MTCs on Ebay May 2016
Arizona, Mesa. 1978 Centennial Dollar. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $5.00. At the end of the one week $5.99 with FREE shipping start, the token was taken off the market because it received no bids.
California, San Diego. 1936/5 California Pacific International Exposition Dime. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $5.00 in XF/AU condition as this - and most - are. After a 99¢ with FREE shipping start, it sold for $13.75 after 9 bids by just 3 bidders. Part of a nice offering of choice San Diego exonumia that garnered considerable attention.
Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. 1926 Treasure Island Doubloon. Not previously cataloged. Start was $2.50 with $2.54 additional for shipping. It was a nice specimen, nice enough to get me to bid $6.88 for it, but my bid was in vain: there was one bid for $2.50, mine at $6.88, and third took it for one bid increment more, $7.38.
Washington, Ephrata. 1973 Freedom Festival Dollar. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $6.00. I started following this one in the middle of March when it started at a $25.00 + $2.45 opening bid, and gradually dropped to a $15.00 start ($25.00 BIN). Picking up from there, the start remained the same for a couple weeks, then went up to $16.00 until the week ending June 16 when the bid option was deleted, and it was made available at the original $25.00, but with a “Make Offer” button. The current (now monthly) listing ends on July 16, and so far - half way through that time - apparently no one has made a satisfactory offer.
Unknown Location (except maybe Davey Jones Locker if the DJL referred to is the area of the bottom of the sea said to be reserved as a graveyard for people lost at sea). 1926 “Pieces of Eight”. One side designed to look similar to a too-small 1750 Mexico City 8 Reale coin, the other with the date, the DJL reference, and ETA MU SIGMA. Probably not listable, but it has a couple Municipal traits, so I bought it just for fun. I’ll stick it in my wannabe collection. The start was $4.99 (plus $2.00) and as the second bidder I won it for $5.50.
Montana. 1964 Statehood Diamond Jubilee, Territorial Centennial Dollar struck in silver. Original mintage 1,000, however it appears so frequently that more were certainly ordered. Catalog value $15.00 for the numbered variety, which this was. Numbered 1721 on edge - another hint that more than 1,000 were made! Start was set at $40.00 plus $3.00 shipping, but there were no bids. Still being offered as of July 2, but now as a Buy It Now item instead of an Auction item. The same seller offered a second example at the same time with the same starting price, numbered 1490, which also is still available as a BIN item.
Kansas, Abilene. 1961 Official Centennial Coin. Unknown mintage. Not Previously Cataloged. Probably the easiest to locate of the City issues, all of which are scarce or rare. This one has been offered for a while as a Buy It Now item with no takers at its $24.99 with FREE shipping cost. The current listing ends in July.
Michigan, Houghton. 1961 Centennial Half Dollar. Mintage 10,000. Catalog value $3.00. This slightly circulated example was up for bid starting at $12.95 plus $3.00 shipping, but received no bids. Listed that way for 4 weeks, then changed to a BIN item at the same cost, and still being listed that was today. The current monthly listing, which now has the Best Offer option added, ends on August 2.
Hawaii. 1988 - 1991 Hawaiian Scenic Series Silver Hawaii Dalas. The same set I mentioned in February, back for another try. Again available for $350.00 plus $10.00. This time listed for another six weeks before being ended unsold by the seller. I paid more than that for my first set over 20 years ago!
Kansas, Liberal. 1963 75th Anniversary Nickel. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $4.00. This nice uncirculated piece was offered for two weeks for $4.99 with FREE shipping, but at the end of that period, the seller gave up and ended the listing.
Ohio, Lancaster and Fairfax County. 1950 SesquiCentennial Dimes. Lot of 4 of the 10 different colors it was issued in. Opening bid was $4.00 plus $1.50 additional for postage. No bids. Not relisted.
California, Burney State Park. Undated (1962) Centennial Souvenir Gold Coin. The more common “short trees” version where the trees do not extend out of the central design. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $5.00. This one was just a bit circulated and failed to attract a single bid at its $3.16 plus $1.25 opening price. Not relisted.
California, Morro Bay. 1970 Centennial Dollar. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $4.50. Opening bid was $6.95 and postage $2.99 more. There was just a single bidder and it sold for the opening price.
Minnesota, Winona County. 1976 U. S. Bicentennial Dollar. Mintage 10,000. Catalog value $4.50. Offered, and sold to a single bidder at the $4.95 plus $2.60 opening bid.
Oklahoma, Burns Flat. 1949 “Drawing” Quarter. Not previously listed, so no catalog value yet. The only person interested in this one was me, I guess, because I won it at the $4.95 with FREE shipping opening bid.
Pennsylvania, Malvern. 1964 75th Anniversary Half Dollar. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $6.00. The starting bid was $6.95 plus an additional $2.99 shipping. No bids. Not relisted.
Alaska, Fairbanks. 1959 Statehood Dollar. Mintage 200,000 or more. Catalog value $1.50. I was the only bidder at the $2.99 with FREE shipping opening price. The image on ebay looked like it was the rare silver version of this token, the seller did not mention the metal content of the piece, and it was cheap enough to take a chance. Guess what? - It was the usual golden bronze. Of course.
Michigan, Spring Lake. 1969 Centennial Dollar. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $4.00. Offered for a $1.99 plus $3.25 opening bid. Only a single collector was willing to go the fare. This token will probably be going up a little bit in the next edition of the catalog.
Arizona, Tucson. 1933 Wolfville Western Days Dollar. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $6.50. This one in the typical slightly worn condition was offered for 99¢ plus $2.25 shipping. There were 3 bidders, except for the winner, who already had the high bid, and who placed another bid just in case. The piece brought $2.25 - the shipping exactly doubling the winner’s cost.
Ohio, Ironton. 1938 NorthWest Territory Celebration Iron Half Dollar. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $5.00. This XF/AU (typical) one had a 99¢ plus $3.75 start and sold for $3.00 after 3 bids by as many bidders.
Pennsylvania, Morristown. 1962 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar. Mintage 15,000. Catalog value $4.00. This auction was for a group of 3 uncirculated pieces. The start was $12.99 with FREE shipping. Sold to a single bidder at that price.
Alaska, North Pole. Undated (1966) Eighth Annual Farthest North Rodeo Buck struck in nickel-silver. Mintage unknown. Catalog value $5.00. This one started off as a $9.99 plus $1.85 shipping auction item, but when it did not sell that way it was made a $7.95 plus $1.85 Buy It Now item. Still available as of July 7.
Ohio, Coshocton. 1961 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $3.50. Up for bid at $4.99 plus $3.99 shipping. No bid, and relisted ever since at the same opening bid. The current sale ends on July 11.
Marshall Islands. Kwajalein. Undated Kwaj Karnival Dollar. Unknown mintage. Not previously cataloged. Offered for three weeks at $13.25 with FREE shipping, then dropped to $9.25 for a final week before the seller ended the sale without a bid. A scarce token, but the few offered on ebay recently apparently were enough for the few collectors of these tokens.
New York, Springville. 1984 Sesquicentennial Dollar. A year or two ago everyone thought this was a rare token. Only a few trial pieces were reported to have been made, and nearly 20 years ago when they first came to light, I gladly paid $25.00 for an example and cataloged them at $15.00. Recently more have become available, and it seems that the “Trial Piece” story may not have been true. It is still not common, but the story is best told by me being the only bidder at the $2.99 plus $4.00 opening. I will be continuing to monitor these to try to assess how many are out there.
Mississippi, Columbus. 1962 Civil War Centennial Half Dollar. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $5.00. Offered for a $9.95 with FREE shipping bid for a couple weeks before being made a Buy It Now item for $12.65. Neither strategy worked, and the sale of the item was eventually ended by the seller.
Hawaii. 1991 Pearl Harbor Attack 50th Anniversary. Cased set of 2 in box, both Silver, and each with a slightly different attack scene. The one with incorrect perspective had a mintage of 1,941, and the corrected version was produced in much larger numbers. This lot started out in February as an auction item, but when it didn’t sell after a while, the seller put it in his Sellers Store at a fixed price. It is still available in mid July, currently priced at $199.99 + $4.00 BIN.
Unknown State, Boulder Valley City. Undated Two Bits. Not previously listed, but noted a couple times recently in these monthly reports. This example apparently had been buried, and as a result was moderately pitted, and extensively scratched from cleaning attempts. The start was $24.99 with FREE shipping, and it sold for $29.00 after 2 bids. The seller was in Minden, Nevada - perhaps lending a little weight to the idea of it being from Nevada. See my previous postings on this token for further details.
Michigan, Bay City. 1965 Centennial Half Dollar. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $3.50. This one started off as a bid item, but I have lost track of what the opening bid was. Currently a perpetual issue in the Seller’s Store at $7.95 plus 1.85 shipping.
Iowa, Pella. 1974 Dutch Dollar. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $6.00. The fourth year in this venerable series which continues on to this day. This piece has an unfortunate $24.99 start, and the FREE shipping doesn’t do much to make this a deal. Still available as of July 10.
California, San Diego. 1969 Bicentennial California Dollar. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $6.50. This one was available for a single week at $4.95 plus $2.45 shipping, but no one placed a bid.
Wyoming, Douglas. 1986 Centennial Dollar. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $5.00. Sold to a single bidder at the $4.95 plus $2.45 opening bid.
Oklahoma, Newkirk and Kay County. 1968 Official Commemorative Souvenir Dollar. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $5.00. The start was a reasonable $3.99 but unfortunately the shipping was almost as much - $3.85. No bids. Not relisted.
Washington, Bremerton. 1933 Old Ironsides visit Quarter. Wood. Unknown mintage. Not listed in previous editions. Offered for $9.99 plus $2.45 shipping. There were no bids, and the item was not relisted.
South Dakota. 1975 South Dakota Dollar. Nickel silver version, numbered 4220 on edge. Mintage 6,000. Catalog value $3.50. The seller wants $100.00 for this token. I hope he gets it. The current listing ends on July 18.
Minnesota, Virginia. 1958 Minnesota Centennial Iron Nickel. Mintage 40,000. Catalog value $2.50. This one encapsulated and graded MS-64 PL by NGC. Start was $30.00 plus $2.45 shipping, and it attracted 5 bids by just 2 bidders and ended up selling for $39.00.
Iowa, Clare. 1978 Irish Dollar. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $4.00. This one with a $5.99 with FREE shipping start failed to find a bid. It was not relisted.
1961 Kansas Statehood Centennial Souvenir Coin for Kearny County. Unknown mintage. Not previously cataloged. Kearny is a fairly scarce county. After a $9.99 start and 10 bids by just two bidders, it sold for $20.50. Postage was an additional $2.50.
Massachusetts, Pitsfield-Berkshire. 1961 Centennial Half Dollar. Mintage 10,000. Catalog value $3.00. An attractive issue, but quite common. This one had a $19.95 start plus $4.44 for shipping, so not surprisingly, it did not sell. Not relisted.
Montana, Red Lodge. 1936 Rodeo Half Dollar. Unknown mintage. Catalog value currently $15.00, but going down next time. Slightly circulated, as most are, this one had a 99¢ Plus $2.60 start and sold for $8.03 after 5 bids by 4 bidders. Cheap!
Illinois, Rock Falls. 1967 Centennial Half Dollar. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $4.50. Up for bid starting at $1.99 plus $3.25 shipping. No sale this week, and offered ever since at the same start. The current listing ends on July 15.
Colorado, Aspen. 1980 Centennial Dollar. Mintage unknown. Catalog value $5.00. This one was set for a $7.50 plus $2.00 start, and found a new home when one bidder bid.
Minnesota, Chisholm. 1958 State Centennial Half Dollar. Mintage 5,000. Catalog value $6.50. Difficult to get in strictly uncirculated condition, this specimens in the XF/AU condition that the grading services now call MS-61. There was a $1.99 plus $3.25 start, and after 7 bids by 4 bidders it sold for $5.43.
New York, Homer. 1960 125th Anniversary Half Dollar. Mintage 2,500. Catalog value $7.50. If this token had been uncirculated I would have been right in there bidding to $6.00 or so, but it was an unattractive AU and sold to someone else for the opening bid.
Ohio, Loraine. 1959 125th Anniversary Half Dollar. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $5.00. The start was $1.99 plus $3.25, but no bids were received. Resisted five additional weeks at the same price before the seller ended the listing unsold.
Arizona, Lake Havasu City. 1982/83 London Bridge Dollar. Mintage 25,000. Catalog value $3.50. This one, starting at $5.95 with FREE shipping, sold to a single bidder at the opening price. It was a bargain, too, compared to the London Bridge Rotary Club website where it is priced at $36.00 plus shipping.
Hawaii, Kona Coast. 1978 Hawaiian Bicentennial Kona Dollar. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $3.00. This About Uncirculated specimen started at 1¢ plus $2.69 and sold for $6.50 after 5 bids by 3 bidders.
Hawaii, Maui. 1974 Maui Dollar struck in Sterling Silver. Unnumbered version. Uncertain mintage. Catalog value $17.50, which is now about its melt value - so currently too low. Start was $1.49 plus $3.00, and it sold for $21.38 after 7 bids by 4 bidders.
Michigan, Manistee. 1950 Sports Festival Quarter. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $6.00. This one started off at $1.99 plus $2.00 shipping. I was the only bidder. Nice token!
Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. 1926 SesquiCentennial Treasure Island Doubloon. Unknown mintage. Not previously cataloged. There were no bids forthcoming at the $14.95 plus $3.25 start, but the seller kept relisting the token. His persistence paid off, though, because it finally sold at the opening bid on June 25.
Colorado. Undated (1993) Colorado Buffalo Dollar Set of 3 in Case of Issue. Two tone issue with gold on silver, copper on gold, and silver on copper finishes. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $6.00 each. Sold to a single bidder for the $19.95 plus $3.78 opening bid.
Washington, Spokane. 1974 World’s Fair Dollar. Oxidized Brass issue. Mintage unknown. Catalog value either $4.00 or $5.00 depending on orientation, which could not be determined from the pictures. Opening bid was $3.91 plus $2.45 shipping. There were no bids, and the opening dropped a penny every week or two and it ended up priced at a $3.87 start, still without a bid. It looked like a bargain when you check current eBay listings where for-sale items run from $5.00 to $19.95. However, if you really want one, there is a nice one for bid right now for $1.50 plus $2.45 shipping. No bids yet and it closes in 16 hours.
Alaska, Kodiak. 1965 Plywood Palace Days One Snort in Brass. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $6.50. Opening bid was $5.00 plus $3.00 for shipping. No bids. Not relisted.
Alaska, Kodiak. 1965 Plywood Palace Days One Snort in Aluminum. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $6.50. Opening bid was $5.00 plus $3.00 for shipping. No bids. Not relisted.
Missouri, Silver Dollar City. “1892” Mayor/Mill Dollar. This one not quite uncirculated. Not yet listed. Sold to a single bidder, who placed another bid in case his first one was topped, for the opening bid of $9.99 plus $2.45.
Nebraska, Scottsbluff. 1960 60th Anniversary Half Dollar. Mintage 3,500. Catalog value $6.50. Offered for a $25.55 with FREE shipping opening bid or $39.95 Buy It Now. This one has been around at the same price for over a year now. The seller lets the sale end and then starts a new listing a day or two later - I suspect to get the item to show up when collectors opt for ebay’s Newly Listed search format. The present listing ends on July 12. I don’t think I will be tracking this one anymore, it shouldn’t sell at that level.
Nevada, Reno. “1878” Reno Dollar - one each in oxidized nickel-silver and oxidized brass. Mintage unknown. Catalog value $3.50 each. The pair was offered, and sold, for $6.95 plus $3.25 to a lone bidder.
Arizona, Lake Havasu City. 1976 U. S. Bicentennial Havasu Dollar struck in Silver. Mintage 1,000. Catalog value $40.00. This one started at 99¢ with FREE shipping, and wound up selling for $43.42 after 13 bids by 4 bidders.
Florida, Titusville. 1967 Centennial Half Dollar. Unknown mintage. Catalog Value $7.50. This popular space-themed issue was priced at a reasonable $4.99 plus $2.85 shipping, but didn’t tempt anyone to bid. Still available as of July 10 as a BIN item at the same price.
Kansas. 1961 Official Centennial Coins for Chase County and Olathe. Unknown mintages. Not previously cataloged. Both of these are very scarce issues from the Official Centennial Coin series. Chase County is among the harder to find counties, and all the city issues are very difficult to find as well. The pair was offered for $9.99 plus $2.80, and it sold for a very reasonable $30.01 after 7 bids by 4 bidders.
Texas. Undated Texas Dollar by the Don Casey Company Inc., struck in Silver. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $15.00 (now below melt value). This example looked to be just slightly used. The start was 99¢ with FREE shipping, and it sold for $24.49 after 7 bid by 7 bidders.
Colorado, Craig. Undated (1980) Elks National Foundation Visitor Buck. Not a Municipal. I have been told these cast White Metal Visitors Bucks from various locations are for use only within the Elk’s Club, not in the general community. Although I do not catalog these, I pick them up when I come across them because they seem sort of “Municipal-ly". No one seems to care about them. I was the only bidder for this one at its $1.99 plus $1.25 opening bid.
Montana, Virginia City. 1963 Centennial Dollar. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $4.00. Started at 99¢ plus $2.60 shipping, this choice Uncirculated piece sold for $2.37 after 6 bids by 5 bidders.
New York, Alden. 1973 SesquiCentennial Half Dollar. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $10.00, which will probably be going down a bit. Offered at a $6.95 plus $2.99 opening, there were no bids, and the item was not relisted.
New York, Frankfort. 1963 Centennial Half Dollar. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $4.50. Put up for auction for $6.95 plus $2.99 shipping, this token failed to attract a single bid and the seller opted not to relist it for a second week.
Wisconsin, River Falls. 1974 Centennial Masonic Penny. Masonic pennies, shekels, and other related pieces are not listable as Municipals - even this one that says right on it ONE CENTENNIAL PENNY. I’m just mentioning it to show what is NOT a Municipal. This nice brass piece sold for the $8.00 plus $2.50 opening price.
Indiana, Attica. 1966 Centennial Half Dollar. Mintage Unknown. Catalog value $5.00. This one was slightly circulated and a bit spotty. Offered for a $10.00 plus $2.45 start, but it failed to attract even one bid. After two weeks at this price, the seller lowered the price to $7.50 and it sold to a single bidder.
Arizona, Prescott. 1915 Frontier Days Celebration $5.00. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $15.00. Extremely Fine condition, but lightly pitted from being buried, also with some moderate rim nicks on the reverse. Starting price was $14.95 and it sold for $17.50 after two bids.
Kansas. 1961 Official Centennial Coins for Chataqua County. Unknown mintage. Not previously cataloged. Chataqua County is moderately scarce compared to the other 104 counties in this series. This one brought $20.50 after a 99¢ opening and 3 bids by 2 bidders. Postage was an additional $2.45.
Michigan, Bay City. 1913 Elks Fair Dime. Unknown mintage. Not previously cataloged. This lustrous About Uncirculated example started at 90¢ and sold for $8.02 after 8 bids by 5 bidders. Postage was an additional $4.50.
Michigan, Harrisville. 1952 Kiki Cuyler Memorial Half Dollar. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $10.00. This token must have been someone’s pocket piece for decades - it grades just Fine, with a few scratches. Start was just 99¢ with FREE shipping, this piece attracted 2 bids and sold for $1.25. Cheap, but probably commensurate to the grade.
Michigan, Muskegon. 1950 Aquapades Quarter. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $6.00. This one in AU condition with some red and green stains on the obverse. There was only one bidder who was able to win it for the $1.99 plus $2.99 opening bid.
Michigan, Rogers City - Presque Isle County. 1960 Chamber of Commerce Half Dollar. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $15.00. One of the most difficult to find of Michigan’s Municipal-issuing locations. This coin had the unusual redemption information of GOOD FOR 50 CENTS IF SPENT IN PRESQUE ISLE COUNTY. THIS COIN WILL BE REDEEMED FROM ANY MERCHANT IN PRESQUE ISLE COUNTY BY ROGERS CITY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AT 1/2 FACE VALUE. I have never seen one of these in uncirculated condition, and this one was no exception - while showing little wear, the coin apparently had been buried and is quite dark with black, green and white crud stuck between the letters, and some minor rim scrapes, but it upgrades the one in my collection! I was the only bidder for this coin and was amazed to win it for 99¢ Canadian (76¢ U.S.). I did have to pay $4.55 shipping, but I’m not complaining!
Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. 1926 Treasure Island Doubloon. Not previously listed. Typical XF/AU condition. The start was $5.99 plus $2.65, and that is what it sold for to the only bidder, who also placed a higher last-minute bid that turned out not to be necessary.
Pennsylvania, Watsontown. 1967 Centennial Half Dollar. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $4.00. Offered for $2.50 plus $3.45 shipping. There were no bids and the item was not relisted.
Marshall Islands. Kwajalien. Undated Kwaj Karnival Two Dollars. Unknown mintage. Not previously cataloged. After a $2.00 plus $2.45 start, there were 6 bids by 4 bidders and this XF/AU specimen sold for $7.25.
Missouri, Lee’s Summit. 1965 Centennial Half Dollar, Cole Younger Grave version struck in Gilt Brass. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $4.00. This was a slightly used example. The enthusiastic opening bid was $49.95 plus $2.50 shipping. There were no bids, but the item is still available today, July 11, as a Buy It Now item for the same cost.
Missouri, Lee’s Summit. 1965 Centennial Half Dollar, Cole Younger Grave version struck in Silver. Unknown mintage. Not listed in the previous edition of my catalog. Choice Uncirculated. The opening bid was $99.99 plus $2.50 shipping. As of July 11 It is still available for the same cost, but now as a BIN item.
Alaska, North Pole. 1963 Santa Claus House Dollars Set of Silver and GBR. Mintage 750 for the Silver piece and 5,000 for the Golden Brass. Catalog value $20.00 and $4.00. No one bid the $30.00 plus $4.00 opening bid, and the seller chose not to relist the tokens.
Colorado, Central City. Lot of 19 1959 tokens, including 10 of the Glory Hole Tavern/Old Ignatz Meyer Saloon 50¢ Golden Brass tokens, and 9 Wooden Nickels from the same place. All Uncirculated. As discussed in March, the 50¢ token is a candidate for listing in the next edition. That specimen, which was circulated, sold for $9.99 plus $2.70. These were much more reasonable, the lot selling for $20.55 with FREE shipping after a $1.00 start. There were 5 bids by 4 bidders.
Montana. Territorial Centennial, Statehood 75th Anniversary Dollar in Silver. Mintage reported as 1,000. Catalog value $15.00 . After a 99¢ plus $2.60 start, this sold for $14.50 after 5 bids by as many bidders.
Montana, Fort Benton. 1971 (Redeemed 1972) 125th Anniversary Dollar struck in Silver, numbered (435) on obverse. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $22.50. This choice Uncirculated piece had a 99¢ plus $2.60 start, attracted 7 bids by 6 bidders, and sold for $22.38.
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