MTCs on Ebay June 2017

 

 

6/1/17

California, Modesto.  1976 U. S. Bicentennial 1 Drink Token, private issue for Glo Worm Bar.  Mintage 1,500.  Catalog value $5.00 in the draft for the new edition - unlisted last time.  Extremely Fine condition.  Offered for $11.00 with FREE shipping.  There were no bids, so the seller relisted it at $11.95 Buy It Now, still with the FREE shipping.  Still available 8 weeks later, with the current listing ending on July 28.

 

 

6/2/17

Indiana, Jasper.  1966 Centennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $3.50.  This one was set with a start of $5.95 plus $2.65 more for shipping.  There were no bids, so it was quickly made a Buy It Now item at the same amount, and it lives on in that form in the Seller’s Store two months later, at the end of July.  

 

 

6/2/17

Maine, Ellsworth.  1963 Bicentennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.50.  This one was offered for a start of $4.99 plus $2.99 shipping.  There were no bids as an auction item so the next week it was made a BIN item at the same price.  That didn’t work either, so the seller ended his offering after a total of 2 weeks.

 

 

6/2/17

Minnesota, Chisholm.  1958 Minnesota Statehood Half Dollar.   Mintage 5,000.  Catalog value $6.50.  Sold to a single bidder at the $9.99 plus $2.80 start.  It was in choice About Uncirculated condition. The seller’s caption for the lot was “SCD HK-517 Obverse Minnesota Statehood 1958 Chisholm MN Half Century 50¢”, hoping - I suppose - to catch the eye of So Called Dollar collectors.  In his text he noted that this was one of many non-HK uses of the Centennial Emblem die. 

 

 

6/2/17

Oregon, Baker.  1974 Centennial Dollar in Oxidized Brass finish.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $6.50.  It has been offered at exactly that price, plus $2.65 shipping , first as an auction item, and later as a BIN item ever since.  Still available on July 27.  **** Just ran across this one again on December 22, 2017.  It is still available, and still being offered at the exact same price.

 

 

6/3/17

Colorado, Aspen.  1980 Centennial Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $5.00. Despite being offered for just 99¢ plus a reasonable $1.75 for shipping, this item did not receive a bid.  It was relisted as a Buy It Now item for $8.95 plus $1.75 for another 3 weeks before the seller ended the listing “because the item is no longer available”.

 

 

6/3/17

Pennsylvania, Stroudsburg.  1965 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $3.00.  This one was holed at the top, and is much scarcer than the unholed version.  I value them both the same because of the ease of creating new holed ones.  This one had a little spot on the obverse, but otherwise appeared to be Uncirculated.  Start was $5.95 plus $2.65.  There were no bids so it was made a BIN item at the same cost, and is still available today, July 29.

 

 

6/4/17

Alaska, Anchorage.  1967 Alaska Centennial Private issue for Oriental Gardens, Good For One Drink.  Numbered 235.  Variety with ALASKA CENTENNIAL noted on the obverse.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.00.  This AU token was offered for $2.99 plus $3.00.  There were no bids, and it was ended after a single week on Ebay. 

 

 

6/4/17

California, Eastern Sierra (Inyo and Mono Counties).  “1861” Souvenir Coin.  Mintage 16,000.  Catalog value $4.00.  This one was still in its original descriptive folder and mailing envelope - both of which are seldom encountered.  The start was $8.99 with FREE shipping.  There were no bids, so the seller raised his price to $19.00, Buy it Now.  It is still available, and is on sale until July 31 for 10% off - $17.10.

 

 

6/4/17

California, Santa Catalina Island.  1995 Two Trade Dollars.  Mintage 5,000.  Catalog value $3.50.   Sold to a single bidder at the opening bid of $2.99 plus $3.00.

 

 

6/4/17

Illinois, Champaign.  1960 Centennial Half Dollar.  Scarcer circles reverse variety.  Mintage 5,000 total.  Catalog value $10.00.  Offered for $10.00 plus $3.00, this choice uncirculated piece lasted for two weeks before the seller ended his listing unsold.

 

 

 

6/5/17

Hawaii, Honolulu.  1974 Iolani Palace Silver “Money of the Land” Silver Round.  Unknown mintage.  Not previously cataloged.  I had not considered this to be a MTC before, but when this one came up on Ebay I checked my Medcalf - Russell Hawaiian catalog just to check on its rarity, as I couldn't recall the last time I had seen one.  This one ounce silver piece is cataloged as 2M-229 and had a catalog value of $35.00 (1990).  I was intrigued as the authors interpret Kala O Ka Aina, a major part of the Hawaiian legend, as “ Money of the Land”.  That makes it fit - if rather precariously - into the definition of Municipal Trade Coin.  I suppose I’ll list it in the next edition.  It was priced $65.00 plus $7.15 BIN, and I decided to take a chance on it.  If it does not make it into the listing, at least it will be a scarce Hawaiian trader.  Were I to price it for inclusion in the catalog today, it would be valued at $35.00.   

 

 

6/5/17

Iowa, Orange City.  1970 Centennial Half Dollar, First Issue.  Mintage 500.  Catalog value $12.50.  The start was just 99¢ plus $2.99 shipping, and I was the only bidder.  The token, unfortunately, was in a spotty cleaned AU condition.  Still a deal.  

 

 

6/6/17

Idaho, Buhl.  1981 75th Anniversary Half Dollar.  Mintage 5,000.  Catalog value $5.00.  The start was $15.00 plus $2.50, and that was too high to lure any bidders.  The seller gave up after this single week on Ebay.

 

 

6/6/17

Indiana, Logansport.  1976 150th Anniversary of Cass County Dollar struck in golden brass.  Mintage just 400 in this finish.  Catalog value $8.50.  I was the only bidder at the $6.99 plus $2.99 opening bid.

 

 

 

6/6/17

Montana, Libby.  1967 Diamond Jubilee Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $6.50, but going down - probably to $5.00 - because this piece has been offered too many times on Ebay.  I have noted it many times in this list, but this will be the last for a while.  This specimen was priced at a $5.75 start plus $3.25 shipping.  On July 1 the seller lowered the start just 25¢, to $5.50, and that was all it took - it sold to a single bidder.

 

 

6/6/17

Rhode Island, Davisville.  1967 SeaBee 25th Anniversary Theater Admission Token.  Unknown mintage.  Not previously listed.  The sale was for an Uncirculated, but spotted, example.  It sold to a single bidder at the opening bid of 99¢ plus $3.00 shipping. 

 

 

6/7/17

Colorado, Yuma.  1962 75th Anniversary Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  About Uncirulated, but nicer than most.  Catalog value $10.00.  The start was $2.99 plus $3.49, and I was the only one who wanted it. 

 

 

6/7/17

Florida, Palm Beach. 1976 (77) Sand Dollar.  Mintage 10,000.  Catalog value $4.00.  This example started at $4.99 plus $2.50 and ended up at $23.50 after 8 bids by 2 bidders.  The final three bids were not even used but had been placed by the winning bidder to protect his high bid if necessary.

 

 

6/7/17

Kansas.  1961 Official Centennial Coin inscribed Courtland Kansas.  Unknown mintage.  Not previously cataloged individually.  A rare location!  The start was 99¢ plus $2.67, but after 5 bidders had placed 7 bids, it ended up selling for $65.44.

 

 

6/7/17

Virginia, Williamsburg.  2000 Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Founder’s Coin.  Unknown mintage.  Not previously cataloged.  It started at just 99¢ with FREE shipping, and ended up selling for $3.25 after 2 bids.

 

 

6/8/17

Oregon, Baker.  1993 150 Year Anniversary of the Oregon Trail $2.00.  Mintage 9,000 (minimum).  Catalog value $3.50.  Sold to a single bidder at the 99¢ plus $1.00 opening bid.

 

 

6/9/17

Indiana, Fort Wayne.  1976 Bicentennial 20¢.  A private issue of A-Z Coins.  Mintage 1,000.  Not previously cataloged.  This XF/AU piece had a 99¢ + $2.67 start.  There was a single bid and it sold for the opening price.  No doubt this is the same piece offered in April for a slightly higher price.

 

 

6/9/17

Nebraska, Chadron.  1960 Diamond Jubilee Half Dollar struck in “90% Silver”.  The silver specimens of this issue were struck in a quantity of just 25 pieces, and I catalog them for $35.00.  There were also 1,000 (minimum) struck in a silver plated version, which I catalog for $6.00.  For some reason, the silver plated ones are very often offered as being struck in silver.  The real silver ones are lettered STERLING on the edge and weigh more than the standard golden version.  This is the first one I’ve seen described as 90% silver, so I bid and won it for just $4.53 after a $1.99 plus $1.99 start and 7 bids by 4 bidders.  When it arrived it turned out that it did not have the edge lettering, and it weighed the same as a standard coin, which was exactly what I expected.  What I didn’t expect is that it had been heavily polished and had an unnaturally bright finish which I did not detect in the online photos.

 

 

6/9/17

Pennsylvania, Bowmansville.  1970 Sesquicentennial Official Souvenir Coin.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $10.00, but going down.  Offered unsuccessfully for $3.99 plus $1.10.  Still scarce, but not nearly as hard to find as it used to be.  I am sure this one would have sold if it were not for the green corrosion patches on both sides.  Offered for just this single week. 

 

 

6/10/17

Texas. Undated Texas Dollar struck in Aluminum.  Type with state bird and flower.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $2.50. Offered for 99¢ plus $2.67 shipping.  There were no bids during its single week on eBay, and it was not relisted.

 

 

6/11/17

Alaska. “1962” Alaska Boosters $5.00 struck in antique brass, Floatplane version.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.00.  Offered for a start of $12.95 plus $2.67 shipping.  There were no bids, and it was not relisted.

 

 

6/11/17

Alaska. “1962” Alaska Boosters $5.00 struck in antique brass, Dog Sled version.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.00.  Offered for a start of $12.95 plus $2.67 shipping.  There were no bids, and it was not relisted.  Offered by the same seller who offered the Blanket Toss version last month.

 

 

6/11/17

Alaska, Fairbanks.  1959 Alaska Statehood Dollar.  Mintage 200,000 more or less - probably much more.  Catalog value $1.50.  Offered for 99¢ with FREE shipping.  It sold for $2.78 after 4 bids by 2 bidders.  A really common issue issue that usually does not sell well on Ebay at any price - but this one was marketed as a So-Called Dollar, even though it doesn't fit the definition of a SCD, so it sold.  Another example, an especially choice one, ended its week on Ebay later in the day without a bid after a 99¢ plus $2.00 start. 

 

 

6/11/17

Arizona, Tucson.  1933 Wolfville Western Days Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $6.50.   This one in the typical AU condition, uncleaned, with natural red copper luster.  Offered at a start of $14.93 with FREE shipping.  A So-Called Dollar, HK-689.  There were no bids this week, or during the following week when it was offered as a BIN item for the same cost.

 

 

6/11/17

Hawaii, Hilo.  1964 Merry Monarch Festival Dollar.  Mintage 5,000.  Catalog value $4.00.  Offered, and sold, for the opening bid of $9.99 plus $3.00 after a single bid.

 

 

6/11/17

Hawaii, Maui.  1959 (60) Statehood Dollar.  Mintage 250,000.  Catalog value $3.00.  The start for this one was 99¢ with FREE shipping, but after 6 bids by 3 bidders it sold for $3.25.  

 

 

6/11/17

Iowa, Story City.  1971 Rhythm ’N Roses Tournament 100 Scents struck in silver.  Unknown mintage.  Not previously cataloged in this metal.  The seller noted that the coin was “silvertoned”,but he was not sure if it was real silver or plated.  I was the only bidder at the $2.99 plus $2.61 starting bid!.  When it arrived, the edge was clearly stamped STERLING.  A month and a half later, ending July 27, the same seller offered a lot of 8 different Story City Rhythm ’N Roses Tournament tokens in “ Brass, Gold, and Silver. The Brass ones turned out to be what I call Oxidized Brass, the Gold one was my Gilt Brass, and the silver ones turned out to be the 1972 in the standard Nickel Silver finish and another copy of the Sterling Silver 1971.  The start for this lot was $19.99 plus $3.38, and I won it as the second bidder at $26.00.  This one cost a bit more than the first, but it was still a bargain.   

 

 

6/11/17

Kansas.  1961 Official Centennial Coin inscribed MISS KANSAS / PAGEANT / PRATT, KANSAS.  Unknown mintage.  Not previously cataloged individually.  One of the scarce non-county issues.  The start was $9.99 plus $2.00.  Sold for $19.38 after 2 bids.  A bargain for this issue!

 

 

6/12/17

Alaska, Fairbanks.  1959 Alaska Statehood Dollar, gold plated version.  Mintage 75,000.  Catalog value $5.00.  Much scarcer than the standard Gilt Brass, this issue is most easily identified by the special envelope it came in.  It gets tougher to tell them apart when they are loose, but any of these in a bright untarnished finish should be examined closely to see if they are the more desirable Gold Plated issue.  After comparing a few of them, the difference becomes apparent, but those differences are hard to describe in words - and even harder to determine from an online photograph.  I had little doubt this was the Gold Plated version, but I didn’t bid so I will never be 100% certain.  The start was 50¢ plus $1.99 shipping, and it sold for $2.26 after 4 bids by 2 bidders.

 

 

6/12/17

Arizona, Lake Havasu City.  1994/1995 London Bridge Dollar.  Mintage 10,000.  Catalog value $3.00.  Offered for $12.95 with FREE shipping.  Also presently available from the issuer for $12.00.  No bids.  It ran for a couple weeks as an auction item then was made a BIN item at the same price.  It lives on today, available for $12.95 until at least September 2. 

 

 

6/12/17

California, Auburn.  1966 Gold Rush Days Souvenir Coin.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.00.  The start was 95¢ plus $3.50, and it sold for $1.25 after two bids.

 

 

6/12/17

California, Los Angeles.  1981 Bicentennial Dollars - Set of 6 in folder.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $2.50 each, that would be $15.00 for the set, which is too much.  This set was offered for $9.99 with FREE shipping.  No bids, not relisted.

 

 

6/12/17

Michigan, (Greater) Eaton Rapids.  1962 125th Anniversary Half Dollar.  Mintage 5,000.  Catalog value $3.50.  The opening bid for this AU example was $9.99 plus $2.49 - which was too much, of course, and it is still available today - two months later.  The current listing ends August 8 and the piece currently has a 10% off sale, making it just $8.99 plus.  Still way too much. 

 

 

6/12/17

Minnesota, Cass County.  1958 Minnesota Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 7,500.  Catalog value $5.00.  This XF/AU one was offered with a $9.99 start plus $2.49 for postage.  When there were no bids it was made a BIN item at the same price.  For the current offering, ending August 8, there is a sale, and you can buy it for $8.99 - a dollar off.

 

 

6/12/17

Nebraska, Alliance.  1963 Diamond Jubilee Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $5.00.  This one was in About Uncirculated condition, and was set with a start of  $7.99 plus $3.49. No bids. It was then offered for $5.99, then $4.99, then $3.99 - all of these plus that $3.49 shipping charge. The current listing ends August 13.

 

 

6/12/17

Oregon, Eugene.  1960 Emerald Empire Round-Up Half Dollar.  The start was just 99¢ plus $2.99 shipping.  There were no bids and the token was not relisted.

 

 

6/13/17

Alabama, Muscle Shoals.  1961 Civil War Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 10,000.  Catalog value $3.50.  This one opened at $4.00. received 3 bids from 2 bidders, and sold for $10.76.  Postage was an additional $2.75.

 

 

6/14/17

Alaska, Fairbanks.  1959 Alaska Statehood Dollar.  Gold plated version, up/up orientation.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $5.00.  This one graded MS-65 and encapsulated by NGC.  Offered for $17.99 plus $2.77 shipping.  Not a bad deal, if you don’t mind it being in a slab.  No bids.  Not relisted.  Interestingly, two weeks later another of these was offered by a different seller.  Same NGC grade, same variety.  This one had a $18.99 start and sold for $20.50 after 3 bids by 2 bidders.  The postage for this one was $4.00.

 

 

6/14/17

Colorado, Durango.  1980/1981 Rotary Club 75th Anniversary Dollar.  Mintage 20,000.  Catalog value $4.00.  Sold to a single bidder for the opening bid of $6.95.

 

 

6/14/17

Montana.  1964 Montana Diamond Jubilee Dollar struck in nickel-silver.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $2.50.  This one graded MS-66 and slabbed by NGC.  Start was $34.99 with FREE shipping.  There were 2 bids and it sold for $38.00. 

 

 

6/14/17

New York, Beacon.  1963 Golden Jubilee Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.50 if it is the variety with up/up orientation, $7.50 if it is up/down, but there was no way to tell from the photographs.  The start was just $1.00 and the shipping fee a bargain $1.00.  No bids!  Listed for three more weeks as a BIN item, still without a bid.  A fuzzy off-color photo probably contributed to the lack of interest in this item.

 

 

6/15/17

(Indiana, Terre Haute).  Undated (c.1962) Strawberry Hill Cannoneers Muster Shilling.  A new (to me) variety from this issuer.  Extremely Fine.  I was the only bidder at the $9.99 with FREE shipping start.

 

 

 

6/15/17

Ohio, Mansfield.  1958 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar struck in goldene.  Mintage 10,000.  Catalog value $5.00.  This example in About Uncirculated condition.  Start was $1.99 plus $3.49 shipping.offered for three weeks before being reduced to a 99¢ plus $3.49 start.  After two more  unsuccessful weeks at the new lower price, the listing was ended unsold.

 

 

6/15/17

Oregon, Salem.  1944 4th War Loan Victory Bond Carnival Night 5 Bucks. A neat paper note that might someday be listed if I include the paper issues.  Apparently quite scarce because it sold for $27.67 plus $1.00 after a $9.99 start and 4 bids by 4 people.

 

 

6/16/17

Iowa, Malvern.  1969 Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 1,000.  Catalog value $8.50.  Start was $5.69 plus a bargain 66¢ shipping.  Sold for the opening bid to someone who had placed a second bid in case his first was surpassed.

 

 

6/17/17

Arizona, Lake Havasu City.  2010/2011 Commemorative Coin.  Standard issue in Antiqued Brass.  Unknown mintage.  Not previously cataloged.  This issue is still available from the issuer for $10.00.  This example had a $12.50 with FREE shipping start, and sold for $21.50 after 4 bids by 2 bidders.

 

 

6/18/17

Alaska, North Pole.  1963 Santa Claus House Dollar.  Mintage 5,000.  Catalog value $4.00.  Choice About Uncirculated condition.  This one started at 99¢ plus $2.00 shipping.  It sold for $1.50 after 3 bids by 3 different bidders.

 

 

6/18/17

Ohio, Sandusky.  1968 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.00.  This one had a 99¢ start, but with an unfortunate $4.00 shipping fee.  When the item did not sell, the seller raised the price to $9.99 BIN, then it fell again to the 99¢ start for another week before the listing was ended unsold on July 30.  

 

 

6/19/17

Hawaii, Maui.   1959(60) Statehood Dollar.  Error Ohau type with large dollar sign and the third reverse line starting next to H in HAWAII.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $3.00.  The start for this Uncirculated item was just 99¢ plus $2.75 more for shipping.  It sold to a single bidder for the opening price.

 

 

6/20/17

Texas. “1836” Republic of Texas Dollar.  Silver version, in a very pretty uncirculated condition.  This has been listed for months now, dropping a bit in price from time to time.  Currently at $2,125.00 Buy It Now, with FREE shipping.  No one has been tempted yet, despite significant price reductions, but there is a lot of interest - evidenced by the 41 watchers!

 

 

6/21/17

California, Los Angeles.  1981 Bicentennial Dollar, A City On The Move type, depicted in a glorious bright golden color.  Letters far from reverse rim variety. Normally in sort of a nickel-silver finish, sometimes in bright silver proof, and very rarely in oxidized nickel-silver, but this one in gold or gilt.  I had to have it, so I bid and won it at the 99¢ plus $2.67 start.  When it arrived it turned out to be the typical nickel-silver finish, which is actually what I had expected.  Darn!

 

 

6/21/17

Illinois, Taylorville / Christian County. 1964 125th Anniversary Half Dollar.  Mintage 2,500.  Catalog value $4.50.  This piece was put on Ebay with a $22.99 plus $2.67 start.  Listed for 6 weeks as an Auction item, then made a Buy It Now item for $7.00 more - $29.99 plus $2.67.  This seller offers mostly used clothing, small collectibles, and office supplies, so I guess he does not know much about coins and tokens, but if you really want this one will be available until at least August 28.

 

 

6/22/17

Arizona, Lake Havasu City.  Set of 23 different 1972 to 1987. The lot included one for each year 1972 (the first year of issue) to 1982, two for 1984, and three each for 1985, 86 and 87.  It appeared that at least two were the silver versions, but the images were poor, and not all the coins were pictured.  The coins were encapsulated in a special London Bridge Dollar binder.  The seller noted that it would have cost $1,129.00 to buy these coins from the London Bridge Rotary Club website  in 2014.  The start was $134.99 plus $15.00 shipping and it sold to a single bidder who placed an additional, unnecessary bid. A good buy!  I’m sure it would have sold for more if the coins had been pictured and described properly. 

 

 

6/22/17

Hawaii.   1883 King Kalakaua Dala struck in Gold anodized Aluminum.  RHM issue, signed on the obverse.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $3.50.  Offered for $7.50 with FREE shipping.  Unsold and continued at the same cost until July 4 when the listing was ended because “the item is no longer available”. 

 

 

6/22/17

Illinois, Champaign.  1960 Centennial Half Dollar. Scarcer “circles” variety.  Mintage (both types combined) 5,000.  Catalog value for this type $10.00.  Start was 99¢ and postage was $3.75. There were no bids and the item ended unsold.  I had not noticed that this was the scarcer variety, but it probably doesn't matter because a month later the seller relisted the item at the same start, but with a  lower $2.99 postage fee.  It is on a 30 day auction, ending in 8 more days, and this time I expect to win it. ***** Yep - when it closed on August 24 I was the only bidder and won it for the opening bid.

 

 

6/22/17

Iowa, Pella.  1975 Irish Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $6.00.  An under appreciated series that continues to this day.  Opening bid $1.99.  Postage $3.25. No bids.  Now a Buy It Now item for the same price.  The current listing ends on August 26.

 

 

6/23/17

Colorado, (Fort Morgan).  1959 Uniface obverse of the 75th Anniversary Centennial Half Dollar.  This is also cataloged as a So-Called Dollar, HK-544, but was not identified as such in the description.  Uncirculated, or very close, holed at about 9:00.  It started at $39.99 plus $2.67 and sold for a very respectable $78.00 after 3 bids by 3 different bidders.  I was the top bidder.  I did not include this in the previous editions of my catalog, but it will be in the next, probably listed at $15.00 or so.

 

 

6/23/17

Ohio, Alliance.  1950 Centennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $6.00.  This one in a nice About Uncirculated condition, which is about average. Offered for $4.00 plus $3.50 shipping.  No bids.  Listed for a couple more weeks, until July 9, at the same start - but this time with a $6.50 Buy It Now option, when it was ended unsold by the seller.

 

 

6/24/17

Kansas.  1961 Statehood Centennial Coin inscribed SENECA / KANSAS in the inscription area.  Unknown mintage.  Not previously cataloged individually.  One of the rare City issues (most of these are for Counties). This was part of a 6 piece lot that also included an uninscribed 1954 Territorial Centennial (Cat. $3.00) and a 1966 Clay County Half Dollar (Cat. $7.50) - plus 3 other non MTC Kansas medals.  Start was $20.00 plus $3.00 and it sold for $32.88 after 4 bids by 3 bidders.  This is also the first time a Clay County piece has found its way into this list, so it will be listed in a near duplicate of this posting below.

 

 

6/24/17

Kansas.  1966 Clay County Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage, Catalog value $7.50.  This was part of a 6 piece lot that also included an uninscribed 1954 Territorial Centennial and a 1961 Official Centennial Coin from Seneca, Kansas - plus 3 other non MTC Kansas medals.  Start was $20.00 plus $3.00 and it sold for $32.88 after 4 bids by 3 bidders.  This listing refers to the same 6 coins as the listing headed Kansas.  1961 Statehood Centennial Coin inscribed SENECA / KANSAS, above. 

 

 

 

6/24/17

New Jersey, Pittman.  1955 Golden Jubilee Plastic Quarter.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $10.00.  Maybe 65 or 70% of the gold printing still present - it is very unusual to find this one in pristine condition, and this one is typical.  I was the only bidder at the $4.00 plus $3.00 opening bid.

 

 

6/24/17

Oregon, Canby.  1959 Oregon Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 5,000.  Catalog value $3.50.  The sale was for a nice uncirculated specimen that had a starting bid of $14.99, plus an extremely high postage charge of $5.50.  There were no bids, of course, so it became a BIN item that is still available today as I type this up on August 25. A re-appearance of the token noted on 4/29.

 

 

6/24/17

Ohio, Gallipolis.  1965 175th Anniversary Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $5.00.  Offered for $7.99 plus $2.75 shipping.  There were no bids, and it  continued to be listed at the same opening bid for several weeks until it was made a BIN item at the same price.  It is still avilable, with the current listing set to end on September 2.

 

 

6/25/17

Alabama, Montgomery.  1961 Civil War Centennial Half Dollar struck in “White Metal”.  This is the same one as I describe as Silver Plate.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $15.00.  This specimen was a lightly circulated AU and had lost the brilliant silver coloration of the uncirculated ones, but still was an attractive dull silver/gray.  It started at $1.99, attracted 6 bids from 3 bidders, and sold for $24.50.   

 

 

6/25/17

Georgia, Fitzgerald.  1965 Civil War Centennial Souvenir Dollar, Oxidized brass version.  Mintage 1,000.  Catalog value $8.50.  The seller had two of these which he offered as separate lots.  Each had a $1.99 plus $2.95 shipping start.  I bid $8.88 each and someone else won them for the next increment, $9.38.  There was only one other bidder who placed two bids on one of the pieces, and three bids on the other.

 

 

6/26/17

Iowa, Ames.  1964 Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 5,000.  Catalog value $4.00.  This one is available as a BIN item at $9.99 with FREE shipping.  The current listing - which ends September 4 - has the item at a 10% off sale price of $8.99. 

 

 

6/27/17

Iowa, Pella.  1981 Dutch Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $5.00.  This one has been priced at $9.99 BIN with FREE shipping for a while now, and is currently on sale for for $8.99.  The sale ends September 4.

 

 

6/27/17

Iowa, Pella.  1994 Dutch Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $3.00.  Available until September 4 for 10% off its usual price of $9.99.  Slightly spotty and looking a bit worn - which it is not.  This issue came from the mint with a very poor finish.  I have never seen a choice one, except for the rare (mintage 28) silver version.

 

 

6/28/17

Iowa, Kenset.  1972 Centennial Coin.  An error - the town actually is spelled Kensett, ending with two “t’s”, and these coins were produced in error.  Reportedly only 100 of these were struck and sent to the town for approval, when the error was noted and the manufacturer corrected the die for the final mintage of 2,000 pieces. I catalog these error ones at just $8.50 because there seem to be quite a number of them around.  If the 100 pieces were sold to the collectors of the time as special error coins, that may explain why so many are still available.  It has been 3 1/2 years since I have seen one on ebay, so maybe the mintage is accurate.  Anyone out there know the whole story?  An additional error was involved in this listing - the seller described his coin as being from “Kenneth”, Iowa.  Maybe that is why no one bid at its $3.95 plus $2.61 starting price.  It was quickly made a Buy It Now item at the same cost and is still available.  It just started another 30 day listing ending on September 25.  The seller has also placed another of these on sale at the same BIN price - it too ends on September 25.  This time the seller got the town name right!

 

 

6/29/17

Alaska, Matanuska Valley.  1985 50th Anniversary of the A.R.R.C. token set.  8 pieces closely replicating the original token issue in the case of issue.  This one numbered 331.  I catalog these for $2.50 each - whether it is the 1¢ token or the $10.00 token - which comes to $20.00 for the set.  This set had a $99.00 with FREE shipping start, and did not find a bid.  It was not relisted.

 

 

6/29/17

Connecticut, Waterbury.  1924 250th Anniversary 50¢ Discount Token.  Private issue for Upson, Singleton & Co., a retail menswear dealer established in 1878.  Not previously cataloged, but mentioned many times in this list.  This example was a problem-free XF example with a start of $9.99 plus $3.00.  There was also a $12.99 BIN option, but no bids were forthcoming and the listing was ended.

 

 

6/29/17

Hawaii. 1989 King Kamehameha 30th Anniversary of Statehood Dala.  Mintage reports at 2,700 and 5,000.  By the relative infrequency of it’s appearance, I think the smaller number is more accurate.  Like most of the modern Hawaiian Commemoratives, it was not listed in my last edition.  This proof or prooflike example sold to a single bidder at the $30.00 with FREE shipping start.

 

 

6/29/17

Hawaii.  1996 King Kamehameha Royal Hawaiian Mint Mahalo Dala.  Unknown mintage.  A beautiful Proof silver example in original case of issue.  Unknown mintage.  Not previously cataloged. Sold to a single bidder at the $54.00 with FREE shipping start.

 

 

 

6/29/17

Massachusetts, Dennis-Harwich.  1975 Cape Cod Dollar.  Mintage 5,000.  Catalog value $5.00.  Offered for $9.99 plus $3.00 shipping.  There were no bids for this About Uncirculated specimen.  Not relisted.

 

 

 

6/29/17

Minnesota, 1958 Minnesota Centennial Uniface Obverse Striking in gilt brass, unholed. The obverse design used on four standard MTCs and a small handful of Minnesota Centennial medals.  This sale was for a better-than-average example, graded MS-65 and encapsulated by NGC.  Overgraded, of course, because that is what NGC does, but quite pretty nevertheless.  Priced at $185.00 plus $6.95 postage, it sold to a single bidder who placed another higher bid that turned out not to be necessary.  This one is collected by So-Called Dollar collectors, and is cataloged as HK-517.  MTCs of the same period, rarity, and quality are still not bringing $10.00 each.  That will change.

 

 

6/30/17

Texas, Republic of Texas.  2014 5 Units Silver coin. A 1/10 ounce dime-sized token.  Unknown mintage.  Not previously listed.  The sellers offers these for $8.95 with FREE shipping singly (82 sold), or for $19.95 for a group of 3 (29 lots sold).  I don't know if I am going to bother listing these - I did buy one, but I'm not sure they fit into a MTC collection.

 

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