MTC's on Ebay November 2019
Oregon, Union. 1978 Centennial Dollar. About Uncirculated. Start $4.95 plus $3.66 shipping. It took a while, but it finally sold to a single bidder on December 22.
Michigan, Farwell Area. 1970 Centennial Half Dollar in Antiqued Brass. Sold to a single bidder for the $10.00 plus $4.00 starting bid.
Michigan, Onaway. 1949 50th Anniversary Quarter. Lot of 10 pieces, all look to be in the typical AU/UNC condition, one with some bad spotting. Start $10.00 plus $4.00 for shipping. After 4 bids by 3 bidders the lot sold for $21.70. A nice buy for someone!
Arizona, Lake Havasu City. 1975 London Bridge Dollar. Extremely Fine condition. The start was $72.00, or you could Buy It Now for $100.00, either way with a $3.00 shipping charge. Besides the price, there were a couple things wrong with this listing - First the seller said it was dated 1971, but the first issue was in 1972. The coin does have the dates 1831 - 1971 on the obverse, but those were the dates the bridge was originally constructed, and the year it was set up in it’s new location in Arizona - and the reverse of the imaged coin is clearly dated 1975. Also the seller notes that this was the first year of issue for the Dollar and the only year there was not a rotary emblem on the coin. The rotary emblem was there in the image, nearly covering the entire reverse. Perhaps the seller put the wrong image in his description. It didn’t matter anyway, because no one bid - at least at first. The next week it came back for a start of $69.00. Then it went to $66.00, $63.00, and $60.00. For the December 9 listing the price was reduced to $57.00 and then to $54.00 - and then an eBay miracle happened… someone bid and took it home for the opening price! I was expecting to be following this coin for the next 3 or 4 months until the price got down to a couple bucks.
Iowa, Emmetsburg. Three issues of their Irish Dollars, 1996, 1997, and 1998. I was the only bidder for the $6.00 plus $3.00 start. Below issue price!
Ohio, Akron. 1925 discount token on purchases from the Akron Truss Co. About Uncirculated with nearly complete luster. Start 99¢ with FREE shipping. There were 8 bids by 4 bidders, and the token sold for $7.83 - which is pretty darn cheap for one this nice!
Ohio, Salem. 1956 150th Anniversary Half Dollar. About Uncirculated and holed. The same one I noted on 12/31/18, still looking for a home. It is an auction item again, and down a bit in price - the start is now $5.75 plus 60¢. A couple weeks later it dropped to $5.39, and then to $5.33, Buy It Now. I’m not sure I have a holed one, so I guess I should buy it. Nope - when looking at it closely, it is clear that it has been very heavily scrubbed with steel wool or some abrasive. There are thousands of tiny scratches everywhere. It’s not for me.
Texas. Undated Silver Texas Dollar, a one ounce advertising silver round of Don Casey Company Inc. The seller had 5 of these, and sold the last one today for the $31.95 plus $4.00 starting price.
Texas. 1980 Texas Dollar, the small nickel-silver variety that looks like a Susan B. Anthony dollar. Start 69¢ plus 69¢ more for shipping. There were 8 bids by 4 bidders and the token sold for $2.55.
California, Lassen County. 1964 Centennial Half Dollar. About Uncirculated. Can’t really tell if it is the broad or narrow letters variety from the photos. Sold to a single bidder for the opening bid of $5.00 with FREE shipping. The seller noted that the token was from Susanville - It was actually spendable across the county, but the issuer, the Lassen County Chamber of Commerce, did have its office in Susanville. I list it as Lassen County because Susanville is not mentioned on the token.
Hawaii. Undated Hawaiian Krown. The seller does not specify, but it looks like the small 32mm version in golden brass. About Uncirculated. Sold to a single bidder for the $9.95 plus $4.06 shipping charge.
Montana. 1965 Montana Territory Centennial “$50 Gold Slug”. Encapsulated and graded MS-65 by NGC. Sold to a single bidder for the $49.99 with FREE shipping start. The same seller then offered another, also encapsulated and graded MS-65 by NGC. When no one bid the seller made it a BIN item for $74.99. That remains available as a BIN item in January. He also placed another example in the same grade as an auction item for $49.99 with FREE shipping. That one remains available as well.
Oregon, LaGrande. 1993 Oregon Trail Centennial Two Dollars in the standard nickel-silver composition. Start $16.00 plus 71¢ postage. Sold to a single bidder who wanted it so badly that he placed another unused bid in case he was outbid!
Wyoming, Casper. 1964 Diamond Jubilee Half Dollar. About Uncirculated. Sold to a single bidder for the opening bid.
Hawaii, Maui. 1959 Statehood Dollar, correct spelling. Sold to a single bidder who took it away for the opening bid of $4.95 plus $2.95.
Arizona, Prescott. Undated Frontier Days 10¢ Bucks. Housed in a Numismatic Conservation Services slab and noted as Genuine. The token - like most survivors of this denomination - shows some light aluminum rust - otherwise the token is About Uncirculated. The holder also states that the token is from the 1900-1915 period. I suspect it is much more modern. The start for this slabbed token was 1¢ plus $3.50 shipping. It attracted 6 bids from 4 bidders and sold for all of $3.50.
New Jersey, Smithville. Undated Historic Town of Smithville Dollar. I don’t know why, but I bought it for the opening bid of $1.99 plus $1.99. I think I have enough of these now!
Ohio, Alliance. 1950 Centennial Half Dollar. About Uncirculated. Start 99¢ plus $3.50. After 3 bids by 2 bidders it sold for $1.73.
Florida, Tallahassee. 1974 Cape Canavaral Florida Dollar in Antique Nickel-Silver Plate. A finish I did not have in my collection. I was the only bidder at the 9.95 plus $3.25 start. I catalog the Copper ones for $4.50 and the Antiqued Copper ones at $3.50. This one I will probably list for $5.00. The seller has at least one more of these, still being offered at the same price as a Buy It Now item two months later.
Illinois, Belvidere. Boone County Sesquicentennial 20¢. Private issue of C & J Coins. This is a slice of a branch or small tree trunk with the bark still attached and the commemorative message printed on it. An ink number (in this case 0234) was added to the C & J Coins side, and the whole piece shellacked. Is this a wooden nickel or a municipal token? A good question. But I liked it, bid, and won it for the opening bid of $2.99 plus $4.06.
Kansas, McPherson. 1970 Centennial Dollar. Edge not described, so no telling which of the 4 variants it was. Start $9.54 with FREE shipping. Sold to a single bidder who placed an additional, unnecessary, bid.
New York, New York City. Hendrik Hudson/Sommers Islands Mule in Copper. Encapsulated and graded MS-66 RD by NGC. Start $9.99 plus $5.00 shipping. Seven bidders placed a total of 24 bids and the item sold for $66.66.
New York, New York City. Hendrik Hudson/Sommers Islands Mule in Silver. Encapsulated and graded MS-67 by NGC. Start $9.99 plus $5.00 shipping. There were 7 bidders vying for this token, offered by the same seller as the previous listing, and they placed 27 bids altogether - sending the selling price up to $111.11. Based on the feedback scores, the same bidder won both coins.
Arizona, Benson. 1940 Benson Annual Rodeo Souvenir Dollar. About Uncirculated. The start was $24.95 with FREE postage. The second bidder took this one home for the bargain price of $26.00.
Kansas, Great Bend. 1972 Centennial Dollar Set in Antiqued Brass and Antiqued Silver, each edge numbered 221. I was the only bidder for the $19.99 plus $2.99 opening bid - even cheaper than the last set I won 6 years ago! (See my listing of 9/25/13).
U. S. Virgin Islands, St. Thomas. 1990 Fort Christian St. Thomas Daler. The start was $2.25 plus $1.50 shipping. It sold to the second bidder for $2.50.
Kansas, Great Bend. 1972 Centennial Dollar Set in Antiqued Brass and Antiqued Silver Plate, encased in a display block of clear lucite. The edges of both are plain. Offered for the same price as the un-lucited set I won yesterday for the opening bid. Well, it happened again, and I won it for the starting bid! When I placed my bid, I assumed it was a set of bronze and silver, but on their arrival I noticed that their edges are not numbered or lettered. That means the antique brass one was the standard issue, but the antique silver color one was either an unlisted silver variety without the edge inscription, or as I suspect, it possibly is a base metal piece with antique silver plating. One of these days I’ll crack it out of the lucite (which is a very tricky operation) and compare the weight of this new one to the standard versions to be certain.
Arizona, Lake Havasu City. Set of 6 London Bridge Dollars, 1972 to 1977. All nice Uncirculated examples. Start $12.99 with FREE shipping. Sold to the second bidder for $13.50.
Colorado. 1959 Rush to the Rockies Centennial 25¢ Gold Poke. Start 99¢, and postage $3.85. There were 3 bids by 3 bidders, and it sold for $4.32.
Ohio, Coshocton. 1961 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar, along with a wooden nickel for the same event. Start $1.99 plus $3.09 postage. Sold to a single bidder. The seller had another set, so he immediately listed it for the same price. That one is available two full months later, still for the same starting bid.
North Dakota. 1964 North Dakota Diamond Jubilee Half Dollars. Ten pieces, 4 different. Includes 3 in Antiqued Bronze, 4 in Nickel Silver, 2 in Antiqued Nickel Silver and a large date variety in Golden Brass. All Uncirculated. These were Buy It Now items with quantity pricing. You could buy 1 set for $22.00, 2 sets for $20.90 each, 3 sets for $20.24 or 4 or more sets for $18.70 each. Postage was $3.63. The seller has more than 10 sets available, but in the last couple months has only sold one set. Still available in February.
Alaska, Fairbanks. 1959 Alaska Statehood Dollar. Graded MS-65 by NGC, and sealed into a plastic slab. Sold to a single bidder for the starting bid of $18.99 plus $4.00 shipping.
Hawaii. 1883-1983 King Kalakaua Centennial Dala. A single specimen removed from a “ring” of 3, encapsulated and graded PF67 DCAM by ANACS. Described on the holder as Die Set-Up Test Strike. Start $65.00 with FREE shipping. No bids and re-offered weekly for the same cost. On January 5 the item was ended with no bids. The same seller is offering another one, also graded PF-67 DCAM by ANACS, that you can purchase for the BIN price of $175 with FREE shipping. That piece is currently being offered with a Make Offer option.
Alaska, Ketchikan. Undated (1967) Dollar from the 49’er Bar And Steak House. Extremely Fine with some edge nicks. Start $3.99 plus 99¢ postage. It sold to the second bidder for $5.01.
Hawaii. “1883” King Kalakaua Akahai Dala in Gold Anodized Aluminum. Signed RHM. About Uncirculated. Sold to a single bidder for the 99¢ plus $3.94 opening bid.
Hawaii, Maui. 1959 Statehood Dollar, correct spelling. Sold to a single bidder for the $3.99 plus 99¢ opening bid.
New York, Warsaw. 1968 Quasquicentennial Half Dollar. Start $3.99 plus $3.00. There were no bids and the token was not relisted.
Oregon, Independence. 1959 Oregon Centennial Leather Buck. I do not plan to add banknote-style Municipal Currency to the catalog anytime soon, but maybe someday. Sold to a single bidder for the $12.95 plus $3.95 start.
Oregon, Lake County. 1959 Oregon Centennial Leather Buck. Staining on the reverse. Start $9.95 plus $3.95. It sold to the second bidder for $10.55.
Virginia, Norton. 1969 75th Anniversary Half Dollar. Extremely Fine. Buy It Now for $35.00 plus $4.61 shipping. After a few weeks it went on sale for 10% off ($31.50) and then was ended “because the item is no longer available. But it came back anyway, once again at $35.00 plus $4.81, and remains available two months later.
Illinois, Chicago. “1878” (1980) Chicago Dollar. Brass version. I was the only bidder and won it for its 99¢ plus 99¢ opening.
Arizona, Flagstaff. Undated Joe Pyland Indian Pow-Wow Dollar. Uncirculated. Sold to a single bidder for the $24.95 with FREE shipping start.
Idaho, Boise. 1933 National Grange Convention Harvest Festival $5.00 EE-Lastic Currency. As noted in other posts, there are no immediate plans to include paper money-style Municipal Currency in the catalog, but I like to monitor their sales so I have some idea of their worth. I did not have this one, but I do now because I was the only bidder willing to put out the $9.95 plus $2.00 the seller want for a start.
Michigan, White Cloud. 1973 Centennial Half Dollars. Lot of 6 in original bags. The Buy It Now price was only $7.99 plus $1.99 postage, but it has been two months and no one has bought them. Still available in February.
Hawaii. 2018 Royal Hawaiian Mint set of 3 125th Anniversary Dalas, all graded MS-70 by NGC. The Queen Liliuokalani and Princess Kaiulani issues are denominated Dala, but the King Kamehameha issue has no denomination, so it is not a MTC. This set of 3 is available for $1,200.00, plus $15.05 for shipping. Still available in February, and currently has a Make Offer option. The seller probably will not sell these, because Modern Coin Mart, the distributor, is also selling these MS-70 sets on Ebay. Their price? $450.00 with FREE shipping. They also have sets that are graded “Gem Proof” by NGC that are priced at $395.00, again with FREE shipping.
Florida, Palm Beach. 1976/77 Kiwanis Club Sand Dollar in Nickel-Silver. Start $2.99 plus $3.50. Sold to a single bidder who placed another bid just in cast there was competition - there wasn’t - and it sold for the opening price.
Iowa, Newell. 1969 Centennial Commemorative Half Dollar. Start $9.99 plus 89¢ postage. Two weeks later the seller lowered his start to $9.74, but that did not work and the lot was ended without a bid.
Nevada, Las Vegas. “1898” Las Vegas Coin. Entertainment Capital. Gilt Brass. Start $6.50 plus $3.50 postage. No bids right away, but on the 4th of December it sold to a single bidder.
Pennsylvania, Lebanon. 1962 50th Anniversary Half Dollar. July 6 redemption date with incuse lettering variety. Extremely Fine. I was the only bidder for the $9.99 plus 89¢ opening bid. Quite scarce! Whattadeal!
Nebraska, Hubbard. Undated Geno’s Hubbard Buck. Private issue for Geno’s Bar. Start 99¢ plus $5.57 postage. Does not commemorate anything, so unlistable. Sold to a single bidder for the 99¢ plus $5.57 opening bid.
West Virginia, Weston. 1967 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar. An uncirculated example, but with a $14.99 plus $4.00 start. After two more weeks it went down to $12.99 plus $4.00, then $9.99 plus $4.00. For the week ending December 23, the start went down to $7.99 plus $4.00 and when nobody bid, the item was ended unsold. It came back as part of a 4 piece lot of West Virginia exonumia for a start of $10.99 plus $4.00 and finally sold for the opening price a few weeks later.
Alaska, Ketchikan. 1971 Gateway to Adventure Two Bucks. Sold to a single bidder who placed two bids, but won this item for the opening of $3.99 plus $4.75.
Alaska, Matanuska Valley. 1963-1965 Thirtieth Anniversary Dollar. The start was $3.99 plus $4.75, and one bidder placed three bids for this piece, but winning it for the opening price..
Alaska, North Pole. Undated (1966) Farthest North Rodeo Cold Buck, Nickel Silver. No mention of edge variety. One bidder placed two bids and won this item for the opening bid of $3.99 plus $4.75. The same bidder (based on feedback number) won this and the previous two lots - hopefully saving himself a lot of money on the high postage fees.
Alaska, North Pole. 1966 Santa Claus House Dollar. Sold to a single bidder for the $3.99 plus $4.75 opening bid.
Alaska, Fairbanks. 1959 Statehood Dollar. Standard gilt variety in a hard plastic holder. Sold to a single bidder for the $5.69 plus $2.99 opening bid.
Alaska, Fairbanks. 1959 Statehood Dollar. Up/up (medal) orientation, and looks gold plated-which is usual for the up/up pieces. Encapsulated and graded MS-65 by NGC. Start $18.95 plus $4.75 shipping. No bids. Not relisted immediately, but when it returned it was with a slightly lower $18.00 start. This did the trick, because on January 20 it sold to a single bidder for the opening bid.
Montana. 1864 Montana Territory “$50” Slug, un-numbered version. Start $20.00 plus $1.25 shipping. No bids, but the seller continued offering it - now as a BIN item until December 23 when someone bought it.
Montana. 1864 Montana Territory “$50” Slug, un-numbered version. This one in a NGC slab describing it as a So-Called Dollar and grading it MS-65. Not as nice as the previous “raw” example. Start $44.99 plus $4.75 shipping. There were no bids, and it was not relisted. Ebay suggested another one, also in a NGC slab, but graded MS-64 that was available as a Buy It Now item for just $195.00 plus $4.06 shipping. That listing brought up another Buy It Now example to consider - again a MS-64 NGC item described as a So-Called Dollar that was available for a more reasonable $94.95 with FREE shipping. Boy, considering the prices, these must be rare son-of a-guns! Maybe not though, because when I searched for this specific issue there turns out to be 13 of them on Ebay right now, all uncirculated, and all but 4 in NGC slabs. The cheapest one was a raw example ending on January 19, starting at $8.95 plus $3.50 - still without a bid. Then I checked out the NGC Census and found that they had encapsulated 13 of them so far, in grades of MS-62 (1) to MS-65 (2). It seems odd that such a large percentage of them are available for sale in one place at this particular moment. That would leave no more than 4 NGC slabbed ones that are already in So-Called Dollar, Slug Replica, Montana or other collections. I find that odd. I know that many collectors have a copy of this common medallion in their collection already. Maybe, like me, most collectors would prefer to have a raw example in their own collection over a slabbed one.
Alabama, Huntsville. 1955 Sesquicentennial Confederate Dollar Note, Good for 25¢ in Cash or Trade. I do not list banknote-style anniversary good-fors yet, but they seem to me to be the same as the coin-style issues, and bound for inclusion someday… along with the wooden ones! Anyway I thought This Confederate One Dollar note reproduction was neat - especially since it had only a 25¢ redemption value - and I put in a wild-guess $21.88 last minute bid, expecting to win it for much less since it had only risen to $6.78 with 4 bids after a $1.99 plus 55¢ start during its week on Ebay. But, as so often happens, I was wrong again! At the exact same time I placed my bid, one of the previous bidders bid even more, and won it for a 50¢ advance over my bid!
California, Morro Bay. 1970 Centennial Dollar. Start just $28.00 with the shipping $2.89 more. When nobody bid during the first week, the seller ended his listing unsold.
Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. 1926 Treasure Island Doubloon in Extremely Fine Condition. Tiny edge nick. Most common 2-sided variety. The start was 99¢ plus $3.50. After 9 bids by just 2 bidders it sold for $10.55.
Washington, Seattle. 1962 Century 21 World’s Fair Dollar - 3 varieties. Included the very scarce nickel-silver version and 2 of the die varieties of the usual golden brass one. Start $21.00 plus $3.25 shipping. I won it as the second bidder for $26.00. Cheap!
Idaho, Boise. 1933 National Grange Convention Harvest Festival 20 Bucks EE-Lastic Currency. A banknote style MTC. Not currently listed, but these paper items probably will be in some future edition. Start $7.95 plus $2.00 shipping. I won it for $9.00 as just the second bidder.
Ohio, Fostoria. 1975 Central Fire Station Dedication Half Dollar. Lot of 7 uncirculated pieces, one badly corroded. Somehow I was able to win this $6.99 plus $4.50 start lot for just $10.75 as only the second bidder. Quite a different story than the only other time I have come across this issue, back in February 2016!
Ohio, Tiffin. 1967 Sesquicentennial Souvenir Half Dollars. Lot of 10 - 8 Uncirculated, 2 About Uncirculated. Start $6.99 plus $4.50 shipping. Sold to the second bidder for $10.75.
Hawaii. 1976 Aloha Dollar, Cradle of Liberty variety. Start $2.25 plus $1.50 shipping. After 11 bids by 5 bidders it sold for $17.01.
Hawaii. 1984 Queen Lilioukalani Bronze Statehood Dala, lot of 2 Proof or Proof-like pieces. Start $3.00 with FREE shipping. Sold for $12.62 after 8 bids by 5 bidders. Cheap - but you had to read the whole description to realize that this sale was for a lot of 2 pieces.
Iowa, Pella. 1981 Dutch Dollar. Start just 99¢ plus $3.99 shipping. Nobody spotted it until its fourth week on ebay and then it sold for $2.40 after 9 bids by 2 bidders.
Iowa, Pella. 1987 Dutch Dollar. Start a very low 20¢ plus $3.99 shipping. After 2 weeks with no bid it dropped to a 1¢ start, and when nobody was willing bid a penny, the lot was ended unsold.
Montana. 1964 Territorial Centennial Dollar in Sterling Silver. Encapsulated and graded MS-65 by NGC. This is a BIN item, still available, for $70.00 with FREE shipping. Another of these, every bit as nice but not encapsulated is available for a BIN price of $26.99 with FREE shipping - and it includes a copy of the standard nickel-silver edition in the deal as well.
Alaska, North Pole. 1963 Santa Claus House Dollar in Silver. Start $19.99 with FREE shipping. When no one bid this or the following week, the item was ended unsold.
Kansas, Independence. 1970 Centennial Dollar. Sold to a single bidder for the $5.60 plus 95¢ opening bid.
Iowa, Cascade. 1984 Centennial Dollar. I was the only bidder at the $4.99 with FREE shipping start. I think I won’t be bidding an these anymore, now that I have more than 10 duplicates. Still, I think this was a bargain!
Kansas, El Dorado. 1971 Centennial Dollar in Antiqued Bronze. Start $5.55 plus $3.95 shipping. When no one bid, it was made a BIN item for $4.95 plus the same $3.95 shipping. The next week the item appeared as a bid item starting at $3.95 plus $3.95, and sold to a single bidder for that price.
Michigan, Grayling. 1949 Camp Grayling Canoe Championship Quarter. About Uncirculated. Sold to a single bidder for the opening bid of $11.99 plus 50¢ shipping.
North Dakota, Bismarck. 1961 Dakota Territory Centennial Half Dollar, Trail West Outdoor Drama Half Dollar. About Uncirculated. Sold to a single bidder for the $3.99 with FREE shipping start.
Pennsylvania, Indiana. 1966 SesquiCentennial Souvenir Dollar in Silver Clad. Still in its original Franklin Mint cardboard display holder. Start $4.95 plus $2.95 shipping. When no one bid it was relisted as a BIN item at the same price until January 3 when the listing was ended because “the item is no longer available”.
West Virginia, Kanawha County. 1963 West Virginia Centennial Half Dollar. Uncirculated, but with a spot or two. Start 99¢ plus $3.50 shipping. After 5 bids by 3 bidders it sold for $5.00.
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