MTCs on Ebay November 2016

 

11/1/16

Alaska, Fairbanks.  1959 (64) Statehood Dollar struck in Silver.  Variety with edge lettered STERLING 64 and a number - this one being 494.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $50.00.  Actually a 5th Anniversary of Statehood issue, but not noted as such.  I was very pleased to be the only bidder and to win it at the $40.00 plus $3.00 start.

 

11/1/16

Kansas.  1961 Barber County Centennial Coin.  Unknown Mintage.  Not previously cataloged individually.  Barber is a hard-to-find county.  Start was $6.99 with FREE shipping, and it sold for just $7.49 after two bids.

 

 

11/1/16

Kansas.  1961 Cheyenne County Centennial Coin.  Unknown Mintage.  Not previously cataloged individually.  Cheyenne is a very scarce county.  Start was $9.99 with FREE shipping, and it sold for $12.00 after two bids.

 

 

11/1/16

Kansas.  1961 Cloud County Centennial Coin.  Unknown Mintage.  Not previously cataloged individually.  Cloud County is somewhat scarce.  Start was $9.99 with FREE shipping, and it sold for just $10.49 after two bids.

 

 

11/1/16

Kansas.  1961 Jackson County Centennial Coin.  Unknown Mintage.  Not previously cataloged individually.  Barber County is of about average scarcity among the 105 Kansas counties in this series.  Start was $9.99 with FREE shipping, and it sold for that amount to a single bidder.

 

 

11/1/16

Montana.  Undated Buffalo Dollar in silver finish.  Unknown Mintage.  Not previously cataloged.  This choice prooflike specimen started at $7.00 plus $2.80, and sold for $7.50 after two bids.

 

 

11/2/16

Alabama, Cherokee County.  1961 Civil War Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 5,000.  Catalog value $6.50.  This auction was for a lot of four of these, all circulated, XF and AU, and with a start price of $25.95 plus $3.25 shipping.  There were no bids, and the lot was not relisted.

 

 

11/2/16

Hawaii.  1883-1983 Centennial Dala struck, according to the seller, as a splasher style sample of the regular issue.  The normal strikes come in gilt brass, silver and gold, but this was in a silvery-looking white metal.  These white metal pieces are known as trial strikes with 3 of them struck on three of the four corners of a square scrap of white metal with a large central hole.  This MAY have been removed from one of those pieces - or might well have been struck as is.  It is hard to tell.  Either way, an eye catching piece of exonumia!  This did not draw any attention until the third week it was listed when it received 2 bids.  The opening was $45.00 with FREE shipping, and it sold for one increment higher, $46.00. 

 

 

11/2/16

Pennsylvania, Mount Carmel.  1962 Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 5,000.  Catalog value $5.00.  Up for bid starting at $4.99 plus $2.62 shipping - and that is what it sold for to a single bidder.

 

 

11/3/16

Hawaii.  1996 Royal Hawaiian Mint Proof Set of 3 silver crowns, a Quarter ounce Princess Kaiulani gold Hapaha Crown, and a special pattern pewter medal with the usual standing Kalakaua figure dated 1996 for the obverse and a non-monetary reverse noting the RHM’s dedication to preserving Hawaiiana in precious metal.  The medal was a special issue with a mintage of just 50 pieces, the others apparently the standard issues for the year.  The gold piece and the medal are not part of the MTC series, but the three silver proof crowns are MTC’s.  They are all Akahi Dalas, one each for Kalakaua, Liliuokalani, and Kamehameha, and all dated 1996.  This was in a heavy plastic case noted to be No. 19 of 50.  Apparently only the pewter medal was numbered (19).  This set was offered starting at $700.00 plus $8.95 shipping.  It did not sell the first week, but after being offered for several weeks, it did finally find a home at the opening bid.

 

 

11/3/16

Indiana, Elkhart.  1958 Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 10,000.  Catalog value $5.00.  This choice example was offered for $20.00 plus $3.50 shipping.  After 5 weekly price reductions, it finally sold on the week ending December 6 for the much more reasonable opening bid of $3.00 - still plus that rather high $3.50 shipping charge.

 

 

11/3/16

Pennsylvania, Indiana.  1966 Sesquicentennial Dollar struck in gilt bronze.  Mintage 3,750 plus an additional 600 Proof-Like examples in special cardboard holders.  There is no way to be certain that a specimen is Proof-Like unless it is still in the Franklin Mint holder.  This one was not.  I catalog the regular GBR ones for $5.00 and the holdered ones for $6.50.  The seller put his specimen, which he noted had a rim ding, up for bid starting at $15.00 with FREE shipping.  There were no bids despite being listed over and over again until the seller gave up and ended the item - now priced at $18.00 - on December 28.

 

 

11/4/16

Hawaii, Maui.  Set of 5 Trade Dollars, 2012 to 2016 (series 5), in a cardboard display folder.  These are all too new to have been included in the last edition of the catalog.  Their reported mintages range from 35,000 to 50,000 each.  Catalog prices will probably be around $3.50 each.  The seller wanted an opening bid of $100.00 plus $3.40 shipping, but that dropped to $75.00 after a week without a bid.  That price level didn’t attract any action either, so the seller tried one more time at $50.00, went bidless again, and the listing was ended unsold.  The Maui Chamber of Commerce sells these sets for $36.95.

 

 

11/4/16

Vermont, Bennington.  1961 Bicentennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 10,000.  Catalog value $4.00.  Offered for a starting bid of $7.99 with FREE shipping with no response.  After 4 weeks the start was lowered a buck to $6.99, but that still did not tempt the bidders.  It is still available as a Buy It Now item for $6.99 with FREE shipping, with the current ending date January 18.

 

 

11/5/16

Illinois, Galena.  1961 Civil War Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 5,000.  Catalog value $5.00.  With a start of $9.99 plus $1.99 shipping, this token has not found a single bidder in over two months.  In early January it is still available in the seller’s store for $9.99, but now with FREE shipping.

 

 

11/5/16

Illinois, Thomasboro.  1964 Centennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $6.50.  There were no bids for this nice item reasonably priced with a start of $3.50 plus $2.50 shipping.  It was not relisted.

 

 

11/5/16

Michigan, Muskegon.  1950 Aquapades Quarter.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $6.00.  This one in About Uncirculated condition, which is pretty typical for this issue.  Sold to a single bidder for the $3.50 plus $2.50 shipping charge starting bid.

 

 

11/6/16

Michigan, Ishpeming.  1954 Centennial Quarter.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $5.00.  This one in Extremely Fine condition.  Holed at bottom as all are.  Offered for $4.00 with FREE shipping.  It lasted nearly a month before finding a bid and it sold for the opening price on December 1.

 

 

11/6/16

North Dakota, Woodworth.  1976 U. S. Bicentennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $8.50.  Just the second one of these I have seen on Ebay since I started this tabulation in 2012, so of course I had to bid.  I won it for the opening of $4.99 plus $3.00 shipping, with no competition.

 

 

11/7/16

North Dakota.  1982 North Dakota Souvenir Dollar.  Mintage 750.  Catalog value $5.00.  The seller was looking for a starting bid of  $3.88 (plus $2.80 shipping), but the bids were not forthcoming.  In the middle of December he lowered the start a bit to $3.70, and then raised it the following week to $3.99.  It is still available at that price, with the current listing ending on January 8.

 

 

11/8/16

Kentucky, Stamping Grounds.  1976 U.S. Bicentennial 50¢ in Trade token.  Private issue for Parrish Lakes Paylake Fishing.  Mintage 1,000.  Not previously cataloged.  Offered for a $4.99 plus $3.00 start, this item went bidless for two weeks before being discovered by bidders during the week ending November 22.  Then It received 6 bids by 3 bidders, and ended up selling for $14.50! 

 

 

11/8/16

Ohio, Lorain.  1959 125th Anniversary Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $5.00.  After a 1¢ plus $2.64 start, this one shot up to $1.44 after three bids by as many bidders.  This was a nice uncirculated specimen.  That seems like a very reasonable price for a relatively scarce uncirculated token that is nearly 60 years old.

 

 

11/9/16

Pennsylvania, Lower Paxton Township.  1967 Bicentennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 5,000.  Catalog value $3.50.  Sold for the opening bid of $4.99 plus $2.62 to a bidder who placed two bids - the second of which turned out to be unnecessary.

 

 

11/9/16

Vermont, Manchester.  1961 Bicentennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 2,500.  Catalog value $6.00.  Sold to a single bidder for the opening bid of $1.99 plus $2.95 shipping.

 

 

11/10/16

Hawaii.  1984 Queen Liliuokalani 25th Anniversary of Statehood Dollar struck in Golden Bronze.  Mintage 5,000.  Catalog value $5.00.  This one was available for a starting bid of $12.95 or a Buy It Now price of $16.95 for a week before it went into the Seller’s Store at the BIN price of $16.95.  That listing was terminated by the seller on November 22.

 

 

11/10/16

Alaska, North Pole.  1963 Santa Claus House Dollar.  Mintage 5,000.  Catalog value $4.00.  Offered for a bid of $9.95, or a Buy It Now price of $12.95.  Postage was an additional $3.00.  When, after a couple weeks, no bids were forthcoming, the seller dropped the bid option and put it in his Seller’s Store, where it lives on today, January 3, still at the $12.95 BIN price.  

 

 

11/10/16

New York, Chemung County.  1961 125th Anniversary Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.50.  Offered for a starting bid of $6.95 with FREE shipping, but there were no takers, and the item was ended unsold.  Not relisted.

 

 

11/11/16

Minnesota, Benson.  1970 Centennial Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $6.50.  Sold to a single bidder (me) for the opening bid of $4.99 plus $3.00 shipping.  This seemed a bit steep, especially with the $3.00 for shipping, and I was going to let it pass until I noticed that it was the first one I had seen on Ebay since I started these lists in 2012.  It might be scarcer than I thought.

 

 

11/11/16

South Dakota.  1980 South Dakota Dollar.  Mintage 6,000.  Catalog value $3.50 or $5.00 depending on whether the edge is numbered or not - the ones lacking a number are the scarcer variety.  The seller did not describe the edge, so there is no telling which variety this is.  Start was $11.19 plus $3.50. Listed until December 12 at this price before the seller took back his coin and quit the game.

 

 

11/12/16

Hawaii, Maui.  1959 (1960) Statehood Dollar.  Golden bronze variety with Oahu incorrectly spelled "Ohau",  and the third text line on the reverse starting next to the H of Hawaii, the most common of the Ohau varieties.  Mintage uncertain, but reportedly 25,000 between the three varieties.  Catalog value $3.00.  The seller pointed out the spelling error so this item attracted more than the usual attention.  There were 10 bids by 3 bidders and it sold for $11.00 after a 99¢ plus $2.75 shipping start.

 

 

11/12/16

Minnesota, Buffalo.  Undated Dime.  I have not listed this common aluminum token previously, but I wonder if it might qualify as a Municipal.  The inscriptions seem to imply that it could be spent anywhere in town, making it a community issue, but it does not commemorate anything. Obv: BUFFALO NATIONAL BANK / GOOD / LOCALLY.  Rev: GOOD FOR / 10¢ / IN TRADE.  This specimen offered for $7.95 plus $1.85 was offered for much more than I usually see them priced at.  There were no bids, and it eventually became a Buy It Now item in the Seller’s Store at the same price.  Still available in mid January. 

 

 

11/13/16

Alaska, Matanuska Valley.  1985 50th Anniversary A.R.R.C. Set.  Eight pieces, 1¢ to $10.00, in plastic holder of issue.  This set numbered 496 on the holder.  I catalog these for $2.50 each - $20.00 for the set.  These offered for an $89.00 starting bid did not attract a bid.  After two weekly listings the start was lowered to $79.00 where it has remained since that time.  The current listing will end on January 8.  The shipping was FREE.   NOTE****** I went back to check on this set and noted that it did sell to a single bidder on January16 for $79.00.

 

 

11/13/16

Iowa, Perry.  1969 Centennial Dollar.  Mintage 5,000.  Catalog value $6.00.  Offered, and sold to the lone bidder, for the opening price of $5.00 plus $3.00 shipping.

 

 

11/13/16

Missouri, Lexington.  1972 Sesquicentennial Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Not in previous editions of the catalogue, but I listed it at $17.50 in the draft for the new edition - but now I will be lowering it to $15.00, unless even more of them start appearing - in which case it will be dropping even lower.  With with the town having a population of nearly 5,000, there were probably a good number of these coins made, but I just have not come across them.  This one was offered for a $5.00 plus $4.00 start, and I was the only bidder!  Whattadeal! 

 

 

11/13/16

New York, Buffalo.  1899 (1901) Pan American Exposition.  Private issue For H. Kleinhans & Co., Good For 25¢ on a purchase of $5.00 or more.  Unknown mintage.  Not previously cataloged.  This one in Very Fine condition or so, but dirty, pitted and scratched - and with a tiny hole at 2:30.  Sold to a single bidder at the Buy It Now price of $29.95 with FREE shipping.  Although this had an expiration date of May 6, 1899, it commemorated the upcoming Pan American Exposition of 1901.

 

 

11/13/16

Unknown State, Boulder Valley City.  Undated Two Bits token.  Unknown mintage.  Not previously cataloged.  This one was probably in Extremely Fine condition, but had apparently been buried (as most appear to have been) and was moderately pitted and scratched on both sides.  this piece started off at 99¢, received 10 bids from 7 bidders, and ended up selling for $160.38.  Described by the seller as being from Boulder Valley City, Montana, and from the 1890’s.  I am not sure where they are from, but Colorado, Montana and Nevada are among the possibilities.  As to the age of the tokens, I have to wonder as well.  Although aluminum was in common use during the 1890’s, the tokens just do not have an antique look to them, and I suspect they are more recent.  The denominations they appear in - Two Bits and One Buck - also make me wonder.  These terms were certainly in use at that time, but they seldom appeared written out on tokens.  On tokens these terms are more often associated with issues from later times which were used at functions or celebrations that looked back to the pioneer days in a nostalgic way - for instance the extensive series of Frontier Days tokens issued over the years in Prescott, Arizona.  The lack of a specific issuer also hints that they may have been souvenir issues for a celebration that harkened back to the early days of the community.  For now I will continue to list them, but at the end of the listings, under Unknown Location, until a definitive issuing location is determined.

 

 

11/14/16

Arizona, Lake Havasu City.  1975 London Bridge Dollar.  Mintage 20,000.  Catalog value $4.00.  This Extremely Fine, scratched specimen had a $5.00 plus $3.00 start, and one collector was determined to win it so he placed two bids, one at the start and another at an unknown higher level.  That second bid was unnecessary, and he won it for the opening price since no one else bid.

 

 

11/14/16

California, Los Angeles.  1981 L A Bicentennial Dollars.  Cased set of 6 struck in Sterling Silver.    Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $30.00 each, which I now think is too high.  While there are more than enough of the standard Nickel Silver version around to satisfy collectors for generations, the silver pieces are another story.  Sold for $39.00 each near the height of the silver boom, these pieces met considerable buyer resistance, and relatively few were sold.  They are relatively thin and each contains about 1/2 ounce of silver, so the set has about 3 ounces of silver.  At today’s prices, this set is priced at about double the silver weight, which seems reasonable, but it did not sell.  The start was $74.99 plus $11.35 for shipping for the tokens, the case, and Certificate of Authenticity.  It would be nice to someday find out the mintage of the silver pieces, but considerable effort towards that cause was expended decades ago without result, so that information is probably lost.  They show up infrequently so I know there are not a lot of them out there.  My wild guess is that there were fewer than 500 silver sets made, as they just do not show up on the numismatic marketplace.  The set was not relisted. 

 

 

11/14/16

Kansas.  Kansas Statehood Centennial Coin for Johnson County.  Unknown Mintage.  The counties were not cataloged individually in the last edition of the catalog, but the generic oxidized brass issue was listed for $2.50.  The Johnson County issue is easy to find.  There were no bids for this one at the $3.00 plus $2.62 start, and the seller did not relist the item.

 

 

11/14/16

Michigan, Saginaw.  1969 Saginaw Treaty Sesquicentennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.00.  Offered for $7.00 with FREE shipping week after week, without a bid.  The seller finally gave up and ended the listing unsold on December 6.

 

 

11/14/16

Ohio, Sandusky.  1968 Sesquicentennial Half dollar.  Mintage unknown.  Catalog value $4.00. A large attractive issue picturing a side wheel steamboat.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.00.  Offered for $5.00 plus $2.60 shipping.  After a month or so with no bids, the token was made a BIN item priced at $6.40.  It is still languishing in the Sellers’ Sore at that price.  The current listing ends on February 7.

 

 

11/15/16

Alabama, Montgomery.  1961 Confederate Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 30,000.  Catalog value $2.50.  This was in a slab-sized plastic holder, but not one issued by any of the grading services.  The seller noted that the coin was Uncirculated, but slightly spotty, but the out-of-focus images did not reveal any spots.  The start was $7.99 plus $2.62 shipping.  There were 4 bids by 2 bidders, and it ended up selling for $11.50. 

 

 

11/15/16

Alaska, North Pole.  Undated (1966) Eighth Annual Farthest North Rodeo Cold Buck in Gilt Brass.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $6.00 if it has no edge number or $7.50 if it does.  No way to tell from the photo, and the seller did not mention the edge.  It had a $6.00 plus $3.00 start, did not receive a bid, and was not relisted. 

 

 

 

11/15/16

Colorado , (Fort Morgan).  1959 Rush To The Rockies.  A uniface design utilizing the Fort Morgan Half Dollar design for the obverse, but with a blank reverse.  These come both holed and unholed, and this is the holed variety, which I think is more common.  Probably issued as a keychain souvenir.  These are collected by So-Called Dollar enthusiasts, and it is cataloged in their catalog as HK-544.  While quite scarce, this one was only in Very Fine condition (the seller called it Extremely Fine, but there is just too much wear).  Offered at a start of $45.00 with FREE shipping, this one has sat on Ebay unsold for quite a long time.  It is still available at the same price, with the current listing ending on January 14.

 

 

11/15/16

South Carolina, Charleston.  1961 Confederate Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 30,000.  Catalog value $3.50.  This was in a slab-sized plastic holder, but not one issued by any of the grading services.  Uncirculated, but slightly spotty.  The start was $7.99 plus $2.62 shipping.  There were 6 bids by 2 bidders, and it ended up selling for $15.50.  

 

 

11/16/16

Nebraska, Elgin.  1964 Diamond Jubilee Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $7.50.  The opening bid was set for just $2.95, but the postage fee was an additional $5.75. There were no bids for two weeks running then the seller kept the starting bid at $2.95 ,and added a Buy It Now option at $3.95.  This did not work either, and in two more weeks the listing was ended by the seller. 

 

 

11/16/16

Ohio, Marysville.  1969 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $17.50.  This rare issue turned out to be a real bargain for me.  It started at $3.99 plus $1.10 shipping and one guy bid that minimum.  I bid much higher but won it for just 25¢ more.  Wow! I was quite pleased.  But since one of these showed up on Ebay in 2015, and now here is this second piece, the catalog price will have to be lowered.  It will be listed at $15.00 in the next edition, so long as more don’t keep showing up.  In my current pricing structure, I use the $17.50 for modern items in base metals of which there are only one or two pieces reported among the collectors I am in contact with.

 

 

11/17/16

Indiana, Terre Haute.  1966 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $6.00.  Offered for $5.00 plus $3.00 shipping.  No bids, and it is still out there as of mid January at the same cost, but now as a BIN item.  At the moment it is being offered at a 15% discount ( $4.25 plus $3.00), but there don't appear to be any customers.  Too bad, this is an attractive choice specimen.  

 

 

11/18/16

California, Paradise-Magalia.  1962 Gold Nugget Celebration Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $3.00.  This one was very close to uncirculated, and offered for a starting bid of $1.99 plus $2.95 shipping. There were no bids for 4 weeks, then a single bidder won it for the opening price.

 

 

11/18/16

Hawaii, Waikiki.  1999 Waikiki Dala.  25th Anniversary issue in Fine Silver. Variety with Diamond Head on the obverse and both a surfer and a hula dancer on the reverse.  Cased Silver Proof.  Not previously Cataloged.  Mintage 175 pieces, according to the Royal Hawaiian Mints’ website, where it is available for $69.00.  This one included the nice little case and Certificate of Authenticity and was priced at $60.00 plus $2.62 shipping.  There were no bids and it has continued to be listed at the same price for quite a while now.  The current listing ends on January 20. 

 

 

11/18/16

Ohio, Euclid.  1959 150th Anniversary Half Dollar.  Mintage unknown.  Catalog value $5.00.  This one was uncirculated but had a tiny spot on the obverse, and was offered for a very reasonable $1.00 start with FREE shipping.  Only one collector placed a bid, and took this one home for a song!

 

 

11/18/16

South Dakota.  1974 South Dakota Souvenir Dollar.  Mintage 6,000.  Catalog value $3.50.  Up for bid starting at $27.50 plus $2.62 shipping.  Despite being advertised for 4 consecutive weeks, there were no bids for this item.  It’s also kind of hard to sell one for this price when Ebay posts images for another one right there on the same page for $8.36 with FREE shipping.

 

 

11/19/16

Nebraska, Comstock.  1999 Centennial Souvenir Coin.  Mintage 250.  Not previously cataloged, but valued in the draft for the new catalog at $8.50.   The start was $3.99 plus $1.10, and it sold (to me) for only $5.24 after just two bids.  Too cheap!  

 

 

11/19/16

Pennsylvania, Duncannon.  1965 Centennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $5.00.  Offered for a start of $15.00 plus $2.75 shipping.  There were no bids at that price, but the seller continued to list the item as a Buy-It-Now item at the same cost until it had been available for eight weeks, and then ended the listing without a sale.

 

 

11/20/16

Alaska, Sitka.  1957 Alaska Day Dollar.  Private issue for the Sitka Elk’s Club.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $10.00.  Offered with an opening bid of $15.00 + $3.00 shipping.  There were no bids for this spotty AU piece, and it has been relisted over and over at the same price.  Still available, with the current listing ending on January 26.

 

 

11/20/16

Alaska, Sitka.  1957 Alaska Day $5.00.  Private issue for the Sitka Elk’s Club.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $12.50.  Offered with an opening bid of $15.00 or a BIN price of $19.95  - either way plus a $3.00 shipping charge.  There were no bids for this Extremely Fine piece, and it has been offered ever since at the same price.  The current listing ends on January 26.

 

 

11/20/16

Kansas.  1961 Official Centennial Coin for Seward County.  Unknown mintage.  Not previously cataloged as an individual listing.  As far as rarity goes, Seward County is right in the middle of those 105 county issues.  Not very easy to find, but not all that hard either.  Average.  This one started at $3.00 plus $3.00 more for shipping. There were 3 by 3 bidders, and it ended up selling for $5.59.  

 

 

11/20/16

Michigan, Howell.  1963 Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 20,000.  Catalog value $3.00.  A nice uncirculated token offered for a start of only $1.00, with shipping adding another $2.62 to the final tab.  There were no bids, and the token was not relisted.

 

 

11/20/16

Michigan, Spring Lake.  1969 Centennial Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.00.  This one was uncirculated, but had some heavy toning on the obverse.  Originally offered for a $12.00 plus $3.00 bid or $15.95 Buy It Now, but after a single week the seller dropped the bidding option and made it a BIN item only at $18.95.  Apparently the $18.95 cost was just too much as it is still available, with the current listing ending on January 26. 

 

 

11/20/16

New York, New York City.  1909 Hudson - Fulton Exposition Hendrik Hudson Daalder, silver dollar size, struck in aluminum.  It is also a So-Called-Dollar, HK-370.  Graded MS-62 by NGC.  Offered for $195.00 with FREE shipping, this piece lived on in multiple relistings, making it right to the new year, January 1, before being removed without a bid.   

 

 

11/20/16

Ohio, Licking County.  1967 Land of Legend Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $6.50.  Sold to a single bidder for the $1.00 plus $2.62 opening bid.

 

 

11/21/16

Hawaii.  “1883” Kalakaua I Dala (in style of the original coinage) with a I Visited The Hawaiian Mint 1984 reverse.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.00.  The start was 99¢ plus $2.75 shipping.  After 3 bids by 3 bidders it sold for a very reasonable $2.25.

 

 

11/21/16

Hawaii.  Undated (1983) Hawaiian Sand Dala by The Hawaiian Mint.  Mintage 842.  Catalog value $5.00.  Currently available on the Royal Hawaiian Mint website for $29.00.  This sale was for a nice uncirculated specimen that started off at 99¢ and sold for $4.34 plus $2.75 after 3 bids by as many bidders.  A bargain for a low-mintage coin!

 

 

11/21/16

Illinois, Grayville.  1955 Centennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $10.00, which might be a bit high.  I was the only bidder for this choice Uncirculated example at the $3.99 plus $1.10 start.

 

 

11/21/16

North Dakota, Minot.   1986 Norsk Hostfest Official Commemorative Collectors Coin, unnumbered edition.  Unknown mintage.  Not previously listed.  Start was $3.99 and this About Uncirculated specimen sold for $6.00 plus $1.10 shipping after two bids by as many bidders.

 

 

11/21/16

Ohio, Miamisburg.  1966 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.50.  Offered at  $5.95 plus $2.95 start, this nice example did not receive a bid and was made a Buy It Now item for - are you ready for this? - $19.95!.  Listed at that price ever since, and it is still available as I write this in late January.

 

 

11/22/16

Alaska, Whittier.  1967 Alaska Purchase Centennial Dollar redeemable at the Sportsman’s Inn.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $3.00.  These tokens are usually found numbered, and this one was number 669, but the seller noted that the number the winner received might not be the same.  The lot did not sell and it was not relisted.

 

 

11/22/16

Hawaii.  1975 King Kamehameha statue The Hawaiian Mint Denominationless Dollar sized storecard.  Not previously listed, but similar to listed ones issued a decade later, so this will probably be listed as well.  After a start of 99¢, this piece quickly rose to $29.88 after 9 bids by 6 bidders.  I was the underbidder at 28.88, but that worked out fine as the seller had additional pieces that brought $27.88 after 5 bids by 3 bidders on December 26 (again I was the underbidder at, this time, $26.88), and for $16.65 after 4 bids by 4 bidders for the sale of his third piece on January 4.  This time I won!  Interest in this piece had dropped considerably since the first one was offered as the bids were only $2.25, $4.55, $16.15, and my bid of $28.88 which was reduced to $16.65.  The seller had one more piece, which I also won after 16 bids by 6 bidders - my usual $28.88 being reduced to $27.00.

 

 

11/22/16

Pennsylvania, Halifax Area.  1969 175th Anniversary Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.50.  Offered for a bid of $15.00 plus $2.45 shipping.  There were no bids at this level and it was offered for four consecutive weeks, eventually dropping in price to $12.00 Buy It Now before being terminated by the seller.  Just too much money for a relatively common token.  For example, as I type this up, Ebay is offering me, on the same page as this one that ended up at $12.00, four more chances to “get what you want” - each a different uncirculated  example of this token priced between $5.95 and $9.95. When I searched on my own, I did find an additional example priced at $14.99 BIN, with FREE shipping.

 

 

11/22/16

Pennsylvania, Perry County.  1970 Official Souvenir Coin in Gilt Brass.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.00.  This one was set with a $15.00 plus $2.45 start, but received no bids and was placed in the Seller’s Store with a Buy It Now price of $12.00.  It is still available at that price, with the current sale ending January 31. 

 

 

11/23/16

Alabama, Muscle Shoals.  1961 Civil War Centennial Half Dollar. Mintage 10,000.  Catalog value $3.50.  Offered for a starting bid of $35.00 plus $2.62 shipping.  That is a huge price for a common token, easily obtainable in Brilliant Uncirculated condition, and this was in a worn XF condition with no luster left!  There have been no bids yet, but the seller must be  determined because it is still available in his store in late January.  But at least that crazy high price has been changed - it has become a Buy It Now item, which has been raised to $39.00!  A quick search shows that apparently only one other is available on Ebay right now, an uncirculated one priced at $35.00 or Best Offer.  If I just had to have one right now, I think I’d chose the Uncirculated one for $35.00 (or less) before I would buy the well used one for $39.00.  My best advice to a buyer would be to wait.  10,000 is a high mintage for a MTC, and a specimen will show up before too long at a reasonable cost. 

 

 

11/23/16

Nebraska, Fillmore County.  1967 State Centennial Dollar.  Mintage unknown.  Catalog value $15.00.  A scarce issue, the first I have come across on Ebay in the four years this compilation has been going on.  This About Uncirculated example was offered as a BIN item for just $7.99 plus $1.00 shipping.  It was listed for just the single week, with no bid.

 

 

11/23/16

North Dakota, Rugby.  1986 Centennial $2.00 in Oxidized Bronze finish, the regular issue.  Mintage 5,000.  Catalog value $4.00.  Bidding started at $5.00 plus $3.00 shipping, but no one wanted it that or the following week.  It was then placed in the Seller’s Store at the same amount, where it still is today, but currently it is on a 15% off sale, so the start would be $4.25.  The current listing ends January 21.

 

 

11/23/16

Pennsylvania, Bowmansville.   1970 Sesquicentennial Official Souvenir Coin in antiqued brass.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $10.00.  The seller offered two lots of these today, one for 3 coins and one for two.  The lot of 3 sold for the opening price of $4.00, plus $2.00 shipping and the lot of 2 for $2.25 plus $2.00 shipping after a pair of bids.  I won them both, and saved a buck on the shipping.  With these new specimens, and the one that appeared on Ebay two years ago, the catalog price will be going down to around $6.50.

 

 

11/23/16

Set of 3 Seventh Cavalry Souvenir Dollars.  Includes the 1974 South Dakota issue, the 1975 North Dakota issue and the 1976 Montana issue all housed in a heavy plastic holder.  Mintage for the North Dakota issue was 2,000 pieces, the others uncertain.  Catalog value $12.50 for the 3 pieces.  Originally an auction item at a $60.00 with FREE shipping start, this has proven to be a difficult item to sell.  As of early March it is still available as a Buy It Now item.

 

 

11/24/16

Colorado, Victor.  1993 Centennial of the Lesher Referendum Dollars, Souvenir $1.25.  As the nineteenth century dollars ($1.25) but with an updated obverse honoring Victor - City of Mines, and picturing Independence Mine.  All are numbered, this one number 611.  I think these might be listable.  They commemorate something and have a denomination, so why not!  To my recollection there were other varieties, so I will have to do some research and get them in the book.  I will not be listing the original Lesher “Dollars”, but I will list these commemoratives, much as I do the 50th Anniversary tokens for the Alaska A.R.R.C. in Palmer. This one started at $24.99 plus $2.62, attracted 12 bids from 7 bidders, and sold for $75.99.

 

 

11/24/16

Washington, Walla Walla.  1960 Frontier Days 20 Bucks.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $17.50.  Quite a scarce little treasure that apparently no one else appreciated.  I was the only bidder at the $15.00 plus $3.60 start.

 

 

11/25/16

Alaska, North Pole.  1965 Farthest North Rodeo Cold Buck struck in nickel-silver.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $5.00.This looked like a choice example.  It had a start of $4.99 plus $3.00 but did not receive a bid and was not relisted.

 

 

11/25/16

Hawaii.  1991 Set of 3 Pearl Harbor Dalas, 1/10 oz. gold, 1 oz. silver and a dollar sized golden bronze.  A nice proof set in a presentation case.  After a 99¢ plus $3.99 start, this lot attracted 12 bids from 5 bidders and sold for just about the melt value of the metal in the coins - $138.39.

  

 

11/25/16

Kansas, Leavenworth.  1971 Buffalo Bill Cody Days Dollar.  Mintage 2,000.  Catalog value $7.00.  Sold to a single bidder at the $8.75 plus $2.67 opening bid. 

 

 

11/25/16

Minnesota, Alexandria.  1962 600th Anniversary of the Kensington Runestone Half Dollar.  Very Fine or a little better.  The mintage is unknown and the catalog value is $10.00.  Although this auction was for a well worn one, it is quite scarce and is very rarely found in Uncirculated condition.  It got off with a $4.95 plus $3.00 start, attracted 7 bids by 3 bidders, and sold for $20.12.

 

 

11/26/16

Connecticut, Waterbury.  1924 250th Anniversary Half Dollar Discount Token.  Private issue for Upson, Singleton & Co., Good For 50¢ on a $5.00 Purchase.  This one in a typical XF/AU condition.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $7.50.  After a 99¢ plus $2.50 start, this piece attracted 5 bids from 5 different bidders, and ended up selling for $11.50.

 

 

11/26/16

Kansas, Coffeyville.  1969 Centennial Dollar.  Mintage 13,500.  Catalog value $3.50.  Offered for just a single week at a $3.50 start, plus $2.50 more for shipping.  There were no bids.

 

 

11/26/16

Ohio, Miamisburg.  1968 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $4.50.  This sale was for a very choice uncirculated one that was quite pretty. Originally offered as an auction item for a price Ebay no longer will reveal, but it did not sell and has been in the Seller’s Store ever since.  Currently (late January) it is available for $19.95 BIN.

 

 

11/27/16

Alaska, Anchorage.  1967 O’Neil’s Trade Dollar.  A private issue good for use in 4 bars around town.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $3.50. This numbered issue is stamped 1791 on the reverse.  Offered for $1.99 plus $2.61 shipping.  It caught the eye of a single bidder who won it at the opening bid price.

 

 

11/27/16

Hawaii, Maui.  1994 Maui Dollar struck in Silver.  Mintage reportedly 3,000.  Catalog value $20.00 in 1999 when silver was well under $10.00 an ounce.  Choice proof with Certificate of Authenticity in fancy box of issue.  The start was 99¢ plus $3.00 shipping and it sold for $29.00 after 21 bids by 6 bidders.

 

 

11/27/16

Idaho, Wallace.  1971 Good For One Christmas / New Year’s Drink private issue MTC for Sweet’s Lounge. Using the obverse of a So-Called Dollar, HK-515 and 516.  Not Previously listed.  This example was slightly used and had an opening bid of just 99¢, with shipping adding another $3.50 to the bill.  It sold for $7.38 after 5 bids by 5 different bidders.

 

 

11/27/16

Illinois, Delavan.  1962 125th Anniversary Half Dollar.  Mintage unknown.  Catalog value $3.50.  Offered for a start of $9.00, which is high enough already, but then the winning bidder would have had to pay another $6.00 for shipping.  No bids, of course, and the item was not relisted.

 

 

 

11/27/16

Louisiana, Tangipahoa Parish.  1969 Centennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $17.50.  Ten years ago this token was a treasure, now there seem to be plenty to go around.  The catalog value will be dropping by two thirds.  I don’t know why I keep buying these.  I was the only bidder at the $5.00 plus $2.50 opening.

 

 

11/27/16

New Mexico, Alamagordo.  1958 50th Anniversary Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $7.50.  A former auction item, offered at an unknown opening bid, now available as a Buy It Now item for just $89.95 plus $6.00 shipping.  This one had just a touch of wear, but was still quite bright in the fields.  Still available two months later.

 

 

11/27/16

Pennsylvania, York.  1966 225th Anniversary Half Dollar.  The more common variety with IN TRADE added to the redemption information on the reverse.  Mintage 25,000.  Catalog value $2.50.  Up for auction at just $1.99, but the postage would be another $3.25.  No one wanted it that first week, but the seller continued offering it at the same start until January 5 when he finally ended the listing unsold.

 

 

11/28/16

Arizona, Lake Havasu City.  1981 London Bridge Dollar.  Oxidized Copper - the most common finish.  Mintage 25,000.  Catalog Value $3.50.  Priced right at a 99¢ plus $1.00 start, this piece did not receive a bid and was, after multiple weekly listings, finally sold on January 17 for the opening bid of 99¢.

 

 

11/28/16

Florida, Ft. Walton Beach.  Undated Billy Bowlegs One Piece Of Eight.  Not currently listed, but probably these Billy Bowlegs tokens will appear in the next edition of the catalog.  Or maybe not.  This one, which was in XF condition, was offered for $9.99 plus $2.67, did not attract a single bid, and was not relisted.   

 

 

11/28/16

Indiana, Salem.  1964 Sesquicentennial Quarter.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $3.50.  This one started off as a $3.00 plus $3.00 postage auction item but did not sell. After a month and a half the seller ended the listing unsold, still at the same price.

 

 

11/28/16

Louisiana, New Orleans.  Undated (1960’s) Jean Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop Ecu. Set of 2, one aluminum the other gilt brass.  Not previously listed, but a candidate for the next edition.  Sold to a single bidder for the opening bid of $5.00 plus $2.50 shipping. 

 

 

11/28/16

Maryland, Westminster.  1964 Bicentennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 10,000.  Catalog value $4.00.  Offered for $4.99 with FREE shipping.  There were no bids and it has been listed ever since at the same price, although now it is a BIN item instead of an auction item.  The current listing ends on February 17.

 

 

11/29/16

Kansas, Lawrence.  1954 Centennial Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $6.00.  Extremely fine to about uncirculated condition, which is about average.  Available for $44.99 Buy It Now, plus $6.00 shipping.  Offered by a coin dealer in Kansas who must have known this is a relatively common item.  There were no bids and it was not relisted.

 

 

11/29/16

Oregon, Clatsop County.  1959 Oregon Centennial Half Dollar.  Mintage 20,000.  Catalog value $3.50.  Sold to a single bidder at the opening price of $6.00 plus $2.60 shipping.

 

 

11/30/16

Indiana, Otterbein. 1972 Centennial Encased Cent.  Standard horseshoe good luck souvenir.  I currently do not list encased cents (except for one from Montana that has a denomination), for simply that reason - they lack a denomination.  But, as one collector pointed out, the encased coin, in this case a 1972-D Lincoln Cent, does.  I currently don’t think town anniversary encased coins should be included in the MTC listing, but who knows - it depends what you guys want.  For now I put them away in my “wannabe” collection.  I tried to win this one, but turned out to be the underbidder.  After a 1¢ plus $2.67 start there were 5 bids: 1¢, $1.25, $1.59, $2.00, my bid at $5.88 and then someone else who bid some higher amount and won it at the next increment over mine, $6.38.

 

 

11/30/16

Rhode Island, Providence.  1961 325th Anniversary Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage.  Catalog value $3.50.  This one with a $6.00 plus $1.00 start did not receive a bid its first week, and has been continually run at the same price ever since.  The current listing ends  February 3.  This appears to be a choice specimen, and this issue can be difficult to find in uncleaned uncirculated condition.

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