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Nunhunter
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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?

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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
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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


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.
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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.
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How does a 50 Pence coin fit?
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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.
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If it was second hand.. does Jim see have a initial on the box? I gotta get up to go check mine
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They have the Z in the base.. make sure they are legit..
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On Aug 11, 2019, Bill Hegbli wrote:
How does a 50 Pence coin fit?


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.
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On Aug 16, 2019, ShawnB wrote:
They have the Z in the base.. make sure they are legit..


here's the Z

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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.


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.
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