Municipal Tokens on Ebay  November 2014

 

11/1/14

Colorado, Sterling.  1959 Diamond Jubilee Half Dollar.  Seller says struck in Sterling silver – but actually in nickel silver, as usual.  Mintage 5,000.  Catalog value $4.00.  Up for bid at $24.99 ($40.00 Buy It Now) plus $3.99 shipping.  No bids.  I always thought it would be neat to have this issue from Sterling, Colorado struck in sterling silver, but I do not think they exist.  At any rate the seller noted the weight of this piece and it matches the standard nickel silver issue – a real silver one would be heavier - and its finish matches the usual nickel silver issue, so I feel certain it is not sterling silver as described – believe me, I would be an eager bidder for one struck in sterling!  Apparently no one else thought it was either, as there were no bids and the seller ended the listing unsold.

 

11/1/14

Oregon.  1959 Statehood Uniface (Half Dollar) Struck in nickel silver.   This is also a so-called dollar, cataloged as HK-64.  This specimen encapsulated and graded MS63 Holed by NGC.  This looks like the large hole variety, and is the type with smoke from the left smokestacks.  It also has the hat and the point, for those of you who care about those details.  Significantly overgraded, as most of NGC graded exonumia is, it looks to me to be closer to AU50.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $5.00.  This piece started at $9.99 plus $3.95 shipping, and attracted 7 bids before selling for $67.66.  The price it brought is on the low side for one of these in a true MS64, so I guess some of the other bidders felt it was overgraded as well.  Remember that this was sold as a so called dollar, and there is a much larger collector base for SCDs than MTCs.  I valued it at $5.00 because that is about how much similarly scarce MTCs actually sell for.  If I priced it at $35.00 – which is how much I think it is really worth, then it would be tied for being the highest priced non-precious metal token in the book, while it is actually only moderately scarce.  There are hundreds of MTCs cataloging between $5.00 and $10.00 (not even considering the higher priced ones) which are vastly scarcer than these “Oregon Statehood Uniface Dollar” so called dollars.  They bring the big prices because there is more demand for SCDs.  What does that tell you about future values for MTCs?  When people want them the prices for most will rise dramatically simply because of supply and demand.  Like I have said before, get them while you can – Today’s prices for MTCs are very low only because there are so few collectors actually seeking them out.  Wait and see.

 

 

11/2/14

Michigan, Plainwell. 1969 Centennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.00.  Opening bid was $7.99 plus $2.95 shipping.  There were no bids, and the seller tried two additional weeks at the same price level before giving up.  Eleven dollars is apparently just too much to ask for this piece today.

 

 

11/2/14

Michigan, Schoolcraft.  1996 Bell Opera House Centennial Nickel.  Private issue for T & W Coins and Norma’s Antiques.  Unknown mintage.  Not previously cataloged.  I was the only bidder and won it for the opening bid of $3.99 plus $2.99 shipping.

 

 

11/2/14

Ohio, North Royalton. 1968 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar.  Slightly used.  Mintage unknown.  Catalog value $5.00.  Opening bid was $3.99 plus another $2.99 for shipping.  When no one bid on it, the seller raised the price by $3.00 and relisted it for $6.99 plus $2.99, but that did not work either.  After 3 weeks at this new higher price, and still not attracting any bids, the seller lowered his token to a $2.00 start – again plus that $2.99 shipping.  After a couple more weeks at this price the seller decided to lower his opening bid by 1¢, to $1.99 and raise his postage by $1.00.  And that is where it is today, December 30, still available for your bid, at an opening bid of $1.99 plus $3.99 shipping.

 

11/2/14

Wyoming, Green River.  1969 J. W. Powell Expedition Centennial Half Dollar.  Regular issue in goldene, golden bronze, gilt, or whatever you want to call it.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.50.  Offered for $2.50 plus $2.00 shipping, and sold to a single bidder at that price.

 

 

11/3/14

Nebraska, Gering.  1962 75th Anniversary Half Dollar.  Mintage 2,500.  Catalog value $12.50.  The start was just $5.99 with FREE shipping.  I was the only bidder and won it for the opening price.  A great buy!

 

 

11/3/14

Wyoming.  Undated (1993) Buffalo Dollar, gold plated finish.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $5.00.  The start was $4.99 plus $2.50 shipping.  Two bids pushed the sale price to $6.50.

 

 

11/4/14

Alaska, Sitka.  1963 Alaska’s Historical Capital Dollar, nickel silver version.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $3.50.  Start $35.00 plus $11.55 shipping.  That was way too much, of course, so there were no bids this week.  Available at the same price level for three more weeks, but then the listing was mercifully ended – unsold – on November 27.

 

 

11/4/14

Iowa, Rolfe.  1963 Centennial Dollar.  Mintage 4,000.  Catalog value $5.00.  The start price was $20.00 plus an enthusiastic $11.55 shipping fee.  No sale, and after trying three additional weeks, the seller finally gave up and ended the listing unsold.

 

 

11/4/14

Michigan, Bay City.  1913 Elk’s Fair Dime.  Not previously cataloged.  I may include it in the next edition.  The way the token reads, it seems possible that the Elk’s Fair was a community event.  Obverse:  Souvenir Check / Elk’s Fair / Bay City / 1913.  Reverse: Good For / 10¢ / In Trade / At Fair.  Struck in brass, 26mm.  Offered at a start of $7.49 plus $1.25 shipping, this century old token received no bids.  It came back the next week with the starting bid 50¢ less, but the postage fee 50¢ more.  A couple weeks later the price was lowered to $5.49 plus $1.75.  After trying that for a while, the seller gave up and ended the listing without a bid on December 13.

 

 

11/4/14

Montana, Helena.  1964 Official Souvenir Silver Dollar, struck in nickel silver, as usual.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $3.50.  The seller must have really loved this coin because he set a $40.00 plus an incredible $11.55 shipping fee as the starting bid.  After getting no bids this week or the succeeding 3 weeks, he lowered the price to $35.00 plus $11.55.  This went on for three more weeks, and the seller finally ended his listing, with the item unsold, on December 23.

 

 

11/4/14

North Dakota.  1964 Statehood Diamond Jubilee.  Golden bronze finish.  The regular circulating finish, in the more common small date variety.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $3.00.  Offered for $15.00 plus $11.55 shipping.  No bids this week or during the following six weeks when the seller ended his listing.  The price is too high and the postage is too high.  Put those together and you will have a hard time selling things on ebay.

 

 

11/4/14

North Dakota.  1964 Statehood Diamond Jubilee.  Antique nickel silver finish.  Besides the golden bronze issues meant for circulation, this issue was also produced in three special finishes which were sold to collectors at a premium.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.00.  The special finishes included an antiqued version of the standard golden brass issue, and two nickel silver pieces – one antiqued and one not antiqued.  I’m just going by memory here, but I think the set of four (three special and one regular issue) were sold for $5.00, while the standard golden brass ones were sold for their face value.  As an unadvertised bonus a couple months later, at Christmastime, they sent one of the “rare” large date golden brass ones out to purchasers of the set.  The information provided with this gift was that there were only 881 of the large date coins made.  The large date pieces, which I catalog at $4.50 are not terribly hard to find – in fact I just noticed one offered for $4.25 plus $2.50 shipping which popped up under “more chances to get what you want” while I was researching the sale history of this antique nickel silver version – probably because at least some of them were sent directly to people who were collectors, and did not get placed into circulation.

 

 

11/5/14

Kansas, Arkansas City.  1971 Centennial Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $5.00.  Up for bid at  $1.99 plus $1.90 shipping, this token had two bids and sold for $3.13.

 

 

11/5/14

New York, Chemung County.  1961 125th Anniversary Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.50.  This was a nice uncirculated piece, and despite the bargain start of $1.95, and the FREE shipping, no one bid on it, and the seller ended the listing after a single week on Ebay.

 

 

11/5/14

Oregon, Myrtle Creek.  1959 Oregon Centennial Half Dollar.  Made of lacquered myrtlewood.  The mintage is not known, but it is hard to find  and I catalog these at $12.50.  This one started off at $5.00 plus $2.50 shipping, and ended up, after 5 bids, selling for a very reasonable $8.50.

 

 

11/5/14

Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.  1926 U. S. Sesquicentennial Treasure Island Doubloon.  Same basic design as the pieces described in June and September of this year, but this one uniface and from a different die.  Used as a stickpin.  Currently unlisted, but it will probably end up in the next edition.  I was the only bidder and won it for the $3.99 plus $2.00 opening bid. 

 

 

11/6/14

Wyoming, Casper.  1981 Casper Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $5.00.  Offered for a $15.95 start plus $1.93 shipping.  Since it didn’t sell, the price was lowered slightly to $14.95 plus $1.93 and has remained the same ever since.  The current week’s end date is January 3, 2015.

 

 

11/7/14

Arizona, Bisbee.  1913 Bazaar $20 Moose Money.  Not currently listed.  Perhaps I will list these in the next edition since they are so similar to the 1915 Prescott issues for a Frontier Days celebration which I have listed previously.  Calling these “Moose Money”, however suggests they were a Moose Club issue, not a community issue.  The jury is still out on their listability.  At any rate, the seller wanted an opening bid of $99.99 plus $3.00 shipping for this piece, which was dark, dug and corroded.  As you would guess, there were no bids this or the following week, so the seller lowered his price significantly to $39.99 plus $3.00 and tried again.  Still no luck and it has been offered at the same price every week since that time, with the current listing ending on December 30th.

 

Note - This item is still available for the same opening bid as of March 17, 2015.

 

 

11/7/14

Idaho, Coeur D’Alene.  1963 Idaho Territory Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 12,000.  Catalog value $4.00.  The start for this piece was $6.00 with FREE shipping.  There were no bids and it was not relisted.

 

 

11/7/14

Illinois, Evanston.  1963 Centennial Half Dollar, set of Golden bronze and silver.  Mintage 5,000 and 250 pieces.  Started at $15.00, this one somehow slipped by everyone and sold to a single bidder at the opening price.  Wow!  The bargains are still out there.

 

 

11/7/14

Kansas.  1961 Kansas Centennial Coin for Bourbon County.  Unknown mintage.  Last edition I just noted that over 125 locations, individuals and events issued these coins and valued the generic ones at $2.50.  Next edition each issue will be evaluated separately.  This one, offered for $6.00 with FREE shipping sold to a single bidder.

 

 

11/7/14

Michigan, Muskegon.  1950 Greater Muskegon Aquapades Quarter.  Typical XF/AU condition.  Mintage unknown.  Catalog value $6.00.  The start was just 99¢, and the postage $2.49 more.  Surprisingly, there were no bids and the seller did not relist it at that time.  Two weeks later he ran the listing again, at the same price, and it sold to a single bidder.

 

 

11/7/14

Minnesota, Cass County.  State Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 7,500.  Catalog value $5.00.  An especially choice uncirculated piece.  The start was $9.99 plus $2.49 shipping.  I bid on it because of the condition, and since no one else wanted it, I won it at the opening price.

 

 

11/8/14

Kansas, El Dorado.  1971 Centennial Dollars – Set of numbered silver and bronze.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $17.50 for the silver and $7.50 for the numbered bronze.   The set, in a heavy plastic holder, started off at just $10.00 plus $2.05 shipping.  I was astounded to win it for just $10.60, well below the melt value of the silver piece alone!  

 

 

11/8/14

Pennsylvania, Linglestown.  1965 Bicentennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $5.00.  The start was 99¢ plus $2.00 shipping, and after 7 bids – really just two guys battling it out – it sold for $7.75.

 

 

11/9/14

Texas.  Undated Stephen Austin Twenty Texas Bucks.  Aluminum.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $2.50.  Available for bid starting at $3.00 with FREE shipping.  It did not sell this week, but the following week, when it was offered for $2.00, again with FREE shipping, it did…to a single bidder at the opening price.

 

 

11/11/14

Colorado, Denver.  1982 Denver Broncos Bronco Buck Football Schedule .  Gold anodized aluminum.  Yeah – it says One Bronco Buck right on it, but for now I will not be listing sports schedule tokens.  I do pick up the years I need when I come across them, but they do not fit the current definition of a Municipal Trade Coin.  This example was put up at a $2.95 plus $2.00 start, but received no bids.  Relisted until December 15, no one bid on it.

 

 

11/13/14

New York, New York City.  1983 American World’s Fair $1,000 discount token.  Unknown mintage.  Not previously listed.  Good for $1,000 on a display space.  Perhaps a listable piece.  Offered for $9.99 plus $2.49 shipping.  No bids and not relisted.

 

 

11/14/14

Indiana, Greenwood.  1964 Centennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.00.  This piece offered for $10.00 plus an enthusiastic $11.55 for shipping.  Of course, there were no bids at this price, nor were there any in the six or so weeks since.  The current listing ends on December 29.

 

 

11/14/14

Oregon, Springfield.  1959 Oregon Centennial Half Dollar, type with smoke at left.  Goldene finish.  Mintage 7,500 for the entire issue, both types combined.  Catalog value $3.00.  It was put up for auction at a starting bid of $15.00 plus $11.55 shipping.  No bids this week, or during the following three weeks.  The seller ended the listing unsold on November 28.

 

 

11/14/14

Oregon, Springfield.  1959 Oregon Centennial Half Dollar, no smoke type, silver plated.  Mintage 7,500 for both types (smoke and no smoke) combined.  No records at all of how many of this issue were privately silver plated by jewelers.  Catalog value $3.50 for the no smoke variety, which seems slightly scarcer than the variety with smoke coming from the smokestacks at left.  This piece was offered for $20.00 plus $11.55 shipping.  No bids.  Relisted unsuccessfully for a couple weeks, but during the week ending November 28 it was offered for the same $20.00 start – but this time with FREE shipping -  it was spotted by a couple bidders and pushed up to $36.00.  Impressive! 

 

 

11/14/14

Wyoming, Buffalo.  1959 Diamond Jubilee Half Dollar.  Mintage 2,500.  Catalog $6.50.  Opening bid was just 99¢ plus $3.00 shipping.  No bids this week , or during the following two either.  The listing was ended unsold on December 2.  I was surprised that this very nice example of a scarce issue from a popular western state did not sell.

 

 

11/15/14

Hawaii.  1984 King Kalakaua Mint Vist Dala with 1883 – 1983 obverse, Bronze.  Unknown mintage.  Not cataloged in my previous editions.  Offered for a $25.00 plus $3.50 start, this coin attracted no bids.  Since that time it has been in the Seller’s Store for a Buy It Now price of  $20.00 with FREE shipping.  The current listing expires on January 7.

 

 

11/15/14

Michigan, Potterville.  1968 Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 2,500.  Catalog value $3.50.  This item had a start price of 99¢ plus $2.49 shipping.  No bids.  After one more week with no success, the seller ended his listing without a sale.

 

 

11/15/14

Ohio, Green Township.  1959 Sesquicentennial Valuable Coin, struck in aluminum.  Mintage 13,000.  Catalog value $5.00.  These coins did not state a value, but noted that you should keep it because it was valuable.  Its value, the coin read, was to be revealed in the July 3, 1959 issue of the Western Hills Press newspaper.  It turned out that the coin was redeemable for 50¢ off the cost of a subscription to that newspaper.  Despite a high mintage, the coin is difficult to find today.  Probably most of them were just thrown away if they were not redeemed.  This one was somewhat circulated, as well as being a bit scratched up.  Opening price 99¢ plus $2.49 shipping.  No bids.  It was relisted the next week, this time starting at $1.99.  After two more unsuccessful weeks at this higher price, the seller put it in his Seller’s Store for $3.50 Buy It Now plus $2.49 shipping.  Still available, its current run there ends on January 2.

 

 

11/16/14

California, Morro Bay.  1970 Centennial Dollar.  Unknown Mintage.  Catalog Value $4.50.  The start was $2.99 plus $1.95 shipping.  No bids.  Not relisted.

 

 

11/16/14

Montana, Fort Benton.  1971 125th Anniversary Dollar. Numbered variety (number 1!), struck in nickel silver.  Mintage 1,000 numbered pieces in this metal.  Catalog value $7.50.  The bidding opened, and closed, at $6.95.  Surprisingly, I was the only bidder. 

 

 

11/16/14

Ohio, Alliance.  1950 Centennial Half Dollar, uncirculated.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $6.00.  Started at $5.00 plus $2.00 shipping, this attractive piece garnered no bids.  Not relisted.

 

 

11/17/14

Nevada, Carson City.  1964 Centennial Trade Dollar.  Cast white metal.  Mintage 5,000.  Catalog value $5.00.   Started at $4.99 plus $1.99 shipping.  There were two bids and it sold for $5.24.

 

 

11/17/14

Pennsylvania, Berwick.  1961 175th Anniversary Half Dollar.   A dark extremely fine example.  Mintage 3,000.  Catalog value $4.00 in the usual Uncirculated condition.  This specimen was put out at a start of $13.99 plus $7.15 shipping.  That’s over $21!  I didn’t think it could sell at that level, but after being offered for three additional weeks, someone bid on it.  I guess that’s why some sellers stick very high prices on their stuff.  Put it out there long enough, and someone somewhere will eventually come along and buy it.

 

 

11/18/14

Alaska.  1962 Land Of The Midnight Sun Dollar, counterstamped “CANCELED” on the reverse.  Yep – just one “L” in the counterstamp.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $10.00.  I have only seen 4 or 5 of these over the years, and like this one, all have been in circulated condition.  The start was $24.95 plus $2.25 shipping.  No bids this week, but after being listed four additional weeks the listing (still at the same price) was ended unsold “because there was an error in the listing”.  A couple weeks later the same specimen reappeared in the Seller's Store at a Buy It Now price of $12.99 plus $2.25.

 

 

11/18/14

Kansas, Clyde.  1966 Centennial Half Dollar struck in Sterling Silver.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $22.50.  This choice example was offered with a start of $59.95 with FREE shipping.  There were no bids.  Same for the following two weeks – no bids at his level.

 

 

11/18/14

Oklahoma, Pauls Valley.  1957 Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage unknown.  Catalog value $4.50 in XF/AU condition.  This one XF, but a bit spotty.  Starting bid was $5.00 and postage $2.00 more.  It did not sell this week, but the following it did – to a single bidder at the same $5 +$2 price.

 

 

11/18/14

Oregon, Bend.  1959 Centennial Year Bend Buck Currency printed on deerskin.  I currently do not list most paper and other bill-like items, but I think a lot of collectors of MTC coins also collect the MTC “bills”.  I have been gathering information on these for decades, and someday plan to add them to the catalog.  This one sold to a single bidder for the opening bid of $15.00 with FREE shipping.

 

 

11/18/14

Oregon, Independence.  1959 Oregon Centennial Leather Buck.  Another issue similar to the previous listing.  This also started at $15.00 with FREE shipping, but had 3 bidders and sold for a bit more - $19.16.  I was the winning bidder, thinking it was an issue I needed, but when I checked – I already had it!  Oh well, it is still a neat item.

 

 

11/20/14

Montana, Hardin.  1970 (redeemable 1971) Hardin Dollar.  Mintage 20,000.  Catalog value $4.50.  Starting at $1.00 plus $2.32 shipping, this uncirculated piece did not attract any bids.  The next week it remained at the $1.00 start, but now the shipping was FREE.  That did the trick – it sold for $1.35 after 2 bids.

 

 

11/20/14

New York, Schenectady.  1959 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 15,000.  Catalog value $4.00.  An attractive uncirculated example.  Offered for $6.95 with FREE shipping.  Sold to a single bidder at the opening price.

 

 

11/20/14

Ohio, Mansfield.  1958 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar, aluminum variety.  Mintage 5,000.  Catalog value $7.50.   This specimen slightly used, as usual for the aluminum issue.  No bid, just Buy It Now for $29.95 with FREE shipping.  There were no bids, and it was relisted at the same price until December 16 when the listing was ended unsold.

 

 

11/20/14

Washington, Roslyn.  1986 Centennial Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $8.50, and hard to find for so recent a piece.  Start was $3.00 plus $1.00 shipping and after 5 bids it sold for $12.50.  Well worth the price it brought.

 

 

11/21/14

Ohio, Mansfield.  1958 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar, aluminum variety.  Mintage 5,000.  Catalog value $7.50.   Very close to uncirculated, and better than the example that sold yesterday – to which it makes a good comparison.  The start was 99¢ with $1.25 additional for postage.  This one sold, albeit to a single bidder, at the opening price.  A bargain.

 

11/23/14

Michigan, Carson City.  1967 Centennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $3.00.  Start was $1.99 plus $2.49 more for shipping.  After two weeks of listing and getting no bids, the seller made this a Buy It Now item for $2.50 plus $2.49 postage.

 

 

11/23/14

Oregon, Baker.  1959 Oregon Centennial Half Dollar, Hells Canyon Dam variety.  With smoke from smokestacks on right.  Mintage for all the varieties was 15,000, this one probably the scarcest.  Catalog value $6.50.  Priced at a start of $9.99 plus $2.32 shipping, this slightly circulated specimen received no bids.  However, the following week when the start was reduced to $4.99 plus $2.32, it sold to a lone bidder.

 

 

11/24/14

Alabama, Mobile.  1961 250th Anniversary, Jean Baptiste Limoyne portrait.  Mintage 5,000.  Catalog value $3.00.  Up for bid at $6.99 with FREE shipping.  When it didn’t sell, it was placed in the sellers store at a higher price - $8.00, still with the FREE shipping.  That went on for a month or so, when the seller finally ended the listing unsold on December 27.

 

 

11/24/14

Minnesota, Alexandria.  1962 600th Anniversary of the Kensington Runestone.  Mintage unknown.  Catalog value $10.00.  A very scarce issue that is seldom encountered, but when it is, it is typically found in slightly used condition.  This was a very choice uncirculated one, the best I have seen.  I had to have it!  The start was $10.00 and I did win it, after four bids by three bidders, for $26.00.  Made my day!

 

 

11/24/14

Pennsylvania, Cambridge springs.  1966 Centennial Dollar, nickel silver – the most commonly variant of this rather hard to find issue.  Mintage 1,000.  Catalog value $8.50.  Bidding opened at $13.00 plus just 75¢ for shipping, but it attracted no interest this week.  The seller tried for three more weeks befor giving up and ending the listing unsold.

 

 

11/25/14

Arizona, (Prescott).  Undated Slippery Gulch nickel.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $12.50.  A simple 21mm brass token meant to operate an amusement or gambling machine of some kind.  Simply inscribed SLIPPERY / (a number – this one being 203) / GULCH.  The reverse like a standard merchant token: GOOD FOR / 5¢ / IN TRADE.  I was the only bidder at the $5.00 plus $2.50 postage opening bid. 

 

 

11/25/14

Pennsylvania, Beaver Falls.  1968 Centennial Half Dollar, version with correct spelling of redeemable.  Mintage 25,000.  Catalog value $3.00.  About uncirculated.  The seller wanted $65.00 plus $2.99 shipping for it, but he ended the listing early because “the item is no longer available”.  Somehow it came right back, though, for a slightly more reasonable $62.00 plus $2.99, and is still available in his store for that price if you want to pay that much.  However, when you search for it, another one pops up under an Ebay banner titled “More chances to get what you want”.  This one in choice uncirculated for just $5.00 with FREE shipping as a Buy It Now item from another seller.  That will probably make it even more difficult for this seller to get the $63 plus he wants for his.

 

 

11/26/14

New York, Eden.  1962 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar, antique brass.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog $12.50.  Described as having tarnish and use wear – but that is the way they were made!  It worked for me because I won it for just $1.04 plus $2.09 shipping after a mere two bids were placed.  It turned out to be a nice uncirculated example of a very scarce issue which cost me almost nothing.  An early Christmas!

 

 

11/27/14

Iowa, Emmetsburg.  1978 Irish Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $3.50.  Issue #13 in this series that continues on today.  The start was 99¢, and postage $2.00, but there were no bids and the seller ended his listing.

 

 

11/27/14

New York, Rensselaer County.  1966 175th Anniversary of County, 150th for city of Troy.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $3.50.  Starting bid was $24.99 (Buy It Now $32.50) with FREE shipping.  No bids.

 

 

11/28/14

Nebraska, Gering.  1962 75th Anniversary Half Dollar.  Mintage 2,500.  Catalog value $12.50.  The start was just $5.99 with FREE shipping.  This was offered by the same seller who sold one just like it on November 3, above.  I won again, but this time there was a little competition, and it sold for $10.49 after 3 bids.

 

 

 

11/28/14

Oregon.  1959 State Centennial Half Dollar Obverse, Blank Reverse.  Struck in gilt brass and with smoke from the chimneys at left, holed (apparently the small hole version, but it is too hard to make the call from the photo).  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $5.00.  This is also a So-Called Dollar, HK-565, so it is collected by the large group of active, organized SCD collectors out there.  These seldom end up in the collections of us unorganized, lackadaisical MTC collectors because those SCD guys push the price up beyond what most of us want to pay.  Think about it guys, if you want one of these for your collection, you had better be prepared to pay today’s prices because you know they are only going to go higher when the as yet unawakened throngs of MTC collectors get more aggressive and add even more to the demand and competition.  The start was $14.99 with FREE shipping, and it sold for $36.55 after only 3 bids.  Perhaps adding slightly to the interest in this piece is that there was a brass beaded chain through the hole that had two small wooden tags, each with LABISH CENTER 1920-1959 handwritten on it in pen.

 

 

11/29/14

Arizona, Quartzite.  1975/1976 Pow Wow Dollar.  An error muling of the 1975 reverse with the 1976 obverse.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $7.50.  Offered for $4.99 plus $2.75 shipping.  Listed 3 more times, until December 20, when the seller ended the listing without a sale.

 

 

11/29/14

Minnesota, Virginia.  1958 State Centennial Iron Nickel, struck in aluminum.  Mintage 40,000.  Catalog value $2.50.  A So-called Dollar, HK -518a.  In choice uncirculated condition, this piece started, and sold, for the $1.99 plus $2.00 starting bid.  Just one bid for a So-Called Dollar?

 

 

11/29/14

(Montana), Little Big Horn.  1976 US Bicentennial, Battle Centennial Cent size $2.50 token.  Mintage 1,000.  Catalog value $5.00.  Sold to a single bidder at the steep $12.99 with FREE shipping start.

 

 

11/30/14

Hawaii, Maui.  1974 Maui Dollar, numbered version, low puffy clouds die, struck in oxidized brass.  Mintage unknown – this numbered 77.  Catalog value $6.00.  The start was $10.00 plus $3.04 shipping.  After 7 bids by just two bidders, it sold for an impressive $30.99.

 

 

11/30/14

Iowa, Mt. Carmel.  1969 Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 1,500.  Catalog value $7.50.  Offered for $7.00 plus $1.00 shipping, this item sold to a single bidder.

 

 

11/30/14

Montana, Havre.  1993 Centennial Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.50.  The start was 99¢ plus $1.95 shipping.  There were 9 bids by 4 bidders and they drove the final price up to $3.60.

 

 

11/30/14

Washington, Grand Coulee.  1973 (redeemable 1974) Chamber of Commerce Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog $4.50.  This one graded MS63 by NGC and sonically sealed into one of their nasty plastic coin coffins.  Available for an opening bid of $30.00 with FREE shipping.  No bids this week, or during the next four.  For the sale ending January 4, the price has been lowered to $25.00 with FREE shipping, but as I sit typing this on New Year’s Eve day, no one has yet bid.

 

 

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