Rol-A-Top Coin Front top casting

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Rol-A-Top Coin Front top casting

Postby wahsah » Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:35 am

There are two versions (that I have seen) of the coin front top casting. On one version, which is also seen on the Rol-A-Tor, the coin front casting has a liberty head coin at the top, closest to the mouth of the horn of plenty.

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Liberty coin


On other models, at that same coin position, the coin is a shield, similar to the reverse of the 1868 US nickel.

Shield.jpg
Shield Coin


Does anyone know if there was a reason for the change, or when exactly they used each of the variations :?:

Thanks much
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Re: Rol-A-Top Coin Front top casting

Postby radiorich123 » Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:40 am

HI

The lower photo shows the foreign coins probably made for the over seas market.
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Re: Rol-A-Top Coin Front top casting

Postby saloonkpr » Sun Apr 01, 2018 2:56 pm

Both for American Market...Treasury Dept. Told Watling ILLEGAL to USE AMERICAN COIN...Bottom Model a Later Model
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Re: Rol-A-Top Coin Front top casting

Postby wahsah » Sun Apr 01, 2018 3:21 pm

In the U.S patent application filed by Thomas Watling on Sept. 21, 1934, for a 'HEAD OF COIN CONTROLLED MACHINE CASING", the patent drawing shows the liberty head coin.

Thanks, saloonkpr.

Do you know when they made the switch?
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Re: Rol-A-Top Coin Front top casting

Postby saloonkpr » Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:12 pm

Late 1935 Caille Changed to Non US Coin
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