MTCs on Ebay June 2019
Alaska, Fairbanks. 1959 Statehood Dollar. Set of two Uncirculated pieces, each a different die variety on both obverse and reverse. Starting bid $5.00 plus $2.00 for postage. After two weeks with no bids, the seller ended his listing unsold.
Hawaii, Maui. 1992 Maui Trade Dollar with Certificate of Authenticity. Start 11.99 plus $3.74 shipping. On the 20th of June the start was lowered to $8.99. There were still no bids, so on July 25, the seller ended his listing unsold.
Ohio, West Liberty. 1967 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar. A well worn specimen, Very Fine or so. Sold to a single bidder for the $2.99 plus $3.20 start. Later in the month (ending June 8) a nice uncirculated example was offered for bid, but for $9.95 with FREE shipping. Interestingly it was described as being from West Liberty, West Virginia! The state is not mentioned on the token, but the coin states WHERE THE MAC-A-CHEEK MEETS THE MAD RIVER and the image of the Piatt Castles confirms that this is definitely from Ohio. Ten days later the start dropped to $8.95, and that lasted until it was sold to a single bidder on July 11.
Oregon, Ashland. 1983 Shakespeare Festival $2. Un-numbered version. Choice About Uncirculated condition. Mintage 2,000. Catalog value $6.00. Start 99¢ plus 99¢ shipping. Sold for $3.13 after 4 bids by 3 bidders.
Oregon, Bend. 1959 Oregon Centennial Half Dollar. Start $14.99 with FREE shipping. After June 30th, the item was made a BIN item for $17.99. Still available in early July.
Kansas. 1961 Official Centennial Coin for Geary County. Not previously listed as an individual issue. A moderately scarce issue. Part of a group of 20 pieces called “20 Piece Beginner’s Token Collection” that had a 99¢ plus $2.99 shipping start, and ended up selling for $5.50 after 7 bids by 4 bidders.
(New York, Albany). “1609” Henry Hudson Half Moon Daalder. About Uncirculated. Start $1.50 plus $1.50 postage. Finally sold on June 19 for the opening bid.
Idaho, Wallace. Undated Sweet’s Lounge Good For One Drink on Punky & Babe with World’s Silver Mining Capital reverse. Choice About Uncirculated. Sold to a single bidder for the $5.95 plus $2.00 opening bid.
Indiana, Corydon. 1966 SesquiCentennial Quarter. Uncirculated with a few minor spots. Sold to a single bidder for the 99¢ plus $3.25 opening bid.
Minnesota, Chisholm. 1958 Minnesota Centennial Half Dollar. About Uncirculated. Noted by the seller with this headline “SCD HK-517 Obverse Minnesota Statehood Centennial 1958 Chisholm 50 Years”. Apparently he was trying to attract the attention of So-Called Dollar collectors to this piece - which is NOT a SCD. Sold to a single bidder for the $9.99 plus $3.20 start - which is actually not a bad price for this issue in this condition.
Oregon, Roseburg. 1959 Oregon Centennial Half Dollar. Choice Uncirculated. Start $9.95 plus $3.95 shipping. Listed for 4 weeks with the same start, then made a BIN item at the same price, only to be ended on July 8 “because there was an error in the listing”.
Illinois, Williamson County. 1964 QuasquiCentennial Dollar. Sold to a single bidder for the $1.50 plus $2.97 opening bid.
Kansas. 1961 Centennial Coin for McPherson County. McPherson County is just about medium in its difficulty to locate. Not really common, but not scarce either. This example was in a lot with a merchant token from Yates Center, Kansas, and was offered for $9.95 plus $2.75 shipping. It came back, after its first week long listing as an auction item, as a Buy It Now lot at the same price. It remains available two full months later.
Montana, Billings. 1969 Midland Empire State Fair Dollar struck in “Franklin Bronze”, still in its Franklin Mint display easel. Mintage 1600. Catalog value $6.50. Nobody was willing to pay the $7.90 with FREE shipping start, so the seller ended his listing after a single week.
Nebraska, Chadron. 1960 Diamond Jubilee Half Dollar pair “Bronze and Silver”. The seller apparently got a message from one of the watchers because he amended his listing, in the notes section, by adding “silver token is layered, not solid”. The start was 1¢ plus $2.95 and they sold for $4.13 after 7 bids by 5 bidders.
New York, New York City. 1909 Henry Hudson Dallier, small size, in aluminum - HK-374. Extremely Fine, not encapsulated. It is amazing how these tiny, light, aluminum coins often appear in worn condition. Start $9.99 plus $3.00 postage. It sold for $28.00 after 13 bids by 6 bidders.
New York, Plattsburgh. 1964 Battle of Plattsburgh Sesquicentennial Half Dollar. Start $5.55. Postage $3.30. There were no bids and it became a BIN item at the same price. Then it went on sale for 25% off ($4.16), and then at some time after that, that Ebay does not note, the sale was ended “because the item is no longer available”.
Washington, Auburn. 1969 75th Anniversary Dollar. The proof-like version, still in the (bent) Franklin Mint holder. Sold to a single bidder for the 20¢ plus $1.25 opening bid!
Colorado, Colorado Srings. 1972 Centennial Cent. This interesting item is a regular 1972-D Lincoln Cent with the reverse planed off and the inscription CENTENNIAL / 1972 / COLORADO / SPRINGS, / COLO. / 1872 neatly engraved in its place. Additionally the coin was gold plated and numbered 44 on the obverse. Not previously listed. It certainly was spendable, and it commemorates the town’s anniversary, so I guess I will be listing it. I was the only bidder at the $7.99 plus $3.00 start. I went to the annual NTCA token meet - which just happened to have been right there in Colorado Springs a couple weeks after this lot closed, and tried to find some information on this piece. Some local collectors remembered seeing the token at some time, but did not know anything about it. Ken Hallenback, a coin dealer who moved to Colorado Springs shortly after the town’s centennial told me he thought they were made by a local jeweler named
Oregon, Astoria. 1970 Astoria Regatta Half Dollar. Corrosion on reverse. Start $5.55 plus $3.30 shipping. There were no bids so the seller lowered his price to $4.16. Still there were no bids, but on July 13 the seller ended his listing “because the item is no longer available”.
U. S, Virgin Islands, St. Thomas. 1990 Fort Christian St. Thomas Daler. Start $4.99. Postage $3.99. No bids and eventually made a BIN item at the same price. Still available, with no ending date, two months later.
Illinois. 1980 Illinois Dollar. Start $1.99 plus $3.50 postage. Start $1.99 plus $3.50 postage. Two months later it remains available for the same starting bid.
Montana. 1963 Territorial Centennial $50 gold Slug, gilt brass. Not numbered. MS-65, NGC. Start $4.99 plus $4.00. It sold for $43.77 after 8 bids by 4 bidders. Interestingly, closing the same day another seller was offering one of these, his graded MS-64 by NGC for a start of $195.00 plus $4.06. Of course no one bid. This piece was listed for the same price until August 6, when the seller finally gave up and ended his listing.
Oregon, Albany. 1959 Oregon Centennial Half Dollar unofficially silver plated. Encapsulated and graded MS-64 by NGC. After a 99¢ plus $3.95 start, there were 15 bids by 4 bidders and the lot sold for $47.00.
Oregon, Albany. 1959 Oregon Centennial Half Dollar in antiqued nickel-silver. Graded MS-64 and encapsulated by NGC. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $7.50. The start 99¢ plus $3.95 postage. it sold for $56.00 after 14 bids by 7 bidders. I am not certain that this is an officially issued piece.
Oregon, Milton-Freewater. 1959 Oregon Centennial Half Dollar. Encapsulated and graded MS-65 (average uncirculated) by NGC. The start was 99¢ plus $3.95 and it sold for $43.00 after 16 bids by 7 bidders. You can easily find this common piece in equal condition, without the plastic holder, for 5 bucks or less.
Oregon, Vale. 1959 Oregon Centennial Half Dollar redeemable at Quisenberry’s, Vale Supply Co. and Toggery Bill’s. One of the scarcer 1959 Oregon Centennial Half Dollars. Encapsulated by NGC and graded M-65 PL. It was the scarcest, and the highest graded of the 4 Oregon Centennial Half Dollars offered by one seller today, but it it sold for the lowest price - $40.00 after a 99¢ start and12 bids by 5 bidders. Go figure!
Hawaii, Maui. 1959 Statehood Dollars, a pair of the two major obverse varieties (Oahu and Ohau) in a single NGC slab, both graded MS-64. Billed as "ONLY KNOWN CERTIFIED Hawaii $1 Statehood Tokens". Currently with a $489.95 plus $9.31 starting bid, but 6 weeks or so back I think it was higher. This probably is the only set of these in a single NGC slab, but neither one is at all hard to find in MS-64 single slabs - and easier yet in a raw MS-64 grade! You could pick up these two varieties easily for $5.00 or less each, pay $30 or $35 for the custom slab, and have a $500.00 item. God, this coin business is a wonderful thing! Well, maybe not - they are still available at the same price two months farther down the line. I'm back again and it is now November 3, the lot is still up for grabs, still at the $489 plus start. As I have said so many times before, don't buy the slab, buy the coin!
Virginia, Norton. 1969 75th Anniversary Half Dollar. Extremely Fine condition. Start $35.00 plus $4.81 shipping. Still available 2 months later for the same start. Just checking on this one again on November 3 - it is now a Buy It Now item that is currently on a 10% off sale, making it available right off the shelf for $31.50 plus $4.81.
Arizona, Lake Havasu City. 1972 London Bridge Dollar. Uncirculated. The start was $2.00 plus just 70¢ postage. After two weeks, when nobody had bid, the seller reduced the start to just $1.00 with the postage still at 70¢. That worked, and it sold to a single bidder at the opening price.
Iowa, Burlington. 1964 126th Anniversary Half Dollar. Start $1.50 plus $2.97 shipping. Nobody bid so the seller raised the start to $4.50 and continued to offer it. It has now been on Ebay for 2 months without a bid.
Texas, Andrews. 1960 50th Anniversary Half Dollar. The start was $18.99 with FREE shipping. For its fourth week on Ebay the seller lowered his price to $17.99, and when no one bid ended his listing unsold.
Alaska, Fairbanks. 1959 Statehood Dollar. Lot of 3 different die varieties, all encapsulated by NGC and each graded MS-64. Start was $54.99 plus $5.00 shipping. There were no bids, and the lot was not relisted.
Colorado, Victor. “1900” Lesher House Restoration $1.25. Number 588. Start 59.98 plus $4.06 shipping. It sold for $82.00 after 5 bids by 4 bidders.
Hawaii, Kona. 1976 Kona Dollar. 1976 Kona Dollar. Start 99¢ plus $3.00 shipping - not bad for a seller in Holland. Too bad some sellers want more postage than this when shipping right here in the U.S.! After 5 bids from 3 bidders it sold for $5.50.
Hawaii. 1990 King Kalakaua Royal Hawaiian Mint Hawaii Dala. Rather attractively toned with the bust sort of golden and the rest of the coin dark purple/blue. Same effect on the back. The coloration apparently brought the starting price up a bit. The start was $60.00 plus $3.70 shipping. There were no bids and the item was not relisted. Too bad, it was pretty! Something for people who buy coins for their toning: the oxidation of the surface is an ongoing process, and 10 years from now (or possibly much sooner depending on the environment) that coin is not going to look the same. Maybe it will be even more spectacular, but no one can know for sure.
Michigan, Vicksburg. 1948 Frontier Days Quarter. AU/UNC. Start $6.99 plus 99¢ shipping. It sold to the second bidder for $7.49. A pretty good price for one of these, especially this nice!
Ohio, Fort Findlay (Findlay).1962 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar. Spotty Uncirculated. Start $2.25 plus $1.50 shipping. After a month with no bids, the seller lowered the price a bit, to $2.10, and made it a BIN item. Still available with no ending date in the middle of August.
Arizona, Lake Havasu City. 1998/99 London Bridge Havasu Dollar in Silver. I was the only interested bidder at the $18.50 plus $3.50 starting price. Too cheap!
South Dakota. 1983 South Dakota Dollar struck in Silver. Seller notes that this was numbered 45. Start $30.00, which is reasonable, I suppose, for this scarce proof-like piece, and the postage was just $2.75, but there were no bids. Still available - now as a BIN item for the same price - two months later.
Alaska, Juneau. 1980 Centennial Good For a $2.50 One Zone Fare on the Taku-Glacier Taxi. Sure looks like a municipal, but because it is a transportation token I do not list it. Start $12.00 plus $3.00 shipping. After a month, the item was made a BIN item for $10.00, and when that did not work, the seller ended his listing unsold.
Ohio, Coshocton. 1961 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar. This one offered along with a wooden nickel for the same event. Both uncirculated. Start $1.99 plus $3.09 shipping. Listed until August 20 when the seller ended his listing unsold.
Michigan, Onaway. 1949 50th Anniversary Quarter. Uncirculated, but weakly struck in the center as - I believe - ALL are. Sure would like to see one with the central part of the obverse well struck up! Start $7.99 plus a very reasonable 99¢ for shipping. After 3 bids by as many bidders, it sold for $12.50.
Washington, Seattle. 1962 Century 21 World’s Fair Dollars - a pair of them, both encapsulated by NGC and graded MS-64. Start $44.99 plus $5.00 shipping. There were no bids and the seller did not relist the tokens - instead the next time he offered another group of 3 NGC MS-64 pieces for $64.99 plus $5.00. That lot also ended unsold after an unsuccessful week on ebay.
Alaska, Matanuska Valley. 1985 Fiftieth anniversary Commemorative Re-issue of ARRC tokens. Set of 8 from 1¢ to $10.00, just like the original ones. The 6 lower denominations in aluminum, the $5.00 and $10.00 in brass. Housed it the original plastic case, numbered 260. They started off at $9.99 with FREE shipping, and ended up selling for $54.00 after 19 bids by 7 bidders.
Hawaii. 1959 Crossroads of the Pacific Souvenir Coin. Standard brass edition in VF/XF condition. The start was $7.50 plus $1.50 more for shipping. The second bidder took it home for $8.50.
Hawaii. “1883” King Kalakaua Akahi Dala. Long denticles variety. About Uncirculated. The start was just 99¢ plus $3.95 shipping. The first bidder went way over that, $4.75, but the second bidder topped that and won this item for $5.00. Too much for this common token!
Hawaii, Maui. 2000 Maui Dollar. No certificate. Start 99¢ plus $2.00 shipping. There were 6 bids by 5 bidders and this item sold for $5.50.
Maryland, Frederick County. The scarce antiqued brass version of the 1963 Hooker-Meade Civil War Centennial Half Dollar. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $10.00. Start $2.00 plus$1.50 shipping. I won it as the second bidder for $2.25. Unfortunately (as was apparent from the images the seller provided) the reverse had been cleaned, probably to remove damage from the foam plastic insert in the coin holder it was saved in. Too bad, but at least the front is nice!
Montana, Helena. Undated Gaurdian of the Gulch 25¢ Last Chance Gold Coin. About uncirculated. Start $22.00 plus $4.50 shipping. Listed until August 1 at the same start with no bids, then ended unsold. I have always suspected that these are parking tokens, but it is not so stated on the token. So - for now at least - they remain listed.
New York, Albany. 1959 Hudson-Champlain Festival Half Dollar. Start $2.99 plus $1.50 shipping. It sold to the second bidder for $2.25.
Alaska, Matanuska Valley 30th Anniversary Dollar. About Uncirculated. Start 99¢ plus $3.15 postage. There were 4 bids by 2 bidders and it ended up selling for $1.50.
Montana, West Yellowstone. 1979 Yellowstone National Park Dollar. Extremely Fine. Start $2.75 plus $1.50 shipping. There were two bids and this item sold for $3.25.
Alaska, Palmer. 1978 Palmer Dollar. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $4.50. Start 99¢, postage 99¢ more. There were 3 bids by 2 bidders. Sale price: $2.51. The seller had two of these, and each sold for exactly the same price.
Alaska, Palmer. 1979 Palmer Dollar. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $4.50. Start 99¢, postage 99¢ more. After 4 bids by 2 bidders this token sold for $2.51.
Hawaii. 1883 Akahi Dala. The seller says it is struck in silver. It is hand stamped COPY on the reverse. I don’t know if I should list this one, modern reproductions, sure - but this one does not seem to fit the category of Municipal Coinage. It is just a fake. I’m not going to list it or buy it - maybe one of you guys will appreciate it. It is priced at $39.50 plus $4.06 shipping as a Buy It Now item in the Exonumia category.
Hawaii. “1883” / 1964 King Kalakaua Merry Monarch Festival Dollar. Start $5.00 plus $3.63 shipping. It sold for $7.19 after 3 bids by 2 bidders. Didn’t win it? Well, Ebay suggests another one available as a BIN item for just $24.50 plus $4.06 shipping. Wait, Wait! They found yet another one for even less - just $19.95 plus $3.78 BIN!
Hawaii. 1984 Silver Queen Liliuokalani Statehood 25th Anniversary Dala. Proof. Edge numbered 1133. Start $29.99 with FREE shipping. No bids. It was relisted at the same price as a BIN item, and someone bought it the very next day.
Missouri, North Kansas City. 50th Anniversary Half Dollar. Uncirculated, but with corrosion spots on both sides. Sold to a single bidder for the $5.25 plus $2.51 opening bid.
New York, New York City. 1968 Louisiana Pavilion John and Jacqueline Kennedy Half Dollar. Extremely Fine, cleaned. Start $24.99 with FREE shipping. When there were no bids, it was made a Buy It Now item at the same cost. On July 30, someone bought it.
California, Oakland. 1976 U.S. Bicentennial Private issue of John G. Nicolosi, as manager of the American Vecturist (Transportation token) Association New Issue Service. Good For One New Issue. Indian Head version. Mintage probably 1,000. Catalog value $3.50. Sold to a single bidder for the 99¢ plus $1.00 shipping opening bid.
Hawaii, Maui. 1973 Maui Dollars, lot of 10. AU and Uncirculated. All the standard antiqued brass un-numbered version. Start was $1.00 plus $4.95 shipping. After 5 bids by 4 bidders the lot sold for $15.69.
Hawaii. 1990 Hawaiian Scenic Series Dala Number 3, Whale Watching at Lahaina. The scarce distant whale variety. A Buy It Now piece, available for $74.99 with FREE shipping. No one bought it, and it was not relisted.
Michigan, Battle Creek. 1959 Centennial Half Dollar. Nearly Uncirculated. The starting bid was $10.00 with FREE shipping. After 4 weeks the start was dropped to $9.25, and two weeks after that, $8.99. After that the start dipped to $8.50 and has been there for most of the month of August. The current listing is set to end on September 3.
(Utah, Salt Lake City). 1999 Beck Buck, struck in silver. Dime size with a donkey carrying packs on one side and BECK / BUCK / 1999 / WON’T WORK IN / MACHINES on the other. Crude hand-carved dies. I cannot confirm that this piece is from Utah - it is not listed on tokencatalog.com or in Bob Campbell’s Utah Trade Tokens catalog. Probably not listable as a Municipal token because it does not seem to commemorate anything. An Ebay seller was offering it for $7.95 (plus $1.50 shipping) or best offer, and I offered $6.50. The seller accepted my offer, so now I own it - but I don’t know for sure what it is or where it is from.
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