Title:
Multiple coin collection / display apparatus
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
This product was invented to fill a void in the coin collection industry. All other products that I have researched only allow the display of one coin from each year. This invention will allow the collection of multiple coins, typically an entire roll.

The drawings associated with this submission are geared toward the statehood quarter collection. However, this could be used for any type of coin collecting. The bottom has a latch to allow for easy removal of coin tubes. The bottom has rubber “feet” to avoid scratching other surfaces. The sides may or may not have writing and could easily be customized by the user. The sides may or may not have grooves to allow multiple boxes to be connected for display/transportation purposes.




Inventors:
Depuydt, Derek (East Troy, WI, US)
Depuydt, Kelly (East Troy, WI, US)
Application Number:
11/788170
Publication Date:
06/25/2009
Filing Date:
04/20/2007
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A45C1/00
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Primary Examiner:
PICKETT, JOHN G
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Derek DePuydt (East Troy, WI, US)
Claims:
1. I claim that the Multiple Coin Collection/Display Apparatus is a new way to collect coins that avoids the pitfalls found in other sources that allow one coin of each type.

2. I claim that the Multiple Coin Collection/Display Apparatus as shown is only one example, and can be adapted in any way the end user sees fit (shape, size, number of rolls, type of collection, material).

3. I claim that the Multiple Coin Collection/Display Apparatus may or may not have grooves to allow multiple boxes to be connected for display/transportation purposes.

Description:

CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS

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STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT

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BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

Currently, there is a void in the coin collection industry. All coin collection products that I have researched only allow the display of one coin from each year. The invention contained in this submission will allow the collection of multiple coins, typically an entire roll. Once a full roll is collected an empty roll can easily be substituted allowing for continuous coin collection.

BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

This product was invented to fill a void in the coin collection industry. All other products that I have researched only allow the display of one coin from each year. This invention will allow the collection of multiple coins, typically an entire roll. Once a full roll is collected an empty roll can easily be substituted.

The drawings associated with this submission are geared toward the statehood quarter collection, with each year representing one cube. The submission also shows the ability to collect five (5) rolls. However, this could be used for any type of coin collecting including, but not limited to, annual sets (1¢, 5¢, 10¢, 25¢, 50¢, $1), steel pennies (1943), the latest nickel design collection, foreign coins, miscellaneous sets, etc. The submission could also include any number of holes to collect any number of rolls. The drawings associated with this submission show a cube shape, although any shape could be used, circle, triangle, rectangle, or any other shape with multiple sides. This submission consists of holes in the top with rolls screwed into the holes from the underside. As mentioned above, the submission shows four (4) sides and a bottom. The bottom has a latch to allow for easy removal of coin tubes. The bottom has rubber “feet” to avoid scratching other surfaces. The sides may or may not have writing and could easily be customized by the user. The plastic tubes shown in this submission are the exact depth and width to hold a full roll of coins, although they could be any depth depending on how many coins the user would like to store. The sides may or may not have grooves to allow multiple boxes to be connected for display/transportation purposes.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE SEVERAL VIEWS OF THE DRAWING

FIG. 1; Overall View: FIG. 1(A) shows an overall view. FIG. 1(A) consists of a cube shape with a bottom that opens by way of a hinged back, with a latch on the front. The top has holes drilled in to hold plastic rolls which the coins will be placed into. The labels shown below could be changed to reflect the purpose of the display.

FIG. 2; Top View: 6″×6″ sides, holes are 1¼″ diameter from outer edge. Circle below consists of threading for rolls to screw into. The circle below is 1/16″ thick. The inner circle is 1″ in diameter. The top is ½″ thick, which includes the threading.

FIG. 2(B); Side view of tube: Tubes are 2¾″ tall. Bottom is ⅛″ thick. The top section includes the threading, and is ½″ thick.

FIG. 3; Bottom View: 6″×6″. The bottom is ½″ thick.

FIG. 4; Front Side View: 4″ tall, 6″ wide. Top and bottom sections are ½″ thick. The top shows the tubes visible which hold the threading.

FIG. 5; Left Side View: 4″ tall, 6″ wide. Top and bottom sections are ½″ thick. The top shows the tubes visible which hold the threading.

FIG. 6; Right Side View: 4″ tall, 6″ wide. Top and bottom sections are ½″ thick. The top shows the tubes visible which hold the threading.

FIG. 7; Back View: 4″ tall, 6″ wide. Top and bottom sections are ½″ thick. The top shows the tubes visible which hold the threading. Two small hinges at the bottom to allow the bottom to open.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

The Multiple Coin Collection/Display Apparatus will be very helpful in generating interest in the coin collection hobby. Children will love going through loose change to find coins for their collection. This invention allows the collector to find the same coin over and over, which will help to avoid the disappointment of filling a coin book as far as possible using circulated coins. I have heard this complaint over and over again from people using the common coin book to collect coins. Another benefit is the long-term savings. Rolls of coins add up very quickly and could potentially add up to hundreds or thousands of dollars. Coin books do not have this luxury since you only collect one coin each year. I envision a picture of each coin used in a set to be found on one of the sides with the name of the coin. This will allow children to quickly recognize the coin, then place the coin in the proper slot. This is similar to many learning games.

The drawings associated with this submission are geared toward the statehood quarter collection, with each year representing one cube. The submission also shows the ability to collect five (5) rolls. However, this could be used for any type of coin collecting including, but not limited to, annual sets (1¢, 5¢, 10¢, 25¢, 50¢, $1), steel pennies (1943), the latest nickel design collection, foreign coins, miscellaneous sets, etc. The submission could also include any number of holes to collect any number of rolls. The drawings associated with this submission show a cube shape, although any shape could be used, circle, triangle, rectangle, or any other shape with multiple sides. This submission consists of holes in the top with rolls screwed into the holes from the underside. As mentioned above, the submission shows four (4) sides and a bottom. The bottom has a latch to allow for easy removal of coin tubes. The bottom has rubber “feet” to avoid scratching other surfaces. The sides may or may not have writing and could easily be customized by the user. The plastic tubes shown in this submission are the exact depth and width to hold a full roll of coins, although they could be any depth depending on how many coins the user would like to store. The sides may or may not have grooves to allow multiple boxes to be connected for display/transportation purposes. The drawings above portray the product consisting of wood, but plastic, or any other substance could be used as a substitute.





 
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