US 2428498 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Oct. v7, .1947. c. H. McwlLLlAMs 2,428,498
4 COIN HOLDER Filed April 25, 1945 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 oct. 7', 1947.
f c. H. McwlLLlAMS I COIN HQLDER 2 'Sheets-Sheet 2 Fil ed April 25, 1945 6752142: zZZz'ams Patented Oct. 7, 1,947
COIN HOLDER Charles H. McWilliams, Tampa, Fla.
Application April 25, 1945, Serial No. 590,168
This .present invention relates to a coin album of the loose leaf binder type and containing a plurality of coin supporting leaves for display ing coins, medals, etc.
The primary object of this invention is lthe construction of a cabinet in which coins or similar articles may be exhibited in such a manner that either side of the coin is displayed-that is provided with legends or indicia pertaining to the date of the coin, the name of the president or ruler under whose reign the coin was coined.
It is a further object of this invention to con" struct a cabinet that may be combined with similar cabinets to form a sort of album in which each cabinet bears a legend denoting the generic nature of the coins exhibited therein.
It is a further object of this invention to construct a coin cabinet of such waterproof mate rials as Cellophane, Celluloid, flexible glass and similar materials that will keep coins in good condition, free from nger prints of those who inspect them.
The cabinet forming the preferred embodiment of my invention is of simple, sturdy and inexpensive construction.
With these objects and other objects that may become obvious as the below description proceeds, in-view, the invention consists in certain novel features of construction, combination and arrangements of parts to be hereinafter more fully described and claimed.
The nature and objects of the invention will appear more clearly from the following description read in connection with the accompanying drawing in which` Fig. 1 is a front view of the preferred embodiment of the coin holding and displaying section;
Fig. 2 is an enlarged longitudinal section on line 2-2 of Fig. 1;
Fig. 3 is a back frame into which the embodiment of Fig. 1 is inserted;
Fig. 4 is an enlarged longitudinal section through the frame of Fig. 3;
Fig. 5 is a front View of the embodiment of Fig. 1 inserted in that of Fig. 2;
Fig. 6 is an enlarged longitudinal section on line 5-5 of Fig. 5;
Fig. 7 is an enlarged transverse detail section on line 7 7 of Fig. 5;
Fig. 8 is a fragmentary front View of two coin cases connected at their transverse edges so as to form an album.
In the drawings in which like reference characters designate like or similar parts, Fig. 1 shows the coin holding display section h of a coin cabinet in front View, comprising a plate with round corners 2 behind which the coins are to be displayed and having a main portion 3 and forwardly extending pockets 4 formed therein of a diametral size and thickness to suit the coin to be displayed. Preferably the pockets or indentures for the coins should be of a size tight enough to hold the coin after its insertion.
As material for the main portion and pockets may be used Cellophane, Celluloid, flexible glass or other transparent material. Furthermore the main portion could be of a non-transparent or opaque material to make the pockets and coins` displayed therein more conspicuous. Such opaque main portion could be suitably colored to furnish a contrasting background for indicia or legends 5 to be placed beneath each pocket and the coin held therein. Such indicia and legends may indicate the nature of the coin, e. g. date, president or ruler under whose reign the coin was coined, the metal and method of making the coin. The legend giving such information as to the nature of a coin may be printed, engraved on the background or be formed on a label pasted thereto.
The main portion of the display section has near its upper end two spaced holes 6 for a purpose that will become apparent as the description proceeds.
The main portion of the coin holding section is formed at its outer circumferential margin with a forwardly extending bead 'l which lies within the outer edges of the section and which takes the preferred form of a portion of material pressed outwardly. The holes B referred to lie within the bead.
After the coins have been inserted in their proper pockets or indentures in which they are held by tight t, or friction, the entire coin holding section is placed within a back frame f (Figs. 3, 4) which will now be described. This frame is generally a plate of such transparent materials as have been mentioned in the above description of the coin holding section and has a forwardly extending bead B that runs parallel to the outer edge and fits into the rear depression or groove defined by the bead 'l of the coin holding section.
At the edges the frame has a forwardly extending flange 9 adapted to enclose the edges of the coin holding section and carrying an inwardly extending portion IG that overlies the frontal edge portions of the coin holding section when the latter is telescoped into the back frame. Fig. 7 clearly shows that the flange portion IU covers the margin between the outer edge of the coin holding section and the bead 8 formed thereon. Thus dust and moisture are excluded from the cabinet. The iiange structure 9, I is omitted for the upper end portions Il of the lateral sides of the back frame (Figs. 3, 4). The adjacent round corners 2 and on the top side edge the lip l2 lacks the inwardly extending flange. This construction facilitates the telescoping of the coin holding section into the back frame (Figs. 4, 5, 6). Near the upper edge of the back frame are a pair of spaced holes registering with the holes 6 in the coin holding section.
Fig. 8 shows two coin cabinets connected to the rings I3 of a loose leaf holder or album. When the cabinet is turned up the reverse side of the coins can be inspected, and as the reverseside of U. S. coins is upside down as to the obverse side, this type of loose leaf holder will make the reverse side of the coins appear right side up when inspected.
Although I have herein shown and described only one form of coin cabinet in its details necessary for'understanding, it may be understood thatv various changes and modifications may be made` herein by those skilled in the art without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as defined in the appended claims.
What I claim as my invention and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
1. A coin cabinet comp-rising a coin holding section having a flat main portion with arcircumferential bead extending outwardly and dening a groove on the opposite side and outwardly closed pockets of transparent material for the coins described by legends near the pockets, and a back frame section of transparent material and having aV bead near the circumference i'tting into the groove of the bead of the coin'holding section and provided with a flange enclosing the edges of the latter on the bottom and portions of the sides.
2. A coin cabinet comprising a. coin holding section consisting of a flat main portion with rounded corners and a circumferential bead extending outwardly and defining a groove on the opposite side and also consisting of outwardly closed pockets of transparent material formed in ,the main portion for coins described by legends near the pockets, and a back frame section of transparent material and having a circumferential bead fitting into the groove defined by the bead of the coin holding section and having at the'bottom and portion of the side edges flanges enclosing the marginal edge portions of the coin holding section in overlapping relation and having a lip at its top edge. l
CHARLES I-L MCWILLIAMS.
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