US 2998126: "COIN DISPLAY HOLDER (OCR)"



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Patent Title: COIN DISPLAY HOLDER (OCR)
Patent Number: 2998126 Filing Date: Jan 11, 1960
Application Number: Issue Date: Aug 29, 1961
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Description

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Aug. 29, 1961 P. W. JENKINS 2,998,126 COIN DISPLAY HOLDER Filed @luly 11, 1960 3-t- t9 20 19 8 ------------- 8 U3 9 16 5 3 19 4 5 6 ,15 10 3 9 6 7 2 8 6 1 1 5 3 18 18 7 10 9 6 20 16 20 I I V V E N T O R . paidl wiena ilits BY 190 7 ATTORNEYS


United States Patetit Office pat 22998,126 2,998,126 COLN DISPLAY HOLDER Paul W. Jenl&s, 3136 Dellwood Ave. N.W., C,anton, Ohio Filed July 11, 1960, Ser. No. 42,099 5 Claims. (Cl. 206-.83) TI-lis application pertains to coin holders. More particularly it pet-tains to a coin holder for mounting coins isstied in sets, such as by the mint of the United States Government which sets of coins, being uncirculated, are encased in polyethylene coated cellophane packages with each coin denornination sealed in a separate pocket. icoin holders of various types have been known and used by persons who make coin collectin- a hobby. The true coin collector is more interested in mounting his coins in a manner whicii can be readily displayed to other persons, than in simply @accumulating coins and storing them in a safe place without mounting the coins in coin holders for convenient viewing. Associated with the foregoing is the desirability on the part of coin collectors of mounting sets of coins in rigid coin holders without removing the coins from the plastic packages as issued by the mint. It is felt by many coin collectors that the mint packaged sets have a preferred collector's value because the package is sealed and therefore denotes an indicium of authenticity which the coins lose upon th--ir removal from the package. As a ,re,sLilt, a need has arisen for ri.-id coin holder adapted to mount the coins in the package as issued by the mint. Heretofore a coin holder for mounting sets of coins in t,icir original cellophane packages has not existed. Prior coin holders have inrluded laminated sheets witil coinreceiving openin.-S equal to the size of a coin. Thus coins mounted in the- cellophane containers of any kind would not be mounted in e)tisting holders because the coin--cceivin-, openin.-S are too small. ATiother reason for keeping the coins in their mint cellopha--iie package is that the package being sealed excludes air from the coins and therefore prevents the coins from becoming tarnished and losing their original new appearance. Accordingly, it is an object of this invention to provide a coin holder which is adapted to accommodate sets of coins mounted in mint sealed packages. It is another object of this invention to provide a coin holder composed of separable sheets of rigid plastic material for containing polyethylene coated cellophane packages in which sets of coins are issued by the Government Mint. It is another object of this invention to provide a plastic coin holder in which mint-packaged sets of coins may be mounted for display purposes by coin collectors without removing the coins from their sealed packages and thereby preserving the coins against tamisbing. Finally, it is an object of tlus invention to provide an improved coin holder by which the foregoing objects and desiderata are obtained in a simple, effective and inexpensive manner. These and other objects and advantages apparent to those skilled in the trt from the following description and claims may be obta;ned, the stated results achieved-' and the described di'Mculties overcome by the discove - ries, principles,- apparatus, parts, elemeiits, combinations, ar@d subcombinations which coniprise the present inventioii, the natur,- of wbich -is set forth in the following g-,neral st,,itement, a preferred emboditnent of which-illustrative of the best mode in which applicant has contemplated applying the principles-is set forth in the following description alid shown in the drawings, and which is par- ented Aug. 29, 1961 2 ticularly and distinctly pointed out and set forth @in the appended claims forming part hereof . The nature of the improvements in the coin holder of the present invention may be stated in general terms as including a pair of outer sheets composed of rigid transparent plastic material, a pair of inner coin moiinting sheets between the outer sheets, the inner sheets having isp,-,c,,d coiti-receiving openings, the coins being contained in a sealed plastic package mounted between the inner lo sheets, the outer sheets having a peripheral flange co.1taining the inner sheets, and means for securing the coin holder together. The preferred embodiment of the invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawings wherein: 15 FIGURE 1 is a perspective view, partly broken away, showing a coin holder having a set of mint packaged coins contal:ned therein; FIG. 2 is an exploded view showing the several parts of the coin holder; and 20 FIG. 3 is a transverse sectional view taken on the line 3-3 of FIG. 1. Similar numerals refer to similar parts throu.-hout the several views of the drawing. As shown in the drawings, a packa-,e of coins I is 25 modnted within a coin holder generally indicated at 2. The holder Z is a laminated member and includes a pair of outer sheets 3 and 4 of transparent material, inner sheets 5 and 6, - and means for holding the sheets 3-6 together including nuts 7 Lnd bolts 8. 30 The packa-e I of coins is representative of a set of coins issued by the mint of the United States Government, which set includes one each of a cent, nickel, dime, quarter, and half-dollar, each of which coins is generally indicated at 9. The package I is composed of uppe@r 35 and lower sheets la and lb of polyethylene coated cellophane which are sealed together around the peripheral borcler portions at 10 and which are provided with separated pockets @ll by cross sealed portions 12 and 13 extending longitudinally and transversely, respectively, of 40 the package I and similar to the peripheral sealed border portions 10. One coin 9 of each denomination is contained in each pocket 11 of the package 1. In addition, a mint seal 14 is inserted in one of the pockets 11. The seal 14 serves the double puipose of filling one of the 45 pockets of six pockets provided in the rectangular package and also indicates the particular mint issuing the set of coins involved. The United States Mints are currently located at Philadelphia and Denver. The outer sheets 3 and 4 are preferably composed of 50 transparent polystyrene plastic sheets which are preferably re-,tangular in shape. As shown in FIGS. 2 and 3, the sheets 3 and 4 include flanges 15 and,16, respectively, extending around the border portion. Wnen the outer sheets 3 and 4 are assembled they provide an inner cori, partment @17 in which the inner sheets 5 and 6 ate disposed. The peripheral border flan,-es 15 and 16, which are of uniform dimensions, retain the inner sheets 5 and 6 snugly in place i-,l the compartment 17 between t@ie outer sheets. 60 The inner sheets 5 and 6 are of rectangular shape, having a length a-@id width substantially eqtial to those of the compartment 17 'Lori-ned by the outer sheets 3 and 4. 'nie inner sheets 5 and 6 are preferably composed of cel- lulose aceta+e and n-lay be transparent but are preferably I opaqut, and are colored, such as white, black, maroon, 65 etc. Iii addition, each sheet 5 and @ is provided with a plurality of, preferably six, coin-receiving openings 18 aligned with the coins 9 and the mint seal 14 of the package I of coins. The openings 18 are of varying size. Inasmuch as the holder 2 is provided for holding a pack- 70 age I of coins contained within sheets la and lb, the openings 18 are substantially larger thati the coins ia


3 order to accommodate the thicknesses of the cellophane comprising the package 1. As shown in FIG. 3, all portio'ns of the package 1, except a portion containing each coin 9, are secured between the assembled inner sheets 5 and 6 and are pressed compactly together when the holder is assembled by plastic nuts 7 and bolts 8. Moreover, the inner sheets 5 and 6 have dimensions greater than the package I of coins so that the peripheral edge of the package is contained witbin the compartment 17. As showii in FIG. 3, the thickness of the compartment 17 is substantially equal to the coi-@ibi-tied thickness of the inner sheets 5 iand 6 plus the thickness of the package 11 so that when the holder is assembled with the package I of coins contained therein, the mating surfaces of the flanges 15 and 16 are in surface-to-surface contact with each other. In order to fit the outer sheets 5 and 6 tightly t<),-Cther in perfect alignment to receive the nuts 7 iand bolts 8, the outer sheets 3 and 4 are provided with interfitting tongues 19 and grooves 20, and tongues 19a and grooves 20a. The ton,-ues 19 are provided preferably along one side and one end portion of one outer sheet 3 while the tongue 19a and groove 20a are disposed along the other side and end of the outer sheets 3 and 4. fln addition to provid@.'ng an exact fit for the assembly, the tongues 19 and 19a and grooves ZO and 20a provide an additional air-resistant fitting around the coins 9 contained in the holder. Although the foregoing coin holder construction is described for a particular package I of coins, it is understood that more or less apertures may be provided in different arran.- ements to accommodate any other sets of coins which may be issued in a packaged form from time to time by the mint. The now and useful coin holder described herewith provides a rigid meads fOr containing and viewing coins contained within mint packaged envelopes which to the coin holder represents a desirable attribute for the coins. That is, the holder may be used to enclose the entire package of coins within the polyethylene coated cellophane envelope which together with the mint seal 14 is an indicium of autheitici,y which indicates that the packaged coins are the same coins that were placed in the p-,tcka.-e at the mint and therefore of uncirculated, untamished condition. In the foregoing description, certain terms have been used for brevity, clearness and understanding; but no unnecessary limitations are tc) be implied therefrom beyond the requirements of the prior art, because such terms are utilized for descriptive purposes herein and not for the purpose of Iii.-utatiGn @ind are intended to@ be broadly constr,ued. Moreover, the description of the improvements is.by way of example and the scope of the present invention is not limited to the exact details illustrated, or to the specific mechanisms shovrn. Having now described the features, discoveries and principles of the invention, the construction, operation and use of the improved mechanisms and the advl-ntageous, new and useful results obtained thereby; the new and useful parts, elements, constructions, me.-hanisms, combinations, subcombinations, and arrangements, and mechanical equivalents obvious to those skilled in the art, are set forth in the appended claims. Wbat is claimed is: 1. A coin display holder for a set of coins which are encased in separate pocket within an air-tight sealed package o'L pliable transparent material, the holder including an outer pair of rigid transparent sheets, an inner pair of sheets of rigid material, one inner sheet having 4 coin-receiving openings spaced from each other and in alignment with corresponding openings in the other inner sheet, the assembled pair of inner sheets bein.- disposed on opposite sides of a packaged set of coins and form- ing a mask for the package between the spaced openings, and means for holding the inner and outer sheets together in rigid assemibly with the encased coins disposed in the openings of the inner pair of sheets. 2. A coin display holder for sets of coins which are 10 encased in separate pockets within an @air-tight scaled package of pliable transparent material, the holder including a pair of outer transparent sheets, a pair of inner sheets having aligned coin-receiving openings of sizes greater than the size of the encased coin, the inner sheets 15 forming masks rellaining a coin in and between each pair of aligned coin-receiving openings, each coin bein- contained within the scaled package within the afigned7openings and which package is coextensive with each opening, and means for holding the set of coins together with each 20 coin in a separate pair of aligned openings with a portion of the package between the pockets of coins being enclosed between the pair of inner sheets. 3. A coin display holder for a set of coins which are enc-,ised in separate pockets within an air-tight package 2,5 of pliable traiisparent material, the holder i- @icludin- a pair of outer transparent sheets, at least ono of each sheets having a peripheral flange portion having a surface abuttable with a peripheral surface por-tion of the other outer sheet, the outer pair of sheets fc)rming a com- 30 partment when assembled, a pair of inner sheets having aligned coin@receiving openings of a size greater than that of coins contained therein, the inner sheets forming masks covering the package between the openidgs and which package is coextensive with each opening, the as- 35 sembled pair of inner sheets forming a mask for opposite sides of a package encasing a et of coins, the assembled pair of inner sheets and packa.-e havin.@ a thickness substantially equal to and being disposed in the compartment formed by the pair of outer sheets, and means for 4o holding the assembled sheets together. 4. A coin display holder for a set of coins which are encased in separate pockets within a sealed package of pliable transparent material, the holder including a pair of otiter sheets and a pair of inner sheets, the outer sheets 45 bein.- larger than the pair o@.@ inner sheets and having peripheral border flange portions in qbutment with each other and forming- compartment means for receiving the pair of inner sheets, the inner sheets having a plurality of aligned spaced coin-receiving openin-s, the number of 50 openings being equal to the number of coins in a package, the pair of inner sheets being placeable to.-ether on opposite sides of a package of a sheet of coins with each --Oin disposed in one pair of alianed openings, the pair of inner sheets forming a mask for a package containing a 55 set of coins, and means for holding @the assembled sheets together with the flanged portions of the outer sheets in surface-to-surface abutment with each other. 5. The construction as set forth in claim 4 in which the abutting stirfaces of the flange portions of the otiter (;o sheets are provided with tongue and groove means adjacent the sides and ends of the periphery of the holder. References Cited in the file of this patent 65 UNITED STA'I'ES PATENTS 2,457,998 Hayes et al - ------------ Jan. 4, 1949 2,672,977 Seitz ----------------- Mar. 23, 1954 2,844,248 Tiberio ---------------- July Z2, 1958

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