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Municipal Tokens on Ebay February 2014 

 

2/1/14
Hawaii, lot of 3 modern Royal Hawaiian Mint issues. Two of them are MTCs: a "2000" Hawaii 2,000th Anniversary $10 Dala. Very scarce, the seller notes the mintage as 30 pieces. Also a 2007 Discoverers of Hawaii $5 Liberty Dollar "Norfed" issue, that has been selectively gold plated. Seller estimates the mintage as 20. The third piece was a 1 ounce Discoverers medal dated 2000. Mintage 575. A medal, not a MTC. The start was $900.00 plus $5.25 shipping. No bids. I asked the seller if the price was negotiable, or if I could buy only the two MTC's, but received no reply. Luckily, I was able to pick up a nice example of the $10 Dala like the one in this lot a couple weeks later for a more favorable price.

 

2/2/14
Iowa, Aurelia. 1973 Centennial Half Dollar. Mintage 3,000. Catalog value $5.00. The seller noted that his token was used with light scratches and patina. I think the bad description was part of the reason this MTC had no bids. That and the $9.95 plus $3.23 starting price. When it didn't sell, it was placed in the sellers store for $10.00 plus $3.23 shipping. It is still available there as of April 9th.

 

2/5/14
Pennsylvania, McSherrystown. 1963 Bicentennial Half Dollar. Mintage 5,000. Catalog value $4.50. There were no bids even at the reasonable 99¢ plus $2.32 shipping opening price. Listed one more week at the same level, and still there were no bids, so the seller ended the listing.

 

2/5/14
Iowa, Pomeroy. 1970 Centennial Half Dollar. Mintage 2,500. Catalog value $6.00. Put up for auction for 99¢ plus $3.00 shipping. No bids, and relisted until March 10 when the seller ended the listing for lack of interest.

 

2/5/14
Alaska, Matanuska Valley. 1985 50th Anniversary. Set of 8 tokens, 1¢ to $10.00 in the style of the original Alaska Rural Rehabilitation Corporation tokens of 1935 - 1937. Two sets of these tokens were offered today by different sellers, each in the plastic holder they were issued in. The first one closed at $26.88 after a $9.99 start and six bids (postage an additional $2.50). Two hours later the other set sold for an incredible$99.99 with FREE shipping. There were two bids, both by the same bidder, so it sold for the opening bid. By comparing the feedback of the bidders, you could see that none of the bidders who tried for the earlier set was the one who won the later set. My catalog value is $20.00 for the set. Not terribly scarce - at least 2,000 sets were sold in the plastic cases - perhaps more as individual tokens.

 

2/5/14
Michigan, Boyne City. 1956 Centennial Quarter. Of unknown mintage, but with a catalog value of $6.50. This one was offered for, and sold, for the opening bid of $9.99 with FREE shipping.

 

2/6/14
Arizona, Lake Havasu City. 1995-96 London Bridge Dollar. The popular Iwo Jima flag raising issue. Mintage 10,000 and with a catalog value of $3.00. No longer available on the London Bridge Rotary Club website, but when last available (long ago) it was priced at $12.00. This one was offered at $6.99 plus $2.95 shipping. There were 4 bids and it ended up selling for $15.50.

 

2/6/14
Hawaii. "1883" King Kalakaua gold anodized Dala copy. Marked RHM, but these initials do not refer to the Royal Hawaiian Mint as these were issued before the current RHM went into business.

 

2/6/14
Illinois, Chatsworth. 1967 Centennial Good In Trade (Half Dollar). Unknown mintage. Catalog value $4.50. The starting price was $7.95 and the shipping $4.00 more. There were no bids and the seller tried one more week, at the same price, before giving up and ending the listing.

 

2/6/14
Illinois, Roodhouse. 1966 125th Anniversary Half Dollar. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $4.00. Sold as part of a three piece set of Illinois Municipals. The set brought $9.95 plus $4.00 for international shipping.

 

2/6/14
Illinois, Toulon. 1966 Centennial (50¢) Redeemable In Trade. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $6.50. Sold as part of a three piece set of Illinois Municipals. The set brought $9.95 plus $4.00 for international shipping.

 

2/6/14
Illinois, Woodhull. 1957 Centennial Half Dollar. Unknown mintage, but very scarce - I catalog these at $10.00. Offered by a seller in Australia for $7.95 plus $4.00 for international shipping. Sold to a single bidder at the opening price. A great bargain, I think.

 

2/6/14
Michigan, Marquette. 1949 Centennial Quarter. Unknown mintage, catalog value $5.00. In nearly uncirculated condition, weakly struck and appearing polished - which is typical - and perhaps as issued. The start was $14.99 plus $2.00 shipping. No bids, so the seller lowered the price to $12.99 for a few weeks - still unsuccessfully, and then down to $10.99 plus $3.99 shipping. After a week or two at that level it was raised to $12.99 again, then dropped to $10.99 plus $4.00 shipping as a Buy It Now item. Still available as of 4/15.

 

2/6/14
New Mexico, Roswell. 1990 Spirit Trail Trading Centennial Dollar. Looks like a municipal, but this may be just a merchant token. First of these I've seen, but the jury is still out over whether it will be listed or not. It was offered at a $1.99 start plus $2.25 shipping and sold for $3.91 after three bids.

 

2/7/14
Hawaii, Honolulu. 1992 Royal Hawaiian Mint Honolulu Dala in silver. Listed for a mere $15.00 in the last edition of my catalog, but that value doesn't mean anything anymore since the silver in it is now worth $20.00. Opening price was $39.95 plus $3.25 shipping. There were no bids.

 

2/7/14
Iowa, Pocahontas. 1970 Centennial Half Dollar. Mintage 5,000. Catalog value $4.00. This one started, and sold, for the 99¢ opening bid - unfortunately plus an additional$3.00 for shipping.

 

2/7/14
Maryland, Williamsport. 1962 Civil War Centennial Half Dollar. I have no mintage information, but it is cataloged at $5.00. It was offered for $5.00 with FREE shipping, and sold at that price to a single bidder.

 

2/7/14
Oregon, The Dalles. 1959 State Centennial Half Dollar. Mintage 10,000. Catalog value $3.00. This choice uncirculated specimen was offered for $4.99 plus 95¢ shipping, but there were no bids.

 

2/8/14
Alaska, Skagway. 1975 Gateway to the Klondike Dollar. Much scarcer than the 1974 issue. Mintage unknown. Catalog value $10.00. The start was $2.99 plus $3.00 shipping. There were two bids and it sold for $3.45.

 

2/8/14
Iowa, Emmetsburg. 1996 Irish Dollar. Mintage uncertain, catalog value $3.00. Offered for $2.99 plus $3.00 shipping, it received no bids. Just like the following two items, it eventually ended up being offered for 99¢ - still plus $3.00 shipping, and sold to me on March 14. They were just too cheap. Also I saved quite a bit on postage by wining three at once.

 

2/8/14
Iowa, Pella. 1996 Dutch Dollar. Mintage uncertain, catalog value $3.00. Offered for $2.99 plus $3.00 shipping, it received no bids. It eventually ended up in the sellers store for 99¢ - still plus $3.00 shipping, and sold on March 14.

 

2/8/14
Iowa, Pella. 2004 Dutch Dollar. Offered for $2.99 plus $3.00 shipping, it received no bids. Relisted at the same price for a month or so before eventually having the opening bid lowered to 99¢. Sold to a single bidder at that price.

 

2/8/14
New Mexico, Artesia. 1967 Centennial Half Dollar. Unknown mintage, but scarce. Catalog value $10.00. You could have had this one for $20.00 with FREE shipping, but I guess you didn't bid because it was relisted for short two or three day listings until 2/17 when the sellers gave up their dreams of riches and ended the listing. Actually $20.00 would not be an unreasonable price. But just be patient, these show up on ebay every year or two. Maybe the next one will be cheaper!

 

2/8/14
New York, New York City. 1964 Louisiana Pavilion at the NY World's Fair, John and Jacky Kennedy Half Dollar. Scarce, but with an unknown mintage. I catalog them for $12.50. This one was offered for $24.95 with FREE shipping. No bids. Relisted the following week at the same price but with an Or Best Offer option. There were 4 offers, but they were not accepted. Offered again for a final week, but the seller was unable to get his $24.95 start, and the listing was ended.

 

2/9/14
Alaska, Matanuska. 1963-1963 Thirtieth Anniversary Dollar. Unknown mintage, but with a $5.00 catalog value. Offered for $17.99 with FREE shipping. There was no interest at that level, so after two more weeks at $17,99 it was placed in the sellers store with the price lowered to $9.99, still with FREE shipping. Currently with a special 10% discount, it can be had for just $8.99.

 

2/9/14
California, Willits. 1976 Frontier Days Dollar. A scarce issue of unknown mintage which I catalog at $12.50. Part of a lot of 7 modern California bronze or brass commemoratives (only one other was a MTC - Vacaville 1963). The start was $15.99 plus $4.85 shipping. I was the only bidder so I got to take it home for the opening bid. I thought that the Willits piece was worth the price of the whole lot, even as a duplicate.

 

2/9/14
Hawaii, Maui. 1999 Trade Dollar. Authorized Mintage 95,000. Catalog value $3.00. Started at $3.99 with FREE shipping, this token drew 7 bids and sold for $7.77.

 

2/9/14
Illinois, Williamson County. 1964 Quasquicentennial Dollar. Mintage 5,000 pieces. Catalog value $4.00. Offered for $4.99 plus $1.85 shipping. No bids.

 

2/9/14
Kansas Statehood. Shawnee County Centennial Coin. An easy to find County. The starting price of $7.99 plus $1.85 shipping was just too high. No bids.

 

2/9/14
Kansas, Peabody. 1971 Centennial Dollar. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $6.50. Offered for $4.99 plus $1.85 shipping. Unfortunately, there were no bids.

 

2/9/14
Kentucky, Frankfort. 1961 175th Anniversary Half Dollar. Mintage was 6,000 and my catalog value $4.50. This nice example had a 99¢ start and sold for $5.14 after 4 bids. Postage was a very reasonable 99¢.

 

2/10/14
Colorado, Idaho Springs. 1962 Annual Gold Rush Half Dollar. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $15.00. Quite a scarce token, I was hoping to win it for my duplicate box, especially since it started at only $3.00 plus $2.75 shipping. There were only three bids, all over $10.00, and my $18.88 bid lost out to someone whose maximum bid was $19.26. Rats! But little did I know there was another one to be offered in less than a month that I would win.

 

2/10/14
Illinois, Genoa. 1961 125th Anniversary Half Dollar. Unknown mintage - $6.50 catalog. A single bidder won this token for the $4.00 plus $2.50 shipping fee.

 

2/10/14
Nebraska, Valley. 1964 Centennial Half Dollar. Mintage reported as 2,500. Catalog value $5.00. This one was offered for $1.86 plus $3.09 international shipping. No bids. Repeatedly relisted at the same price, but persistence pays off because after 9 more weeks it finally sold for the opening price to a single bidder.

 

2/10/14
Wyoming, Buffalo. 1959 Diamond Jubilee Half Dollar. Lot of 3 pieces, two looked uncirculated, one about uncirculated. Start was $1.95 plus $3.00 shipping. There were 5 bids and the lot sold for $4.13 plus the $3.00 shipping. The winner got a bargain - these catalog for $6.50 each (uncirculated). Mintage was 2,500.

 

2/11/14
Mississippi, New Albany. Undated (1940's - 1950's) Double Cola Treasure Hunt Dime. I had never seen this before, so I bid very high - perhaps foolishly. This is an aluminum disc that looks like it fit inside the cap of a soda bottle. Perhaps the lucky purchaser would get the dime he paid for the soda back if he found one of these in his bottle. Not a town anniversary, but I have listed other "treasure hunt" tokens from California and Florida in the past, and no one questioned those...perhaps because they looked like your typical Municipal Token. This one does not. For the time being, I will list this one. Let me know your thoughts. I don't know how scarce the token is yet, but I will probably value it at $15.00, which is very near the top catalog price for a modern MTC (in the last edition). It was offered for a start of 99¢ plus $2.69 shipping. There were 18 bids and it sold for $73.31 - more than half or those bids being over $30.00 - so those Mississippi collectors must think it is a rare one. I don't know if it will stay listed, but I am glad I won it!

 

2/11/14
North Dakota, Edgeley. 1987 Centennial Quarter. Private issue for The Variety Shop. Another new one! I had never seen this before, but it is the kind that gets overlooked. It appears to be a modern trade token, but the inscription tells the tale: It reads THE VARIETY SHOP / 1887 DON & MARCY 1987 / THURLOW / EDGELEY, ND. Wikipedia says that the town was started in 1886, but for now at least, I am guessing that the discrepancy is that the date of founding and the date of incorporation are different. For now I will be listing it. I was the only bidder at the $7.49 plus $1.99 shipping, so I guess it is not too scarce as a North Dakota token, so I will value it at $5.00 until I can determine its rarity.

 

2/11/14
Oklahoma, Purcell. 1962 Diamond Jubilee Half Dollar. About uncirculated and scruffy-looking. Mintage 3,000. Catalog value $7.50. Offered for $5.99 with FREE shipping, it did not attract a single bid. Placed in the sellers store at the same price, it sat around for another month before the seller ended the listing on 3/13. I think it would have sold if it had been in better condition.

 

2/11/14
Pennsylvania, Beaver Falls. 1944 Diamond Jubilee Cork Nickel. Black printing. These cork nickels come in (at least) two varieties - red and black printing - and are rather scarce. I list them for $7.50, either variety. This one was offered along with 5 ordinary wooden nickels of the 1960's to the 1980's for an opening price of $9.99 plus a very steep $6.50 shipping. Three bids pushed the price up to $22.50. I have to assume most of that amount was for the cork nickel, but there is no way to tell.

 

2/11/14
Virginia, Williamsburg. 1999 (2000?) Tercentennial Founders' Coin. Issued to celebrate the 300th anniversary of Williamsburg by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. The reverse states "MINTED 2000" - I do not know if this means the coin was issued in the year 2000, or if there were 2,000 minted. Anyway just a souvenir, and not spendable...but it does say Coin, so I do list it. This one was offered for $5.47 plus $1.89 shipping. It sold to a single bidder.

 

2/11/14
Wyoming, Lovell. 1971 Mustang Dollar. No mintage information, but I catalog this issue for $6.00. Offered for $3.99 plus $1.17 shipping, which seemed very reasonable, it received no bids and was relisted for another week. Again, there were no bids and the seller ended the listing.

 

2/12/14
Pennsylvania, Spring City. 1967 Centennial Half Dollar. Mintage information unknown. Catalog value $4.50. The bids were to open at $4.95 (plus $2.00 shipping) but no one went for it. Dropped to $3.95 plus $2.00 the following two weeks, then down another dollar to $2.95. Then, on April 3, after a further drop to $1.95 plus the $2.00 shipping fee, the seller ended the the listing with the token unsold.

 

2/13/14
Nebraska, Hay Springs. 1960 Diamond Jubilee Half Dollar. Mintage 2,500. Catalog Value $7.50. This about uncirculated example was offered for $6.99 plus $2.68 shipping, but there were no bids. After another week on ebay, the seller ended the listing.

 

2/14/14
Hawaii, Maui. 1973 Maui Dollar in silver. With number block, but no number has been applied. Scarce in silver, scarcer with number block, scarcer yet without the number applied. Not listed in my last catalog, but I listed the similar 1974 number block without number in silver for the lofty sum of $20.00. I thought I had this one so did not bid. It turned out I had the '74 , not the '73, so I missed out on bidding for this one. Start was 99¢ and there were 39 bids. It ended up selling for $127.50 plus $2.00 shipping. I think that was a bargain in todays market!

 

2/14/14
Iowa, Pocahontas. 1970 Centennial Half Dollar, about uncirculated. Mintage 5,000. Catalog value $4.00. This example was offered for $8.00 with FREE shipping. No bids. Placed in the sellers store for 50¢ more where it lives on, over two months later.

 

2/14/14
Iowa, Pomeroy. 1970 Centennial Half Dollar. Mintage 2,500. Catalog value $6.00. Up for bid at a start of $8.50 with FREE shipping. No bids. The seller pushed the price up a bit, to $9.00, and placed it in his store. It is still there.

 

2/14/14
Kansas, Hutchinson. 1961 Centennial Half Dollar. Mintage 4,000. Catalog value $4.00. This circulated token was offered for $6.50 with FREE shipping, but received no bids. So what did the seller do? He decided the best way to sell it was to raise the price to $7.50 and put the token in his store. It is still there, two months later. Surprise, surprise.

 

2/14/14
Missouri, North Kansas City. 1962 50th Anniversary Half Dollar. Mintage 5,000. Catalog value, $3.50. This was a choice uncirculated one that was offered for 99¢ with a low $1.00 shipping fee. There were no bids. It was a nice item at a good price - but nobody wanted it.

 

2/14/14
Pennsylvania, Irwin. 1964 Centennial Half Dollar. The mintage is reported as 5,000 pieces, but it seems scarcer than that - I catalog it at $10.00. The seller offered a nice specimen for only $8.50 with FREE shipping, but there were no bids. He upped the price to $9.00 and placed it in his store. Purchased sometime in early April for that amount.

 

2/15/14
Hawaii, Kauai. 1974 Kauai Dollar struck in silver. Numbered 168 on raised panel above KAUAI. Mintage - uncertain, but certainly at least 168! Obsolete catalog value was $17.50 which is about the value of the silver today. This one was started at just 99¢ plus $2.00 shipping. After 8 bids it sold for $98.00.

 

2/15/14
Iowa, Scranton. 1969 Centennial Half Dollar. Mintage 2,500. Catalog value $5.00. Offered for $10.95 with FREE shipping. There were no bids. The seller tried one more week at the same price before giving up and ending the listing.

 

2/15/14
Michigan, Lansing. 1976 U. S. Bicentennial 3¢. Private issue of Roice V. Rider by the Patrick Mint. 1,000 pieces were struck and I catalog it at $2.50. A single bidder took this one for the opening bid of $1.99 plus 99¢ shipping.

 

2/16/14
Michigan, Pontiac. 1961 Centennial Half Dollar. Mintage 25,000. Catalog value $2.50. This was a nice example that started at $2.00 plus $2.00 more for shipping. Two bids pushed the sale price up to $2.94.

 

2/16/14
Texas. Undated aluminum Texas Dollar with state bird and state flower. I list these novelty coins for $2.50. This one started at $1.25, received 3 bids, and sold for $2.25. Postage was $2.75.

 

2/17/14
Alaska, Fairbanks. 1962 America's Last Frontier Dollar. Original mintage 3,500 but more were probably ordered later. Catalog value $5.00. The start was $1.99 plus $3.25 for postage. After 3 bids it sold for $2.50 plus that $3.25 shipping.

 

2/17/14
Arizona, Prescott. 1978 Frontier Buck. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $5.00. Starting price was $3.99, but a second bidder pushed the sale price up to $4.24. Postage was a very reasonable 95¢.

 

2/17/14
Georgia, Macon. Undated Georgia State Fair 15¢ Night admission Token. Not listed in the last edition of my catalog. I am uncertain if I want to list Fair tokens in the catalog. I do have one of these, I picked it up a while back to put into my "wannabe" collection. Anyone have an opinion about the listability of Fair tokens? I do list a few, but they look like MTCs, but this one looks like a merchant token. It started at $5.00 plus $2.75 shipping. Six bids sent the winning bid up to $42.51. It must be a scarce token!

 

2/17/14
Montana, West Yellowstone. 1979 Yellowstone National Park Dollar. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $6.00 in uncirculated condition...this one was in extremely fine condition. It was available for an opening price of $3.99 with FREE shipping. No bids. Relisted three times before someone finally bid and won it for the opening price during the auction week ending March 10.

 

2/17/14
Washington. 1988 State Centennial Tax Token. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $3.50. A copy (noting the Centennial) of one of the aluminum tax tokens used statewide from 1935 to 1951, this one on its original explanatory card. Offered for $2.50 plus $3.25 shipping. Relisted for the following 3 weeks - the final week with higher prices ($3.25 plus $2.43) and for sale only...no bids - and this strategy apparently worked, because it sold after just four days at that level.

 

2/17/14
West Virginia, Summers County (Hinton). 1963 State Centennial Half Dollar. This token has always been harder to find than its mintage (15,000) might indicate. I catalog it at $7.50. This one was offered for $9.99 plus $3.32 shipping. There were no bids.

 

2/18/14
Florida, Dania. 1976 U. S. Bicentennial Half Dollar. Mintage 8,500. Catalog value $3.50. This specimen was offered for $7.99 plus $3.99 shipping. Opening bid too high, postage fee too high. As of April 29 it is still available after being delisted week after week at the same terms.

 

2/18/14
Iowa, State Center. 1976 100 Scents. Mintage 500 - catalog value $5.00. A scarce issue, but no one seems to care! The seller wanted a starting bid of $7.99 and an additional $3.99 for shipping. There were no bids this week, and it took 6 additional weeks for it to finally sell to a single bidder at the opening price.

 

2/18/14
Kansas. 1961 Kiowa County Official Centennial Coin. A somewhat scarce county, but hardly worth what the seller was asking - He had a $100 opening bid or a $150 Buy It Now option, either way with a $5.00 shipping fee. With no bids the first week, the seller tried again at the $100 opening bid, but this time without the BIN option. After 5 days the listing was ended "because there was an error in the listing".

 

2/18/14
Louisiana, Lake Charles. 1967 Centennial Half Dollar. Mintage 5,000. Catalog value $5.00. Offered for $9.39 with FREE shipping. No bids. Relisted for three weeks at the same price with no result, the seller decided the problem was that the price was too low, so he raised it to $12.97 - still with that FREE shipping. On March 26 he lowered the price to $8.58. Raised again to $12.97 on April 2. Then lowered to $8.58 for the sale ending on March 26. On April 24 it was lowered to $7.59 when it finally sold to a single bidder.

 

2/19/14
Arizona, Lake Havasu City. 2005-2006 London Bridge Rotary Club Dollar. Unknown mintage, too new to be listed in my last catalog, but currently available from the issuer for $7.00. Offered for bid at a start of $6.00 plus $3.40 shipping. No bids this week or the next two weeks either, so the seller did what so many sellers do - He raised the price (to $10.00 + $3.45) and put it in his store. I am beginning to believe that ebay seller stores are often wastelands of overpriced unsaleable junk.

 

2/19/14
Idaho, Soda Springs. Undated Henry Stampede Rodeo 10¢ Token. Unknown mintage, catalog $3.00. This example, in the standard extremely fine condition, was offered for $3.00 plus $2.75 shipping. There were two bids and it sold for $3.50. The last one of these I saw on ebay brought more than $10.00.

 

2/19/14
Kentucky, Frankfort. 1961 175th Anniversary Half Dollar. Mintage 6,000. Catalog value $4.00. The start was 99¢ plus 99¢ shipping, and four bids pushed the price up to $4.25.

 

2/19/14
Pennsylvania, Forest City. 1964 Centennial Half Dollar. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $4.50. This one was offered for $9.95 with FREE shipping. No bids. Relisted at the same price, but ended by the seller on 2/24.

 

2/21/14
Wyoming, Casper. 1964 Diamond Jubilee Dollar. Mintage unknown. Catalog value $5.00. The start was 99¢ with FREE shipping. Eight bids pushed the sale price up to $5.50.

 

2/24/14
Iowa, Coon Rapids. 1963 Centennial Half Dollar. Mintage 5,000. Catalog value $6.00. Offered with two other non-MTC modern tokens. The start was $1.00 plus $3.37 shipping. It sold for $3.58 after 6 bids.

 

2/27/14
South Dakota, Yankton. 1961 First Territorial Capital Half Dollar. Mintage, 20,000 minimum. Catalog value $3.50. Up for auction for $10.50 plus 69¢ shipping. No bids. Relisted for a couple weeks before being put in the sellers store for the same price (BIN), except the postage was raised way up to $2.32.

 

2/28/14
Louisiana, Lake Charles. 1967 Centennial Half Dollar. Mintage c.5,000. Catalog $5.00. This one was offered for $9.39 with FREE shipping. There were no bids, and I guess the seller decided it didn't sell because the price was too low, so he raised the opening bid to $12.97 in his relisting. After a month he lowered it to $8.58, still with FREE shipping. A week later it was up to $12.97 again. After 3 more weeks the price was dropped to $7.59 and someone bid! The token sold on April 24.

 

2/28/14
Maine, Whitefield. 1959 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar. Mintage 1,000. Catalog value $15.00. A very scarce issue - in the Maine issues, second only to the 1964 Newport Sesquicentennial Half Dollar. The seller - a specialist in Maine exonumia - knew what he had and offered this piece for $55.00 with FREE shipping. There were no bids this week or the next and then the listing was ended "because the item was lost or broken".

 

2/28/14
Michigan, Bronson. 1966 Centennial Half Dollar, nickel-silver version. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $5.00. A strange listing - this item was listed at $19.95 with FREE shipping. Nobody had placed a bid before the seller ended the listing "because the item is no longer available" although the token (same photo) is still available at the same price in his store as of April 26 - although now with an Or Best Offer option.

 

2/28/14
Michigan, Holland. 1951 Tulip Time Quarter. This year the Tulip Time Quarter was struck in a gray colored metal, probably dowmetal - a magnesium alloy - which was produced in that area. Unknown mintage, but readily available. I catalog them for $3.00. The seller wanted $7.99 plus $1.00 to start this one off, but received no bids, so he lowered the price to $4.99 plus $1.00 and continued offering the token until April 20, when he decided to end the listing.

 

2/28/14
Nebraska, Valley. 1964 Centennial Half Dollar. Mintage about 2.500. Catalog value $5.00. Offered for $1.85 plus $3.05 shipping. No Bids. Re-offered at the same price week after week until it finally sold to a single bidder at the opening price on April 19.

 

2/28/14
Ohio, Green Township. 1959 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar discount token. These were good for 50¢ off the price of a newspaper subscription. There were 13,000 of these struck in aluminum, and I catalog them for $5.00. The starting bid was $1.99 plus $2.35 shipping, but there were no bids. I did not notice until after the sale that this one was struck in brass instead of the typical aluminum, so I sent a note to the seller asking if he would relist the item. He did, but this time for $3.99 plus $2.35 shipping. I was very pleased to be the only bidder, and I won it for the opening price. A new listing for the catalog and a new token for my collection!

 

2/28/14
Pennsylvania, Milton. 1967 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar. Five thousand of these were made and they catalog for $4.50. The opening price was $4.99 plus $2.25 shipping. No bids so the price was dropped to $3.99 + $2.25. Still no luck, so it was relisted at the same $3.99 - but with FREE shipping. Still available two months later for that amount.

 

 

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