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Topic: Jim Zee box question
Message: Posted by: Nunhunter (Aug 4, 2019 04:17AM)
I have a Jim Zee coin box that I picked up at a sale.

It has the Z in the base and a really thin lid, but it's just a fraction too small to take a half dollar or English penny so I thought it might be a sucker box, but then when I put a smaller coin in it I found it had a slot.

Does anyone know what coin it was made for?
Message: Posted by: Jerry (Aug 4, 2019 05:43AM)
You didn't ask when you purchased the coin box?
What was the smaller coin that did fit?
Was it to small?

Use a caliper to accurately measure the coin box and then go here to see which coins will work:

https://www.air-tites.com/coin_size_chart.htm#.XUa083t7ldg
Message: Posted by: Nunhunter (Aug 4, 2019 06:13AM)
[quote]On Aug 4, 2019, Jerry wrote:
You didn't ask when you purchased the coin box?
What was the smaller coin that did fit?
Was it to small?

Use a caliper to accurately measure the coin box and then go here to see which coins will work:

https://www.air-tites.com/coin_size_chart.htm#.XUa083t7ldg [/quote]

I didn't ask. It was a second hand magic sale and to be fair it only cost me 1 so it's not a disaster. It looked half dollar size but it is a few 10ths of the millimetre too small. That coin I have in the picture is a UK 2 pence.
Message: Posted by: Nunhunter (Aug 4, 2019 06:16AM)
I saw on another post than Zee boxes had a bit of extra room around the coin by design. Whereas a Keuppers boxes etc are a much more snug fit.
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Aug 11, 2019 03:36PM)
How does a 50 Pence coin fit?
Message: Posted by: Jonathan Townsend (Aug 12, 2019 08:26PM)
The odd shaped coin? - listed as 30mm diameter, 2.4 mm thick. half dollars are slightly more than 31 mm diameter and 2.8 mm thick.
There was mention that a regular half dollar and an e] would fit in okay. As would and English Penney.
Message: Posted by: ShawnB (Aug 16, 2019 11:13PM)
If it was second hand.. does Jim see have a initial on the box? I gotta get up to go check mine
Message: Posted by: ShawnB (Aug 16, 2019 11:17PM)
They have the Z in the base.. make sure they are legit..
Message: Posted by: Nunhunter (Aug 17, 2019 04:24PM)
[quote]On Aug 11, 2019, Bill Hegbli wrote:
How does a 50 Pence coin fit? [/quote]

Five 50 pence coins fit in with space for the lid to close perfectly, but the coins are too thick to catch in the slot.

Only four 2 pence coins comfortably fit in, but they do catch.
Message: Posted by: Nunhunter (Aug 17, 2019 04:33PM)
[quote]On Aug 16, 2019, ShawnB wrote:
They have the Z in the base.. make sure they are legit.. [/quote]

here's the Z
Message: Posted by: Nunhunter (Aug 17, 2019 04:52PM)
[quote]On Aug 12, 2019, Jonathan Townsend wrote:
The odd shaped coin? - listed as 30mm diameter, 2.4 mm thick. half dollars are slightly more than 31 mm diameter and 2.8 mm thick.
There was mention that a regular half dollar and an e] would fit in okay. As would and English Penney. [/quote]

I don't have any calipers, but using a ruler and measuring it by eye it is as close to 30mm diameter as I can judge.

I have coins that will fit, but I'm more intrigued about what it was originally sold for now.

Sacagawea dollars are a bit bigger than a 2p and 2 Euro coins about the same size, but I can't find any mention that boxes were made for those coins.