MTC’S ON EBAY DECEMBER 2016

 

 

12/1/16

Alaska, Cordova.  Undated Iceworm Festival 8 Bits.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $6.50.  This sale was for a specimen that appeared to have been cleaned, but still had a spot on both sides.  The start was 99¢ plus $3.00 shipping.  No bids.  It went through two more weeks at the same price before a lone bidder spotted it, winning it for the opening price.

 

 

12/2/16

Florida, Key West.  1972 150th Anniversary Conch Dollar.  Leaping marlin type.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $6.50.  Sold to a single bidder at the $9.99 plus $4.00 opening bid.

 

 

12/2/16

Kansas.  1961 Official Centennial Coin for Coffey County.  Unknown mintage.  Not previously cataloged individually.  From a set that included all 105 counties in the state.  Not a rare county. Not a common county.  Right in the middle as to scarcity.  This example started at $5.00 plus $1.25 shipping.  After 5 bids it sold for $15.50.

 

 

12/2/16

Kansas.  1961 Official Centennial Coin for Norton County.  Unknown mintage.  Not previously cataloged individually.  From a set that included all 105 counties in the state.  Another county of average scarcity, much the same as the previous Coffey County issue, but this one only brought the minimum, $5.00 plus another $1.25 for shipping to the single bidder.

 

 

12/2/16

Kansas, McPherson County.  1970 Centennial Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $3.50.  Struck in oxidized brass, the most common finish.  This one had a $5.99 plus $1.50 start, but it lacked bidders.  It is still available on the same terms.  The current listing ends on February 4.

 

 

12/2/16

Pennsylvania, Westfield.  1967 Centennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $17.50.  The first of these to appear on Ebay since these listings started.  Part of a lot called “Misc Badges An Tokens” by the seller.  There were some union pinbacks, a couple souvenir items and a this lone token from Westfield - which unfortunately was in about uncirculated condition.  The start was $5.00 with FREE shipping, and I was the only person who bothered to bid.  Whattadeal!   

 

 

12/2/16

Vermont, St. Albans.  1963 Bicentennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $5.00.  This one priced right at 99¢ with FREE shipping.  There were just two bidders and it sold for a real bargain $1.25 after two bids. 

 

 

12/2/16

Antarctica, Little America.  2014 85th Anniversary $5.00.  Unknown mintage.  Not previously cataloged.  Set for a $13.50 plus $2.67 start, this piece attracted only one bid, from me.  Sucker.

 

 

12/3/16

Illinois, Chanute Air Force Base.  Pair of 1967 50th Anniversary and 1977 60th Anniversary Dollars.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $5.00 and $4.50.  This lot started at $3.50 plus $2.50 shipping, and sold for $5.78 after 3 bids by 3 bidders.  Back in April, the same pair sold for $20.50.

 

 

12/3/16

Iowa, Perry.  1969 Centennial Dollar.  Mintage 5,000.  Catalog value $6.00.  Offered for a start of $9.99 plus $1.99 shipping, this piece found no bidders, and after a month or so was made a BIN item at the same cost but with FREE shipping.  For the current listing, ending February 6, it is on sale for 10% off, $8.99, still with the FREE shipping. 

 

 

12/3/16

Kentucky, Perryville.  1962 Civil War Battle Centennial Half Dollar - variety with 4/12/62 redemption date.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $5.00.  Start was $3.50 plus $2.50 shipping.  There were two bids and I won it for $3.75.  I just can’t resist those bargains!  

 

 

12/3/16

North Dakota, Rolla.  1963 75th Anniversary Jewelorama Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $6.50.  Just Extremely Fine, which is not unusual for this issue.  Offered for $8.00 plus $2.60 shipping.  There were no bids and it was not relisted.

 

 

12/3/16

Guam.  1974 Guam Dollar in oxidized brass, unnumbered variety.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $6.50.  One seller, who lives in Guam, was offering a pair of these as individual lots.  Each was priced at a $15.00 plus $3.00 start.  Both apparently sold to the same bidder (based on the feedback) at the opening bid.

 

 

12/4/16

California.  1974 Walker Scott $10 Gift Coin.  Not previously listed.  This example started at $2.00 plus $2.60 shipping.  There was one other bidder who placed a $3.00 bid and I won it for $3.25.  Much more reasonable than the last one!  

 

 

12/4/16

Iowa, Lansing 1967 Centennial Coin struck in silver.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $22.50 in the draft for the new edition, but not listed in the last published edition (1999).  A rare issue that had eluded me for 40 years before I finally got one about 10 years back.  When I saw a notice about this issue in Numismatic News and Coin World back in 1967 when they came out, I sent off for a couple golden brass ones and one silver one.  By the time my order arrived, the silver ones were sold out.  From the original description it was not clear if the silver one was redeemable or not, and I (and the other collectors I was corresponding with through the years) had not come across one, so I could not be sure, so I could not list it as a MTC.  Often the special metal versions of MTCs were made with a commemorative, non redeemable, reverse.  This issue bears an unique reverse inscription intended to avoid the sanctions the Treasury Department was applying at the time to control the issue of local coinage:  PURCHASE PRICE REFUNDABLE BY LANSING CENTENNIAL UNTIL JULY 2ND!! (exclamation points on the token).  Since the gilt brass pieces cost 50¢ each and circulated as Half Dollars, that makes the silver ones, which cost $5.00, the first of very few U.S. Five Dollar municipal coins.  This was a nice uncirculated one that I wanted as a duplicate.  Unfortunately a bunch of other collectors wanted it too, and after 9 bids by 7 bidders it sold for $44.88 - that was me in there as the underbidder at a dollar less.  Rats!  The start was $9.99 plus $3.00. 

 

12/4/16  

Iowa, Monroe.  1979 Old Settlers Reunion Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $3.50.  The ninth and final year of this series.  Starting bid was $9.99, and postage an additional $1.99.  There were no bids, and it has been relisted  since that time at the same cost.  It is now early February, and somewhere along the line this coin became a Buy It Now item, and then the shipping charge was eliminated.  You can buy it today for $9.99 with FREE delivery.  Still probably too high. 

 

 

12/4/16

Montana.  1964 State 75th, Territory 100th Dollar.  Struck in silver.  Variety with STERLING and a number (this one 328) on edge.  Mintage 1,000.  Catalog value $15.00.  Sold to a single bidder at the $17.00 plus $2.80 start.  

 

 

12/4/16

New Mexico, Carlsbad.  1963 75th Anniversary Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.50.  This one was set to start at $4.99 plus $2.62, but it did not attract a bid.  Relisted in the weeks following at the same start (until the final two weeks when it became a BIN item at the same cost) until January 23, when the seller ended the listing unsold.

 

 

12/4/16

North Dakota, Dickinson.  1972 (redeemable 1973) Roughrider Festival Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $6.50.  The start was $2.00 plus $2.60 shipping.  It sold for just $2.25 after two bids.

 

 

12/4/16

Wyoming, Buffalo.  1984 Centennial Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $6.50.  The start was set at $2.50 plus $2.60 shipping.  There were no bids.  The token was not relisted.

 

 

12/4/16

Guam.  1974 Guam Dollar struck in nickel-silver, numbered variety (#225).  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $6.50.  This was an especially choice proof-like example that would have upgraded the one in my collection.  The start was $14.99 plus $3.85 shipping. There were 4 bids: $25.00, $35.75, my bid of $38.88 and one other that took the lot for the next increment over my bid, $39.88 - ALL of these bids were placed on the last day of the sale.

 

 

12/5/16

Iowa, Story City.  1975 Scandinavian Days Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.00.  The fourth in a six-year series.   The hoped-for start price was $9.99 plus $1.99 shipping, but no one bid.  Still available as a Buy It Now item, but now it FREE shipping, with the current listing ending on February 6.  An additional 10% is available this week, so the potential bidder can save a dollar.  Total, take-home price, $8.99 if anyone wants it.

 

 

12/5/16

Iowa, Tipton.  1965 125th Anniversary Souvenir Dollar.  Mintage 500.  Catalog value $12.50.  Up for bid at a nice $9.99 plus $1.99. I had spotted this one a week earlier and decided not to bid because I already have several duplicates.  The first time I saw it noticed it was especially choice, and even silver-looking.  The following week I looked at it more closely - brilliant reflective fields and frosted designs, and I wondered if it might be a silver copy (Mintage 100 Catalog value $25.00).  The silver and nickel-silver issues look a lot alike, and I thought it might be possible that this was a silver specimen.  If the seller had not looked at the edge, he might not have realized the metal content.  So I decided to take a chance and see.  Guess what? That’s right, when it arrived it turned out to be a really nice copy of the regular nickel-silver version.  Oh well, it is still a really nice copy of a scarce token with a mintage of only 500 that I was able to get for (just) under catalog value, including postage.

 

 

12/5/16

Nebraska, Plainview.  1961 Diamond Jubilee Half Dollar.  Mintage 1,000.  Catalog value $8.00.  This one a high end XF, or low end AU - as so many are.  Set with a $4.99 plus $3.00 start, this one received no bids and was not relisted.  You will find this issue quite hard to locate in fully Uncirculated condition.  

 

 

12/5/16

North Dakota, Kenmare.  1972 Diamond Jubilee Dollar struck in Nickel Silver.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $5.00 in this finish, but this one slightly used.  Start was $5.00 plus an additional $2.25 for shipping.  There were no bids and the seller did not relist it.

 

 

12/5/16

Oregon, Tygh Valley.  1962 Wasco County Fair Beer Concession Token.  Unknown mintage.  Not cataloged.  This and similar tokens are not listed because they do not commemorate anything.  This particular token, no doubt good for a beer, also does not state a value, so is not listable for that reason as well.  If the token noted, as an example, the 50th year of the Fair, it would be listed (if it had a denomination).  I also list good for tokens from World’s Fairs, and major expositions even though they may not have a commemorative theme, other than of the Expo itself.  This one, for those who are interested, had a $6.95 plus $2.45 start, found no bids, and is still available as a Buy It Now item for $5.95 plus $2.45.  The current listing ends February 23.

 

 

12/5/16

Pennsylvania, Lower Paxton Township.  1967 Bicentennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 5,000.  Catalog value $3.50.   The start was a low 99¢, and postage just 90¢ more, with a $3.00 BIN option.  Even at this bargain price, there were no bidders for this nice uncirculated token, and the seller did not relist it. 

 

 

12/5/16

Washington, Connell.  Undated (c.1960) Fall Festival Half Dollar.  Original issue.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $10.00.  Unfortunately, this was a well used piece in Extremely Fine condition - or nearly so.  It had a $4.99 plus $3.00 start, and sold to a single bidder. 

 

 

12/6/16

Alaska, Skagway.  1974 Gateway to the Klondike Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.00.  The start was $6.00 and postage $3.00.  There were no bids and it was not relisted.

 

 

12/6/16

Iowa, Logan.  1967 Centennial Half Dollar.  The regular issue was numbered - this one # 5148.  Mintage 5,250.  Catalog value $4.00.  The start was $9.99, plus another $1.99 for shipping.  No bids, but the seller kept on trying.  This week it is on sale for $1.00 off, and now with FREE shipping.  The current listing ends on February 6.

 

 

12/6/16

Iowa, Rolfe.  1963 Centennial Dollar.  Mintage 4,000.  Catalog value $5.00.  Up for bid starting at $9.99 plus $1.99 shipping.  There were no bids at this level and after a few weeks it became a BIN item at the same price, but with FREE shipping.  Offered until January 29 when the seller ended the listing unsold.

 

 

12/7/16

Hawaii, Kauai.  Undated Kauai Dollar.  Gilt finish, with C of C, and new smaller bust of the prince.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $2.50.  The opening bid was $2.95, the Buy It Now price was $3.95, the postal fee was $5.75.  It was listed unsuccessfully for a few short periods until the seller ended the listing on December 16. 

 

 

12/7/16

Idaho, Bonner’s Ferry - Boundary County.  1963 Territorial Centennial Souvenir Coin Half - Buck.  Mintage unknown.  Catalog value $5.00.  This one was available for a start of $3.95 as a bid item, or you could Buy It Now for $5.95.  Shipping, though, was an additional $5.75. No one bid, and it was listed until December 16 at the same price when the seller terminated the listing.    

 

 

12/7/16

Montana, Glendive.  1981 Centennial Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $8.50.  Even  though it had a really nice $1.99 start, and a (not so nice) $3.75 shipping charge, there were no bids and it was not relisted.  I guess this one will be getting a lower value in the next edition of the catalog even though it has made only 3 appearances on Ebay since I started these listings in 2012.

 

 

12/7/16

Pennsylvania, Schickshinny.  1961 Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 1,000.  Catalog value $6.50.  Set at a $6.95 plus $2.99 start, this uncirculated piece failed to attract any bids, and it was not relisted.

 

 

12/8/16

California, Kernville.  1961 Whiskey Flat Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 5,000.  Catalog value $4.00.  Sold to a single bidder at the $2.99 plus $2.62 opening bid.

 

 

12/8/16

Iowa, Clare.  1977 Irish Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.50.  The sixth annual issue in this series.  Offered for $9.99 plus $1.99 shipping.  No bids.  After a few weeks it was made a Buy It Now item at the same price, but with free shipping.  No one has shown any interest over the weeks, and as of February 7, it is still available.

 

 

12/8/16

Iowa, Clare.  1979 Irish Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.00.  Offered for $9.99 plus $1.99 shipping.  No bids.  After a few weeks it was made a Buy It Now item at the same price, but with free shipping.  Still available as of February 7.

 

 

12/8/16

Indiana, Mount Vernon.  1966 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar.  Unknown Mintage.  Catalog value $7.50.  This scarce issue had a start of $4.99 plus $2.62 shipping.  There were no bids, so I bid 5.88 and another collector got in there at the last minute and bid more than that, winning it for the next increment of $6.38.

 

 

12/8/16

Pennsylvania, Norristown.  1962 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 15,000.  Catalog value $4.00.  Offered as being from Morristown, instead of Norristown - but even that didn’t help (making it an “unlisted” town) because there were no bids and the seller did not relist it.  The seller probably is using a Macintosh computer because as I was typing this out, the built-in spell checker in my Mac was changing Norristown to Morristown automatically for this document as well. 

 

 

12/9/16

Ohio, Geneva-On-the-Lake.  1968 Fireman’s Roundup Dime Discount Token.  Unknown mintage.  Not previously cataloged as a MTC issue.  The first of these I have noted in nearly three years.  Offered for a $10.00 plus $3.00 start, but without success, and the token was finally ended unsold on February 1.  At that time it was still available for the same cost, but only as a BIN item.  

 

 

12/10/16

Illinois, Teutopolis.  1964 Quasquicentennial Dollar.  Mintage 2,400.  Catalog value $7.50.  This one had a $9.99 start and a very steep  $5.50 shipping fee.  No Bids.  Still available at the same rate with the current listing ending on February 15.

 

 

12/10/16

Illinois, Williamson County 125th Anniversary Dollar.  Mintage 5,000.  Catalog value $4.00.  This auction was for a pair of these, both in the standard oxidized brass finish.  They sold for the opening bid of $3.50 plus $2.50 to a single bidder.

 

 

12/10/16

Indiana, Corydon.  1966 150th Anniversary Quarter.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $6.00.  The start was $9.99, and postage $5.50 more, so I was not surprised that this token did not receive a bid.  It has been available at that price for 10 weeks now.  I wonder why the seller keeps listing it.  The current listing ends on February 15.

 

 

12/10/16

Ohio, Gratis.  1967 Sesquicentennial Official Souvenir Coin.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog $4.50.  This one was uncirculated, but had a dull hazy appearance. The opening bid was set at $9.99, and the seller was asking another $5.50 for delivery.  No bids.  This token must be priced too high because it lives on today, March 9, as an apparently permanent fixture in the seller’s Ebay store for the same price.

 

 

1/11/17

Ohio, Gratis.  1967 Sesquicentennial Official Souvenir Coin.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.50.   Offered for $9.99 plus a very high $5.50 for shipping, this coin was not able to attract any bids.  

 

 

12/10/16

Ohio, Hamilton (Old Fort Hamilton).  1966 175th Anniversary Dollar.  Mintage 1,800.  Catalog value $6.00.  Up for bid starting at $14.99 plus $5.50 shipping.  There were no bidders interested at that level, and it has gone unsold ever since.  Still the same start and postage, the current listing ends on February 15.

 

 

12/11/16

Hawaii, Kauai.  1973 Kauai Dollars in Gold Plate and Sterling Silver.  Both numbered (114), and of the type with a single pair of petroglyphs to either side of the shrine.  Mintages unknown. Catalog value $6.00 and $17.50.  This set slipped through the cracks and some lucky bidder (not me) won it for the opening bid of $3.00 plus $3.50 shipping!

 

 

12/11/16

Illinois, Chicago.  1893 Columbian Exposition Harvey Land Company $15.00 Discount Token.  Not previously listed, but I have been thinking about listing tokens from the World’s Fairs.  This one a bit worn, maybe Very Fine, sold to a single bidder at the $34.99 with FREE shipping start - a lot more than the one that sold back in April brought…and this one was not as nice.

 

 

12/11/16

Iowa, Onslow.  1971 Centennial Half Dollar First Edition.  Mintage 300.  Catalog value $12.50.  Sold to a single bidder for the $9.99 plus $1.99 opening price.

 

 

12/11/16

New York, New York City.  1909 Hudson Fulton Exposition Aluminum Daalder.  A Gold Dollar size So-Called Dollar, HK-374.  Not previously cataloged as a MTC.  One seller had a pair of these, offered separately as different lots.  One was a nice VF/XF and the other a little better at XF/AU.  Each started at 99¢ plus $3.75 shipping.  Both sold for the same price, $10.49 - and both after 6 bids by 4 bidders, and surprisingly it was not the same winner for each (The underbidder for each, at $9.99 each, was the same person - based on the feedback scores).

 

 

12/12/16

Alaska, Anchorage.  1967 Alaska Purchase Centennial Dollars.  Set of 3 in red, white, and blue plastic, still in original gold cardboard holder.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $3.00 each.  The set started at 99¢ with FREE shipping, received 8 bids by 5 bidders, and sold for $5.50.

 

 

12/12/16

California, Fowler.  1958 Golden Jubilee Half Dollar.  Mintage 2,500.  Catalog value $6.50.  This XF/AU example offered for just 99¢ plus $2.58 sat around for two weeks before it sold to a single bidder at the opening price.  Another, offered later in the month by a different seller, but in almost exactly the same condition, sold for $2.58 plus $2.99 after a 99¢ start after 3 bids by 3 bidders.  

 

 

12/12/16

Georgia, Fitzgerald.  1965 Civil War Centennial Dollar.  The regular goldene issue, this one slightly circulated and cleaned.  Mintage 4,000.  Catalog value $5.00.  Offered for $14.95 plus $3.50 shipping.  There were no bids, and after 4 weeks it became a Buy It Now item at the same price.  It is still available and is now on sale for 10% off, $13.95.  The current listing ends on February 20.

 

 

12/12/16

Hawaii.  1984 Queen liliuokalani 25th Anniversary of Statehood Dollar.  Bronze Proof.  Mintage 5,000.  Catalog value $5.00.  This one started at $10.00 with a 47¢ charge for shipping.  There were 2 bids and it sold for $12.05.

 

 

12/12/16

Indiana, Morocco. 1976 Bogus Island Souvenir Dollar, Liberty Bell Design.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $12.50.  After a $5.00 plus $2.75 start, this piece attracted 3 bids by 2 bidders and sold for $39.88.  I wanted it and placed a crazy bid that I thought no one would top - $38.88.  As you can see that didn’t quite work and a more aggressive bidder won this scarce piece.  The first bid the winning bidder placed was $11.99, and then something more than my $38.88.

 

 

12/12/16

Iowa, Cascade.  1984 Sesquicentennial Dollar.  Mintage 1,000.  Catalog value $10.00.  This specimen was offered for $9.99 plus $1.99 more for shipping.  Sold to a single bidder at the opening price. 

 

 

12/12/16

Iowa, Tipton.  1965 125th Anniversary Dollar.  Mintage 500.  Catalog value $12.50.  Offered for $9.99 plus $1.99 for shipping.  Sold to a single bidder at the opening price. 

 

 

12/12/16

Maryland, Hagarstown.  1962 Bicentennial.  Private issue for a store called Routzhan’s, and good for  $1.00 every year for 10 years.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $10.00.  This one was in only XF condition.  Sold to a single bidder at the opening price of $6.50 plus $2.67.

 

 

12/12/16

South Dakota, Gary,  1972 Centennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $10.00.  Quite scarce, and only the second time it has appeared on Ebay since these listings began in 2012.  Despite its scarcity, I was the only guy who wanted it, and it sold for the opening price of $4.99 plus $3.00 shipping.

 

 

12/13/16

Alaska, Haines, Port Chilkoot.  Undated copper Tinnah.  It is not clear if this was on a redeemable (Municipal token) card, a non-redeemable informational card, or not on a card at all.  The ones with a redeemable message on the card catalog for $20.00.  This one was priced at $35.00 plus $4.00.  There were no bids and it was not relisted.

 

 

12/13/16

Iowa, Emmetsburg.  1973 Irish Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.50.  This one offered for $8.00 with FREE shipping failed to find a bid and was not relisted.

 

 

12/13/16

Oregon, Lake County.  1959 Oregon Centennial Buck printed on one side of a dollar bill sized piece of buckskin.  Not currently listable, as currency-style MTCs are currently beyond the scope of my catalog.  I collect them, though, and this piece generally brings $15 - $20.  This one sold to a single bidder at the opening price of $4.99 plus $2.85 because someone had written their name in ink in the margin. 

 

 

12/13/16

Texas, Corpus Christi.  Undated (1989-90) Sand Dollar, Seagull variety.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $3.50.  Scarce, and again I was the only bidder at the $1.50 plus 79¢ opening bid.

 

 

12/14/16

Iowa, Sigourney-Keokuk County.  1969 125th Anniversary Half Dollar.  Mintage 10,000.  Catalog value $3.50.  Start was $9.99 with FREE shipping.  No bids, so it became a BIN item at the same price for a few weeks, and then was lowered to $8.99 BIN, where it stands today, February 13.

 

 

12/14/16

Missouri, Lee’s Summit. 1965 Centennial Half Dollar, Locomotive variety.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog $4.00.  Listed at a $9.99 plus $2.80 start, this item received no bids and was not relisted. 

 

 

12/14/16

Oregon, Baker.  1959 Oregon Centennial Half Dollar.  Hells Canyon variety with no smoke - the most easily found varient  Total mintage 15,000 for all varieties.  Catalog value $4.00.  Offered unsuccessfully at  $15.00 until January 16 when it was made a BIN item at $20.00.  The current listing, ending on February 24, is still $20.00 BIN, but now the seller has a Make Offer option.

 

 

12/15/16

Illinois, Bloomington.  1966 Young Men’s Club Commemorative Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $7.50.  Offered for $3.00 plus the same amount for shipping.  It sold to a single bidder at the opening price. While not noting a civic anniversary, this piece states  REDEEMABLE AT FACE VALUE AT PEOPLES BANK OF BLOOMINGTON BEFORE DEC. 31 1966, so it appears this was a circulating municipal issue of some type.  I had considered deleting it, but I currently think it should be included - at least until I find out more about it.

 

12/15/16

Illinois, Normal.  1965 Centennial Dollar.  Mintage 1,000.  Catalog value $6.00.  Starting bid was $3.00, and the shipping was the same amount.  Sold to a single bidder at the opening bid.  This token appeared to be slightly circulated.

 

 

12/15/16

Minnesota, Chisholm.  1958 Minnesota Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 5,000.  Catalog value $6.50.  This was a decent uncirculated one that had a start of $4.99 plus $2.75 shipping.  There were two bids and it sold for $5.50.

 

 

12/15/16

Oregon, Canby.  1959 Oregon Statehood Half Dollar.  Mintage 5,000.  Catalog value $3.50. This one was uncirculated, but with some red corrosion spots on either side, and was offered for $4.00 plus $3.50 shipping.  No bids.  Not relisted. 

 

 

12/15/16

Wisconsin, Black River Falls.  1983 Centennial Dollar in oxidized nickel-silver, numbered 190.  Mintage originally reported as 250.  Catalog value $8.50.  I was the only bidder for this very scarce piece at the $3.00 plus $3.50 opening.  I was also the winner and only bidder for the oxidized brass version with the same number at new higher opening price of $4.00 plus $3.50 that the same seller offered a month later (ended January 12).  Same mintage and catalog value as the earlier one.  Still watching for the other two metals!

 

 

12/16/16

Louisiana, Tangipahoa Parish.  1969 Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage Unknown.  Catalog value $17.50.  Offered for $5.99 plus $3.00 shipping.  I somehow was able to resist this one and it ended without a bid…however it immediately came back as a Buy It Now item at the same cost.  It only lasted two days before someone bought it!

 

 

12/17/16

Montana, Missoula.  1960 Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 5,000. Catalog value $4.50.  This sale was for a low grade example, barely Very Fine, that started and sold to the lone bidder at the opening bid of $4.00 plus $2.95 shipping.

 

 

12/18/16

Arizona, Willcox.  1973 Rex Allen Days Copper Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $6.50.  This is the only year of the Copper Dollars that appears with any frequency.  The start was $5.95 plus $3.65.  There were no bids that week, and it has been available at the same cost ever since.  The current listing ends on February 19.  

 

 

12/18/16

Indiana, Bloomington-Monroe.  1968 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar.  Mintage under 10,000.  Catalog value $3.50.  The start was $2.00 plus $2.67 for shipping.  No bids.  The bid start was cut in half for the week ending January 3 but that didn’t do the trick, so the next week he retained the new $1.00 start but pushed the shipping fee up to $8.35!  Surprise, surprise, that didn’t work either and it remains available for an opening bid of $1.00 plus $8.35 today.  The current auction ends on February 17.

 

 

12/18/16

Montana, Sidney.  1969 MonDak Dollar.  Mintage probably 1,500.  Catalog value $5.00.  Offered for a do-able $4.45, but the postage was a non-do-able $5.75.  Condition About Uncirculated.  No bids. Not relisted.

 

 

12/18/16

Nebraska, Cozad.  1973 Centennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $6.50.  Offered at a starting bid of $9.99 plus $3.62.  This piece did not get any bids as an auction item, so he made it a BIN item for $14.99, still plus that $3.62.  Still available, with the current listing ending on March 7.

 

 

12/19/16

Arizona, Yuma.  1913 B.P.O.E. Bazaar $1.00 Elk’s Money.  Unknown Mintage.  Not previously listed.  Originally offered for a $9.99 plus $2.75 opening, or for $14.99 BIN.  Bids were not forthcoming, and it was made a BIN only item for $8.99 until January 3 when the listing was ended “because the item is no longer available”.  However in a few days the same item reappeared offered by the same seller, still using the same picture and description at $6.99 bid or $9.99 BIN.  The token, in its current incarnation, is slated to end on February 26.  I didn’t list this one before, although I list similar Elk’s tokens from Bisbee and Prescott because the are inscribed Frontier Day Celebration.  I think I am going to list this one in the next edition simply because an event like this in a pioneer town was surely participated in by everyone, not just Elk’s Club members.  This is not a difficult token to obtain, and most often is found in nearly Uncirculated condition.

 

 

12/19/16

Indiana, Terre Haute.  1966 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar struck In silver.  Mintage 200, this one numbered 59 on edge.  Catalog value $20.00.  Starting bid was $25.00 plus $2.67 shipping.  There were just two bids and it sold for $33.20.  A good deal,as this coin does not show up nearly as often as its relatively high (for a silver specimen) mintage of 200 pieces might suggest. 

 

 

12/19/16

Minnesota, Virginia.  1958 Minnesota Centennial Iron Nickel.  Mintage 40,000.  Catalog value $2.50.  Also a So-Called Dollar, HK-518a, as this one was described.  Extra Fine/About Uncirculated condition.  It sold to a single bidder for the $9.99 plus $3.50 opening bid.

 

 

12/19/16

Pennsylvania, Coatesville.  1967 Centennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.00.  The price for this one was $49.00 bid or $79.00 Buy It Now.  I wasn’t too surprised when it received no bids. The seller tried a couple weeks and then made it a $39.95 BIN piece.  Still available at that price - the current listing ends March 2, if you want it.

 

 

12/20/16

Iowa, Emmetsburg.  1985 Irish Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $3.00.  This was a Buy It Now offering for $2.99 plus $2.65 shipping.  Just listed this one week.  There were no bids and it has not been relisted.

 

 

12/20/16

Montana, Helena.  1964 Official Souvenir Gold Piece, numbered edge (649).  Catalog value $7.50 for the small numbers variety, $10.00 for the large widely spaced numbers.  No way to tell which one it was from the description.  Offered for $10.00 plus $2.67.  There were no bids the first week, but during its second week on Ebay it did sell to a single bidder.

 

 

12/21/16

Alaska, North Pole.  1965 Farthest North Rodeo Cold Buck in Nickel Silver, unnumbered version.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $5.00.  Start was $24.95 Australian ($19.13 US) plus another $18.50 Australian for shipping to the U S.  There were no bids and it was listed at the same amount until January 7 when the seller ended the listing. 

 

 

 

12/21/16

Iowa, Emmetsburg.  1995 Irish Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $3.00.  The start was $2.50 and it was offered with FREE shipping.  The later dates in this series get harder and harder to find.  This was too cheap to let go, and my bid was the only one so I won it for the opening price - less than what I had to pay mine when they were issued 22 years ago!

 

 

12/21/16

Massachusetts, Lanesborough.  1965 Bicentennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $3.50.  Listed with a $4.99 plus $2.75 start, this lot attracted one bidder, and that’s all it takes.  Sold for the opening bid.

 

 

12/21/16

Oregon, Huntington.  Undated H. R. & G. C. Days of ’49 $10.00.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $6.50.  Up for bid starting at just 99¢ plus $2.75 shipping.  It sold to a single bidder at that price.  When I am at work I rely on a last minute bidding service to place my bids for me, and I had a bid out on this one but the program failed me and my bid was not placed.  I may not have won it anyway as that winning bidder had placed two bids, the second of which turned out to be unnecessary.  I had one of these already, and this one was destined for my traders box, so I’m glad someone else got a great deal.  Well, sort of glad. 

 

 

12/22/16

Arizona, Lake Havasu City.  2004-2005 London Bridge Rotary Club Dollar.  Unknown Mintage.  Catalog value $3.50.  This coin had a 99¢ with FREE shipping start.  There were 4 bids by 3 bidders and it sold for $4.13.

 

 

12/23/16

Kansas, Ellinwood.  1972 Centennial Dollar.  No way to tell if it was the numbered edge or plain edge version, but I assume it was unnumbered, just because the numbered ones came in sets of bronze and silver.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $5.00.  This one was priced at double that, at a $10.00 plus $2.75 start.  It sold to a single bidder.

 

 

12/24/16

Connecticut, Waterbury.  1924 Centennial.  Private token for 50¢ off a $5.00 purchase from Upson, Singleton & Co.  XF/AU condition, which is typical.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $6.50 in the draft for the new edition - not listed in the last.  After a 1¢ plus $2.95 start this piece quickly accrued 12 bids from just 3 bidders, and ended up selling for exactly $5.00. 

 

 

12/24/16

Maine.  1965 Ski Maine Sitzmark. Very slightly circulated.  Not previously listed.  The start was 69¢ with FREE shipping.  Two bids by two bidders pushed the price all the way up to 84¢.  That barely paid for shipping!

 

 

12/24/16

Nebraska, Crawford.  1961 Diamond Jubilee Half Dollar in antiqued nickel silver. Mintage 1,000.  Catalog value $6.00.  This one sold to a single bidder at the opening bid of $9.99 plus $4.27 shipping.

 

 

12/24/16 

New York, Alden.  1973 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $10.00. It turned out that I was the only bidder willing to pay the $1.99 plus $2.60 start.  I guess it’s not a $10.00 token anymore! 

 

 

12/24/16

Oklahoma, Miami.  1966 Diamond Jubilee 75¢ Piece.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $6.50.  This one in a spotty XF/AU condition.  Offered for a start of $10.00 plus $3.00 shipping.    It stayed on Ebay for 2 weeks without getting a bid before the seller ended the sale.

 

 

12/25/16

California, Los Angeles.  1981 Bicentennial Dollar set of 6 in original descriptive folder.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $2.50 each - $15.00 for the set.  This set was offered for a 97¢ plus $9.99 shipping fee start.  There were no bids and it has been offered unsuccessfully at the same terms for two months now.  The current listing ends on February 27.  

 

 

12/25/16

Hawaii, Maui.  2009 Maui Dollar.  Unknown mintage, but very large.  Catalog value $2.50 in the draft for the new edition of the catalog.  Offered as an auction item starting at $6.00, or a BIN item for $9.95 - either option plus a $3.00 shipping charge.  After a couple weeks the bid part was dropped, and it became strictly a Buy It Now item at  $9.95 +$3.  No one seems to want to pay that much, and the item is still available in the Seller’s Store for the same $9.95 plus $3.00 as of February 23. 

 

 

12/25/16

South Dakota.  1974 Seventh Cavalry Centennial Dollar struck in silver.  Mintage reportedly 200, but the seller says this one is numbered 245.  Catalog value $17.50.  Still housed in its plastic display case which tells a bit about Custer’s Black Hills expedition.  Start was 99¢ with FREE shipping.  By the time the sale ended, 26 bids had been placed by just 5 bidders, and the item sold for $45.99.

 

 

12/26/16

California, Fowler.  1958 Golden Jubilee Half Dollar.  Mintage 2,500.  Catalog value $6.50.  Start was 99¢ and postage was set at $2.99.  After 3 bids by 3 bidders, this XF/AU piece sold for $2.58.

 

 

12/26/16

Hawaii.  Undated (1983) The Hawaiian Mint Sand Dala.  Mintage 842.  Catalog value $5.00.  Started at 99¢ plus $2.75 shipping, this piece quickly accumulated 6 bids from two battling bidders and sold for $16.06.  The same item is currently available on the Royal Hawaiian Mint website for $29.00. 

 

 

12/26/16

Hawaii, Honolulu.  The Hawaiian Mint King Kamehameha statue dollar-sized medal.  A mule of two dies used on MTC’s, but neither side with a denomination.  Probably a mule or die trial as the two faces of the coin were actually used nearly a decade apart, so it is probably listable, but not previously noted.  Started at 99¢ plus $2.75 shipping, this one sold for $27.88 after 5 bids by 3 bidders.  The successful bidder topped my $26.88 bid, and then placed an unnecessary additional bid just in case his original one was topped.  I was a bit bummed that I had not won, but it turned out OK because the seller had more.  I won mine a week or so later on one that sold for $16.65 after 4 bids by 4 bidders on a sale ending January 4.  Another sold for almost the same price, $16.86, on January 30 after 8 bids by 6 bidders.   

 

 

12/26/16

Hawaii.  1883-1983 King Kalakaua Centennial Dala with The Hawaiian Mint 1975 reverse.  An issue I was not familiar with.  Unknown mintage.  Not previously cataloged.  The start was 99¢ plus $2.75 shipping. This one drew a fair amount of attention, garnering 12 bids from 5 bidders and selling for an impressive $41.00.  The seller had another of these scarce items which sold later for for $18.77 on January 4 with 6 bids by 6 bidders, with the same 99¢ + $2.75 start.

 

 

12/26/16

Hawaii.  1883 / 1980 King Kalakaua Akahi Dala in oxidized Nickel Silver.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.00.  Start was 99¢ plus $ 2.75 shipping.  There were 4 bids by 3 bidders and it sold for $5.09.  

 

12/26/16

Wisconsin, Black River Falls.  1983 Centennial Dollar struck in Golden Brass.  The mintage reported for these is just 250 pieces, but I suspect an additional 100 of each of the four minor metal varieties were struck.  This one was numbered 194.  Catalog value $8.50.  Part of a lot of 10 pieces - none of the others municipals.  The start was $10.00 plus $5.00 shipping.  There were 2 bids by as many bidders and the group sold for $12.38. 

 

 

12/27/16

Hawaii.  1776-1976 Aloha Dollar with Liberty Bell reverse, gold-plated variety.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $7.50.  This one sold for $5.13 after a $2.50 plus $1.00 start and 3 bids by three different bidders.

 

 

12/27/16

Hawaii.  1984 Queen Lilioukalani 25th Year of Statehood Dala.  Mintage 5,000.  Catalog value $5.00.  This piece started at 99¢ plus $2.75 shipping.  After 9 bids by 5 bidders it sold for $10.05.

 

 

12/27/16

Indiana, Cass County.  1984 Ironhorse Festival Dollar.  Mintage 5,000.  Catalog value $6.50.  Sold to a single bidder at the $1.99 plus $2.60 opening bid.   

 

 

12/27/16

Oregon.  Lot of 5 different 1959 Oregon Centennial Half Dollars, silver plated versions.  The 5 were: Canby, John Day (no smoke), Klamath Falls (raised inscription), Lebanon, and Roseburg.  I do not list the plated versions of these Centennial as most were not official issues, as the entire series was produced in various plated versions by local jewelers during the celebration and shortly afterwards.  Anyone can take a regular issue today, plate it, and end up with an example indistinguishable from one made 50 years ago.  I collect these myself, but I don’t think they are worthy of a separate listing.  I note the ones that I have seen in the catalog, but I do not place a value on them, other than what the regular issues are worth.  At any rate, these 5 were started at $25.00 plus $2.67 for the lot, and sold for $76.00 after 8 bids by 5 bidders, so obviously not everybody agrees with my conclusion.  In their normal finishes, these five pieces catalog for a total of $15.50.  Of note is that the Roseburg issue, which normally is found in nickel-silver appears to be that usual finish, not a silver plate - but it is quite difficult to be certain on distinctions like that from photographs.

 

12/27/16

Oregon.  Lot of 10 different 1959 Oregon Centennial Half Dollars, regular goldene versions.  All were uncirculated and included Burns, Canby, Clatsop County, Creswell, Gresham, Klamath Falls, Milton-Freewater, Redmond, Stayton (North Santiam) and the non-spendable Salem, which is listed as a so-Called Dollar.  The way they were photographed made it impossible to tell which obverse went with which reverse, so I’m not able to list varieties for this lot.  The lot started at $10.00 plus $8.35 postage, and sold for $23.50 after 6 bids by 4 bidders.

 

 

12/28/16

Idaho, Ketchum - Sun Valley.  1963 Wagon Days Souvenir, lot of 5 Uncirculated Pieces.  Unknown mintage.  Not cataloged because they do not have a denomination.  The similar 1960 issue was a redeemable issue, but the Volunteer Fire Department, which was responsible for the production of the coins, and which received the proceeds from the coin program, was threatened by the Treasury Department because the coins were deemed to be a threat to the national coinage program.  Informed that any further coins issued with a denomination would be confiscated and those responsible prosecuted, the issuers re-used the original obverse die, but replaced the redeemable reverse die with an Idaho Territorial Centennial logo and issued these non denominated medallions with the implicit understanding that even though they did not carry a denomination, they would be accepted in change as a dollar during the Centennial year.  This worked, and the Feds did not interfere.  Because they do not say $1.00 on them as the earlier ones did, I do not list this issue, but I think they should be collected along with the denominated ones.  Many issues across the country during the early and mid 1960’s were modified to keep the Treasury Department away.  Others defied the order, or were not aware of the restrictions, and a few were very publicly made examples of and their coins confiscated.  Because of this, over the next few years the number of communities issuing MTCs declined, and the issuance of non spendable medallions grew.  In the last 40 years or so, so few spendable issues have been produced, that the Treasury department generally overlooks their issuance.  Apparently it just isn’t worth the bother.  Thanks to the seller of this lot, whose father had been involved in their issue, for providing many of the details cited here.  This lot was offered for four weeks at $19.95 plus $3.03, but it failed to receive any attention and was ended unsold on January 28.

 

 

12/28/16

Kansas.  1961 Official Centennial Coin in Sterling Silver.  No location inscribed. Signed METAL ARTS / STERLING.  Unknown mintage. Not previously cataloged individually.  This one sold to a single bidder at the $25.00 plus $2.85 opening. 

 

 

12/29/16

Maryland, Frederick County - Hagerstown.  1962 200th Anniversary Half Dollar with rare April 5 redemption date.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $15.00.  Amazingly, no one else wanted this little treasure, so I won it for the $4.99 plus $2.67 opening bid!

 

 

12/29/16

New York, Delmar.  1961 50th Anniversary of Fire Department Half Dollar.  Mintage 5,000.  Catalog $4.00.  The bidding started at just 99¢ plus $2.60 shipping, but still it took until the week ending February 1 before anyone bid.  It finally sold to a single bidder at the opening price.

 

 

12/30/16

Alaska, Anchorage.  1967 Alaska Centennial  One drink token from the Oriental Gardens.  Type with Alaska Centennial on the obverse.  Numbered 235.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.00.  This About Uncirculated specimen failed to attract bids and was not relisted.  

 

 

12/30/16

Alaska, Indian.  1967 Alaska Purchase Centennial Private issue for Jim’s Saloon, Numbered 906.  Good For One Drink.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog Value $3.50.  Condition, XF/AU.  Sold to a single bidder for the opening of $6.99 plus $3.00 shipping.

 

 

12/30/16

Hawaii.  1883  / 1980 King Kalakaua Akahi Dala.  Oxidized Nickel Silver.  Mintage Unknown.  Catalog value $4.00.  Offered at a BIN price of $10.98 plus $3.29 shipping.  No bids.  Not relisted.

 

 

12/31/16

Pennsylvania, Biglerville.  1967 Sesqui-Centennial Dollar, Private Issue for Gettysburg National Bank.  Good for $1.00 when opening a savings account.  About Uncirculated.  The mintage was 1,000 pieces, and the catalog value $6.50.  Started as a bid item with a $9.99 start and $2.60 shipping.  No bids.  After two weeks it had become a $10.00 BIN item, and was available until January 31 when the item was ended unsold. 

 

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