MTCs on Ebay February 2015

MTCs on EBAy February 2015

 

 

2/1/15

Indiana, Jeffersonville.  1952 Sesqui-Centennial Dime.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $12.50.  A very elusive issue in in a somewhat dirty extremely fine condition.  Three bids by two people sent the selling price up to $24.38 from the $3.00 plus $2.75 start.    

 

 

2/1/15

Iowa, Earlham.  1970 Centennial Half Dollar, rather spotty, but still uncirculated.  Mintage 2,000.  Catalog value $6.50.  The starting bid, which was not met, was $8.95 plus $2.32 shipping.  The coin was not relisted.

 

 

2/1/15

Iowa, Perry.  1969 Centennial Dollar.  Mintage 5,000.  Catalog value $6.00.  It opened at $2.99 plus $1.99 shipping.  There was a single bidder and it sold for the opening price.

 

 

2/1/15

Iowa, Ridgeway.  1967 Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage reports of 2,000 or 2,300.  Catalog value $7.50.  This piece started off at $2.99 plus $1.99 shipping.  A single bidder bid twice, apparently to make sure he did not loose this scarce piece, and won it for the opening bid.

 

 

2/1/15

New Jersey, West Orange.  1962 Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage unknown.  Catalog value $6.50.  It opened, and was sold, at the $5.95 plus $2.29 shipping fee to a single bidder.  

 

 

2/1/15

New York, Syracuse.  1948 Syracuse Centennial Franklin Roosevelt Encased Postage Stamp Dime.  Variety with the 1¢ stamp.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $17.50.  Started at $9.95 with FREE shipping and sold for $41.00 after 7 bids.

 

 

2/1/15

South Dakota.  Set of 12 1971 to 1980 South Dakota Souvenir Dollars.  Housed in a heavy plastic Capital holder.  Includes the two “error” dollars with the North Dakota obverse muled with the South Dakota reverses.  The case is lettered SERIAL NO. 445.  The standard issues all in nickel silver, and the mules in nickel-silver and copper.  Mintage for the regular issues started off at 6,000 pieces per year, but may have gradually declined as it became apparent that they were not selling as well as intended.  By the time the second ten year series began in 1981, the mintage had dropped to only 800 pieces!  There are many edge lettering variations, but assuming they are the usual edge versions, the catalog value is $3.50 each for the regular issues and $4.00 each for the ND/SD errors.  This lot started at 99¢ plus $11.00 shipping (appropriate for the 12 coins plus heavy plastic case), and sold for $23.07 after 11 bids.

 

 

2/1/15

South Dakota, Sturgis.  1976 U.S. Bicentennial, Bear Butte State Park Quarter.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value either $3.00 or $5.00 depending on the orientation.  Coin orientation (up/down) being more common than medal orientation (up/up).  Sold to a single bidder at the $4.99 plus $2.00 start.

 

 

2/2/15

Georgia, Dahlonega.  Undated Gold Rush Anniversary Cup of Coffee token.  This auction was for a pair of this previously unlisted token.  A private issue for the Dahlonega General Store.  Start was $6.00 plus $1.95 shipping.  There were two bids and the lot sold for $6.88.

 

 

2/2/15

Maryland, Westminster.  1964 Bicentennial Half Dollar with a corrosion spot and tape residue.  Mintage 10,000.  Catalog value $4.00.  Offered at a $19.95 with FREE shipping start.  No bids.  It is still available at the end of April, but now from the sellers store for a $19.95 with FREE shipping Buy It Now price.  Newly described as a So Called Dollar to make it more saleable. 

 

 

2/2/15

Nebraska, Perkins County (Grant).  1962 Diamond Jubilee Souvenir Coin.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $15.00, and quite scarce.  I was the only person willing to go the rather steep $24.99 plus $2.00 starting bid.  This was a very nice uncirculated piece, and a slight upgrade to the one in my collection. 

 

 

2/2/15

Texas.  “1845” Texas Penny.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $3.50.  Starting bid was $6.95 plus $1.99 shipping.  After 3 bids it sold for $8.55.    

 

 

2/4/15

Alaska, Nenana Valley.  1972 Chamber of Commerce Dollar.  Unknown mintage. Catalog value $6.50.  This piece was offered for $8.99 plus $2.99 shipping.  There were no bids.  Relisted one more week with the same result.

 

 

 

2/4/15

Nevada, Reno-Lake Tahoe. "1878" Reno - Lake Tahoe Coin in Gold Plated finish.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $3.50.  Listed at a $3.99 + $4.12 start.  No bids this week or over the next month so the seller raised his start to 5.99 plus  a more reasonable $2.95 postal fee.  After just one week at this price, the seller gave up and ended his listing unsold.

 

 

2/4/15

Nevada, Reno-Lake Tahoe. "1878" Reno - Lake Tahoe Coin in Antique Silver plated finish.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $3.50.  Listed at a $1.99 + $2.95 start.  No bids this week or over the next month so the seller raised his start to $3.99 plus the $2.95 postal fee.  After a single week at this new price, the seller gave up and ended his listing unsold.

 

2/5/15

Washington, Auburn.  1968 75th Anniversary Dollar.  Silverclad version in original Franklin Mint holder.  Mintage 550.  Catalog value $12.50.  A single bidder snapped this bargain up for the $4.99 plus $3.32 shipping opening bid.

 

 

2/8/15

Arizona, Lake Havasu City.  1995-1996 Havasu Dollar Iwo Jima Flag Raising in Oxidized Nickel-Silver.  Mintage 10,000.  Catalog value $3.00.  Available on the London Bridge Rotary Club website for $12.00.  Sold to a single bidder at the $4.91 plus $2.99 opening price.

 

 

2/8/15

Hawaii, Maui.  1997 Maui Dollar in Silver. Reported mintage 2,500.  Catalog value $20.00.  Started at $24.99 plus $3.00 shipping, this item attracted 6 bids and ended up selling for $57.00.

 

 

2/8/15

New Mexico, Gallup.  1981 Centennial Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $6.50. This example was a stained and circulated piece that started at 99¢ plus $3.50 shipping.  It sold for the opening price to a single bidder who placed two bids, the final one not being necessary.

 

 

2/8/15

Rhode Island. Pawtucket.  1961 Diamond Jubilee Half Dollar in About Uncirculated condition.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.50 with FREE shipping.  No bids.  Not relisted.

 

 

2/9/15

Minnesota, Alexandria.  1962 600th Anniversary of Kensington Runestone Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $10.00.  Typically found with signs of circulation, but this one was fully uncirculated.  The start was $12.00 plus $3.68 shipping.  It sold for $14.82 after 3 bids.  A true bargain price for one in this condition.

 

 

2/9/15

Nevada, Las Vegas.  "1878" Las Vegas Dollar with Showgirl reverse struck in Oxidized Bronze.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog Value $3.50.  Start was $4.98 plus $1.95 shipping, and it sold for $6.60 after two bids. 

 

 

2/9/15

South Dakota, Sturgis - Fort Meade.  1978 Centennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.00.  Sold to a single bidder for the $3.00 plus $4.00 shipping start.

 

 

2/10/15

Iowa, Emmetsburg.  1969 Irish Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $5.00.  Up for bid starting at $3.00 plus $3.37 shipping.  There were no bids for this choice Uncirculated coin and it was not relisted.

 

 

2/10/15

Nevada, Reno.  "1878" Reno Dollar.  Antiqued Nickel-Silver version.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $3.50.  This About Uncirculated example was offered for a start of $10.00 plus $2.50 shipping.  No bids.  Not relisted.

 

 

2/10/15

Washington, Grand Coulee.  1973 (74) Dam Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.50.  Graded MS63 (average uncirculated) by NGC, and hermetically sealed away from the environment in one of their little plastic coin coffins.  The start was $25.00 with FREE shipping.  There were 2 bids, both by the same bidder, so it sold for the opening price.

 

 

2/11/15

Pennsylvania, Cambria County.  1954 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar, about uncirculated.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $7.50.  This early piece had a very reasonable start of $2.95 plus $2.00 shipping, but received no bids.  It was not relisted. 

 

 

2/12/15

Hawaii.  1883-1983 Centennial Dala in silver, by the Royal Hawaiian Mint.  Mintage 10,000.  Catalog value $17.50 back in the days when silver was under $10.00 an ounce.  Probably the most easily available of the modern Hawaiian Dalas.  Started at $32.95 plus $2.00 shipping, this piece sold to a single bidder for the opening price.

 

 

2/12/15

Hawaii 1994 Queen Lilioukalani Royal Hawaiian Silver Aloha Dollar, numbered variety.  Mintage 1,500 total - I am not sure how many were numbered, this one looks like 135 but the image is not sharp.  This one started at $34.95.  I bid $36.88 as a duplicate, but it sold to the only other bidder who won it for $1.00 more.  

 

 

2/12/15

Iowa, Eldridge.  1971 Centennial Coin.  Mintage 2,500.  Catalog value $4.50.  This token started at $7.00 with FREE shipping.  The sale ended without a bid, and the item was not relisted.

 

 

2/12/15

Iowa, Lost Nation.  1972 Centennial Coin.  Mintage 500.  Catalog value $6.50.  The opening bid, which was not met, was $6.00 plus $1.00 shipping.  Not relisted.

 

 

 

2/12/15

Montana, Fort Benton.  1971 (1972) 125th Anniversary Dollar, numbered version in nickel-silver.  Mintage 1,000.  Catalog value $7.50.  This was number 1,000 - the last coin in the series - but the seller illustrated the unnumbered reverse, and viewers would not have noticed it was the scarcer numbered version unless they actually went to the lot description.  I guess I was the only one who bothered, because I won it for the 99¢ plus $1.93 opening bid.  Whatta deal!

 

 

2/12/15

New York, New York City.  1989 Statue of Liberty Birthday Dollars set of 6 in original folder.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $3.50 each ($21.00 for the set).  These were issued for $39.00 for the set, but they apparently did not sell well, and the ones appearing on ebay are probably remainders from someone’s storage shed.  I was the only bidder at the $6.95 plus $4.00 starting bid.

 

 

2/12/15

Utah, Cedar City.  1976 U.S. Bicentennial Dollar, two star variety.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $6.50.  A single bidder won this one for the opening bid of $1.99 plus an incredible $5.99 shipping.

 

 

2/12/15

Utah, Fort Duchesne.  Undated 5 Buffalo Chips.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $6.50.  The start was a very reasonable $1.99 plus a not so reasonable $5.99 shipping fee.  After 5 bids it sold for $7.77 plus shipping.

 

 

2/13/15

Hawaii, Kauai. 1973 Kauai Aloha Dollar, variety with two equal sized petroglyphs to either side of the portrait, and numbered (1903) on raised number block.  Oxidized bronze.  The opening was $12.99 or BIN for $16.99, either way with FREE shipping.  No bids.  Not relisted.

 

 

2/13/15

Wyoming, Cheyenne.  Undated Frontier Days Frontier Buck.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $3.50.  Offered for $4.99 with FREE shipping, this piece in almost Uncirculated condition drew 5 bids and sold for $8.50.  

 

 

2/14/15

Iowa, Earlham.  1979 Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 2,000.  Catalog value $6.50.  Offered for $8.95 plus $2.32 shipping.  There were no bids so the seller lowered the start by $2.00 and tried one more time.  No bites this time either.

 

 

2/15/15

Arizona, Casa Grande Ruins.  Undated Half Dollar.  This unlisted piece has a picture of the ruins on the obverse surrounded by SOUVENIR above and CASA GRANDE RUINS ARIZONA plus the token maker’s name below.  The reverse simply says 50  / CENTS, again signed by the maker (L. H. MOISE S. F.).  The use of this token is very debatable, and it seems unlikely that it was a Municipal issue - but who knows.  There are a couple other similar early Arizona pieces and I have been considering listing them for some time now.  Any comments?  Anyhow this one started at $9.99 plus $3.95 shipping.  There were a total of 9 bids by 4 bidders and it ended up selling for exactly $100.00.

 

 

2/15/15

California, Vacaville.  1963 Fiesta Days Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.00.  This one started at 99¢ plus $2.00 shipping.  Five bids from as many bidders pushed the selling price up to $3.01.  

 

 

2/15/15

Michigan, Harbor Springs.  1950 Ottawa Indian Capital Quarter in Extremely Fine condition.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $5.00.  The start was $1.99 plus $3.60 shipping.  There were 14 bids for this neat pictorial piece, but by just two bidders each apparently determined to win at any cost.  That final cost was $34.55! 

 

 

2/15/15

Michigan, Harrisville.  1952 Cuyler Memorial Half Dollar in extremely fine condition.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $10.00.  Starting bid was $2.99 plus $3.60 shipping, but after 4 bids by 4 different bidders, it sold for $6.00.

 

 

2/15/15

Montana, Malta.  1962 75th Anniversary of Railroad Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $5.00.  Starting at just 99¢ plus $2.00 shipping, this piece attracted 11 bids from 6 bidders and sold for $8.00.  

 

 

2/15/15

Ohio, Geneva-on-the-Lake.  1968 Fireman’s Roundup Dime.  Starting at just 99¢ plus $2.32. shipping, there were no bids for this recently discovered token, and the listing was ended.  I guess everyone who wanted one got one for their collection.

 

 

2/15/15

Tennessee, Henderson.  1960 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar, Lot of 9 pieces AU and Unc.  Mintage 1,000.  Catalog value $8.50.  The start was $9.95 plus $2.65 shipping.  There were only two bids, but the lot sold well above the starting price - $36.10.  Not a bad deal at all!  With this many new pieces appearing, I’m afraid the catalog value will have to drop a bit.  That relatively low mintage of 1,000 pieces will keep it around $6.50 to $7.50, however. 

 

 

2/16/15

Hawaii.  1989 Lumahai Beach Scenic Dala Series #4.  Mintage 2,500.  Catalog value $17.50, but worth more now because silver prices have risen.  Start $29.95 plus $2.00 shipping.  One bidder bid the opening amount and then another bidder placed a higher bid, which posted at the next increment, $30.95.  He also placed a last minute bid that was even higher, but it was not necessary.

 

 

2/16/15

Hawaii.  1989 Seven Sacred Pools of Hana Scenic Dala Series #5.  Mintage 2,500.  Catalog value $17.50, but worth more now because silver prices have risen.  Started and ended at the $29.95 plus $2.00 shipping opening bid.

 

 

2/16/15

Hawaii.  1990 Kilauea Iki Eruption Scenic Dala Series #7.  Mintage 2,500.  Catalog value $17.50.  Start $29.95 plus $2.00 shipping.  Sold to a lone bidder.

 

 

 

2/16/15

Hawaii.  1991 Windward Oahu Beach Scene Scenic Dala Series #8.  Mintage 2,500.  Catalog value $17.50 from back in the days when silver was less than $10.00 an ounce.  Start $29.95 plus $2.00 shipping.  Sold for $30.95 with two bids. 

 

 

2/16/15

Hawaii.  1991 Lanai City Pineapple Fields Scenic Dala Series #10.  Mintage 2,500.  Catalog value $17.50 from back in the days when silver was less than $10.00 an ounce.  Start $29.95 plus $2.00 shipping.  This one also sold for $30.95 with two bids.

 

 

2/17/15

Iowa, LaPorte City.  1971 Commemorative Coin, regular issue struck in copper.  Mintage  2,000.  Catalog value $4.50.  Offered for $49.99 Or Best Offer with FREE shipping.  It did sell for someone’s Best Offer, but one of Ebay’s annoying quirks is that the price it sold for is not disclosed.  I can’t imagine why ebay keeps the selling price a secret.

 

 

2/17/15

Iowa, Pella.  1990 Dutch Dollar.  Mintage unknown.  Catalog value $3.50, and currently available from the Pella Lion’s Club (the issuers) for $40.00.  Offered at a starting bid of $3.99 plus another $3.00 for shipping.  When there were no bids this week, the seller lowered the start to just 99¢, still plus that $3.00 shipping fee, but still there was no interest.  It has been relisted 8 times now at this price and this bargain is still available to any interested bidder.  Look at that - I’ve just talked myself into bidding!   

 

 

2/17/15

New York, Haverstraw.  1969 Lady Warren Hose Company Centennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.00.  The opening bid, which was not met, was $6.99 plus $1.99 more for shipping.  Not relisted. 

 

 

2/18/15

Missouri, Perry Area. 1966 Centennial Half Dollar.  Unknown Mintage.  Catalog value $7.50.  A scarce token offered, and sold, for the $2.00 plus $2.32 shipping opening price.  Unfortunately, this piece - while still uncirculated - has a nasty stain across the obverse where the gold colored plating has come off, and a few spots more of it on the reverse.  It will fill the spot in someones collection until a nicer one comes along. 

 

 

2/19/15

Virginia, Franklin County. Undated Franklin County Money Nickel.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $7.50.  I was the only bidder foolish? enough to bid the $9.99 with FREE shipping opening price.  A few of these have been showing up, about one a year on ebay, so the catalog value will be going down.  I think I have 3 or 4 of these now, so I probably ought to quit bidding.

 

 

2/20/15

Colorado, Yuma.  1962 75th Anniversary Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $10.00.  This one in About Uncirculated condition (typical for the issue), started at $5.00 plus a ridiculous $6.73 shipping, and sold for $12.38 after two bids.  I was the underbidder, so the other fellow must have realized it was a scarce issue too.

 

 

2/21/15

Ohio, Norwalk (Firelands).  1959 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar in golden brass.  Mintage unknown.  Catalog value $4.50.  This About Uncirculated specimen suffered from a few dark spots and did not even attract the 99¢ with FREE shipping opening bid!

 

 

2/21/15

Washington, Aberdeen. 1963 Diamond Jubilee Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $5.00.   This piece went up for auction at $2.99 plus $1.15 shipping and received 3 bids, all from the same very determined bidder - so it sold for the opening bid.

 

 

2/22/15

Arizona, Lake Havasu City.  2000-2001 Havasu Dollar in antique bronze, the standard issue.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $3.50.  Sill available on the issuer’s London Bridge Dollar Website for $10.00.  It opened, and closed at the opening bid of $3.00 plus $2.00 shipping to a lone bidder.

 

 

2/22/15

Iowa, Emmetsburg.  1982 Irish Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $3.50.  Offered for $4.99 plus $1.00 shipping.  No bids.  It is still being offered at the same price every week - the current listing ends on April 20th.  This was the 17th consecutive issue in this long running series.

 

 

2/22/15

New York, Eden.  1962 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar with an oxidized brass finish.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $12.50.  Offered for $2.00 plus $1.25 shipping, it sold (to me) for $2.25 as the second bidder.  This token has been showing up pretty regularly on ebay recently - if you can call one time each in 2013, 2014 and now in 2015 “regular”, so it’s catalog value will drop to around $6.50 in the next edition.  My very loose rule is if you can depend on finding any standard issue non precious metal Municipal Token on ebay within a one year period, it is not scarce enough to be listed for more than $5.00.  We will see how the trend for this piece continues - I still don’t think you can really DEPEND on finding one of these during a given year, but they are appearing more frequently, and no longer worthy of the very high (for a Municipal Token) catalog value of $12.50.

 

 

2/22/15

South Dakota.  Another set of 12 South Dakota Souvenir Dollars, 1971 to 1980.  Includes two 1972 pieces muled with the North Dakota Dollar obverses.  Mintage reportedly 6,000 for the standard pieces, much less for the “mules”.  Catalog value $3.50 for the regular issues and $4.00 each for the two special pieces.  Housed in the usual heavy Capital Plastics holder.  Start was 99¢ plus just $2.50 shipping.  After 8 bids (the final two being unnecessary “safety bids from the winning bidder), the set sold for $33.50.  Virtually the same total amount as the set sold on February 1 which had an $11.00 shipping charge. 

 

 

3/22/15

Vermont, Manchester.  1961 Bicentennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 2,500.  Catalog value $6.00.  Start was $1.99 plus $1.25 shipping.  Sold for $2.51 after two bids. 

 

 

2/23/15

Oregon, Sweet Home.  1959 Oregon Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 5,000.  Catalog value $4.00.  Offered for a very high $15.00 start plus an offensive $7.15 shipping fee, this item - not surprisingly - received no bids.  Offered at the same opening bid for the next 6 consecutive weeks, so far, and still no takers.  You know, I can see someone wanting a high shipping fee if they started all their items off at a dollar, but wanting many times what an item is worth and then wanting to make money on the postage as well seems, well, greedy.  There are predatory sellers out there who know that any item can be sold for an exorbitant price to someone, someday.  But it annoys me.  I guess that’s my old age coming out.  Sorry if that offends anyone, but ebay is the home to hundreds of these people.  Or, maybe they are not greedy - maybe they are just stupid. 

 

 

2/23/15

North Dakota.  1971 North Dakota Souvenir Dollar struck in copper, slightly circulated.  Unknown mintage.  Not in the catalog.  Typically found in nickel-silver, and occasionally in silver, this is the first of these I have seen in copper.  It started at $2.50 plus $3.50 shipping, attracted 6 bids, and sold for $15.50. 

 

 

2/24/15

Missouri, El Dorado Springs.  1976 U. S. Bicentennial Chamber of Commerce Token.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $8.50.  Sold to a single bidder at the $9.99 with FREE shipping start.

 

 

2/24/15

Rhode Island, Davisville.  1967 Seabees 25th Anniversary Theater Token.  Not previously cataloged.  Unknown mintage.  Offered for a start of 99¢ plus $1.71 shipping, this token advanced to a sale price of $17.25 after 8 bids by 6 bidders.  

 

 

2/26/15

Hawaii.  King Kamehameha “1883” Kala Dala signed THM.  A very nice proof-like specimen in .999 Silver.   Mintage 3,200.  Catalog value $20.00 back when silver was less than half what it is now.  Sold to a single bidder for the $34.95 plus $2.00 opening bid.  A year or so ago there would have been many bids for this, but right now the market for modern Hawaiian material is much slower. 

 

 

2/28/15

Florida, Ocala.  1952 Pay Dirt Dollar.  Silver plastic.  Started at $4.95 plus $2.50, there were two bidders and it ended up selling for $7.50, which I think is a bargain!

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