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5 x 1 cent (1 x 1972 and 4 x 1973) in a plastic block

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:14 am
by martinauger03
Some body gave me that 25 years ago. This cents look to be gold plated... Any body have more information about that? Who put that cent in plastic? Is it a rare item? I'll take any information about it!

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Thanks for your help.

Re: 5 x 1 cent (1 x 1972 and 4 x 1973) in a plastic block

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:35 am
by Lightw4re
Probably a unique item. Hard to tell the value of that kind of thing.

Value = the price a buyer is ready to pay for it

Re: 5 x 1 cent (1 x 1972 and 4 x 1973) in a plastic block

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:49 pm
by martinauger03
Thanks Lightw4re for your reply. I don't try to find the value of this... But more informations about when and who made? Maybe more detail about the gold plated (12k, 24k...)?

I f some body allready seen that part please let me know! ;-)

Thanks very much!

Martin

Re: 5 x 1 cent (1 x 1972 and 4 x 1973) in a plastic block

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:18 pm
by verdigris
Lightw4re wrote:Probably a unique item.

These lucite (acrylic) blocks with coins became popular during the advent of "spaceage plastic" technology which dates to about the date of the coins. I remember seeing them sold all over the place as desk toys (paperweights). IIRC some came as pen holders. You can still buy them. A friend of mine built a coffee table in high school, the top of which was foreign coins encapsulated in lucite framed in wood. I remember watching him arrange and then press the coins into the liquid bed and not liking the idea of essentially throwing away good metal—mostly Australian IIRC—but it all looked quite good in the end.

Cheers

Re: 5 x 1 cent (1 x 1972 and 4 x 1973) in a plastic block

Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 3:31 pm
by martinauger03
Thanks a lot Verdigris for the information.

It's interesting... I follow the link you put and yes we can buy it but we must order a big qty.

I don't plan to put any coins in a block like that, I prefer to have it in my hand. But I understand the coin will stay like a new for ever... ;)

Martin