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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.


David Lange
David Lange
The author of several books on United States numismatics, David W. Lange received numerous awards and accolades from both the ANA and the NLG. David was the former President of the Pacific Coast Numismatic Society, the California State Numismatic Association, and the New Jersey Numismatic Society. He also had memberships in the ANA, the NLG, the ANS, the LSCC, the EAC, the BCCS, and the Rittenhouse Society. Career highlights included the launching of NGC's Photo Proof and writing historical copy for the United States Mint's website and H.I.P. Pocket Change program for kids. His specialties have included Seated Liberty silver, Philippine coinage under U.S. administration, and British coinage from 1816-1970. In 2007, David published the first comprehensive reference to Coin Collecting Boards of the 1930s and '40s, and for over a decade published Coin Board News four times a year. David Lange died on January 16, 2023. He is missed.

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