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Oct.' 7; 1941 F. A. BUANELLI l DISPLAY HOLDER FOR COINS AND MEDALS l Filed Nov. 5, 1938 2 sheets-sheet 1 ,Eulalie/lz'.
ATTORNEY IiIIIIIIIIII'IH N IlIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII Oct. 7, 1941.. A. BIIJRANELLI 2,258,535,
DISPLAY HOLDER FOR COINS AND MEDALS l Filed Nov. 5, 1938 2 Sheets-She-et 2 INVENTOR ATTORNEY Patented Oct. 7, 1941 UNITED s'r'rss PATENT orifice 2,258,535 DISPLAY HOLDER FOR COINS ANDl MEDALS Felicity A.. Buranelli, New York, N. Y.
Application November 5, 1938, Serial No. 238,938
This invention relates to display holders for coins and medals, and my improvement is directed to a board composedof vsuitable material that is provided with holes adapted to containingly receive coins or medals for the exposure of both their obverse and reverse faces.
Also my invention includes the provision of means in the board structure for ttingly engaging disks of transparent material to cover the coin or medal surfaces for their protection against atmospheric action.
In one form of my invention the board is composed of two superposed plies, each provided with the coin or medal receiving holes, said plies having interengaging means for causing the respective holes to register, said plies to be united by any suitable means. While the holes may all be of an even size, insert rings to contain coins or medals of variable sizes may be fitted in said holes.
In another form of my invention where the board may consist of a single piece, undercut recesses are provided therein, outside the hole peripheries, for the reception of transparent, coin or medal covering disks.
Still another form of my invention is directed to a board that is apertured to retainingly receive coins or medals, and an envelope into which said board may be slidably and removably fitted, the front and back of said envelope being provided with openings that register with the apertures in the coin or medal bearing board, so that both obverse and reverse sides of the coins or medals may be exposed to View.
To protect the surfaces of the coins or medals sheets of Cellophane or other transparent material may be placed respectively between the coin or medal bearing board and the inner surfaces of the envelope front and back.
Other features and advantages of my invention will hereinafter appear.
Figure 1 is a plan View of my improved'coin or medal supporting board, partly broken away to disclose structure.
Fig. 2 is a section on the line 2--2 of Fig. 1.
Fig. 3 is an enlarged, cross-sectional detail illustrating another form of my invention.
Fig. 4 is a plan View, partly broken away, of my improved display holder, in another form thereof.
Fig. 5 is a section on the line 5-5 of Fig. 4.
Fig. 6 is an enlarged partial view of a holder, partly broken away, and
Fig. 7 is a section on the line `I'I of Fig. 6.
In Figs. 1 and 2 let I, 2 indicate respective plies that are superimposed to constitute my improved coin or medal containing board. Said plies are provided with complementary engaging means, such as indicated at 3, for the purpose of causing the holes 4 with which said plies are pierced, to register in the creation of common apertures in which coins or medals, indicated at A, may fit. Each ply, about the holes 4, is given outward concentric flanges 5, and transparent disks E, as of Celluloid, may be fitted and held between the flanges 5 of plies I and 2.
Should the plies I and 2 be composed of mouldable material, as applicant has found desirable and economical, the plug and socket means 3 as well as the flanges 5 are all included in the moulding operation.
It is contemplated by applicant to use the board as a holder for coins or medals that are all of the same size to t the holes 4, but, provision is also made for the board engaging display of coins or medals of varying sizes. To this end I provide rings 1 whose outside diameter enables them to nt engagingly in holes 4, while the inside diameter of such rings is a variable and adapted to engagingly receive coins or med,- als of sizes differing from that of holes 4.
In another form of my invention, shown in Fig. 3, the board 8 consists of a single sheet, and is pierced with holes, like the one indicated at 9, for the engaging reception of coins or medals. This board 8, at both its sides, is shown recessed concentrically about the holes 9, as at I0, the recesses lying in the plane of the surfaces of a coin or medal II that is exhibited in the View. In this recess an undercut is provided at I2 for the reception of the transparent cover I3 that is to be sprung into said recess as protective means for the coin or medal. Obviously ring 'l can be fitted in holes 9 to contain coins or medals of varying sizes.
In the example of my invention illustrated in Figs. 4 and 5 the numeral I4 indicates a board that is pierced with holes I5 for the reception of coins or medals, which latter are indicated at A.
As an economical method of production the board I4 is cut out of a larger board, leaving the sides I5, I'I, and base I8 of such larger board in the form of a frame, which is generally indicated at B, and, for display purposes, it is intended that the board I4 shall slidably fit Within this frame. The thickness of board I4 and frame B being alike a pocket for said board is produced by placing sheets or boards I9, 20 respectively at opposite sides of said board and frame, and securing them to the frame. These sheets I9, 20 are each provided with holes 2| that register with the holes I5 in board I4, so that both sides of the coins or medals held in board I4 may be observed.
To protect the surfaces of the coins or medals from atmospheric action I place sheets 22 of Cellophane, or other suitable transparent material respectively between the board I 4 and the sheets I9, 20, preferably securing the sheets 2i to the respective inner surfaces of said sheets IS, 25J.
The board I4, bearing coins or medals, is to be passed into the pocket or envelope formed by the frame B and sheets I9, 2U, and the opposite 1 surfaces of said coins or medals will be observable through the holes 2I in sheets I9, 2i?.
Board I4 is provided with a suitable tab or the like 23 by which it may be handily withdrawn from the pocket, and which may serve for hanging the display holder on a wall.
In themodication of Figs. 6 and 7 disks 24 of Cellophane or other suitable transparent material are secured against the inner surfaces of sheet I9, instead of placing the sheet 22 over the entire inner surface of sheet I9.
Variations Within the spirit and scope of my invention are equally comprehended by the foregoing disclosure.
A display holder vcomprising a board that is pierced with holes for the engaging reception of coins or medals, to exhibit both obverse and reverse sides thereof, an open ended edgewise frame having sides and base, into which said board is slidable, and front and back opaque sheets enclosing said frame, to form therewith a pocket, said sheets being apertured to register with the holes in said board, and imperforate transparent sheets secured to and extending over the entire inner surface of both the front and back sheets and in position between said sheets and the board and frame, and said transparent sheets being secured to thefrarne.
FELICITY A BURANELLI.