Bruce Perdue writes:
"I was of course interested to see more Lucite encased coins this week. I passed on sending you an image of the toilet seat and many other Lucite encased coins that I own. I am enclosing one more since it ties into two articles from the December 6, 2020 (v23n49) issue. I have two Churchill crowns encased in Lucite from, "The Chartered Bank - Rockefeller Center Branch". It's 2 1/4 inches in diameter and 1 inch high. The other is 3 inches by 3/4 inch, otherwise identical.
"To further tie it into the Bibliomania aspect of this newsletter, while visiting Blenheim Palace in 2008 it was recommended to me that if I really wanted to understand Winston Churchill I should read, "Fortune's Daughters" the story of Jennie Churchill, Winston's mother, and her 2 sisters. They were New York City socialites who came to London and married aristocracy. It is an interesting look into his mother and how the aristocracy behaved and raised their children and how it shaped Winston.
"My local library thru interlibrary loan obtained a copy from the University of Illinois Champaign campus. I was the first to read it. "
Lev Linkner writes:
"I found your Lucite article interesting. I remember in the 50s and 60s many coins were put it Lucite. A few years ago I purchased this probably unique Lucite block of Gould Patterns. It is not referenced in Burdette's book or elsewhere. I imagine it was made for an executive at Gould Manufacturing in Cleveland or for advertising around 1978. All pieces in various metals are very rare. Even though it is thought that the Lucite decreases its value (it does), this is a historic Lucite block.
"Lucite is a brand name for Poly (methyl methacrylate) and other brands may have produced the encased coins we encounter."
Lev included these references:
Gould Inc. Patterns
NEW BOOK: INTERNATIONAL NICKEL & GOULD PATTERNS
Lev Messick writes:
"Just thought you would like to know there is a Lucite paper weight and pen holder with Harry's name in the Lucite as well on eBay for $75.00 right now. I remember Harry well from shows here at Long Beach."
To read the complete lot description, see:
Lucite Paperweight desk 3d Silver Coins red owned by numismatist Harry Forman
Thanks, everyone! Great topic. Each item was more amazing than the last.
I'd never seen a pop out repousse Kennedy half! All three coins look like the product of the August Frank company.
To read the earlier E-Sylum articles, see:
NEW BOOK: POP OUT REPOUSSE COINS, 3RD EDITION
MORE COINS IN LUCITE
THE 1965 COMMEMORATIVE CHURCHILL CROWN
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