Coin Board Information Quantity 61

Vintage Coin Boards with David W. …..

For Collectors of Vintage Coin Boards

Quantity 61 — Winter 2022



Your eyes don’t deceive you… Sure, that’s a Third Version Whitman board for Defend Nickels! This title was unknown within the Third Version after I printed my e book in 2007, however it appeared that it ought to have been produced, so I included place-holder listings for such a board with both clothlike or leatherette paper.

Since that point I’d just about resigned myself to the truth that it will by no means be discovered, however now I’m the proprietor of the one instance recognized to me.

This surfaced in a gaggle lot of Third Version boards being offered by a small, on-line public sale firm I hadn’t heard of earlier than, and I used to be fully unaware of this chance till I used to be tipped off by a fellow board fanatic. Mike Nixon’s curiosity is primarily in filling boards with cash for the aim of framing and displaying them, and he’s drawn to the Kent and First Version Whitman boards. Thus, he steered I’d be a extra doubtless purchaser for this lot. Not having bid with the corporate earlier than, I used to be flummoxed by the method and watched helplessly because it offered properly under what I used to be ready to pay. I reported my failure to Mike in an e-mail the subsequent day solely to find that he had purchased the lot solely to stop the boards from promoting too cheaply! Lengthy story quick, we struck a deal involving money and a commerce for 2 of my books.

Although it could seem leatherette within the picture, this board has cloth-like paper and is thus W5¢A3a. That implies it was printed early within the Third Version, clearly in a really small press run for this poor-selling title. Its again is an identical to that of W5¢A2b.

Now, right here’s the second shock of this story, one that may reveal simply why this lot was so wonderful.

The opposite boards have been all rarities, too—high-grade examples of each Liberty Seated Dime boards, Washington Quarters, and… Peace {Dollars}! The 1837-62 dime board and the Peace Greenback board have already been positioned with want-list clients, however the remaining two boards are discovered on my new worth listing, which is devoted solely to Whitman’s under-appreciated Third Version.


I discussed within the final e-newsletter that I used to be deleting these Third Version paper varieties that had not but surfaced, beneath the idea that they by no means will. Effectively, this episode has proved that miracles do occur, so the place-holder listings for clothlike and leatherette finishes will stay. I’m positive this information comes as a aid to collectors not eager to re-label their holdings by dropping the ‘a’ and ‘b’ suffixes!


Many of the coin board choices over the previous quarter have been unremarkable. There have been each single and group a lot of frequent boards in grades starting from Poor to Very Tremendous, with most falling someplace in-between these extremes. The few good boards provided have been priced at or barely above full retail, and most of those proceed to roll over and not using a chunk. One notable exception was a lovely instance of the very scarce Kent board K1¢A2a.2 that I estimated to grade Tremendous or so from the images. I bid as a lot as I dared in an effort to purchase this jewel for resale, however it introduced barely over my catalog worth for that grade. I’ve thought of elevating the values cited for that selection on this 12 months’s replace, however I’m not sure it will promote that top in a Purchase-It-Now itemizing. I’ll say that public sale gross sales are likely to carry extra for uncommon boards than do overestimated BINs.

An vintage vendor is providing full units of Eagle-Indian Cents and Buffalo Nickels in superbly framed Whitman First Version boards, however the costs are such that I didn’t even trouble to do the mathematics. I’m no skilled in image frames, however I doubt that they’re price sufficient above the worth of the boards and the cash to make a suggestion.


Discovered on one of many coin gathering message boards was the next home made coin album for Seated Liberty Dimes. Clearly based mostly on Robert Friedberg’s Library of Cash product, the collector who normal this knock-off corrected an error within the authentic to make it extra appropriate for his wants. It’s uncommon that I can discover any flaw within the late Friedberg’s enterprise mannequin, however he did make a crucial advertising mistake: Seemingly unable to suit the complete Seated Liberty sequence right into a single album, and reluctant to make it two volumes, he as a substitute produced a two-volume album titled Early Dimes that lined all entries 1796-1891. This resulted in an ungainly division on the 12 months 1853, which turned a sore level for collectors wanting to gather simply Bust or simply Seated Dimes.

The smart factor would have been to provide a single album for Bust Dimes and two albums for Seated Liberty Dimes, however this identical overlapping of coin varieties was utilized for quarter {dollars}, as properly. The home made album under addresses this oversight completely. Now, if the maker may solely mass produce it on the market to others…


This problem is accompanied by the annual updates for my coin board e book and all three album books. There have been only a few worth actions in coin board gross sales throughout the previous 12 months, however I did develop into conscious that the availability of good Whitman Third Version boards has dried up nearly fully. My very own stock is surprisingly low, and it’s been very tough to restock or fill need listing requests. The current buy described above has solely bolstered the rarity of good boards from this version, so costs are up for the scarcer titles.


Maybe not, however the New York Retailer was (or maybe nonetheless is) positioned in Sheridan, Wyoming years in the past when this vendor sticker was affixed to a coin board.


Lately, I offered a web-based video program titled “Whitman’s Blue Coin Folders as Collectibles”, and it options various rarities from my assortment. This was performed as a part of the Newman Numismatic Portal’s Symposium, and my presentation is now posted for viewing right here.


Subsequent up is the huge FUN Present in Orlando from January 6-9, 2022. I’ll be there at my common submit, leaving it solely when wanted in NGC’s grading room. After that I’ll be on the February 17-19 Lengthy Seaside Expo in California, adopted by the ANA’s Nationwide Cash Present in Colorado Springs (a favourite place of mine) March 10-12. In case your plans embrace any of those occasions please cease by to speak coin boards – late afternoon is finest for me.

Finest Regards,

David W. Lange,
Photo of the author's desktop and computer wallpaper. Courtesy David W. Lange - Coin Board News

The creator’s desktop, that includes Gramercy coin boards as his laptop wallpaper. Picture courtesy David W. Lange

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All books bought from David W. Lange can be signed, until requested in any other case, and personalised inscriptions can be found upon request. Fee could also be made by test to David W. Lange or through PayPal to [email protected]. David W. Lange could also be contacted at POB 110022, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34211 or by phone at (941) 586-8670. His web site offering a historical past of classic coin boards and from which he buys and sells such gadgets, is

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