MTC’s on EBAY November 2015
Illinois, Hoopeston. 1971 Centennial Souvenir Coin. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $7.50, but dropping a bit next edition. Offered for $3.99 plus $3.14 shipping. No bids. Relisted until December 2 as a Buy It Now item at the same price. There were still no bids and the seller ended the listing unsold.
North Dakota. 1981 North Dakota Souvenir Dollar - Train Depot Centennial. Mintage 750. This one numbered 495. Catalog value $5.00. Opening bid was $31.90 with FREE shipping. No bids. The seller then tried $35.09, still with FREE shipping. No bids. Then it went up for bid at $31.58, $30.32, $28.78, then up to $30.22 - at which level the seller finally gave up and ended the listing unsold on December 28.
Idaho, Prichard. 1996 First Edition $20.00 for Gloria’s Steakhouse, Prichard Tavern and the Y-Bar. Attractive one ounce proof Silver piece with an elk’s head. Unknown mintage. Not cataloged, and maybe it will stay that way. It does not commemorate anything, but since Prichard has a population of about 20 people, you might consider it to have had general use in the community. Only one of the three businesses listed on the coin is still operating. This one started at $16.00 plus $3.00 shipping, and sold for $28.00 after 6 bids.
(Minnesota), Elk River. Undated 2nd Elk River Reciprocity Days One Fourth Ticket brass token. Unknown mintage. Not previously cataloged. An octagonal brass “merchant token” style piece that will be included in the next edition. This example was heavily discolored, with light corrosion, and was up for bid at $19.95 with FREE shipping. There were no bids and it was not relisted.
Montana. 1976 Seventh Cavalry Dollar. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $3.50. Starting bid $6.00 Canadian ($4.33 US) plus $4.25 Canadian ($3.07 US). No bids. Relisted one more week at a slightly lower start ($5.00 C / $3.60 US), still with no bids. The seller tried again at $6.00 Canadian and after a couple weeks a bidder appeared and won it during the week ending December 14 for the opening bid and was also able to add a newly listed second identical piece to his collection for an even lower price - $3.95 Canadian, and the new $4.25 postage fee was probably incorporated into the original postage fee.
Arizona, Lake Havasu City. 1974 London Bridge Dollar. Mintage 20,000. Catalog value $4.00. This choice specimen had a $9.95 start with a $1.99 shipping fee. No bids, and listed one additional week at the same price. There were still no bids and it was placed in the sellers store as a Buy It Now item, at the same cost. Still available as of December 30.
Arizona, Quartzite. 1976 Pow Wow Dollar. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $3.50. Starting bid was $4.95 with FREE shipping. There were no bids and it was not relisted.
Hawaii, Kauai. 1973 Kauai Dollar in Sterling Silver. Type with just one pair of petroglyphs at either side of shrine. The raised number block inscribed “60 TH”. An unusual type and mate to an oxidized bronze version with this same inscription I have had for decades! Start was $9.99 with FREE shipping, and after 13 bids I won it for $81.00.
Illinois, Barrington. 1963 Centennial Half Dollar. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $6.50. Listed for a start of $3.99 plus $1.10 shipping, this piece received three bids - but since they were all from the same bidder, it sold for the opening price.
Illinois, Geneva. 1961 Swedish Days, 125th Anniversary Half Dollar. Mintage 10,000. Catalog value $3.50. Placed on ebay for a start of $5.00 plus a very high $7.15 shipping charge. No bids this week, or during the following two weeks when it was offered at the same cost. The listing ended unsold on November 19.
Maryland, Lilypons. 1967 50th Anniversary Half Dollar. Mintage 10,000. Catalog value $3.50. This one in an unattractive About Uncirculated condition did not receive any bids at its $4.99 plus $1.10 start, and was not relisted.
Montana, Wolf Point. 1965 Golden Jubilee Dollar. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $4.50. Opening bid was $2.99 plus $2.00 shipping. No bids. Same deal the next week when it was relisted at the same start.
North Dakota, Rugby. 1961 Diamond Jubilee Half Dollar. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $4.50. Uncirculated, but with a couple annoying tarnish spots. Offered for a start of $16.99 plus $3.00 shipping. No bids and not immediately relisted, but I see the same item in the same Sellers Store available now (December 30) for a Buy It Now price of $31.99 or Best Offer.
Washington, Deer Park. 1970 Harvest Ball $1.50 Admission Token. I included this in my last edition because one of my MTC buddies really wanted me to. There were 10 other tokens from this event, which were simply merchant tokens, but this one could be considered to be representing a community event. I don’t know if it will be listed in the next edition. Any ideas on this one? Anyhow, the mintage is unknown, and I cataloged it at $3.50. This one offered for $2.99 plus $1.50 did not receive a bid this week, or the following week when it was relisted at the same start.
Florida, Key West. 1972 Conch Republic Dollar. Leaping marlin variety. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $6.50. Sold to a single bidder at the $5.00 plus $2.74 opening bid.
Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. 1926 Treasure Island Doubloon. Sailing ship/Liberty Bell variety. This one in nicer than average About Uncirculated/Uncirculated condition. Not previously cataloged. It will be listed in the next edition. Started at $7.00 with FREE shipping. Sold for $9.38 after two bids.
Mississippi, Laurel. 1957 Diamond Jubilee Masonite Nickel. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $8.50. This example was nearly perfect - most of these have lost some of the gold colored lettering - and an improvement over the one in my collection. There was a $5.00 plus $2.00 start, and I confidently bid $18.88. There was someone else out there who realized that this was a premium piece and he outbid me. It sold for $19.33 (+$2.00) after just 2 bids. Rats!
Wisconsin, Green Bay. 1932 George Washington Bicentennial Souvenir Coin. Described by the seller as silver plated brass, I call these white metal and catalog them for $7.50. This one was especially choice with just a slight touch of wear, but it appeared to have been heavily brushed in an effort to clean it - but it sure looked good! Offered for, and sold, for the opening bid of $24.00 plus $2.50 shipping.
Idaho, Buhl. 1981 75th Anniversary Half Dollar. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $5.00. There was no interest in this piece at the $15.00 plus $2.50 start. Not relisted.
Ohio, Green Township. 1959 Sesquicentennial “Valuable Coin”. Mintage 13,000. Catalog value $5.00. Not stated at time of issue, but it turned out that the aluminum coin was worth 50¢ off the price of a subscription to the Western Hills Press newspaper. I was the only one who cared, and won it for the 99¢ plus $1.50 shipping start.
Alaska, Kodiak. 1965 Plywood Palace Days One Snort Token for Solly’s Office. Aluminum. Unknown mintage. Catalog value for any of the three metal varieties $6.50. Sold to a single bidder at the $5.00 plus $3.00 start.
Illinois, Lemont Undated Keepetaw Days Dime. Unlisted in the previous edition of my catalog. One of three denominations that I have come across since that was published 15 years ago. Up for bid at a start of $24.95 plus $3.00. There were no bids for this scarce token, and it was not relisted.
North Dakota, Bismarck. 1961 Territorial Centennial Half Dollar. Inscription reverse, December 31 redemption date. A choice example struck in gilt brass. Mintage uncertain - probably 50,000. Catalog value $2.00. This one was offered and sold to a single bidder at the 99¢ plus $1.00 opening bid.
Michigan. Undated Michigan Buck. Map of Michigan, deer head, antlers. Eagle on shield reverse. Unlisted in my last edition. This specimen was a nice used specimen showing none of the brightness of an uncirculated piece. Somewhat scarce. Offered for $9.99 plus $3.54, this souvenir medallion failed to get a bid. The seller then made it a Buy It Now item and offered it for $8.99 + $3.54 until December 10 before giving up and ending the listing.
Pennsylvania, Cambria County. 1954 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $7.50, but going down a dollar or so. This was a superior BU specimen. Despite a reasonable $12.50 with FREE shipping start, it received no bids and was not relisted.
South Dakota. 1973 Souvenir Dollar. Mintage 6,000. Catalog value $3.50. Starting bid was $50.00 with FREE shipping. When no bids were forthcoming, it was placed in the Sellers Store for $55.00 with FREE SHIPPING. It remained at that level until December 19 when the listing was ended unsold.
Arizona, Tucson. 1933 Wolfville Western Days Dollar. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $6.50. This piece in the typical cleaned About Uncirculated condition was offered for $14.99 with FREE shipping. No bids for this piece cataloged by So-Called Dollar collectors as HK-689.
California, Palm Springs. Undated Palm Springs dollar, Bronze version. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $4.50. This About Uncirculated piece was noted as having the the “rare” P. S. I Love You inscription - but every one I have seen has had that inscriptionI Start was $1.99 with FREE shipping, and it sold for $11.00 after 8 bids by 3 bidders.
Hawaii. 1959 Crossroads of the Pacific Souvenir Coin. Mintage 10,000. Catalog value $5.00. Up for bid at a $16.00 including FREE shipping start. Golden brass variety, About Uncirculated condition. No bids, not relisted.
Hawaii. 1959 Crossroads of the Pacific Souvenir Coin in Nickel-Silver, the “Salvation Army” issue. Mintage reported as 725 pieces. Catalog value $15.00. So-Called Dollar collectors catalog this one as HK-548. Started at $39.99 plus $2.05 shipping, this one sold for $44.11 after two bids. This example was graded and “slabbed” by NGC. I don’t know about some of those folks over there at NGC - they charge a lot of money for their services and they take a token like this, which clearly shows a bit of wear, surface marks typical of “circulation”, and broken luster and call it MS-65. The MS-65 grade should represent a very choice uncirculated coin, not this one we would have called a “slider” before the grading services appeared. The seller was able to note the high grade and report, accurately, that “Only 10 have been graded higher”. My suggestion is simple - Look at the COIN, not the GRADE printed on the slab.
Minnesota. 1958 Minnesota Centennial Obverse Die as used on the Cass County, Chisholm, Coleraine, and Virginia MTC’s. Also collected by So-Called Dollar collectors as HK-517. This piece was holed as made, and in About Uncirculated condition. Sold to a single bidder at the $29.00 with FREE shipping opening bid.
Nebraska, Gordon. 1960 Diamond Jubilee Half Dollar. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $7.50, which I am thinking may be just bit too high. Offered for an opening bid of $4.00 plus $2.54 shipping. No bids. Not relisted.
Vermont, St. Albans. 1963 Bicentennial Half Dollar. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $5.00. This piece was offered for just 99¢ plus $2.63 shipping, and spent its week on ebay without attracting a bid. It was a nice one too!
Arizona, Tombstone. 1928 50th Anniversary Half Dollar. Uniface (obverse) Anillo restrike, encapsulated and graded MS65 by NGC. I was the only bidder at the $7.50 plus $2.50 start. Give-away day on Ebay!
New Jersey, Pitman. 1955 Golden Jubilee Quarter. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $10.00. About 40% of the golden printing rubbed off from this very dark green plastic piece. Offered for $9.00 plus $3.00. No bids. Not relisted.
No location mentioned. One Hundred Dollar Commemorative. Commemorating the National Currency 1875 “Declaration of Independence” National Currency banknote. Silver clad, 39mm. Another of the set I mentioned on October 3. Not listable, and the last of these medals I will mention. Sold to a single bidder for the $5.99, with FREE shipping, opening bid.
South Dakota. Lot of 21 South Dakota Dollars, mixed dates, housed in a nice Dansco Album titled Silver Rounds. I can’t tell from the illustrations which dates were included, but there is a mixture of the type I and scarcer Type II Dollars. Catalog value runs from $3.50 to $6.50 each. This group started off at $9.99 plus $4.72 shipping. Sale price: $31.00 after 4 bids.
Montana, Billings. 1968 50th Anniversary State Fair and Rodeo Dollar. Proof-like Nickel Silver in Franklin Mint display easel. Mintage 1,050 in Proof-like, and an additional 5,000 in standard finish (these numbers vary slightly depending on what reference source is used). Catalog value $6.50. This one received no bids at its $6.99 plus $2.00 opening price. It was not relisted.
California, Los Angeles. 1969 200th Anniversary Cowhide-shaped Leather Dollar. Still attached to original descriptive mailer/brochure. Quite scarce - the first I have seen on Ebay ever, not just the three years I have been doing these listings. The opening bid was $10.00 plus $3.00 shipping, and I was more than pleased to win it for the opening bid! I can’t believe no one else found it, although it was listed in a rather unusual category.
Hawaii, Kona. 1977 Kona Dollar. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $3.50. Start was $2.99 with FREE shipping. After 3 bids by 2 bidders it sold for $3.25.
Kansas. 1961 Official Centennial Coin for Mitchell County, a rather scarce county. Start was $2.99 plus just 49¢ shipping. After 4 bids it sold CHEAP for $12.38.
Maine, Old Town. 1965 125th Anniversary Half Dollar. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $5.00. Offered for $10.00 plus a mysteriously high $7.15 shipping charge. Sold to a single bidder who placed an additional bid to be sure he would win. Since there was no competition, it sold for the opening price.
Iowa, Coin. 1979 Centennial Coin. Mintage 500. Catalog value $12.50. I was the only bidder at the $9.99 plus $1.99 opening bid.
Nebraska, Alliance. 1963 Diamond Jubilee Half Dollar in Antiqued Silver Plate. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $7.50. Opening bid was $14.95 plus $3.00 shipping. No bids, then it was placed in the sellers store for a BIN price of $19.95, with the current listing ending on January 21.
Arizona, Lake Havasu City. 2008-2009 London Bridge Rotary Club Dollar in gilt brass. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $3.50. Sold for the $11.00 plus $2.54 shipping starting bid. Available on the London Bridge Rotary Club website for $10.00.
Iowa, Belle Plaine. 1962 Centennial Half Dollar. Mintage 1,000. Catalog value $17.50. I couldn’t pass this especially choice piece up which cost me only the opening bid of $10.00 plus $2.54 shipping.
Oregon, Forest Grove. Pacific University Centennial Wooden 25¢ and 50¢ Coins. If any of you guys care, these were both my “With State” variety. Catalog value $6.50 and $7.50. The pair started at $2.00 plus $3.00 shipping, and sold for $16.88 after 5 bids by 4 bidders.
California, Chico. 1976 U.S. Bicentennial Good for Free Coffee and Rare Bargains at the Penny Ranch. Mintage 1,000. Not previously cataloged. Sold to a single bidder at the $1.49 plus $1.00 start.
Mississippi, Laurel. 1957 Diamond Jubilee Masonite Nickel. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $8.50. Typical slightly used condition with a few of the gold printed letters missing. Start was $2.00 plus $3.00 shipping. After 3 bids it sold for $4.13 plus.
Florida, Pensacola. 1959 400th Anniversary Half Dollar. Mintage Unknown. Catalog value $5.00. The opening bid, which was not met, was a very low 99¢ plus a rathe high $3.10 shipping fee. The seller brought it back as a Buy It Now item, and now it is priced at $4.99. The postage went down a bit, however, to a somewhat more reasonable $2.50. It is still out there if you want it! This issue will list for a slightly lower price in the next edition of the catalog.
Iowa, Lime Springs. 1968 Centennial Half Dollar. Mintage 1,500. Catalog value $6.50. This was a choice example, but it did not sell at its $3.00 plus $1.25 start. Relisted three additional weeks at the same price and with the same results. For the week ending December 22 it was offered for $2.50 Buy It Now, still plus that reasonable $1.25 shipping cost, and when that failed, the seller ended the listing without a sale.
Michigan, Muskegon. 1950 Aquapades Quarter. Unknown Mintage. Catalog value $6.00. This one was in the usual slightly used condition, but it suffered from a few spots of corrosion. Start was just 48¢ and postage a mere 70¢! Sale price after 3 bids - $2.30.
California, Fort Bragg. 1965 Paul Bunyan Days Dollar. Mintage 3,000. Catalog value $4.50. Offered, and sold, for the $4.99 plus $2.54 starting bid.
North Dakota. 1981 Souvenir Dollar (Mandan). Mintage 750. Catalog value $5.00. Offered for $31.58 with FREE shipping. No bids. Offered again for $30.32, then $28.78 for a couple weeks. Next try was a slightly higher opening bid of $30.22, then $28.71 and currently - ending January 23 - $27.75 bid or $38.50 Buy It Now.
Wyoming, Greybull. 1968 60th Anniversary Dollar. Mintage 5,000. Catalog value $5.00. Offered starting at 99¢ plus $2.54 shipping. After 4 bids it sold for $3.25.
Hawaii, Honolulu. 1975 Hawaii Dollars. A pair of pieces - one a Large Low date spotted variety in oxidized brass , catalog value $3.50, and a gold plated large low date with number block ( 217). Both with High Wave reverse. The second piece was a variety not included in the last edition of my catalog. Start was $4.99 plus $2.54 shipping. I was able to buy the lot for $10.50 after 6 bids were placed.
Ohio, New Lexington - Perry County. 1967 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $3.50. The state is not mentioned on the token, and this one caught my eye because it was offered as New Lexington, PENNSYLVANIA - instead of Ohio. An easy-to-make mistake, because there are well known MTC’s from New Brighton, New Kensington, New Oxford, and New Wilmington, Pennsylvania! At any rate, the start was $4.99 plus $2.04 shipping. There were no bids and it is still available at the same price (but now as a BIN item) near the end of January.
Florida, Key West. 1973 Conch Republic Conch Dollar, Marlin variety. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $6.50. Up for bid at a $25.00 plus $4.54 start. No bids. Offered the following week at a much lower $15.00 start, but with a higher $6.04 shipping fee. There were still no bids and the seller ended his listing.
Arizona, Lake Havasu City. 1973 London Bridge Rotary Club Dollar. Mintage 25,000. Catalog value $10.00. Sold to a single bidder at the $12.50 with FREE shipping opening.
Arizona, Lake Havasu City. 2004/2005 London Bridge Rotary Club Dollar. Mintage Unknown. Not yet cataloged, but still available from the London Bridge Rotary Club website for $12.00. Offered for $12.50 with FREE shipping. There were no bids, but the seller continued to list it at the same price and it sold during the week ending on December 12 to a single bidder.
Hawaii. Undated ALOHA MONEY / ROYAL HAWAIIAN MINT NICKEL counterstamp on a circulated 1964 Jefferson Nickel. Start was $9.99 plus $3.95 shipping. It closed at $17.05 after 6 bids by 4 bidders. The Aloha Money counterstamps were not included in the last edition of the Municipal Token catalog, but they will appear in the next.
Indiana, Jeffersonville. 1952 Sesquicentennial Dime. Unknown mintage. A very scarce issue with a catalog value of $12.50. Unfortunately this specimen had a couple of big jagged holes drilled through it - otherwise it was pretty nice. It started at $1.99 plus $2.54 shipping. There were two bids and it sold for $5.51.
Iowa, Vinton. 1969 Centennial Half Dollar. Mintage 2,000. Catalog value $6.00. This token was offered along with three wooden nickels from the same celebration for $30.00 plus $2.54 shipping. No bids. The following week the same lot was offered for $20.00, and when once again no bids were received, the listing was ended.
Minnesota. 1958 Uniface obverse of many Municipals, So-Called Dollars and advertising medals., struck in gilt brass. See my other postings for further details on this piece. This specimen was a choice piece encapsulated by NGC and graded MS 65. Offered for $195.00 with FREE shipping. There were no bids this week, or the following week when it was offered at the same cost.
California, Santa Catalina Island. 1989 Trade Dollar. Mintage 10,000. Catalog value $4.00. The first issue of an eight year series. Placed up for bid at a start of $5.00, it attracted 3 bids and sold for $6.00.
Ohio, Mogadore. 1957 Sesquicentennial Half Dollar. Unknown mintage. Catalog value $7.50. This About Uncirculated piece received no bids at its $4.99 plus $2.00 start, and was not relisted.