Heading

MTCs on Ebay March, 2017

 

 

3/1/17

Illinois, Chicago.  “1878” (©1980) Chicago Dollar, gold plate version.  I listed this issue in two other finishes, which catalog at $5.00 each, but this gold plated one was new to me.  I had to buy it, and luckily I was the only bidder at the $9.99 plus $3.75 opening bid. It will list for the same price as the other two finishes.

 

 

3/1/17

North Carolina, Kinston.  1964 Save the Neuse Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  This hard-to-find item lists for $8.50.  The start was just a penny, and as only the second bidder, I won it for - are you ready for this? - 15¢!  Unfortunately the postage was an additional $2.85, but still it was a great bargain.  Just the third one of the I’ve seen coming through Ebay since I started these listings in 2012.

 

 

3/2/17

Washington, Auburn.  1968 75th Anniversary Dollar, Proof-like Nickel Silver version, still in the original Franklin Mint display easel.  Mintage 650, plus another 5,000 in standard Uncirculated condition.  Catalog value $6.50.  Offered for bid starting at $6.95 plus $2.65 shipping.  It did not sell, and quickly became a Buy It Now item at the same price.  It is still sitting there in the Seller’s Store at the same price on May 3.

 

 

3/2/17

Wyoming, Cody.  Undated Days of ’49 Cody Stampede 10 Cents In Fun.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $5.00.  Typical XF/AU condition.  Offered for $5.00 plus $3.00 shipping.  There were no bids and it was not relisted.

 

 

3/2/17

Wyoming, Lovell.  1971 Mustang Dollar, Numbered 786 on the obverse.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value of the un-numbered version, $6.00.  I had not seen the numbered ones before, and something about the somewhat careless placement of the numbers made me wonder if it was an official issue, or just someone playing around with a set of number punches.  Does anybody out there know?  Anyhow, I won this About Uncirculated piece as the only bidder at the $5.00 plus $3.00 start.

 

 

3/3/17

Illinois, Farmer City.  1962 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 2,500.  Catalog value $4.00.  Sold to a single bidder at the $4.95 plus $2.61 start.

 

 

3/3/17

Texas, Hillsboro (Hill County).  1965 Diamond Jubilee Dollar.  Mintage 4,100.  Catalog value $3.50.  The bids were supposed to begin at $4.95 plus $2.61 shipping, but when no bids were placed, it was made a BIN item at the same cost.  Still no one wanted it, and it lives on more than 2 months later, still being offered at the same cost.  The current listing ends on May 19.

 

 

3/3/17

Unknown location. 1954 Inverness Dollar.  In the last edition of the catalog, I attributed - with some trepidation - this piece to Inverness, California becaust that area is not too far from gold mining regions, and the Days of ’49 are associated with the California gold rush.  But at that time I was thinking it might be from the Georgia/South Carolina region as well.  These days I feel it is probably going to  be a Florida token.  Hopefully I will be able to know for sure by the time the next edition of the catalog comes out.  Anyhow, this was a token in XF condition, but it clearly had been buried, had some very slight oxidation, was quite dirty, and a big old hole at the top.  I cataloged this issue, in two slight variations, at $17.50.  This one had a $4.99 plus $2.99 start, and I was the only bidder who wanted it at all.  Lucky me! 

 

 

3/4/17

Missouri, Lee’s Summit.  1965 Centennial Half Dollar, Cole Younger Gravestone Variety struck in golden brass.  About Uncirculated. Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.00.  The seller was hoping to get a starting bid of at least $40.49 plus $2.50 more for shipping.  He didn’t get it the first week, so he made it a BIN item - unfortunately at the same price, and it is still sitting there on May 5.  This is being offered by the same seller who has been offering the Silver version of this piece since May of last year for, originally, $99.99 plus $2.50.  That silver one is still available, but the price has gradually dropped all the way down to $94.99 plus $2.50.  

 

 

3/4/17

Montana, Havre.  1962 Multitennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 10,000.  Catalog value $3.50.  This was a very choice example being offered for a start of $1.99 plus $2.99 shipping.  It received 2 bids and sold for $2.25.  “Multitennial” refers to the 3 anniversaries being celebrated - 100 years for the Great Northern Railroad, 75 years for the town, and 50 years for the reorganization of the county.

 

 

3/4/17

North Dakota, Wishek.  1973 75th Anniversary Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $6.00.  This one was in AU condition and sold for its starting bid of $4.99 plus $3.00 shipping.

 

 

3/4/17

Oregon, Redmond.  1959 Oregon Centennial Half Dollar.  Variety with smoke coming from the smokestacks at left - which is commoner than the one missing the smoke.  Total mintage of all golden brass varieties, 20,000.  Catalog for this one, $2.50.  This was a very nicely struck uncirculated piece, with nearly perfect goldene finish, but I thought it was priced to high, at $8.00 with FREE shipping, to sell.  But I was wrong - There were two bidders, and it sold for $9.00.  It looks like MTC collectors might be beginning to be willing to pay big premiums for especially choice specimens.

 

 

3/5/17

Hawaii, Maui.  1959 (1960) Statehood Dollar.  Small Dollar Sign, correct spelling variety, which is a little scarcer than most varieties for the issue.  Mintage 25,000.  Catalog value $5.00. Reasonably graded MS64 by NGC, and sealed in one of their plastic slabs.  Originally offered for $29.00 plus $5.95 as an auction item and later as a BIN item at the same cost until March 15 when the listing was ended unsold.  

 

 

3/5/17

Maryland, Frederick County.  1962 Hagerstown Bicentennial Half Dollar, Crossed Flags Anteitam variety.  Common February redemption date.  Graded MS-66 by NGC.  Mintage 30,000.  Catalog value $2.50.  Priced as a BIN item for $29.00 plus $5.95 shipping.  There were no bids and it lasted until March 12, before the seller ended the listing unsold.  This piece was an uncirculated specimen, but to my way of thinking MS-66 means it should be a very choice problem-free example.  This one had a number of oxidation spots on both sides, and might reasonably be graded MS-62.  I’ll just throw out my caviat that I have mentioned many times before - Look at the coin, not the grade printed on the plastic slab.  And if it was a real MS-66 MTC, it might be worth double the usual catalog value - if anyone wanted it at all - not the $29.00 + $5.95 this one was priced at.

 

 

3/5/17

Maryland, Frederick County.  1962 Hagerstown Bicentennial Half Dollar, Clara Barton variety.   Graded MS-64 by NGC.  Mintage 30,000.  Catalog value $2.50.  Priced as a BIN item for $29.00 plus $5.95 shipping.  There were no bids and it continued to be offered as a bid or as a But It Now item at the same cost until April 17 when the BIN price was dropped to $25.00 and the auction option dropped.  It has remained at that way since that time.  The current sale ends on May 8. 

 

 

3/5/17

Oregon, Wallowa County.  1987 (1988) Two Bucks.  Printed banknote fashion on buckskin.  I do not currently list many of the bill or currency style Municipal issues, but they will be listed someday.  This one, an official Chamber of Commerce issue, was new to me.  I won it as the only bidder at the $9.99 plus $3.95 opening bid.

 

 

3/6/17

Arizona, Willcox.  1973 Rex Allen Days Dollar.  No way to tell if this was the numbered or unnumbered edge variety.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $6.00 for the plain edge one, $6.50 for the numbered edge type.  Offered for $5.95 plus $3.65 for a few weeks, then it went down to $2.95 plus $3.65 until April 30 when the listing was ended unsold.  

 

 

3/6/17

Michigan, Upper Peninsula.  Undated (1981) Upper Peninsula Dollar.  Common type with side view of eagle.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $2.50 for any of the 3 minor varieties.  This nearly uncirculated example started off at a $13.95 + $3.00 bid or $19.99 + $3.00 BIN price, but when it didn’t sell right away the bid option was ended, and it continued to be offered only as a BIN item, still at $19.95 plus.  The current listing ends May 9, still at the same price, but now with a Make Offer option.  

 

 

3/6/17

North Dakota, Bismarck.  1962 Little World Series Half Dollar, nickel-silver version.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $5.00.  Offered for $4.99 plus $3.00 shipping.  No bids.  Not relisted.

 

 

3/6/17

Wyoming, Lovell.  1971 Mustang Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $6.00.  This one was first offered at just that cost for the opening bid, plus $2.80 shipping.  There were no bids, so the seller lowered the price to $4.99.  It is still being offered, with the current listing ending on May 19, for a penny more, $5.00 -  still with the $2.80 shipping fee but now also with a Make Offer option.

 

 

3/7/17

Kansas, Cuba.  1968 Centennial Souvenir Coin.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.00.  The bidding, which never did get around to starting, was $9.95 with FREE shipping.  Currently a Buy It Now item at the same price, with the current sale ending on June 5.

 

 

3/7/17

Pennsylvania, Coatesville.  1967 Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage unknown.  Catalog value $4.00.  Offered for bid at a $15.00 plus $2.67 start.  No bids were forthcoming, so the seller wisely raised the price to $18.00, Buy It Now.  The token is still available for the same price.  The current listing ends on May 10 and currently has a Make Offer option.

 

 

3/7/17

Pennsylvania, Olde Dallas Area.  1967 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar.  Mintage about 2,500.  Catalog value $3.50.  Starting price was just 99¢ plus $2.95 shipping.  Listed unsuccessfully until May 6 when the seller ended the sale without a bid.   The obverse of this piece was dark - sort of an olive brown, and lusterless.  The reverse was the normal bright golden brass.  I considered buying it several times because of its unusual appearance.

 

 

3/8/17

California, San Francisco.  Undated San Francisco Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.00. Offered as a Buy It Now item for $8.95 with FREE shipping.  There were no bids, and it was not relisted.

 

 

3/8/17

Kansas, Overbrook.  1961 Kansas Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 1,000.  Catalog value $7.50.  Quite a scarce token, but only in XF/AU condition.  This one was an auction item for one week, but when it did not sell at the $5.95 plus $2.65 start, it was made a BIN item at the same price.  As of May 7 it is still available.

 

 

3/8/17

Oregon, Vale.  1959 Oregon Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 5,000.  Catalog value $4.50.  Nice AU/UNC condition.  Offered for $4.99 plus $2.89 shipping.  There were two bids and it sold for $6.50. Quite a contrast to the last one I listed just a week ago (2/28)!

 

 

3/9/17

Ohio, Lake County.  1940 Centennial Dime on gold cardboard.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $7.50.  Much scarcer than the companion Lake County Centennial cardboard nickel token.  Offered for $30.99 with FREE shipping.  No bids.  I mentioned this piece in passing while discussing another example that actually sold in my February 24, 2016 posting.  This is the same specimen, still at the same price, that I noted over a year ago.  The current listing ends on May 19. 

 

 

3/10/17

Missouri, Lee’s Summit.  1965 Centennial Half Dollar, Steam Train Design, Struck in Silver.  Unknown mintage.  Not cataloged in the last edition, but priced at $25.00 in the draft for the new edition.  The metal was not described in the lot’s description, but in the photo it appeared to be silver.  I wrote to the seller and asked the composition of the piece, and he said it was nickel-silver, not silver.  I liked that because I already had a silver example, but had never heard of a nickel-silver one.  I bid a high amount, but was the only bidder at the $5.95 plus $2.65 opening.  When it arrived, the edge was clearly marked STERLING and numbered.   

 

 

3/10/17

Montana, Libby.  1967 Diamond Jubilee Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $6.50.  Offered for $11.99 plus a crazy $7.40 for shipping.  There were no bids until the seller lowered the shipping to $2.67 for the week ending April 13, and then it sold to a single bidder at the opening price.  Strangely, all along it said $2.00 was the shipping fee in the item description, but the higher fees, which are the amounts actually charged by the seller, were displayed in the heading to the lot.

 

 

3/10/17

South Dakota.  1989 State Centennial Dollar, struck in antiqued brass.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $5.00.  An unusual issue in that you can't tell if it is the North Dakota or the South Dakota issue unless you recognize the image of the first governor of the state, or the original State Capitol Building.  This one was offered as a North Dakota piece, I guess because NORTH DAKOTA was at the top of the reverse, and SOUTH DAKOTA on the bottom, but it is that way for both issues.  Arthur C. Mellette was South Dakota’s first Governor, and his portrait was on the obverse along with the S.D. Capitol building, so this was actually the South Dakota version.  It was offered for $4.99 plus $1.50, brought 4 bids from two bidders, and sold for $11.00. 

 

 

3/10/17

Texas.  Undated Twenty Texas Bucks, Black Gold Mazuma, struck in aluminum.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog Value $3.50.  Started at $6.50 plus $2.65, this piece accumulated 3 bids from 3 separate bidders and ended up selling for $9.00.  I may have to raise my catalog values on these issues. 

 

 

3/10/17

Washington, Aberdeen.  1933 Samuel Benn / Old Ironsides Quarter.  Another wood issue that i did not previously list, but which may end up in the next edition of the MTC catalog.  This About Uncirculated piece was up for bid starting at $17.55. Or you could use the Buy It Now option and purchase it for $23.50.  Either way the postage fee was $2.61 more.  Listed for a month with no success.

 

 

3/11/17

Alaska, Anchorage.  1967 Alaska Centennial One Drink token.  Good at the Oriental Gardens.  Type with a Shinto Torii Gate on the obverse.  A numbered issue - this one numbered 235 between the gate posts.  About Uncirculated.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.00.  Offered for  an opening bid of $4.99 plus $3.00.  There were no bids, and the token was not relisted.   

 

 

3/11/17

Indiana, Butler.  1941 Centennial Dime.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $6.00.  Sold to a single bidder at the $9.99 plus $1.99 starting bid.

 

 

3/11/17

Mississippi, Columbus.  1962 Civil War Centennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $5.00.  Offered with a $7.99 plus $3.67 start, this token attracted 4 bids by 3 bidders and ended up selling for an impressive $21.71.

 

 

3/11/17

Pennsylvania, Chambersburg.  1962 Civil War Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 10,000.  Catalog value $4.00.  This one sold to a single bidder at the $3.00 plus $2.00 opening bid. 

 

 

3/12/17

Oklahoma, Fairview.  1968 Diamond Jubilee Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $7.50.  Sold to a single bidder for the $6.50 plus $2.65 opening bid. The same seller followed this up with another one at the same price.  There were no bids, so it was made a BIN item, still at the same price, that is still available 8 weeks later.

 

 

3/13/17

Indiana, Cass County.  1993 and 1999 Ironhorse Festival Souvenir Coins in a Group of nine Ironhorse Festival tokens and medals.  Mintage for the 1983 3,750 pieces, far fewer, but unknown number for the 1999.  Both were the antiqued brass versions.  Catalog value $3.50 and $5.00.  The lot of 9 ran without a bid for the week at a $30.00 plus $5.00 start, then it dropped to $23.57 plus $5.00 which did not work either.  When there were no bids at the new price, the seller ended the listing unsold.

 

 

3/14/17

Arizona, Yuma.  1913 B.P.O.E. Bazaar Dollar, silvered variety.  I’m not so sure I am going to list these - they seem less MTC-like than the early Bisbee and Prescott Elks tokens.  This issue was apparently lightly silvered when issued, and this one still shows 75% of the silvering, but most you encounter today appear to be brass.  Mintage unknown.  Not previously listed.  In a NGC “slab”, graded “Genuine” because of the loss of silver coloration on the token, but in a very nice XF/AU condition.  Offered for $19.97 plus $4.00, but after 2 weeks without a bid, it was placed in the seller’s store at the same amount, but only for purchase as a Buy It Now item.  Still available as I write this on May 11.  ****Darn, looks like I just talked myself into this one.  It seemed just so easy to click that Purchase button!  Another one for the “wannabe” box.  This token was offered by my buddy Fred Holabird, seller fhwac on Ebay.  He always has a tremendous selection of exonumia, particularly from the western part of the country.  You might want to look at the lots he currently has on ebay, or browse through his Ebay Store.  I note that he has another of these tokens, alo slabbed and graded “Genuine” by NGC available for only $12.80 plus $4.00 Buy It Now.  That one, however, has just a slight sprinkling of silvering left - still better, I suppose, than the ones that just look brassy.

 

 

3/14/17

Hawaii.  Set of 5  Undated “Coins Of Hawaii”.  One Dollar from Hawaii, Maui, Hilo and Kauai - plus an Aloha Dollar, all housed in a plastic case.  All were the antiqued silver plated finish.  Sold to a single bidder at the $19.99 with FREE shipping start.  The buyer had placed an additional bid - which turned out to have been unnecessary - in case he had any competition.

 

 

3/14/17

Hawaii, Maui.  Set of Maui Trade Dollars 1997-2001 ‘Series Two”.  Five uncirculated tokens in a nice Maui Chamber of Commerce display holder.  Sold to a single bidder for the $9.99 plus $8.35 opening bid.  

 

 

3/14/17

Montana, Fort Benton.  1971 (72) 125th Anniversary Dollar.  Standard unnumbered version.  Mintage 14,000.  Catalog value $4.00.  Sold to a single bidder at the $7.95 with FREE shipping opening bid. 

 

 

3/15/17

Arizona, Lake Havasu City.  1988-1989 London Bridge Dollar with antiqued nickel-silver finish.  Mintage 5,000 (compared to 15,000 for the standard finish).  Catalog value $5.00.  Offered for a $5.99 plus $3.49 start.  No bids.  After a week it was made a BIN item at $3.99 plus $3.49 shipping.  Available until April 12, when the seller ended the listing unsold.

 

 

3/15/17

Arizona, Tucson.  1933 Wolfville Western Days Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $6.50.  Also a So-Called Dollar, HK-689.  This auction was for a lot of 10 of these tokens in the typical very lightly used condition, most of them looking like they may have been cleaned - which is also typical for the specimens of this token that are on the market.  Some of these may well have been uncirculated, but it is hard to tell from the group photos.  Offered for a $249.00 with FREE shipping start.  For the auction ending April 20 they went down to a $199.00 start - and that is where they remain as I type this up.  The current sale ends on May 17. 

 

 

3/15/17

Hawaii.  1959 Crossroads of the Pacific Souvenir Coin struck in gilt brass.  A So-Called Dollar, HK-549.  Mintage 10,000.  Catalog value $5.00.  This About Uncirculated specimen sold for $6.50 after a $5.95 plus $2.65 start and two bids.  

 

 

3/15/17

Hawaii.  1984 Queen Liliuokalani 25th Anniversary of Statehood Dala, struck in golden brass.  Mintage 5,000.  Catalog value $5.00.  Offered for $21.00 ($28.00 BIN) with FREE shipping.  There were no bids but the seller listed it an additional 5 days at $15.00 before giving up and ending his listing unsold. 

 

 

3/15/17

Pennsylvania, Cambridge Springs and Leighton.  Pair of 1966 Centennial Coins - The Cambridge Springs a Dollar struck in nickel-silver (the most attainable issue from this community, but still hard-to-find), and the nickel-silver Leighton Half Dollar.  Mintages 1,000 and unknown.  Catalog value $8.50 and $6.50.  A nice offering of two of the scarcer Pennsylvania issues.  They sold to a single bidder at the $15.50 with FREE shipping start.  Not a bad buy for someone!

 

 

3/16/17

Michigan, Harrisville.  1952 Kiki Kuyler Memorial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $10.00.  This one was in XF/AU condition, and had a small corrosion spot on the obverse.  Offered for $9.99 with FREE shipping.  There were no bids and it was not relisted.  

 

 

3/16/17

California, Palm Springs.  Undated Palm Springs Dollar in antiqued brass.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.50.  Very slightly circulated.  Set with a $5.99 plus $2.75 start, this item failed to attract a bid.  It has been offered every week since at the same opening bid, but it is still available.  The current listing ends on May 12.

 

 

3/16/17

Nebraska, Bellwood.  1967 Nebraska Centennial Souvenir Token.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $15.00.  This very slightly circulated token had a $3.00 start, and it sold for $9.95 plus $1.00 after 5 bids by 4 bidders.

 

 

3/16/17

Nebraska, Comstock.  1999 Centennial Souvenir Coin.  Mintage 250.  This one is set at $8.50 in the draft for the new catalog.  After a $3.00 plus $1.00 start, this little rarity received 10 bids - but from just two determined bidders battling it out - and sold for an impressive $23.00. 

 

 

3/16/17

Nebraska, Crawford.  1961 Diamond Jubilee Half Dollar in antiqued nickel-silver finish.  Mintage 1,000.  Catalog value $6.00.  This one started off at $3.00 plus $1.00 for shipping, and sold for $3.25 after two bids by two bidders.

 

 

3/16/17

Nebraska, Emerson.  1963 Centennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $10.00.  This example was badly corroded, and all the surfaces were pitted.  Still, after a $3.00 plus $1.00 start, it sold for $6.38 after 2 bids by as many bidders.  This issue is extremely difficult to find in choice condition.  Most specimens were buried for many years and show considerable damage to their aluminum surfaces.

 

 

3/16/17

Nebraska, Gordon.  1960 Diamond Jubilee Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $7.50, but going down a buck or so in the next edition.  Sold for $3.25 after a $3.00 plus $1.00 start.  There were just two bids from as many bidders for this choice piece.

 

 

3/16/17

New York, Sherburne.  1968 175th Anniversary Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $5.00.  Offered for $5.00 plus $2.61 shipping.  No bids.  Not relisted.

 

 

3/16/17

New York, Ticonderoga.  1959 350th Champlain Anniversary Half Dollar, struck in antique bronze finish.  Unknown mintage.  Not previously listed in this finish.  The golden brass version is extremely common, but I had never seen one in this finish before.  I was the only bidder at the $6.99 with FREE shipping start.

 

 

3/17/17

Arizona, Prescott.  Undated Frontier Days “10 Bucks” token - uniface Anillo restrike of the obverse.  The real thing with both sides catalogs for $2.50, and I value the Anillo restrikes of them at $3.50 each, any denomination.  This one was graded MS63 and sealed into a slab.  This one started out as a bid item for $10.24 plus $4.00, but became a BIN item at the same price when no one bid for a couple weeks.  It i still there in the sellers store at the same price as of mid May

 

 

3/17/17

Florida, Greater Pompano Beach.  1958 Golden Jubilee Half Dollar.  Mintage 5,000.  Catalog value $6.00.  This one was in XF condition and had been cleaned or polished.  It had a start price of $4.99 with FREE shipping.  There were no bids for the first 5 or 6 weeks, but it sold to a single bidder on April 23.

 

 

3/17/17

Missouri, Palmyra.  1969 Sesquicentennial Good In Trade Token.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $6.50, but probably going down a bit in the next edition.  Offered for $5.95 plus $2.87 shipping.  Despite being listed at this price for almost two months, there were no bids and the seller deleted his listing on May 3. 

 

 

3/18/17

Arizona, Lake Havasu City.  1989/1990 London Bridge Dollar, struck in copper.  Unknown mintage, but the standard issue for this year, so probably 15,000 or so.  Catalog value $3.00.  Offered and sold for the opening bid of $6.95 plus $2.67 shipping.

 

 

3/18/17

Arizona, Quartzite.  1975 Pow Wow Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $3.50.  The opening bid was $1.99 and the shipping fee a reasonable $1.25.  Sold to a single bidder at the opening price.

 

 

 

3/18/17

Illinois, Auburn.  1965 Centennial Dollar, struck in Golden brass.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $5.00.  Sold to a single bidder at the $7.50 with FREE shipping starting bid. 

 

 

3/19/17

Alaska, Fairbanks.  1959 Alaska Statehood Dollar.  Mintage about 200,000 - probably more.  Catalog value $1.50.  This one was slabbed and accurately graded MS65 by NGC, and had a starting bid of $39.99 plus $3.99 shipping.  There were no bids, and after a single week the item was ended unsold by the seller.  

 

 

3/19/17

California, Eastern Sierra (Inyo and Mono Counties).  1961 Souvenir Coin.  Mintage 16,000.  Catalog value $4.00.  The starting bid was $1.99, or the BIN price was $2.99 - either method with a $2.60 shipping fee.  There were no bids and no sale.  The item was not relisted.

 

 

3/19/17

California, Paradise-Magalia.  1963 Gold Nugget Celebration Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage, but very few of these 1963 dated coins are available.  I pick them up whenever I find them, which is not very often.  Catalog value $12.50.  No one else wanted this XF/AU example, so I was able to win it for the $4.99 plus $3.00 starting bid.  Someday, when people begin collecting municipals, this will look like a tremendous bargain! 

 

 

3/19/17

Hawaii, Kauai.  1975 Kauai Dollar, incuse date variety.  Mintage unknown.  Catalog value $5.00.  Available for bids starting at $2.95 plus $2.95.  On April 2, the start price was lowered to $1.95 and it was listed at that price until April 30 when the listing was ended unsold. 

 

 

3/19/17

Illinois, Chanute Air Force Base.  1967 Golden Anniversary Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.50.  Offered for $3.00 plus $2.60 shipping.  The item received two bids and sold for $5.76.

 

 

3/19/17

Kansas, Ellinwood.  1972 Centennial Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $5.00.  The start was $4.99, with an additional $3.00 for shipping.  Sold to a single bidder at the opening price. 

 

 

3/19/17

Michigan, Albion.  Lot of 4 Festival of the Forks Trade Dollars, 1979, 1980,1981 and 1982.  Mintage 2,200, 1,575, 1,100, and 1,045 respectively.  Catalog value for the 4 pieces $22.00.  Offered for $23.99 plus $4.90 shipping.  Now, I know you have heard this story before, but to me they sure looked like the antique silver versions, which are much more desirable, so I placed my bid and turned out to be the only bidder.  I was sure I was getting a real bargain, especially as the 2X2 cardboard coin holders they were in were each marked 1 Oz., but when they arrived they turned out to be the standard antique brass versions.  Still not a terrible buy, but not what I had hoped for!

 

 

3/19/17

South Carolina, Charleston.  1961 Confederate Centennia Half Dollar.  Mintage 30,000.  Catalog value $3.50.  This example, in a smudged and spotty AU condition, had a start of $19.95 plus $2.99.  There were no bids, and it became a BIN item at the same price.  If you want it, it is still available at the same price.  The current listing ends on May 18.

 

 

3/20/17

Illinois, Seneca.  1965 Centennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $3.50.  The $7.50 with FREE shipping start did not attract any bids so it was listed until April 1 before the seller gave up and ended the listing unsold.

 

 

3/20/17

Nebraska, Beatrice.  1962 Centennial Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $3.50.  Offered for a start of just $1.99 plus an additional 1.25 for shipping.  About Uncirculated with tape residue across the reverse. 

 

 

3/21/17

Arizona, Lake Havasu City.  1973 London Bridge Dollar.  Mintage 25,000.  Catalog value $10.00.  Sold to a single bidder at the $7.50 plus $2.99 starting bid.

 

 

3/21/17

Indiana, Evansville.  1962 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar.  Looks like the undamaged die variety.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $3.50.  Not quite uncirculated.  The starting bid was just 99¢, but the shipping was $3.75.  This one lasted until the week ending April 2, when someone finally bid and took it home for the opening price. 

 

 

 

3/21/17

Iowa, Emmetsburg.  2008 Irish Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Too new for inclusion in the last edition of the MTC catalog.  Offered for about 6 weeks before being withdrawn.  It had a $5.99 plus $3.67 start - apparently too much for this piece, or perhaps just too close to the $10.00 price you can still order them from the Emmetsburg Chamber of Commerce for.

 

 

3/21/17

Iowa, Emmetsburg.  2010 Irish Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Too new for inclusion in the last edition of the MTC catalog.  Cost and sales data exactly the same as the 2008 issue above.

 

 

3/21/17

Pennsylvania, New Kensington.  1966 75th Anniversary Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.00.  Offered for $5.50 plus $2.65 shipping.  Placed in the Sellers Store when it attracted no bids, it has been online ever since.  Still available for the same price on May 20.

 

 

 

3/22/17

Minnesota, Cass County.  1958 Minnesota Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 7,500.  Catalog value $5.00.  This one was encapsulated by NGC and identified as HK-517A, a So-Called Dollar.  Totally against the Hibler-Kappen rules, which exclude spendable issues!  But NGC just invented the new H-K number, apparently all on their own. Just another example of the incompetence over there at NGC.  And they graded it MS-62 while I would have called it XF/AU!  I don’t know - maybe it is me that is off-base on the grading, but to me an uncirculated coin - any of those grades starting with MS (Mint State) - can have no wear.  This one did, showing the gilt surface worn away on the cheeks, chins and hair of the profiles on the obverse.  There were also hundreds of bag marks which were especially notable on the reverse.  This is the most common of the 1958 Minnesota Statehood Half Dollars, and with a mintage of 7,500, certainly not a rarity.  But when you title something a So-Called Dollar - especially a new unlisted variety - you are going to attract bids from the SCD collectors.  The seller also points out the rarity of this piece by noting that only four have been graded by NGC.  This one started at $29.95 plus $2.86, received 4 bids from 2 bidders and sold for $58.88.  I went back and checked on the eight examples that I have noted selling on ebay over the last 4 years, and all have sold for between $1.99 and $6.88 (plus postage) except one priced at $9.99  plus  $2.45 that I bought because it was such a beautiful gem specimen, and I was the only bidder at that price.  I think if that particular token were submitted to NGC for grading, besides calling it a So-Called Dollar, they would have to also invent some new designation, like FMS for Fantastic Mint State, and grade it as FMS-72.  Hey - and here’s another thought - if an item being offered as a plain old token, or even a MTC, that regularly sells for less than $10.00 is simply re-titled a So-Called Dollar and then sells for over 5 times the record price for the same piece described as a MTC, that tells you a whole lot about the state of the token market.  Looks to me that the people collecting MTCs are going to find out that their tokens are worth a whole bunch more one of these days real soon.

 

 

3/22/17

North Carolina, Halifax County.  1958 Bicentennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 5,000.  Catalog value $8.50.  This one, in only XF/AU condition, was offered for $9.99 plus $3.75 shipping.  There were no bids and it was not relisted. 

 

 

3/22/17

Wisconsin, Menominee Falls.  1967 Diamond Jubilee Half Dollar.  Mintage 2,500.  Catalog value $4.00.  The seller offered 3 separate lots of a single token in nice Uncirculated condition.  Two were priced at $1.99 plus 95¢, and the third at 99¢ plus 95¢ postage.  None received bids, and none were relisted. 

 

 

3/22/17

Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands.  2004 Freedom Dollar.  Not previously listed in my MTC catalog, but probably headed for inclusion in the next edition.  This sale was for a proof silver one which Had a $20.00 start (plus $3.85 shipping) and sold for $23.05 after two bids.

 

 

3/23/17

Maine, Brooks.  1966 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage. Catalog value $7.50.  Despite being offered for a bargain 99¢ (unfortunately plus $3.75 shipping), this scarce token lasted until April 6 before being won by a single bidder who took it home for the opening price.

 

 

3/23/17

North Dakota, Dickinson.  1972 Roughrider Festival Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $6.50.  This About Uncirculated specimen was priced at an aggressive $15.50 with FREE shipping, and is still available as a Buy It Now item at the same price.  Recently the seller has added the Make Offer option.  The current listing ends on June 15.

 

 

3/24/17

Alaska, Fairbanks.  1964 Land of the Midnight Sun Pinch 2 Token - good for $2.00 or one Alaska gold nugget.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $5.00.  Start was $20 with free shipping, which dropped to $19.00 the next week.  Then it came back at $19.50, then down to $19.00 again, and then $18.25.  The following week it hit bottom at $17.25, and then became a Buy It Now item at $17.77.  That is still its present price, with the current listing ending May 28. The same one I originally listed on January 15, relisted. 

 

 

3/24/17

Hawaii.  1984 Queen Lilioukalani Statehood Silver Jubilee Dala (25th Anniversary) in golden bronze.  Mintage 5,000.  Catalog value $5.00.  The start for this nice proof-like example (as all originally were) was just 99¢ plus a $2.99 shipping charge.  After 6 bids by 2 bidders it sold for $10.05. 

 

 

3/24/17

Kentucky, Lexington.  1976 U. S. Bicentennial Half Dollar.  Private issue for Pioneer Coins.  Mintage 1,000.  Catalog value $5.00.  Up for bid starting at 99¢  plus $2.50 additional for postage.  No immediate bids, but a couple months later, on April 12, it did sell at that same price to a single bidder.

 

 

3/24/17

Nebraska, Milford.  1964 Centennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $5.00.  That is how much the opening bid was for this example, with $2.65 additional for postage.  There were no bids, and after nearly 2 months it was made a BIN item at the same price.  It is still available, with the present listing set to end on June 12.

 

 

3/24/17

Nebraska, Superior.  1967 Nebraska Centennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.00.  The start was set at $5.00 plus $2.65.  There were no bids and it has been listed ever since at the same price - first as an auction item, and later as a BIN item.  The current listing ends on June 12.  

 

 

3/24/17

Nebraska, Wakefield.  1981 Centennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $5.00.  Like the previous two listings, this one Started at $5.00 plus $2.65.  Also, just like the last two items, there have been no bids and it is still available as a BIN item at the same cost.  The latest listing ends on June 12.  

 

 

3/24/17

Oregon, Astoria.  1966 Columbia River Bridge Dedication Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.00.  Offered for a starting bid of $12.00 with FREE shipping, which fell to $11.50 after a week with no bids.  Two weeks later it went down to $10.00, and a week after that, $9.00.  It was then made a BIN item at $9.50, still with FREE shipping.  For the current listing, ending on June 21, it has gone down to $9.00 Buy It Now - still too high, I suspect.

 

 

3/24/17

Oregon, Baker.  1959 Oregon Centennial Half Dollar.  Gateway to Hells Canyon variety, no Dam and no smoke.  Mintage for all types, 15,000.  Catalog value for this variety, the most common one, is $4.00.  Started at $1.99 plus $2.89, this token attracted two bids and ended up selling for $2.50.

 

 

3/26/17

Alaska, Kodiak.  1964 Earthquake and Tidal Wave Good For One Snort token, struck in aluminum.  Private issue for Solly’s Office.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $6.50.  This about uncirculated specimen was offered for - and sold to a single bidder - for the opening price of $14.99 plus $2.99.  

 

 

3/26/17

Hawaii.  King Kamehameha 2007 $20 Liberty Dollar Hawaii Dollar.  Unknown mintage. Not previously listed.  Described as a “Norfed” issue, and that word apparently helped to sell it as after a 99¢ plus $2.67 start, there were 29 bids by 5 bidders and it sold for $100.99. 

 

 

3/26/17

Hawaii.  1996 5 Coin Silver Proof Set.  Includes a (1 ounce) Dollar-sized coin with a standing Statue of King Kamehameha on the front, and a reverse reminiscent of the original 1883 Dala, but with the inscription ROYAL HAWAIIAN SILVER above the coat of arma, and AKAHI DALA  below.  I list this one, but the others, including a half ounce Hapalua with a bust of Kalakaua on the front and a similar reverse (other than the denomination) to the Akahi Dala; a 1/4 ounce Hahaha Dala with a 300th Anniversary of Hawaii theme on the front, and a coin like reverse in the same style as the previous pieces; a 1/10 ounce Hapaumi Dala with Queen Liliuokalani on the front and a coin-like reverse; and finally a 1/20 ounce Hapaiwakalua Dala with Princess Victoria Kaiulani portrait and a coin like reverse, are not currently listed.  This might change in the next edition, but I don’t know.  Previously I only listed the Dollar-sized pieces that had a denomination, but I have been considering greater inclusion of other Hawaiian items, as long as they have a denomination.  Time will tell.  Anyhow, the catalog value of the Akahi Dala is $25.00 .  The seller had a $99.99 plus $6.25 start for the set, which was in a hard plastic display case marked ORIGINAL SAMPLES / SET NO. 005, and it sold for $115.38 after 3 bids by 3 bidders.

 

 

3/26/17

Hawaii, Maui.  1974 Maui Dollar - the obverse variety not determinable because it was mounted reverse up in a money clip - struck in antiqued brass.  This piece had been personalized with initials which looked like L & G on the left, and 40 Yrs. on the right.  Not catalogable, but interesting.  The start was $2.99 plus that same amount for shipping.  I thought it would be sort of interesting to have it so I bid $3.88, but was outbid by the only other bidder, who won it for 25¢ more, $4.13.

 

 

3/26/17

Michigan, Portland.  1969 Centennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.50.  Originally offered with an opening bid of $9.00 or as a BIN item for $12.95, this item received no bids and it quickly became available only as a Buy It Now for the $12.95 plus $3.00 price.  Listed for one month before being ended unsold by the seller on April 25.

 

 

3/26/17

New York, New York City.  1909 (1961) Hudson/Fulton Daalder / Sommers Island  Shilling mule restrike struck in silver.  Not previously listed.  This example, in a nice custom-made plastic holder, started at 99¢ plus $4.35, and attracted a lot of attention.  There were 12 bids by 6 bidders, and it ended up selling for $67.00.

 

 

3/27/17

Arizona, Quartzite.  1975 Pow-Wow Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $3.50.  Offered for $1.99 plus $2.75, this item received no bids, even after the start was lowered to 99¢.  Listed until April 24 before being ended unsold.

 

 

3/27/17

Arizona, Quartzite.  1976 Pow-Wow Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $3.50.  This about uncirculated example found no bidders at its $1.50 plus $2.70 start.  Not relisted.

 

 

3/27/17

Hawaii.  1984 Queen Liliuokalani Admission Day 25th Anniversary Dala in gilt brass.  Mintage 6,874.  Catalog value $4.00.  The start was $3.99 plus $2.80 and after 5 bids by 2 bidders, it sold for $10.05. 

 

 

3/27/17

Michigan, White Cloud.  1973 Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 2,500.  Catalog value $4.00.  The start was $9.99 plus $3.50 shipping.  There were no bids and the seller eventually, on April 6, lowered the price to $7.99, and it was made a BIN item.  As of May 28 it was still available.

 

 

3/28/17

Pennsylvania, Duncannon.  1965 Centennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $5.00.  Up for bid starting at $1.99 plus $1.25, but there were no bids.  Eventually, on May 8, the listing was ended unsold.

 

 

3/28/17

South Dakota, Fort Yankton.  Undated Six Bits.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $5.00.  This example started at $7.95 plus $1.85 and sold for $8.45 after 2 bids.

 

 

3/29/17

Hawaii.  1883-1983 King Kalakaua Centennial Dala “Splasher”.  Another appearance of one of these that was sold earlier on Ebay, by the same seller.  It must have been a return.  This time the piece sold to a single bidder at the $45.00 with FREE shipping opening bid 

 

 

3/29/17

Ohio, Mason.  1965 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar, the more common variety where the “A” of AT points between the R and E of BEFORE.  Mintage 5,000 (both types combined).  Catalog value $4.00.  You could have bid starting at $8.00, or bought it for $11.00 plus $3.00 shipping, but nobody wanted it either way.  It remains available as a BIN  at the $11.00 price as I write this on May 28. 

 

 

3/29/17

Pennsylvania, Stroudsburg.  1965 Sesquicentennial Exonumia.  This lot included 7 examples of the Half Dollar token, and 3 sets of the 5 different colors of wooden nickels for the same celebration.  The Half Dollars have an unknown mintage, and they catalog for $3.00 each.  This lot had a real bargain $5.00 plus $2.67 start for the 22 pieces, but received no bids during its two weeks on Ebay! 

 

 

3/29/17

Texas, Jackson County.  1981 Texana Days Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Previously unlisted.  This about uncirculated example was the first of these I had seen or even heard about, and I was pleased to win it for the opening bid of $9.95 with FREE shipping. 

 

 

3/30/17

Hawaii.  “1883” King Kalakaua Kala Dala signed THM and copyrighted 1981.  Mintage 3,200.  Catalog value $20.00.  Nice proof-like specimen offered for $24.95 plus $4.50 shipping.  Listed at that price until May 5, when the seller finally ended his listing unsold.

 

 

3/30/17

Oregon, Newport.  1959 Oregon Centennial Half Dollar.  After a $4.99 plus $2.89 start, this  token attracted two bids and sold for $5.24.

 

 

3/30/17

Oregon, Nyssa.  1959 Oregon Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 2,500.  Catalog value $4.50.  This one was only in XF/AU condition, but it sold to a single bidder at its $4.99 plus $2.89 opening price.

 

 

3/30/17

Oregon, Vale.  1959 Oregon Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 5,000.  Catalog value $4.50.  Nearly Uncirculated.  Offered for a start of $9.99 plus $2.89 additional for shipping.  There was just one bid, and it sold for the opening price.

 

 

3/31/17

Iowa, Tipton.  1965 125th Anniversary Dollar.  Mintage 500.  Catalog value $12.50.  The start was $6.50 plus $2.65, and after 3 bids by 2 bidders it sold for $12.50.

 

 

3/31/17

Maryland, Westminster.  1964 Bicentennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 10,000.  Catalog value $4.00.  Originally offered with a $6.50 plus $2.65 opening bid, after just a week with no bids it became a BIN item at the same price.  Still available on May 29.  

 

 

3/31/17

Montana, Libby.  1967 Diamond Jubilee Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $6.50.  The start was $6.75 with an additional $3.25 charge for shipping.  There were no bids and this choice uncirculated token was offered until May 27 before the seller gave up and ended the listing unsold. 

 

 

3/31/17

Pennsylvania, Beaver Falls.  1968 Centennial Half Dollar.  Variety with “REEDEMABLE” spelling error.  Mintage 15,000.  Catalog value $3.00.  This one began as a $9.50 with FREE shipping bid item, but became a BIN item a week later.  It is still available at that cost as I prepare this listing on May 29.

 

 

3/31/17

Washington, Walla Walla.  1959 59¢ Centennial Buck, Special Edition struck in copper.  Mintage 1,000.  Catalog value $6.00.  About Uncirculated condition, and a bit dark.  Originally offered for $7.50 with FREE shipping, this piece dropped to a $6.50 start after the first week.  Two weeks later it went down to $6.00 and sold to a single bidder.

 

 

3/31/17

Wyoming, Gillette.  1966 75th Anniversary Half Buck.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.50.  Sold to a single bidder at the $2.99 plus $1.50 start.

 

Where to Find Us:

MUNICIPAL TOKENS
P. O. Box 3381

Beaumont, CA 92223


Phone: +1 951 267 3264

 

munidude@aol.com