MTC's on Ebay  July 2013

 

7/1/13

Oregon, Albany. 1959 Oregon Centennial Half Dollar, silver plate. There were 10,000 of these struck in goldene, and an unknown number were unofficially plated by several jewelers and sold at a premium in their stores. Although only a small fraction of the issue was plated this way, I do not believe they should be worth significantly more than the regular version - simply because they can be easily plated today to produce the "rare" variety. I catalog the goldene ones at $3.50. This one was in an NGC slab and graded MS61. Offered for $9.99 plus $2.86 shipping it attracted two bids and sold for $12.17 plus the postage. Not bad considering that it costs more than that these days just to have a coin slabbed.

 

7/1/13

Iowa, Ogden. 1966 Centennial Half Dollar. Starting bid was $9.99 plus $3.00 shipping. Won by a single bidder for the opening price. Mintage 2,500, catalog value $6.00. This one was properly described, but several times I have seen this offered as being from Ogden, Utah. The state is not noted on the token.

 

7/1/13

Indiana, Cass County. 1983 Ironhorse Festival Dollar in oxidized brass. Mintage 3,750 and catalog value $3.50. Start was $9.99 plus $3.00 shipping. No bids.

 

7/2/13

Alaska, Kodiak. 1964 Alaska Earthquake One Snort token. Copper, numbered. Private Issue from Solly's Office. Catalog $7.50. This one sold to a single bidder for the $5.00 start plus $3.00 shipping.

 

7/2/13

Pennsylvania, Watsontown. 1967 Centennial Half Dollar. Catalog value $4.00. The starting bid was just $2.99 plus $1.65 shipping. There were no bids so the seller relisted it the following week for $1.99. Still no bids, and still being offered at that lowered price as of the date of this writing, August 31.

 

7/2/13

Louisiana, Morgan City. 1960 Centennial Half Dollar. Start $6.00 plus $1.75 shipping. These do not show up very often, but there were no bids. Catalog value $5.00.

 

7/2/13

West Virginia, Lewis County. 1967 Centennial Half Dollar. A scarce issue that I catalog for $6.50. This specimen opened for $6.00 and sold for $16.50 plus $2.00 shipping after two bids.

 

7/2/13

Oregon, Gold Beach. Chamber of Commerce undated One $1.00 Chinook. Rare. This older (perhaps 1930's) piece is one of the scarcest Oregon municipals. I catalog it at $22.50, but that would be a bargain. This well worn piece (very fine or so) started at $3.99 (+ $2.07 shipping), attracted 7 bids, and sold for $47.88.

 

7/3/13

North Dakota, Rugby (Pierce County). 1961 Diamond Jubilee Half Dollar. Offered for $7.99 plus $1.89 postage, it was sold to a single bidder. Catalog Value $4.50.

 

7/4/13

Minnesota, St. Charles. 1960 Golden Jubilee of Winona County Fair Half Dollar. A scarce issue - the first I have seen on Ebay in a couple years. The start was $6.99 plus $2.99 shipping, and there were two bidders. It sold for $8.38.

 

7/5/13

Arizona, Tucson. 1933 Wolfville Western Days Dollar. Red Uncirculated. So-Called Dollar HK-689. This example is well above average condition, mostly red uncirculated. Typically found in XF-AU condition, in which condition it catalogs $6.50. The start price was $9.99 and after 12 bids by 5 bidders it sold for $21.55, plus $2.05 shipping. A bargain price for one this nice.

 

7/5/13

Hawaii. 1996 50th Anniversary of Aloha Festivals Aloha Dala, 32mm. Goldene. Common, catalog value $4.00. Offered for a starting bid of $19.95 plus $3.00 shipping. No bids.

 

7/6/13

Illinois, Shawneetown. 1960 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar. Nice uncirculated condition. A common issue with a mintage of 8,000 and a catalog value of $3.00. It sold to a single bidder for the opening bid of $6.00 with FREE shipping.

 

7/7/13

Washington, Colville. 1976 Souvenir Dollar. Catalog value $5.00. Offered for $4.95 plus $3.00 shipping. No bids. Relisted for three weeks with no response, then the seller reduced his start to 99¢ and still got no bids. The following week a couple bidders spotted it and it sold for $1.88 plus that $3.00 shipping.

 

7/7/13

Pennsylvania, Latrobe. 1954 Centennial Half Dollar. About Uncirculated. Offered for $14.00 plus $3.00 shipping. Catalog value $6.00.  Sorry, no bids.

 

7/8/13

Iowa, Lime Springs. 1968 Centennial Half Dollar, 1968. About Uncirculated. Mintage 1,500 - Catalog value $6.50 in uncirculated condition. This specimen was offered at a start of $13.50 plus $3.50 shipping. No bids, of course. But next year???????

 

7/8/13

West Virginia, Lewis County. 1967 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar. Start price was $6.00 plus $2.00 shipping. Two bidders sent the price soaring all the way up to $6.50 + S & H. The mintage of this scarce-ish issue is unknown, but it catalogs at $7.50.

 

7/8/13

South Dakota. 1972 South Dakota Dollar in copper, about uncirculated. This is the variety produced in error, with the obverse of the North Dakota Dollar (Indian bust) with the regular pheasant reverse of the South Dakota Dollars for this year. Mintage unknown. There are two varieties in this metal, with differing edge inscriptions - I do not know which one this was, but they catalog at either $4.00 or $5.00 depending. The start for this one was 99¢ plus $3.00 shipping and it sold for $4.05 Canadian ($3.84 US) after 6 bids from 5 bidders. About right, I'd say.

 

7/9/13

Kansas, Dodge City. 1972 Centennial Dollar. Probably with a numbered edge as I think all were numbered, but not mentioned by the seller. This one started at just 99¢, drew 5 bids from 2 bidders, and sold for $7.00 plus $2.95 shipping. Catalog value $6.50.

 

7/9/13

Kansas, Florence. 1972 Centennial Dollar in bronze. Two pieces were offered for just 99¢ - unfortunately plus $2.95 shipping. Sold to a single bidder at that price, which isn't bad as they catalog for $5.00 each. The issue price for these "dollars" was $2.00 each.

 

7/9/13

Kansas, Larned. 1972 Centennial Dollar with numbered edge. Starting bid was $14.99 with FREE shipping. There were no bids. I believe the mintage was 1,000 numbered pieces and they catalog for $8.50 - $6.00 with a plain edge. It was relisted the following week at the same price and it sold for the opening bid.

 

7/9/13

Kansas, Wellington. 1971 Centennial Dollar. Catalog value $5.00 with a plain edge, $8.50 with a numbered edge - I can't tell which variety this was, but since the bronze numbered ones were sold only as sets with the numbered silver pieces, these were unlikely to be the numbered variety. This started at only 99¢ plus $3.95 shipping but drew no bids.

 

7/10/13

Montana, Havre. 1962 Pioneer Multitennial Half Dollar, choice uncirculated. Frequently offered on ebay, this 10,000 mintage, $3.50 catalog MTC is thought by many to be a rare issue. This one was noted as RARE in the title and offered for $3.99 plus a disgusting $5.63 "economy shipping" fee. No bids. Offered for the following 3 weeks, still without bids, the seller lowered the price to $1.99 - still with the $5.63 shipping charge. It finally drew a single bid during its second week at that price

 

7/10/13

Montana Havre. 1993 Centennial Dollar. Mintage unknown, but much scarcer than the previous 1962 Havre Half Dollar, offered by a different seller. I catalog this one in oxidized brass at $4.50. This one started at just 99¢ and had a reasonable 92¢ shipping fee. It sold for $1.83 after 3 bids. A great buy.

 

7/10/96

Hawaii, Maui. Maui Dollars 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995 and 1996. Choice Uncirculated. the group started at 99¢ plus a more than reasonable $3.00 shipping fee. There were 12 bids by 6 bidders and it sold for $12.05. None of these are scarce, but this was a nice buy for the winner.

 

7/10/13

Kentucky, Paducah. 1941 Strawberry Festival 5 Cents. Uncirculated, shiny finish. This was put up for auction at $15.00 plus $2.86 shipping. There were two bids and it sold for $18.49. The catalog value for this in extremely fine condition is $7.50. The matte gold finish variety is much scarcer. Good luck finding one of those!

 

7/11/13

Wyoming, Lovell. 1970 Home of the Wild Mustangs Dollar. Issued in spendable varieties in both 1971 and 1972, this year is just slightly the scarcer one. I catalog it for $6.00. This seller offered his almost uncirculated example for an opening bid of $9.95 or a Buy It Now of $12.95 - either one with an additional shipping fee of $1.69. There were no bids. It has been relisted week after week at the same price and is still available as of the date of this writing (Sept. 4) at the original price.

 

7/11/13

Hawaii. 1984 I Visited the Hawaiian Mint Dala, Statue of King Kamehameha, golden brass. These catalog for $3.50 (going up to $5.00 next issue). Offered for $14.00 plus $1.00 shipping, it was won by the lone bidder for that price.

 

7/12/13

Washington, Walla Walla. 1960 Frontier Days Buck. Once very scarce, this issue is now much more readily available. Opening bid was 99¢ and 5 bids sent it up to $4.00 plus $1.50 shipping. Catalog $12.50, current value $5.00.

 

7/12/13

Thirty Five Different Centennial or Other Medals. This seller has been offering his lots of commemoratives - many of which are mtc's - for some time now. I have purchased them a couple times over the last year or two, and both times I felt I got a real bargain. The lot that closed today had the usual 35 pieces, started at $9.95 and sold for $11.11 plus $5.80 shipping. Cheap, cheap cheap! Take a look at this sellers offerings, especially these bulk lots of commemoratives, and you may well end up with a real bargain. The sellers user id is blessingerlic. Do an advanced search by seller, type his user id in the blank, and check out his listings.

 

7/12/13

Washington, Yakima. 1967 25th Anniversary Central Washington Fair Half Dollar. Easily obtainable in uncirculated with a catalog value of $3.00, so it was no surprise when this circulated one received no bids - even with the postage at just 99¢.

 

7/12/13

Illinois, Elmwood Park. 1964 50th Anniversary Trade Dollar. This one catalogs at $4.50, however the $20 plus $2.00 shipping was just too much to ask. No bids.

 

7/13/13

No Location. 49'ers Fake Money $10.00. 29mm, token brass. A new one to me. No Idea where it is from - some Days of '49 celebration somewhere! Anyhow it was offered for $9.99 plus $2.99 shipping. I was the only bidder. Anyone know where this one is from?

 

7/14/13

Alabama, Montgomery. 1961 Civil War Centennial Half Dollar. Another choice uncirculated piece. Starting bid was $9.95 plus $2.07 shipping. It sold to a single bidder.

 

7/14/13

Oregon, Gresham. 1959 State Centennial Half Dollar, choice uncirculated. A large mintage of 15,000 assures a good number for the collector market for a while. The start was $6.50 with FREE shipping, and that is what it sold for to the lone bidder. For those of you who care, it was the No Smoke variety.

 

7/14/13

Oregon, Newport. 1959 State Centennial Half Dollar, choice uncirculated. This issue had a mintage of 5,000 and is usually available. Offered for $6.50 with FREE shipping, three bidders sent its sale price up to an impressive $11.50. Catalog $4.00.

 

7/15/13

Guam.  1974 Agana Dollar, oxidized brass, numbered version. Uncirculated, but with nasty green spots. The start was $5.50 plus $2.50 shipping. There were three bids and it sold for $16.88. Catalog $8.50

 

7/15/13

Pennsylvania, Exeter Township (Reading). 1967 235th Anniversary Half Dollar. Start price was $1.99 plus another $1.95 shipping. No bids on this token that catalogs for $4.00. Offered two more times in the following weeks - still with no luck, but the third time must be the charm because two bidders spotted it the following week and it sold for $2.24.

 

7/15/13

Oregon, Klamath Falls (Linkville). 1967 Centennial Buck. This one catalogs $4.50 in the most common finish/metal, goldene. A choice uncirculated specimen, this example was offered by the seller for $1.99 plus $1.95 shipping. No bids this week. It was offered for three more weeks before a collector finally bid on it and won it at the opening bid.

 

7/15/13

Rhode Island, Providence. 1961 325th Anniversary Half Dollar. One of just two MTC issues from the state, and this is the easier to find of the two. Catalog Value $3.50. The seller offered his almost uncirculated specimen for $10.00 plus $2.07 shipping, but couldn't find a bidder. Offered again and again for the next 6 weeks, still with no bids, until the seller gave up and ended his listing at the end of August.

 

7/16/13

Kansas, McPherson. 1970 Centennial Dollar in antique bronze. Set of two in original heavy plastic holder. These come in three edge varieties: Plain edge, BRONZE on edge, and BRONZE, numbered. The plain edge is the most abundant and catalogs at $3.50, the unnumbered "bronze" at $6.00, and the numbered "bronze" at $10.00. No way to tell which variety these were. Offered for an opening bid of $12.00 or a Buy It Now of $22.00 either option with an additional $2.85 shipping. It did not sell.

 

7/16/13

Kansas, Larned. 1972 Centennial Dollar, antique bronze, numbered edge variety. I do not have confirmation, but I believe there were 1,000 numbered bronze coins produced. This one was number 0668. Offered, and won at its opening price of $14.99 with FREE postage. I list these at $8.50, the plain edge version at $6.00

 

7/17/13

Kansas, Wellington. 1971 Centennial Dollar. I assume this was the plain edge version, not the numbered edge, but it could not be determined from the illustration. I catalog the regular one at $5.00 and the numbered one at $8.50. Offered for 99¢, plus $2.95 shipping, it sold for $7.60 after four bids.

 

7/17/13

California, Universal City. "1878" Universal Studios Dollar in oxidized nickel-silver in circulated condition. Offered for, and sold at the $6.99 plus $2.25 shipping opening price. Catalog $5.00 in uncirculated. 7/17/13 New York, Hamburg. 1962 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar. Start was just 99¢ with a $1.50 shipping fee. It sold for $2.50 after three bids. Mintage 10,000 - catalog value $4.00.

 

7/18/13

Pennsylvania, Lower Paxton Township. 1967 Bicentennial Half Dollar. This token has a mintage of 5,000 pieces and a catalog value of $3.50. This was a nice uncirculated example with a starting bid of $12.00 with FREE shipping. No bids. After three more weeks the seller raised the price to $16.00, then put it in his store for that same price, but noting that he would accept offers. It is still there on September 15th.

 

7/21/13

Alaska. 1962 Alaska Boosters Land of the Midnight Sun Dollar. The only information I have on these is that there were to be at least 3,500 minted. Certainly there were many times that number produced, as this is one of the most frequently encountered MTCs. Catalog value $2.50. Actually not quite an Alaska issue...It was given away at the 1962 World's Fair in Seattle, Washington as well as at other locations in the Northwest, to encourage tourists to come to Alaska to spend the coins. Offered for $12.00 plus $2.75 shipping, it received no bids. It was offered again the following week for the same price, and this time someone bid! The seller got a great price for his token.

 

7/21/13

Pennsylvania, Lehighton. 1966 Centennial Half Dollar in nickel-silver, the regular issue. Fairly scarce issue with a catalog value of $6.50. This copy brought the opening bid of $7.00 plus $1.65 shipping. A good value for the buyer - these don't show up everyday. But keep your eye out for the oxidized brass token for this celebration - it is MANY times rarer.

 

7/21/13

Arizona, Lake Havasu City. 1972 London Bridge Dollar, the first year in one of the the longest running series of MTCs. They like to claim that they are THE longest running series of Trade Dollars, but Iowa towns Emmetsburg and Pella have been going longer - Pella since 1971, and the MTC champion, Emmetsburg, since 1966. This piece started at $3.00 plus $1.50 shipping and gained 7 bids which advanced the selling price to $10.50, plus the shipping charge. Mintage was 25,000 and catalog value $4.00. Currently being sold on the Lake Havasu City Rotary Clubs (the issuer) website for $126.00. Remember that if you buy yours from them, the profit goes to a very worthy charitable cause. If you buy one on Ebay, the profit mostly goes to Ebay.

 

7/21/13

Ohio, Elyria. 1958 125th Anniversary Half Dollar, uncirculated, but with a couple nasty spots. Mintage 5,000 and with a catalog value of $5.00, this one was offered for $3.00 plus $1.50 shipping... but no one bid.

 

7/21/13

Arizona, Lake Havasu City. 1995-1996 London Bridge Dollar, Iwo Jima Flag Raising 50th Anniversary. Sold out on the LHC website, this issue with a mintage of 10,000 pieces lists for just $3.00, which is now too low, in the standard oxidized nickel-silver finish. This will be valued at between $5.00 and $6.00 in the next edition of the catalog. The seller must have know that this issue was sold out, because he was asking a very steep opening bid of $27.58 or a Buy It Now price of $54.39, either option plus $2.09 shipping. Not surprisingly, there were no bids.

 

7/21/13

Montana, Richey. 1966 50th Anniversary Dollar, apparently slightly circulated. I list this issue for $5.00. Offered for either a $6.00 opening bid or $8.50 BIN, either option plus a reasonable $1.00 shipping, but there were no takers. It is still available (as of September 21) at those same price levels.

 

7/21/13

Alaska, Kodiak. 1966 2 1/2 Rubles Commemorating the First Year of the Cry of the Wild Ram private issue for Solly's Office. Catalog value $6.50, but offered for $15.00 plus $2.00 shipping. No bids. Relisted for two months now, it still is available.

 

7/22/13

Florida, Fort Pierce. 1963 125th Anniversary Half Dollar. The opening was $2.99 plus $1.25 shipping, but it did not sell. The seller tried again the following week at the same price, but was unable to generate any interest in the token, which I catalog at $4.50.

 

7/23/13

Hawaii. 1976 Aloha Dollar oxidized brass, Revolutionary War Musicians on reverse. Regular 38mm size. Start was $2.95 plus $1.25 shipping. After 3 bids it sold for $5.65 plus the shipping fee. Catalog value $5.00.

 

7/23/13

Maine, Old Town. 1965 125th Anniversary Commemorative Half Dollar. A nice one put up in a NGC slab, graded MS 64. Offered for $19.00 plus $2.85 shipping, or for $29.00 Buy It Now. This item, which I catalog for $5.00, attracted no bids.

 

7/23/13

(Maryland) Wicomico County. 1967 Official Coin. These are $12.50 in the most recent edition of the catalog, but are going to drop to around $7.50 in the next, as many new copies have appeared. The start for this one was $2.99 plus $2.86 shipping, but there were two bidders and it went up to a selling price of $3.26.

 

7/23/13

Minnesota, Virginia. 1958 Iron Nickel. I have commented on this many times before. This one was in especially choice, brilliant uncirculated condition with no noticeable marks at all. Certainly at least a MS 67 if graded by one of the grading services. Start was $5.99 and three bids resulted in a sale price of $8.03 plus the $1.95 shipping. A good value in this outstanding state of preservation!

 

7/23/13

Nebraska, Chadron. 1960 Diamond Jubilee Half Dollar. In hard plastic NCG "Slab" graded MS 66. Mintage 6,000. Catalog value $3.00. This one started off at $9.95 plus $2.85 shipping. Three bids drove the sell price up to $14.65. Not a bad price at all - it costs more than that just to have a token encapsulated by NGC these days!

 

7/23/13

Pennsylvania, Cambria County. 1954 Sesquicentennial 50¢. Graded MS 61 and encapsulated by NGC. Catalog value $7.50. Offered for a $19.00 bid or a $29.00 Buy It Now. There were no bids.

 

7/23/13

South Carolina, Greenville. 1940 National Cotton Festival Cotton Nickel. Printed on a canvas-like cloth, 44mm, round. Offered for an opening bid of $9.00 with FREE shipping - there were no takers. Catalog value $7.50.

 

7/24/13

Arizona, Lake Havasu City. 1973 Rotary Club Dollar. This is the most difficult of the early years to find. Mintage 25,000 and my catalog value $10.00. Price on the London Bridge Rotary Club website is now up to $156.00 - but it is no longer available from them. This one on ebay opened at $4.99 plus $2.50 shipping, attracted 6 bids, and sold for $12.05.

 

7/24/13

California, Los Angeles. 1981 Bicentennial Trade Dollar in oxidized nickel silver. Year-Round Sports Paradise variety. A very common issue in the usual bright nickel silver, and scarce in the pure silver version - but I had never heard of any of these in this finish before. Offered for 99¢ + $3.00 shipping to the U.S. (from Canada). There were two bids and I won it for just $1.77! Further listings by the same seller over the next 6 weeks provided me with 5 of the six designs, plus some duplicates, and they cost me between 96¢ and $3.15 each, exclusive of the shipping. In most cases I was the only bidder, but in some instances there were as many as 4 bidders. I have no idea if these are official issues or not - or maybe they are some sort of trial pieces or patterns. They are certainly more attractive than the usual nickel silver issues, but I have a feeling that they may be something produced in someone's garage. More research is necessary to determine if they should be listed.

 

7/24/13

Michigan, Antrim County. 1950 Chain 'O Lakes Quarter, uncirculated - or nearly so. The seller offered this coin for an opening bid of $15.00 plus $2.24 shipping, but no one bid. It seems that a nice old token like this should be worth $15.00, but they generally sell for about half that amount. Catalog value $6.50.

 

7/24/13

North Dakota. 1981 Souvenir Dollar, gold plated version, nasty corrosion spots (which is typical for this poorly plated issue). Offered for $39.95 plus $2.99 shipping. There were no bids, so the seller placed it in his store and priced it for sale at $75.00, with an option to make an offer. This sounds like an awfully high price, but it actually is quite rare in this finish. According to the issuer, there were only four gold plated coins made this year. If anyone wants it, maybe you ought to go for it. You will not easily find another - especially since I have sets #1 and #2 of the 1971 Dollars...so there are only two others out there! Be careful though that it is not a privately plated one - The edge should read THE METAL ARTS CO BR plus a number of 4 or below. Don't worry about someone gold plating a bronze one though, because there were only 4 of that variety struck as well. The common version was struck in nickel silver and does not have the metal composition on the edge. If you want it, you might consider contacting me about my extra one. I won't sell, but you'll find me very easy to trade with if you have any MTCs I need in my collection!

 

7/24/13

South Dakota. 1981 nickel silver Souvenir Dollar, first type with very small bust of Governor and Capitol building. Mintage unknown, but scarcer than the large bust variety - of which there were 800 pieces made. Offered for $39.95 plus $2.99 shipping. Again there were no bids, so the seller placed it in his store and priced it for sale at $75.00, with an option to make an offer. Not as viable a deal as the gold plated North Dakota Dollar above, as it catalogs for just $7.50. The more common large bust and building type comes in a couple edge varieties, listing for $5.00 and $6.50.

 

7/25/13

California, Palm Springs. 1976 Palm Springs Dollar in antique silver plate. Scarce, and cataloged for $7.50. The start was $9.99 with FREE shipping. No bids, so the seller put it in his store for $15.99. It is still there, but now (six weeks later) it is on sale for 35% off ($10.39) and with a Make Offer option. I'm going to offer $7.50 right now and see if that works - I'll come back to this post to tell you the the seller's response. TWO DAYS LATER...The seller accepted my offer. Sometimes it pays to ask!

 

7/25/13

Washington, Goldendale. 1972 Centennial Dollar, about uncirculated. This is a somewhat hard-to-find issue, but they are out there if you look. I catalog them for $6.50, but that would be for a nice uncirculated specimen. This one was offered for $8.99 plus $1.95 shipping. No sale, and it was offered again the following week at the same price...and with the same result.

 

7/26/13

Montana, Havre. 1963 Pioneer Multitennial Half Dollar. Very choice cameo uncirculated. Starting price was a very reasonable $1.99, but for some reason the postage was $5.63. No bids this week, but it did sell to a single bidder the following week. Catalog value $3.50, mintage 10,000.

 

7/27/13

Arizona, Lake Havasu City. 1987-1988 London Bridge Dollar. Opening bid $4.99 plus $2.99 shipping - or a BIN of $9.99. Available for $17.00 on the LHC Rotary Club website. Mintage 15,000 and catalog value $3.00. No bids.

 

7/27/13

Arizona, Tucson. 1933 Wolfville Western Days Dollar. Of interest to so-called dollar collectors as well as to MTC collectors. This was an attractively toned specimen graded MS 63 by NGC. It started at $9.99 and went up to $46.00 after just four bids. Postage was $5.00. I catalog this one for $6.50 in its usual condition - About Uncirculated.

 

7/27/13

Kentucky, Covington. 1965 150th Anniversary Half Dollar. Described as about uncirculated, but the photo made it look like a choice gem uncirculated piece. It sold to a single bidder for the $5.99 start plus $3.00 shipping. Catalog $5.00.

 

7/28/13

Michigan, Lake Linden/Schoolcraft Township. 1966 Centennial Half Dollar. Mintage just 1,500, but fairly easy to find. Catalog $4.00. This token was offered for $5.00 plus $2.00 Shipping. No bids.

 

7/28/13

New York. 1960 Canistota Sesquicentennial Half Dollar. Opening bid was $6.50 with FREE shipping, a single bidder won this for the opening bid. Mintage 2,500, catalog value $6.00.

 

7/28/13

New York, Groton. 1960 Centennial Half Dollar. Mintage was 2,500 and catalog value $4.00 (going up to $5.00 in the next edition). Won by the single bidder at its $6.50 opening bid which included FREE shipping.

 

7/28/13

Oregon, Joseph. 1959 State Centennial Half Dollar. Mintage 5,000 and catalog value of $3.50. This started off at $6.00 with FREE shipping, and sold for $14.00 after just 3 bids. Better get your "common" issues soon - I'm afraid they will all be selling at this level before long!

 

7/28/13

Oregon, Lebanon. 1959 Oregon Centennial Half Dollar. Offered for 99¢ plus $2.25 shipping this specimen sold to the second bidder for $1.04. With the postage fee, just about right - it catalogs for $3.50. Mintage 8,500.

 

7/28/13

West Virginia. West Virginia Centennial Dollar in gilt brass, ugly extremely fine. Unlike the yellow plastic West Virginia Centennial Dollar, the metal versions are quite scarce. This is the most common version and it has a reported mintage of 250 pieces. Offered for a $7.99 opening bid with FREE shipping, the single bidder got an ugly coin, but a nice bargain. Catalog value $15.00

 

7/29/13

Alabama, Montgomery. 1961 Civil War Centennial Half Dollar. Offered at an opening price of $19.99 plus $2.57 shipping, it was sold to a single bidder at that amount. Another example of a really high price for this common issue. Mintage 30,000 and catalog value $2.50.

 

7/29/13

Hawaii. 1883-1983 King Kalakaua Centennial Dala struck in golden bronze. Much, much, much scarcer than the silver version of this issue. Catalog value $17.50. This was offered for $19.00 with FREE shipping, and it sold to a lone but very wise bidder.

 

7/29/13

Indiana, Millwood - Sheridan. 1960 Centennial Half Dollar. Mintage just 1,000 and with a catalog value of $10.00. These were successfully marketed through the numismatic publications, and therefore well distributed throughout the collector base, and there are a fair number of this low mintage issue still available today. This offering was for two uncirculated specimens for just $5.00 plus $2.41 shipping. A lone bidder won this bargain.

 

7/29/13

Kansas, Hays. 1967 Centennial Dollar in silverclad, still in the original Franklin Mint holder. Offered for $20.00 plus $1.88 shipping, but it didn't attract a single bid. Mintage 610. Catalog $12.50.

 

7/29/13

Nevada, Las Vegas. "1878" Las Vegas Dollar in nickel-silver with the Showgirl reverse, probably the most common type of these "1878" Las Vegas issues. The opening bid was $19.99 Canadian ($19.37 US) plus $2.00 shipping. Pretty steep, but it sold to a single bidder. I catalog this one at $3.50.

 

7/30/13

Alaska, Kodiak. 1965 Plywood Palace Days, One Snort. Set of aluminum, brass and copper. Catalog $6.50 each. Two of these were used, but one was uncirculated. Offered for $12.00 plus $3.00 shipping. No bids. In addition the seller offered a single uncirculated brass piece for $5.00 plus $3.00 shipping. Neither of the lots sold.

 

7/30/13

California, Yucca Valley. 1977-78 Trade Dollar. A scarce-ish issue cataloging $5.00. I'm sure this one would have sold if it had been in uncirculated condition, but it showed a significant amount of wear. Offered for an opening bid of $2.99 plus $1.95 shipping, or $3.99 for a Buy It Now. Just too worn for a modern issue.

 

7/30/13

Hawaii Honolulu. 1992 Royal Hawaiian Mint Honolulu Dollar in silver. The bids were to start at $58.00 (plus $2.00 shipping), but they didn't. Just too much for a common issue. I'd say it is worth about $10 over the value of its ounce of silver.

 

7/30/13

Nevada, Las Vegas. "1878" Las Vegas Dollar in nickel-silver with the Showgirl reverse, probably the most common type of these "1878" Las Vegas issues. Exactly the same issue, and in similar condition to the one that sold yesterday for $19.99 plus $2.00 shipping. This one was offered for $1.99 plus $1.75 shipping, and it went unsold. Go figure! Catalog value $3.50.

 

7/30/13

Pennsylvania, Forest Hills. 1969 Golden Jubilee Half Dollar. Offered for an start of $4.00 with FREE shipping, it attracted 2 bids and sold for $4.25. This is another low mintage issue that went directly into the hands of collectors, so it is easily available today. Mintage 1,000 and catalog value of $4.00.

 

7/30/13

West Virginia, Kanawha County. 1963 State Centennial Half Dollar. This one is a little hard to find and I catalog it for $6.50. Offered for an opening bid of $4.00 with FREE shipping, it drew the attention of two bidders and sold for $6.38 - Just right!

 

7/31/13

Alabama, Montgomery. 1961 Civil War Centennial Half Dollar. Two days ago one of these in the same condition sold for $19.99 plus $2.57 shipping, but this one with a start price of $3.00 plus $2.50 shipping did not attract even a single bid. So, what is it worth - $20 or less than $3? My catalog value of $2.50 tells you exactly what I think. You go and pay whatever you want, but you won't find this issue hard to locate.

 

7/31/13

Illinois, Normal. 1965 Centennial Dollar. Scarce, with a mintage of just 1,000 pieces, but no one went for it even at its $2.00 plus $2.07 shipping starting bid. Catalog value $6.00.

 

7/31/13

Michigan, Wayland. 1968 Centennial Half Dollar. Start was $4.00 plus $2.00 shipping fee. No bids. Catalog value $4.00.

 

7/31/13

Ohio, Bellbrook. 1966 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar. Catalog value $5.00. This example started at 99¢ and after 5 bids sold to a lucky bidder (me) for $2.26.

 

7/31/13

Pennsylvania, Hummelstown. 1962 Bicentennial Half Dollar. Although being offered for an opening bid of 99¢ and a very reasonable 95¢ for postage, this choice uncirculated piece did not draw a single bid. It is pretty common, I do not know the mintage, but I list it for only $2.50, so you can expect to find these pretty easily.

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