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MTCs on Ebay  March  2014

 

 

3/2/14

California, Auburn.  1966 Gold Rush Days Anniversary Celebration Souvenir Coin.  Mintage unknown.  Catalog value $4.00.  Available for bid at $7.00 plus $2.00 shipping.  There were no bids this week, and it took being relisted for six additional weeks before being snapped up by a single bidder on April 14.

 

 

3/2/14

California, Kernville.  “1861” Whiskey Flat Days Souvenir Coin.  Unknown Mintage.  Catalog value $5.00.  Available for a $5.00 opening bid, or $8.00 with the Buy It Now option.  The postage would be an additional $2.00.  No bids.  Relisted one additional week at the same terms, still unsuccessfully.

 

 

3/2/14

Maryland, Frederick.  1964-1965 Jug Bridge Memorial Park Souvenir Half Dollar.  Mintage 10,000.  Catalog value $3.00.  This piece was offered for $4.74 plus $2.96 shipping.  Relisted one more week at the same price, but still there were no bids and the listing was ended.

 

3/2/14

New York, Rye.  1960 300th Anniversary Half Dollar.  Mintage 10,000 - catalog value $3.50.  The opening bid was to be $7.95 plus another $1.95 shipping, but no one was willing to go that high. 

 

 

3/2/14

Pennsylvania, York.  1966 225th Anniversary Half Dollar.  Second (and commoner) variety with IN / TRADE added to the redemption information.  Mintage 25,000.  Catalog value $2.50.  Offered for $6.98 plus 99¢ shipping.  No bids.  

 

 

3/3/14

Arizona, Bisbee.  1913 Moose Club Bazaar set of $1, $5, $10, $20.  I do not list these, but they use the same art work and reverse designs as the 1915 Prescott Moose Club Frontier Days Celebration set, which is listed.  I thought the “BAZAAR" description made it seem more like it was for a Moose Club event (and therefore not a municipal issue), but the Frontier Days Celebration of the Prescott set sounded like a community event - just sponsored by the Moose Club - and therefore listable.  I may re-think that for the next edition and include both.  Do any of you guys have an idea on this?  Anyway, the set was in extremely fine and better condition, and brought $105.00 after a 99¢ start and 45 bids.  This was a very strong price for this set.

 

 

3/3/14

Hawaii, Maui.  2008 Maui Trade Dollar Set - Copper Nickel, Gold Plate and Silver, in case.  Like the other modern Hawaiian pieces, these Maui sets seem to be moving up in price quickly these days.  This set started at $39.99 plus $4.40 shipping but went up to $93.88 after 6 bids.  Pretty steep, I think.

 

 

3/3/14

Kansas, Hays City.  1967 Centennial Dollar.  Standard nickel-silver version.  Mintage 5,125.  Catalog value $3.50.  This lot was a group of three pieces, described by the seller as AU - UNC.  The starting price was $3.00 plus $2.75 shipping.  There were 6 bids and they sold for $7.75.

 

 

3/3/14

Montana, Fort Benton.  1971 (1972) 125th Anniversary Dollar.  Un-numbered version.  Mintage 14,000.  Catalog value $4.00.  This example was offered at a start of $3.00 plus $2.75 shipping.  A single bidder won this one at its opening price.

 

 

3/3/14

Nebraska, Norfolk.  1966 Centennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.00.  This token started at $1.00, drew 4 bids, and sold for $7.50 plus $1.00 shipping.

 

 

3/3/14

Nebraska, Wakefield.  1981 Centennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $5.00.  This was a nice example, and it started and ended at Its $1.00 opening plus $1.00 shipping.  A bargain!

 

 

3/3/14

Nebraska, York.  1970 Centennial Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.00.  Another single bidder item, selling for just $1.00 plus another $1.00 for shipping.

 

 

3/3/14

Oregon, Roseburg.  1959 State Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 12,500.  Catalog value $3.00.  It sold to a single bidder at the opening price of $1.00, but the $3.50 shipping charge took it out of the bargain category.

 

 

3/4/14 

Iowa, Emmetsburg.  1986 Irish Dollar.  Uncertain mintage.  Catalog value $3.00.  Up for bid at $4.99 plus $1.00 shipping.  No bids.  Repeatedly relisted at the same price.  As of May 4 it is still available.

 

 

3/4/14 

Iowa, Emmetsburg.  1988 Irish Dollar.  Uncertain mintage.  Catalog value $3.00.  Up for bid at $4.99 plus $1.00 shipping.  No bids.  Repeatedly relisted at the same price.  Still available at the same price as of May 4.

 

 

 

3/4/14

Michigan, Albion.  1979 Festival Of The Forks Dollar.  Mintage 2,200.  Catalog value $4.00.  Offered for $4.99 plus another $4.50 shipping.  There were no bids so it was relisted for $2.99 plus $4.50 shipping.  No bids this week or the following one either, so the listing was ended.

 

 

3/4/14

Nebraska, David City.  1973 Centennial Dollar struck in silver.  Unknown mintage, this one numbered 146 on the edge.  Catalog value $25.00.  The start was $24.99 and the postage $2.82 additional.  There were just two bids and it sold for $38.85.

 

 

3/4/14

Ohio, Fort Stephenson (Fremont).  1963 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 10,000.  Catalog value $4.00.  Sold for its opening bid of 99¢ (plus $2.00 shipping) to a lone bidder.

 

 

3/4/14

Oklahoma, Newkirk and Kay County.  1968 Diamond Jubilee Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $5.00.  Offered for $9.50 with FREE shipping, this item received no bids and the listing was ended.

 

 

3/4/14

Pennsylvania, Spring City.  1967 Centennial Half Dollar.  Uncertain mintage.  Catalog value $4.50.  Offered for a starting bid of $2.95 plus $2.00 shipping, but there were no bids.  It was then lowered to $1.95 (still plus $2.00 shipping) and offered unsuccessfully for another month, before being ended without a sale on April 4.

 

 

3/4/14

Tennessee, Harriman.  1965 75th Anniversary Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage, but quite scarce - I catalog this issue at $15.00.  The starting price was $8.99 plus $3.99 shipping.  I confidently bid $21.88 to add it to my duplicates, and was surprised to be outbid at the next increment, $22.38, to the only other bidder.

 

 

3/5/14

Arizona, Lake Havasu City.  1976 London Bridge Dollar struck in copper.  Mintage 25,000.  Catalog value $5.00.  Start was 99¢ plus $2.50 shipping.  There were 14 bids and it sold for $8.27.

 

 

3/5/14

Arizona, Lake Havasu City.  1985-1986 London Bridge Dollar.  This example in oxidized brass.  Only 200 were made.  Originally sold for $4.00, I last cataloged it at $5.00 - which seems pretty low today.  Still, it sold for only $8.27 after 6 bids.  Start on this piece was 99¢ and postage $2.50. 

 

 

3/5/14

Arizona, Lake Havasu City.  1986-1987 London Bridge Dollar.  Struck in oxidized copper.  Mintage 5,000.  Catalog value $4.00.  This one started at 99¢, drew 14 bids, and sold for $8.27 plus $2.50 postage.  Unusual in that it sold for the same price as the 1985-1986 issue above, which is 25 times scarcer, but it looks like this was $8.27 day for London Bridge Dollars, because all 3 sold for that amount.

 

 

3/5/14

New York, Staten Island.  1961 Tercentennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 10,000.  Catalog value $4.00.    Despite being in very choice condition and being offered for a reasonable $5.00 with FREE  shipping, there were no bids.

 

 

3/5/14

New York, Ticonderoga and Vermont, Burlington.  1959 350th Champlain Anniversary Half Dollar.  Unusual in that it was sponsored by two communities, but with a high mintage and low value for the same reason.  The mintage was reported as 60,000 (I suspect more were made after the original order) and it catalogs for $1.50 - the lowest price in the catalog, an honor it shares with a couple other issues.  Offered for $3.00 plus $2.00 shipping, there were no bids.  It is still being offered every week at the same amount more than two months later.

 

 

3/5/14

Oregon.  Collection of 26 1959 MTC’s for Oregon’s Centennial Celebration from 11 different towns.  All goldene, and mostly uncirculated.  This group started off at $26.00 plus $7.00 shipping, it attracted 7 bids, and ended up selling for $87.86 - about $3.38 each, not counting the postage.  

 

 

3/5/14

Wisconsin, Black River Falls.  1983 Centennial Dollar.  Struck in goldene.  Reported mintage 250 pieces, but I think they ordered another 100 pieces of each of the 4 non-silver metal varieties.  This one numbered 227.  Catalog value $2.50.  It started at 99¢, gained 2 bids, and sold for a bargain $1.58 plus $2.50 shipping.  

 

 

3/6/14

California, Palm Springs.  1975 Palm Springs Dollar struck in oxidized bronze.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $5.00.  The seller offered his token for $10.50 plus $3.99 shipping.  No bids.  It has been relisted weekly at the same price for over two months.

 

 

3/6/14

Nebraska, Wahoo.  1970 Centennial Half Dollar.  Private issue by Economy Grocery.  The more common variety with plain border (the variety with denticles around the border is worth twice as much).  Unknown mintage, catalog value $3.00.  There was a single bidder who won it at the opening bid of 99¢ plus $3.00 shipping.

 

 

3/6/14

(Oregon, Huntington).  H. R. & G. C. Days of ’49 $10 token.  This denomination not listed in the previous edition of my catalog.  No mintage data, but it will probably catalog about $7.50 in the next edition.  This token was offered for $4.99 plus 99¢ shipping.  A single bidder won it for the opening price.  

 

 

3/6/14

Texas, Rockport.  1970 Centennial Dollar.  Unknown Mintage, catalog value $6.00.  One of the more attractive MTC’s, featuring a three masted sailing ship at full sail, this opened at $3.00 plus $2.75 shipping, and sold for an impressive $15.12 after 6 bids.

 

 

3/7/14

(Ohio), Cleves,  1968 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $5.00.  Opening bid was $8.99 plus another $3.99 shipping. No bids.  Relisted every week, and it is still out there waiting for someone to bid as I write this on May 5.

 

 

3/7/14

Wyoming, Casper.  1964 Diamond Jubilee Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $5.00.  Offered for $4.95 plus a very steep $4.50 shipping.  No bids.  Relisted at the same price until April 14, when the listing was ended by the seller.  It reappeared at the end of the month, and went a couple more weeks at the same rates.  On April 14 the seller ended the listing without a sale.

 

 

3/8/14

Illinois, Warsaw.  1962 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $5.00 in AU condition.  This one was fully uncirculated and worth double that amount.  I was the only bidder at the $3.99 plus $1.10 opening price.

 

 

3/8/14

Nebraska, Chadron.  Diamond Jubilee Half Dollar.  Mintage 6,000.  Catalog value $3.00.  The opening bid was $7.49 plus $1.99 shipping.  No bids, so it was repeatedly relisted and is still available at the same price a full two months later.

 

 

3/8/14

Vermont, Waterbury.  1963 Bicentennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.50.  This one opened at $3.99 plus $1.10 shipping.  There were 2 bids an it sold for $4.51.

 

 

3/8/14

Wisconsin, Black River Falls.  1983 Centennial Dollar struck in nickel-silver.  Numbered, as all are.  This one #227.  The reported mintage was 250 for each of 4 non precious metal versions - but it appears those mintages were upped to 350 each in a subsequent order from the manufacturer.  At any rate quite scarce, I catalog them for $8.50 each.  This one was to prove to be a bargain, starting at 99¢ plus $2.50 shipping, and ending at just $1.95 after 4 bids.

 

 

3/9/14

Florida, Avon Park.  1964 75th Anniversary Half Dollar.  Mintage unknown, Catalog value $3.50.  Opening bid was $6.99 plus $2.99 shipping.  No bids.  The following week it was dropped dramatically to a 99¢ start, plus that $2.99 shipping.  Still no bids.  Relisted several more times at that price until it was placed in the sellers store for a Buy It Now price of $1.45 + $2.99.  It is still there as of May 9th.

 

 

3/9/14

Hawaii, Kona.  1974 Kona Dollar, gold plated version.  Unknown mintage.  Obsolete catalog value $5.00.  This one sold for the opening bid of $3.99 to a single bidder.  The only thing that kept it out of the real bargain class is the heavy-duty $6.00 postage fee.  Still a steal in today’s Hawaii market.

 

 

3/9/14

Illinois, Farmer City.  1962 125th Anniversary Half Dollar.  Slightly circulated, with a nasty spot on the obverse.  Mintage 2,500.  Catalog value $4.00.  Up for bid at a start of $5.00 with FREE shipping.  No takers this week, and listed for an additional month before the seller ended the listing.

 

 

3/9/14

Kansas, Leavenworth.  1972 Buffalo Bill Cody Days Dollar.  Fourth year in this series.  Mintage 1,500.  Catalog value $7.50.  Offered for $9.99 plus $1.99 shipping.  When it did not sell it was placed in the sellers store for the same price, but only as a Buy It Now item.  It is still available as of May 9, two months later. 

 

 

3/9/14

Michigan, Morley.  1969 Centennial Half Dollar.  A slightly circulated example.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.00.  Opening bid was $2.99 plus $2.00 shipping.  There were no bids and the seller relisted this piece multiple times at the same price.  Still available as of May 9.

 

 

3/9/14

Pennsylvania, McSherrystown.  1963 Bicentennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 5,000.  Catalog value $4.50.  The start was 99¢ and the postage was $2.32.  No bids and not relisted.

 

 

3/10/14

Alaska, Fairbanks.  1963 Cheechako Grubstake $2.00 / Gold Nugget Token.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $5.00.  This one started off at 99¢ plus $2.95 shipping and sold for $1.25 after just two bids.

 

 

3/10/14

Alaska, North Pole.  Undated (1966) Farthest North Rodeo Dollar struck in nickel silver, the most common variety of this issue.  Unknown mintage, but with a catalog value of $5.00.  Up for bid at a start price of $9.99 plus $3.00 shipping.  There were no bids and it has been relisted weekly for 9 weeks now, at the same price, still without a bid. 

 

 

3/10/14

Illinois, Evanston.  1963 Centennial Half Dollar.  The mintage was reported to be 50,000 but I am pretty sure that was a typo or perhaps a maximum mintage that was never reached, because it has the “feel” of a mintage more like 5,000 based on the frequency at which it appears.  I catalog it at $4.50.  This lot was a group of 5 tokens, all uncirculated.  The starting price was 99¢ plus $2.95 shipping, and it sold for $3.13 after two bids.  As I type this on May 10, I noticed the seller has another lot of 5 of these listed that will close in two days.  I was the underbidder last time - maybe I will be more lucky this time  

 

 

3/10/14

Iowa, Pomeroy.  1971 Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 2,500.  Catalog value $6.00.  The starting bid was 99¢ plus $3.00 shipping.  There were no bids this week, but it was offered for a couple more weeks before being terminated by the seller on April 29.

 

 

3/10/14

Maine, Hallowell.  1962 Bicentennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 2,500.  Catalog value $4.50.  Available for bid at a start of $9.99 with FREE shipping.  When it didn’t sell, it was placed in the Sellers Store for $11.00, still with that FREE shipping.  The listing was ended by the seller on April 30, without a sale.

 

 

3/10/14

Montana, Miles City.  1976 U. S. Bicentennial Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $5.00.  Start was $3.00 plus $2.00 shipping.  The same determined bidder bid three separate times - on the 5th, the 7th and the 10th - but as he was the only bidder, he won it for the opening price, $3.00 + $2.00.  

 

 

3/10/14

Oregon, Milton-Freewater.  1959 Oregon Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 5,000.  Catalog value $4.00.  Very slight wear.  It only took 99¢ to win this item as it sold at the opening bid to a single bidder.  Postage was an additional $1.95.

 

 

3/10/14

Pennsylvania, Boyertown.  1966 Centennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.50.  It sold to a single bidder for the 99¢ opening plus $2.95 for shipping.

 

 

3/10/14

Pennsylvania, Hazelton.  1957 Centennial Half Dollar.  Goldene finish.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog $6.00 in this finish.  The coppery looking ones are more abundant and catalog for $4.00.  Offered for $9.99 with FREE shipping.  No bids, so the seller put it in his store and raised the price to $11.00 with FREE shipping.  It is still being offered for that price with the Buy It Now option.

 

 

3/11/14

Alaska, Sitka.  1963 Alaska’s Historical Capital Dollar.  The regular issue, struck in nickel silver.  Mintage unknown.  Catalog value $3.50.  Starting bid was $5.00 plus $3.00 shipping, this token failed to receive a bid, and was not relisted.

 

 

3/11/14

Arizona, Prescott.  Undated Frontier Days  100 Bucks.  Mintage unknown.  Catalog value $4.00.  Offered for $4.99 with FREE shipping.  No bids and not relisted.

 

 

3/11/14

Hawaii.  (1991) Lead die trial for the obverse of the 10th and final Hawaiian Scenic Series Dalas, Lanai City.  Very few made - perhaps unique.  Started at $9.99 plus $2.50 shipping, this item attracted 5 bids and sold for $39.88.

 

 

3/11/14

Maryland, Frederick.  1964-1965 150th Anniversary of the National Anthem Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage, but very high - probably between 50,000 and 100,000.  This was struck in “goldene” and I catalog both minor die varieties I have noted at $2.50 each.  This example started at $3.00 with FREE shipping.  I wouldn’t normally have paid much attention to this, but the photo was glorious and made the coin look like a proof.  It looked far better than any I had ever seen, so I had to have it!  I bid, beat out the two other bidders, and won it for a mere $3.50.  Unfortunately, when it arrived it turned out to be just an ordinary uncirculated piece.  Rats! 

 

 

3/11/14

Maryland, Frederick.  1964-1965 Jug Bridge Memorial Park Souvenir Half Dollar.  Mintage 10,000.  Catalog value $3.00.  Offered for $4.74 plus $2.96 shipping, this item sold to a single bidder at the opening price.

 

 

3/12/14

Arizona, Lake Havasu City.  1986 - 1987 London Bridge Dollar struck in copper, the regular issue for this year.  Mintage 15,000.  Catalog value $5.00.  Started at 99¢ plus $2.50 shipping, this item drew 2 bids and sold for $3.11.

 

 

3/12/14

Iowa, Boone.  1965 Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 10,000.  Catalog value $3.00.  Put up for bid starting at $3.99 plus $2.95 shipping.  No bids.  Listed for a couple more weeks until the listing was ended by the seller on March 26.

 

 

3/12/14

Iowa, Emmetsburg.  1992 Irish Dollar.  Unknown mintage, Catalog value $3.00.  Started at 99¢ plus $2.50 shipping, this example drew 8 bids and sold for $3.09.

 

 

3/13/14

Florida, Palm Beach.  1976-77 U. S. Bicentennial Sand Dollar.  Nickel silver variety.  Mintage 10,000.  Catalog value $4.00.  Offered for an opening bid of $7.99 plus $3.99 for postage.  No bids.  Offered for the same amount every week after that until May 9, when the seller decided to end the listing.

 

 

3/13/14

Oklahoma, Purcell.  1962 Diamond Jubilee Half Dollar.  Mintage 3,000.  Catalog value $7.50.  Offered for $5.99 with FREE shipping.  No bids.  Had it been in uncirculated condition, I would have bid on it to add it to my duplicates box, but it didn’t quite make the grade.

 

 

3/13/14

Wyoming, Sheridan County.  1963 Diamond Jubilee Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage, catalog value $4.50.  The seller wanted $14.99 plus an additional $2.99 shipping, but this was just too much as it went through this week and the following one with no interest, and the seller ended the listing.

 

 

3/14/14

Hawaii, Kona Coast.  1978 Hawaiian Bicentennial Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $3.00.  Offered for $9.24 plus $2.00 shipping.   No bids.  Listed another week at that price, then raised to $13.48 for a week before ending the listing with the item still unsold. 

 

 

3/14/14

Iowa, Emmetsburg.  1996 Irish Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $3.00.  A single bidder won this for the opening price of 99¢ plus $3.00 shipping.

 

 

3/14/14

Iowa, Emmetsburg.  1997 Irish Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $3.00.  A single bidder won this for the opening price of 99¢ plus $3.00 shipping.

 

 

3/14/14

Iowa, Emmetsburg.  1998 Irish Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $2.50.  A single bidder won this for the opening price of 99¢ plus $3.00 shipping.

 

 

3/14/14

Iowa, Emmetsburg.  1999 Irish Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $2.50.  A single bidder won this for the opening price of 99¢ plus $3.00 shipping.

 

 

 

3/14/14

Iowa, Pella.  1997 Dutch Dollar.  Mintage uncertain, catalog value $3.00.  Offered for a mere 99¢ (plus $3.00 shipping), it sold to a single bidder at the opening price.

 

 

3/14/14

Iowa, Pella.  1998 Dutch Dollar.  Unknown mintage, catalog value $3.00.  Offered for just 99¢ plus $3.00 shipping.  Sold to a single bidder for the opening price.

 

 

3/14/14

Oregon, Newport.  1976 Newport Dollar.  Numbered, as all are - this one 11246.  Mintage uncertain.  Catalog value $5.00.  Start was $1.99 plus $1.10 shipping.  No bids.  Listed unsuccessfully one more week before the listing was ended by the seller.

 

 

3/14/14

South Dakota, Sturgis - Fort Meade.  1978 Centennial Half Dollar.  Catalog value $4.00.  This slightly circulated piece sold for the opening bid of $1.99 plus $1.10 shipping.

 

 

3/15/14

Michigan, Albion.  1986 Festival of the Forks $2.00.  Mintage about 1,000 pieces, catalog value $6.00.  Ninth and final issue of this series.  Offered for $2.99 plus 99¢ shipping.  It sold for $4.00 after two bids.

 

 

3/16/14

Illinois, Calumet City.  1976 Bicentennial Souvenir Dollar.  This one with the Revolutionary soldier superimposed on a 13 star flag reverse.  Unknown mintage, but scarce.  Catalog value for this (and all the other) reverse designs $10.00 each.  I was the only one to bid, and at $1.99 plus $2.00 shipping, I thought it was a real bargain! 

 

 

3/16/14

Iowa, Clare.  1973 Irish Dollar.  Second in a ten year series.  Mintage unknown.  Catalog value $6.00.  Starting at just 99¢, plus $3.00 shipping, this nice token sat through this week, and two additional weeks on ebay before someone finally decided to bid.  Sold for the opening price. 

 

 

 

3/16/14

Michigan, Corunna Area.  1969 Centennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.00.  This one started at $3.99 plus $1.85 shipping.  Two bids later it sold for $4.69.

 

 

3/16/14

Michigan, Traverse City.  1947 Centennial Quarter.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.50.  All of these come holed, apparently, but this one had what appeared to be a larger hole than normal.  I bid on it for that reason.  Start was $3.99 plus $2.00 shipping.  I was the only bidder.

 

 

3/16/14

Minnesota, Forest Lake.  1968 75th Anniversary Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage, catalog value $8.50.  Starting was $4.95 plus $1.85 shipping.  It sold for $5.83 after 2 bids.

 

 

 

3/16/14

Ohio, Strongsville.  1966 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar.  Mintage unknown.  Catalog value $6.50.  It started at $5.99 plus $1.85 shipping, attracted 3 bids, and sold for $6.99.

 

 

3/16/14

Unknown Location.  1876 Centennial Nickel.  Unlisted.  Just an ordinary looking 21mm brass trade token that says CENTENNIAL / 1876 on the front and the numeral 5 on the reverse with a bit of ornamentation.  I had one (maybe this same specimen, as they both were uncirculated) of these about 35 years ago and I sold it because someone was willing to pay the astronomical sum of $15.00 for it.  This is the only one I have seen since.  I was not sure if it was a MTC back then, and if I decide to list it now (I probably will), it will be the oldest item in the catalog.  It celebrates the American Centennial  and has a denomination, so it fits the definition.  Offered for 50¢ with FREE shipping, it attracted 19 bids and sold for $51.00.  I was glad to win this one back!   

 

 

3/17/14

Arizona, Quartzite.  1975 Quartzite Pow Wow Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $3.50.  Up for auction at 99¢ plus $1.50 shipping.  There were two bids and it sold for $1.04. 

 

 

3/17/14

Hawaii.  “1883”  King Kamehameha Akahi Dala Copy in gilt brass.  No mint signature.  This is the large date, short denticles variety.  Unknown mintage, catalog value $3.50.  The start was $19.00 with FREE shipping.  There were 2 bids, both by the same person, so it sold at the opening price.  Amazing!  There are 3 or 4 aggressive modern Hawaiian collectors out there that are really pushing the prices up.  Time will tell if these prices will hold.  My hunch is no, but I’ve been wrong about this kind of stuff many times before.  I talked to a guy at the last coin show I went to that felt that the prices for Hawaiian exonumia are currently far to low.  He said that just because it says Hawaii on the token or medal, or was used or issued there, it should be very popular and valuable.  I don’t see that.  Unless there is a huge collector base for Hawaiiana, and there isn’t, I don’t see why something from Hawaii should be more valuable than an equally scarce piece from, say, California.  

 

 

3/17/14

Iowa, Webster City.  1957 Centennial Half Dollar in used extremely fine condition.  Mintage 1,000.  Catalog value $17.50 in uncirculated.  The start was $7.96, and the same bidder placed a second bid just in case his first one was not enough, but it wasn’t necessary as he was able to win it for the opening price.  Postage was $1.97.  

 

 

3/17/14

Nevada, Las Vegas.  “1878” Las Vegas Dollar, Circus Circus Casino variety.  This was the antique bronze finish, which catalogs for $3.50 (as do the other two finishes).  Offered for a start of $12.99 plus $2.00 shipping, but there were no bids.  Relisted, but the link to that page is “no longer available” according to ebay.  The item is no longer being listed, so maybe it sold.

 

 

3/17/14

Oklahoma, Ringling-Mud Creek.  1964 50th Anniversary Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  catalog value $4.00.  Opening bid $1.99.   Postage $1.10.  No bids.  Relisted and sold at the opening price the following week.

 

 

Arizona, Lake Havasu City.  1984 London Bridge Dollar struck in antique bronze.  Scarce finish, with only 150 produced.  Catalog value $7.50.  Up for bid at 99¢ plus $3.00 shipping.  There were only 3 bids and it sold for just $1.50 - a true bargain!

 

 

3/18/14

California, San Diego.  Undated (1935-1936) First Chance Saloon 10¢.  I have been debating listing this one for years.  The entire inscription is FIRST CHANCE/SALOON/THE GULCH/SAN DIEGO FAIR//10¢.  It was used at a concession at the 1935-1936 California Pacific International Exposition in San Diego.  It does not seem to commemorate anything, but it does mention the Fair - and I list a couple other more “official” looking pieces for the same event - so maybe it will be listed.  This one was offered, unsuccessfully, first for $99.99 and then for two more weeks at $69.99 plus $1.01 shipping, still without a sale.  It was in nice condition, but toned very dark from being buried.

 

 

3/18/14

Ohio, Lewisburg.  1968 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 3,000.  Catalog value $4.00.  This one started at $10.99 with FREE shipping.  No bids, so the seller raised the price two bucks to $12.99, which didn’t work either.  Since then it has been in the sellers store for $12.99.  Still available more than 2 months later.

 

 

3/19/14  

Kansas.  Centennial Coin for Sumner County.  One of those middle-range issues, not common, but not especially scarce either.  Start was $2.50, and with two bids it sold for $2.75 plus an additional $1.50 shipping.  Pretty cheap, I think.

 

 

3/19/14

New York, Latham.  1960 Fire Department 50th Anniversary Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.50.  This was a well-used one with a start of $8.99 plus 89¢ shipping.  No bids this week, or the next two either.  Then the seller raised the start to $12.99 for a couple weeks before giving up and ending the listing without a sale. 

 

 

3/19/14

Pennsylvania, Littlestown.  1965 Bicentennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.50.   Offered for $1.99 plus $3.25 shipping, this drew a single bid. 

 

 

3/19/14

Wisconsin, Evansville.  1965 Centennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.00.  This choice uncirculated piece went unnoticed this week, as well as the following 5 weeks.  Perhaps it was too expensive - $12.95 with free shipping ($17.50 Buy It Now).  Currently available in the sellers store for $10.95. 

 

 

3/20/14

Hawaii.  1991 Pearl Harbor Dala in goldene.  Uncertain mintage.  Catalog value $4.00.  Offered at a start of $8.42 plus $1.98 shipping.  There were no bids this week, but it was relisted at the same price the following week.  I was the only bidder and won it for the opening bid.

 

 

3/20/14

Iowa, Anita.  1975 Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 2,500.  Catalog value $5.00.  Offered for a $9.99 start plus $3.99 shipping.  No bids this week, or during any of the seven following weeks.  Still available for the original price.

 

 

3/20/14

Pennsylvania, Monaca Area.  125th Anniversary Half Dollar.  August 14 - 21 variety.  This date variety comes in two orientations - up/up and up/down - the former is the scarcer one, I catalog it at $6.00.  The other lists for $4.00.  Which orientation variety this one was could not be determined from the photographs, but it didn’t matter because it was priced so high it will never sell.  The seller wanted $21.99 plus $2.75 shipping.  Over the weeks the price slowly dropped to $11.99 and then to $11.99 Or Best Offer, but still, two months down the line, it is still available.

 

 

3/21/14

Ohio, Amherst.   1964 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage, $6.50 catalog.  Offered for a reasonable $2.99 start, but with a sky-high $4.65 shipping.  No bids this week, or the following three either.  I finally decided to bite the bullet and bid despite the postage fee, and won it as the only bidder on April 11.

 

 

3/21/14

Minnesota, Sleepy Eye.  1972 Centennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $6.50.  The starting bid was $8.99, with postage an additional $1.99.  Offered week after week until May 24, when the seller ended the listing without a sale.

 

 

3/21/14

Pennsylvania, Mount Lebanon.  1962 50th Anniversary Half Dollar.  July 9th redemption date.  Unknown mintage.  $7.50 catalog value.  Offered for $5.00 plus $1.95 shipping, and sold to a single bidder.    

 

 

3/22/14

Kansas, Great Bend.  1972 Centennial Dollar.  Mintage 3,000.  Catalog value $6.00.  The start for this one was just 99¢ plus $2.00 shipping.  It sold, after 2 bids, for $2.26.

 

 

3/22/14

Kansas, Independence.  1970 Centennial Dollar.  Offered for a start of $11.00 with FREE shipping, this token did not receive a bid.  After another week at the same price and with the same results, the seller ended the listing.  Unknown mintage, catalog value $4.50.  

 

 

3/22/14

Kansas, Labette County.  1961 Official Centennial Coin.  A mid-range scarcity issue - not too hard to find, but they don’t show up every day.  The start was $2.50 plus $2.00 shipping.  Three bids pushed the sale price up to an impressive $10.51.

 

 

3/22/14

Kansas, Russell.  1872 Centennial Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $6.00.  Offered for $11.00 with FREE shipping.  It is still available nearly 2 months later in the sellers store for the same amount.

 

 

3/22/14

Kansas, Shawnee County.  1961 Official Centennial Coin.  Easy to find.  The item started off at $2.50 plus $2.00 shipping.  Two bids later it sold for $2.75.

 

 

3/22/14

Michigan, Williamston.  1971 Centennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage, catalog value $4.00.  Up for bid at a start of $11.00 with FREE shipping, this item - not surprisingly - received no bids.  Relisted unsuccessfully one more time then placed in the sellers store for the same $11.00 with FREE shipping.  In mid-May it is still available.

 

 

3/22/14

New York, Niagara.  1962 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $5.00.  This one was offered for $1.99 plus $2.32 shipping.  Just two bids - me and some other guy with huge feedback - and it sold for $3.09.  I was the underbidder.

 

 

3/23/14

Hawaii.  1883 (1981) King Kalakaua silver Kala Dala.  Mintage 3200.  Catalog value $20.00 from back in the day when silver was at $9 or $10 an ounce.  Offered for $59.99 plus $3.00 shipping, but there were no bids.  Relisted for a short 5 day run at the same price, and the listing was ended on March 28 without a sale.

 

 

3/23/14

Hawaii.  Undated Queen Lilioukalani silver THM Akahi Dala.  I was not aware of this one in my last edition, so no catalog value.  Sold to a single bidder at the opening bid of $59.99.

 

 

3/23/14

Hawaii.  2007 $10 Half Ounce Liberty Dollar.  No counterstamp.  Started at $59.99, but there were no bids.  Relisted the following week at the same price - still without a bid.

 

 

3/23/14

Hawaii.  1988 King Kamehameha Hawaii Dala.  Mintage 10,000.  Old catalog value $15.00.  Offered unsuccessfully for $59.95 plus $3.00.  Not relisted.

 

 

3/23/14

Hawaii.  1993 Queen Lilioukalani Overthrow Dala.  Silver.  Sold to a single bidder at the $59.99 opening bid.  Postage was an additional $3.00.

 

 

3/23/14

Illinois, Hinckley.  1964 130th Anniversary Dollar.  Unknown mintage, but scarce enough to be listed for $8.50.  I was the lucky winner at the $2.00 plus $2.00 opening bid.  The seller immediately listed another one, this one slightly worn and spotty.  No bids and relisted  over the weeks since then.  It closes next on May 22, and if no one else bids, I’ll place a last minute bid for it.

 

 

3/23/14

Kansas, Lyon County.  1961 Official Centennial Coin.  A scarcer County, but certainly not rare.  This one sold for $7.51 plus $1.50 shipping after a $2.50 start and three bids.

 

 

3/23/14

Montana, Billings.  1968 50th Anniversary Fair Commemorative Dollar, Silver clad.  Mintage 550 if you go by the holder it was issued in, 711 if you go by figures released later by the Franklin Mint.  Catalog value $12.50.  This example started at 99¢, received 6 bids, and sold for a very impressive $32.50.  

 

 

3/23/14

North Dakota, Crosby.  1979 Diamond Jubilee Dollar in nickel silver.  Unknown mintage, catalog value $5.00.  The start was $10.00 plus $1.50 shipping.  There were no bids so it was relisted at the same price until April 13, when the seller ended the listing with no sale.

 

 

3/23/14

Wyoming, Buffalo.  1959 Diamond Jubilee Half Dollar.  Mintage 2,500.  Catalog value $6.50.  The seller described it as Very Fine and discolored, but it looked About Uncirculated in the scans.  Start was $3.99, and postage was $1.10.  It sold for $4.24 and received two bids.

 

 

3/24/14

Maryland, Wicomico County.  1967 Centennial Official Coin.  These were few and far between when the last edition of the catalog came out, but enough have appeared since then to make the old $12.50 value obsolete.  It will probably be listed at $7.50 in the next edition.  Mintage still unknown.  This one was offered for $19.99 with FREE shipping, but the item was ended early because it was “no longer available”.  Maybe it was misplaced or something, because it reappeared in the sellers store and has been available at decreasing prices since.  It is presently listed for $15.19 Buy It Now - but with a special sale making it available for $13.67 on May 18.

 

 

3/25/14

Arizona, Quartzite.  1974 Quartzite Pow Wow Dollar.  Second in a 4 year series.  I catalog these at $3.50.  Offered for a start of 99¢ plus $3.00 shipping, but it received no bids this week.  However it did sell at that amount to a single bidder the following week.

 

 

3/25/14

California, Modesto.  1976 U. S. Bicentennial Glo Worm private issue Good For One Drink.  Mintage 1,500.   Catalog value $5.00.  This one was used, and even a bit corroded.  It started at $2.00, received two bids, and sold for $3.25 plus $2.40 shipping.

 

 

3/25/14

Nebraska, Wahoo.  1970 Centennial Half Dollar.  Private issue by Economy Grocery.  The more common variety with plain border (the variety with denticles around the border is worth twice as much).  Unknown mintage, catalog value $3.00.  A single bidder won it at the opening bid of $5.25 plus $2.75 shipping.  Check out the listing on the 6th of this month where one sold for the opening bid of 99¢ plus $3.00 shipping.

 

 

3/25/14

Wyoming, Cody.  Undated Cody Stampede - Days of ’49 Dime.  I list these old tokens at $5.00.  This one started off at $3.00 plus $2.75 shipping, attracted 6 bids, and sold for $10.50.

 

 

3/26/14

Arizona, Lake Havasu City.  Set of first 6 issues, 1973 to 1977 in snap lock case of issue.  Mintage 20,000 to 25,000 each.  Catalog value $31.00.  Value on London Bridge Rotary Club website $706.00.  This set started at 99¢ plus $3.00 shipping and ended up at a respectable $51.00 after 12 bids. 

 

 

3/26/14

Arizona, Lake Havasu City.  1994/95 London Bridge Dollar.  Mintage 10,000.  Catalog value $3.00.  Opening bid was $29.95 with FREE shipping.  No bids.  When the token did not sell the next week either, the seller realized the problem was the price, so he raised it to $38.95 and tried for another month before giving up and ending with the listing unsold.

 

 

3/26/14

Hawaii.  “1883” Akahi Dala copy signed HPM.  My favorite of the copy Dalas, this type has been offered as original on ebay for starting bids of $1,000 or more.  Unknown mintage - old catalog value $25.00.  Worth double that now.  Offered for $200.00 for a single week.  When there were no bids, the seller ended the listing.

 

 

3/26/14

Hawaii.  “1891” Queen Lilioukalani Akahi Dala in the style of the Huth Medallion.  Signed HPM.  No mintage, but I cataloged this for $20.00 in the last (obsolete) edition of the catalog.  This one offered for a start of $200.00 with FREE shipping, but there were no bids.  

 

 

3/26/14

Hawaii.  1996 King Kamehameha Mahalo Dala struck in bronze.  Offered for a bid of $55.00 or a Buy It now of $75.00.  Postage was an additional $5.80.  Offered until April 2 when the listing was ended “because the item is no longer available”.  However the same specimen was eventually relisted a few weeks later for $55.00 and then down to $50.00 when it was sold to a single bidder on April 2. 

 

 

3/26/14

Washington, Lynden.  1991 Centennial Dollar.  Mintage 20,000.  Catalog value $3.00.  Start was $3.00 plus $4.00 shipping.  No bids.

 

 

2/27/14

Alaska, Sitka.  1970 Souvenir Kopeck.  Leather.  Private issue of Taranoff’s Sitkakwan Shop.  Unlisted, but it seems to fit the bill.  It’s the first I’ve seen, and I’ll probably list it at $10.00 or so until I can determine the rarity.  It started at 99¢ plus $3.00 for postage and sold to me for $16.49 after 11 bids.  

 

 

3/27/14

Hawaii, Kauai.  1973 Kauai Dollar, Bronze, numbered.  One pair of petroglyphs, numbered (96) on the bar.  Start 99¢, and after 5 bids it sold for $5.82.  

 

 

3/27/14

Hawaii, Kauai.  1973 Kauai Dollar struck in silver - two pairs of petroglyphs, one large and one small at either side of shrine.  Numbered (039) on raised block above KAUAI on reverse.  The start was 99¢ with FREE shipping.  There were 24 bids by 5 bidders and it sold for $59.88.  I was in there at $58.88, but that wasn’t enough.

 

 

3/27/14

Hawaii.  “1883”  King Kamehameha Akahi Dala Copy in gilt brass.  No mint signature.  This is the large date, long denticles variety.  Unknown mintage, catalog value $3.50.  This one started at $2.99 with FREE shipping.  Seven bids pushed the sale price up to $7.75.

 

 

3/28/14

Kansas, Independence.  1970 Centennial Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.50.  Starting price was $2.99 plus $2.49 shipping.  There were 2 bids and it sold for $3.98.

 

 

3/28/14

Kansas, Osage County.  1961 Official Centennial Coin.  A good scarce county - not one of the rare ones, but hard-to-find.  Start was 99¢ plus $1.93 postage.  After 8 bids it sold for $8.57.  My generic price for these was $2.50 in the last edition, without regard to County.  Next edition all 105 counties plus other issues will be evaluated individually.  This one will fall somewhere into the $7.50 to $10.00 range. 

 

 

3/29/14

Illinois, Hyde Park - Kenwood.  1962 Centennial Half Dollar.  About uncirculated.  Mintage 20,000.  Catalog value $3.50.  Starting price was $5.00 plus $1.00 shipping.  There were no bids, and it has been relisted weekly since.  As of May 23 It is still available. 

 

 

3/29/14

Iowa, Scranton.  1969 Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 2,500.  Catalog value $5.00.  Available for a week for a starting bid of $0.95 with FREE shipping.  No bids.  Not relisted.   Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.50.  Start was just 99¢ plus $2.75 shipping.  No bids this week, or the next, and the seller ended the sale on April 13.

 

 

3/29/14

Nevada.  1964 Service Club Centennial Coin.  Mintage 10,000.  Catalog value $4.00.  The starting bid was $4.95 plus another $4.50 for shipping.  No bids for this or the next two weeks, so the seller ended the listing on April 14.

 

 

3/29/14

Washington, Yakima.  1960 Diamond Jubilee Half Dollar.  Mintage 8,000.  Catalog value $3.00.  The seller put this one up for bid at a start of $5.00 with FREE shipping.  No bids this week and still being offered for the same price (although now with a Buy It Now option of $7.50) as of May 23. 

 

 

3/30/14

California, Auburn.  1966 Gold Rush Days Souvenir Coin.  Unknown mintage, Catalog value $4.00.  Offered for $12.95 plus $1.40 shipping.  No bids, so it was placed in the sellers store at the same price where it has been ever since.  Still available as of May 24.

 

 

3/30/14

Colorado, Holyoke.  1963 Diamond Jubilee Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage, catalog value $3.50.  Offered for a start of $7.88 plus 99¢ shipping.  No bids this week or the next two, so he raised the price to $12.78 for a couple weeks, then back down to $7.89, then $7.33, then $11.56.  It is currently being offered for $7.99 with the sale ending on May 21.

 

 

3/30/14

Michigan, Galesburg.  1969 Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage unknown.  Catalog value $3.50.  This was to open at $4.99 plus $2.32 shipping, but it received no bids.  Relisted until May 21, but still with no bids.

 

 

3/30/14

New York, Fairport.  1967 Centennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog $3.00.  The seller put this one up for a starting bid of $7.99 with FREE shipping.  The next week it was in his store for $11.99.  The following week it was up for bid at $7.50.  When it did not sell that week, the seller ended his listing.

 

 

3/30/14

Ohio, Fort Findlay.  1962 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.00.  This one was supposed to start off at $3.00 plus $2.00 shipping, but it failed to receive a bid.  It took three more weeks before a lone bidder won it for the opening price.

 

 

3/30/14

Ohio, Fort Stephenson (Fremont).  1963 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 10,000.  Catalog $4.00.  Opening bid was $3.00 plus $2.00 but that lofty amount was not reached this week.  The seller tried for two more months before finally ending the listing on May 23 without a bid.

 

 

3/30/14

Ohio, Mansfield.  1958 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar struck in aluminum.  Mintage 5,000 in aluminum - 10,000 in gilt brass.  Catalog $7.50.  No one else bid so I won this token for $3.00 plus $2.00 shipping. 

 

 

3/30/14

Ohio, Valley City.  1962 152nd Anniversary Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $7.50.  This token gets my vote as one of the most crudely designed MTCs.  Three dollars was the start, and once again there were no other bidders so I won it for the opening bid.  Postage was $2.00.  Bargain city! 

 

 

3/30/14

Washington, Walla Walla.  1939 Washington Golden Jubilee Fair Admission Token.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.00.  Choice uncirculated (not unusual).  Offered, and sold, to a single bidder at the opening price of $14.95 plus $3.50 shipping.

 

 

3/31/14

Colorado, Durango.  1984-1985 Narrow Gauge Train Two Dollars.  Mintage 5,000.  Catalog value $5.00.  Offered for a reasonable $2.95 plus $2.50 postage, but there were no bids.  The following week there were two bidders and it sold for $3.75.

 

 

3/31/14

Florida, Avon Park. 1964 75th Anniversary Half Dollar.  Uncertain mintage.  Catalog value $3.50.  The opening bid was just 99¢ and postage an additional $2.99 more.  No bids this week or the next few either.  Towards the middle of May it was placed in the seller's store with a purchase price of $1.45, still plus the $2.99 postage.  It is still available as of May 24.

 

 

 

3/31/14

Nebraska.  “1878” Big Red Dollar.  This example was stained and dirty.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.00.  The seller was hoping to get a starting bid of $29.75 plus $2.25 more for shipping.  No bids.  After three more weeks at the same price, the seller eliminated the shipping fee, but that didn’t do the trick either.  Then he dropped it to $28.75, then to $27.99.  Guess what, as of the end of May, it is still out there waiting for some Nebraska Cornhusker fan to bid.

 

    

 

3/31/14

Vermont, Bennington. 1961 Bicentennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 10,000.  Catalog $4.00.  Choice uncirculated. The seller wanted a $1.99 bid (plus $2.32 shipping) to start, but it took two additional weeks before a lone bidder came along and snapped it up.

 

 

 

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