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The E-Sylum:  Volume 10, Number 15, April 15, 2007, Article 12

POP-OUT COINS MADE WITH AUGUST FRANK DIES

Dick Johnson writes: "To answer Oded Paz's E-Sylum: Pop-out coins
are made with a die and force. On September 15, 1972 Medallic Art
Company purchased the August Frank Company's medal division and
obtained all their dies. Among perhaps 7,000 dies was one that
created just such pop-out coins. It was a lady's head intended for
a half dollar coin.

"I tried it manually - attempting to hammer the reverse to force
the coin into the die's cavities like repoussť - without much success.
I concluded it had to be done on a press with a FORCE, a die with
the positive image that drove the proper mass of the coin into the
negative design of the die at hand. I believe I still have that
mangled half dollar (I couldn't return it to circulation since I
was the one who mutilated it)."

[August Frank!  That does seem to ring a bell now.  Can anyone
locate an August Frank advertisement listing pop-out coins for
sale?  -Editor]

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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