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Publication numberUS3145833 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 25, 1964
Filing dateMar 15, 1961
Priority dateMar 15, 1961
Publication numberUS 3145833 A, US 3145833A, US-A-3145833, US3145833 A, US3145833A
InventorsMuller Donald J
Original AssigneeMuller Donald J
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Coin display holder
US 3145833 A
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Aug. 25, 1964 D. J. MULLER COIN DISPLAY HOLDER Filed March 15, 1961 INVENTOR Donald J. Muller United States. Patent.

3,145,833 'COINDISPLAY HOLDER Donald J. Muller,"1159 Clay Ave., Bronx 36, NY.

Filed Mar. 15, 1961, Ser. No. 95,919 3 Claims. (Cl. 206.83)

The present invention relates to a coin holder for the use of numismatists for displaying both sides of a coin or coins.

An object of the present invention is to provide a display holder for coins which permits coins to be readily viewed without handling of the coins.

Another object is to provide a display holder for coins which seals and protects the coins from moisture and one having polished surfaces through which to view the coins, the holder having means for protecting such surfaces.

With these objects in mind, a brief description of the holder of the present invention follows, with reference to the attached drawing, in which:

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of the holder,

FIG. 2 is a top plan view of the lower plate,

FIG. 3 is an enlarged view, taken on line 33 of FIG. 1, and

FIG. 4 is another enlarged view, taken on line 44 of FIG. 1.

In the drawing, the numeral designates a horizontally disposed flat plate, fabricated of cast or molded clear plastic and having, on its upper face, five shallow recesses 12, 14, 16, 18, and 20, each of size to receive therein a particular coin such as, in United States currency, a half-dollar, a quarter-dollar, a ten cent piece or dime, a nickel, and a penny.

The numeral 22 designates a second plate disposed in superimposed relation with respect to the plate 10 and resting thereon.

The plate 10 is provided with a rib 24 projecting from its lower face, inwardly of each of its side edges and each terminating at a point, for instance, one-half an inch from the adjacent side or end edge.

The plate 22 is similarly provided with ribs 26, substantially disposed as the ribs 24 and projecting from the upper face of the plate 22.

An important feature of the invention resides in the provision of recesses in the lower face of the plate 22, each in registry with a recess 12, 14, 16, 18, or 20, in the plate 10.

Additionally the lower plate 10 is provided, about the perimeter thereof, with a cutaway portion to form a ledge 28, as in FIG. 3. The upper plate 22 is provided with 21 depending skirt 30 which sealingly engages the ledge 28.

Another feature of the present invention resides in the provision of an opaque sheet element, preferably black, disposed between the parts of the first and second plates, 10 and 22, exteriorly of the recesses 12, 14, 16, 18, and 20 and extending to and terminating at the skirt 30, the skirt element being shown in FIGS. 3 and 4 at 32.

In use the upper face of the plate 22 and the lower face of the plate 10 may be polished so as to permit the clear viewing of coins when placed in the recesses 12, 14, 16, 18 and 20. The holder plates 10 and 22 are preferably fabricated of plastic in such thickness as to permit ready transmission of light and without distortion so that the coins may be viewed without handling, and viewed on either face by merely inverting the holder.

3,145,833 I Patented Aug, 25, 1 964 A cement may be employed to seal the skirt '30, to the ledge 22, with or without.the-insertion of -the opaque sheet element 32 between the adjacent parts of-the plates 10 and 22.

While only a preferred embodiment of the present invention is shown and described it may be understood that various changes and modifications may be made herein without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as defined in the appended claims.

What is claimed is:

1. A coin display holder of the character described, comprising a flat rectangular plate of clear plastic having a plurality of circular recesses with straight sides therein, the recesses being in longitudinal spaced relation to each other, each one of the recesses adapted to receive a different denomination of coin placed therein for display, the periphery of the said rectangular plate terminating in a ledge, and a second flat rectangular plate of clear plastic also having a plurality of circular recesses with straight sides therein, the recesses being in alignment with the recesses in the first mentioned plate when the two plates are placed one upon the other, the second rectangular flat plate having a depending skirt encompassing the periphery thereof and at right angle to the flat surface thereof, the said depending skirt adapted to be sealed with cement to the said ledge of the first mentioned rectangular flat plate after insertion of coins in the recesses of each plate, and each one of the fiat rectangular plates having a rib near each edge and projecting at right angle to the surface thereof, thereby providing support for the said coin display holder.

2. A coin display holder of the character described, comprising a flat rectangular plate of clear plastic having a plurality of circular recesses with straight sides therein, the recesses being in longitudinal spaced relation to each other, each one of the recesses adapted to receive a different denomination of coin placed therein for display, the periphery of the said rectangular plate terminating in a ledge, and a second flat rectangular plate of clear plastic also having a plurality of circular recesses with straight sides therein, the recesses being in alignment with the recesses in the first mentioned plate when the two plates are placed one upon the other, the second rectangular flat plate having a depending skirt encompassing the periphery thereof and at right angle to the flat surface thereof, the said depending skirt adapted to be sealed with cement to the said ledge of the first mentioned rectangular fiat plate after insertion of coins in the recesses of each plate, and a plurality of flat headed fasteners passing through both of the plates thereby securing the same together and each one of the fiat rectangular plates having a rib near each edge and projecting at right angle to the surface thereof, thereby providing support for the said coin display holder.

3. A coin display holder of the character described, comprising a flat rectangular plate of clear plastic having a plurality of circular recesses with straight sides therein, the recesses being in longitudinal spaced relation to each other, each one of the recesses adapted to receive a different denomination of coin placed therein for display, the periphery of the said rectangular plate terminating in a ledge, and a second flat rectangular plate of clear plastic also having a plurality of circular recesses with straight sides therein, the recesses being in alignment with the recesses in the first mentioned plate when the two plates are placed one upon the other, the second rectangular flat plate having a depending skirt encompassing the periphery thereof and at right angle to the fiat surface thereof, the said depending skirt adapted to be sealed with cement to the said ledge of the first mentioned rectangular flat plate after insertion of coins in the recesses of each plate, and a plurality of flat headed fasteners passing through both of the plates thereby securing the same together and an opaque sheet of material between the two rectangular flat plates, and each one of the flat rectangular plates having a rib near each edge and projecting at right angle to the surface thereof, thereby providing support for the said coin display holder.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS Nicolle Sept. 12, 1944 McWilliams Oct. 7, 1947 Curtis Sept. 14, 1948 Lundstrom July 3, 1951 Yaws June 20, 1961 Jenkins Aug. 29, 1961 Sohosky Apr. 10, 1962 FOREIGN PATENTS France Aug. 8, 1925 Mellin July 28, 1931

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Classifications
U.S. Classification206/.83
International ClassificationA47G1/12, A47G1/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47G1/12
European ClassificationA47G1/12