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    joseph kent post

    N.O.W. News, Winter 2013


    Highlight: The coin board was invented in 1934 by an engineer named Joseph Kent Post. These were originally fabricated by his family. The success of them soon exceeded the capabilities. The boards made it easy for a whole new audience to enjoy coin collecting. The low initial investment in a coin board and a pocket full of change would result in many hours of enjoyment. Whitman printing Company of Racine Wisconsin was contracted to fabricate them for Mr. Post. Depression era economics were volatile and Mr. Post lost his invention to Whitman printing. Whitman printing came into possession of this product seeing there was potential for growth. There are several stories on how this happened. Mr. Post had his professional engineer career and a coin board business going. I won't speculate on the cause.

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