It was a slow week overall. Some of the regular sellers from Scotland did not post listing, so sales have been down to a trickle. Only 15 CTs were sold on ebay this week. All but two sold for less than $20. As mentioned last week, several stock Canadian tokens were traded at very low prices -- I think these are very good deals.
One CT sold at a BIN price of $73. This one was sold by coin-cabinet on July 21 (just yesterday). I have purchased from this dealer before and found the dealing to be quick and easy; the price was very good -- I got the Guelph oval with the dove in the center about a month ago (CW-260).
|This image is from The Charlton|
Standard Catalogue of Canadian
Communion Tokens, 2000.
One other Canadian CT sold for $48 from the same seller. This piece was from Saint Andrews Church in Kingston, Ontario (CW-276B). This one is an oval, dated 1823. It was pictured and described as being in XF condition -- it sold at just below the book valuation.
These sales show how close the book values provided by the Charlton guide are to the actual buy-and-sell figures. I have found the book values to be an accurate indicator of the marketplace more often than not. The recent sale of the stock tokens noted above represent a striking exception to this however. On the other end of the range, I suspect that rare pieces will be hotly contested and prices could soar above the book values, as the Canadian CT market is active and well-developed. Nonetheless, I recommend that you get the Charlton Catalogue; it is well-organized with pictures, history, and valuations.