, and sold, to a single bidder at the opening price of $9.99 with FREE shipping.

 

 

12/30/15

New York, Sidney.  1967 Fire Station Dedication Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $5.00.  Despite being an attractive Brilliant Uncirculated specimen, no one was willing to go the $7.95 plus $2.59 starting bid, and the item was ended unsold.

 

 

12/30/15

Ohio, Springboro.  1965 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $5.00.  The seller wanted a $9.95 start for his token, plus $3.00 more for shipping.  When the token received no bids he made it a Buy It Now item for a month for $12.95 plus $3.00, and when that did not work he listed it for another month keeping the BIN amount the same but adding a Make Offer option.  I guess no one has made a satisfactory offer because three weeks have gone by and it is still available.  The current listing ends on February 28.

 

 

12/31/15

Hawaii.  1990 King Kalakaua Silver Hawaii Dollar.  Uncertain mintage, but one source indicates a 10,000 limit, while this seller says 1,500.  Offered at a $60.00 with FREE shipping start, this choice proof example sold to a single bider. 

 

 

12/31/15

Virginia, Charlottesville.  1962 200th Anniversary Half Dollar, Monticello type.  Mintage 7,000.  Catalog value $5.00.  This About Uncirculated example started at $1.99 plus $2.25 shipping, and sold for $7.17 after 7 bids by 3 bidders.   

     

 

 

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