MTCs on Ebay January 2016

MUNICIPAL TOKENS ON EBAY  JANUARY 2016

 

1/1/16

Missouri, Silver Dollar City.  “1892” Mayor Shad Heller Dollar.  Unknown  mintage.  Not previously listed.  This slightly circulated piece sold for the opening bid of $7.74 plus $2.96 to a single bidder.

 

 

1/2/16

Pennsylvania, Dunmore.  1962  Centennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.00.  It was a spotty Uncirculated example, and just priced too high.  The start was $10.00 with FREE shipping.  There were no bids and though it was not immediately relisted, the same specimen is currently available (Feb 29) at the same price, now as a Buy It Now item. 

 

 

1/2/16

Washington, Walla Walla.  1986 Whitman College Sesquicentennial $1.50.  The photo was not clear enough to determine the variety, but it was numbered - probably 56 or maybe 66 - again the photo was unclear, so catalog value either $4.50 or $5.00.  Offered for $3.99 plus $1.91.  No bids.  It has been offered in the following weeks for $4.99 plus $2.50, Buy It Now.  I am curious which variety it is, so I’m going to buy it and see.  I should have acted when it was cheaper!  Purchased February 29.  ** OK, it has arrived - it turned out to be the most common version - numbered (56) and the second die, where the sun ray touches the woman’s bonnet.

 

 

1/3/16

Colorado, Grand Junction.  1957 Diamond Jubilee Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $7.50.  Surprisingly, there were no bids at the $2.00 plus $2.00 starting price.  Not relisted.

 

 

1/3/16

Indiana, New Haven.  1966 Centennial Half Dollar.  Unknown Mintage.  Catalog value $4.00.  Graded as MS-65 and encapsulated by ANACS.  Start was $5.00 plus $6.80 postage.  Sold to a single bidder (who placed an additional bid which was not necessary) at the opening price.

 

 

1/3/16

Maine, Brooks.  1966 150th Anniversary Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog Value $7.50.  This example encapsulated by ANACS and graded MS-64.  There were no bids at its $5.00 opening bid ($15.99 BIN).  Perhaps that was because of the $6.80 shipping fee.  It was not relisted.

 

 

1/3/16

Michigan, Utica.  1967 150th Anniversary Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.50.  Offered for 99¢ plus $3.50 shipping.  Sold for $3.00 after 4 bids by 2 bidders.  

 

 

1/3/16

Minnesota, Hibbing.  1946 WWII Victory Jubilee Redeemable in Silver of Equal Weight Coin.  Mintage unknown.  Not previously cataloged.  One of the most unusual MTCs - which would not be redeemable until “one year after the U.S.S. Corporation begins processing Mesaba Iron Ore at its source”.  Perhaps not widely used because of an apparent major error - the deposit of iron Ore at Hibbing is named the Mesabi, not Mesaba iron range.  At any rate, a scarce token I only became aware of in June of 2013, and this was the first piece I have seen on Ebay since that time.  It started at $9.50 plus $2.50 shipping.  I bid $25.88 as a duplicate and it sold for $26.88, the next bid increment, after 7 bids by 4 bidders.  It seems to be worth $25.00 or so because the top 4 bids were $24.00, $25.07, $25.88, and 26.88. 

 

 

1/3/16

Nebraska, York.  1970 Centennial Dollar, unnumbered version.  Unknown mintage, catalog value $4.00.  This one went cheap - it sold at the opening bid of 99¢ plus $1.85 shipping.

 

 

1/3/16

Ohio, Cuyahoga Falls.  1962 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.00.  Offered for $8.00 plus $2.50 shipping.  There were no bids and the item was offered for two additional weeks at the same price, and then raised to $8.75 for one more week before being ended unsold on Jan 21.  

 

 

1/4/16

Minnesota, Virginia.  1958 State Centennial Iron Nickel.  Mintage 40,000.  Catalog value $2.50.  Also listed as a So-Called Dollar, HK-518a.  Decent About Uncirculated condition.  Offered for a starting bid of $25.99 or a Buy It Now price of $33.88 - either option with a $1.99 shipping fee.  No bids this week or the following seven weeks at this price.  The seller then dramatically lowered his price to a 99¢ start (or $29.99 BIN) but raised his shipping fee by a buck for the two week period ending March 10.  Five days have passed as I write this, and so far there are still no bids. 

 

 

1/4/16

Pennsylvania, Indiana.  1966 SesquiCentennial Dollar in Silver-Clad.  Mintage 965.  Catalog value $12.50.  I was the only bidder at the $6.95 plus $1.93 opening.

 

 

1/5/16

Hawaii.  1991 50th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor Counterstamp on 1991 Silver Eagle coin.  Mintage reportedly 10 pieces.  Not previously cataloged.  Offered for $400.00 with FREE shipping, with a Make Offer option.  I did not have the tiny die used for the counterstamp represented in my collection at all, either as a coin or as a counterstamp, so I placed a $365.00 offer, and it was accepted.  The next day, However, the seller offered ANOTHER one for $380.00 with FREE shipping - also with a Make Offer option.  That one has been listed for the past two months or so, without another sale.  The current listing ends on February 6.  I think I paid tooooo much!

 

 

1/5/16

Hawaii.  1991 50th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor Attack set of 3 - Bronze, Silver and Gold.  A nice Proof Set in original case. 1/10 ounce Gold, One Ounce Silver, plus the Bronze piece.  My catalog Value $7.50 for the Bronze, $20.00 for the Silver, and $35.00 over bullion value for the Gold.  Offered at a start of $129.99 plus $6.80 shipping.  This set attracted just 3 bids, and sold for $143.50.  The buyer did pretty well, I guess, because both silver and gold have risen in price enough over the past two months to cover the premium he paid over the metal content.

 

 

1/6/16

Hawaii, Honolulu.  1973 Honolulu Dollar in Silver, “spiked” obverse, unnumbered version.  Mintage 1,250 - perhaps.  Old Catalog value $17.50.  After a 99¢ start, this scarce item drew 13 bids by 6 bidders and sold for $51.00.     

 

 

1/6/16

Hawaii.  ALOHA MONEY/ROYAL HAWAIIAN MINT DIME Counterstamp  on a clad 1969 Roosevelt Dime.  Unknown mintage.  Not previously listed. There was a 99¢ start and the item sold for $23.05 after 8 bids by 4 bidders.

 

 

1/6/16

Hawaii.  ALOHA MONEY/ROYAL HAWAIIAN MINT HALF DOLLAR Counterstamp  on a clad 1974 Kennedy Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Not previously listed.  The listing was complicated a bit because the illustration was for a 1974 Eisenhower Dollar with the ALOHA MONEY/ ROYAL HAWAIIAN MINT DOLLAR Counterstamp, but the description was for the Half Dollar version.  There was a 99¢ start and the item sold for $28.00 after 16 bids by 4 bidders.

 

 

1/7/16

South Dakota.  1978 Souvenir Dollar.  Mintage 6,000.  Catalog value $3.50 if numbered on edge, $5.00 if not - edge not noted by seller.  Offered for $9.99 plus $4.00 shipping.  Sold to a single bidder.

 

 

1/8/16

Arizona, Prescott.  Undated SLIPPERY GULCH  Counterstamp on a 21mm round brass maverick Token.  The host token has a M on one side, and GOOD FOR 5¢ IN TRADE on the reverse.  Probably originally a token for an early amusement machine of some kind.  This counterstamp is also found on other 21 mm round brass tokens.  Slippery Gulch is a term used on a number of merchant tokens from various locations, and I will put the maverick ones under Prescott, Arizona until positive evidence appears to the contrary.  The seller said it was from Cokedale, Colorado or Newhall California.  TokenCatalog.com took this entry right from Ebay and called it Cokedale, Colorado and “Unknown”, dismissing the California attribution.  Peter Spooner, in his catalog of Arizona Tokens, attributes it to Prescott, and that is what I am going to go with.  Anyhow, apparently nobody wanted it because I was the only bidder at the $10.00 plus $3.00 shipping charge.  I will be listing it for $8.50 or so.

 

 

1/8/16

Pennsylvania, Highspire.  1964 SesquiCentennial Half Dollar.  No dash variety.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $6.00 for this scarcer variety.  Offered for a start of $5.00 plus $3.00 shipping.  No bids.  Not relisted.

 

 

1/9/16

California, Coloma.  Undated  Where It All Began 10¢ token from Camp Coloma / Campground / Gen’l Store / Cabins.  Unknown mintage.  Not previously listed.  It notes the date of the original gold discovery at Sutter’s Mill in 1848, so it is a commemorative, I suppose.  I will probably be listing this one in the next edition of the catalog.  This piece had a $9.99 start and sold for $13.38 after two bids.  I was the underbidder at $12.88. 

 

 

1/10/16

Arizona, Flagstaff.  Undated Indian Pow-Wow Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $12.50.  This nice Uncirculated example started at $7.99 plus $1.85 shipping.  It sold for $14.38 after 3 bids.

 

 

1/10/16

Iowa, Pella.  1977 Dutch Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $6.00.  Offered for $4.99 plus $2.75.  No bids.  Not relisted.   

 

 

1/10/16

Wyoming, Cody.  Undated Days of ’49 Dime.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $5.00.  This one only in Fine Condition or so - these usually come in much nicer condition.  Opening bid was $7.95 plus $1.85 shipping.  The single bidder placed an additional bid, which turned out to be unneeded.  

 

 

1/11/16

Arizona, Bisbee.  1913 Elks Bazaar $1.00 Moose Money.  Terrible condition, corroded, but mostly readable.  Unknown mintage.  Not previously listed, but this series probably will be in the next edition.  The seller wanted $40.00 plus $2.50 shipping.  There were no bids, and the seller did not relist the piece.  

 

 

1/11/16

Arizona, Prescott.  Undated Frontier Days 1000 Bucks token in Brass.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $15.00, which is now too high.  This example in the usual Extremely Fine or so condition was offered for $9.00 plus $2.50.  There were no bids. It was not relisted.

 

 

1/11/16

Iowa, Battle Creek.  1965 Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage reports vary between 750 and 1,500.  Catalog value $20.00.  This one is Extremely Fine or About Uncirculated, but the bright surface is flaking away.  A re-appearance of the one offered from October 5 to November 8 last year.  Still up for bid starting at $9.99, but now with FREE shipping.  No bids this week, and it has been relisted every week since then.  Somewhere along the line it became a Buy It Now item again, at the same price.  The current listing, ending March 7, features a $1.00 discount.  

 

 

1/11/16

Iowa, Boone.  1965 Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 10,000.  Catalog value $3.00.  Just a bit of rubbing keeps this one from grading Uncirculated.  Offered for an opening bid of $9.99 with FREE shipping.  After a couple weeks it became a Buy It Now item at the same price, and now, for the listing ending March 7, it is available on sale for a dollar less.

 

 

1/12/16

Oregon, Lebanon.  1959 State Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 8,500.  Catalog value $3.50.  Choice Uncirculated, and offered for a starting bid of $2.50 or a Buy It Now price of $4.50 - either deal with FREE shipping.  No bids for two weeks, so the seller raised the price to $6.00 with FREE shipping.  Still available on those terms, with the current listing ending on March 3.

 

 

1/12/16

Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.  1926 U. S. Sesquicentennial Treasure Island Doubloon.  Liberty Bell/sailing ship variety.  Unknown mintage.  Not previously cataloged.  An interesting, but rather common item that brings prices all over the board.  This one Very Fine and toned dark with a bit of verdigris started at $8.95 + $2.95 shipping, but sold for $20.50 after 7 bids by 2 bidders.

 

 

1/12/16

Texas.  Undated Texas Dollar with Star and Flags obverse, State Bird and State Flower on Texas map reverse, struck in Oxidized Bronze.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $3.00.   Start was a very reasonable $1.00, but the postage made up for that - $6.89!  No bids.  Not relisted. 

 

 

1/13/16

New York, Buffalo.  1901 (1899) Pan American Exposition Private Issue 25¢ discount on Purchase from H. Kleinhans & Co.  Aluminum, unofficially holed, and with abundant aluminum pest both sides - otherwise Extremely Fine.  Unknown mintage.  Not previously cataloged.Start was 99¢ plus $2.50 shipping.  After 7 bids by 4 bidders it sold for $12.74. 

 

 

1/14/16

Colorado, Fort Morgan.  1959 Rush To The Rockies Half Dollar.  Mintage 5,000.  Catalog value $5.00.  This specimen encapsulated and graded MS-60 by ANACS.  This coin is a great example of what the grading services are up to.  MS-60 means a low grade Uncirculated specimen.  It should have no wear, but could have some bag marks or other problems that occur in the minting process, or even during shipment to the organization that purchased them.  Well, the coin definitely shows wear, it has dark toning spots, an edge nick or two, scuff marks all over the fields as well as a coating of a hazy substance over both obverse and reverse.  Still it is regarded by ANACS as a Mint State example!  Everyone knows by now that you should look at the coin, not just the grade on the slab, but still it makes a difference to uninformed buyers.  Started at 99¢ with FREE shipping.  There were 8 bids by 6 bidders and it sold for $21.59.

 

 

1/15/16

California, Willits.  1976 Frontier Days Rodeo 50th Anniversary Dollar in Silver.  In the last edition of my catalog, the mintage was reported as 100 pieces.  Catalog value $27.50.  This one, still on its original descriptive card, was offered for $25.00 plus $1.95 shipping.  There were 3 bids by 2 bidders and I won it for $43.59.  When it arrived I noted that it was numbered 288 on the edge, which seems to challenge the mintage figure I reported - which I got directly from the designer of the coin.  Then I checked the number on the edge of the specimen I already had and it was 254!  Careless - I should have caught that earlier!  I will change the mintage to Unknown, but probably keep the price the same, as all the silver MTS will be moving up in price in the next edition because silver is worth double what it was back then.  A week and a half later the same seller offered another one, also still on the card, at a starting price of $29.95 plus $1.95.  This time, considering the likely higher mintage figure, I bid only $36.88, and the other guy (with the same feedback as the underbidder on the earlier piece, so no doubt the same person) won it for a dollar more.   

 

 

1/15/16

Ohio, Lorain.  1959 125th Anniversary Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $5.00.  This nearly Uncirculated piece was up for bid starting at $5.85 plus $1.45 shipping.  There were no bids and it was not relisted.

 

 

1/16/16

California, Fort Bragg.  1964 Paul Bunyan Days Dollar.  Mintage 3,000.  Catalog value $4.50.  Second in a 5 year series.  Offered for a starting bid of $25.00 plus $2.45 shipping. There were no bids so it was relisted for a $15.00 start.  Still no bids so it was lowered to $7.50 Buy It now.  Still available two months later.

 

 

1/17/16

Mississippi, Columbus.  1962 Civil War Centennial  Confederate Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $5.00.  This slightly circulated example sold for its starting price of $9.99 plus $3.50 shipping to a lone bidder.

 

 

1/17/16

Nevada, Las Vegas.  “1878” (Copyright 1981) Las Vegas Dollar, dancing girl variety, in Nickel-Silver.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $3.50.  Offered for $49.50 with FREE shipping.  When there were no bids it was made a Buy It Now item at the same price.  After an unsuccessful month of that, the seller ended the listing, unsold. 

 

 

1/18/16

Hawaii, Maui.  1973 Maui Dollar Set of Bronze, Gold Plate, and Silver - all with number on  block (369), low, puffy cloud variety.  Start was 99¢ plus $2.75 shipping.  There were 23 bids by 9 bidders and the lot sold for $46.26. 

 

 

1/18/16

Iowa, Cascade. 1984 Sesquicentennial Souvenir Dollar.  Mintage 1,000.  Catalog value $10.00.  I was the only bidder at the $5.99 with FREE shipping start.

 

 

1/18/16

Michigan, Bay City.  1965 Centennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $3.50.  Offered unsuccessfully for just one week at a $6.99 plus $3.54 starting bid.  

 

 

1/18/16

Ohio, Cuyahoga Falls.  1962 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage, Catalog value $4.00.  Uncirculated, but with a couple nasty spots on the obverse.  The starting bid was $3.00 plus $2.25 shipping.  It sold for $5.52 after 8 bids by just 2 bidders,  Three days later another seller offered a choice Uncirculated specimen for bid starting at $8.75 plus $2.50 shipping.  But there were no bids and it was not relisted. 

 

 

1/18/16

Pennsylvania, Mountville.  1964 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $6.00.  Sealed in a ANACS holder and certified as a MS-64 specimen.  After a $9.99 plus $2.85 start and three bids by two bidders, this piece sold for $13.25.

 

 

1/19/16

Hawaii.  ALOHA MONEY /   ROYAL HAWAIIAN MINT DOLLAR Counterstamp on a 1993 Silver Eagle Dollar.  Only 20 pieces struck in this combination.  Not previously listed.  Offered for a Bid of $300.00 (Or Best Offer) with FREE shipping, then $275.00 Buy It Now.  With no results, the item was then ended by the seller “because there was an error in the listing”.  The same specimen reappeared for an additional week - see the listing for March 6.

 

 

1/20/16

Michigan, Mount Morris.  1967 Centennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog Value $3.50.  Available as a Buy It Now item for $20.00 with FREE shipping.  No bids, and still available at the same price as of March 21.

 

 

1/22/16

Kansas.  1961 Official Centennial Coin for Abilene.  One of the scarce city issues - most of these “Official Coins” are for counties.  Actually one of the easier city issues to find, but still quite scarce.  This has been available as a Buy It Now item for some time now.  The cost is $24.99 with free shipping.  The current listing ends on March 24, and it has 5 people watching it.  I guess it is priced a little too high, or someone would have purchased it by now - I don’t think they would be able to find another one very soon.  I think it is priced about right, as I’d pay $15.00 for it as a duplicate.

 

 

 

1/23/16

Iowa, Pella.  1973 Dutch Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $6.00.  This was a choice uncirculated example available at a starting bid of $4.99 plus $2.60 shipping. No bids, this week or the following.  After that it was made a Buy It Now item at the same price until that ending listed, unsold, on March 5.

 

 

1/23/16

Michigan, Lansing.  1959 Centennial Half Dollar.  Variety wit the P of Proud directly above the A of Lansing, which is the scarcer of the two varieties I am aware of.  Total mintage was 80,000.  Catalog value for this variety, $3.50.  The start was a too-high $9.00 plus $2.00.  No bids this week, or during either of the two additional weeks it was offered for the same start.  Sale ended by the seller on February 5.

 

 

1/23/16

Oregon, Klamath Falls.  1967 Klamath Falls One Buck in Sterling Silver.  Mintage 200.  Catalog value $20.00.  Started at $10.00 plus $3.00 shipping, this piece attracted 5 bids by 5 bidders and sold for $24.02.

 

 

1/24/16

Hawaii, Maui.  1992 Maui Trade Dollar Set (Nickel Silver, Gold Plate, and Silver) in case of issue.  Mintage reportedly 100,000, 10,000, and 2,500 - but those figures are incorrect.  The NS piece had the date on obverse and reverse, the other two had only the obverse date.  My old catalog value was $30.00 for the three pieces.  Start was 99¢ plus $3.95, but it sold for $72.77 after 20 bids by 11 bidders. 

 

 

1/24/16

Hawaii, Maui.  1994 Maui Dollar in the Nickel-Silver circulation strike, with Certificate of Authenticity.  Mintage authorized up to 135,000 pieces.  Catalog value $2.50.  Offered for $3.00 plus $2.00 shipping, but there were no bids and it was not relisted.

 

 

1/24/16

New York, New York.  1909 Hudson Fulton Exposition Obverse die of the tiny gold dollar size Henry Hudson Dadler counterstamped on a copper Dutch Duit of 1744.  The original die had cracked after being used to strike silver and gold coins, and a new one was prepared to strike the aluminum issues, but this example shows the extensive cracking of the broken first die.  DeLorey, in his listing of Thomas Elder Exonumia, states that this broken die was stamped on a number of American and foreign coins after it was no longer suitable for use due to the cracking.  A neat item, previously uncataloged as a MTC.  Started at $1.99 plus $2.95 shipping, there were 12 bids by 8 bidders and it sold for $213.69.  The bids were interesting - the first 9 bids topped out at $26.00 then there were 3 much higher bids, $180.00, $211.19, and one higher than that that registered for the next increment $213.69.  My bid of just under $100.00 was not even counted in the flurry of last-minute bidding by collectors of So-Called Dollars and Thomas Elder issues!

 

 

1/24/16

Ohio, Ashtabula.  1953 SesquiCentennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $6.50, which now appears to be a little too high.  This auction was for a very slightly circulated specimen that started off at $1.95 plus $2.00 shipping, and sold for $2.51 after 2 bids.

 

 

 

1/24/16

Ohio, Coshocton.  1961 SesquiCentennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $3.50.  Start for this lot - which included a wooden nickel from the same celebration -  was $4.99 plus $3.99 shipping.  No bids. It was then relisted as a Buy It Now item at the same price for the next month.  With no action by February 23, the seller ended the listing unsold. 

 

 

1/25/16

Arizona, Tombstone.  1929 50th Anniversary Dollar.  Variety with “L” counterstamp on both sides.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $15.00.  This one in Extremely Fine  condition sold for $16.51 plus $3.50 shipping after 3 bids.  Too cheap! 

 

 

1/26/16

Colorado, Fairplay.  1959 State Centennial Half Dollar. Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $5.00.  Encapsulated by ANACS and graded MS-65.  Start was $6.99 and postage $2.85.  Selling price:  $10.78 after 2 bids.

 

 

1/26/16

New York, Springville.  1984 SesquiCentennial Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $15.00.  MTC collectors first became aware of this issue about 15 years ago when one of us was offered three of them by someone connected to the issue who noted that only these 3 specimens were struck and presented to the Sesquicentennial Committee for approval - but the design was rejected.  Since that time more have appeared, but they remain quite scarce.  No longer a $15.00 catalog item.  I won this one for the opening bid of $6.95 plus $2.69 shipping with no competition. 

 

 

 

1/26/16

North Carolina, Kinston.  1964 Confederate Ram Neuse Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $8.50.  I was pleasantly surprised to be the only bidder at the $3.99 plus $1.10 start!  

 

 

1/26/16

Pennsylvania, Marysville.  1966 Centennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $6.00.  Encapsulated by ANACS and graded MS-64.  Start was $6.99 and postage $2.85.  Selling price:  $9.38 after 2 bids.

 

 

1/26/16

West Virginia, Summers County (Hinton).  1963 State Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 15,000.  Catalog value $7.50.  Encapsulated by ANACS and graded MS-64.  Start was $6.99 and postage $2.85.  Selling price:  $7.88 after 2 bids.

 

 

1/27/16

Kansas, Dickinson County.  Official Centennial Coin.  Unknown mintage, but an easily found county.  Catalog value $2.50 for a generic piece without a county indicated - and this one worth about the same.  It sold for $4.99 plus $2.50 shipping, the opening price, to a single bidder.

 

 

1/27/16

Arizona, Lake Havasu City.  1972 London Bridge Dollar.  Mintage 25,000.  Catalog value $4.00.  Start was 99¢ plus $2.75 shipping.  It sold for $1.50 after 3 bids

 

 

1/27/16

Montana.  1964 Statehood Diamond Jubilee, Territorial Centennial Dollar offered as Sterling Silver.  Mintage 1,000.  Catalog value $15 in either of the two edge varieties.  Offered Buy It Now with FREE shipping for $16.00, but there were no bids.  This piece is not at all hard to find in silver, but something about the image made me think it was the nickel-silver version, which is much more common, and catalogs for only $2.50.  The seller did not describe the edge or give the weight, which would have been useful.  The same example re-appeared at the same BIN price, but it is currently on sale for 11% off ($14.24) until March 12.  The same seller is also currently offering another specimen, which he does not say is Sterling Silver, for $17.80 BIN.  Interestingly, you can be pretty sure this last specimen is not silver because there are some copper spots showing through on both sides.

 

 

1/27/16

New York, Canastota.  1960 SesquiCentennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 2,500.  Catalog value $6.00.  This was a nice Uncirculated piece that started off at $6.95 plus $2.59 postage.  It sold for $7.45 after just 2 bids. 

 

 

1/27/16

Ohio, Alliance.  1950 Centennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $6.00.  This was for a lot of 6 pieces, but only one was pictured, and that one in Uncirculated condition.  The start was just $3.95 for the lot, but the postage was $11.51!  Sold to a single bidder for the opening price.

 

 

1/27/16

Oregon, Grants Pass.  1959 Oregon Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 20,000.  Catalog value $3.00.  This attractive uncirculated example started at 99¢ plus $2.75 shipping, and sold for $2.20 after 2 bids.

 

 

1/28/16

North Dakota, Bismarck.  1961 Dakota Territory Centennial/Trail West Drama Half Dollar.  Initial mintage was 65,000, with more probably being produced later.  Catalog value $2.00.  This offering was for a group of 100 of these pieces, all Uncirculated, but some with spotting or oxidation.  There were four lots of 100 pieces available for a Buy It Now price of $495.00 plus $8.00 shipping each.  I thought this was too high, but in the months this has been offered, one lot has sold!  Also there 4 watchers for the remaining three lots.  The current listing ends on April 2.

 

 

1/29/16

Louisiana, Tangipahoa Parish.  1969 Centennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Formerly a very rare token with a catalog value $17.50, but with a number of new pieces appearing, definitely going down in the next edition.  This sale was for a lot of 3 uncirculated pieces which started - and sold - at the $5.00 plus $3.00 opening bid.

 

 

1/29/16

Montana, Fort Benton.  1971 (1972) 125th Anniversary Dollar.  Mintage 14,000.  Catalog value $4.00.  The regular issue, nickel-silver, un-numbered version.  Start was $4.99 plus $2.60 shipping.  After a mini bidding war of 7 bids between just 2 bidders, this piece sold for $9.50.

 

 

1/29/16

New York, New York City.  1964 World’s Fair  John and Jacqueline Kennedy Half Dollar from the Louisiana Pavilion.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $12.50.  This nearly uncirculated one was offered for a starting bid of $50.00 plus an additional $2.10 for shipping.  No bids, not relisted.

 

 

1/29/16

Texas, Wilson County.  1960 Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 3,500.  Catalog value $6.50.  This auction was for a nice About Uncirculated eample, plus an old brass token the seller said was from Hondo Texas that said MEDINA LODGE / 2881 / KNIGHTS OF HONOR // GOOD FOR / 12 1/2¢ / IN / MONTHLY DUES.  Start was 49¢ plus $2.54 shipping.  There were 4 bids by 2 bidders - one guy bid $6.23 and then another bidder placed 3 bids, but only his first bid counted because the initial 50¢ increment over the first bid was sufficient to win the lot.  Sale price $6.73.

 

 

1/30/16

Hawaii, Kona Coast.  1984 Kona Dollar struck in Antiqued Bronze.  Mintage reportedly 250.  Catalog value $10.00.  This one, which looked very slightly circulated, started at $3.99 plus $2.99 shipping, and sold for $8.05 after 4 bids - all but one of them by the same bidder. 

 

 

1/31/16

Arizona, Lake Havasu City.  1976 London Bridge Dollar struck in Silver.  Mintage 1,000.  Catalog value $40.00.  The seller did not note that the coin was one of the Silver specimens, but it certainly appeared to be in the photos.  Titled 1971 LONDON BRIDGE HAVASU DOLLAR - LAKE HAVASU CITY ARIZONA  and described simply as “Trade Coin for London Bridge in AZ  Looks in very good condition Some sort of commemorative coin”.  The coin was still in its original proof-like condition in the plastic case of issue.  Start was $4.00 and shipping $4.34 more.  There were just 2 bids.  Selling price?   $4.36!   

 

 

1/31/16

Michigan, Calhoun County.  1948 Centennial/County Fair Quarter.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $6.50.  After a $2.00 with FREE shipping start, this example in the typical XF/AU condition sold for $5.10.   

 

 

1/31/16

Nebraska, Alliance.  1963 Diamond Jubilee Half Dollar in Oxidized Silver Plate.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $7.50.  I was the only bidder at the $6.00 with FREE shipping opening bid.

 

 

1/31/16

Nebraska, Crete - Saline County.  1967 State Centennial Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $5.00.  With a $3.00 plus $2.00 shipping start, this piece attracted a single bid and sold for the opening price.

 

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