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21 Jul 2020

Lucite Encasement #6

Exonumia | Haney

Well for those that followed Freak Show 1968 this next piece should not surprise…..

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07 Jul 2020

Lucite Encasement #5

Exonumia | Haney

This next piece is both my favorite and also my most expensive due to its association with The King of Beverages which most of us know simply as Dr. Pepper.

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30 Jun 2020

Lucite Encasement #4

Exonumia | Haney

This time I present a piece with a coin from the not so distant past.

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23 Jun 2020

Lucite Encasement #3

Exonumia | Haney

Unlike the previous weeks this Lucite piece is hardly a curio as it was designed with a purpose being more than something to be decorative on the shelf.

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16 Jun 2020

Lucite Encasement #2

Exonumia | Haney

This week I have another numismatic item trapped in Lucite that I also picked up at the local coin club auction. This too is one dollar, but unlike the former piece it is a one dollar coin. More specifically a product of the Philadelphia mint from 1921 designed by George T. Morgan who included his initial ‘M’ on both the obverse and reverse of the coin. In addition to the coin there is also two minute timer and the name of the company that I assumed commissioned the piece, Buhler Mortgage Company Inc. The piece, three and three quarter inches square by seven eighths of an inch high, came in its original plastic sleeve and light blue cardboard box. Neither included an information on the maker of this paper weight or the reason for its creation. The same night of the auction there was another offered with a 1922 Peace dollar, so it would appear that there was no special significance given to the type of dollar to be used. Like the one I secured it came in a similar box and also included the two minute timer encapsulated with the dollar coin, well I assume two minutes as I do no own that one so have not timed it.

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10 Jun 2020

Lucite Encasement

Exonumia | Haney

Long before there were slabs to protect coins from oily fingers, perspiration, humidity, or any number of other ways those brilliant surfaces could lose their luster there was Lucite. Not just the old Capitol Plastic holders but paper weights that could hold your birth year set or for that matter any numismatic souvenir suspended both in space and in time encased in Lucite. Unlike a favorite slab coin these items actually have an artist quality allowing them to left out and about in the home or apartment to be enjoy by collector and non-collector alike.

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