MTC’S ON EBAY JANUARY 2015

 

 

 

1/1/15

Hawaii, Waikiki.  2014 Waikiki Dala in silver, surfer variety.  Unknown mintage.  Not yet cataloged. Available from The Royal Hawaiian Mint website for $45.00.  This one priced at  $80.00 with FREE shipping.  There were no bids.  After running the coin a couple weeks longer the seller added an Or Best Offer option.  On Feb 27 it was placed in the sellers store for $60 Buy It Now, still with the FREE shipping.  Still available over a month later.

 

 

1/1/15

Michigan, Onaway.  1974 Diamond Jubilee Half Dollar.  Mintage unknown.  Catalog value $7.50.  Offered for $10.50 plus $3.99 shipping.  No bids.  After two additional weeks without any action, the seller ended the listing unsold.

 

 

1/1/15

Nebraska, Blair.  1969 Centennial Dollar.  Mintage unknown.  Catalog Value $4.00.  Up for bid for just 99¢ plus $2.95 shipping.  Sold to a single bidder at the opening price.

 

 

1/1/15

Antarctica, Little America.  2014 85th Anniversary of First U. S. Base Station $5.00 in nickel silver.  Mintage unknown. Not previously cataloged. Opening bid $13.50 plus $2.32 shipping.  Sold to a single bidder. 

 

 

1/2/15

Indiana, Cass County.  1984 Ironhorse Festival Dollar in oxidized bronze, the regular issue.  Mintage 2,500.  Catalog value $4.00.  Offered for $5.00 plus $2.50 shipping, this item did not receive a bid and was not relisted.

 

 

1/3/15

Alaska, North Pole.  1965 Farthest North Rodeo Cold Buck in gilt bronze, numbered (303).  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $7.50.  It sold for the $15.00 opening bid to a single bidder.

 

 

1/4/15

California, Burney State Park.  (1962) Souvenir Gold Coin in Gilt Brass  Scarce tall trees variety.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $15.00.  The reverse of this piece was stained and spotted from being stored in a foam-backed plastic holder.  The starting bid was $9.99 with FREE shipping.  I was the only bidder.

 

1/4/15

California, El Segundo.  1967 Golden Anniversary Half Dollar.  Mintage unknown.  Catalog value $7.50.  There was a $9.00 start plus $2.99 for postage.  There were no bids and it was not relisted.

 

 

1/4/15

Hawaii, Honolulu.  1973 Hawaii Dollar in oxidized brass, Number (922) on raised block.  The no spikes,  medium wave variety.  Mintage unknown.  Catalog Value $6.00.  The start was $9.95 ($13.95BIN) plus $2.00 shipping.  There were no bids and it was not relisted.

 

 

1/4/15

Hawaii, Honolulu.  1883/1983 Kalakaua obverse,1984 I Visited the Hawaiian Mint One Dala reverse. Golden brass. Spotty and slightly circulated.  Catalog value $5.00.  Set for a $20.00 with FREE shipping start, but the listing was ended early because the item “is no longer available”.  Nevertheless, the same specimen came back at $25.00 BIN in the sellers store. It is still there with the current listing ending on 3/28.

 

 

1/4/15

Hawaii, Kauai.  Pair of 1973 Kauai Dollars numbered 231 on rectangle, one Oxidized Brass and one Gold Plate.  Type with two pairs of equal sized petroglyphs.  Mintage supposedly 3,591 for the ox br specimen and 446 for the gold plated piece.  Catalog Value $6.00 each.  The start was $20.95 plus $2.50 postage.  There were 5 bids, and they sold for $29.66.

 

 

1/4/15

Hawaii, Maui.  Pair of 1974 Maui Dollars on oxidized brass.  One had puffy low clouds and was numbered 1513 on a raised rectangle, the other with puffy high clouds and no number or retangle.  Mintage reported at 1,475 for the numbered variety, and 51,725 for the unnumbered one.  Catalog Value $5.00 and $3.50.  Start was $12.95 +2.50 postage.  There were 2 bids, both by the same bidder, and the lot sold for the opening price.

 

 

 

1/4/15

Nebraska, Alliance.  1963 Diamond Jubilee Half Dollar in goldene.  Mintage unknown.  Catalog value $5.00.  It was to start at $2.00 plus $1.00 shipping, but there were no bids. The following week it was lowered to $1.00+$1.00, and this time there were two bids and the item sold for $1.51.

 

 

1/4/15

Nebraska, Arapahoe.  1971 Diamond Jubilee Half Dollar.  Mintage unknown.  Catalog value $10.00.  It sold for the opening bid of $2.00 plus $1.00 shipping. A great deal!

 

 

1/4/15

Nebraska, Chadron.  1960 Diamond Jubilee Half Dollar.  Said by the seller to have been struck in “Silver”.   Mintage for the true silver issue just 25 pieces.  Catalog Value $35.00.  The start was $9.95 + $2.50 shipping.  There were no bids.  Relisted on 1/17 at a lower $6.95 start and postage was FREE.  Now it was cheap enough to buy it as the silver plated version which had a mintage of 1,000 (minimum), and a catalog value of $6.00.  If course I was hoping against hope that it really was the silver version…but, as usual, it was the silver plated variety.  The plating is very convincing on this issue, and plated pieces are offered as silver very frequently. 

 

 

 

1/4/15

Nebraska, Crawford.  1961 Diamond Jubilee Half Dollar in oxidized nickel-silver.  Mintage 1,000.  Catalog value $6.00.  Sold to a single bidder for the opening bid of $2.00 + 1.00 postage.

 

 

1/4/15

Nebraska, Hay Springs.  1960 Diamond Jubilee Half Dollar, A very choice example. Mintage 2,500.  Catalog value $7.50.  The opening bid was $2.00 plus $1.00 shipping.  There were 2 bids and it sold for just $2.25.  The Nebraska collectors were not watching Ebay today, I guess.  Maybe the Cornhuskers were playing.

 

 

1/4/15

Nebraska, Sheridan County (Rushville).  1960 Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 2,000.  Catalog value $6.50.  This one slightly circulated, as most are.  This one started at $2.00 and after a second bid sold for $2.25 plus $1.00 shipping.     

 

 

1/4/15

Texas, Republic Of Texas.  2010 Battle of San Jacinto Two Units.  Copper.  Slightly circulated.  $4.95 + $2.00.  Unknown mintage.  Previously uncataloged.  There were no bids this week, or the following week when it was run again at the same cost.  The listing ended unsold.

 

 

1/4/15

West Virginia, Cabell County.  1959 150th Anniversary Half Dollar.  Mintage 5,000.  Catalog Value $5.00.  Started at $4.95 plus $2.30 shipping. There were no bids and it was relisted one more week at the same price, still with no sale.

 

 

1/5/15

Florida, Ocala.  1952 Pay Dirt Dollar.  Unknown Mintage.  Catalog value $10.00.  This plastic piece went up for bid at $9.95 plus 99¢ for shipping.  After three bids it sold for $11.14.  There seem to be a few of these showing up.

 

 

 

1/5/15

Hawaii, Kona.  1975 Kona Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $3.50.  Offered for $3.95 plus $3.97 shipping.  No bids this week - nor were there any the following week when it was reduced to $2.99 plus $3.97.  Repeated at this level every week until March 6 when the opening bid was lowered to $1.99 plus $3.97.  That might do it.  I think the shipping fee was the problem. 

 

 

1/5/14

Hawaii. Christmas 1984 Akahi Dala set of two - Kalakaua and Liliukalani - in wooden case.  Both have CHRISTMAS 1984  inscribed on the edge, and are struck in .999 fine silver.  The obverse designs as on the standard issue THM Akaha Dalas to be issued issued in 1985.  Mintage uncertain.  Catalog value $25.00 each.  Offered for $140.00  with FREE shipping.  No bids, and relisted three more times at the same price before the seller gave up and ended his listing unsold.

 

 

1/4/15

Nebraska, Alliance.  1963 Diamond Jubilee Half Dollar in goldene.  Mintage unknown.  Catalog value $5.00.  Offered at a start of $1.00 with FREE shipping.  There were 5 bids and it sold for $3.13.

 

 

1/5/15

Virginia, Williamsburg.  2000 Founders’ Coin.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $5.00 in the draft for the new edition of the catalog.  Offered for $4.00 with FREE shipping, and sold to a single bidder.    

 

 

1/5/15

Washington, Longview.  1933 Old Ironsides visit Quarter.  One of those Depression Era Chamber of Commerce sponsored issues I will be listing in the next edition.  Nice shellacked wood with a reeded edge - very coin-like.  Unknown mintage.  Not previously listed (in my catalog), but I currently value this one at $5.00.   Opened and sold for 99¢ plus $2.32.shipping - a nice price.  The same seller sold another one exactly like it the next week for  $1.25 plus after two bids, and the week after that he sold one for $8.01 plus $2.32 shipping.  There were 7 bids this time.  He offered a final piece the following week and it brought $3.25 plus postage after 3 bids.  He used the same photo each time, so the image does not account for the differences in selling price. 

 

 

1/6/15

Hawaii, Hilo.  1976 Hilo Dollar in antique bronze.  Mintage 5,000.  Catalog value $3.50.  Starting at $4.99 plus $2.00 shipping.  No bids this week, but when offered for a start of $10.99 plus the same postage the following week it attracted a single bid and sold for the opening price!

 

 

 

1/6/15

Hawaii, Hilo.  Undated Hilo Dollar in antique silver plate.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $3.50.  Up for bid at $19.99 plus $2.99 shipping.  No bids this week, and when relished as a Buy It Now item at the same price, it still did not sell.  The listing was finally ended unsold on February 24.

 

 

 

1/6/15

Pennsylvania, Shenandoah.  1966 Centennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.50.  This piece was offered for a very reasonable $1.00 start, but the postage was a ridiculous $6.51 shipping from within the United States.  As you would expect, it did not sell.  Offered at the same rate the next eight weeks in a row.  The current listing ends on March 12, and there are still no bids.

 

 

1/6/15

South Dakota.  1989 Dakota Territorial Dollar.  Gilt bronze, about uncirculated.  Mintage 354.  Catalog value $10.00.  Part of the South Dakota Souvenir Dollar series, renamed this one year in honor of the end of the Territorial days.  Since 1889 was the year of Statehood for both North and South Dakota, it probably would better have been called a Statehood Centennial Dollar.  This one can only be attributed to the proper state by noting the portrait of Governor Melette and the South Dakota State Capitol Building - no where on it does it say South Dakota.  Offered for $4.99 plus $2.00 shipping.  There were no bids.  After being offered unsuccessfully for two additional weeks, the token was placed in the Sellers Store for a 20% higher $5.99 plus $2.00 Buy It Now price.  Still available as of March 12.  This is a scarce finish for this medal, but it just looks kind of ugly when circulated.  I’m sure that if people knew it had such a tiny mintage it would sell.

 

 

 

1/6/15

South Dakota, Fort Yankton.  Undated (c.1960) Two Bits.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.00.  This slightly circulated piece was started at $6.97 plus $2.87 shipping.  There were two bids and it sold for $8.27. 

 

 

1/6/15

Washington, Winthrop.  1991 Centennial Dollar.  Mintage 10,000.  Catalog value $3.50.  Uncirculated specimen “with a couple verdigris spots on the reverse” offered for a $2.00 start plus $1.00 postage fee.  No bids and the start was lowered to $1.50 plus $1.00, and still there were no bids.  No further listings.

 

 

1/7/15

Indiana, Butler.  1941 Centennial Dime.  Cleaned Extremely Fine Condition, as most currently available examples are.  The opening bid was $3.00 plus $2.00 shipping.  No bids this week, but it sold the following week with one bidder placing two bids - the second unnecessary - as he was the only bidder.  

 

 

1/7/15

Michigan, Hart.  1950 Mexican Fiesta / County Fair Quarter.  Mintage unknown.  Catalog value $8.50.  Well-circulated Very Fine condition.  Offered for a starting bid of $12.99 (BIN $16.99) plus $3.00 shipping.  There were no bids and it was not relisted. 

 

 

1/8/15

California, Universal City.  “1878” Universal Studios Dollar oxidized bronze variety.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $5.00.  The seller set a $8.99 start, plus $2.50 shipping, but did not attract a bid.  The price was lowered by 50¢ each of the next two weeks, but that did not work.  The following week the price was lowered to $6.99 plus just $1.99 shipping.  One week later the seller hit the right numbers by offering it for $6.49 plus $1.99.  Two bidders spotted it and it sold for $12.05 after 4 bids - significantly more than he offered it for the first week! 

 

 

1/8/15

California, San Buenaventura (Ventura).  1966 Centennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.00.  Although the image was of a choice uncirculated piece, the seller described it as “used”.  The start was $1.99 and the Postage $2.32 additional.  There were no bids this week, but when the start was lowered to 99¢ the following  week, it sold to a single bidder at the opening price.

 

 

1/8/15

Indiana, Washington.  1966 Sequicentennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $3.50.  The start was $1.99 plus $2.32 additional for postage, but there were no bids.  The following week the start was lowered to 99¢, still plus that $2.32 shipping, and when it did not sell this week either, the seller ended the listing.

 

 

1/8/15

Ohio, Newcomerstown. 1964 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 2,500.  Catalog value $4.00.  This had a starting bid of 99¢ plus $2.95 shipping.  There were 7 bids by just 2 bidders and it sold for $11.86.  Well above “catalog”, but it seems pretty reasonable for an uncirculated 50 year old token with a mintage of 2,500 pieces.

 

 

1/8/15

Pennsylvania, Hummelstown.  1962 Bicentennial Half Dollar, holed.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $2.50 for the unholed version.  Up for bid at a start of $1.99 plus $2.32 shipping,  This is the first holed one I have come across, and I bid, and won this piece for the opening bid.  The holed version will be listed in the next edition for the same price as the holed piece.  Even though it is MUCH scarcer, it will have the same value because of the ease of holing a standard piece.

 

 

1/8/15

Rhode Island, Pawtucket.  1961 Diamond Jubilee Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.50.  About Uncirculated - as almost all are.  The start was $1.99 plus $2.32 shipping.  Sold to a single bidder at the opening price.

 

 

1/8/15

South Dakota, Sioux Falls.  1960/1961 Territorial Centennial Half Dollar. Cooperative / dots variety, still attached to original promotional material.  Mintage at least 300,000 (all varieties).  Catalog value $3.00 for this variety, without the light cardboard advertising card.  Offered for $20.00 plus a HUGE $6.20 shipping fee - that’s from within the United States!  No sale, and after two more weeks at this price the start was lowered to $15.00, but the exorbitant postage remained the same.  Apparently this still was too much because after this week and two more week-long listings it was still unsold.  The next the seller kept the same $15.00 start, but lowered the postage all the way down to FREE.  After 2 weeks at this level, on March 5th, the seller finally gave up and mercifully ended the listing unsold. 

 

 

1/9/15

California, Fort Bragg.  1976 Bicentennial Dollar.  The much scarcer first variety with fewer water lines, cleaned extremely fine condition.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $12.50.  The start was 99¢ plus $4.12 postage.  There were 6 bids and it sold for $10.50. 

 

 

1/9/15

Illinois, Jersey County-Jerseyville.  125th Anniversary Half Dollar in golden brass.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $15.00, but going down a bit in the next edition.  Offered, and sold, for the $4.99 plus $2.99 opening bid.  A good buy for someone!

 

 

1/9/15

Indiana, Cass County.  1982 Ironhorse Festival Dollar in golden bronze.  Mintage 5,000.  Catalog value $3.00.  The most easily obtainable issue of this series.  This sold at the opening bid of $3.99 with FREE shipping.

 

 

1/9/15

Nebraska, Cozad.  1973 Centennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $6.50.  I won this one at the opening bid of $2.00 plus $1.00 additional for postage.  Too cheap!

 

 

1/9/15

Pennsylvania, Mainline.  1976 U. S. Bicentennial One Continental.  Previously unlisted.  Offered for $7.99 plus $1.95 shipping.  I was the only bidder.  The first of these pieces I have seen.

 

 

1/10/15

Alaska, Nenana Valley.  1974 Souvenir Dollar.  Unknown Mintage.  Catalog value $6.50.  Offered for $8.50 with FREE shipping.  No bids.  Not relisted.

 

 

1/10/15

Nebraska, Alliance.  1963 Diamond Jubilee Half Dollar.  Unknown Mintage.  Catalog value $7.50.  Started at 99¢ plus $2.95 shipping, this piece drew 3 bids and sold for $2.55.  Very nice! 

 

 

1/11/15

Missouri, Perry.  1966 Centennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $7.50.  Up for bid for just $2.00 plus $2.32 shipping, this scarce token did not receive a single bid.  While technically uncirculated, this piece had considerable rusting and spotting which marred the surface considerably.  Not relisted.

 

 

1/12/15

Hawaii, Maui.  2010 $2.00 Maui Dollar.  Mintage 50,000.  Too new to be in the last edition of the catalog.  Offered for a reasonable $3.00, but with a not-so-reasonable $4.00 postage fee.  Sold to a single bidder at the opening price.

 

 

1/12/15

Hawaii.  1996 Lilioukalani Royal Hawaiian Mint Mahalo Dala in Copper.  Mintage 350.  Unlisted in my catalog.  Available from the Royal Hawaiian Mint website for $39.00.  Up for bid at a start of $19.95 with FREE shipping.  Sold to a single bidder at the opening price.

 

 

1/12/15

Iowa, Gowrie.  1979 Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 2,500.  Catalog value $6.00.  Offered at a start of $5.50 plus $2.35 shipping.  No bids.  The following week it was listed with a Buy It Now price of $6.50, still plus that $2.35 shipping, and it sold after 5 days.  

 

 

1/12/15

Nebraska, Crete-Saline County.  1967 Nebraska Centennial Dollar struck in Silver.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $25.00.  Sold to a single bidder for the $39.99 with FREE shipping start.  

 

 

1/12/15

Utah, Thistle.  1972 Thistle Day Homecoming $3.00.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $17.50.  A rare one!  It was started at $1.99 plus $5.99 shipping.  After 5 bids it sold for $11.25 - almost exactly “catalog value” when you factor in the shipping cost. 

 

 

1/13/15

Alaska, Kodiak.  1965 Plywood Palace Days in Brass, slightly circulated.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $6.50.  This one started at $5.00 plus $3.00, but there were no bids and it was not relisted.

 

 

1/13/15

Hawaii, Molokai.  1976 Molokai Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $7.50.  The seller started this one off at $19.95 with FREE shipping.  No bids this week, or the following week when it was relisted at the same price.  The bidding period ended with no interest.  These Molokai Dollars (and other Hawaiian MTCs ) are not selling nearly as well as they did a year or so ago.

 

 

1/13/15

Iowa, Monroe.  1975 Old Settlers Dollar.  The fifth in a 9 year series 1971 to 1979.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $3.50.  Offered for $5.50 plus $2.35 shipping.  There were no bids and the next week it was offered for $6.50 plus $2.35 as a buy it now item.  After one week at that level, the listing was ended unsold.

 

 

1/13/15

Oregon, Canyon City.  1962 Centennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $6.50.  The start was $6.99 plus $3.04 shipping.  Rarely found in full brilliant uncirculated condition, and this example was also slightly used.  There were no bids and it was relisted one more week at the same price.  Still no sale. 

 

 

1/14/15

Alabama, Mobile 1961 250th Anniversary Half Dollar.  Admiral Semmes portrait.  Mintage 5,000.  Catalog value $3.00.  Up for bid at a starting price of $4.99 plus $2.00 shipping.  No bids.  Offered two more weeks before being placed in the Sellers Store for the same price.  Still there in mid March.

 

 

1/14/15

Illinois, Wheeling.  1969 75th Anniversary Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $5.00.  This slightly spotted example was offered for $1.99 plus $2.00 shipping.  No bids.  Offered one more time the following week with the same result.  

 

 

1/14/15

Missouri, Liberty and Clay County.  1972 Sesquicentennial Dollar in Oxidized Brass.  Unknown mintage (unless it is the numbered edge version with a mintage of 1,000 - which can’t be determined from the images).  Catalog value $4.50.  It sold for the opening bid of 99¢ plus $3.25 shipping.

 

 

1/15/15

Hawaii, Kauai.  1973 Kauai Dollar in Oxidized brass finish.  Variety with two pairs of equal sized figures at either side of shrine and number applied to raised number block on the reverse.  This was for a pair of slightly circulated pieces, numbers 936 and 978.  Mintage reportedly 3,591.  Catalog value $6.00 each.  Sold for the opening bid of $34.99.

 

 

1/15/15

(Illinois, Chicago).  1933 Days of Forty Nine 5, 10 and 20 Mex tokens.  Not previously listed, but rather common and perhaps worthy of inclusion because several other “Days of Forty Nine” issues from other locations are listed, and more and more commemorative Fair and Exposition pieces are being considered for listing.  These three tokens were used at the Century of Progress Exposition in Chicago, but no one I have come across knows exactly what they were good for.  They may not have ever been used because most of the ones I have seen over the years have been Uncirculated.  This Uncirculated set of 3 started at $4.99, attracted 3 bids and sold for $11.61 plus $2.32 shipping.

 

 

1/15/15

Michigan, Linden Area - Genesee County.  1971 Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 2,000.  Catalog value $5.00.  I was the only bidder for this choice condition piece that started at just $1.00 with FREE shipping.  Whatta bargain!

 

 

1/15/15

New Jersey, Vineland.  1961 Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 5,000.  Catalog value $4.50.  The start was $4.00 plus $3.00 for shipping, but it did not sell, and was not relisted.  

 

 

1/15/15

North Dakota.  1964 Statehood Diamond Jubilee, struck in bright nickel-silver.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.00.  The opening bid was $1.99 with an additional $2.32 for shipping, but there were no bids and it was not relisted. 

 

 

1/15/15

Oregon.  1959 Statehood Centennial Uniface “Dollar”, Brass, with smoke, holed variety.  Listed as a So-Called Dollar as HK-565.  Encapsulated and graded MS 66 by NGC.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $5.00.  Offered for a start of $8.00 plus $4.50 shipping, this nicer-than-average piece had 17 bids before closing at $77.52.  People ask me why I catalog these pieces at such low values.  The answer is easy, the coins are NOT rare, and are priced at this level because other tokens in the 1959 Oregon series, as well as other MTCs from other areas that are of the same rarity sell for about that price.  One guidepost I used in pricing the MTCs in the last edition of my catalog is that if it was a modern minor metal issue (older MTCs and precious metal pieces are in a different boat), and you could reasonably expect to find a copy for sale within a year or so, the top price would be $5.00.  Less for the more easily available pieces, and more for the scarce and rare pieces.  This concept has borne out very well now that we have the internet to show how much these coins actually sell for in a bidding situation, a factor that was not available when the last edition came out.  Check the prices MTCs sell for on ebay and compare them to the catalog values.  For the most part, especially when postage costs are taken into account, MTCs that actually sell on Ebay sell for within a dollar of my old catalog values.  Also interesting is the fact that only 5 percent or so of the MTCs on Ebay in any given week actually sell!  That is because overall the Ebay Exonumia category is a vast wasteland of overpriced unsaleable junk.  But I won't get up on that soapbox right now. 

 

 

1/15/15

Oregon.  1959 Statehood Centennial Uniface “Dollar”, Brass, no smoke, unholed variety.  Listed as a So-Called Dollar as HK-565.  Encapsulated and graded MS 64 by NGC.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $5.00.  Like the previous piece, this one was offered for a start of $8.00 plus $4.50 shipping.  It, too, had exactly 17 bids, but closed a little lower, at $66.50.  See my comments on the previous piece.

 

 

1/16/15

Montana, Wolf Point.  1975 Souvenir Trade Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $6.50, the scarcest of the 3 years of Wolf Point Dollars.  The start was just about right - $6.45, but unfortunately the shipping was $5.00.  There were no bids and it was not relisted.  

 

 

 

1/16/15

Nevada, Los Vegas.  MCMVII (1981) Las Vegas Twenty Dollars in oxidized bronze with gold-colored $20 gold  piece on the obverse.   A finish combination not previously listed.  Unknown mintage.  Uncataloged, but similar pieces in different finishes list for $5.00 and $6.00.  Opening bid was $7.99 plus $2.50 shipping, but there were no bids.  After two more weeks at this price it went down to $3.99 plus $2.50 and on the second week at this price someone bid and won it for the opening.  Darn -until I began to write up this description I didn’t realize it was an unlisted variety!  I should have bid! 

 

 

1/17/15

Illinois, Grayville.  1955 Centennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $10.00.  This was a really choice uncirculated specimen that had a $4.99 plus $2.50 start.  It sold for the opening price to a single bidder who placed an additional higher bid that was not necessary.

 

 

1/18/15

California, Burney State Park.  1962 Souvenir Gold Coin (gilt brass).  The much scarcer  Tall Trees variety (you cannot see the tops of the trees).  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $15.00.  Another scarce MTC I won without competition - It sold for the $6.50 plus $1.95 starting price.  Another great piece for my duplicate box, but now that more pieces have turned up, I will be lowering the catalog value to $10.00 or so. 

 

 

1/18/15

Hawaii.  1976 Bicentennial Aloha Dollar.  Antique brass, Revolutionary War Musicians reverse.  Unknown mintage. Catalog value $5.00.  This piece was offered for an opening bid of $2.50 plus $2.00 shipping.  After a mini bidding war of 6 bids by two bidders, it sold for $13.79.  

 

 

1/18/15

Kansas.  1961 Official Centennial Coin for Nemeha County.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $2.50 for the generic version - in my last edition I did not differentiate between the values of the 105 Counties and the 25 or 30 other issues of this type.  Nemaha County is a relatively easy county to find.  Offered for a start of $2.95 plus another $2.95 shipping, it sold to a single bidder.

 

 

1/18/15

Ohio, Geneva On The Lake.  1868 Fireman’s Roundup Dime.  Unknown mintage.  Not in last catalog.  Up for bid at $9.99 plus 50¢ shipping.  No bids.  Not relisted.

 

 

1/19/15

Iowa, Eldridge.  1971 Centennial Coin.  Mintage 2,500.  Catalog value $4.50.  The start was $6.00 plus $2.00 shipping, but there were no bids and it was not relisted. 

 

 

1/19/15

Iowa, Monroe.  1975 Old Settlers Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $3.50.  The fourth issue in a nine year series.  Unfortunately, there were no bids at the $6.00 plus $2.00 starting point.  The token was not relisted.  

 

 

1/20/15

Florida, Key West.  1972 Sesquicentennial of the Conch Republic Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $6.50.  Offered for $9.95 with FREE shipping, this piece sold for $18.00 after 3 bids.  Conch Republic pieces are very popular with collectors of coins from Micronations. 

 

 

1/20/15

Hawaii. “1883” Silver Akahi Dollar replica signed HPM.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $22.50.  Slightly circulated with a testing stain near the rim.  This piece started at 99¢ with FREE shipping.  There were 5 bids and it sold for $19.38.  Not bad for an ounce of silver! 

 

 

1/20/15

Kansas, Derby.  1964 Chamber of Commerce Silver Dollar Anniversary coin.  I used to list this piece because it was for a Chamber of Commerce sponsored auction related to a community anniversary.  Local merchants would hand out the coins according to how much money you spent, and the accumulated coins could be “spent” at an auction of miscellaneous merchandise.  I no longer list these because they do not have a denomination stated on the coin.  They are common and listed in early editions of my catalog, for (I think) $2.00 - Maybe $1.50.  Offered for 99¢ plus just 48¢ for shipping.  There were no bids, so the seller lowered his start to 90¢ plus 48¢, still with no action.  The next week he lowered the start to 89¢, still plus that 48¢ shipping fee, and that must have been just the right thing, because someone bid and won it for the opening price.

 

 

1/20/15

Virginia, Franklin County (Rocky Mount).  Undated Aluminum 5 Cents.  Unknown mintage, Catalog value $7.50.  Start was $4.99 plus $2.25 shipping.  After 3 bids it sold for $10.50. 

 

 

1/21/15

Alaska, Fairbanks.  1962 America’s Last Frontier Dollar.  Mintage originally 3,500 with the possibility of more being produced later.  Catalog value $5.00.  The start was 99¢ plus $2.50 shipping, and it sold for $6.54 after 9 bids.

 

 

1/21/15

California, Santa Catalina Island.  1992 Trade Dollar.  Mintage 5,000.  Catalog value $4.00.  This year was plated with a gold colored finish that fades when exposed to the elements.  This example still had its full golden color.  The start was 99¢ and postage $2.50 additional.  After 6 bids it sold for a respectable $10.49.   

 

 

1/21/15

Hawaii.  1984 Queen Lilioukalani  Statehood Dala in silver.  Mintage 5,000.  Catalog value was $17.50 when silver was under $10.00 an ounce.  Proof in plush case.  Sold to a lone bidder for the opening of $27.99 plus $2.99 shipping.

 

 

1/21/15

Oklahoma, Fort Sill.  1969 Centennial Dollar in oxidized copper.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.00.  This piece was offered for $4.99 plus $2.99 shipping, and it was sold to a single bidder.

 

 

1/21/15

Pennsylvania, Marysville.  1966 Centennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $6.00.  The start for this one was $9.95 plus $2.95 shipping.  The lone bidder wanted to be sure he won it because he placed a second bid at the last minute, but it was not necessary.   

 

 

1/21/15

Wisconsin, Black River Falls.  1983 Centennial Dollar struck in oxidized brass, numbered 299.  Mintage originally 250, but more - probably 100 - struck later after an article in The Numismatist caused their supply to disappear.  Catalog value $8.50.  Offered for $14.99 plus just $1.00 shipping.  No bids.  The next week it was lowered to a $12.50 start, but that didn’t work either.  It went down to $10.99 and it sold to a single bidder. 

 

 

1/22/15

Hawaii.  1988 King Kamehameha / Idol Silver Hawaii Dala.  Mintage: Ten thousand were authorized, but only 1,500 struck according to the Royal Hawaiian Mint database.  Catalog value just $15.00 in 1999.  Currently available from the Royal Hawaiian Mint for $59.00.  This choice example sold to a single bidder for the opening bid of $34.95 with FREE shipping.   

 

 

1/22/15

Michigan, Hastings - Barry County.  1971 Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 7,500.  Catalog value $2.00.  The starting bid was 99¢ plus $2.32 shipping, and that is exactly what it sold for to the single person who bid. 

 

 

1/22/15

Nebraska, Gering.  1962 75th Anniversary Half Dollar.  Mintage 2,500.  Catalog value $12.50.  Offered for a starting bid of $5.99 with FREE shipping.  Amazingly, I was the only bidder and won it for just $5.99.  Made my day!

 

 

1/23/15

Illinois, Shawneetown.  1960 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar.  Apparently struck in nickel-silver.  Unlisted in this finish.  Perhaps it is an example in oxidized nickel-silver (10 struck) with the oxidation removed as it has apparently been cleaned.  Can’t be silver (235 struck) because those were lettered STERLING on the edge, and this is plain edged.  There were also 10 pieces struck with a silver plated finish - another possibility.  Since there are oxidized brass pieces known, and none were officially produced, it is also a probability that nickel-silver pieces exist.  At any rate, certainly not the common gilt brass regular issue.  I was the only bidder for this oddity, and won it for the opening bid of 99¢ plus $2.95 shipping. 

 

 

1/23/15

Minnesota.  1958 State Centennial Uniface (almost) Medallion.  Same  Minnesota Centennial Logo as the spendable issues from Cass County, Chisholm, Coleraine, and Virginia, but the reverse is blank, except for the makers name in tiny letters near the bottom.  I didn’t list this one in previous editions because of the signature, but I think it will appear in the next.  It is also listed as HK-517 in the So-Called Dollar catalog.  This specimen was holed (as made) and slightly circulated.  It started at 99¢ plus $2.95 shipping, and sold for $2.89 after 6 bids. 

 

 

1/24/15

Arizona, Lake Havasu City.  1976 London Bridge Havasu Bicentennial Dollar.  Mintage 25,000.  Catalog value $5.00.  Available from the London Bridge Rotary Club website for $102.00.  The start was 99¢ plus $2.50 postage.  It sold for $1.04 after 2 bids.  A good buy for someone.

 

 

1/24/15

Hawaii.  1980 Hawaii Dollar, 28mm, by the Papel Mint, struck in nickel-silver (as all are).  Mintage 6,000.  Catalog value $3.50.  The seller set a start price of $20.00 ($28.00 BIN) with FREE shipping.  There were no bids and the seller did not relist the lot.

 

 

1/24/15

Texas, Austin.  1974 Texas Dollar in silver plated finish.  Still in its original sales card.  Unknown mintage.  Not listed in my previous editions.  This piece had a start or $10.00 and a very high postage charge of $5.00.  It was worth it to someone as it sold to a lone bidder at the opening price.

 

 

1/25/15

Hawaii, Maui.  1996 Maui Dollar in nickel Silver.  Mintage 105,000.  Catalog value $2.50.  Offered for a starting bid of $7.95 plus $2.95 shipping.  No bids and not relisted.

 

 

1/25/15

Illinois, Watseka.  1967 Centennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $6.50.  This rather scarce piece started at $3.50 plus $1.10 shipping, and ended up at a respectable $8.00 after 8 bids.

 

 

1/25/15

Kansas. 1961 Official Centennial Coin for Wyandotte County.  Made for each of the 105 counties plus various municipalities, events and people.  Wyandotte County is an easily locatable locality for this series.  Started at $2.99 with FREE shipping, there were 3 bids - one an unnecessary “safety” bid by the winner, and it sold for $3.49.

 

 

1/25/15

Missouri, Worth County.  1961 Centennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $7.50.  This example, in the typical AU condition offered for a start of $4.99 plus $2.50 shipping.  Won by a single bidder.

 

 

1/25/15

West Virginia.  1963 Centennial Dollar, Uniface gilt brass version.  Mintage 250.  Catalog value $15.00.  Up for bids starting at $7.99 plus $3.00 shipping.  Seventeen bids by just 3 bidders pushed the price up to $51.00. 

 

 

1/26/15

Colorado, Sterling.  1959 Diamond Jubilee Half Dollar.  Mintage 5,000.  Catalog value $4.00.  Another choice MTC starting off at just 99¢ with FREE shipping.  Six bids sent the selling price to $4.32.

 

 

1/26/15

Illinois, Brookfield.  1968 Diamond Jubilee Half Dollar.  Mintage unknown.  Catalog value $7.50.  This one started at $1.00 with FREE shipping and the price advanced to $4.13 after 3 bids.  A nice price for a scarce item.  

 

 

1/26/15

New York, Warsaw.  1960 Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 2,500.  Catalog value $6.00.  This one turned out to be a nice bargain for someone, selling for $1.53 with FREE shipping after 3 bids.

 

 

1/26/15

Ohio, Milan.  1959 Homecoming and Melon Festival Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $5.00.  The start was 99¢ with FREE shipping and it sold for a bargain $2.83 after 5 bids.    

 

 

1/27/15

Virginia, Fredericksburg.  1976  U. S. Bicentennial Dime.  Private issue for Fredericksburg Coin & Supply.  Mintage 1,000.  Not previously cataloged.  Offered for $5.00 plus $2.32 shipping but there were no bids. 

 

 

1/27/15

Washington, Kitsap County.  1965 County Fair Half Dollar.  Display card of 20 uncirculated pieces.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.50. A neat original piece offered for a start of $39.95 plus $11.95 shipping.  No bids.  After two more weeks at this price, the opening bid was lowered to $29.95 - still plus the $11.95 shipping.  It just took one week with no bids at this price for the seller to lower the opening to just 19.95 ($39.95 B.I.N.).  It has now been at this price for three weeks with no action. Still available on April 22.  

 

 

1/28/15

Maryland, Frederick County.  1964 Battle of Monocacy Half Dollar.  Mintage 30,000.  Catalog value $3.00.  This one started off at 99¢ with FREE shipping.  it sold for $3.25 after 6 bids.

 

 

1/29/15

Maine, Ellsworth.  1963 Bicentennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog $4.50.  The start was just 69¢ plus $3.00 shipping.  It attracted 9 bids and sold for a very respectable $8.50.

 

 

1/29/15

New York, Sherburne.  1968 175th Anniversary Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $5.00.  Up for bid at a start of $6.99 plus $1.99 shipping, this difficult MTC did not draw a single bid, and it was not relisted.

 

 

1/30/15

Alaska, Haines.  1979-1981 Centennial Dollar.  Mintage 4,000.  Catalog value $4.50.  This piece was offered for $6.95 plus $1.99 shipping.  Sold to a single bidder.

 

 

1/30/15

Hawaii, Maui.  2003 Maui Trade Dollar.  Surprisingly there were no bids for this choice uncirculated piece that started at 99¢ with $2.32 shipping.

 

 

1/30/15

Montana, Red Lodge.  1936 Rodeo Half Dollar, Extremely Fine / About Uncirculated.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $15.00.  This one started at $14.95 plus $2.60 shipping.  Two bids later it sold for $18.04. 

 

 

1/31/15

Hawaii, Honolulu.  1973 Hawaii Dollar, no spikes variety, numbered on raised panel (231), oxidized brass.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $6.00.  This piece that appeared to be slightly circulated sold for its opening bid of $9.95 plus $2.00 shipping.  

 

 

1/31/15

Ohio, Geneva-on-the-Lake.  1968 Fireman’s Roundup Dime.  Mintage unknown.  Not previously listed.  Opening bid was just 99¢ but postage was a much more hefty $2.32.  When there were no bids the listing was ended unsold.

 

 

 

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