MTCs on Ebay July 2015
Kansas, Gove. 1965 Litson Half Dollar. A simple leather disc, stamped LITSON / GOVE,KAN. / 1965 on one side and 50 / CENTS / IN / TRADE on the other. Supposed to be part of a set of leather coins from a community event. I’ll be listing this one next edition. Offered for $9.99 plus $2.00 and sold for $20.99 after two bids.
Hawaii,Maui. 1999 Maui Dollar in Silver. Type dated on both sides. Mintage reported as 1,500. Choice Proof Condition. Offered for 99¢ plus $3.50 shipping, this one advanced to $40.88 after 15 bids.
New York, Rensselaer County (Troy). 1976 175, 150 Year Anniversary Half Dollar. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $3.50. Start was $3.99 plus $2.49 shipping. No bids this week, or when relisted the following week - however when lowered to $1.99 plus $2.49 a week after that, It did find a home with a single bidder at the opening price.
North Dakota, Rolla. 1988 Centennial $2.00. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $4.00. Opening bid was $5.99 plus $3.00 shipping. There were no bids this week, and the following week produced the same result again. The opening was lowered to just 99¢ plus $3.00. After two additional weeks at this price, the seller made the token a Buy It Now item in his store for $1.99 +$3.00. It is still there as of late September.
Washington,Blaine. 1933 Peace Arch Wooden 50¢. Variety with hand written number. These “Depression Script” Peace arch coins, which come in several varieties and denominations, do not seem to commemorate any particular event so I will not be listing them. This one started at just 1¢ plus $2.00 shipping, and sold for $10.50 after 5 bids.
Hawaii. 1986 King Kalakaua Silver Akahi Dala signed THM on obverse and with JM and crossed hammers on the reverse coat of arms. Noted by the seller to be “an Ultra Rare coin”. Mintage, according to the latest edition of Unusual World Coins, 920 with an additional 740 in Proof. They catalog there at $55.00 and $85.00. Available for $124.95 Buy It Now, with FREE shipping. Still available at the same cost 8 weeks later, except there is now a Make Offer option. A very pretty coin, probably a Proof.
Washington, Olympia. 1933 Old Ironsides Visit Oyster Money Wooden Quarter. The start was just a penny plus $2.00 shipping. After 10 bids it sold for an impressive $95.00. The high price is due to its scarcity, plus it is avidly collected by Washington Token collectors, Wooden Money collectors, Depression Script collectors and the unusual oyster shape attracts a lot of interest because of its uniqueness.
Michigan, Jones. Undated (probably 1976) Quarter with Liberty Bell in Extremely Fine condition. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $7.50. Offered for an opening bid of $14.99 with FREE shipping. No bids. Resisted repeatedly at that price since then, and currently with a Make Offer option.
California, Los Angeles. 1981 Birthday Dollars, set of 6 in folder of issue. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $2.50 each. Offered for $4.99+ $5.85 shipping. No bids this week, but after being relisted 5 times at the same price, it sold to a single bidder on 8/21.
Wyoming, Lander. 1968 Pioneer Days Antelope Hunt One Buck. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $6.00. Asking an opening bid of $15.95 + $3.00. There were no bids so it was relisted for $6.99 + $3.00. When there were still no bids the listing was ended by the seller.
Alaska, Fairbanks. 1959 Alaska Statehood Dollar in Golden Bronze, a bit spotted and stained. Housed in a NGC “slab” and very generously graded MS 64. Mintage at least 200,000. Catalog value $1.50 - tied for the lowest price in the book! Bidding started at 99¢ + $3.99 shipping. There were 12 bids by 5 bidders and it sold for $23.50.
Kansas. 1961 Official Centennial Coin for Kiowa County. Unknown mintage, but a hard-to-find county. Available for a $10.00 + $3.00 start. No bids, not relisted.
Illinois, Taylorville, Christian County. 1964 125th Anniversary Half Dollar. Mintage 2,500. Catalog value $4.50. Offered for a start of 99¢ plus a bold $5.99 for postage. There were no bids and it was not relisted.
Unknown Location. Undated Boulder Valley City Buck. TokenCatalog.com attributes these to either Montana (a similar Two Bits token attributed to that locality sold for $242.00 in 2014) or Colorado. Years ago I saw the Two Bits variety attributed to Nevada. This XF/AU piece had a 25.99 with FREE shipping start, but there were no bids. Eight weeks later when the start was reduced to $14.99 Buy It Now, someone bought it.
Arizona, Tombstone. 1929 50th Anniversary Half Dollar. Very Fine with no counterstamp. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $15.00. Start was 99¢ plus $1.91 shipping and it sold at $42.00 after 18 bids by 8 bidders.
Ohio, Norwalk (Firelands) 1959 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar. Unknown mintage. Catalog Value $4.50. Start was $14.50 with FREE shipping, which seems way too much - even for this nice Uncirculated piece. There were no bids and after one more week at this start, it was placed in the Seller’s Store at $19.95 BIN, still with FREE shipping. It has been there for a couple months now, the current listing ends on 9/23.
Kansas. 1961 Official Centennial Coin for Barton County. Unknown mintage, but an easy to find county. This was for a lot of 7 pieces with a start of $9.00 plus $2.50 shipping. There were no bids. The next week the start dropped to $7.00 plus $2.50 and this time it sold to single bidder.
Alaska, Anchorage. 1967 Alaska Purchase Centennial Private Issue Good for One Drink at the Oriental Gardens. Variety with date and number under the gate on the reverse. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $4.00. Up for bid starting at $5.00 plus $3.00 shipping. There were no bids and it was not relisted.
North Dakota. 1979 North Dakota Souvenir Dollar. Mintage 4,000. Catalog value $3.50, $4.50, or $5.00 depending on the edge variety, which the seller does not describe. Opening bid $75.00 plus $2.99 shipping. Still available two months later, but now as a Buy It Now item in the Sellers Store, and with a Make Offer option.
Hawaii. 1988 King Kamehameha / Idol Dala struck in Fine Silver, Proof. Mintage 10,000 authorized. Catalog value $15.00. There were no bids at the $40.00 plus $2.00 shipping start, even after a second week at the same price. Then it was placed in the seller’s Store for $47.95 + $2.00. After a month or so put on sale for 10% and currently 15% off, which comes to $40.76. Sale ends with the current listing on 9/20. Currently available on the Royal Hawaiian Mint website for $59.00 where it is noted that the final production was only 1,500 of the 10,000 authorized pieces.
Kansas. 1961 Official Centennial Coin in Sterling Silver, no issuing location inscribed. Unknown mintage. Start was just $5.99 plus $1.29 shipping. There were 3 bids and it sold for a reasonable $8.88.
Michigan, Franklin. 1976 U. S. Bicentennial Private Issue Dime from Aquarius Coins. A Patrick Mint cent-size token. Mintage 1,000. Not previously cataloged. Start was 99¢ plus $2.54 additional for shipping. There were no bids. When it was relisted one more time at the same cost, once again there were no bids.
Pennsylvania, Boyertown. 1976 U. S. Bicentennial Half Dollar. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $5.00. Offered for $9.95 plus $2 shipping, but the sale was ended early because “the item is no longer available”.
Idaho, Buhl. 1981 75th Anniversary Half Dollar. Mintage 5,000. Catalog value $5.00. Offered for a start of $3.00 with FREE shipping, but there were no bids an it was not relisted.
(West Virginia, Bluefield). 1983 Pocahontas Coalfield Centennial Three Dollars. Not listed in my last MTC catalog. Start was $3.00 + $3.95 or $5.00 Buy It Now - still with the $3.95 shipping. There were no bids this week, and it was relisted 3 times at the same cost. Then the seller tried it for a week at $4.50 plus $3.95. There were still no bids and listing was ended. The big green corrosion spot on reverse didn’t help.
Montana, Glasgow. 1987 Centennial Dollar. Unknown mintage. Not cataloged in previous editions of my catalog. Start was $3.50 + $1.10 postage and it sold to me as the only bidder.
Oregon, Myrtle Creek. 1959 Oregon Centennial Wooden Half Dollar. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $12.50. Start was 1¢ plus $2.00 shipping and handling. After two bids it sold for 55¢. Sure wish I would have bid!
Alaska, Anchorage. 1967 Alaska Purchase Centennial Trade Dollar, private issue O’Neills Trade Dollar and good at any of four locations. Numbered 3208. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $3.50. Start was $4.50 plus $2.50 shipping. There were no bids and it was relisted once for the same price and then then lowered to $3.00 + $2.50. This drew two bids and it sold for $3.25.
Ohio, Archbold. 1966 Centennial Quarter. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $7.50. Offered for an opening bid of $4.99 + $1.99. It sold to single bidder.
Oregon, Union. 1978 Centennial Dollar. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $7.50. Sold to a single bidder at the $7.00 with FREE shipping start.
Kansas, Lyndon. 1970 Centennial Dollar, unnumbered version. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $5.00. This one with a $15.95 start with FREE shipping. Lowered to $9.95 bid, then $9.95 Buy It Now, the item is still available as of mid-September.
Colorado. 1967 Bronco Buck. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $4.00. This one mounted in bolo tie, but it looks like it can be easily removed. Start was $4.00 plus $3.50 shipping. No bids, not relisted.
(New York, Albany). “1609” New Netherlands Museum Henry Hudson Half Moon Daalder. Unknown mintage. Unlisted - and maybe it will stay that way. Opening bid was $8.00 plus $2.00 for shipping. There were no bids, so the seller tried making it a Buy It Now item starting at $8.46 plus $2.00. It was listed this way until September 4 when the listing was ended unsold.
South Dakota. 1976 Souvenir Dollar. Mintage 6,000. Catalog value $3.50 for the normal numbered version. This one was priced at a $14.50 + $3.99 start. There were no bids and after 4 more tries at same price, listing was ended unsold.
Alaska, Sitka. 1963 Alaska’s Historical Capital Dollar in Sterling Silver. Lot of 5 pieces in original packaging. Mintage 500. Catalog value $20.00 each. The group was offered starting at just $60.00 ($12 each!) plus $7.00 for shipping, but there were no bids and the lot was not relisted.
Florida. 1982 Space Shuttle Florida Dollar in card of issue. Unknown Mintage. Catalog value $3.00. Bidding started at $7.99 + $2.54 shipping. There were no bids and it was relisted at $7.00. Still no bids so the start was lowered to $6.00. Then when no one would bid that much it was lowered again to a $5.00 plus $2.54 start. When no one bid at this price, the listing was ended.
Oregon, Canby. 1976 U. S. Bicentennial Dollar. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $7.50. Offered Buy It Now for $3.95 + $1.95 shipping. I bought it!
Montana, Baker. 1976 U. S. Bicentennial Dollar. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $5.00. Offered for $9.99 plus $3.99 shipping, and it sold to single bidder.
Wyoming, Lander. 1968 Pioneer Days Dollar. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $6.00. Offered in slightly used condition for a 99¢ start, and after 3 bids it sold for $1.50 + $2.25 shipping.
Kansas. 1961 Official Centennial Coin for Douglas County. Unknown mintage. This Douglas County piece is easily found. Sold to a lone bidder for the 99¢ plus $2.25 opening.
Iowa, Claire. Set of the 9 different Irish Dollars 1972 to 1981. Unknown mintages. Catalog $47.00 for the set. After a 99¢ start, they sold for a mere $5.61 - and the shipping was FREE! If I had known this scarce set would sell for so little, I would have been right in there bidding.
Maryland, Lilypons. 1967 50th Anniversary Dollar, Golden Brass variety. Mintage 10,000. Catalog value $3.50. Sold along with a non MTC from Frederick MD. Start for the pair was $7.50 plus $3.00 shipping. There were no bids and the start was lowered to $5.00 + $3.00. Still there were no bids and the listing was ended by the seller.
Michigan, Traverse City. 1947 Centennial Quarter. Uncirculated. Holed as all are. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $4.50. Despite being priced right at a $1.99 plus $2.54 start, this nice piece did not find a home, and it was not relisted.
Missouri, Silver Dollar City. “1892” Sullivan’s Mill Dollar in Nickel Silver. Unknown mintage. It is listed at $4.50 in the not-yet-published next edition of the catalog. There was a $4.95 start plus $1.95 shipping costs. There were 11 bids and it sold for a surprising $31.00!
Alaska, Anchorage. 1967 Alaska Purchase Centennial Trade Dollars. Set of 3 in original cardboard holder. Unknown mintage, Catalog value $9.00 for the three. The bidding opened at $12.95 with FREE shipping. There were two bids by the same bidder so it sold for the opening of $12.95.
Texas, San Antonio. 2007 Texas Folklife Festival Dollar. Unknown mintage. Not previously cataloged. One of the later years I did not have yet. I won it for $1.25 plus $2.50 postage after a start of 99¢.
Alaska, North Pole. 1963 Santa Claus House set of Sterling Silver and Gilt Brass. Both the variant with the extra marks on reverse. Mintage 750 and 5,000 (both varieties combined). Catalog value $20.00 for the silver and $4.00 for the gilt brass piece. Start was 99¢ with FREE shipping. After 13 bids by 8 players the set sold for $14.46. Darn! I forgot to make a note of the postal charge!
Arizona, Lake Havasu City. Set of the first eight London Bridge Dollars, 1972-1979 all choice. Two of these had mintages of 20,000, and the others were struck in quantities of 25,000 each. Total catalog value $35.00. The eight pieces are available from the London Bridge Rotary Club for a combined price of $759.00. Start was $12.95 plus $5.50 more for shipping. Sold for $58.00 after 10 bids by just two bidders.
Oregon, Gresham. 1959 Oregon Centennial Half Dollar in gilt brass. Brilliant Uncirculated. The slightly scarcer No Smoke variety. Mintage 20,000 (total). Offered for 99¢ plus $2.50 in postage, but there were no bids and it was not relisted.
Oregon, Redmond. 1959 Oregon Centennial Half Dollar in golden brass. Brilliant Uncirculated. High Star with Smoke variety. Mintage 20,000 (total - all varieties). Catalog value $2.50. Offered for 99¢ plus $2.50 in postal charges, but there were no bids and it was not relisted.