Here are some additional Lucite-encased coin items from readers. Thanks! -Editor
Cardinal Spellman's Lucite-Encased Fugio Cent
Tony Terranova writes:
Those Lucite-encased Fugio coppers were made for the Bank of New York for promo purposes. They were given to various people for big new deposits
or bank employees for long term service, etc. I have one presented to Francis Cardinal Spellman of the diocese of NYC.... They sometimes come with
their little, plush brown & gold paper boxes.
60th Anniversary of The Beistle Company
Dave Lange writes:
I have an addition the ongoing discussion of Lucite encased coins and medals. I purchased this item on eBay a couple years ago, when I was
preparing my book on National Coin Albums, and it's illustrated within that book. This paperweight encases a 1960 Philadelphia Mint set and marks
that year's 60th Anniversary of The Beistle Company, the maker of all Wayte Raymond coin holder products. I have absolutely no desire to free the
coins, as the value lies in the rare souvenir; it is the only example I've seen in many years of collecting all things coin album.
Great item! I'd never seen one of these before Dave's book. Great marketing item for the company. -Editor
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
BANK OF NEW YORK FUGIO CENT IN LUCITE (www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v17n48a26.html)
Wayne Homren, Editor
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