MTCs on Ebay March 2013

 

3/1/13

Montana. 1964 Statehood 75th / Territorial 100th Anniversary Dollar, Silver. Mintage reported at the time as 1,000 pieces, but common enough to suggest more were made. This is one of the more easily obtainable silver municipal tokens. Issued at $8.50 and today worth $5 to $10 over silver for either the numbered or unnumbered variety. This one started at $19.50 and with 3 bids ended at $24.27 plus $1.95 shipping. About right.

 

3/1/13

New Mexico, Santa Fe. 1960 350th Anniversary Half Dollar. A nice uncirculated specimen offered at an opening bid of 95¢. A single bidder won it for that amount plus an additional 95¢ postage. Not a bad price for this piece with a mintage of 10,000 pieces. I price it at $3.50 in the catalog.

 

3/1/13

North Dakota, Minot (Ward County). 1961 Diamond Jubilee Half Dollar. This one catalogs at $4.50, and can be located with a little searching. Up for bid for a start of $9.99 plus $2.25 shipping, this one attracted no action. The seller unsuccessfully re-listed until April 23 when the listing was ended "because of an error in the listing".

 

3/1/13

New York, Chemung County. 1961 125th Anniversary Half Dollar. Uncirculated. Offered for just 99¢ (plus $2.75 shipping), this one attracted a single bid. Equal in value to the last item.

 

3/1/13

Michigan, Manistee. 1950 Manistee Sports Festival Quarter. An attractive older issue that is somewhat scarce, but occasionally available. Catalog value $6.00. Opening was $3.95 plus $2.25 shipping, this one sold to the second bidder for $4.20. Add in the shipping, and this one was right on the money. These nice old issues will not be available at these bargain prices forever. Pick them up while you can!

 

3/2/13

Pennsylvania, Chambersburg. 1962 Centennial of J.E.B. Stuart's Raid. Choice uncirculated - the kind those slab fanatics like to encapsulate. Bids could have started at $3.99 or you could have done a But It Now for $5.99 either with FREE shipping, but no one went for it. It does have a rather large mintage of 10,000 pieces, but this was especially choice so I was surprised no one wanted it at virtually the price I catalog it at - $4.00.

 

 

3/2/13

North Dakota. 1964 Diamond jubilee of Statehood in oxidized brass. Starting bid was $29.00 plus a steep $5.00 shipping. No bids, of course. This comes in four finishes, none of which are hard to locate. Even the scarce goldene large date version with a reported mintage of 881 pieces would not bring half the asking price of this one.

 

3/3/13

Iowa, Perry. 1969 Centennial Dollar. Choice uncirculated. A little harder to get, especially in choice condition, than its 5,000 mintage would suggest. I value these at $6 or so. This one sold at its opening bid of $1.99 plus another $1.99 postage. A nice buy!

 

3/3/13

Pennsylvania, Plymouth Borough. 1966 Centennial Half Dollars, set of 3 - Aluminum, nickel silver and brass. The first two had mintages of 2,500 each and show up reasonably often, but the goldene was issued in a quantity of just 500 pieces. Start was $9.99 plus $2.75 shipping. One other bidder put in a $10 bid and I won these for $10.50. They now live in my duplicate box.

 

3/3/13

New York. 1909 Hudson-Fulton Celebration 1 Daalder. Aluminum 16mm gold dollar size. Also comes in brass, silver, and gold - as well as in silver dollar size. I currently do not list these, but they do fit within the basic definition of municipal tokens as they commemorate an event and have a denomination, so they probably will be included in the next edition. A companion piece that states "good for one trip" will not, because I exclude transportation tokens from the listings. Well known to so-called dollar collectors, these usually bring rather high prices. This one was circulated and had a few tiny nicks. It opened at 99¢ and sold to the highest of 6 bidders for $32.50 plus $2.50 postage. Another, slightly nicer, sold on the 22nd for 26.99. Same seller.

 

3/5/13

Michigan, Coldwater. 1961 Centennial Half Dollar - plus a wooden nickel and a pinback button for the same celebration. Mintage 3,500 and value $5.00. Offered for an opening bid of $13.99 or a Buy It Now price of $19.99 either option costing an additional $5.25 postage. No bids.

 

3/5/13

Montana, Wolf Point. 1975 Tribute to the Assinaboine Sioux Dollar. Oxidized brass. Not encountered every day. Cataloged at $7.00, this one could have been had for $9.99 +$2, but no one placed a bid.

 

3/5/13

Hawaii, Maui. 1998 gold plated trade dollar. Mintage reported at 1,000. Catalog value $10.00. This was a variety I did not have. Start was $32.99 with FREE shipping. I was the only bidder.

 

3/5/13

Pennsylvania, Freeport. 1933 Centennial of Incorporation Quarter. Almost Uncirculated. A very early issue, and in nice shape. Start was $9.99 and I put in a bid just slightly more than that, but two others bid higher than me and it sold for $12.33 plus $2.25 shipping. A good buy.

 

3/5/13

New Mexico, Tatum. 1959 50th Anniversary Half Dollar. Offered with a Buy It Now price of $9.95 with FREE shipping, this was one I just had to have! A rare issue with a mintage of 1,000 pieces. This was listed as the Tatum New Mexico, but the picture showed the obverse of that token and the reverse of a British Columbia piece. Could this have been a rare muling of the two pieces, or just an error in the listing? I would have been happy if it was the regular Tatum piece, and absolutely thrilled if it was a muling of the two - but as it turned out it was just the British Columbia piece and had nothing to do with New Mexico, Tatum, or American Municipal tokens. Rats! Now I've got a Stewart, BC piece I really didn't want!

 

3/5/13

Kansas. 1961 Kansas Statehood. Official Coin of Abilene. Not one of the typical County issues, the 1961 Centennial coins from cities, events, organizations etc. are all scarce. This one was offered for an opening bid of $8.00 and there were two bids - one for $18.88 and a second one for some amount over that resulting in a sale at the next increment of $19.88. A good price, I think. These 1961 Kansas "Official Coins" are very popular right now, and are well worth watching.

 

3/5/13

Alaska, Anchorage. 1959 Alaska Purchase Centennial 50¢ and $5. North Pole Enterprises Private Issues - unnumbered versions, uncirculated. The seller - who I highly recommend for anything collectible and Alaska - is ebay seller alaskatokens, and he reported the mintage as 4,000 of the 50¢ and 1,000 of the $5. I have not been able to confirm these mintages, but they seem appropriate. The starting bid was $20 for the set plus $3 shipping, which I think is just a bit high, but had I needed them in my collection, I surely would have been a bidder. As it is, there were no bidders, and the lot was not relisted. This is the kind of set that is around in small quantities now, but will be snapped up quickly when municipal tokens take off, and then they they will be no longer available! Like I've said before, "Get them while you can!".

 

3/6/13

Oregon, Corvallis. 1957 Centennial Half Dollar. I don't know the mintage, but it is a little scarce - particularly so in uncirculated condition. Offered for only 1¢ this slightly circulated piece had 6 bids, and ended up at $6.01. Add in the $3.77 shipping (too much) and it ended up costing the winner $9.78 - reasonable, but a bit more than what I think it is worth.

 

3/6/13

Kansas Centennial. Official Coin struck in silver, no location. Variety stamped STERLING. Started at $10.00 plus $3.00 shipping, six bidders sent it to $17.29 - still a nice price. 

 

3/6/13

Colorado, Statewide. 1959 Centennial "Gold Poke" quarter. This unusual item was a small cellophane pouch printed on the outside with the Centennial Seal and redemption information. Inside were sealed ore tailings from the Boulder Mill. One million were made, but it is seldom encountered today. This one started at $6.99 + $2.25 postage, and ended up at $10.51+ after four bidders had their way with it. Just about right.

 

3/7/13

Michigan, Lansing. 1959 Centennial Half Dollar. Choice uncirculated. This one comes in two slight varieties with a combined mintage of 80,000, so it really is a pretty common issue. This one was offered at a very reasonable 50¢ plus $2.07 shipping, but there were no bidders. It should have been a buy for someone.

 

3/7/13

California, Redding. 1965 Kennedy-Whiskeytown Memorial. Souvenir Gold Coin, struck in nickel silver. Five thousand of these were struck in the normal goldene finish, plus 300 for collectors in nickel silver. These NS ones usually come with a numbered edge, but watch out for the rarer unnumbered version - they have a mintage of "less than 6". Odd, but as reported by Cliff Mishler, back when they were released. This one started off at 99¢ (plus $2.95 shipping) and had three bidders. I was the top bidder at just $3.24 - a real bargain. When it arrived, it turned out to be the numbered version, as expected. I catalog these at $10.00.

 

3/7/13

Hawaii. 1970 Menehune Money. Gold anodized aluminum, sealed in original commemorative cardboard holder. An early Royal Hawaiian Mint issue. Somewhat scarce - usually a $5 issue, I think, but much scarcer in the holder. Offered for $14.99 with FREE shipping, this one attracted a single bid.

 

3/7/13

Kansas, Rossville. 1971 Centennial Dollar in bronze. Starting price was $3.00, and with just two bidders, the selling price was $4.13 plus $2.00 shipping. Just about exactly my catalog value of $6.00.

 

3/8/13

Michigan, Harbor Springs. 1950 Ottawa Indian Capital Quarter. About uncirculated. An attractive early issue - now 63 years old! One of the easier-to-locate early Michigan municipals, I catalog this one at $5.00. Offered for $8.00 plus $1.75 shipping, this one sold, but there was only one bidder.

 

3/8/13

California, Los Angeles. 1984 Copper Dollar, XXIII Olympics. A seldom seen private issue, this one offered for $6.95 plus $2.95 shipping sold to the second bidder for $7.45 plus the postage. A $10.00 coin. This "Copper Dollar" also comes struck in silver!

 

3/9/13

Mississippi, Vicksburg. 1963 Civil War Siege Centennial Half Dollar. Given the current popularity of Civil War collectibles, especially Southern issues, I expected this one to get more than the single bid it drew. In nice uncirculated condition it was offered for $6.00 plus $2.00 shipping. Currently cataloged at $5.00.

 

3/10/13

Montana, Libby. 1967 Diamond Jubilee Dollar. This issue is a little bit on the scarce side, but obtainable. I catalog it at $6.50. Started at $2.99 plus $2.07 shipping this example bought $5.00+ after 3 bids. I think it would have brought a couple bucks more if it were in uncirculated condition.

 

3/10/13

Iowa, Cresco. 1966 Centennial Half Dollar, goldene. Mintage 4,000, this piece has always been harder to find than its mintage would suggest. Worth at least $7.50, this was offered for just $1.99, plus that amount again as postage, but it earned no bids. Nor did it get a bid when offered again the following week for the same amount. Another scarce one goes unappreciated!

 

3/10/13

Minnesota. 1958 Centennial, Lot of 3 pieces. This lot included 3 Centennial pieces, all of them MTC/SCD issues. One was the very common and oft-discussed Iron Nickel from Virginia, one was the 50¢ from Chisholm, and the third was the brass uniface "Dollar", which is quite scarce. These started at a very reasonable $2.95 + $2.45 shipping and after 8 bids ended up at $21.62 - well less than the value of the uniface piece alone!

 

3/13/13

Pennsylvania, Stroudsville. 1965 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar. Holed at top, as made. Without a hole, this is a very common and easily obtainable, but it is very rare holed. The hole was usually for some sort of jewelry use, such as a keychain, or for a loop from which it could be suspended for a badge. These are seldom found with a hole, certainly far less than 1 in 100 come that way, but because of the ease of adding the hole, I value them the same as an unholed example. Some issues - not this one - that come with and without holes have added value for the holed issue because it is an issue that usually comes in "coin orientation" (with the reverse inverted in relation to the obverse), and to make a holed version work, a special press run had to be made with the reverse in the proper relationship to the obverse. This Stroudsville piece always comes in "medal orientation" (I call it up/up in the catalog), so no changes were needed to produce a holed version. This one brought $1.00 plus $2.85 p/h from a single bidder. Catalog value $3.00.

 

3/13/13

Ohio, Sandusky Area. 1968 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar. A large attractive issue offered for $1.00 plus $1.99 shipping. No bids this first week, but it went to a single bidder the following week. Catalog value $4.00

 

3/13/13

Oregon. 1959 State Centennial Uniface "Dollar", nickel silver, with smoke variety, holed. MS-65 NGC. A MTC we have to share with the So Called Dollar collectors, so it usually brings a far higher price than it would if it were only a MTC issue. Also encapsulated, so that adds to the value as well. Offered for a mere $8.00 with FREE shipping by one of my favorite sellers, linkville*coins, 19 bidders pushed this one all the way up to $178.50 by the end of the sale - a price appropriate to its scarcity as a SCD. In fact, I bid just over $150 (and lost) as it was an improvement to the specimen I have. However, it will catalog only $15.00 in the published version of the MTC catalog because my prices are based on the relative rarity of each piece. If I valued it at the price this one brought, it would be by far the most valuable non precious metal MTC, and it is nowhere near that. There will be a note that it is also a SCD, so it has a potential value of much more to collectors of those issues. Much, much rarer MTC pieces than this sell for under $20 all the time, so until real values are established, a price based on relative rarity is the only way to go.

 

3/13/13

Arizona, Wolfville (Tucson). Undated One Bit. Older souvenir issue I catalog at $10.00. This one offered for $23.45 plus $1.99 shipping attracted no bids. The next week it was at $19.08 - still no bids. The following week the seller tried it at $17.47. That was enough for one bidder, because it sold for that price.

 

3/16/13

South Dakota, Sioux Falls. 1960 Territorial Centennial Half Dollar. Very common, but this was for two pieces for 99¢ - a good deal, but when you add in the $2.56 shipping it is no longer a bargain. This one got a single bid. Not bad.

 

3/17/13

California, Mount Shasta. 1983 Two and a Half Mount Shasta Dollars. Offered for $2.99 plus $2.41 postage. These were issued in both 1982 and 1983 and either one is worth $5 - $6. A single bidder won this one for a total of $5.40. Right on the money!

 

3/17/14

Illinois, Ottawa. 1964 LaSalle County 125th Anniversary Half Dollar. A larger oxidized brass issue with a mintage of 10,000 pieces. Very common. This one was offered at $15.99 with FREE shipping. No bids.

 

3/18/13

Kansas Centennial. 1961 Statehood Centennial Souvenir Coin stamped A. J. Bevans. I don't know who A.J. Bevans was, but this is a very scarce issue. Start was $6.95 plus $1.95 shipping - this one had four bids $7.00, $13.85, $55.55 and something higher than that because it sold for the next increment, $56.55. Another example of the popularity of these Kansas Souvenir Coins!

 

3/18/13

Kansas, Neodesha. 1971 Centennial Dollar. "Common" version with first line on obverse reading 100th Year, instead of Centennial. Start was $6.95 + $1.95 shipping There were no bids when I placed mine and I was positive I would win this as a duplicate at or near the starting bid, but at the last moment another bidder swooped in and I lost! It sold for $17.38. I catalog this one for less than $10 - guess I might have to reconsider that valuation!

 

3/18/13

Hawaii. 1992 Honolulu Dala by the Royal Hawaiian Mint. King Kamehameha/Diamond Head silver issue. Scarce enough to be worth double silver value, this one priced at less than that, $52.95 plus $3 shipping (or a Buy It Now for $58.50 +), did not receive a bid. A second specimen was listed separately at the same price - with the same results.

 

3/18/13

Alaska, Fairbanks. 1959 Statehood Dollar in the standard goldene finish. Graded MS64 and encapsulated in a NGC holder, this one started off at 95¢ and 7 bids sent it up to $10.50 with FREE shipping. This is the second lowest priced MTC in the catalog at $1.50. Ultra common, with a mintage in excess of 200,000, this was still a bargain at this price, because it will cost you more than double what this one brought just to encapsulate one these days!

 

3/19/13

Arizona, Lake Havasu City. 1974 and 1980 London Bridge Dollars. These two will run you $131 plus $3.50 shipping on the Lake Havasu Rotary Dollar website. However on ebay this nice uncirculated pair brought $8.00 plus $2 shipping from a single bidder. The price the bidder paid was just about right. The pair lists for $7.50 in the catalog.

 

3/19/13

Hawaii. 1984 25th Anniversary of Statehood Dala. Queen Liliuokalani, golden bronze. Mintage reports vary widely on this one. 10,000 were planned, Metcalf & Russell in their Hawaiian Money book say 5,000, and according to the latest edition of Unusual Coins of the World, it was only 3,500 pieces. It is easily obtainable, and I go along with Metcalf and Russell and note it as having a mintage of 5,000. I catalog it at $5.00. This choice uncirculated specimen was offered at $2.99 + $2.50 shipping, and surprisingly it did not receive a single bid.

 

3/19/13

Pennsylvania, Amity Township. 1969 250th Anniversary Half Dollar. This issue is a little scarce, and seldom appears on ebay. This one was offered for $12 with FREE shipping, and did not sell. I catalog these at $6.50, but I'm pretty sure someone who needed it would not have let it pass at this price. I guess no one needed it, because it did not sell.

 

3/19/13

Oklahoma, Burns Flat. 1949 Drawing Dollar. A brass merchant token style piece. It also comes in 5, 10, and 25¢ denominations. I do not presently catalog this as a MTC, as it does not seem to commemorate anything. 1949 is not an anniversary year, and so far I have turned up no info as to its significance. Probably a community issue of some sort, but who knows! I didn't have this denomination, which catalogs at $25 in the Oklahoma merchant token catalog, so I was pleased when I won it for just $7.04 plus $1.95 shipping. I put it with a bunch of other items that are almost MTCs, but not quite. Wannabe MTCs.

 

3/20/13

North Dakota, Wishek. 1973 75th Anniversary Dollar. I catalog this one at $6.00. Offered for $5.00 plus $3.00 shipping, this one was sold to a single bidder.

 

3/20/13

California, Santa Catalina Island. 1994 Catalina Trade Dollar, Look Out Cottage. Part of a series that was issued from 1989 to 1996. Starting bid was $12.95 (or $15.95 BIN) plus $1.99 shipping. Actually about a $4 coin, you occasionally see these offered on ebay in the $10 to $15 range, and sometimes they sell at that amount. This one did not. Mintage 10,000 pieces. This year also comes in a much scarcer error "mule" variety which combines the obverse of the next year's issue (The Tuna Club) with the 1994 dated $1.00 reverse. this would have been a nice bargain if it had been that variety.

 

3/20/13

Wyoming, Douglas. 1962 Diamond Jubilee Jackalope Buck 50¢. This is a fairly common piece that I catalog at $4.00. Offered at $9.88 plus $2.25 this piece sold to a single bidder. This comes in two distinct die varieties, check the ones you have and see if you have both. The easiest diagnostic is to check out the height of the line of trees behind the fort. The jackalope can also have either long or short whiskers. Both varieties are of about the same rarity.

 

3/21/13

Hawaii. 1984 25th Anniversary of Statehood Dala. Queen Liliuokalani, proof silver. As with the bronze one I listed two days ago, mintage reports vary widely. I go with 5,000 pieces. It is easily obtainable for a silver MTC. I think it is worth about 1.5 times silver value, so this one priced at $39.99 + $3.00 seemed just about right. This one sold to a single bidder at the opening price.

 

3/21/13

Minnesota, Cass County. 1958 Statehood Centennial 50¢. Extremely Fine. Second easiest to obtain of the Minnesota Centennial MTCs, after the very common Virginia issue. In slightly circulated condition - which is typical for this issue - and in my opinion, worth about $5.00. Mintage was 7,500. Listed for $8.58 + $1.99, which is not unreasonable, this one passed through its week on ebay without a bid. If it had been fully uncirculated I am sure it would have sold - because I would have been bidding on it! In the weeks following it was reduced to $7.54 and finally $5.52 and it still did not find a home.

 

3/24/13

Michigan, Fremont. 1954 Centennial 50¢, holed (as all are), uncirculated. A nice old municipal, almost 60 years old. Offered in choice uncirculated for only 99¢ plus $1.99. Sold to a single bidder for the opening price. Catalog value $4.00.

 

3/24/13

Montana, Virginia City. 1963 (1964) Centennial Dollar. Large, attractive western themed token with a miner with a pan of gold nuggets, a rattlesnake wrapped around his arm, Boot Hill, hangman's noose, etc. Easily available, but popular. Catalog value $4.00, mintage unknown to me. Opened at 99¢ + $2.75 shipping and closing at $3.25 after two bidders had their way with it.

 

3/24/13

Wyoming, Greybull. 1968 60th Anniversary, Days of '49 Dollar. Mintage, 5,000 and worth $5 - $6. This one started at $3.00 and 3 bids sent it up to $5.53. Postage was $2.50.

 

3/24/13

Pennsylvania, Perry County. 1970 Goldene Sesquicentennial Souvenir Coin. Choice uncirculated. A $4.00 item in this finish. Offered for 99¢ with $2.07 shipping. It was cheap and I couldn't resist it. I was the only bidder. Whatta deal!

 

3/25/13

Nevada, Las Vegas. "1898" Entertainment Capital "Las Vegas Coin" in antique nickel-silver. Scarcer than many of the other similar Las Vegas souvenir coin issues, but by no means rare. Worth $5 - $6, but not the $15.99 plus $1.99 shipping this seller wanted. No bids.

 

3/26/13

Pennsylvania, Beaver Falls. 1968 Centennial Half Dollar. Very common, with a total mintage of 40,000: 15,000 with the word REDEEMABLE incorrectly spelled REEDEMABLE, and an additional 25,000 with the correct spelling. This one with the correct spelling in nice uncirculated condition. Start was $9.99 + $2.99. No bids on this one either. These catalog for $3.00 each - either variety.

 

3/26/13

Texas, Corpus Christi. 1947 red plastic Buccaneer Days Quarter, large image variety. A neat old token, and scarce. I catalog it at $7.50, and it is well worth that, but this one which was offered for $9.99 plus $6.20 shipping did not sell. I guess it was the super high shipping.

 

3/26/13

South Dakota, Yankton. 1961 Dakota Territory Centennial Half Dollar. Common issue with a first mintage of 20,000 - more were being contemplated, but I do not know if they were produced. Common, but very choice. Offered for 99¢ plus $2.95 shipping. There were two bids, and it sold for $1.05. Not bad - I catalog these at $3.50.

 

3/27/13

Ohio, Mansfield. 1958 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar. Goldene version, uncirculated. Very early "space" themed token. Started at $6.00 plus $2.50 shipping, and earning only one bid. I catalog this metal (10,000 struck) at $5.00, and the aluminum version (5,000 struck) at $7.50.

 

3/27/13

Hawaii, Molokai. 1976 Father Damien Molokai Trade Dollar. Scarce -This one sold to a single bidder at $29.00. Another one listed the following week that did not sell. Alohadon had to wait 3 additional weeks before another was sold. Someday he is going to run out of these!

 

3/30/13

Ohio, Newark. 1952 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar, nice uncirculated. Offered for $9.95 plus $3, this token went with a single bid. I catalog it at $5.00, but that would be in extra fine or almost uncirculated, which are the grades it is usually encountered in. Choice ones are few and far between, so I was surprised it did not sell. Offered the following week for just 99¢ with that same $3 shipping, it attracted 4 bids and sold for $2.25 - a bargain!

 

3/30/13

Michigan, Benzonia Beulah. 1958 Centennial Quarter, extremely fine. A scarce issue that I catalog for $7.50. It began at $4.99 + $2.75 and there were four bids: $4.99, $10.59, $66.66 and another at something more than that because it sold at the next bid increment for an incredible $67.66 - certainly a record price for this piece! Congratulations to you guys who are already collecting municipals, because - whether it is good or not - prices like this are the future of municipals!

 

3/31/13

New Mexico, Fort Wingate (Gallup). 1960 Centennial Half Dollar, a pair of nice uncirculated pieces. A big mintage of 25,000 pieces assures us that there will be plenty of these around for a while, but the Old West and military themes make it a very popular issue. Started at just 99¢ plus $3.25 shipping, three bidders pushed this lot to $3.25. A total of $6.50 is not too bad for a pair of items I catalog for $3.50 each. Good buy!

 

3/31/13

Iowa, Montezuma. 1968 Powesheik County 125th Anniversary Half Dollar. A good scarce issue - mintage 1,500. Offered for $9.95 plus $1.75 shipping, this item - which I value at $10.00 in the catalog - did not sell. It was not re-listed.

 

3/31/13

South Dakota. South Dakota Dollars set, one for each year 1971 to 1980 plus two "error" issues. Housed in a large heavy Capital Plastics holder, eleven are nickel silver and one is copper. A nice set, but rather common - the 10 regular issues with a mintage of 6,000 each, have a catalog value of $3.50 each, except for the errors, which are not scarce, and list for $4.00 each. These make an impressive set in the nice plastic holder, and were irresistible at the 99¢ start - even with the $15.00 shipping fee. However, four bidders and eleven bids sent this lot up to $31.88 - still not too bad.

 

3/31/13

Colorado, Aspen. 1980 Centennial Dollar. Not rare, but worth $5.00, this one was listed for a mere 1¢ plus a reasonable $1.75 shipping. Surprisingly there were no bids.

 

3/31/13

California, San Diego. 1936 California International Pacific Exposition 10¢, overdate with 6 stamped over the 5 of the original 1935 date. Start was $9.95, but 4 bids sent it up to a $16.39 selling price - plus $1.95 shipping. This token lists at $5.00 and the scarcer original 1935 dated piece at $10.00. This item was described as an unlisted So-Called Dollar, which probably contributed to its higher than expected sale price, however either its size or the fact that it has a denomination would be enough to exclude its listing as such.

 

3/31/12

Arizona, Tombstone. "1879" Souvenir Dollar. Another item described improperly as an unlisted So-Called Dollar. This is a souvenir issue sold to tourists in the 1950's and 1960's and is somewhat common. I list this copper version at $3.50. A later - and scarcer - aluminum piece of the same design is cataloged at $5.00. The copper piece was offered at $24.00 plus $3.50 and sold to a single bidder. I'll bet the buyer was a SCD collector, but the definition of SCDs specifically excludes items that have a denomination.

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