MTCs on Ebay April 2016
Kansas, Liberal. 1963 75th Anniversary Nickel. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $4.00. Up for bid starting at $4.99 with FREE shipping. One person placed his bid and this token went to a new home.
Kansas. Official Centennial Coin for Kiowa County. Unknown mintage. The County coins were not previously listed individually - just a $2.50 valuation for any of the 130 or so varieties. Kiowa is a somewhat scarce county. Listed as a Buy It Now item for $19.95 plus $2.50 shipping. No bids, and still available at the same cost. The current listing ends on July 2. Note****I just happened to check back on this one - it remained available until December 9 when the listing was ended because "the item is no longer available".
Hawaii, Honolulu. 1883/1984 King Kalakaua I Visited The Mint Dala. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $4.00. This was an especially choice Uncirculated piece offered for $14.95 plus $2.99 shipping. There were no bids and it was not relisted.
Oregon, Newport. 1996 I Helped Keiko $2.00. Not previously listed. Opening bid was just 99¢, but postage was $3.75 more. No bids. Not relisted.
New York, Buffalo. 1899 (1901) Pan American Exposition Private issue for H. Kleinhans & Co., 25¢ off on a $5.00 purchase. Not previously cataloged, but mentioned in these lists. This one maybe in Very Fine condition, but with rough surfaces, some pits, and edge nicks. Available for $29.95 BIN. Still available mid June.
Texas. Undated Texas Dollar struck in Aluminum and holed. Variety with mockingbird and bluebonnet on reverse. Not seen before with a hole. A nice, neat hole at the top that looks like it was made that way. If there are no other differences, in the catalog I just note “Also known holed” and do not value it, because of the ease of anyone adding a hole to make a variety. The mintage of the regular issue is unknown. Catalog of the regular issue $2.50. This one was offered for $2.99 with FREE shipping. There were no bids and then it was offered for the same price as a Buy It Now item for 5 more weeks before the seller ended the listing unsold.
Indiana, Cass County. 1981 Ironhorse Festival Dollar in Oxidized Brass. Mintage 5,000. Catalog value $6.50. Sold to a single bidder at the $6.95 plus $2.99 opening.
Montana, Red Lodge 1972 (redeemable 1973) Yellowstone Park Centennial Dollar in Gilt Brass. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $5.00. This example had a $7.89 plus $1.55 start but no bids this week. It took two more week-long listings before it was sold to a lone bidder.
Virginia, Ball’s Bluff. Anniversary of Civil War Battle Confederate Half Dollar. Nickel-Silver variety - holed. Up/up orientation. This variety not included in my last listing. It had a $4.95 plus $2.95 start, and sold for $11.78 after 5 bids by 3 bidders.
Illinois, Mount Prospect. 1967 Golden Anniversary Commemorative Coin. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $6.50. Listed as a Buy-It-Now item at $3.00 plus $2.70, this coin was unable to attract the interest of even one bidder during its single week on ebay.
Midway. 1992 Battle of Midway Dala struck in Silver. Unknown mintage. Not previously cataloged. After a 1¢ plus $2.95 start, this piece attracted 9 bids by 5 bidders and ended up selling for $26.00. This piece, and the metal varieties in the set, may end up being listed under Hawaii - Historical Dalas.
Michigan, Charlotte. 1963 Centennial Half Dollar. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $3.50. This one had a 99¢ plus $2.75 start, and did not find a bid. Not relisted.
New York, Niagara. 1962 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $5.00. You could have won this token for the 99¢ plus $1.85 shipping, but no one noticed it, and its week on Ebay passed without a bid. Not relisted.
Colorado, Durango. 1982/1983 Durango Rotary Club Narrow Gauge Train Dollar. Mintage 11,000. Catalog value $4.00. Offered for a $5.00 plus $2.45 start, but it received no bids. After two more weeks the seller reduced the price all the way down to $4.95, but retained the $2.45 shipping fee. The final listing was for the week ending June 8 when he had another 5¢ price reduction, and when that didn’t work, he ended the listing.
Idaho, Weiser. 1963 Territorial Centennial/National Fiddler’s Festival Half Dollar. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $4.00. Typically available Uncirculated, this one in XF/AU was up for bid for $13.50 with FREE shipping. It did not sell, and the seller continued to list it a Buy It Now item at the same price. The current listing ends on June 15.
Arizona, Bisbee. 1912 Elks Bazaar Dollar Token. Not previously listed, and probably it will stay that way. Nothing is really commemorated. Some collectors feel that since the dates of the event are mentioned, (Nov. 12 to 16 1912) it and other denominations should be counted as municipals. If you have any thoughts about it, please let me know. This one was offered for $17.00 plus $3.00 , but received no bids. It was then made a Buy It Now item for the same price. Still available as of May 27.
Louisiana, Tangipahoa. 1969 Centennial Half Dollar. Unknown mintage. Catalog value was $17.50, but it will be significantly lower in the next edition. Offered at a start of $5.00 plus $2.50 shipping, this nice piece failed to draw a single bid. Still available at the same price with the current listing ending on June 26.
Massachusetts, Fitchburg. 1964 Bicentennial Half Dollar. Mintage 8,000. Catalog value $3.00. This one went up for bid at $8.99 plus $2.99 shipping. No bids. Not relisted.
New York, Fairport. 1967 Centennial Half Dollar. Unknown mintage. Catalog $3.00. Offered at a starting bid of $6.00 with FREE shipping. There were no bids. It was not relisted.
Kansas, Leavenworth. 1969 Buffalo Bill Cody Days Dollar. Mintage 3,650. Catalog value $6.00. First year of a series that continued for a total of 15 years. The opening bid was $6.00 and postage $2.50 more. There were no bids and it was not relisted.
Texas, Winkler County. 1960 Winkler County Golden Jubilee Half Dollar. Mintage 2,500. Catalog value $4.00. There was a $4.25 plus $2.50 start for this nice uncirculated token, but that was apparently too much to tempt a bid out of anyone. Not relisted.
Arizona, Tombstone. Undated Helldorado Days Dollar in Aluminum. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $3.50. This one up for bid at $6.50 plus $2.50 shipping. When it ws still bidless two weeks later, the seller ended his listing unsold.
Michigan, White Lake. 1993 Ferris Wheel Centennial Cardboard Nickel. 37mm. Golden on one side, black print on white on the other. Unknown mintage. Not previously listed. Offered for $12.95 plus $3.00 for shipping. It was too much for me - and everyone else as well because it did not get a bid. It came back the following week as a Buy It Now item at the same price. Currently (May 31) with a Make Offer option. I might list this one, but it is not really a community event being remembered. We’ll see. **** I decided to take advantage of the Make Offer option and sent in an offer of $7.00 - making my total cost $10.00, which is pretty high for an item like this. It was not immediately accepted, but I’ll know within 24 hours if the seller will go that low. ****Yep - he sold it to me.
Marshall Islands, Kwajalein. Undated Kwaj Karnival Two Dollars. Unknown mintage. Not previously cataloged. This Extremely Fine specimen was offered for $2.00 plus $2.54 shipping, attracted 18 bids by 4 bidders, and sold for $21.50.
Arizona, Lake Havasu City. 1980 London Bridge Havasu Dollar. Mintage 25,000. Catalog value $3.50. Listed, and sold to a single bidder, at the opening price of $6.99 with FREE shipping.
Illinois, Fox Lake. 1957 Golden Jubilee Half Dollar. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $6.50. In the typical AU condition. There was just one bidder at the $6.99 plus $2.99 shipping opening bid.
New Jersey, Dunellen. 1962 Diamond Jubilee Half Dollar. Mintage unknown. Catalog value $6.50. Set with a $5.50 plus $2.95 start, this piece sold to a single bidder at the opening price.
New York, Schenectady County. 1959 Centennial Half Dollar. Mintage 15,000. Catalog value $4.00. Offered for $6.96 plus $2.99. Easily a match for the encapsulated one sold last month, but this one received no bids. It was not relisted.
Kansas, Ottawa County. 1961 State Centennial Half Dollar. Mintage 5,000. Catalog value $3.50. There was a single bid and it sold for the opening price of $4.25 plus $2.50 shipping.
Massachusetts, (Boston). 1976 U. S. Bicentennial $25.00 Coin redeemable at Shreve, Crump and Low Co. Department Store. Paul Revere variety (there are 3 other designs). One Ounce of silver. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $25.00 (They are still redeemable). There were two bids, and after a $12.99 plus $7.00 (shipped from France) opening, it sold for $16.99.
Wisconsin, River Falls. 1974 Masonic Centennial Penny. Not listable. Masonic Pennies, even Centennial ones like this, are not community coins, and are not listed in my catalog. Just noted to give an example of an unlistable type.
Marshall Islands, Kwajalein. Undated Kwaj Karnival Dollar. Unknown mintage. Not previously cataloged. This one in AU or UNC condition. Offered for $13.25 with FREE shipping, the token did not get a single bid. Very different from last month when an inferior one brought $32.00 +$2.60 after 32 bids!
Illinois, Chanute Air Force Base. Pair of 1967 50th Anniversary and 1977 60th Anniversary Dollars. Unknown mintage. Combined catalog value $9.50. This lot started at $3.50 plus $2.85 shipping, but after 5 bids by 2 bidders it sold for an impressive $20.50.
New York, New York. 1986 Statue of Liberty Birthday Dollar. This the one that shows a closeup of Miss Liberty’s torch. One of six designs. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $3.50. The seller wanted a $9.95 plus $3.00 start, but received no bids. The next week it was even higher, $12.95 + $3.00, BIN, still with no luck. Still available at the same cost, with the current month-long listing ending on June 23.
New York, New York. 1986 Statue of Liberty Birthday Dollar. View of Ellis Island. One of six designs. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $3.50. The seller wanted a $9.95 plus $3.00 start, but received no bids. The next week it went up to $12.95 + $3.00, BIN. It is still available at the same Buy It Now cost. The current month-long listing ends on June 23.
Illinois, Chicago. 1892-93 Harvey Land Company $15.00 Rebate Coin valid on purchase of property. Not previously listed, but it will make it into the next edition if I decide to list items from World’s Fairs - this, of course from the Columbian Exposition. After a start of 99¢ plus $2.50 shipping, it sold for just $6.50 after 7 bids by 6 bidders. Seems like a bargain!
Illinois, Downers Grove. 1968 135th Anniversary Half Dollar. Mintage 10,000. Catalog value $3.00. Sold to a single bidder at the $1.99 plus $2.00 opening bid.
New York, New York City. 1909 Hendrik Hudson Daalder struck in Aluminum and graded Brilliant Uncirculated Plus. An attractive specimen of the large-size aluminum piece, unencapsulated. Offered for $95.00 with FREE shipping, the piece ended without attracting a bid. Not relisted.
New York, New York City. 1909 Hendrik Hudson Daalder struck in Aluminum graded MS-64 and encapsulated by NGC. Starting bid was $178.00, or BIN for $245.00. Shipping was FREE. No bids, not relisted.
New York, New York City. 1909 Hendrik Hudson Daalder struck in Bronze. HK-370A. A rare issue in Bronze. Mintage 10 or less. Not yet listed in the MTC catalog. Available for a starting bid of $3,450.00, which this one, sadly, did not find.
New York, New York City. 1909 Hendrik Hudson Daalder “gold dollar size” struck in aluminum. Not a very appealing example - it shows considerable wear and the seller notes that it has a few small rim bumps. Offered, and sold to a single bidder, at the $28.00 with FREE shipping start.
Kansas, Great Bend. 1972 Centennial Dollar. Mintage 3,000. Catalog value $6.00. Offered for $5.00 plus $2.60 shipping. No bids this week or during the following week when it was listed it a final time.
Pennsylvania, Nanticoke. 1968 175th Anniversary Half Dollar. Unknown mintage. Catalog value in Golden Brass $3.50. Offered for $3.99 plus $2.00 shipping, this token drew 3 bids and sold for $5.50.
South Dakota, Yankton. 1960 Dakota Territory Centennial Half Dollar. Mintage 20,000 or more. Catalog value $3.50. This sale was for a group of 5 Uncirculated pieces with a start of 99¢ plus $4.00 for postage. Sold to a single bidder at the starting bid.
Alaska, Whittier. 1967 Alaska Purchase Centennial Sportsman’s Inn Half Dollar and 5 Dollar Tokens. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $10.50 for the pair. Offered, and sold, for the $15.00 plus $3.00 starting bid. The $5 token was numbered 284, but the seller noted that the token the winner would receive may not have the same number. Only the obverse of the 50¢ token was illustrated, so I have no data on the number - if any (It comes both ways).
Arizona, Sierra Vista. Undated Sierra Vista Silver Dollar, struck in aluminum. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $4.00. Typically found in Uncirculated condition, this specimen was a dirty XF. Start was $9.95 with FREE shipping. No bids, but still available as a Buy It Now item for $7.95.
Pennsylvania, Shamokin. 1964 Centennial Half Dollar, Double headed version - no redemption information. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $5.00. This one sold to a single bidder at the $9.99 with FREE shipping opening bid.
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. 2004 Freedom Dollars, set of two in Silver Clad Nickel and .999 Silver, housed in case of issue and with the certificate of authenticity. As discussed on 2/29, but this one was cheaper. Offered for 24.99 with FREE shipping, this set brought $30.53 after 3 bids.
Nebraska, Papillion. 1965 J. F. Kennedy Memorial Souvenir Coin. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $4.00. Start was just 99¢, but postage $2.59 additional. No bids. Not relisted.
North Dakota, Williston Basin. 1961 Ten Years of Oil Progress Half Dollar. Mintage 25,000. Catalog value $3.50. About Uncirculated. Starting bid was $3.75 plus $2.60 shipping. No bids. Not relisted.
Unknown Location. Boulder Valley City. Undated Two Bits. Unlisted. I was very pleased to be the only bidder at the $18.95 plus $3.39 shipping charge start. No one is certain where this token is from, or what it was used for, but the seller had it listed as Boulder , Colorado. The other top location contenders are Nevada and Montana. In the March 2014 NATCA Token Auction one of these, attributed to Montana, sold for $220 plus 10% buyer’s commission.
Arizona, Lake Havasu City. 2003/2004 London Bridge Dollar in Oxidized Brass, the regular issue. Commemorating the Lewis and Clark expedition. Not yet listed. One of the years where no denomination is mentioned on the coin, but it will be listed to provide continuity to the listings. Sold at the $1.99 plus $2.94 opening bid.
Minnesota, Cass County. 1958 State Centennial Half Dollar. Mintage 7,500. Catalog value $5.00. Sold to a single bidder, who placed what turned out to be an unnecessary second bid, at the $1.99 plus $2.94 start.
New York, New York City. 1909 Henry Hudson Daalder reverse muled with a replica Sommers Islands “Hogge Money” copy in Silver. A fantasy concocted around 1961 by Robert Bashlow. Not previously cataloged, but if I include the Henry Hudson pieces in the next edition, I suppose these restrikes should be listed too. 3,000 of these were struck in silver. This one entombed in a NGC slab and graded MS-68. Offered for $149.95 with FREE shipping. There were no bids. It was not relisted.
New York, New York City. 1909 Henry Hudson Daalder reverse muled with a replica Sommers Islands “Hogge Money” reproduction in Copper. Other than the metal, like the Silver issue above. Also in an NGC slab and graded MS-68 RD. This one was also offered for $149.95 with FREE shipping, the same price as the Silver, and again, there were no bids. This copper piece, however, has continued to be listed, at the same price. The current listing ends on July 2.
South Dakota. Scotland. 1970 Centennial Dollar. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $7.50. A seldom-seen item, but no one else wanted it at the $2.99 plus $2.00 opening bid and it ended up in my duplicate box.
Wyoming, Cheyenne. 1961 Frontier Days Frontier Buck. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $4.50. Offered at a $7.95 start plus $1.85 shipping, this circulated and scratched piece attracted 3 bids by 2 bidders and sold for $10.50.
Kansas. 1941 Coronado Quarto Centennial Nickel struck in zinc. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $4.00. This Extremely Fine example sold to a single bidder for the $13.99 with FREE shipping opening bid.
New York, Alden. 1973 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $10.00 which I now think is too high. Offered for $6.99 plus $2.95 shipping. No bids. Not relisted.
New York, New York City. 1909 Hudson-Fulton Exposition Hendrik Hudson Daalder. Small gold dollar size, struck in aluminum. Not yet listed in my catalog, but maybe someday. HK-374. A slightly nicked-up Extremely Fine specimen encapsulated and graded MS-62 by NGC. The start was $9.99 plus $4.00 shipping. After 14 bids by 10 bidders, it sold for $34.52.