MTCs on Ebay October, 2017
South Dakota, Gary. 1972 Centennial Half Dollar. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $10.00. Sold to a single bidder at the opening bid of $11.22 ($15.00 Canadian) with Free Shipping.
Hawaii, Honolulu. 1992 Honolulu Dala in .999 Fine Silver, by the Royal Hawaiian Mint. Unknown mintage. Not previously cataloged. Proof or Proof-Like, priced at $49.99 plus $3.25. No bids, and still available as a Buy It Now item almost 3 month later - but now it has the “Make Offer” option.
Wyoming, Cheyenne. 1961 Home of Frontier Days Remit for a Glass of Cheer in our 50th Year token from the Plains Hotel. Close to a MTC as it mentions the Frontier Days celebration, but it is for the 50th Anniversary of the Hotel - not the 50th Anniversary of the Frontier Days Celebration- and just states that Cheyenne is the “Home of Frontier Days”. I don’t think I’ll list it, but I had to have it. Must be pretty scarce (it is the first one I remember seeing) as it sold for $45.00 after a $19.95 start and 5 bids from 4 bidders.
Iowa, Emmetsburg. 1988 Irish Dollar. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $3.00. Up for bid starting at $4.99 plus $1.00 shipping. Listed for 4 additional weeks at this opening bid, then made a Buy It Now item at the same price. It remains available at the same cost, with the current listing ending on December 12.
Virginia, Lynchburg. Undated (1936) Sesquicentennial Dollar (on a $10 purchase). Private issue for McGeehee Furniture Co. Unknown mintage. Not previously cataloged. This Extremely Fine specimen had a $9.99 plus $2.25 start and sold for a very impressive $124.35 after 11 bids by 3 bidders. It was mostly a bidding war between 2 bidders that ended at $121.85, and then a new bidder came along and won it for the next bid increment when there were just 4 seconds left! Lynchburg’s Sesquicentennial was also the occasion for the issuance of a United States Commemorative Half Dollar.
Hawaii. 2010 Princess Kaiulani 1/10 Ounce Hapaumi Dala. Unknown mintage. Not previously cataloged. Nice Proof or Proof-Like condition in plastic capsule and box. Offered for $50.00 plus $7.15 shipping Buy It Now. The seller notes that he has 5 available for purchase.The same coin that the Royal Hawaiian Mint currently offers for $20 singly, or in a set of 5 in the same 1/10 ounce size, but with different monarchs, for $89.00.
(Ohio), Lake County. 1940 Lake County Jubilee Dime. Made of cardboard. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $7.50. This one has been available for a while now, and unfortunately, I have lost the price it started at - but it was higher than the current Buy It Now price of $30.99 with FREE shipping. Still available with the present listing ending on December 28. This example is a little chipped up around the rim, but still presentable.
(New York, New York). 1986 Statue of Liberty birthday Dollars. Set of 6 without the commemorative booklet. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $3.50 each - $20.50 for the set. Up for bid starting at $19.90 plus $5.00. No bids. Listed for an additional week with no action, so the seller ended the listing.
Florida, Greater Pompano Beach. 1958 Golden Jubilee Half Dollar. Mintage 5,000. Catalog value $6.00. The $3.99 plus $1.10 start apparently didn’t tempt anyone the first week it was on Ebay, but during the second week it sold to a single bidder.
Kansas, Clyde. 1966 Centennial Half Dollar. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $6.50. Offered for a single week at a seemingly reasonable $3.99 plus $1.10 shipping. No bids. Not relisted.
Pennsylvania, Chambersburg. 1953 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $6.50. About Uncirculated, as usual. Offered for $35.00 with FREE shipping. It is still available - the current listing ends on December 21 - and is on a big sale…65% off, or $12.25. Whatta deal!
Hawaii. Hawaiian Scenic Dalas, #1-5, 1988-1989, Including two varieties of #3. Issues #1 and 2 did not have a denomination, so do not qualify as MTCs. They had a mintage of 5,000 each - the later ones (they went to #10-this is not a complete set) were produced in a quantity of 2,500 each - except for one of the two varieties of #3, of which only 300 pieces were made. I cataloged the standard issues from #3 onwards for $17.50 each (too cheap these days for one ounce silver pieces), and the rarer version of #3 for $35.00. This set of 6, in a nice heavy plastic holder, was offered for a $224.99 plus $4.00 start, but no one bid and the seller chose not to relist the tokens.
Nevada, Boulder City. 1978 Boulder Barter Buck. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $6.50. This example had a $7.50 plus $2.75 start, and lasted only two more days after its first week on Ebay before the seller decided to end his listing unsold.
Western Antarctica, Siple Island. 2008 25 Western Antarctic Cents. Mintage 200. Not previously listed. This fantasy coin, issued for a currently uninhabitated area in Antarctica is potentially included in the listing as it is located in Marie Byrd Land, which is not currently claimed by the United States, but the only time people lived there was in 1973-1988 when Stanford University maintained Siple Station as a research facility. Kind of a tenuous attachment to the U.S.. I probably won’t list it as it is more like a regular issue fantasy coin than an MTC. It doesn’t quite commemorate anything either - one side pictures and names a dolphin gull, and mentions wildlife protection. Considering this as I type this listing up, I do not think it is listable. I bought it, though, - and cheap. I was the only bidder at its 99¢ plus $1.99 shipping opening price.
Vermont, Bennington. 1961 Bicentennial Half Dollar. Mintage 10,000. Catalog value $4.00. Sold to a single bidder at the $5.00 plus $3.00 opening bid.
Washington, Walla Walla. 1959 Centennial 59¢ Buck. Mintage 10,000. Catalog value $5.00. This one, in Extremely Fine condition, was available for an $8.00 with FREE shipping opening bid. Listed until the end of the month without a bid.
No location. Undated Abraham Lincoln Trial Dollar. Part of a series featuring various presidents. This one was cheaper than the JFK variety I discussed last month. Once again I was the only bidder - but this time it cost me only $4.99 plus $3.05. Just documenting these - they won’t be listed as MTCs.
Connecticut, Waterbury. 1924 250th Anniversary Half Dollar Discount Token. Private issue of the Upson, Singleton Company. Unknown mintage, but not scarce. Not previously listed, but it is in the draft for the new edition at $6.50. Graded AU-50 and sealed up in one of those little plastic coin-coffins by NGC. Originally an auction item at a $49.95 start, it is now a BIN item at the same cost. For the current listing, ending December 24, it on sale for 15% off - $42.46.
Nevada, Las Vegas. 1972 Helldorado Days Good for One Snort at the Elk’s Saloon Token struck in Silver. Unknown mintage. Not previously cataloged, and quite debatable as to if the Helldorado Days tokens ever will be included. This dollar-size sterling silver piece started at 99¢ and ended up selling for $22.49 after 15 bids by 4 bidders.
Hawaii, Kauai. 1974 Kauai Dollar struck in Sterling Silver. Variety with one pair of petroglyphs to either side of the shrine. The seller did not note that this was struck in silver. The start was $4.50 plus $3.00 and it sold (to me) for $12.00 after 9 bids from 4 bidders.
Michigan, Albion. 1982 Festival of the Forks Two Dollars. Mintage 1,045. Catalog value $6.50. Sold to a single bidder at the $4.99 plus $2.75 opening bid.
Ohio, Newcomerstown. 1964 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar. Mintage 2,500. Catalog value $4.00. The start was $4.99 with $2.75 more required for postage. No bids. Not relisted.
Texas , Corpus Christi. 1947 Buccaneer Days 25 and 50 Cent Tokens. The 25 Cent was the Large Letters variety. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $7.50 each. They were a part of 5 Corpus Christi tokens which also included two modern non MTC medals and a Masonic Penny. I was the only bidder at the$19.95 plus $4.50 start. Perhaps I paid too much for them as duplicates, but these Buccaneer Days tokens don’t show up very often anymore. Twenty years ago there was a little group of them available, but they seem to be pretty well disbursed now.
New York, New York City. 1973 American World’s Fair $1,000 Display Space Discount Token. Unknown mintage. Not previously cataloged. Offered for $6.00 plus $2.00 shipping. No bids and still available for the same price, with the current listing ending December 9.
Alaska, Nome. 1967 Alaska Purchase Centennial Dollar, private issue for McAlpine’s Fur Trading Post. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $3.50. Offered for $9.99 with FREE shipping. No bids, not relisted.
Alaska, North Pole. 1967 Santa Claus House Dollar. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $4.00. This example started at 99¢ plus $2.50 and sold for $1.82 after 2 bids.
Oregon. Four 1959 Centennial Half Dollars - Arlington (no smoke), Creswell, Madras, and The Dalles. Mintage 2,500, 5,000, 5,000, and 10,000. Catalog value $5.00, $3.50, $3.50 and $3.00 for a total of $15.00. All look Uncirculated, except for maybe the Creswell token which might be only About Uncirculated. The start was $19.95 plus $3.00 shipping. After 10 bids by 4 bidders, the lot sold for an impressive $42.28.
Minnesota, Virginia. 1958 State Centennial Iron Nickel. Mintage 40,000. Catalog value $2.50. Also cataloged as a So-Called Dollar as HK-518a. This especially choice Uncirculated piece was accompanied by a typewritten note stating the token was legal tender in Virginia until September 1. The start was $4.00 plus $3.00 shipping. It sold for $6.50 after 4 bids by 3 bidders.
New York, New York. 1909 Hudson Fulton Daalder muled with Sommers Island. A lead or similar material cast of the 1960’s fantasy! Priced at a $12.99 plus $3.00 start. No bids. Not relisted.
New York, New York. 1886 Statue of Liberty Birthday Dollar. Type with six models for the statue. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $3.50. The start was set at $7.99 plus $2.25 shipping. After a month as an auction item, it was made a BIN item at the same cost. Still available today, with the current listing ending on December 26.
Kansas. 1961 Official Centennial Coins for the city of Abilene and Wichita County. Both scarce issues. Unknown mintage. Not previously cataloged individually. The pair of tokens started at $7.00 plus $2.80 and ended up at $72.65 after 5 bids by 7 bidders. Not a bad price for these two pieces!
Kansas. 1961 Official Centennial Coins from Brown and Wyandotte Counties. Brown is a bit scarce, but Wyandotte is one of the most abundant of the County issues. Unknown mintage. Not previously cataloged individually. Sold to a single bidder at the $7.00 plus $2.80 opening bid.
Hawaii, Kona Coast. 1979 Kona Coast Dollar. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $3.00. Opening bid was $9.95, and postage $3.00 more. Not surprisingly it did not sell, and it is still available (now as a BIN item) at the same price. The current listing ends on December 26.
Oregon, Bend. 1959 Oregon Centennial Half Dollar. Mintage 2,500. Catalog value $6.00. This nice example started at 99¢ plus $2.75 shipping. After 8 bids by 5 bidders, it sold for $6.50.
Hawaii. 1991 Princess Kaiulani Princess Dala with Queen Liliuokalani / First Day of Issue Counterstamp. Mintage 340 pieces. Available as a BIN item for $195.00 plus $5.50 shipping. This piece has 21 watchers, but so far no one has spent the big bucks. The price seems reasonable because the Royal Hawaiian Mint offers the same issue for $225.00. Still available as of December 20.
Kansas. 1961 Official Centennial Coin for Cloud County. Not one of the rare ones. Graded MS-67 and encapsulated by NGC. Offered for a start of $69.00 with FREE shipping. Still available over 2 months later for the same cost, but now as a BIN item.
California, Coloma. Undated private issue Camp Coloma Dime mentioning the beginning of the California Gold Rush in 1848. Unknown mintage. Not previously listed. I don’t think this is listable, but it is close to a private issue MTC. It was offered for $14.99 with FREE shipping. No bids. By the end of the month it had dropped to $13.99, then it went down to $12.99 and someone bid - twice - and won it for the opening bid.
Pennsylvania, Dallastown. 1966 Centennial Half Dollar struck in Gilt Brass. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $3.50. The start was just $1.00 and the postage $3.00 more. There were no bids, and it went unnoticed until December 6 when the seller ended the listing unsold.
Texas. “1836” Republic of Texas Dollar. The one I mentioned in June. According to Ebay it finally sold for the $2,150 Buy It Now price. Wow! I thought it was a $200 - $300 item!
Hawaii. “1891” Queen Liliuokalani Akahi Dala, in the style of the Huth Medallion, signed HPM below the globe on the reverse. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $20.00. As noted by the seller, this example shows some light abrasions on either side, but otherwise presents the typical cameo Proof appearance of this issue. After a $19.99 plus $2.61 start, it attracted 6 bids by 3 bidders and ended up selling for $35.00.
New York, Sidney. 1967 Fire Station Dedication Half Dollar. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $5.00. This one had a $6.95 plus $2.99 start and did not find a bidder during its single week on Ebay.
Ohio, Tiffin-Seneca. 1967 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $4.00. This was an unattractive spotty XF/AU example which had a start of $10.99 and a postal charge of 50¢. Of course there were no bids at this price level, and it has been available at the same price ever since. The current listing ends on February 8.
Iowa, Oxford. 1969 Centennial Dollar. Mintage 1,000. Catalog value $7.50. This one unfortunately priced at $14.99 plus an extremely high $5.03 for postage was listed unsuccessfully until December 18th, with no interest shown by bidders.
Michigan, Marquette. 1949 Centennial Quarter. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $5.00. XF/AU condition, which is typical. Priced at a $4.99 with FREE shipping start, this one lasted for about 6 weeks at this start, and then was made a Buy It Now item for $2.99, still with FREE shipping, but the item was withdrawn during its first week at this new price because “the item is no longer available”.
Montana, West Yellowstone. 1980 Trade Dollar. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $5.00. This one was priced at a very high $16.75, but was offered with FREE shipping. When it did not sell, the seller raised the start to $17.76 for a couple weeks. Then it went down to a $17.32 start, which didn’t work either. For December the start was made $19.78, and for the listing ending today, December 20, the start dropped to just $19.21. I don’t know what some of these Ebay sellers are thinking!
Indiana, Greensburg. 1959 Centennial Half Dollar. Mintage 3,000. Catalog value $7.50. This was a very nice specimen which started off at $3.99 plus $1.10 shipping. After 2 bids, it sold for $8.38.
Iowa, Pella. 21 Different Dutch Dollars, 1971 through 1993, missing only the 1989 and 1991 issues. The 1972 was the nickel-silver variety. Catalog values range from $3.00 to $7.50, totaling $110.00. The start was $18.50 plus $6.50 postage, and I won this group for the give-away price of $25.05 after 3 bids by 3 different bidders.
New York, Albany County. 1959 Hudson-Champlain Celebration Half Dollar. Mintage 25,000. Catalog value $3.50. Started at $1.00 with a shipping charge of 49¢, this token attracted 6 bids from 3 bidders, and sold for $4.52.
Ohio, Hamilton. 1966 175th Anniversary Dollar. Mintage 1,800. Catalog value $6.00. This nice piece received no bids despite its reasonable $3.99 plus $1.00 start. Listed for only a single week. Another example, by a different seller, closed a week later. This one had a start of only 95¢ plus $2.95 shipping. This lot caught the fancy of 5 bidders, who among them placed 7 bids, sending the selling price to $5.50. The earlier one didn’t sell for a total cost of $4.99, and this one brought $8.45 and attracted 7 bids. Ebay sellers should take note of this - start your items with a low price, and it may well sell for more than if you had a high start price.
Ohio, Salem. 1956 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $6.00. This one looked About Uncirculated, or nearly so and had a reasonable $4.99 with FREE shipping start. There were no bids and it is still available at the same cost, but as a BIN item, two months later.
Pennsylvania, Huntingdon. 1967 Bicentennial Half Dollar. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $7.50. Start was - are you ready for this? - $99.99 but the postage was FREE - which didn’t really help sell it because it is still available for the same cost, but now as a BIN item, two months later. Offered by an Ebay seller that notes that they have been in business as a coin/jewelry shop for nearly 40 years.
Hawaii, Honolulu. 1990 Honolulu Dala by the Royal Hawaiian Mint with the Liliuokalani/ Grand Opening counterstamp. Mintage reported by the Mint as 450. Earlier reports indicated a mintage of 850 pieces Not previously cataloged by me with the counterstamp. Choice Proof or Proof-Like condition in capsule and RHM box. Still available as a BIN item for $110.00 with FREE shipping as of December 21. The same piece can currently be purchased from the Royal Hawaiian Mint for $159.00.
Hawaii, Honolulu. 1974 Hawaii Dollar. High wave, pebbled surface variety, unnumbered in oxidized bronze. Originally an auction lot, this piece is now a Buy It Now item for $18.88 plus $2.61 postage, but I don’t think anyone is going to buy it. Still available at the same cost two months later.
Kansas. 1961 Official Centennial Coin for Sumner County. Unknown mintage, but in the average range of scarcity for this series. Not previously cataloged individually. This example slightly circulated and a bit dirty. Offered for a start of $4.99 plus $2.69 shipping. After two weeks the start was lowered a bit, to $4.49, then $4.29, then $3.99, $3.69, $3.49 and finally it was made made a Buy It Now item for $2.99 plus $2.69 shipping. It's still out there - the current listing ends on January 13.
Michigan, Jones. Undated (1976) U. S. Bicentennial Quarter. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $7.50. This XF/AU example was put up for bid starting at $5.00 plus a noteworthy $7.15 for shipping. When it didn’t sell, the seller did what any good Ebay seller does and raised the price. This time to $9.99, Buy It Now, and still plus that remarkable $7.15 shipping. It is still available, with the current end date of December 24, but now the seller has chosen to add the Make Offer option.
Alaska, Nome. McAlpine’s Fur Trading Post Alaska Centennial Dollar. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $3.50. The start for this one was $9.95 plus $2.75 shipping. With no bids forthcoming, after another week the item was lowered to a $5.95 plus just 99¢ shipping start, and it sold right away to a single bidder.
Oregon, Roseburg. 1959 Oregon Centennial Half Dollar. Mintage 12,500. Catalog value $3.00. It had FREE shipping, but the start was $8.00. It was relisted every week, until December 16 when finally someone bid and won it for the opening price. The seller did describe it as “Good for 59¢ in Trade”, and mentioned that it was the nickel-silver variety (the goldene one is RARE), but I don’t think that affected the sale.
Arizona, Lake Havasu City. 1972 and 1973 London Bridge Dollars. Mintage 25,000 each. Catalog value $4.00 for the 1972 and $10.00 for the 1973. The pair started at $5.00 plus $2.80 shipping, and ended up at $12.50 after 6 bids by 3 bidders.
Kansas. 1961 Official Centennial Coins for Shawnee and Washington Counties. The Washington County issue is somewhat scarce, but the Shawnee is quite common. The pair were offered for a start of $9.99 plus $2.80. There were no bids, and the lot was not relisted.
Minnesota, Lanesboro. 1969 Centennial Half Dollar. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $6.00. Offered for a start of $5.00 plus $3.00 shipping. There were no bids and the item was not relisted.
South Dakota, Sturgis - Bear Butte State Park. 1976 U. S. Bicentennial Quarter. Unknown mintage. Catalog value either $3.00 or $5.00, depending on the orientation - which could not be determined from the photos. After a start of 99¢ plus $1.99, this XF/AU token sold for $3.25. There were 3 bids each from a different bidder.
Hawaii, Maui. 2007 Maui Trade Dollar. Authorized Mintage 115,000. Too new to be in the last catalog. This was set with a $3.99 with FREE shipping start, received no bids at first, but then, on November 12, it sold to a single bidder at the opening price.
Hawaii, Honolulu. 1991 Honolulu Dala, a one ounce silver Royal Hawaiian Mint issue. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $15.00, back in the days of $7.00 silver. This choice Proof or Proof-Like piece had a $24.99 plus $3.25 opening bid…which was not met. The item was not relisted.
Hawaii. 1984 Queen Liliuokalani Admission Day Dala, struck in .999 Silver. Mintage 10,000. Catalog Value $17.50. This one in Proof or Proof-Like Condition, with Certificate of Authenticity and still housed in the pouch of issue. Numbered 5646 on the edge. Won by the lone bidder who placed two bids, the second being unnecessary. The starting bid was $24.99 plus $3.25 shipping. A common issue, but not a bad price for this pretty one ounce silver coin!
Michigan, Reed City. 1950 Diamond Jubilee Quarter. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $4.00. The start for this XF/AU (typical) specimen was $9.99 with FREE shipping. It sold for $10.50 after 2 bids by as many bidders.
California, Vernon. Undated Vernon Country Club Days of “49” Buck, Good for Two Bits in Trade. Unknown mintage. Not previously cataloged. I have resisted listing this token because it is a private issue - but now I list so many Days of 49 celebration tokens from various places that this seems to fit better. This XF example (typical) had a 99¢ plus $2.75 start and ended up selling for $11.61 after 7 bids by 6 bidders.
New York, Sackets Harbor. 1991 Chamber of Commerce Dollar. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $6.50. This piece sold for $4.75 after two bids and a $4.50 start.
North Dakota, Jamestown. 1972 Fort Seward Centennial Half Dollar. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $5.00. About Uncirculated, and somewhat tarnished. The start was $7.50 plus $1.00 shipping. No bids. After two weeks it became a BIN item at the same price. For the listing ending December 6, the BIN price was reduced to $5.00. Two weeks later it was reduced even more - to $3.99 plus $1.00 Buy It Now, and when it still didn’t sell, the seller ended his listing.
Arizona, Lake Havasu City. Group of 6 London Bridge Dollars: 1972, 1974, 1978, 1981, 1986/87, and 1987/88. All nice Uncirculated examples. Total catalog value $26.50. The 1981 was the bright copper version with a mintage of c.2,500, the 1987/88 was the scarcer oxidized brass version with a mintage of 5,000 pieces, the others all the regular issues. The lot started at just $5.99 with FREE shipping and sold for a bargain $15.02 after 7 bids by 3 bidders.
California, Los Angeles. Undated Souvenir Dollar of Los Angeles. Generally looking like a Peace Dollar, but in a huge 72mm size, so really too large to be considered a MTC. One side - the reverse - says Souvenir Dollar Of Los Angeles, which would be an acceptable inscription for an MTC, but the other side says Lucky Dollar, which would exclude it from the listing. I don’t know, I probably will not list it. This silvered base metal piece had a $9.99 plus $4.36 start but did not receive a bid. Not relisted.
Illinois, Watseka. 1967 Centennial Half Dollar. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $6.50. Up for bid starting at $6.95 plus $3.00 postage. When it did not sell the seller raised the price to $8.95 plus $3.00 and made it a BIN item. It remains available at that price, with the current listing slated to end on January 1.
Montana, Fort Benton. 1971 (1972) 125th Anniversary Dollar, Unnumbered version. Mintage 14,000. This was an unusual piece, with the coloration of a worn specimen, but not showing significant wear. There are obvious flaws through the B of Fort Benton on the obverse, and in the wreath at about 3:30 on the reverse. Because of this I suspect it is a cast counterfeit - and I think I have seen another one around someplace. There were 8 bids by 2 bidders, one of them me. It started out at $5.00 with FREE shipping, but I maxed out at $15.88, and the other guy won it for 12¢ more - $16.00! Close, but not a winner - it would have been nice to inspect the piece in person.
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