Municipal Tokens on Ebay September 2013

 

9/1/13

Connecticut, Haddam. 1962 300th Anniversary Half Dollar. Data on starting price and number of bids mysteriously missing from Ebay, but it sold for $3.88 plus $1.00 shipping. Mintage 3,000 and catalog value $6.50.

 

9/3/13

Hawaii. 1998 Midway Dala set. Includes the relatively common silver plus the much scarcer goldene and 1/10 ounce gold versions. This set in its plush case of issue, proof. Opening bid was $150.00 with FREE shipping. There were 7 bids and it sold for $227.50 - which seems about right.

 

9/3/13

Illinois, Warsaw. 1962 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar. Choice uncirculated - an issue typically found in circulated grades. Catalog value $5.00 in its typical XF/AU condition and easily worth double that if it is fully brilliant uncirculated - like this one. Start was $1.00 plus 65¢ shipping. There were 6 bids and it ended at $6.50, which is still a very good price.

 

9/3/13

Indiana, Bedford/Lawrence County. 1968 Centennial Half Dollar. This example in a NGC slab and graded MS64. Available for bid at $16.00 or Buy It Now for $22.00, but there were no bids, so no one had to pay the reasonable $2.85 shipping. Catalog on this one is $3.50.

 

9/3/13

Kansas, El Dorado. 1965 50 Years of Oil Half Dollar. Somewhat scarce and usually found in circulated condition. Catalog $5.00. This example was graded MS64 and was in a NGC slab. Priced at a start of 18.00 plus $2.85 shipping, it sold to a single bidder.

 

9/3/13

Michigan, Lakeview. 1967 Centennial Half Dollar. Starting price was $7.95 plus $2.00 shipping. When it received no bids, the seller reduced the starting price to $4.95 plus the $2.00 shipping. When it didn't sell after three additional weeks, the listing was ended.

 

9/3/13

Nevada, Sparks. 1966 Fourth of July Celebration Half Dollar. Numbered variety. Scarce, with a catalog value of $7.50. Start was 99¢ plus $2.00 shipping. This one was a bargain at $3.50 after two bids.

 

9/3/13

New Jersey, Vineland. 1961 Centennial Half Dollar. Graded MS64 and slabbed in a NGC holder. This issue with a 5,000 mintage catalogs for $4.50. Offered for $17.00 opening bid or $23 Buy it Now. Postage was $2.85. No sale.

 

9/3/13

Pennsylvania, Linglestown. 1965 Bicentennial Half Dollar. Choice example graded MS65 in a NGC plastic slab. Offered for an opening bid of $18.00 or a Buy It Now price of $26.00 - either option with a $2.85 fee for shipping. No bids. Catalog value $5.00.

 

9/3/13

Washington, Yakima. 1967 25th Annual Central Washington Fair Half Dollar. Graded MS64 and slabbed in a NGC holder. This issue catalogs for just $3.00. Offered for $17.00 opening bid or $23 Buy it Now. Postage was $2.85. No sale. There were no bids on any of the slabbed MTCs offered by Ebay seller Whitehead4 tonight. Watch his listings, though, as he often comes up with real treasures!

 

9/4/13

Delaware, Middletown. 1961 Centennial Half Dollar. Low mintage of 1,000 and one of only two types of MTCs from Delaware. Catalog $7.50. The opening bid was $14.99 with FREE shipping, and it attracted two bids, selling for $17.27. The selling price seems a little high, but it appeared to be an especially choice uncirculated example - it's hard to tell from a photo, but it looks to me that it would probably grade at least MS66.

 

9/4/13

Illinois, Lanark. 1961 Centennial Half Dollar. A little scarcer issue, cataloging at $6.00. This one was offered for $15.00 with free shipping. There were no bids. Relisted at $13.00 for two weeks, still with no interest. Then it was lowered to $12.50 for a few weeks until the seller gave up and ended the listing without a sale on October 16.

 

9/4/13

Kansas, Elkhart. 1961 State Centennial Half Dollar. Mintage 3,500 and catalog value of $4.00. Offered for $14.99 with free shipping. There were no bids. Relisted at $12.99 for two weeks, still with no interest. Then it was lowered to $11.99 for a few weeks until the seller gave up and ended the listing without a sale on October 16.

 

9/4/13

Kansas, Russell. 1961 State Centennial, Town 90th Anniversary Half Dollar. Mintage 3,500 with a catalog value of $4.00 (up to $5.00 in the next edition). Choice uncirculated piece offered for a pretty bold $24.95 with free shipping. No sale so it was relisted the following week for $21.99. It remained unsold at that level until October 1 when it was lowered to $14.99 then sat a couple more weeks before being ended by the seller in the middle of the month.

 

9/4/13

Kansas, Wyandot. 1959 Centennial Half Dollar. Catalog value $3.50, but offered for $24.99 with free shipping. There were no bids. Relisted at $21.99 for two weeks, still with no interest. Then it was lowered to $18.00 for a few weeks until the seller gave up and ended the listing on October 16.

 

9/4/13

Massachusetts, Great Barrington. 1961 Bicentennial Half Dollar. Catalog $3.50 with a mintage of 10,000. Offered for $14.99 with free shipping. There were no bids. Relisted at $12.99 for two weeks, still with no interest. Then it was lowered to $11.99 for a few weeks until the seller gave up and ended the listing on October 16.

 

9/4/13

Michigan, Houghton. 1961 Centennial Half Dollar. Copper - the normal metal for this. There were 10,000 made and today they list for $3.00. Offered for $18.99 with free shipping. There were no bids. Relisted at $16.99 for two weeks, still with no interest. Then it was lowered to $9.99 and it sold for $10.49 after 3 bids by two bidders.

 

9/4/13

Wisconsin, Delavan. 1961 125th Anniversary Half Dollar. Mintage 2,500 and catalog value of $5.00. Offered for $14.99 with free shipping. There were no bids. Relisted at $12.99 for two weeks, still with no interest. Then it was lowered to $11.99 for a few weeks until the seller gave up and ended the listing on October 16.

 

9/5/13

Alaska, Kodiak. 1966 First Year of the Cry of the Wild Ram 2 1/2 Rubles. A private issue for Solly's Office. Scarce, I catalog this one at $6.50 in aluminum, as this one is, but in uncirculated condition, which this one isn't. The seller started this at $15.00 plus $2.00 shipping but received no bids. Offered unsuccessfully until the end of the month at the same price, still attracting no bids

 

9/5/13

Arizona, Lake Havasu City. 1984/85 London Bridge Rotary Club Dollar. Still available for $20 from the London Bridge Rotary Club website. Although the starting bid was just 99¢ and the shipping only $2.00, there were no bids. Offered for two additional weeks before being ended by the seller because no one bid. Too bad, it was an very nice uncirculated coin.

 

9/5/13

Kansas, Pleasanton. 1969 Centennial Dollar. A very scarce issue that I catalog for $12.50. Offered and sold for just 99¢ to a single lucky bidder - me! A real bargain that slipped through without anyone noticing. Postage fee was a reasonable $2.00.

 

9/5/13

Kentucky, Paducah. 1941 Strawberry Festival Nickel. Start was $3.50 and catalog value double that. There were only two bids and it sold for $4.00 plus $1.50 shipping. A good deal especially since this was an especially nice uncirculated specimen.

 

9/5/13 Nevada,

Las Vegas. "1878" Las Vegas Dollar. Type with showgirl riding airliner with antiqued nickel-silver finish. Offered for $10.00 plus a way-too-high postage fee of $5.00, it received no bids. The price was lowered to $5.00 plus $5.00 and sold in its third week of being re-listed. I catalog these at $3.50.

 

9/5/13

North Dakota, Rugby (Pierce County). 1961 Diamond Jubilee Half Dollar.  Unknown mintage, but catalog value $4.50. This piece was started at 99¢ plus $3.00 shipping and sold, after two bids, for $1.04.

 

9/7/13

Arizona, Lake Havasu City. 2004-2005 London Bridge Dollar. Route 66 / Centennial of the Rotary Clubs. in oxidized nickel-silver. Available on the LHC Rotary Club website for $12.00. This one was offered for $5.00 plus $2.74 shipping. Won by a single bidder. Catalog value $3.50.

 

9/7/13

Georgia, Ringgold. Undated (Est. 1976) 1890's Days Jamboree Half Dollar. This seems a little scarce, and I catalog it at $6.50, which may be a little high. This one was offered for 99¢ plus $2.07 shipping and I was the only bidder.

 

9/7/13

Hawaii, Molokai. 1976 Molokai Dollar. This lot started at $5.00 plus just $1.00 shipping. There were 7 bids and the token sold for $16.50. Catalog value $7.50.

 

9/7/13

Texas, Mineral Wells. 1925 10 Cents, aluminum. One side reads BET THIS DOLLAR / ON / MINERAL / WELLS / FOR / THE / 1925 CONVENTION, and the other Good For 10 Cents / In / Trade / Anywhere In / MINERAL / WELLS / 1925. Looks like something put out by the Chamber of Commerce or early commercial club to promote Mineral Wells as a convention city. I had not seen this one before, but it fits the guidelines, so I will be listing it in the next edition. I'll probably list it at $15.00 unless I find out more about its value. It is listed in the first Supplement to the Texas Tokens Catalog, as well as in TokenCatalog.com. On ebay it was erroneously described as being from West Virginia and offered for $8.00 plus just $1.00 shipping. I was the only bidder.

 

9/8/13

Alaska, Kenai. 1976 U. S. Bicentennial $2.00 drink. Private issue for Edie's Frontier Club. This example was a dirty looking extremely fine specimen, a bit spotty and corroded. It started at $5.99 plus a very reasonable 49¢ shipping and sold for $6.50 after two bids. Catalog value $6.50.

 

9/8/13

Arizona, Lake Havasu City. 1987/88 London Bridge Rotary Club Dollar in golden bronze. Available on the LHC Rotary Club website for $17.00. This one was offered for $2.99 plus an additional $2.99 shipping. There were no bids. Catalog value $3.50, mintage 15,000.

 

9/8/13

California, Crescent City. Undated 4 Bits, Sons of the Beach. Starting price was $6.00 but it sold for $11.00 after four bids. Catalog value $6.50.

 

9/8/13

Illinois, Fox Lake. 1957 Golden Jubilee Half Dollar, about uncirculated. She starting price was 99¢ and the two bidders pushed the sale price up to $3.77, of course plus that $2.85 shipping fee. Catalog value $6.50.

 

9/8/13

Illinois, Rock Falls. 1967 Centennial Half Dollar. A little bit scarce, this issue catalogs at $4.50, and there was one bid for this MS64 NGC encapsulated coin. It sold for the $17.00 starting bid plus that $2.85 shipping fee. Interestingly the coin was attributed to Georgia by NGC...but this issue definitely is from Illinois.

 

9/8/13

Illinois, Thomasboro. 1964 Centennial Half Dollar. Scarce, with a catalog value of $6.50. The starting bid was $16.00 (plus $2.85 shipping) and after two bids, this NGC encapsulated MS65 token sold for $17.38.

 

9/8/13

Indiana, New Haven. 1966 Centennial Half Dollar. Encapsulated by NGC and graded MS63. Start was a $16.00 bid or a Buy It Now price of $16.00. No interest this week. My catalog value - $4.00.

 

9/8/13

Indiana, Terre Haute. 1966 Centennial Half Dollar. This issue always has been a little bit elusive. In this metal it catalogs for $6.00. There was only one bidder and he/she won it for only $1.99 plus $2.85 shipping. A bargain even with the shipping fee!

 

9/8/13

Iowa, Anita. 1975 Centennial Half Dollar. Mintage 2,500 catalog value $5.00. Offered for $2.99 plus $2.85 shipping and sold to a single bidder.

 

9/8/13

Iowa, Burlington. 1964 126th Birthday Half Dollar. Mintage 5,000 and Catalog value $3.50. Offered for 99¢ plus $2.85 shipping, but there was no interest. Another, offered by a different seller for $1.00 a few days later sold for $1.50 after two bids. Postage was a reasonable 68¢.

 

9/8/13

Iowa, Cascade. 1984 Sesquicentennial Dollar. Mintage just 1,000 with a catalog value of $10.00. It sold too cheaply for the opening bid of $2.99 plus $2.85 shipping.

 

9/8/13

Iowa, Donahue. 1971 Centennial Coin. A scarcer issue with a mintage of 1,000 pieces. Sold to a single bidder for the opening price of $3.99 plus $2.85 shipping. Catalog value $8.50 - a bargain!

 

9/8/13

Iowa, Dysart. 1973 Centennial Souvenir Coin. This was the scarcer oxidized bronze version that had a mintage of just 550 pieces. The regular golden brass piece is somewhat scarce as well with a mintage of 1,500. This one slipped by all you MTC collectors and I was able to buy it for the $1.99 opening bid. The $2.85 shipping was lowered to just 50¢ because I was able to win quite a few of the coins this seller (whitehead4) offered this week. I've told you guys over and over to watch his offerings - he sells really good stuff, and often at prices well below their true value! Almost forgot - Catalog value $10.00 for this variety and $6.00 for the more common goldene version.

 

9/8/13

Iowa, Glidden. 1967 Centennial Half Dollar. Another NGC slabbed MTC, this one graded MS64 and offered for a $16.00 bid or $25.00 Buy It Now - either deal plus $2.85 shipping. There were no bids. Catalog value $4.00 with a mintage of 5,000 pieces.

 

9/8/13

Iowa, Hospers. 1966 Diamond Jubilee Half Dollar. Offered at a start price of $1.99 plus $2.85 shipping, this scarcer Iowa MTC drew only a single bid. Catalog value $6.00 and mintage 2,500. A bargain!

 

9/8/13

Iowa, Keosaukua. 1964 125th Anniversary Dollar. Mintage 2,000 and catalog value $7.50. This one was offered at a start price of $1.99 plus $2.85 shipping. It sold at the opening price to a single bidder. Too cheap!

 

9/8/13

Iowa, Lime Springs. 1968 Centennial Half Dollar. Mintage 1,500 and Catalog value $6.50. Start was $1.99 and the two bids pushed it all the way up to $2.54. A bargain, even with the $2.85 shipping.

 

9/8/13

Iowa, Logan. 1967 Centennial Half Dollar, numbered version. Relatively easy to obtain with a mintage of 5,250. But watch out for the RARE un-numbered version - there were only 50 made! This one attracted only one bid, so it sold for the opening price of $1.99 plus $2.85 shipping. Catalog value $4.00.

 

9/8/13

Iowa, Montezuma. 1968 125th Anniversary Half Dollar. Rather hard to find - mintage 1,500 and catalog of $10.00. Sold to a single bidder for the opening price of $1.99 plus $2.85 shipping. A great deal!

 

9/8/13

Iowa, Ogden. 1966 Centennial Half Dollar. Mintage 2500 and with a catalog value of $6.00. This coin does not mention the state, and is often offered as a Utah token, but it is definitely from Iowa. Offered for $1.99 plus $2.85 shipping is sold for $3.13 after two bids.

 

9/8/13

Iowa, Onslow. 1971 Centennial Half Dollar. Mintage 2,500 with a catalog value of $5.00. Start was $1.99 plus $2.85 shipping. Two bids and it sold for $2.40.

 

9/8/13

Iowa, Sigourney - Keokuk County. 1969 Centennial Half Dollar. The starting bid was just $1.99 plus $2.85 shipping, but there were no bids this time. Mintage 10,000 - Catalog value $3.50.

 

9/8/13

Iowa, Tipton. 1965 Centennial Dollar. Mintage just 500 pieces, and with a catalog value of $12.50. Offered for $6.99 plus $2.85 shipping. Amazingly I was the only bidder and I won it for the opening price...and the postage turned out to be just 50¢ because I won many of the municipals that Ebay seller Whitehead4 offered this week. Do yourself a favor and check out his listings - he generally has many interesting items available and most often they turn out to be real bargains. As I write this he is offering several rare SILVER municipals. I hope I get to buy them at his opening price - but maybe you guys will give me a little competition. Nothing I need for my collection, but way too cheap to let them get away!

 

9/8/13

Iowa, Westside. 1969 Centennial Half Dollar. This one has a nice low mintage of 1,650 and catalogs at $6.00. Offered and sold for the starting bid of $1.99 plus $2.85 shipping.

 

9/8/13

Kansas, Beloit. 1961 Kansas Centennial Half Dollar. Offered - and sold - for the $1.99 plus $2.85 shipping opening price. Mintage 7,000 , catalog value $4.00.

 

9/8/13

Kansas, Coffeyville. 1958 Golden Anniversary Fair and Rodeo Quarter. Catalog value $4.00, mintage unknown. A single bidder won this very slightly circulated piece for the $1.99 opening bid.

 

9/8/13

Kansas, Coffeyville. 1969 Town Centennial Dollar. This piece is typically found in an oxidized bronze finish, but his one in a golden bronze - the first I have seen this way. The oxidized version was produced in a quantity of 13,500 pieces, and is quite easily obtainable, with a catalog value of $3.50. I am not sure about this one - perhaps it is an example that escaped the antiquing process, or maybe it was produced deliberately in this finish. I'll probably catalog it at somewhere between $10.00 and $12.50 until I get the whole story on it.

 

9/8/13

Kansas, El Dorado. 1965 50 Years of Oil Half Dollar. Somewhat scarce and usually found in circulated condition. Catalog $5.00. This example was a decent uncirculated specimen. Priced at a start of 1.99 plus $2.85 shipping, it sold to a single bidder at the opening price.

 

9/8/13

Michigan, Charlotte. 1963 Centennial Half Dollar. Slabbed by NGC and graded MS64. It was offered for a $16.00 bid or $25.00 Buy It Now - either deal plus $2.85 shipping, but nobody wanted it. Catalog value $3.50 with an unknown mintage.

 

9/8/13

Michigan, (Greater) Eaton Rapids. 1962 125th Anniversary Half Dollar. Mintage 5,000 and catalog value $3.50. Offered for 99¢ and sold to a single bidder. Unfortunately the $3.00 shipping charge took it out of the bargain category.

 

9/8/13

Michigan,Howard City. 1968 Centennial Half Dollar. There were no bids for this MS64 MTC in a NGC Slab. You could bid $16.00 or Buy It Now for $25.00. Catalog value just $3.00. Don't forget the $2.85 shipping!

 

9/8/13

Michigan, Mount Morris. 1967 Centennial Half Dollar. Offered for a $16.00 bid or $25.00 Buy It Now - either deal plus $2.85 shipping, but again, nobody wanted it. This one catalogs for $3.50.

 

9/8/13

Michigan, Rochester. 1969 Centennial Half Dollar. Same deal as the preceeding Michigan items: offered for a $16.00 bid or $25.00 Buy It Now - either deal plus $2.85 shipping, but this one too spent its week on Ebay totally unappreciated. Catalog value $4.00.

 

9/8/13

New Mexico, Alamogordo. 1958 60th Anniversary Half Dollar, about uncirculated. Unknown mintage, but scarce with a catalog value of $7.50. This example was offered for a starting bid of $13.00, and one collector wanted it bad enough to pay that much. Shipping was an additional $2.85.

 

9/8/13

North Dakota, Dickinson. 1972 (1973) Roughrider Festival Dollar, almost uncirculated. Offered for $9.79 with FREE shipping. No sale. The price was unsuccessfully dropped to $7.79, still with FREE shipping for four weeks, and then to $5.79 - at which price it is still available as of the date of this posting (November 6).

 

9/8/13

Ohio, Salem. 1956 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar. This one in an NGC slab, graded MS63PL. Starting price was $16.00 plus $2.85 shipping, but it sold for $17.02 after two bids. Catalog value $6.00 on this one.

 

9/8/13

Oregon, Woodburn. 1964 75th Anniversary Half Dollar. Slabbed and graded MS65 by NGC, this one started at $15.00 and sold for $16.02 plus $2.85 shipping. Catalog value $4.00.

 

9/8/13

Wyoming, Laramie. 1968 Centennial Half Dollar. Variety with no fence lines behind horse, slightly circulated. The start was 99¢ plus $2.85 shipping and it sold for $1.50 after 2 bids. Catalog value $4.00.

 

9/9/13

California, Crescent City. Undated Sons of the Beach 4 bits. The seller noted that it was not listed in Kappan's California Token Catalog...but it is. There was a mix-up in the printing of the first edition and the listings got jumbled up just a bit, but it is there - in fact in two metals, and he cataloged both varieties for $4.00 each way back in 1976. This is the more common goldene or golden brass version, which I list for $6.50. This was an uncirculated piece (not unusual for this issue) and was started at $6.00, received 4 bids, and sold for $11.00 with FREE shipping.

 

9/10/13

Florida, Key West. 1972 150 Years of the Conch Republic Dollar, pewter. Issues of the "Conch Republic" always excite collectors of Micro-Nation coins, so - like So-called Dollars - they usually sell for more than similarly rare pieces of standard MTCs. I catalog this for $6.50, but it sold for $14.50 plus $3.00 shipping after a 99¢ start and 7 bids.

 

9/10/13

Ohio, Akron. 1925 Centennial 50¢ discount token. Private issue of Akron Truss Company. Once rare, this one has been appearing on ebay with some regularity recently. Its $12.50 catalog value will be going down in the next edition. This one brought an above average price. In the usual XF/AU condition this was offered for $9.99 and sold for $10.99 after two bids. Postage was $3.00.

 

9/10/13

Nevada, Sparks. 1966 Fourth of July Celebration Half Dollar, numbered variety. Sold to a single bidder for the 99¢ (+$2.00 shipping) opening price. Catalog $7.50 with a probable mintage of 1,000.

 

9/10/13

Ohio, Geneva-on-the-Lake. 1968 Fireman's Roundup Dime. The first of these I have seen, but it has been listed in Gaylor Lipscomb's Ohio Catalogs for almost forever. I Will be listing it for $10.00. Strangely, I was the only bidder and I won this scarce token for the opening bid of $3.00 plus $2.25 shipping.

 

9/10/13

Pennsylvania, Chambersburg. 1962 Civil War Centennial Half Dollar. Mintage 10,000 with a catalog value of $4.00. This was a very nice NGC slabbed specimen graded MS65. Offered for a pretty steep $30.00 with FREE shipping but nobody was interested enough to go the price.

 

9/10/13

Pennsylvania, Dallastown. 1966 Centennial Half Dollar in goldene. Easily obtainable in this metal (catalog $3.50) as well as in nickel silver, but the one to watch out for is the aluminum version, which is rare. Offered for $2.50 plus $1.50 postage, there were no bids, and after two additional weeks on ebay, the seller ended the listing.

 

9/13/13

Michigan, Huron - New Boston. 1967 Centennial Half Dollar. Started at $2.99 plus $3 shipping, this listing attracted no bids. Catalog value $5.00.

 

9/14/13

Alabama, Bessemer. 1962 Diamond Jubilee Half Dollar. Starting price 99¢, shipping $3.00. Mintage 15,000, catalog value $3.50. No bids.

 

9/14/13

Alabama, Mobile. 1961 250th Anniversary Half Dollar - Pierre LeMoyne variety. Mintage 5,000, catalog value $3.00. The start was just 99¢, but the $3.00 shipping fee apparently discouraged anyone from bidding.

 

9/14/13

Colorado, Grand Junction. Undated 10¢ Annual Carnival Token. Catalog $3.00. A pretty dull token, and only marginally listable. Offered for 99¢ plus a hard-to-swallow $2.95 shipping fee. I was the only bidder, and I only bid on it because it was in uncirculated condition, and the others I have are used.

 

9/14/13

Hawaii. 1959 Crossroads of the Pacific Souvenir Coin. One of the scarcer varieties, struck in nickel silver. There were only 725 of these made, but they seem to be relatively easily available on ebay - this being the third I have noted in the eleven months I have been doing this online listing. A So-called Dollar, so of interest to a far wider field of collectors than just to Municipal Token collectors. I catalog it for $15.00 but this one sold for $24.15 after a start of $9.99 and 10 bids. Postage $2.50.

 

9/14/13

Maine, Berwick. 1963 250th Anniversary Coin. Uncirculated, but with a large scratch on the reverse, which the seller pointed out. Sold to a single bidder at the opening bid of $1.99 plus $2.75 shipping. Catalog price $6.50.

 

9/15/13

Massachusetts, North Andover. 1955 Centennial Dime. Private issue for Val's Restaurant. Very scarce, with a catalog value of $10.00. This one was slabbed by NGC and graded MS62. There was only one bidder, so it sold for the opening bid of $17.00 plus $2.85 shipping. This coin was not properly described, being called the 1954 Ishpeming Michigan issue in the heading, and the obverse photo was so blurry that it was almost unrecognizable! Perhaps it would have sold for more with the correct description.

 

9/17/13

Idaho, Soda Springs. Undated Henry Stampede brass Dime. The Henry Stampede was an annual rodeo event held in Soda Springs. Ten years ago there were a bunch of these around, but they seem to have dried up recently, and this is the first I have seen on ebay in some time. Certainly not rare, as all the collectors have a copy, but no longer readily available. I may have to raise the catalog value of $3.00. This specimen, in the typical extremely fine condition, started at $1.00 plus $1.95 shipping and drew a remarkable 11 bids from 4 bidders, eventually selling at $12.75.

 

9/17/13

Iowa, Tipton. 1965 125th Anniversary Dollar in nickel-silver - in a NGC MS64 holder. Despite the fact that the seller correctly noted the mintage of just 500 pieces in the title, this piece did not find a buyer at the level it was being offered at: $35.00 bid or $47.00 Buy It Now - either option with a $2.85 shipping charge. Catalog value $12.50. Someday this will look like a bargain!

 

9/17/13

Kansas. 1941 Coronado Quarto Centennial Nickel struck in nickel-silver. These were used in communities along a commemorative Pony Express ride, and were good until the rider came through the town. Offered for $3.50 with FREE shipping, but there were no bids this week or the following week when it was offered again. Catalog value $4.00. This piece also appears in zinc, and has the same value.

 

9/17/13

Maryland, Laurel. 1970 Centennial Half Dollar in the oxidized brass finish. A difficult-to-find issue, cataloging $10.00 in this or the goldene version. This was an offer for three of the pieces that started at 99¢ and sold for $20.50 after 3 bids - $10.00, $20.00 and I was the winner at the next bid increment of $20.50. Shipping was $2.07. Considering the bids, it looks like some people out there realize the scarcity of this issue! With three more pieces showing up, the value of the oxidized brass piece will probably be dropping a bit in the next edition of the catalog.

 

9/17/13

Michigan, Saginaw. 1969 Saginaw Treaty Sesquicentennial Half Dollar. Mintage uncertain, but the catalog value of $4.00 indicates that it is relatively easily available. This piece was being offered for $9.99 plus $3.00 shipping and as it did not sell this week, or the following, it was placed in the seller's store where it is still available at the price it was originally offered for.

 

9/17/13

Nebraska, Alliance. 1963 Diamond Jubilee Half Dollar in oxidized silver plate. This was a very choice MS66 piece locked up in one of those nasty NGC slabs. Catalog value $7.50. Offered for $16.00 plus $2.85, this example sold for $21.00 after gaining two bids.

 

9/18/13

Maryland, Frederick. 1962 Centennial Half Dollar. Gathland , April 5th version. Mintage 60,000 - catalog value $2.50. This one in a NGC plastic "slab" and graded MS65. Offered for $35.00 plus $3.50 this week and for the following three weeks as well, but no one bid. Seems like there are not very many token collectors out there who are willing to pay a premium for "slabbed" tokens - and I hope it stays that way for a long time. I am not very fond of those little plastic coin coffins!

 

9/18/13

Ohio, Bryan. 1940 Centennial Dime. Uncirculated, and offered for $4.99 plus $3.00 shipping. No bids. Catalog value $6.50. No luck for this seller, but look down a bit to the entries for 9/20 for a successful sale.

 

9/19/13

Colorado, Delta. 1983 Centennial Dollar. These currently catalog for $5.00, but that may have to be adjusted downwards a bit, as they just don't sell well on ebay these days. This one could not even attract a $2.49 bid, even with a reasonable 99¢ postage charge. Listed over and over for more than two months at the same price, it finally sold on November 16th.

 

9/19/13

Missouri, Excelsior Springs. 1961 Centennial Half Dollar. Catalog value $3.50 and with a mintage of 10,000 pieces. Sold at the opening bid of 99¢ plus $3.00 shipping.

 

9/19/13

South Carolina, Charleston. 1961 Confederate Centennial Half Dollar. There were 30,000 of these produced, and it catalogs $3.50, but recent interest in Civil War related collectibles often sends auction prices to unexpected levels. This one started at 99¢ plus $3.00 shipping, and sold for $6.50 plus the shipping - that's nearly a $10 bill. Not bad!

 

9/20/13

Alabama, Tuskaloosa. 1969 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar. Scarce, cataloging $10.00. This was a real bargain sold to a single bidder at the 99¢ opening bid. Shipping $2.00.

 

9/20/13

Alaska, Ketchikan. 1970 (71) Gateway to Adventure Dollar. There were 10,000 struck and it catalogs for $4.00. The start was just 99¢ and the postage an additional $2.00. One bidder - sold for the 99¢ plus.

 

9/20/13

Hawaii. Kauai Dollar, late undated version, with Chamber of Commerce, extremely fine condition. Price at $10 plus $2.00 shipping, this example - not surprisingly - did not sell. Catalog value $2.50.

 

9/20/13

Ohio, Bryan. 1940 Centennial Dime. Uncirculated, and offered for $9.95 with FREE shipping. Sold at that price to a single bidder.

 

9/20/13

Ohio, Bryan. 1965 125th Anniversary quarter. Offered for $9.95 with free shipping. Catalog value $4.00. Sold at opening bid to a single bidder.

 

9/20/16

Texas, Harlingen. 1960 50th Anniversary Half Dollar. There were no bids at the $10.00 plus $1.75 shipping level that this one was offered at. These catalog at $4.50 and have a mintage of 2,650 pieces.

 

9/21/13

Alaska, Fort Wainwright - Eielson Air Force Base. 1967 Alaska Purchase Centennial Good For One Haircut token. Scarce, and seldom available in fully uncirculated condition , as this one was. Offered for 99¢ plus $1.25 shipping this example drew 8 bids from 4 bidders and finally sold for a very respectable $21.50. Not bad for a token that catalogs at $6.50.

 

9/21/13

Florida, St. Petersburg. 1962 Funtime Treasure Hunt. Redeemable for One Silver Dollar. Catalog value $4.50. Offered for $4.99 plus $3.00 shipping. No bids this week. Lowered to $2.99 plus $3.00 shipping the following week. The price reduction still didn't do the trick because it is still available as I type this two months later on November 20th!

 

9/21/13

Illinois, Seneca. 1965 Centennial Half Dollar. Starting bid was $3.99 plus 95¢ shipping, and that is what it sold for. Just a single bidder. Catalog value $3.50. 

 

9/21/13

North Dakota, Dickinson.1972 (73) Roughrider Festival Festival Dollar. Somewhat scarce, cataloging $6.50. This specimen appears to be nearly uncirculated. Offered for $7.79 bid or $11.00 Buy It Now with FREE shipping. No sale. Listed at this price for two additional weeks, still with no response. The price was then lowered to a $5.79 opening bid (still with FREE shipping), and no Buy It Now option. Still available as of November 20.

 

9/22/13

Hawaii. Undated Hawaiian Krown. Large size (38.5mm) with arms similar to earlier Aloha Dollar issues. Scarce. Catalog value $6.00. Offered for 14.99 plus $2.50 shipping. No sale.

 

9/23/13

Kansas, El Dorado. 1971 Centennial Dollar in oxidized nickel-silver finish. Available for $2.50 at issue, this issue is scarce, but with an unknown mintage. Catalog value $12.50. Offered for $7.00 plus $3.00 shipping. No one was willing to spend a ten dollar bill on this item. Relisted for two additional weeks before I decided I'd better bid. No one else wanted it so I got it for the $7 +$3 price. I think it was a bargain.

 

9/23/13

Michigan, Marquette, 1949 Centennial Quarter. About Uncirculated. The start was 99¢ plus $1.75 shipping. There were 3 bids and it sold for a reasonable $2.40. Catalog value $5.00.

 

9/23/13

Minnesota, Winona. 1976 U. S. Bicentennial Dollar. Offered for $1.79 plus $3.00 shipping. Relisted for four additional weeks at the same price, still with no bids. Catalog value $4.50 and mintage 10,000.

 

9/23/13

New York, Perinton. 1962 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar. Offered (and sold) for an opening bid of $2.50 plus $1.50 shipping. Comes in both up/up and up/down orientations (plus irregular orientations) but that couldn't be determined from the photographs. No matter, all three orientations list for $3.50 each.

 

9/23/13

Ohio, Elyria. 1958 125th Anniversary Half Dollar. Opening bid was just 99¢, plus $2.45 shipping. Sold to a single bidder. Catalog value $5.00.

 

9/23/13

Ohio, Lorain. 1959 125th Anniversary Half Dollar. Opening price 99¢ with a $2.45 shipping fee. The same bidder won this and the previous token from Elyria, so he saved on the shipping costs. Catalog value $5.00.

 

9/23/13

Ohio, Troy. 1964 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar. Catalog value $4.50. The seller wanted an opening bid of $9.95 plus $2.25 shipping, but did not get it. Not relisted.

 

9/23/13

South Dakota, Rapid City. 1970 Central States Fair 25th Anniversary Dollar. Looks like the variety with tall, thin letters that do not touch the monument (but it is hard to tell from the photograph). Catalog value $5.00. Offered for $6.50 plus $2.07 shipping. No bids. Relisted for the next five consecutive weeks, still with no bids, until the seller finally gave up on November 1.

 

9/24/13

California, Brawley. 1971 15th Anniversary Cattle Call and Rodeo. About uncirculated. Said to have circulated throughout the community for $1.00 - but because I do not have documentation and it does not state a value, I don't list it. Quite scarce, though, and I have a copy of this brass piece and the rarer silver version in my "wannabe" collection. It started at $2.00 plus $2.50 postage, and drew just two bids, but they were well above the starting bid: $7.50 and one higher than that that was posted at the next increment of $8.00.

 

9/24/13

Florida, Stuart. 1984 Martin County Fair Silver Anniversary Admittance Token. One of those borderline Municipals, which I will be listing in the next edition for $5.00 or so. It started at $1.00 plus $1.00 shipping and sold for $4.51 after 3 bids

 

9/24/13

Kansas, Elkhart. 1961 Kansas Centennial Half Dollar. Mintage 3,500 with a catalog value of $4.00. Offered for $12.99 with free shipping. There were no bids. Relisted for a dollar less for three more weeks before the seller gave up and ended the listing.

 

9/24/13

Kansas, Russell. 1961 Prairiesta - Kansas Centennial, town 90th Anniversary Half Dollar. Mintage 3,500 with a catalog value of $4.00. Offered for $21.99, which seems kind of high - but to sweeten the deal the shipping charge was FREE. No bids. Sensing bid resistance at this level, the seller lowered the price to $14.99 - still with Free shipping - and tried for three additional weeks to sell it. Still no bids, so the listing was ended.

 

9/24/13

Michigan, Algonac. 1967 Centennial Half Dollar in extremely fine circulated condition. Unknown mintage, but with a $4.00 catalog value. Started at $2.00 plus $2.50 shipping, this piece brought 4 bids and sold for $5.55. I think that's pretty high for a circulated "common" issue.

 

9/24/13

Wisconsin, Delavan. 1961 125th Anniversary Half Dollar. The opening bid was $12.99 with FREE shipping. Somewhat hard to find, especially in choice uncirculated condition as this one appeared to be. Catalog value $5.00, mintage just 2,500 pieces. When it didn't sell, the seller lowered the price to $11.99 and tried unsuccessfully to sell it for three more weeks.

 

9/25/13

Kansas, Great Bend. 1972 Centennial Dollar. Set of Silver and bronze. The regular issue bronze is a little hard to find. Its mintage is 3,000 and I catalog it at $6.00. I am not sure about the mintage of the numbered bronze and silver pieces. I suspect it is 100 pieces each, but I cannot confirm that. I list the numbered bronze at $8.50 and the silver at $20.00 - but that price is obsolete because of the change in the price of silver. I suspect it will list for $37.50 in the new edition. This set of numbered pieces went up for sale at 99¢ + $5.80 shipping, drew 10 bids, and sold to a lucky bidder (me) for a very reasonable $23.49.

 

9/25/13

New Mexico, Tatum. 1959 50th Anniversary Half Dollar.  Very difficult to find, this piece had a mintage of just 1,000 pieces and is rarely encountered. I catalog it at $17.50. This choice uncirculated piece was hidden in a lot of 12 modern tokens, including 4 other municipals. The starting bid was $4.00 plus $3.00 shipping. One other guy bid $4.55, so I won it for $4.80. Wow! That sure made my day. Sometimes it pays to look closely at those bulk lots!

 

9/25/13

Pennsylvania, Irwin. 1964 Centennial Half Dollar. Mintage 5,000, but surprisingly hard to find. Catalog value $10.00. This example offered for $12.00 with FREE shipping. No bids.

 

9/26/13

South Carolina, Beaufort County. 1962 400th Anniversary of Port Royal Half Dollar. Unknown mintage, but this dollar-sized piece is quite popular. I catalog it at $4.00. Started at 99¢ plus $2.00 shipping, this nice uncirculated piece sold for $2.76.

 

9/27/13

California, Los Angeles. 1981 200th Anniversary Dollar, City of Opportunity variety in oxidized nickel silver. The last of the 6 designs I needed to complete the set in this finish. Best of all, the coin was sealed in its original Birthday Dollar packet, apparently proving that this finish is an official issue - not something that someone concocted in their garage. The coins in oxidized finish remain rare - I have noted no more of any of the designs in this finish on ebay since this piece sold. The sale started at 99¢ plus $1.99 shipping, and I was the only bidder.

 

9/27/13

Pennsylvania, Wilmington. 1963 Centennial Half Dollar struck in goldene. Offered for $3.99 plus $3.00 shipping, but there were no bids. This one catalogs at $4.00, a dollar more in the somewhat scarcer nickel-silver version. The seller put it in his store at a lowered price of $1.99 (still plus that nasty $3.00 shipping fee) where it is still available as of the date I write this (November 25).

 

9/27/13

Washington, Coulee Dam. Undated Dam Quarter made from granite. Paper label affixed to a disc of granite cut from a core that was drilled when the dam was being constructed. This is the first of these I have noticed on ebay in a couple years. Sorta scarce, with a catalog value of $5.00. This one sold for $12.50 after four bids on a $5.99 start. Postage just 95¢.

 

9/27/13

Washington, Port Angeles. 1962 Centennial Dollar. With a very large mintage of 22,500 pieces, this piece is popular enough with collectors to catalog for $4.00. It pictures an angler riding a giant fighting fish he has just hooked. Offered for 99¢ plus $2.95 shipping, the seller was unable to get a bite on his token.

 

9/28/13

Hawaii. 1998 Waikiki Dala, silver proof. Mintage reported to be 800 pieces, according to my sources, but only 500 pieces according to the seller's description. An attractive issue in a fancy plush case. Value, in the old catalog based on much lower silver, was $22.50. Value today around 1.75 times silver, or about $40.00. This one started out at 99¢ and 13 bids later it sold for $44.30 with FREE shipping.

 

9/28/13

Kentucky, Perryville. 1962 Civil War Battle Centennial. This the more common of the two years - the 1961 issue is half again as scarce. Unknown mintage, but the catalog value is a low-seeming $5.00. This coin was part of a lot of 9 pieces, all modern commemoratives, but this being the only municipal. The start was 99¢ plus $3.95 shipping. After 5 bids the group sold for $7.50.

 

9/28/13

Michigan, Houghton. 1961 Centennial Half Dollar. Mintage 10,000, catalog value $3.00. Started with an opening bid of $2.95 with FREE shipping, this piece garnered 4 bids form 2 bidders and sold for $4.26.

 

9/28/13

New York, Hudson. 1959 Hudson Champlain Celebration - 165th Anniversary of Hose Company Half Dollar. Mintage 7,500 and catalog value of $4.50. Offered unsuccessfully for $4.99 plus $1.85 shipping.

 

9/28/13

New York, Saratoga. 1963 Racing Centennial Half Dollar. This example in antiqued (oxidized) brass, a previously unknown finish. The standard goldene one lists for $4.50 and has a mintage of 25,000 pieces. This new finish will list for $17.50 in the new edition on the catalog - unless more show up. This was a part of an eight piece lot of modern commemoratives. The lot brought $34.33 with FREE shipping after a 99¢ start and 13 bids.

 

9/29/13

Hawaii. Undated Hawaiian Krown. Large size (38.5mm) with arms similar to earlier Aloha Dollar issues. Scarce. Catalog value $6.00. Offered for just 99¢ plus $2.50 shipping. There were 3 bids and it sold for $4.25.

 

9/29/19

Iowa, Kingsley. 1959 75th Anniversary 75¢ Piece. Only 1,000 made. Catalog value currently $17.50, but dropping to $12.50 in the next edition because no one collects Iowa MTCs anymore. Twenty years ago this would have been a hot item on ebay (if ebay had been around back then), but today, I was the only bidder and won it for the opening bid of $5.99! The seller even noted that there were only 1,000 pieces struck in his title. The unusual 75¢ denomination alone should have attracted at least a few bids.

 

9/29/13

Iowa, Lansing. 1967 Centennial Half Dollar. An unusual issue in that the denomination is not stated on the coin. Instead they are inscribed PURCHASE PRICE REFUNDABLE. The brass ones were issued for 50¢ and the silver ones for $5.00, so those were the amounts they passed for in commerce. Mintage 1,500 for the brass. Uncertain for the silver ones, but MUCH lower - certainly not over 100 pieces. Catalog value $6.50 for the brass ones. This choice uncirculated brass piece was offered for $6.99 plus $2.85 shipping, but there were no bids.

 

9/30/13

Arizona, Lake Havasu City. 1974 London Bridge Dollar. Mintage 20,000, catalog value $4.00. No longer available on the LHC website, but listed with a value of $107.00 on their "Not Currently Available" page. This example was offered for 99¢ plus $2.00 shipping. Sold for $3.58 after 3 bids.

 

9/30/13

California, Palm Springs. 1976 Palm Springs Dollar in oxidized brass. Catalog value $5.00. Offered for $13.50 plus $1.00 shipping . No bids and relisted repeatedly. The price was lowered to $12.50 and the postage pushed up to $1.25 before the seller finally ended his listing on November 18.

 

9/30/13

Indiana, Attica. 1966 Centennial Half Dollar. Mintage uncertain, catalog value $5.00. Offered for $24.95 with FREE shipping. It sold to a single bidder at that amount. Wow!

 

9/30/13

Iowa, Tipton. 1965 Centennial Dollar. Correctly noted that only 500 were struck in the description of the item. Offered for $19.00 plus $2.85 shipping. No bids. Catalog value $12.50.

 

9/30/13

Kansas, El Dorado. 1965 50 Years of Oil Half Dollar, slightly circulated. Starting bid was 99¢ plus $1.50 shipping, and after 3 bids it sold for $2.26. Catalog value $5.00.

 

9/30/13

Montana, Libby. 1967 Diamond Jubilee Dollar, nearly uncirculated. Mintage unknown, Catalog $6.50. Sold for the initial bid of $4.99 plus $2.85 shipping.

 

9/30/13

Pennsylvania, Shamokin. 1964 Centennial Half Dollar apparently struck in silver, which would be a new listing for the catalog. It absolutely appeared to be silver in the photographs, but as you have heard me report several times before, when it arrived, it was the standard goldene issue which catalogs for $4.00. It's a good thing that it was a Buy-It-Now offering for $9.95 plus $1.65 shipping. It would have probably cost me a lot more had it been offered at auction. I noticed the same seller using the same image to sell additional pieces during October.

 

9/30/13

(Texas, Childress). 1963 U. S. Highway 286 Half Dollar. Location not noted on the token, but placed in Childress because the National U. S. 287 Highway Association - which issued these - was based there. The mintage of 3,000 pieces was published, noting that more would be struck if the issue was successful. Judging by the relative scarcity today, it is probable that the number issued remained at 3,000. Catalog value $3.50. This piece offered for $3.00 plus $1.00 sold to a single bidder.

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