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Coin Board News – Number 39

By David W. Lange – www.coincollectingboards.com ….

For Collectors of Antique Coin Boards

Number 39 — Summer 2016


Several issues of CBN have gone by without a list of boards for sale, but the drought is finally over.

In the absence of significant new purchases, I’m taking this opportunity to present a special sale on items that have appeared on past lists but didn’t sell at the time. Some of these are indeed of limited interest, but there are also a few jewels to be found with this quarter’s offering. For example, included are a very scarce Whitman Bound Volume coin board album and a rare early printing of Colonial’s Buffalo Nickel board. All will be bargains, provided that you take advantage of my very special offer— 10% off on purchases of $50 or more—20% off on purchases of $100 or more—good until the next issue of CBN. These discounts apply to the board prices alone and not to shipping or insurance.


More than a year ago I had to take down my website CoinCollectingBoards.com, because the hosting service had declared my existing template obsolete, and its new options were ridiculously over-engineered and impossible to understand. I’ve found a new home with Weebly, and it was a simple matter to construct an entirely new website that’s much more attractive than the last one. In coming months I’ll be adding a second website for my publishing company, PennyBoard PressTM.


Aside from the usual overpriced, common items that won’t sell, there were just a few interesting lots on eBay. One group of 11 common boards from various publishers brought $129.43, and it included a new vendor stamp: ZAISER’S in Des Moines, Iowa (a fuzzy photo is attached to this issue). A decent example of K1¢A2b brought $36.57, and the same seller had a C5¢A2b grading perhaps F-VF that realized $29.02.


I’ve been successful in getting quite a few articles placed about coin boards and albums during recent weeks. My monthly column in The Numismatist for March featured a look at the pleasures of assembling a coin series using vintage boards instead of modern albums. The May and June issues highlight the career of Robert Friedberg, including his Library of Coins and Treasury of Coins albums.

The May issue also features one of my coin boards illustrating Q. David Bowers’ series on the 125th anniversary of The ANA. Finally, the June COINage Magazine includes an article by Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez on collecting various coin holders. I was interviewed by Josh for this piece and sent him numerous photos of boards, albums and other relics.

On a related note, the entire run of Coin Board News has been added to the Newman Numismatic Portal. Just select the Periodicals category to catch up and view all issues, including their photos.


This was a quiet quarter for new discoveries, but the prolific Mr. Oberwise again takes the honor of providing a new entry—O1¢An. This is the Eagle-Indian Head Cent board with backing Variety “n.”


David W. Lange - Coin Boards Volume 2Volume Two in my series of books on coin albums arrived from the printer in early May, and copies are already shipping to buyers. Ordering instructions are on the following page, and don’t forget that the prices of my two previous books on coin boards and albums have been greatly reduced.


My calendar includes several important coin shows over the next few months. First up is the Long Beach Expo June 9-11. After that is the Whitman Baltimore Expo July 14-17, and August 9-13 I’ll be at the ANA’s World’s Fair of Money in Anaheim, California. At each of these venues I’ll have copies of my new book for sale. I’ll also be teaching at the ANA’s Summer Seminar June 18-23, alas, without books for sale; I’ll have enough to carry as it is. No, my class isn’t about coin boards, but rather collecting United States Type Coins.


New Book!

Continuing his highly acclaimed series of books about coin boards and albums, numismatic researcher David W. Lange has written Coin Collecting Albums – A Complete History & Catalog Volume Two: The Library of Coins and the Treasury of Coins. In addition to providing detailed catalogs and photos of both coin album lines, this book provides a history of their publisher, The Coin and Currency Institute, and an entertaining biography of the company’s founder, famed coin dealer Robert Friedberg. Richly illustrated, this new book has 144 heavy and coated pages, including 64 pages in full color. It is a deluxe, hardcover volume that will last for many years. The price is $49.95, plus $10 for priority mail shipping in a rigid, protective box.

Also available from Lange’s PennyBoard PressTM are his two previous books.

Coin Collecting Albums – A Complete History & Catalog Volume One: The National Coin Album & Related Products of Beistle, Raymond & Meghrig. Published at $75, this deluxe, hardcover book is now available at just $49.95.

Coin Collecting Boards of the 1930s & 1940s: A Complete History, Catalog and Value Guide, published at $39.95, is now just $19.95. Shipping is the same as for the new book. Call or write for combined shipping of two or more books.

All books purchased from David W. Lange will be signed, unless requested otherwise, and personalized inscriptions are available upon request. Payment may be made by check to David W. Lange or via PayPal to [email protected]. David W. Lange may be contacted at POB 110022, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34211 or by telephone at (941) 586-8670. His website providing a history of vintage coin boards and from which he buys and sells such items, is coincollectingboards.com.

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