Municipal Tokens on Ebay November 2013

 

 

11/1/13

Ohio, Lorain. 1959 125th Anniversary Half Dollar. Unknown mintage, Catalog value $5.00. Offered, and sold to a single lucky bidder (me) for the opening price of 99¢ plus $1.95 shipping.

 

11/2/13

Indiana, Orleans. 1965 Sesquicentennial Quarter. Mintage unknown to me but catalog value $4.00. Offered for an opening bid of $5.00 plus $1.50 shipping. There was a single bidder for this item.

 

11/2/13

Kentucky, Paducah. 1941 Strawberry Festival Nickel. A scarce issue cataloging $7.50. This was an example in extremely fine condition offered for an opening bid of $9.99 plus $3.00 shipping. It sold to a single bidder at that price.

 

11/3/13

California, Redding. 1962 Centennial Souvenir Gold Coin. Sold for the opening bid of $2.50 plus $2.00 shipping. Mintage 15,000 - catalog value $3.00.

 

11/3/13

Kansas, Columbus. 1968 Centennial Dollar in nickel silver, the usual issue. I am not certain of the mintage, but it is not terribly hard to find, cataloging at only $4.00. This choice uncirculated example had a start price of $7.95 plus $1.95 shipping, but had no bids. The seller then added the descriptor PROOFLIKE and added it to his Ebay Store stock at the same price. It still is available there as I write this on December 29.

 

11/3/13

North Dakota, Bismarck. 1962 Little World Series Half Dollar. This one struck in nickel silver and cataloging $5.00. The brass version is equally scarce and has the same value. This was a nice uncirculated specimen that had a start of $6.50 with FREE shipping, but no one bid.

 

11/3/13

Ohio, Fort Recovery. 1966 175th Anniversary Half Dollar. Uncertain mintage, but scarce and cataloging at $6.50. Offered for 99¢ plus $3.00 shipping. This piece drew a lot of attention - 7 bids - and ended at $7.77.

 

11/4/13

Iowa, Pella. 1993 Dutch Dollar. Lot of 3 pieces. Part of an annual series that began in 1971 and continues today. The mintages average generally about 1/10th of the number made for the contemporaneous Lake Havasu City, Arizona issues, but these coins bring only a fraction of what the same year LHC issue will bring. I think this series is an overlooked bargain! This lot of 3 (2 choice, one tarnished) was offered for 99¢ plus $3.00 shipping, but did not draw a single bid! The lot was relisted the following week at the same rate and when the seller once again received no bids, he ended the listing. Can't say I blame him!

 

11/4/13

Oregon, Astoria. 1964 State Centennial Half Dollar struck in what appeared to be oxidized nickel silver. The usual metal for this issue is nickel silver, so this appeared to be a new variety. It was offered for a starting bid of $5.00 plus a reasonable shipping fee of $1.00. I was the only bidder and won it for the opening price. When it arrived it was clear that the finish had been altered after striking, so this will not be listed as a new variety.

 

11/5/13

Alaska, Haines - Port Chilkoot. Undated (c. 1960) copper Tinnah. This is the holed variety taped to a descriptive card. This variety does not mention a redemption value, so it is not listed in my catalog of MTCs. The MTC variety has a copper Tinnah glued to a card which states that it is redeemable for 50¢. The item sold today is quite scarce, but more common than the redeemable variety. Offered at a starting price of $35.00, this item drew two bids and sold for $41.00. The redeemable variety is one of the highest-valued non precious metal MTCs listed in my catalog. I catalog it for $20.00. Watch out for fakes on these, the ones that have the most value are mounted on cards. Unmounted ones can easily be attached to fake cards and sold as originals. I value the unmounted Tinnahs at $5.00 each - holed or unholed.

 

11/5/13

New Jersey, Pitman. 1955 Golden Jubilee Dime. Red Plastic. Scarce, catalog $7.50. I had no competition on this very hard to find MTC and won it for the opening bid of $8.00 plus $2.85 shipping.

 

11/5/13

North Dakota, Rolla. 1963 75th Anniversary Jewelorama Half Dollar. One of the more unusual MTC issues as each coin was produced with a red watch movement jewel mounted in the center. This piece was in the typical about uncirculated condition - partly toned and showing slight signs of circulation, and was priced at a start of $9.99 plus $1.95 shipping, but it received no bids. I catalog these for $6.50 in this condition, but a fully uncirculated one would probably be a $15.00 item.

 

11/5/13

South Carolina, Beaufort. 1962 400th Anniversary of Port Royal Half Dollar. Set of silver and brass. The silver catalogs at $22.50 and the brass one at $4.00. I won this set at the opening bid of $33.00 plus $2.55 shipping.  A nice bargain these days.

 

11/7/13

Alaska, Matanuska Valley. 1963-65 30th Anniversary Dollar. Catalog value $5.00. This example looks just slightly circulated. It started off at 99¢ plus $3.50 shipping and sold for $3.00 after 6 bids.

 

11/7/13

Hawaii, Kauai. 1973 Dollar in Sterling Silver. One pair of figures to either side of shrine. Number block (211). The start was 99¢ plus $1.99 shipping, but there were 15 bids and it ended up selling for $61.00. Catalog value $17.50, but that doesn't mean much anymore.

 

11/8/13

California, Palm Springs. 1976 Palm Springs Dollar in oxidized bronze. Opening price was just 99¢ and the shipping $2.95 for this piece that catalogs $5.00. There were no bids. The seller tried again the following week and this time it did sell, to a single bidder. Same price.

 

11/8/13

Idaho, Buhl. 1981 75th Anniversary Half Dollar. There were 5,000 pieces struck and it catalogs for $5.00. This piece was unusual in that it was well worn, maybe very fine condition, and dirty. Offered for and won by a single bidder at the $6.95 plus $2.50 shipping opening price.

 

11/8/13

Nebraska, Alliance. 1963 Diamond Jubilee Half Dollar struck in antiqued silver plate. Catalog $7.50. This item started at 99¢, drew 6 bids and sold to me for $5.50 plus $3.00 shipping.

 

11/9/13

Alaska, Skagway. 1974 Gateway to the Klondike Dollar. Uncertain mintage, catalog value $4.00. Offered for $3.99 plus $3.00 shipping. No bids.

 

11/9/13

Colorado, Breckenridge. 1967 U L L R Winter Carnival Non Half Dollar. An interesting issue that reads in part "NOT GOOD FOR 50¢ IN CASH OR TRADE AT ANY PARTICIPATING BUSINESS IN BRECKENRIDGE COLO." Of course, they were good in trade, but the coins had to bear the disclaimer to keep the Feds off their backs. In 1963, when this series began, banks and businesses in Breckenridge had their stocks of these coins confiscated by the government because the coins violated the Treasury Department's exclusive right to coin money. Remaining stocks (a mere 700 pieces) of the coin had to be counterstamped SOUVENIR over the redemption line. In the following years of this series the NOT GOOD FOR inscription was incorporated into the design, but everyone knew they could be redeemed. This final year of the series is one of the most easily obtainable, yet it is hard enough to find to catalog for $7.50. This piece sold for the opening bid of $4.99 plus $2.75 shipping to a single bidder.

 

11/9/13

Hawaii, Maui. 1995 Maui Trade Dollar. Silver. Mintage reported as 2,500 - but fewer were actually struck. Old catalog value was $20, but that is now less than the silver value. This piece started at $29.95 plus $2.99 shipping and sold for an impressive $68.88 after 10 bids.

 

11/9/13

New York, New York City. 1964 Louisiana Pavilion at the N. Y. World's Fair Half Dollar. This example has had the silvery plating scrubbed away exposing the brassy core - like most of the Dollar issues found today. This is the first of the Half Dollar coins I have seen altered this way. A nice copy with the plating intact lists for $12.50. This one was offered for $19.95 with FREE shipping. It was won at that price by a single bidder.

 

11/9/13

New York, Troy. 1959 Hudson Champlain Celebration Half Dollar. Mintage 10,000 - catalog value $3.50. The start was 99¢ and shipping was $2.00. After 7 bids it sold for $8.10.

 

11/9/13

Oklahoma, Fort Sill. 1969 Centennial Dollar. Set of oxidized copper and aluminum. These catalog for $4.00 and $6.00 for the oxidized brass and aluminum pieces, respectively. Offered for a start of $6.00 plus $2.00 shipping, and I was pleased to be the only bidder.

 

11/10/13

Hawaii, Kona-Kohala. Undated Chamber of Commerce "Dollar". Offered by the seller as a rare issue as it is unlisted in the Hawaiian token catalog, but that is because it was issued after the publication of the latest edition of that book. Priced at a start of $24.99 plus $3.00 shipping, it did not sell. I list this piece as a MTC even though it does not bear a denomination as a carry-on from the series of Kona Dollars and Kona Coast Dollars. Same size, similar design, it just seems to fit. I value these at $4.00.

 

11/10/13

St. Thomas, American Virgin Islands. 1990 St. Thomas Daler.  Scarce, catalog value $6.50. This one started at $4.99 plus 95¢ shipping and sold for $5.24 after two bids.

 

11/11/13

Hawaii, Maui. 1992 Maui Dollar in Silver. Variety with no reverse date and two part edge inscription. Reported mintage 2,500

 

11/11/13

Hawaii, Maui. 1993 Maui Dollar in Silver. This is the variety with no reverse date and two part .999 SILVER // (4 digit sequence number) edge inscription. The reported mintage for this year was 3,000 pieces and I believe this was one of the few times there were actually that many made - for most years fewer were actually struck than were planned. Offered for $29.99 plus $2.99 shipping, this one drew out 6 bids and sold for $46.88.

 

11/11/13

Hawaii, Maui. 1994 Maui Dollar in Silver. This is the variety with no reverse date and two part edge inscription. The reported mintage for this year was 3,000 pieces. Offered for $29.99 plus $2.99 shipping, this one attracted 5 bids and sold for $38.88. My obsolete catalog value of $20.00 is currently less than the bullion value.

 

11/11/13

Kansas, Cowley County. 1961 Official Commemorative Coin. This piece was offered for $9.95 plus 99¢ shipping. From one of the more easily found counties, it did not sell this time around. The seller relisted it on a 3 day sale, and in that time two collectors spotted it and bid on it and it sold for $15.53!

 

11/12/13

Alaska, Sitka. 1963 Alaska's Historical Capital Dollar, struck in Silver. Only 500 of these were made in this metal, and they catalog for $20.00 in the last edition of the catalog. This one was offered for just $15.00 plus $3.00 shipping, but there were no bids.

 

11/12/13

Colorado, Delta. 1983 Centennial Dollar. Offered for $2.49 plus 99¢ shipping, but there were no bids. This issue lists at $5.00. Relisted more successfully the next week when it sold to a single bidder for the opening price. Still a bargain!

 

11/12/13

Illinois. Lot of 5 Illinois commemoratives encapsulated by NGC. Four are MTCs: Cambria County 1954, Dallastown 1966, Hummelstown 1962, and Shamokin 1964. The non MTC one was a 1941 Bethlehem PA bicentennial medal. All were graded from MS 61 to MS 64. Offered for a give-away starting price of 99¢ with FREE shipping, this lot ended up at $56.88 after 18 bids. Just a little bit over $11.00 apiece, which - as you know - is far less than it costs just to have them certified, graded and encapsulated.

 

1/13/13

Michigan, (Greater) Eaton Rapids. 1962 125th Anniversary Half Dollar, slightly circulated. Mintage 5,000 - catalog value $3.50. The opening bid was $5.99 and the shipping was $2.50. There was only one bidder.

 

11/13/13

Missouri, Excelsior Springs. 1961 Centennial Half Dollar. Ten thousand of these were struck, and today they catalog for $3.50. The starting bid was 99¢ and the shipping was $1.70. There were just two bids and it sold for $1.30.

 

11/14/13

Alaska, Skagway. "1898" Gateway to the Klondike Dollar. Smaller size and produced after the 1974 and 1975 dated issues. A common issue listing for $3.00. This one starting for $2.99 plus 99¢ shipping sold to a single bidder for that amount.

 

11/15/13

Illinois, Jerseyville. 1964 125th Anniversary Half Dollar in goldene. A very scarce issue that catalogs for $15.00. This was a part of a 3 piece lot of Illinois MTCs also including an East Saint Louis and a Carlyle, both much more common. This lot started at 99¢ plus $2.00 shipping and sold for a very reasonable $13.51.

 

11/15/13

Oregon, Klamath. 1958 Klamath Logger's Jamboree 25 Cents. A strange square piece of masonite or other wood product printed on one side with the celebration name, date and denomination. I didn't list in previous issues of my catalog, but I will be adding it to the next - probably at $7.50. This one brought just $1.25 plus $2.00 shipping. The last one I saw on ebay was in 2010 and it brought $12.60 plus - I did not keep dependable records on the postage fees back then.

 

11/15/13

U.S. Bicentennial. 1976 Six Bits Plus One 76¢ token. No location. Seated Liberty flanked by eagle and shield variety, brass. Seldom seen and cataloging $4.00. This example of a non-local fantasy MTC started at $5.00 plus $1.00 shipping and after 2 bids I won it for $6.71.

 

11/16/13

Hawaii, Honolulu. 1974 Hawaii Dollar in sterling silver. Unnumbered variety. Mintage 200, obsolete catalog value $17.50. This one started at 99¢ plus $2.95 shipping, and sold for $62.00 after 12 bids.

 

11/16/13

Michigan, Charlotte. 1963 Centennial Half Dollar. Mintage unknown, catalog value $3.50. Opening bid was $1.49 plus $2.29 shipping. Sold to a single bidder at that price.

 

11/16/13

North Dakota. North Dakota Dollars. Another set of the first ten years plus the two "errors" in a heavy Capital Plastics holder. The set of 12 started at $22.50 plus $6.00 shipping, and sold for $26.75 after 3 bids. There were 4,000 each of the standard version coins made and each one catalogs for $3.50. The "error" coins are scarcer, but with an unknown mintage, and catalog for $4.00 each - a total of $43.50. I think this lot was a bargain!

 

11/16/13

Pennsylvania, Port Allegany. 1966 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar. The seller says this hard to find issue is used, but it looks uncirculated in the photos. I catalog it at $8.00 and have no information on the mintage. The starting price was $6.99 plus $3.26 shipping, but there were no takers. Offered repeatedly until December 29 at gradually decreasing prices, the seller finally ended the listing when it did not sell for $5.00, still plus that $3.26 shipping.

 

11/17/13

Arizona, Lake Havasu City. 1972 London Bridge Dollar. Starting price $3.00 plus $1.69 shipping. First issue of a still-continuing series. Currently costs well over $100 on the issuer's website. I catalog this issue with a 25,000 mintage for $4.00. Sold for $8.81 after 6 bids.

 

11/17/13

Illinois, Richland. 1966 125th Anniversary Half Dollar. The starting bid was $2.99 plus $2.95 shipping. Two bidders sent the price up to $5.78. I do not know the mintage of this piece, but it is scarce, cataloging at $8.50.

 

11/17/13

Iowa, State Center. 1977 Rhythm 'N Roses 100 Scents. This is issue 7 of an 11 year series. Catalog value $3.50. The opening price was $5.99 plus $3.00 shipping. There were no bids at that level so the seller put it in his Ebay Seller's Store for $11.99 with a Make Offer option. As of January 2, 2014 it is still there.

 

11/17/13

Nebraska, Fillmore County. 1967 State Centennial Dollar extremely fine condition. A handful of these were turned up about 5 years ago, turning this issue from rare to scarce. There were enough for the Nebraska collectors who needed it, but they sure did not show up on ebay. Last edition these cataloged for $15.00 - in the next they will be $10.00 in uncirculated condition, which this one is not. The opening bid for this one was $5.99 and shipping was another $1.00. A single bidder won this lot.

 

11/17/13

New York, Ticonderoga. 1964 Bicentennial Half Dollar. These have an unknown mintage and catalog for $4.50 each. This was for a lot of 10 pieces, uncirculated, which were offered for a start of just $3.25 plus $2.46 shipping. Amazingly, I was the only bidder. They were probably overlooked as the seller had the wrong photo placed in his description.

 

11/17/13

Pennsylvania, Norristown. 1962 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar. Offered for and sold for the opening bid of $3.99 plus $2.00 shipping. This piece had a mintage of 15,000 and catalogs for $4.00.

 

11/17/13

Texas, Hillsboro. 1965 Diamond Jubilee Dollar. Mintage 4,100 and in the last catalog it cataloged for $3.50, but it will be listed at $5.00 in the next. Start was $5.99 plus $3.00 shipping. Two bidders sent the sell price up to $6.49.

 

11/17/13

Washington, Coulee Dam. Undated Dam Quarter.  A couple of these have been on ebay recently, and apparently the demand must have been satisfied, and this one brought only $1.36 after a 99¢ start and three bids. Postage was an additional $2.00. These neat MTCs are made from a slice of a granite drilling core with a sticker glued to one side. Catalog value $5.00.

 

11/18/13

Arizona, Lake Havasu City. 1981-82 London Bridge Dollar. Mintage 25,000. Catalog value $3.50. Available at the London Bridge Rotary Club website for $39.00. There were two bids, but both were by the same bidder, so this coin sold for the opening price of $9.99 plus $3.00 shipping.

 

11/18/13

Florida, Daytona Beach. 1969 Florida League of Municipalities Commemorative Coin. I am not sure if I should list this one or not, but trending towards no. It says "Commemorative Coin" but I am not sure it "commemorates an event of National, State or Local Importance". It seems to be for a meeting or convention of an exclusive group of people, and so - like events held for service clubs such as the Elks - it should not be listed as it seems to be for a private, not public, event. Anyone have any feelings on this one?

 

11/18/13

Iowa, Emmetsburg. 1977 Irish Dollar. The twelfth edition of the longest-running series of MTCs. There is very little interest in these right now - I don't know why. This problem-free piece only catalogs for $4.00, and this could have been had for less than that, even with the postage, but there were no bids. Start 99¢. Postage $3.00.

 

11/18/13

Montana, McCone County. 1964 Territorial Centennial Half Dollar. The starting bid was $1.00 plus an additional $1.00 for shipping. Described as extremely fine, but it looked uncirculated to me. There were just two bids, and it sold for $1.35. Catalog value $4.50. A very nice deal!

 

11/19/13

Alaska, Fairbanks. 1964 Land of the Midnight Sun Good For Two Pinches of Gold Dust. Start was $6.00 plus $3.00 shipping. Catalog value $5.00. It sold at the opening price to a single bidder.

 

11/19/13

Hawaii, Maui. 1974 Maui Dollar in Silver. Variety with the high rounded clouds and no number bar. I cataloged these for a mere $17.50 in the last edition, which is really out of date on these popular issues. The start was just 99¢ plus $2.95 shipping - but an incredible 47 bids (by just 5 bidders) pushed the sale price up to $102.67. Wow!

 

11/19/13

Tennessee, Chattanooga. 1965 150th Anniversary Half Dollar. A striking design, but the relatively high mintage of 10,000 pieces keeps this one from having a higher catalog value - yet. I catalog these at $3.50, but this one had a too-high start of $7.50 plus $1.95 more for shipping.  No bids.

 

11/20/13

Hawaii, Maui. 2005 3 Piece Proof Set. Usual copper nickel, but also with the limited edition Gold Plated and Fine Silver versions, in plush case of issue. Starting bid was 99¢, and it got that - plus 22 others which sent the sale price up to $59.88 plus $3.99 shipping. This is just about what it cost when issued back in 2005. The earlier years of these Maui sets bring more than the later years, which is just the opposite of the way it should be. The later years are harder to find and have lower mintages. I bid $58.88 just to have it for a duplicate, but one bidder wanted to pay more than that, so I guess this was a bargain.

 

11/20/13

Iowa, Le Mars. 1969 Centennial Half Dollar. Mintage 5,000. Catalog value $3.50. The start was $6.99 with FREE shipping. The single bidder who won this for the opening bid must have really wanted it, placing a total of four bids, I guess to be sure no one else got it.

 

11/21/13

Arizona, Lake Havasu City. 1986-87 London Bridge Dollar. Mintage 15,000 - my catalog value currently too low at $3.00. This was a choice uncirculated piece offered and sold to a single bidder for $7.99 plus $1.65 shipping. Currently available on the London Bridge Rotary Club website for $18.00 - and that may be for the scarcer oxidized copper piece which had a mintage of 5,000 and that I catalog for $4.00 (that is the finish that is pictured). The more common regular issue is goldene.

 

11/21/13

Iowa, Pella. 1973 Dutch Dollar. The third year of another continuing series. I catalog this one for $6.00. The seller started his at $7.29 plus a reasonable 99¢ shipping, but got no bids. Relisted at the same price a couple times, there were still no bids. The seller then tried raising his price to $9.99, which didn't work either. Then toward the middle of December he raised it another few dollars to $12.77. Still no luck - so, trying a different tactic he lowered it to $9.99, then $9.79. Late in December he must have been getting frustrated because he finally ended the listing early because "the item is no longer available".

 

11/21/13

Michigan, East Tawas. 1962 Centennial Quarter, apparently in oxidized brass - a finish I do not list. The standard goldene version had a mintage of 5,000 pieces and catalogs for $3.00. This one started at $3.99 plus $2.25 shipping. There were two bids and I won it for $9.38, so one other guy thought it looked intriguing. I am still not certain the finish is authentic. When I get the chance I will try to replicate it, and if that can be done in my garage, I won't list it.

 

11/22/13

Georgia, Fitzgerald. 1965 Civil War Centennial Dollar. Sold to a lone bidder for the $4.99 opening bid, plus $1.05 shipping. Mintage 4,000 - catalog value $5.00.

 

11/22/13

Montana. 1962 Territorial Centennial, Statehood Diamond Jubilee Dollar struck in Silver. Edge numbered version. There were 1,000 pieces struck and it catalogs for $15.00 - which today is just about its bullion value. This piece was offered for $9.99 plus a steep $6.99 postage fee. Sold to a single bidder.

 

11/23/13

Arizona, Lake Havasu City. 1972 London Bridge Dollar. The first issue of a long running series still being produced today. Start was $9.95 plus $3.95 shipping, but there were no bids. Sold the following week at the same opening price to a single bidder. Still being offered on the LHC Rotary Club website for $126.00. Mintage 25,000 with a catalog value $4.00.

 

11/23/13

Arizona, Lake Havasu City. 1973 London Bridge Dollar. The scarce smaller size issue made from pewter. Start was $9.95 plus $3.95 shipping. There were 4 bids and it sold for $20.56. No longer available on the LHC Rotary Club website, but their last offering price was $156.00. Mintage 25,000 and catalog value $10.00.

 

11/23/13

Arizona, Lake Havasu City. 1974 London Bridge Dollar. Start was $9.95 plus $3.95 shipping. Won by a single bidder for the start price. No longer available on the LHC Rotary Club website, but their last sale price was $107.00. Variety without the die crack through the L of LONDON on the obverse. Mintage 20,000 and catalog value $4.00.

 

11/23/13

Arizona, Lake Havasu City. 1975 London Bridge Dollar. Start was $9.95 plus $3.95 shipping. There were 3 bids and it sold for $16.38. No longer available on the LHC Rotary Club website, but their last sale price was $103.00. Mintage 20,000 and catalog value $4.00. For those of you who care, it was the variety without the die crack through the L of LONDON on the obverse.

 

11/23/13

Arizona, Lake Havasu City. 1976 London Bridge Dollar in bright copper. Start was $9.95 plus $3.95 shipping. No bids. Relisted, it did sell the following week - to a single bidder at the opening price. No longer available on the LHC Rotary Club website, but their last sale price was $102.00. Mintage 25,000 and catalog value $5.00.

 

11/23/13

Arizona, Lake Havasu City. 1977 London Bridge Dollar, struck in goldene. Start was $8.95 plus $3.95 shipping. There was just one bid so it sold for the opening bid. No longer available on the LHC Rotary Club website, but their last sale price was $112.00. Mintage 25,000 and catalog value $4.00.

 

11/23/13

Maryland Hagerstown. 1962 Bi-Centennial Half Dollar, Dunker Church variety. Catalog value $2.50 - mintage 50,000 pieces. Seller noted that there were "various signs of wear", but it didn't look too bad. Offered for $5.99 plus $2.07 shipping. No bids, and offered for one additional week before being placed in the seller's Store, where it can still be had for that price.

 

1/23/13

Michigan, Charlotte. 1963 Centennial Half Dollar. Easily obtainable, cataloging $3.50. Offered for $1.49 plus $2.29 shipping. No bids this week or the next. Currently in the sellers Store for 99¢ plus the $2.29 shipping.

 

11/23/13

Missouri, Kirkwood. 1965 Centennial Half Dollar. KIRKWOOD 100 variety. Unknown mintage, catalog value $4.00. Offered for $6.50 plus $1.95 shipping. No bids. Offered at that price for two more weeks. Then the bid price was lowered to $5.00 and that went on until the seller ended his listing on December 28.

 

11/24/13

California, Paradise-Magalia. 1962 Gold Nugget Celebration Half Dollar. Offered for $5.00 plus $1.00 shipping. The seller also offered a $7.50 Buy it Now option. Relisted again and again, it is still available as of January 18. Catalog value $3.00.

 

11/24/13

Hawaii. Undated Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce "Dollar". There is no denomination on this piece, but it follows the design of the earlier Kona and Kona Coast Dollars, so it is listed - but not for very much. I value it at $4.00. This piece was priced at $19.99 plus $3.00 for a start, but it didn't get started. No bids.

 

11/24/13

Ohio, Coshocton. 1961 Sesquicentennnial Half Dollar. Starting bid $5.00 with FREE shipping. No bids. Offered for three additional weeks at the same price before being put into the seller's store at the same $5.00 start, but now with a $7.50 Buy It Now option and still with that FREE shipping. The mintage is unknown, but it catalogs for $3.50. As of Mid January, it is still available.

 

11/24/13

Vermont, Bennington. 1960 Diamond Jubilee Half Dollar. Starting bid $5.00 with FREE shipping, but there were no bids. Offered for three additional weeks at the same price before being put into the seller's store at the same $5.00 start, but now with a $7.50 Buy It Now option. It sold before the end of the year at the Buy It Now price. Mintage 10,000 - Catalog Value $4.00.

 

11/24/13

Washington, Yakima. 1960 Diamond Jubilee Half Dollar. Starting bid $5.00 with FREE shipping. No bids. Offered for three additional weeks at the same price before being put into the seller's store at the same $5.00 start, but now with a $7.50 Buy It Now option. Still with that FREE shipping. It is still available. Mintage 8,000 - Catalog Value $3.00.

 

11/24/13

Wisconsin, Green Bay. 1932 George Washington Bicentennial Souvenir Coin. This example in AU condition with spots on the reverse - not at all unusual for this soft white metal fabric. The seller mentioned that he did not think it was in a large George Washington Bicentennial collection he sold a while back, so he felt it was probably a rare piece. I don't think it is all that hard to find (but I catalog it for a respectable $7.50). The start was just 1¢ and there were 9 bids by 8 bidders (one of them me) and it sold for $25.19. My bid of $15.88 as a duplicate was the third highest.

 

11/25/13

California, Burney State Park. (1962) Souvenir Gold Coin, rare tall trees variety. Catalog value $15.00. I was very pleased to be the only bidder, and won it for the opening bid of $5.99 plus $1.95 shipping.

 

11/25/13

California, Vacaville. 1963 Fiesta Days Half Dollar. I do not know the mintage, but I value it at $4.00. This piece was offered for $2.99 plus $1.95 shipping. Relisted twice, it sold to a single bidder on December 9.

 

11/25/13

Colorado, Durango. 1980-81 Centennial Dollar. Mintage 20,000 - Catalog $4.00. This example was offered with a start price of $4.99 plus $1.95 shipping. There were no bids this week, but it sold to a single bidder the following week.

 

11/25/13

Colorado, Sterling. 1959 Diamond Jubilee Half Dollar. Catalog value $4.00, mintage 5,000 pieces. Offered for $9.99 plus $2.99 shipping. It sold to a lone bidder.

 

11/25/13

Maine, Cumberland County. 1960 200th Anniversary Half Dollar. The start was $3.00 plus $2.50 shipping, but there were no bids. Mintage 25,000 - Catalog value just $1.50.

 

11/25/13

New York, Saratoga. 1963 Horse Racing Centennial Half Dollar. The start was just 99¢ with FREE shipping. Eight bidders pushed the sale price up to $6.61. I catalog this piece with 25,000 mintage at $4.50.

 

11/26/13

Indiana, Brazil. 1961 Brazilian Friendship Festival Half Dollar. Offered for $14.99 with FREE shipping, with a Or Best Offer option. The seller accepted someone's offer, but the amount was not disclosed by ebay. These catalog for $8.50, but they will be going down a buck or two in the next edition as more have become available over the last couple years.

 

11/26/13

Unknown location (probably Louisville, KY). 1986 Kentucky Derby Festival One Beer token. I do not list this one, and probably won't unless I can determine that it is a token used by the public for a community event. Does anybody know more about this issue? All I know is that it was struck in purple anodized aluminum and I won it for the 99¢ opening bid (plus a too-high $2.95 shipping fee).

 

11/27/13

California, Yucca Valley. 1976/77 Bicentennial Trade Dollar. Unknown mintage, Catalog value $5.00. This piece was in a well-worn extremely fine condition with a couple corrosion spots on the reverse. The start price was $14.98 with FREE shipping...way too high! There were no bids and the listing was ended when it did not sell after two weeks on ebay.

 

11/27/13

Missouri, Lee's Summit. 1965 Centennial Half Dollar. Cole Younger's grave variety, extremely fine condition. Catalog value $4.00 with an unknown mintage. The start was $4.99 plus $2.75 shipping. Two bids pushed the final price up to $5.94. There is a nice uncirculated one of these available in a seller's store right now for $6.99 plus $1.00 shipping - which comes to less than what this circulated piece brought.

 

11/28/13

Hawaii. 1883-1983 King Kalakaua "Centennial Dala" obverse with Bernard von NotHaus's 50 Years without gold coinage reverse. Struck in golden bronze. Quite scarce - the seller says the mintage was only 50 pieces, which I have not confirmed. I list these for just $15.00, which is too low these days, but the seller wanted $1,000 plus $5.00 shipping - which I think is just way too much these days. It seems everyone else agreed, as there were no bids.

 

11/28/13

South Dakota, Fort Yankton. Undated Six Bits token. The scarcest of the three denominations - I catalog this one at $5.00. it started at $1.99 plus $2.50 shipping and after 3 bids sold for $3.05.

 

11/28/13

Washington, Port Angeles. 1962 Centennial Dollar. Used, dark and a bit corroded with a large circular hole cut out of the center. Perhaps cancelled? There were 22,500 of the regular issue made, and those catalog for $4.00. I was the only bidder on this piece which was offered for $5.99 plus $2.00 shipping. I will not be listing this variety unless I find more information about it. Help!

 

11/29/13

Kansas, Stevens County. 1961 75th Anniversary of the County - Centennial of the State Half Dollar. Modest 3,000 mintage and $5.00 catalog value. Offered for $3.99 with FREE shipping. No bids week after week. As I was typing this on January 19th I decided it was just too cheap and was going to bid on it - except that the seller gave up and had ended the listing on the 18th!

 

11/30/13

Alaska, Matanuska Valley. 1965 Thirtieth Anniversary Dollar. Unknown mintage, but it catalogs for $5.00. Offered and sold to a single bidder for the $8.99 with FREE shipping starting price.

 

11/30/13

Hawaii, Maui. 1992 set of Dollars in Nickel Silver, Gold Plate and Silver. This was the first year for these dollars, which are still being issued today. Sold to a single bidder for the starting price of $60.00 plus $8.00 shipping. The mintage was reported as 100,000 in NS, 10,000 in GP, and 2,500 in SIL. My old catalog lists the set for $30.00.

 

11/30/13

Kansas. 1961 Crawford County Centennial Coin. One of the easier-to-find of the 105 County issue Centennial Coins. Offered for $6.95 plus $1.95 shipping, it sold to a single bidder.

 

11/30/13

Michigan, Fruitport Township. 1967 Centennial Half Dollar. Unknown mintage, but common enough for me to list it at $3.50. This one was described as "circulated" and did not receive any bids at its $1.59 plus $1.99 opening price. Lowered to a 99¢ Buy It Now (still with the $1.99 shipping), it is still available today in the Seller's Store.

 

11/30/13

Missouri, Excelsior Springs. 1961 Centennial Half Dollar. The mintage of this piece was 10,000 and I catalog it for $3.50. The seller wanted a start of $6.50 plus $1.95 shipping, but was unable to entice a single bidder. Currently still avilable in the Seller's Store at the same price.

 

11/30/13

New Jersey, Dunellen. 1962 Diamond Jubilee Half Dollar, with slight signs of circulation. The starting price was $6.00 plus $3.00 shipping. It sold for $7.00 after two bids. Catalog value $6.50.

 

11/30/13

New York, Mendon. 1963 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar. The mintage was reported as between 5,000 and 6,000 pieces, and it catalogs for $4.00 in this finish (goldene). The seller was asking $5.00 plus $1.65 for shipping to start, but received no bids.

 

11/30/13

New York, Palmyra. 1964 175th Anniversary Half Dollar. This was put up for bid at $14.98 with FREE shipping. No bids. Relisted the following week at the same price, it sold to a single bidder! These had a mintage of 5,000 and I catalog them at $4.50.

 

11/30/13

North Dakota, Bismark. 1961 Dakota Territory Centennial Half Dollar. This one with the inscription reverse and the 12/31 redemption date, goldene finish. This had a large mintage, probably 50,000 pieces, and catalogs for just $2.00. Offered for $6.50 plus $1.99 shipping. No bids. The seller reduced his start to $5.00 and offered it for three more weeks before finally ending his listing, still with no sale.

 

11/30/13

Pennsylvania, Linglestown. 1965 Bicentennial Half Dollar. I don't know the mintage, but I list it for $5.00. This one was a bargain, selling for the opening bid of 95¢ - unfortunately with a $2.70 shipping fee.

 

11/30/13

Texas, Harlingen. 1960 50th Anniversary Half Dollar. The starting price was $10.00 plus $1.75 shipping, but there were no bids. Mintage 2,650 - catalog value $4.00.

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