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Publication numberUS3178014 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 13, 1965
Filing dateFeb 26, 1964
Publication numberUS 3178014 A, US 3178014A, US-A-3178014, US3178014 A, US3178014A
InventorsEdgar L. Goldwasser
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Coin display devick
US 3178014 A
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Aprii 13, 1965 E. L. GOLDWASSER COIN DISPLAY DEVICE Filed Feb. 26, 1964 INVENTOR. EDGAR L. GowwAssER AHorne s V arisen Patented Apr. 13, 19%5 s,17s,014 QUE? DISPLAY DEViCE Edgar L. Goldwasser, Sit) Wyndcombe St., Indianapolis, Ind. Filed Feb. 26, 1964, Ser. No. 347,503 Claims. (Cl. 266-.83}

The present invention relates to coin collecting and more particularly to a device or album useful in displaying and storing coins.

Certain devices have been conceived for storing and displaying coins. In one type of such device, the coins are received within receptacles which are closed and opaque on one side of the device so that only one face of each coin is visible when the coins are mounted in the receptacle. In many situations, it is desirable to be able to view both sides of the coins without dismounting them from the receptacle. Consequently, one object of the present invention is to provide an improved device for storing and displaying coins in such a manner that both sides of the coins are visible.

Still another object of the invention is to provide a device for storing and displaying coins in such a manner that the coins are retained against rattling within the receptacle.

A further object of the invention is to provide a device for displaying coins of various sizes and shapes in a neat and attractive manner.

Still another object of the invention is to provide a device for displaying coins in such a manner that they may be easily removed and remounted or further coins mounted in the device.

Related objects and advantages will become apparent as the description proceeds.

One embodiment of the present invention might include a coin display device comprising a first paper layer, a layer of paper board, a second paper layer, said paper board and said paper layers having a plurality of circular openings therethrough with each circular opening of said paper board aligned with respective circular openings in said first paper layer and said second paper layer, ad hesive securing said paper layers to said board, said adhesive being arranged in straight strips providing elongated fiat separations between each paper layer and said paper board and between said strips of adhesive, a plurality of elongated flat strips of transparent material each received Within a respective one of said elongated flat separations with said strips of transparent material extending between the openings of said paper board and the openings of said paper layer, a plurality of annular elements formed of resiliently compressible material with each element received in a respective one of said board circular openings, a plurality of coins each received within a respective one of the openings of said paper board, said resiliently compressible material being compressed by said transparent strips against said coins and retaining them centrally of said board openings with both faces of said coins visible through said transparent strips.

The full nature of the invention will be understood from the accompanying drawings and the following description and claims.

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a coin album constructed according to the present invention.

FIG. 2 is a fragmentary enlarged plan view of a portion of a page of the album of FIG. 1 with a part of the top layer broken away to show the internal construction of the coin album.

PEG. 3 is a fragmentary plan View of the opposite side of the structure illustrated in FIG. 2.

FIG. 4 is a section taken along the line d i of FIG. 2 in the direction of the arrows.

FIG. 5 is a perspective view showing an annular resilient element forming a part of the present invention.

For the purposes of promoting an understanding of the principles of the invention, reference will now be made to the embodiment illustrated in the drawing and specific language will be used to describe the same. It will nevertheless be understood that no limitation of the scope of the invention is thereby intended, such alterations and further modifications in the illustrated device, and such further applications of the principles of the invention as illustrated therein being contemplated as would normally occur to one skilled in the art to which the invention relates.

Referring more particularly to the drawings, there is illustrated a coin album ld which includes a plurality of pages 11. The present invention can be used in such a coin album or can be used as only a single page separate from and without further pages. In the latter form, the invention might be used as a device for displaying coins, for example, in a coin store. A further use of the present invention might be as a page or pages in a conventional looseleaf binder or with separate rings as connecting means for the pages.

The page 11 is a layered assembly including a first paper layer 12, a layer of paper board 13 and a second paper layer 15. These three layers are secured together by suitable adhesive 16 which is arranged in straight strips. Spaced across the page ll between the strips of adhesive 16 is a plurality of aligned openings 17. Each of the openings 17 is circular or cylindrical in shape and extends through the paper board 13. Each opening 1'7 is aligned with a circular opening 20 in the first paper layer 12 and a further congruent opening. 21 in the second paper layer 15.

Between the strips of adhesive 16, the paper layer 12 is not secured to the paper board l3 and in fact is separated therefrom to permit the insertion of fiat, rectangular strips 25 of transparent material. in similar fashion, the paper layer 15 is separated from the paper board 13 between the strips of adhesive to permit insertion of the fiat rectangular transparent strip 26. It can be appreciated that when the transparent strips 25 and 26'are inserted within said separations, a closed receptacle 27 is provided, said receptacle being bordered by the strips 25 and 26 and the walls of the cylindrical opening 17.

Received within each receptacle 27 is a coin 3i) and an annular piece of resilient compressible foam material 31. The resiliently compressible material 31 may be expanded polyether, polyester or various other types of sponge-like resilient material. Alternatively, any soft, resilient ma terial may be used for the member 31.

It can be seen that the outside diameter of the member 31 is equal to the inside diameter of the opening 17. Preferably, the Width or thickness of the member 31 is slightly greater than the final assembled spacing between the transparent strips 25 and 26 so that the member 51 is squeezed against the coin 3t and bulges at 32 so as to retain the coin against rattling between the transparent strips 25 and 26. it can be appreciated that both sides of the coin as are visible as shown in FIGS. 2 and 3 so that a person can observe both sides of the coin without dismounting it. Even though the coin is almost completely visible, it is fully protected and retained within the page ll.

From the above description, it will be evident that the present invention provides an improved device for storing and displaying coins in such a manner that both sides of the coin are visible. It will also be evident that the present invention provides a device for storing and displaying coins of any shape or configuration in such a manner that the coins are retained against rattling within to engage and grip a V compressible.-

of the invention and the scope of the claims are also desired to be protected. V 1

The invention claimed is:

1. A coin display device comprising a receptable, an opening in said receptacle, an annular element received'in said opening with its outer periphery engaging the internal surface of said opening and its internal periphery adapted coin, said element'being resiliently 2. A coin display device comprising a board having a cylindrical opening therethrough, a pair of transparent Windows secured to'the opposite sides of said board and closing the opposite ends of said opening, an annular resiliently compressible member received within said opening with its outer periphery in engagement with the cylindrical wall of said opening whereby said annular member can resiliently grip and position a. coin.

3; A coin display device comprising a board, said board havinga plurality of cylindrical openings therethrough, flat strips of transparent material secured to said board at the opposite faces thereof and closing oif said openings, a plurality of annular elements formed of resiliently compressible material with each received in 'a respective one of said board openings, a plurality of coins with each received within a respective one of the openings of said board, said resiliently compressible material being compressed by said transparent strips against said coins and retaining t-hem centrally of said board openings with both faces of said coins visible through said transparent strips. I V

4. A coin display device comprising a board, and a pair of outer relatively thinner sheets with said board sandwiched t-herebetween, said'board and said sheets having aplurality of circular openings 'therethrough with each circular opening of said board aligned with respective circular openingsin said sheets, adhesive securing said sheets to said board, saidradhesive being arranged in straight strips providing elongated fiat separations between each sheet and said board and between said strips of adhesive, a plurality of elongated flat strips of transparent material each received within a respective one of said elongated fiatrseparations with said strips of transparent material extending between the openings of said board and the openings of the respective paper layer, a

plurality of annular elements formed of resiliently compressible material with each received in a respective one of said board circular openings, a plurality of coins with each received within a respective one'of the openings of said paper board. r

5. A coin display device comprising a first paper layer, a layer of paper board, a second paper layer, said paper board and said paper layer having a plurality of circular openings therethrough with each circular opening of said paper board aligned with respective circular openings in said first paper layer and said second paper layer, ad-

hesive securing said paper layers to said board, said adhesive being arranged in straight strips providing elongated flat separations between each paper layer and said paper board and between said strips of adhesive, -a plurality of elongated flat strips of transparent material each received within a respective one of said elongated fiat separations with said strips of transparent material extending between the openings of said paper board and the openings ofsaid paper layer, a plurality of annular elements formed of resiliently compressible material with each element received in a respective one of said board circular openings, a plurality of coins each received within a respectiveone of the openings of said paper board, said resiliently compressible material being compressed by said transparent strips against said coins and retaining them centrally of said board openings with both faces of said coins visible through said transparent strips.

References Cited by the Examiner UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,719,962 7/29 Beistle 206-4183 2,571,073 10/51 St-roopg.. 2060.83 X 2,985,284 5/61 Levy 206- 083 THERON E. 'CONDON, Primary Examiner.

GEORGE o. RALSTON, Examiner.

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