MUNICIPAL TOKENS ON EBAY  FEBRUARY 2016

MTCS ON EBAY FEBRUARY 2016

 

 

2/1/16

Kansas.  1961 Official Centennial Coin for Dickinson County.  Unknown mintage.  Not previously cataloged individually.  Dickinson County is a somewhat scarce issue.  After a $9.99 start and two bids it sold for $10.49.  Postage was an additional $2.50.

 

 

2/1/16

Kansas.  1961 Official Centennial Coin for Elk County.  Unknown mintage.  Not previously cataloged individually.  Elk County is a very scarce issue.  Sold for the $9.99 plus $2.50 start.  Postage charges were $2.50.

 

 

2/1/16

Kansas.  1961 Official Centennial Coin for Greeley County.  Unknown mintage.  Not previously cataloged individually.  Greeley County is one of the most difficult counties to find.  Sold to a single bidder at the $9.99 plus $2.50 start.  A great bargain for a lucky bidder!

 

 

2/1/16

Kansas.  1961 Official Centennial Coin for Haskell County.  Unknown mintage.  Not previously cataloged individually.  Haskell County is a very scarce issue.  There was only one bidder and it sold for the opening bid of $9.99 plus $2.50 shipping. 

 

 

2/1/16

Kansas.  1961 Official Centennial Coin for Hodgeman County.  Unknown mintage.  Not previously cataloged individually.  Hodgeman County is one of the scarcer issues.  After a $9.99 start and two bids it sold for $10.49 plus the $2.50 shipping fee.

 

 

2/1/16

Kansas.  1961 Official Centennial Coin for Lane County.  Unknown mintage.  Not previously cataloged individually.  Lane County is a very scarce issues.  After a $9.99 start and three bids it sold for $13.38.  Postage was an additional $2.50.

 

 

2/1/16

Kansas.  1961 Official Centennial Coin for Morton County.  Unknown mintage.  Not previously cataloged individually.  These Morton County pieces are very difficult to find.  After a $9.99 plus $2.50 start and two bids it sold for $13.38.

 

 

2/1/16

Kansas.  1961 Official Centennial Coin for Rawlins County.  Unknown mintage.  Not previously cataloged individually.  Rawlins County is a scarce issue.  After a $9.99 start and three bids it sold for a remarkable $67.88.  Postage was an additional $2.50.

 

 

2/1/16

Kansas.  1961 Official Centennial Coin for Reno County.  Unknown mintage.  Not previously cataloged individually.  Reno County is a relatively easy county to obtain.  It sold for the $9.99 plus $2.50 shipping opening bid.

 

 

2/1/16

Kansas.  1961 Official Centennial Coin for Scott County.  Unknown mintage.  Not previously cataloged individually.  Scott County is a very scarce issue.  There were 3 bids by as many bidders and it sold for $75.65 plus $2.50 shipping.  Wow!  This was the highest price brought for any of the counties offered in this nearly complete offering of 103 of the 105 Kansas counties - the seller was missing only 2 common counties in the items he put up for sale!

 

 

2/1/16

Kansas.  1961 Official Centennial Coin for Stanton County.  Unknown mintage.  Not previously cataloged individually.  Stanton County is a very scarce issue.  It sold for the $9.99 plus $2.50 opening.  Postage was an additional $2.50.  A bargain for some lucky bidder!

 

 

2/1/16

Kansas.  1961 Official Centennial Coin for Wabaunsee County.  Unknown mintage.  Not previously cataloged individually.  The Wabaunsee County issue is difficult to find.  Start was $9.99 plus $2.50.  It sold for just $23.49 after 2 bids.

 

 

2/1/16

Kansas.  1961 Official Centennial Coin for Wallace County.  Unknown mintage.  Not previously cataloged individually.  Wallace County is a very scarce issue.  After a $9.99 start and only 2 bids it sold for just $12.50.  Postage was an additional $2.50.

 

 

2/1/16

Kansas.  1961 Official Centennial Coin for Wichita County.  Unknown mintage.  Not previously cataloged individually.  The Wichita County issue has long been regarded the key to the entire series of 105 Centennial Coins. While it may well have the lowest mintage, it is currently more easily found than some of the other issues because for 30 years or more people have been on the lookout for them, and enough stray pieces have been rounded up to satisfy today’s collector base.  The typical retail price for this issue usually seems to be between $50.00 and $75.00, but this one brought just $32.75 + $2.50 after 5 bids by 5 bidders.  None of the other tokens in this set being offered today received more than 3 bids.  That there were this many bidders shows that the issue is still in demand, but now collectors are likely just bidding to get a duplicate for eventual trading.  It is interesting to note that some of the issues that are regarded as more common than the Wichita County coin sold today for much more than the “key” Wichita issue.

 

 

2/1/16

Ohio, Fostoria.  1975 Fire Station Dedication Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Not previously cataloged.  Start was $4.95 plus $2.60 shipping.  There were 3 bids by two bidders and I won the item for $29.10.

 

 

2/1/16

Ohio, Plain City.  1968 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $10.00.  This piece usually comes in a golden brass finish, but this one was offered as bronze and appeared to have a brushed bronze appearance.  I bid on it and won it for the opening bid of $4.95 plus $2.60 shipping.  In hand, the piece appears to be cleaned and re-toned, so I will not be listing this metal variety. 

 

 

2/2/16

Arizona, Lake Havasu City.  1972 London Bridge Dollar.  Mintage 25,000.  Catalog value $4.00.  Choice Uncirculated.  Sold to a single bidder for the opening price of $5.00 plus $2.54 shipping.  

 

 

2/2/16

Michigan, Grayling (Camp Grayling).  1949 Canoe Championship Quarter.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $8.50.  This was a nice bright uncirculated piece, more attractive than most available specimens.  Offered for $1.00 plus $2.99 shipping.  It sold for $6.50 after 2 bids.       

 

 

2/3/16

California.  1974 Walker Scott $5.00 Gift Coin.  The same specimen that has been offered continuously Since 2014.  Still at the $39.95 plus $3.00 opening bid with a Best Offer option.  I guess I got the seller mad at me when I placed another offer for $20.00, which he had declined before.  Again the offer was declined, but this time the seller closed the listing and it is no longer being offered.  

 

 

2/3/16

Wyoming, Cheyenne.  Undated Frontier Days Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $3.50.  This extremely Fine specimen started at 99¢, attracted 6 bids from 4 bidders, and sold for $7.50 plus the $2.79 shipping fee. 

 

 

2/4/16

Colorado, (Fort Morgan).  The obverse of the Fort Morgan Rush to the Rockies Centennial Half Dollar, but blank on the reverse where the redemption information is usually found.  This specimen well worn - perhaps Very Fine -  and holed.  Listed as a So-Called Dollar, HK-544.  I did not previously list this piece, but since I list similar uniface pieces from Minnesota, Oregon, and South Dakota I should list this piece as well.  This example sold to a single bidder for the opening of 19.95 plus $2.60 shipping.

 

 

2/4/16

Iowa, Vinton.  1969 Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 2,000.   Catalog value $6.00.  This lot included one token and three wooden nickels issued for the same celebration.  Offered, and sold to a lone bidder, for the $15.00 plus $2.54 opening price.   

 

 

2/4/16

New York.  1959 set of the 8 “New York Year Of History” Half Dollars in the original holder.  Albany County, Hudson, Newburgh, Niagara County, Nyack, Schenectady, Ticonderoga, and Troy.  Mintages range from 5,000 to 60,000 and the total catalog value is $29.00 plus whatever the scarce original holder is worth.  The start was a reasonable $15.00 plus $5.00 shipping.  No bids.  After two more weeks the price was lowered to $12.00, but there were still no bids.  Price then lowered to a mere $10.00 - still with no bidders!  I have plenty of these tokens (only one holder though) but I decided I should bid because it was so cheap.  However, this particular week (March 12) someone else decided to bid too,  and my $10.88 bid was topped by one increment, $11.33.  I’m glad another collector won this bargain! 

 

 

2/5/16

South Carolina, Beaufort County.  1962 400th Anniversary of Port Royal Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.00.  This specimen, in dark About Uncirculated condition, was offered starting at 99¢ plus $3.00 for shipping.  It sold for $8.49 after 5 bids by 2 bidders.   

 

 

2/6/16

Hawaii.  1996 King Kamehameha Aloha Festivals Silver Dala.  Mintage 1,000.  Not Previously cataloged.  In case of issue, and with certificate of Authenticity indicating that this was #435 of the 1,000 pieces made.  Currently being sold by the  Royal Hawaiian Mint on their website for $89.00.  Available for a starting bid of $50.00 plus $2.54 shipping.  Offered unsuccessfully until February 21, when the price was raised to $150.00 Buy It Now!  Relisted at the new higher price until March16, when the item was ended unsold by the seller. 

 

 

2/6/16

Hawaii.  1988 - 1991 Hawaiian Scenic Series Silver Hawaii Dalas.  Two different one ounce designs were made each year, but the first year issues did not have a denomination.  The first of the denominated issues, #3, the first for 1989 “Whale Watching at Lahaina, Maui” came in two varieties - the whale was breaching either close to the viewer, or in the distance.  The distant view was scarcer, with only 300 pieces produced.  The close-up design was produced in a quantity of 2,500 - as were all the succeeding issues.  I cataloged the distant version at $35.00, and all the others at $17.50 each - remember though, that silver was well below $10.00 per ounce when that edition came out, and it is over $15.00 per ounce now.  This set in a nice heavy plastic Capital holder was up for bid at $350.00, or available Buy It Now for $455.00.  Either deal with a $10.00 shipping fee.  There were no sales after repeated listings, and the seller ended the listing unsold on May 4.

 

 

2/6/16

 

Minnesota, Forest Lake.  Diamond Jubilee Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage, but scarce enough to catalog for $8.50.  I won it for the $2.00 plus $2.50 start.  

 

 

2/6/16

Oregon, Portland.  Undated Portland Rose Festival One $ Rose $ Buck Trade Only and Five $ Rose $ Bucks Festival Funds tokens.  Not previously listed, and maybe they won’t make it in the next.  We’ll wait and see.  I was the only bidder at the $1.75 plus $2.50 start.

 

 

2/7/16

Alabama, Montgomery.  1962 Civil War Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 30,000.  Catalog value $2.50.  An especially common MTC which often brings high prices because of local demand.  This one, a bright Uncirculated one with a bit of obverse spotting, opened and sold for the opening bid 0f $10.00 plus $2.54 shipping. 

 

 

2/7/16

California, Fort Bragg.  1964 Paul Bunyan Days Dollar.  Mintage 3,000.  Catalog value $4.50.  This piece was offered for for a starting bid of $4.99 or as a Buy It Now item for $6.49 - either option plus a $2.75 shipping fee, and sold as a BIN item on February 7.

 

 

2/7/16

Montana, Sidney.  Group of 3 Mon-Dak Dollars, 1970, 1971, and 1972.  A partial set, lacking both the first and last year to be complete.  All Uncirculated.  I think - but have never been able to confirm - that the mintage of each of these is 1,500 pieces.  Catalog value $5.00 each.  They started at $3.00 plus $3.00 more for shipping, and that is just what I won them for as the only bidder.  I have several of each of these already, but as you guys know,  I just can’t resist a bargain!  

 

 

2/8/16

Guam.  1974 Guam Dollar.  Oxidized Bronze version without number.  This metal not listed in my previous edition.  Unknown mintage.  After a $20.00 plus $2.54 shipping start, this spotty About Uncirculated piece sold for $20.50 after 2 bids.   

 

 

2/8/16

Hawaii.  1990 Queen Lilioukalani Aloha Dala.  Mintage 10,000.  Catalog value $20.00.  This Proof or Proof-like example is numbered 440 on the edge.  Offered for $49.00 plus $5.54 shipping.  No bids.  After two more weeks at this price, the lot was dropped by $10.00 to 39.00 for a couple weeks.  Still available, but now at $32.00 + $5.54, with the current listing ending on March 27.

 

2/8/16

Hawaii.  1991 Silver Eagle Dollar counterstamped with a 1990 King Kamehameha obverse die and a 1991 50th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor attack reverse.  Mintage just 10 pieces.  Not previously cataloged.  Offered for $500.00 with FREE shipping.  There were no bids, and since then it has been available for $600.00 Buy It Now.  The current listing ends on April 21.

 

 

2/8/16

Hawaii.  Aloha Money Counterstamp on a 1989-D Lincoln Cent.  The obverse simply reading ALOHA / MONEY with a little ornamentation, and the reverse ROYAL HAWAIIAN MINT / PENNY, also with some ornamentation.  Not previously listed in my catalog, but a prime candidate to be included in the next.  Listed as a 1993 issue by the Royal Hawaiian Mint, these were struck on circulating coins of the day.  The RHM currently has this issue available for  $49.01, or as part of the six denominations from 1¢ to $1.00 for $175.00.  This one, with a generous amount of nasty corrosion messing up the obverse, sold for $12.50 after a $10.00 start and 3 bids.  Postage was $2.95 additional.

 

 

2/8/16

Hawaii.  Aloha Money Counterstamp on a 1989-D Jefferson Nickel.  The obverse with the usual ALOHA / MONEY counterstamp, and the reverse with ROYAL HAWAIIAN MINT / NICKEL.  Not previously listed in my catalog, but a prime candidate to be included in the next.  Listed as a 1993 issue by the Royal Hawaiian Mint, these were struck on circulating coins of the day.  The RHM currently has this issue available for  $55.05, or as part of the six denominations from 1¢ to $1.00 for $175.00.  This one, Uncirculated, or nearly so, sold for  $19.05 after a $10.00 start and 5 bids.  Postage was $2.95 additional.

 

 

2/8/16

Hawaii.  Aloha Money Counterstamp on a 1977-D Roosevelt Dime.  The obverse with the usual ALOHA / MONEY counterstamp, and the reverse with ROYAL HAWAIIAN MINT / DIME.  Not previously listed in my catalog, but a prime candidate to be included in the next.  Listed as a 1993 issue by the Royal Hawaiian Mint, these were struck on circulating coins of the day.  The RHM currently has this issue available for  $60.10, or as part of the six denominations from 1¢ to $1.00 for $175.00.  This one, slightly circulated, sold for  $20.05 after a $10.00 start and 4 bids.  Postage was $2.95 additional.

 

 

2/8/16

Hawaii.  Aloha Money Counterstamp on a 1990-D Washington Quarter.  The usual ALOHA / MONEY counterstamp on the obverse, and the reverse with ROYAL HAWAIIAN MINT / QUARTER.  Not previously listed in my catalog, but a prime candidate to be included in the next.  Listed as a 1993 issue by the Royal Hawaiian Mint, these were struck on circulating coins of the day.  The RHM currently has this issue available for  $65.25, or as part of the six denominations from 1¢ to $1.00 for $175.00.  This one, which looks Uncirculated, sold for  $21.05 after a $10.00 start and 4 bids.  Postage was $2.95 additional.

 

 

 

2/8/16

Hawaii.  Aloha Money Counterstamp this time on a on a 1971-D Kennedy Half Dollar.  The usual ALOHA / MONEY counterstamp on the obverse, and the reverse with ROYAL HAWAIIAN MINT / HALF / DOLLAR.  Not previously listed in my catalog, but a prime candidate to be included in the next.  Listed as a 1993 issue by the Royal Hawaiian Mint, these were struck on circulating coins of the day.  The RHM currently has this issue available for  $73.50, or as part of the six denominations from 1¢ to $1.00 for $175.00, a much better deal.  This one, a high-end Extremely Fine, sold for  $23.05 after a $10.00 start and 5 bids.  Postage was $2.95 additional.

 

 

2/8/16

Hawaii.  Aloha Money Counterstamp this time on - you guessed it! - an Eisenhower Dollar. Dated 1977 (P) it had the typical ALOHA / MONEY counterstamp on the obverse, and the reverse with ROYAL HAWAIIAN MINT / DOLLAR.  Not previously listed in my catalogs, but a prime candidate to be included in the next edition.  Listed as a 1993 issue by the Royal Hawaiian Mint, these were struck on circulating coins of the day.  The RHM currently has this issue available for  $91.00, or as part of the six denominations from 1¢ to $1.00 for $175.00.  This one, in About Uncirculated condition, sold for  $25.85 after a $10.00 start and 9 bids.  Postage was $2.95 additional.  I was surprised that this set of Aloha Money counterstamped coins brought so little money.  They are quite hard to locate!

 

 

2/9/16

Arizona, Lake Havasu City.  2002 London Bridge Dollar.  A popular issue honoring the 60th Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, and featuring the U.S.S. Arizona.  Slightly too new for inclusion in the last edition of my catalog.  The standard issue in Oxidized Nickel Silver.  Sold by the Lake Havasu Rotary Club on their website for $55.00, this one brought considerably less - after a $4.99 plus $2.50 start, it sold for $5.50 after just 2 bids.  A bargain for someone out there!

 

 

2/10/16

California, Redding. 1962 Centennial Souvenir Gold Coin.  Struck in Nickel Silver.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $10.00.  This issue is easily available in the standard gilt brass regular issue, but quite elusive in Nickel Silver.  Start was $1.00 plus $2.68 shipping, and that is just what I won it for!  I can’t believe I had no competition on this scarce piece.  And the bargains just keep a-rollin in! 

 

 

2/10/16

Ohio, Bryan.  1990 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $5.00.  Offered at a $5.00 plus $2.75 start in Extremely Fine condition.  There were no bidders and it was not relisted.  One of my favorite MTCs because of the progression of issues for the town’s anniversaries.  In 1940 they issued a Dime for their Centennial, in 1965 a Quarter for their 125th, and this Half Dollar for their Sesquicentennial in 1990.  I wonder if they issued a coin for their 175th Anniversary in 2015?  Some day I’ll check it out.  

 

 

 

2/10/16

Texas, Pleasanton.  1977 Cowboy Homecoming Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.50.  This one was available for a $4.99 start plus a $3.00 shipping fee.  There were no bids, and the seller has relisted it at the same price continuously since then.  The current listing ends on March 31. 

 

 

2/11/16

North Dakota, Mountain.  1978 Centennial Quarter.  Private issue for Byron’s Bar.  Unknown mintage.  Not previously cataloged.  Offered for a $19.95 start with FREE shipping, this scarce item sold for $22.85 after two bids. 

 

 

2/11/16

Oregon, Gold Beach.  Undated One 1.00 Chinook.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $22.50.  This one was an Extremely Fine specimen with  a couple rust spots, probably cleaned or polished.  It had a $40.00 starting price, attracted 4 bids, and sold for $54.88 plus $2.54 shipping.  Not a bad price for this very scarce piece - Hey, I was willing to bid $53.88 as a duplicate!

 

 

2/12/16

Arizona, Lake Havasu City.  1972 London Bridge Dollar.  Mintage 25,000.  Catalog value $4.00.  Popular first year of issue.  Uncirculated.  Offered for $6.88 plus $2.95.  No bids, not relisted.

 

 

2/12/16

Massachusetts, Dennis - Harwich.  1975 Cape Cod Dollar.  Mintage 5,000.  Catalog value $5.00.  Despite being priced at a very reasonable $1.99 with FREE shipping, this piece did not sell this week - or the following week when it was offered again at the same price.   

 

 

2/13/16

Alabama, Mobile.  1961 250th Anniversary Half Dollar, Anniversary Logo variety.  Mintage 5,000.  Catalog value $3.00.  Up for bid starting at $13.95 plus $1.95 shipping.  No bids.  Since that time it has been available as a Buy It Now item for the same cost.  Still available, with the current listing ending on March 29.

 

 

2/13/16

Iowa, Pella.  1992 Dutch Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $3.00.  Offered for $9.99 plus $3.00 shipping, but there were no bids.  After a couple weeks it was made a Buy It Now item at the same price, and right now (ending April 30) is on sale for $1.00 off.

 

 

2/13/16

Oregon, Eugene.  1960 Emerald Empire Round-Up Half Dollar.  Mintage 10,000.  Catalog value $3.00.  Bidding was set to start at $3.95 with FREE shipping, but no one was willing to go the price this week.  After two more weeks at the same price and with the same result, the seller made it a Buy It Now item and lowered the price to $2.00 but now with a $2.54 shipping fee.  As I type this up on March 21, it appears that the coin has an unusual color for this issue.  Typically they are the bright golden finish of the Gilt Brass issues, but this one looks to be Copper.  I bought it for the $2.00 plus $2.54 just to be sure that it is not a new finish.  The 1961 issue comes in two finishes, so why not this one as well?  I will report the results here.  ***Nope - just the standard Gilt Brass finish.  At least it did not cost me much to know for sure.

 

 

2/14/16

Texas, Amarillo.  Undated Texas Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $3.00.  Offered for 5.99 with FREE shipping, this piece received no bids. It was relisted two more times then made a Buy It Now item for $3.99, still with FREE shipping.  Still available for that price, with the current listing ending on May 21.

 

 

2/15/16

Iowa, Claire.  1978 Irish Dollar.  Unknown mintage, Catalog value $4.00.  Up for bid starting at $5.99 with FREE shipping.  No bids this week, or during the next two weeks when it was offered for the same price.

 

 

2/15/16

Oregon, Canby.  1970 Centennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.50.  This sale was for a lot of 5 of these pieces in Uncirculated condition.  Opening bid $1.00 plus $3.95 more for shipping.  Sold to a single bidder at the opening price.

 

 

2/16/16

Hawaii, Honolulu.  1974 Hawaii Dollar described as Gold Plated - but it appeared to me to the the gilt brass version.  This one had been hanging around for a while at a $30.00 BIN price plus a $2.43 shipping fee.  I only paid attention to it because of the high value the seller assigned.   Then one day I noticed it had sold, so I marked it to describe in these listings.  In typing it up today I noticed it was a variety I did not have - the only 1974 Honolulu I had in gilt brass or gold plate was a Gold Plated numbered example, and this one had no number.  I needed this one and could have bought it any time!  I would have fussed at the high price, but I think I would have been forced to buy it and add it to my collection had I realized I needed it!  Probably a good, scare issue - or perhaps just an issue I had simply overlooked.  I’ll have to do some research on Simon Cordova’s Hawaiian MTD listing and see.   

 

 

2/16/16

Iowa, Lansing.  1967 Centennial Coin.  Mintage 1,500.  Catalog value $6.50.  The community used the phrase “Purchase Price Refundable” instead of putting a denomination on the coin in order to avoid Treasury Department harassment.  They sold this version, struck in golden bronze, for 50¢ and the silver version for $5.00.  Offered for $3.99 plus $3.78 shipping, but there were no bids.  The piece was relisted on the same terms until March 19, when the seller ended the listing.  I think the high shipping cost was the major factor in this token not selling.  $3.78 is just too much to charge for shipping a single low value half-dollar sized coin. 

 

 

2/16/16

Virginia, Williamsburg.  2000 Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Founders Coin, pewter.  Certainly not a circulating issue, this does call itself a Founder’s "Coin”, in big letters right there on the obverse, so I’ve got to list it.  Offered for $6.99 plus $2.99, but there were no bids and it was not relisted. 

 

2/17/16

Washington, Ephrata.  1973 Freedom Festival Dollar.  Gilt Brass.  Unknown mintage.  Not previously cataloged in this finish.  Again, for the second time this month, I let a metal variety slip by that I needed in my collection and for cataloging!  The price was just $5.50 with FREE  shipping.  Since it closed with no one bidding on it, and it was not relisted, I have just written the seller to see if it is still available.  Will note here if anything comes of my inquiry!

 

 

2/18/16

California, San Diego.  (1935-1936) California Pacific International Exposition Good For One Eckerts Beer token from Eckerts Bavaria At The Fair / On The Midway.  A well-made aluminum token in Extremely Fine condition not previously listed, but since I list Good For tokens from vendors at other major Expositions, I may end up listing them all.  Quite scarce, and one I have never had despite being a token collector in San Diego since 1962.  I wanted it!  I bid a price I thought no one could possibly top - $108.88.  I lost!  It sold for, are you ready for this…$108.99… ELEVEN CENTS more than my bid!  AARGH!  I guess the bid wasn’t really that close, because the winning bidder had placed another bid higher than his winning bid, but it was not needed because he had already bested me by ELEVEN CENTS.  Just to give you some perspective on the price, besides my bid and the winner’s bids there were 9 other bids by 8 bidders ranging from the 99¢ plus $3.00 opening to $41.99.  To my mind, a $50.00 token, but a couple of crazy people pushed it to more than twice that!  I always like it best when I am the ONLY crazy bidder at an auction.

 

 

2/18/16

Hawaii.  1985 King Kamehameha Silver Akahi Dala.  This must be the variety with CHRISTMAS 1984 on the edge, but the edge was not described by the seller.  It would be an unknown item without the inscription.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $22.50.  Offered for $75.00 with FREE shipping, but there were no bids and the listing was ended. 

 

 

2/18/16

Kansas, Concordia.  1971 Centennial Commemorative Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.50 if it has a plain edge, and $8.50 if it is numbered on the edge.  No way to tell from the description.  Offered for an opening bid of $1.99 plus $2.85 shipping, or for a Buy It Now price of $12.00 plus $2.85.  There was no interest in either option, and the piece closed unsold and was not relisted.            

 

 

2/18/16

South Carolina, Greenville.  1939 National Cotton Festival Cotton Nickel.  This is a rectangular certificate made from white cotton canvas.  I have long listed the 1940 version of this, which is made of the same fabric, but is round.  Because it is so similar to the round version, I have tentatively added this piece to the draft for the new edition.  Catalog value, for now, $7.50.  This slightly used example was offered for  $15.00 plus $3.95 shipping.  No bids this week - nor were there any when it was relisted for the same price until March 16 when the listing was finally ended. 

 

 

2/19/16

Florida, Key West Conch Republic.  1973 Conch Dollar.  In a lot with another corroded Key West token good for passage on the Overseas Highway.  There were no bids on this for some time, then apparently someone wanted only the Conch Dollar because the much more common “Marlin” variety was replaced 6 days ago with the considerably scarcer “Two Pelicans”  variety, again paired with the same old corroded Overseas Highway token.  This time it caught the bidder’s eye and on April 5 it sold for $9.01 after 4 bids by 3 bidders.  A good deal!  I did not notice the switch until after the sale as I typed this up.  Had I caught it I would have been in there bidding. 

 

 

2/20/16

Alabama, Montgomery.  1961 Civil War Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 30,000.  Catalog value $2.50.  This one, just a bare shade from Uncirculated, started at $5.00 plus $2.54 shipping, attracted 3 bids, and sold for  $7.00.

 

 

2/21/16

Hawaii, Honolulu.  1994 RHM Honolulu Dala.  Hula Dancer version.  Beautiful proof silver in box with certificate.  Unknown mintage.  Offered for $65.00, Buy It Now.  FREE shipping.  No bids at that level so by late March the seller lowered his price to $55.00, again with FREE shipping.  The current listing ends on May 1.    

 

 

2/21/16

Hawaii, Maui.  1994 Silver Maui Dollar. Proof in case.  Variety with no reverse date.  Mintage reported to be 3,000.  Catalog value $20.00.  Offered for a start of $50.00, or available BIN for $65.00 - either option plus a reasonable $2.54 shipping.  There were no bids and it has been offered continuously since at the same rate.  The current listing ends on April 7.

 

 

2/21/16

Kentucky, Covington.  1965 150th Anniversary Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $5.00.  Despite being priced right at catalog value and with FREE shipping, this choice uncirculated piece attracted no action, and the listing was ended.

 

 

2/21/16

Kentucky, Lexington.  1976 U. S. Bicentennial Half Dollar.  Private issue for Pioneer Coins.  Mintage 1,000.  Catalog value $5.00.  Start was just 99¢, and postage $2.60 more, but this item attracted no bids and it was not relisted.

 

 

2/21/16

Nebraska, Lincoln.  1959 Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 50,000.  Catalog value $3.00.  This listing was for a bright Uncirculated example of this issue.  Despite a start of just 99¢ and $2.54 for shipping, there were no bids and the item was not relisted. 

 

 

2/21/16

Wyoming, Basin.  1971 Diamond Anniversary Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.50.  With a $1.99 plus $3.25 shipping start, this piece attracted two bids from as many bidders, and sold for $2.24.

 

 

2/22/16

Alaska.  Pair of 1962 Alaska Boosters Land of the Midnight Sun $20.00 Bronze Tokens.  The two “pattern” issues - one with the sitting bear, and the other with the dog sled and igloo in foreground.  Catalog value $20 for the pair.  This set started at $10.00 and sold for $18.13 after 8 bids by 3 bidders.

 

 

2/22/16

Ohio, Archbold.  1941 Diamond Jubilee Dime.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $17.50, but it is not nearly so rare anymore.  This piece was offered, and sold for, the $10.00 plus $2.54 starting price.  

 

 

2/22/16

Oregon, Joseph.  1959 Oregon Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 5,000.  Catalog value $3.50.  A well struck and lustrous example of this attractive issue that features a bust of Chief Joseph and the Oregon Centennial logo.  This one had a bold $9.99 plus $3.00 start, but still attracted two bids and sold for $10.50.  I think it was probably worth the price it brought because of its exemplary condition.      

 

 

2/22/16

Texas.  “1845” Texas Penny.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $3.50.  A 34mm gilt brass souvenir piece featuring an armed rider and the Alamo.  Priced at an $8.50 plus $1.85 start, this piece sold to a single bidder.     

 

 

2/22/16

Texas, San Antonio.  1981 Folklife Festival Dollar.  Mintage 5,000.  Catalog value $2.50.  Offered for $9.99 with FREE shipping.  When it did not receive a bid it became a Buy It Now item at the same price.  Still available as I type this, the  current listing ends on April 23.

 

 

2/22/16

Washington, Lynden.  1991 Centennial Dollar, the smaller size, and officially plated in a bright silvery finish.  Mintage unknown.  Catalog value $4.00.  Sold to a single bidder for the $5.00 plus $2.49 opening cost.

 

 

2/22/16

Washington, Whidbey Island.  1936 7th Annual Water Festival Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $20.00.  This specimen in a fairly worn Very Fine condition, with some scuffs and minor bumps.  It started at $20.00 plus $2.54 shipping, and ended up at $31.03 after 7 bids by 3 bidders.

 

 

2/22/16

West Virginia.  1963 Uniface Centennial Dollar.  Mintage reportedly 250.  Catalog value $15.00.  I couldn’t let this one slip away - luckily I was the only bidder at $25.00 plus $2.54.  The last one to actually sell on ebay brought $51.00 just over a year ago.

 

 

2/23/16

Ohio, Gallipolis.  1940 150th Anniversary Nickel.  A big 44.5 mm piece printed on light golden cardboard.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $8.50.  This piece sold for the opening of $10.00 plus $2.54 to a single bidder.  This piece features the bust of Lafayette and is marked No. One in a series of 5 - but I have only seen this one and No. Two, which pictures ”Mad Anne” Bailey.

 

 

2/24/16

Indiana, Logansport.  1976 150th Anniversary of Cass County - US Bicentennial Dollar struck in Silver.  Mintage 400.  Catalog value $17.50.  This full ounce piece had a start of $10.00 plus $2.54 shipping, and I guess I am the only one out there looking because I had zero competition, even at just 65% of the actual silver value!

 

 

2/24/16

Iowa, La Porte City.  1971 Centennial Commemorative Coin struck in Silver.  Mintage 300.  Catalog value $20.00.  Sold to a single bidder at the $10.00 plus $2.54 shipping.  You guys, you’re sleeping when you really ought to be trolling ebay!

 

 

2/24/16

Montana, Havre.  1993 Centennial Dollar struck in Silver.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $20.00.  I won this one for the opening bid of $10.00 plus $2.54 shipping.  A Give Away!  I can’t believe no one else bid on this scarce piece.

 

 

2/24/16

North Dakota.  1989 Dakota Territory Dollar in Silver.  1988 copyright on edge.  Mintage 350.  Proof condition.  Catalog value $17.50.  A full ounce of pure silver that sold for the opening bid of $10.00 plus $2.54 shipping!

 

 

2/24/16

Ohio, Hamilton (Old Fort Hamilton).  1966 175th Anniversary Dollar in Silver.  Mintage 50 pieces, this one numbered 34.  Catalog value $22.50.  The start was $20.00 plus $2.54, and one person bid $36.88 and the second bidder took the lot for a dollar more.  Not a bad deal.  

 

 

2/24/16

Ohio, Lake County.  1940 Centennial Nickel on silver cardboard.  Unknown number produced.  Catalog value $7.50.  Sold to a single bidder at the opening price of $5.00 plus $2.54.  Due to a large hoard of this denomination appearing on the market ten years or so back, there are plenty of these to go around, and the catalog price will drop by half when it is released.

 

 

2/24/16

Ohio, Lake County.  1940 Centennial Dime on gold cardboard.  Unknown number produced.  Catalog value $7.50.  No bids at the asking price of $10.00 plus $2.54, but it sold to a single bidder when the opening price was lowered to $5.00 plus $2.54 a week later.  There were none of these in the hoard discussed above with my comments on the 5¢ piece, and it remains a very scarce issue.  I do note another on ebay right now offered for $30.99 with FREE shipping, as a Buy It Now item.

 

 

2/24/16

Pennsylvania, Shamokin.  1964 Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage unknown.  Catalog value $4.50.  Available for bid starting at $8.99 with FREE shipping, or as a Buy It Now item for $20.00.  No one had to decide between the two options, because there were no bids and the item was not relisted.

 

 

2/24/16

South Dakota, Sturgis.  2000 60th Annual Motorcycle Rally Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Not previously Listed.  A One ounce Proof Silver piece.  This piece sold for the opening of $20.00 plus $2.54 to a single bidder. 

 

 

2/24/16

Washington, Connell.  Undated Fall Festival Half Dollar with a “C” engraved on the obverse to indicate it had been reissued.  In 1986 all but 15 of the Festival’s stock of coins were engraved to indicate they could be used in future Festivals.  But they may not have received further use until 1997.  I cataloged the original issue at $10.00 - these should be worth less.  That statement apparently disproved when this one started at $8.00 plus $2.54 and ended up selling for $11.27 after 4 bids by two bidders. 

 

 

2/25/16

Hawaii.  2007 King Kamehameha $20 Norfed Hawaii Liberty Dala.  Uncertain mintage.  Not previously cataloged.  No countermarks.  Proof condition.  Start was 99¢ and postage was $2.50 more.  After 15 bids by 7 bidders this one ounce silver piece sold for $38.77.  Seems pretty cheap.

 

 

2/25/16

South Dakota.  1988 South Dakota Dollar featuring the 1888 Hill City train.  Mintage 800.  Catalog value $5.00.  Offered for $4.99 plus $4.00 shipping, this nickel-silver piece attracted 8 bids by just 2 bidders and sold for a remarkable $15.76 with the winning bidder having placed another even higher bid that was not needed to win the piece.  

 

 

2/26/16

Washington, 1936 Whidbey Island 7th Annual Water Festival Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $20.00.  This was not a really great specimen - while it would grade Extremely Fine as to wear, the rims on both sides show some knocks and dings.  The start was $19.95, and it sold to a single bidder at that price.

 

 

2/27/16

Illinois, Freeport.  1978 U. S. Bicentennial Half Dollar for the Freeport Coin Club and Germania Club.  Mintage 1,000.  Catalog value $4.00.  Offered and sold for the $6.99 with FREE shipping start.

 

 

2/27/16

Montana.  1964 Territorial Centennial and 75th Anniversary of Statehood Dollar in Silver.   Mintage reportedly 1,000, but this one numbered 1902.  Catalog value $15.00.  Offered starting at 99¢, there were 5 bids by as many different bidders, and it sold for $14.51.  Postage was an additional $2.60.   

 

 

2/27/16

New York, Chatham.  1969 Centennial Commemorative Coin.  Mintage 1,500.  Catalog value $7.50.  This piece started at $8.00 with FREE Shipping.  Two bidders had it out trying to win it - there were 14 bids placed between them and it ended up selling for $16.50.  The same seller sold another one in a sale ending on March 7.  This one was offered on the same terms and sold for $11.50 after 4 bids by two bidders.

 

 

2/28/16

Kentucky, Frankfort.  1961 175th Anniversary Half Dollar.  Mintage 6,000.  Catalog value $4.50.  Offered for $15.99 with FREE shipping.  No bids.  Not relisted.  Although a very nice specimen, just priced too high for a common token today. 

 

 

2/28/16

Ohio, Mansfield.  1958 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar, golden bronze variety.  Mintage 10,000.  Catalog value 5.00.  Sold to a single bidder for the $1.99 plus $3.60 shipping opening bid.

 

 

2/29/16

Indiana, Sheridan (Millwood).  1960 Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 1,000.  Catalog value $10.00.  This spotty About Uncirculated piece was offered for a starting bid of $15.00 with FREE shipping.  There were no bids and the seller relisted the piece for $12.99 with FREE shipping.  After four weeks at this price the piece was made a Buy It Now item for $9.99 - still with FREE shipping.  Still available as of April 26.  

 

 

 

2/29/16

South Carolina, Greenville.  1940 Cotton Nickel.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $7.50.  An interesting issue printed on a disc of white canvas fabric.  Sold to a single bidder at the $5.00 plus $2.54 shipping start. 

 

 

2/29/16

Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.  2004  Freedom Dollars, set of two in Silver Clad Nickel and .999 Silver, housed in case of issue and with the certificate of authenticity.  Unknown mintage, but the certificate is numbered 18,650.  Not currently cataloged.  Made by a private mint in the United States, and maybe not an official issue.  If it is listed in the standard World Coins catalog I will not list it, but if it gets listed in the next Unusual Coins of the World catalog, I will include it in the MTC catalog.  This lot was offered for $74.95 Buy It Now with FREE shipping, but when it did not sell the seller added a Make Offer option.  Three sets are available, and as of April 26 they are still being offered.  The silver clad version contains silver recovered from the Twin Towers wreckage, but according to the Certificate of Authenticity, only 71 milligrams of an ounce is recovery silver.  Note****After inspecting one of these sets in person, it turns out that only the Silver Clad version is a MTC.  The .999 Silver piece is actually a U. S. Silver Eagle coin with commemorative decals applied over the both sides.

 

 

 

 

 

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