Here are two short excerpts from Dave Lange's Coin Board News #44 (Fall 2017), published by email September 18, 2017. The newsletter for collectors of antique coin boards
contains great information, new discoveries, and items for sale. Dave kindly provided the images below of two unusual boards for Office of Price Administration(OPA) tokens. -Editor
BOOK UPDATES Surprisingly, there have been no new varieties reported since CBN #43, but I did learn more about a board that was illustrated in my book as one of the "mavericks"---boards of
unknown origin. During June's ANA Summer Seminar, in which I taught my usual class on USA Type Coins, I had an opportunity to poke around former ANA President Ken Hallenbeck's "man cave." I came
across several examples of the bright yellow board for World War II OPA Tokens and purchased two of them.
One proved to be slightly different from the piece in my book, and it's illustrated here. A different example is included in the accompanying list of boards for sale. I’ve had a number of persons
ask me whether I had a duplicate for sale, and now I do. In talking to Ken, he informed me that this board was produced by Joe Lawonde of North Plainfield, New Jersey in the early 1970s.
Here are images of both varieties I have. The difference is in the placement of the control letters either above or below the openings.
READY FOR MY CLOSE-UP The Denver ANA Convention was a whirl for me, with numerous after-hours commitments and two video segments in which I was featured. The one of interest to readers of
Coin Board News was done for Coin Week (www.coinweek.com). I sat down at the NGC booth for an interview conducted by CW Editor Charles Morgan, who wanted to know what this coin board hobby was all
about. I brought along some of my rarest boards to display, including the unique Oberwise board for half dollars. This segment may be found at:
For more information, see Dave's web site:
Wayne Homren, Editor
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