Coin and Paper Money Collecting/lucite

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i would like to know if coins in lucite blocks are worth more or less than coins in plastic holders..thank you

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Patrick, the coins in lucite blocks are usually common coins and have no great numismatic value.  They might have value as silver, but in that case they have the same value in the block or out.  Sometimes someone might pay a bit more for coins in the lucite block as a novelty item they would display.  You may find come lucite blocks with coins in them for sale on eBay.  Go to www.ebay.com and do a search for something like "coin lucite block."  Jim Lawniczak

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Jim Lawniczak

Expertise

I will answer your questions about encased coins (lucky pennies), which are advertising and event tokens with coins, unually cents, struck with the token.

Experience

Long time collector of encased coins and author of several articles on encased coins.

Organizations
TAMS, ECI (Encased Collectors International)

Publications
TAMS -- several articles on encased coins, in particular the encased coins of the 1901 Buffalo Pan American Exposition
Casement -- many articles on encased coins

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