Encased Coins Dot Info - Encased Silver Dollars
Encased Coins
4 encased cents, reverse of indian head, off center, horseshoe and a vulcanite encased

Encased Silver Dollars

1922 Peace Dollar
Metal encsasement with vsarious gsambling symbols, a cowboy, an airplane and a banner that says Las Vegas

Encased Silver Dollars while not a rarity they are highly sought after and always valuable. They were made as rewards to salesmen, dealers, souvenirs, and giveaways to important customers. This page will show examples of encased dollars. In the case of the Las Vegas encased peace dollar above the encasement is metal and appears to be brass with a silver-colored coating that has been engraved to show the brass underneath. the engravings are a variety of gambling devices and Las Vegas-oriented images. The encasement grips the coin without covering any of the obverse and completely covering the reverse.

Boron Encased silver dollar
Boron Encased silver dollar
Boron Gas
Boron Gas

Boron was a product and brand name of Sohio (Hover over the image for enlarged view)


Boron Gasoline Station 1972

A Sohio Boron branded gasoline station in 1972. The Standard Oil Company (Ohio) was only legally allowed to use the Sohio and Standard Oil brand names within the state of Ohio and marketed gasoline under various brand names outside its home state. The Boron name was used outside of Ohio in neighboring states, like Michigan, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and West Virginia. Boron was also the branding of its premium-grade gasoline along with its regular-grade fuel "Extron" (formerly "Ex-tane" later "Octron") and its unleaded version "Cetron" introduced in 1970. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standard_Oil_of_Ohio)

Obverse Morgan encased silver dollar
Obverse Morgan encased silver dollar
Morgan silver dollar encased in plastic
Morgan silver dollar encased in plastic

The "Wagon Wheel Saloon" above is encased in clear plastic and has key chain hole at the top. (Hover for larger image)

Harvey's Wagon Wheel Saloon Lake Tahoe Wagon Wheel Saloon black and white 1947

The Wagon Wheel Saloon was started by Harvey and Llewellyn Gross in 1944. It originally had 3 slot machines and two card tables and was a log cabin. It had the only 24 hour gas pump between Placerville and Carson City. Today it is know as Harvey's Resort Hotel & Casino and is still in the family.

1921 Encased Peace Dollar Arthur Rubloff
1921 Encased Peace Dollar Arthur Rubloff

Obverse of 1921 Morgan silver dollar

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1921 Encased Peace Dollar Arthur Rubloff
1921 Encased Peace Dollar Arthur Rubloff

The case is clear plastic but the coin is covered with a black sticker on which is writter in cursive: A Buck for Luck / Arthur Rubloff

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Arthur Rubloff was a real estate developer in Chicago. (June 25, 1902 - May 24, 1986) He is credited with developing the north end of Michigan Avenue in Chicago into what is know as the "Magnificant Mile".

Arthur Rubloff real estate developeer Chicago, IL

Arthur Rubloff

Arthur Rubloff, B. E. Arnold and Everett R. Cook decorating Michigan Avenue with forsythia sprays

Arthur Rubloff, B. E. Arnold and Everett R. Cook
decorating Michigan Avenue with forsythia sprays. (1)

1921 Encased Morgan Dollar Arthur Rubloff
1921 Encased Morgan Dollar Arthur Rubloff

Obverse of the "Buck for Luck" 1921 Morgan silver dollar. The black plastic encasement is 1.90 inches in diameter and .23 inches in thickness. The coin is totally covered by the plastic. There is a black rim .20 inches that surrounds the coin.

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Arthur Rubloff Buck for Luck
Arthur Rubloff Buck for Luck

Reverse which is black plastic and reads in raised white type: A / BUCK FOR LUCK / ARTHUR RUBLOFF

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Encased 1925 Peace dollar. Obverse show the coin and a thin rim holdng the coin.

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Reverse of 1925 Peace Dollar surrounded by a metal ring which reads: — ANOTHER DOLLAR SAVED — at the top and OLDEN CAMERA — 1265 B'WAY N.Y.C around the bottom. The legend is stamped or engraved into the ring.

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Olden Camera encased Morgan
Olden Camera encased Morgan

Obverse an "O" Morgan dollar. The date is covered by a metal ring which reads: — ANOTHER DOLLAR SAVED —AT THE TOP AND OLDEN CAMERA — 1265 B'WAY N.Y.C around the bottom. The legend is stamped or engraved into the ring.

Olden Camera Morgan reverse
Olden Camera Morgan reverse

An "O" Morgan Dollar reverse. The date is obscured by the ring encasing the obverse.

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Olden Camera still exists today in NYC. It was founded by Kurt and William Olden in 1947. The brothers had fled Germany in 1937 and became US citizens in 1944. Above are two different encased silver dollars advertising "Olden Camera NYC". Notice that the first example has the advertising on the reverse of the encasement and the second on the obverse. Below is a sign painted on the side of a building and a storefront neon sign for Olden Camera.

Olden Camera Sign on building

"Family Weekly" (see below) was a magazine inserted into Sunday or weekend papers in the USA. It was similar to "Parade" although it never reached as large a market as "Parade". Advertising was a major source of revenue, hence the reference to "market saturation". It was founded in 1952. It was purchased by Gannett Company and rebranded as USA Weekend. It ceased publication in 2014. (Wikipedia)

Calvert Whiskey Promotional Encased silver Dollar
Calvert Whiskey Promotional Encased silver Dollar

1881 Encased Morgan Dollar. Obvervse reads: SIX KEYS TO SUCCESS / CALVERT DISTILLERS CORP. N.Y.C. The encasement is brass and mneasures 1.92 inches in diameter and .10 inches thick.

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Calvert Whiskey Promotional Silver Dollar
Calvert Whiskey Promotional Silver Dollar

The reverse has the legend: BETTER ADVERTISING ★ / BETTER PROMOTIONS ★ / BETTER SELLING ★ / BETTER PACKAGING ★ / BETTER PRODUCTS ★ / BETTER PUBLIC & TRADE RELATIONS ★ / 1949 ★ The "BETTER" is around the rim with the companion word inside closer to the coin.

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Family Weeky
Family Weeky

1921 Morgan silver dollar encased in plastic. The obverse is covered in clear plastic. It is 1.90 inches in diameter, .23 inches thick, and the black rim around the coin is .21 inches.

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Family Weekly Advertising
Family Weekly Advertising

Family Weekly Silver Dollar - black plastic with raised white lettering which reads:

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Calvert Whiskey was developed in Baltimore circa 1939 by the Seagrams company. The brand was named for Lord Calvert who founded Maryland. It was originally a premium brand now is middle of the road.

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1883 O Key chain from Harrah's Club Reno and Lake Tahoe (Hover for larger image)

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1921 Morgan Silver Dollar Money Clip - Sterling by Jennings at top of clip - clip is in dollar sign shape "$" (Hover for larger image)

1922 Peace Dollar Money Clip - Sterling by Jennings (Hover for larger image)

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1922 Peace Dollar - Advertising "Jennie's Chicago" on Obverse. In small lettering "Blended Scotch Whisky / 86 Proof / Imported by Buckingham Corp. / New York, N.Y." (Hover for larger image)

Cutty Sark reverse - "Cutty Sark Scotch Whiskey" on reverse. Encased in white plastic 2 11/16 inch diameter 1/4 inch thick. Print on both sides raised with gold color (Hover for larger image)

Footnotes

1. ┬ęSun-Times Media, LLC. All rights reserved. Credit Line:ADN-0000145, Chicago Daily News/Chicago Sun-Times collection, Chicago History Museum; Bob Kotalik for Chicago Sun-Times, photographer

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