MTC’S ON EBAY MAY 2015

 

 

5/1/15

Arizona, Lake Havasu City.  1973 London Bridge Dollar.  Mintage 25,000.  Catalog value $10.00.  Available on the London Bridge Rotary Club website for $156.00.  The prices these bring seem to have been moving up a bit recently.  This one brought a near record high price of $46.00 plus $3.50 shipping after a start of $24.30 and 8 bids.

 

 

5/1/15

Iowa, Marcus.  1971 Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 5,000.  Catalog value $4.50.  This piece, in tarnished Extremely Fine condition, had a start of $2.99 plus $2.49 shipping.  When no bids were forthcoming, the seller priced it at $2.50 Buy It Now, and placed it in his Store.  As of July 5 it is still available. 

 

 

5/3/15

Hawaii, Honolulu.  1975 Hawaii Dollar in Antique Bronze.  Variety with large high date.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $3.50.  This lightly circulated specimen could have been had for the $69.95 with FREE shipping opening bid, but nobody wanted to pay that much.  The following week it was offered for a $49.95 start, but that didn’t work either, so the seller set the price at $59.95 and made it a Buy-It-Now item in his store.  He listed it at that level until July 4th before giving up and ending the listing.

 

 

5/3/15

Iowa, Emmetsburg.  2003 Irish Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Not previously cataloged.  The seller wanted a start of $8.00 plus $2.00 for shipping for this piece, which is much scarcer than most previous years.  There were no bids, so the seller put it in his Store for $9.95 Buy It Now with a Make Offer option.  Still there on July 5.  

 

 

5/3/15

Montana, Red Lodge.  1935 Rodeo Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $15.00.  This choice Almost Uncirculated piece started at $9.99 plus $2.65 shipping, attracted two bids and the token sold for $13.38.

 

 

5/4/15

Illinois, Evanston.  1963 Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage probably 5,000.  Catalog value $4.50.  This lot was for a group of 5 uncirculated tokens.  Start was 99¢ plus a very reasonable $2.50 for shipping.  There were just two bids, and they sold for $1.50.  Cheap, cheap, cheap!  

 

 

5/4/15

Ohio, Lake County.  1940 Centennial Dime, on golden cardboard.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $7.50.  This circulated example had a start of $27.99 with FREE shipping.  There were no interested bidders at this level, and it ended unsold.  

 

 

5/5/15

Arizona, Benson.  1940 Annual Rodeo Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $30.00 - one of the highest valuations for a non-precious metal token in the catalog.  This auction was for TWO about uncirculated specimens.  The pair started at $2.99 plus $2.25 shipping.  Nine bids later I won them for $56.00, a price I regard as a real bargain.  However, with two new pieces in the pool of available tokens, I think I will have to lower the catalog value to $25.00.  

 

 

5/5/15

New York, Whitesboro.  1963 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $5.00.  This one sold for the $6.95 with FREE shipping opening bid. 

 

 

5/6/15

Pennsylvania, Cambridge Springs.  1966 Half Dollar.  Mintage reported as 1,000 in gilt brass, but it seems much scarcer.  Catalog value $15.00.  The nickel-silver $1.00 companion piece which catalogs for $8.50, also has a reported mintage of 1,000 pieces, but it appears much more frequently than the 50¢.  This auction was for a choice uncirculated example and started off at 1¢ plus $3.14 shipping, drew 16 bids, and I eventually won it for $6.00, about one-fifth of my maximum bid.  I was quite pleased - but when it arrived, it turned out that the seller sent the $1 denomination - not the 50¢ that he had pictured.  I contacted the seller and he told me he accidentally sent the wrong one, but would send the correct one out to me when it showed up.  He refunded my PayPal payment and told me just to keep the Dollar coin he had sent, a gesture I appreciated - but I really did want that Half Dollar!  This issue has eluded me right from the beginning - Way back in 1966 when these tokens were issued (I can’t believe that was nearly 50 years ago!) there was a note about them in Coin World or Numismatic News, and I sent an order off to the Chamber of Commerce for two 50¢ pieces and one of the Dollars.  It turned out that all of the 50¢ tokens had already been sold when they got my request, so they sent me an extra Dollar coin to make up for the sold-out Half Dollars.  I don’t remember the exact details anymore, but I know it took at least 20 years for me to finally get one for my collection.  And now, when I was finally able to get another, I once again ended up with a Dollar token instead!  It is now the end of June, and I have given up on getting that token.  My guess is that the seller had a set of two, and since they are the same size and same design, assumed they were the same.  Perhaps he sent the other coin to the underbidder.  Rats! 

 

 

5/8/15

New York, Staten Island.  1961 Tercentennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 10,000.  Catalog value $4.00.  This one sold for the $7.95 plus $1.99 starting bid.

 

 

5/8/15

Texas, Wilson County.  1960 Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 3,500.  Catalog value $6.50.  This attractive issue was in a not-so-attractive Extremely Fine condition.  Start was $2.99 plus $3.00 shipping.  There were no bids and the piece was not listed again.

 

 

5/9/15

Kansas, Wichita.  Wichita Fair and Exposition 15¢ Children’s Admission Token.  Brass, and by the seller’s description 1 1/4 inches in diameter.  Not currently listed - and maybe it never will be.  I am not sure if I want to list all the Fair Admission tokens - I currently list a few - especially if they are for an anniversary of the fair, or if they look like a MTC.  This one looks rather generic.  I assume it is from Kansas, but it may not be.  Not listed in the token catalog.com website.  This piece was offered for $18.50 with FREE shipping.  There were no bids this week, but finally, after 5 more weekly listings at the same price, it sold to a single bidder on June 13.

 

 

5/9/15

New Jersey, Pittman.  1955 Golden Jubilee Quarter.  This denomination (it also comes in a 10¢ variety) was produced in a very dark green plastic with silver printing, and is the first of either of these that I have seen on Ebay since I began this website.  The mintage is not presently known, but I catalog it for $10.00.  The printing comes off pretty easily, and I don’t think I have ever seen a perfect one.  The seller described his token as uncirculated, but I’d call it Extremely Fine with 80% of the printing left.  No one seemed to appreciate the scarcity of this piece, and I won it for the opening bid of $9.00 plus $3.00 shipping. 

 

 

5/9/15

New York, Whitesboro.  1963 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $5.00.  Mis-attributed by the seller as being from Whitesboro, New JERSEY.  Started at $2.99 plus $3.00 shipping, this piece sold for $3.80 after 5 bids - three of them being bids of $3.55 by the same bidder - a pattern I have not seen before…all placed 4 seconds before the end of the auction - it must be some sort of error.

 

 

5/10/15

California, Fort Bragg.  1966 Paul Bunyan Days Dollar.  Mintage 3,000.  Catalog value $4.50.  Described by the seller as RARE and in pretty good condition, this piece started off at $14.99 plus $2.54.  Usually unsaleable at this price level, this one caught the eye of two bidders and it sold for $15.50.  Pretty steep now, but this is about what these scarce tokens will bring when Municipal Token collecting takes off!

 

 

5/10/15

California, Fort Bragg.  1967 Paul Bunyan Days Dollar.  Mintage 3,000.  Catalog value $4.50.  This one started off at $14.99 plus $2.54.  That is what it sold for to a single bidder - not described as RARE like the 1966 piece above - which might explain why it didn’t get that second bid.  Here is an example of someone paying tomorrow’s price today.  I suggest you get as many municipals as you can at today’s price and not put it off until tomorrow.  A word to the wise. 

 

 

5/10/15

Idaho, Wallace.  1990 Centennial Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $5.00.  Start was 99¢ plus $2.50 shipping.  There was just one other bidder, and I was able to win it for $1.25.  These usually come with some slight evidence of circulation, or at least bag marks, but this was a nice uncirculated piece that would upgrade the one in my collection.  

 

 

5/10/15

Indiana, Brazil.  1962 Concert Band Centennial.  Not cataloged in previous editions.  The first of these appeared on Ebay in December of 2012, and for a while sold well.  Now it appears that everyone who wanted one of these already has one because this choice uncirculated piece did not attract a single bid at its $4.50 + $2.54 starting bid.  Not relisted.

 

 

5/10/15

Missouri, Chaffee.  Undated German Days One Beer token in blue plastic.  Not previously listed.   The start was 99¢ plus $1.50 shipping.  One other bidder forced me all the way up to $1.25 to win this new-to-me piece. 

 

5/10/15

Montana, Scobey.  1963 Golden Jubilee Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $6.00.  There were no bids for this nice uncirculated piece at its $2.99 plus $3.00 start.  Not relisted. 

 

 

5/10/15

Washington, Kitsap County.  1965 County Fair Half Dollar.  Original sales card of 20 tokens.  I do not know the mintage of these but they are - or were - scarce enough to list for $4.50 each.  The bidding started at 99¢ and only went up to $5.58 after 5 bids.  Unfortunately, the $14.95 shipping fee took this out of the real bargain category.  Still not bad, and the original display card is neat and rare.

 

 

5/11/15

Hawaii.  1984 Queen Liliuokalani Statehood Dala in Proof Sterling Silver.  Mintage reports vary - my last catalog said 5,000, but the Royal Hawaiian Mint website now says it was 3,850.  I suspect 5,000 was the number authorized, but the smaller figure represents how many were actually produced.  I cataloged this piece for $17.50 fourteen years ago.  The RHM website currently offers them for $59.00.  This specimen attracted only a single bid at its $35.00 plus $2.25 starting price.       

 

 

5/11/15

Hawaii. (1993) Aloha Money Half Dollar counterstamp on a 1976 Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Unlisted in previous editions of my catalog, but available on a random date Half Dollar from the Royal Hawaiian Mint website for $73.50.  The start on this was $9.99 plus $2.25 shipping.  There were 13 bids and it sold for $42.88.  Another on a 1979 Half sold for $33.55 + $2.29 after a 99¢ start and 8 bids a few weeks later on May 28th.

 

5/11/15

Illinois, Cairo.  1961 Civil War Centennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.00.  The seller had two of these - you could own one if you were willing to go his $20 + $7.15 starting bid each.  No bids this week, or during any week since.  Still being offered at the same starting price and postage as I write this - The current listing ends on July 3.

 

 

5/11/15

Indiana, Crown Point.  1959 125th Anniversary Half Dollar.  Mintage 1,000.  Catalog value $15.00.  This slightly circulated example sold to a single bidder for the opening price of $8.00 plus $2.00 shipping.  A good buy on a hard-to-find token.

 

 

5/11/15

Michigan, Onaway.  1974 Diamond Jubilee Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $7.50.  A distinctive and unusual issue in gold anodized aluminum.  The start was apparently just too high at $9.99 plus $3.99.  There were no bids and it was not relisted.

 

 

5/11/15

Pennsylvania, Chambersburg.  1962 Civil War Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 10,000.  Catalog value $4.00.  It took a starting bid of $25.00 to start this one off.  Not surprisingly there were no bids.  The very high $7.15 additional postage fee probably contributed to the lack of bids as well.  The seller kept it out there at the same amount until June 10 when he finally gave up.

 

 

5/12/15

Colorado, Cripple Creek.  1931 Grand Donkey Derby $2.50 in Gold winner’s brass token.  Unknown mintage.  Previously uncatalogued.  Although it is listed in Pritchard’s Colorado Token Catalog (1 known), I was not aware of it.  Donkey Derby Days celebrations have been held in Cripple Creek over the years, but 1931 was the first one.  Various races and activities were held with prizes given to the winners.  The Main event was the Grand Donkey Sweepstakes, with 35 entrants from as far away as Pennsylvania competing for the prize of $5.00 “in gold”.  Apparently the gold was represented by these tokens which had to be redeemed almost immediately.  The events were scheduled for August 15th and 16th, and the tokens had to be redeemed by the 20th.  This token was an ordinary merchant token-looking 20 mm brass piece and was in a very slightly worn condition with a few minor “rust” spots.  It started at $24.99 plus $6.15 shipping, and sold for $200.50 after 9 bids.  I am very pleased to say that I won it!  A neat token!  What is it really worth?  Your guess is as good as mine, but I feel certain it is not worth as much as I (gladly) paid.  Only one other collector thought it was worth over $100.00 ($198.00) - all the others were $72.99 or less.         

 

 

5/12/15

Iowa, Emmetsburg.  1979 Irish Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $3.50.  This piece had a very reasonable 99¢ starting price, but a not-so-reasonable $4.95 shipping fee (from Canada).  With no success this week as an auction item, the seller tried a Buy It Now of $1.95 plus $4.95 until June 24 before the listing was finally ended by the seller. 

 

 

5/12/15

Wisconsin, Green Bay.  1932 George Washington Bicentennial Souvenir Coin.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $7.50.  This piece was in nice Extremely Fine condition, but had been cleaned and also has someone’s name crudely scratched on the reverse.  Start was 99¢ plus $2.54 shipping.  It sold for $7.38 after 5 bids.

 

 

5/13/15

Hawaii, Maui.  2000 Maui Trade Dollar in proof Silver.  Mintage reported as 2,500.  Old catalog value $20.00.  This nice specimen with no reverse date and numbered 0270 on the edge had a start of $55.00 plus $2.74 shipping.  No bids.  Offered the next week for $5.00 less.  After two unsuccessful weekly listings at this level, the seller ended his listing.

 

 

5/14/15

Illinois, Watseka.  1967 Centennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $6.50.  This piece started off at 99¢ plus $2.32, attracted 6 bids, and sold for $3.50.  A pretty good price for this scarce piece.

 

 

5/14/15

Pennsylvania, Mars.  1973 Centennial Coin.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $8.50.  A scarce issue, but I don’t think it is currently worth the $39.99 plus $4.54 the seller required as an opening bid.  No bids this week, and none up until June 23, when the seller finally gave up and ended the listing.  Note to the seller - Put this piece away for a few years, I have little doubt it will be worth your price after people start collecting MTCs.  Right now most collectors would expect to be able to buy one of these for $5.00 or so. 

 

 

5/15/15

Arizona, Lake Havasu City.  1972 London Bridge Dollar.  Mintage 25,000.  Catalog value $4.00.  Currently available on the London Bridge Rotary Club website for $126.00.  Go there and buy one if you want to do a good deed and help out a very worthy charity, but most choose to bypass all that and find one on their own.  This example was offered for a start of $8.00 plus $3.00 shipping and it sold for a bit more than that, $8.50, after two bids.

 

 

5/15/15

Wyoming, Laramie.  1968 Centennial Half Buck in Extremely Fine condition.  Variety with two fence rails on the obverse and wide spacing on the reverse.  The scarcest of the 3 varieties I know of.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $6.00.  This was a Buy It Now listing for $32.35 plus $3.85 shipping.  No bids.  Not relisted.  Too bad - the seller noted that he thought this piece was already priced below market value, and said he would no longer accept counteroffers.  See a similar piece that actually did sell at a nice price on May 26 below.

 

 

5/16/15

Kansas.  1961 Miami County Kansas Statehood Centennial Official Souvenir Coin.  Part of the series of 105 Kansas County tokens.  Not previously individually listed.  Generic catalog value $2.50.  This piece sold to a single bidder for the opening bid of $4.99 plus $2.25.

 

 

5/16/15

New York, Evans.  1971 Sesquicentennial Commemorative Coin.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $10.00, but going down to $8.50 in the next edition.  If you really needed this coin, you could have bid the $375.00 plus $9.00 start the seller was looking for back in March and April, and probably have won it.  The listing ended on April 16, but it was resurrected at the same price  in May.  This time the listing ended much more quickly - perhaps because the seller noted that someone else was offering one for $29.99 plus $1.99 shipping.  That other specimen is still out there as of June 29, and now it is offered at a 20% discount ($23.99) - if that is still too much, there is a Make Offer option as well.

 

 

 

5/16/15

Unknown Location.  “1776” Continental Currency Dollar copy with 1.00 MDSE. COIN / SKALL’S / ONE DOLLAR added to the reverse.  Not listed, and not going to be listed because it does not commemorate anything.  If it had specified it was issued for the U. S. Bicentennial in 1976 (which it may well have been) it could have been listed, but as it is, it is only a copy coin repurposed with a merchant token reverse.  I would like to know where it was from, as I couldn’t find anything on the web.  I did find one listed for sale on a website called GetWhatYouWant for $89.00.  This one on Ebay was much cheaper - I won it for the $5.15 plus $3.00 opening bid.  I’ll stick it into my Wannabe An MTC collection.

 

 

5/17/15

Illinois, Elgin.  1976 U. S. Bicentennial Half Dollar.  Private issue for Elgin Coin Club and the American Legion.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $3.00.  This one was offered for a starting bid of $8.00 plus $2.00 shipping.  No one bid so it was made a Buy It Now item in the Seller’s Store for $9.95 plus $2.00.  It is now June 29 and it is still available.  Currently on a 10% off sale ($8.95 - still more than it was offered for as a bid item).

 

 

5/17/15

Pennsylvania, New Oxford.  1974 Centennial Souvenir Coin.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.00.  Offered for just one week at a Buy It Now price of $5.95 plus $2.50.  No sale.

 

 

5/20/15

Pennsylvania, Halifax Area.  1969 175th Anniversary Half Dollar in “golden brass”.  The seller did not describe the metal, but the photo surely looked like your typical golden brass finish.  Unknown mintage.  Not cataloged in GB, but the typical nickel silver issue lists for $4.50.  I checked some of the seller’s other offerings, and some others that are usually nickel silver sure looked brassy.  I sent a message to the seller and he got right back to me and informed me that the coin was, unfortunately, the usual nickel silver issue.  Sometimes people see coins on eBay that have the colors off-register and they report them as a new variety.  All you can do is to try to be careful.  This one in about uncirculated condition was offered for a start of $1.99 plus $2.52 shipping.  

 

 

5/21/15

Indiana, Brazil.  1861 Friendship Festival Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $8.50.  This one in Extremely Fine or dark About Uncirculated condition.  More specimens have come out since the last edition, so they are no longer worth as much as they were, particularly in used condition.  Brilliant uncirculated pieces remain elusive, and are well worth the catalog price.  This one went up for bid at $1.99 plus $2.32 shipping, and sold for $2.32 after 3 bids. 

 

5/22/15

Delaware, Seaford.  1965 Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 5,000.  Catalog value $6.00.  Despite the reasonable starting price of $3.49 with FREE shipping, this one received no bids and the listing was ended unsold. 

 

 

5/22/15

Kansas.  Official Centennial Coin for Montgomery County.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value for the type (in previous editions I did not give a value to each of the 105 county and various other issues) $2.50.  The Montgomery County issue is not very scarce, but it did sell for the $4.99 with FREE shipping starting bid.  You have probably noticed that these Kansas Centennial Coins, which 10 years ago were everywhere, have now pretty much dried up.  What does that tell you, my little MTC Minions?  That’s right…If you want these issues, you had better pick them up NOW, before they become harder to find and even more expensive!

 

 

5/22/15

Kansas, Leavenworth.  1977 Buffalo Bill Cody Days Dollar.  Mintage 1,500.  Catalog value $7.50.  Sold to a single bidder at the $10.00 plus $3.00 start.

  

 

5/22/15

Kansas, Mc Pherson.  1961 Kansas Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 10,000.  Catalog value $3.00.  The seller wanted a starting bid of $5.50 plus $3.00 shipping, but did not receive it this week or the following week when it was offered again at the same price.

 

 

5/23/15

California, Santa Catalina Island.  1992 Catalina Trade Dollar.  Mintage 5,000.  Catalog value $4.00.  A nice copy still with full gilt finish - many pieces of this issue fade to a nickel-silver appearance when exposed to air.  Start was just 99¢ plus $2.50 shipping.  Sale price $1.29 after two bids - a pretty good deal!

 

 

5/23/15

Ohio, Ashtabula.  1953 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $6.50.  Typically found slightly circulated, as this one is.  Sold for the opening bid of 99¢ plus $2.50 postage.

 

 

5/23/15

Ohio, Ironton.  1938 Iron Half Dollar.  Unknown Mintage.  Catalog value $5.00.  This one holed - perhaps officially, perhaps not.  Who knows?  Anyway, the first holed one I remember seeing.    Offered in the typical lightly circulated condition for $13.50 with FREE shipping.  No bids this week and the seller repeatedly relisted the token at the same price until June 27, when the he finally ended the listing unsold. 

 

 

5/24/15

Arizona, Tombstone.  1929 50th Anniversary Dollar, without L counterstamps.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $15.00.  Start was $5.99 plus $3.29 shipping.  Sold for a very reasonable $27.00 after 8 bids.  Condition Extremely Fine or so.

 

 

 

5/24/15

Massachusetts, Southbridge.  1916 Centennial Souvenir Coin.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $15.00, but dropping a bit in the next edition.  Offered for $16.00 plus $2.00 shipping.  No bids this week or the following, so it was placed in the Seller’s Store for $19.95 plus $2.00, Buy It Now.  Still available as of July 5.    

 

 

5/24/15

Michigan, Antrim County.  1950 Chain O’Lakes Quarter.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $6.50.  Typical About Uncirculated condition.  Up for bid at an $8.96 start, plus 99¢ shipping.  No bids this week, but  after being offered a couple more times, the “listing was ended by the seller because there was an error in the listing”.  The token was not relisted in any form in the six weeks since, so I think that is an excuse sellers often use to avoid fees when they sell an item outside of Ebay. 

 

 

5/24/15

Michigan, Tawas.  1949 Chamber of Commerce Quarter, Uncirculated.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $5.00.  Start was $8.94 plus 99¢ shipping.  No bids but offered two more times at the same price before being ended “because there was an error in the listing”, as in the item above.  This piece has not been listed by this seller since. 

 

 

5/24/15

Minnesota, Chisholm.  1958 Town 50th, State 100th Anniversary Half Dollar.  Mintage 5,000.  Catalog value $6.50.  Offered as a “Die Tie” to So Called Dollar HK-517, the Uniface golden bronze Minnesota Centennial piece.  I thought this was an interesting way to get the legions of SCD collectors to be interested in MTC tokens.  This specimen was in the typical XF-AU condition it is most often encountered in, and sold to a single bidder for the Opening bid of $9.99 plus $2.25. 

 

 

5/25/15

New Jersey, Dunellen.  1962 Diamond Jubilee Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $6.50.  Starting price 99¢ plus $3.69 shipping.  There were just two bidders and I won this piece for a bid of $3.34.  

 

 

5/25/15

Oregon, Linkville/Klamath Falls.  1967 Centennial Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.50.  This one up for bid at a start of $6.95 plus $1.99 shipping.  There were no bids this week and the item ended, only to return a week or so later at the same opening bid, but with the postage increased slightly to $2.12.  Still available with the current listing ending on July 10.

 

 

5/26/15

Alaska, Moose Pass.  1967 Alaska Purchase Centennial Jockey Club Trade Dollar, very slightly circulated.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog Value $5.00.  Numbered 868.  This piece opened, received a single bid, and closed at just 99¢ plus $2.43 shipping.

 

 

5/26/15

Michigan, Ludington.  1961 Perch Festival Half Dollar.  Mintage 5,000.  Catalog value $3.50.  Described by the seller as being in “nice unc cond” it actually was in AU at the very best with an edge bump and most of the gold color gone.  Offered for $8.53 plus 99¢ shipping.  It sold at that price to a lone bidder!    

 

 

5/26/15

Wyoming, Laramie.  1968 Centennial Half Buck in nice Uncirculated condition.  Variety with no fence rails on the obverse and narrow spacing between July and 14 on the reverse.  Unknown   mintage.  Catalog value of this variety $4.00.  Start was $10.59 plus an additional $1.59 shipping.  There were two bids - both by the same bidder.  He bid early on in the auction, and then again a final time to be sure he maintained the high bid.  The second bid proved to be unnecessary as there were no other bidders.

 

 

5/28/15

Ohio, Salem.  1956 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $6.00.  Offered for $8.00 Buy it Now with FREE shipping.  About uncirculated condition. No bids.

 

 

5/29/15

Arizona, Globe, Miami.  Undated uniface copper disc inscribed simply GLOBE /  $  / MIAMI. I suppose that this could be a municipal, but for the time being it will not be listed.  Perhaps it is a transportation token for a ride between the mining town of Miami, and nearby Globe, where there were hotels and apartments for the miners.

 

 

5/29/15

Michigan, Albion.  1979 Festival of the Forks Trade Dollar.  Mintage 2,200.  Catalog value $4.00.   Offered for $9.50 plus $2.25 shipping.  Second issue in a 9 year series.  No bids.  Not relisted.

 

 

5/29/15

Oregon, Astoria.  1970 Regatta Golden Anniversary Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.50.  Start was just $1.99 but shipping another $3.25, which was apparently just a little too much to lure a bid.  The seller continued listing it at the same price for a couple more weeks before giving up. 

 

 

5/29/15

Oregon, Gresham.  1959 Oregon Centennial Half Dollar. Variety with no smoke from left smokestacks.  Mintage 15,000 for all varieties combined.  Catalog value $3.00.  Offered for $4.99 plus $1.99 shipping.  No bids.  After another unsuccessful week, the seller lowered the start by $1.00 to $3.95, still with the $1.99 postage fee.  No one has bid yet.  The current listing ends on July 7.

 

 

5/30/15

Michigan.  Undated Upper Peninsula Dollar.  Side view of eagle perched on a shield.  Mintage originally 5,000 pieces, but seemingly more common.  Since it comes in at least three minor die varieties, it could have been ordered multiple times.  This piece was offered at a $3.99 plus $2.99 start, attracted 8 bids, and sold for $11.01.

 

 

5/30/15

Nevada, Las Vegas. MXMVII (actually issued 1981) Las Vegas Twenty Dollar.  Replica of 1907 $20 Gold Piece on the obverse, Showgirl reverse.  Antique bronze except for the image of the gold piece, which is gold colored.  A color variety that has escaped my earlier listing efforts, but this is the second like it to show up on ebay this year, so It probably isn’t especially scarce.  Offered for $19.99 plus $2.04 shipping.  There were no bids, and after trying one more week as an auction item, the seller put it in his Seller’s Store as a Buy It Now item at the same price.  It is still available - the current month-long listing ends on July 8. 

 

 

5/30/15

Pennsylvania, Venango County.  1955 Sesquicentennial Quarter in brown plastic.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $5.00.  Start was just 1¢ plus $3.14 shipping.  There were 4 bids and it ended up selling for $1.04.  

 

 

5/30/15

Unknown location (2002) Wells Fargo and Pony Express 150th Anniversary Dollar.  Just a golden brass souvenir-type token, that probably cost, but was not actually worth the denomination printed on it.  It had a $3.00 with FREE shipping start.  There were just 2 bidders and the other guy and I battled it out until I finally won it for…$3.25.

 

 

5/31/15

Arizona, Bullhead City.  1978 World Record Striper Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $5.00.  Offered for $2.99 plus $3.00 shipping, but there were no bids - despite the seller describing it as commemorating the “World Record Stripper” in his headline.

 

 

5/31/15

California.  (1974) Walker Scott $5 Gift Coin.  A privately issued token using the standard Corbin Mint California Dollar obverse combined with a reverse reading WALKER SCOTT / $5 / GIFT COIN and meant to be used in the (now defunct) Walker Scott Department Store chain, which had stores throughout Southern California.  Unknown mintage.  Not previously cataloged, but since it shares an obverse with the standard California Dollar, some collectors will want it, and it will be in the next edition.  Offered for $39.95 Buy It Now plus $2.00 shipping, this item received no bids.  Still being relisted, it is still available for the same cost with the current listing on July 30.

 

 

5/31/15

Illinois, Hoopeston.  1971 Centennial Official Souvenir Coin.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $7.50.  Up for bid at $3.99 plus $1.00 shipping.  There were no bids and it was not relisted.

 

 

5/31/15

Massachusetts, Southbridge.  1916 Centennial Souvenir Coin.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $15.00, but enough of these have been showing up to lower it a bit in the next edition.  This one was in the typical Extremely Fine condition and did not receive any bids at its $16.00 plus $2.00 starting price, so the seller put it in his store at $19.95 plus $2.00.  After a month with no bites, he added the Make Offer option, and as I write this at the end of July it is currently on a 25% off sale and can be had for $14.96.

 

 

5/31/15

Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.  1926 Sesquicentennial Doubloon.  Variety with Liberty Bell and anniversary dates on the obverse and reverse with ship going right in full sail and denomination Treasure Island Doubloon.  Not previously cataloged.  This choice Extremely Fine piece was set for a $7.99 plus $3.00 start, but did not receive a bid and was not relisted.

 

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