US 2050154 A
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1 J. BECK 2,050,154
NOVELTY COIN Aug. 4, 1936.
Filed July 15, 1934 4 E 0 Ma. Q w
' ATTORNEY Patented Aug. 4, 1936 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 1 Claim.
This invention relates to novelties, and its general object is to provide a novelty that is shaped to simulate a coin which may be in the form of a container to house a filler of the character that may relate to ornamentation and indicia on the faces thereof, but in any event the coin like novelty is primarily designed to create fun and amusement through its shape, ornamentation and indicia, as Well as the contents, if any.
Another object of the invention is to provide a coin like novelty of the character set forth, that is simple in construction, inexpensive to manufacture, and is extremely amusing for the purpose intended.
This invention also consists in certain other features of construction and in the combination and arrangement of the several parts, to be hereinafter fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawing and specifically pointed out in the appended claim.
In describing my invention in detail, reference will be had to the accompanying drawing wherein like characters denote like or corresponding parts throughout the several views, and in which:
Figure 1 is a view showing one face of my coin novelty.
Figure 2 is a similar view of the other face.
Figure 3 is a sectional view taken approximately on line 3-3 of Figure 1.
Referring to the drawing in detail, it will be noted that I have illustrated my coin novelty in the form of a container that includes a pair of sections. One section is provided with a disk like body I and has formed on the periphery thereof an annular flange 2.
The other section includes a body 3 having an opening 4 arranged centrally therein and formed on the periphery of the body 3 is an annular flange 5 that is adapted to be telescopically received Within the flange 2 for frictional engagement therewith as shown in Figure 3, so that the sections cooperate to provide a hollow container for the purpose of receiving a filler 6 that may be relative to certain ornamentation or indicia on the outer faces of the bodies.
In the form as shown, it will be noted that the body I is embossed toprovide its outer face with a raised ornamentation in the form of a parrot with wording following the periphery, and partially surrounding the figure of the parrot with other wording below the figure. This raised ornamentation adds to the strength or rigidity of the body I, and tends to hold its peripheral flange 2 from springing or flexing outwardly from the said body, which insures a tight frictional contact of the flange 2 with the flange 5 when the body members I and 3 are associated.
The body 3 has indicia thereon indicative of or relative to the filler 6 which is of a shape to fit within the container, as will be apparent.
The edges of the bodies I and 3 may be milled as at 7 and the flange 2 may be milled if desired, but in any event the novelty is in the shape of a coin, with a View of simulating a coin in the form as shown. The milled edges I, of the body members I and 3 add to the rigidity of said members at the peripheries thereof and likewise pro- Vide means for further insuring the tight frictional engagement of the flanges 2 and 5 with each other. Therefore, to separate the parts I and 3 the operator must grasp the flange 2 with one of his hands and insert a finger of his second through the opening 4 to exert a pressure upon the inner face of the body 3 and to exert a decided pull between the bodies I and 3 to cause the separation thereof.
While I have illustrated the novelty in the form of a container, it will be apparent that it can be made in a single piece from any inexpensive metal, and it may be hollow or solid, but has ornamentation and indic-ia thereon similar to that shown.
From the above description and disclosure of the drawing, it will be obvious that I have provided a novelty coin that is primarily designed to create fun and amusement from some event or happening of the past, present or future.
It is thought from the foregoing description that the advantages and novel features of my invention will be readily apparent.
I desire it to be understood that I may make changes in the construction and in the combination and arrangement of the several parts, provided that such changes fall within the scope of the appended claim.
What I claim is:
A novelty coin comprising a container and comprising a pair of metal disks constituting an inner and an outer member, and each member having a peripheral flange whereby the said members may be telescoped together, the outer member being embossed and provided adjacent to its flange with an annular series of serrations which tend to enhance the resiliency of the flange of said outer member, the inner member having an annular opening therein whereby access to the contents of said coin may be obtained or such contents observed and also whereby pressure may be directed against the outer member to separate the said inner and outer members of the coin, and said inner member, adjacent its flanged periphery, having an annular series of serrations which tend to increase the resiliency of the flange of said inner member to bring the same to tight frictional engagement with the flange of the outer member when said coin members are associated.
FREDERIC J. BECK.