Posted 6 years ago
This is my collection of Fostoria "Coin" cake stands. Fostoria Glass Company made their 'Coin' cake stands in the five colors as shown in the first images. Fostoria introduced the 'Coin' pattern in crystal clear glass in 1958; blue and amber colors were added in 1963; emerald green was made only in 1965 and then changed to olive green; ruby red was introduced in 1967. Although the 'Coin' pattern was made in ruby glass there was no cake stands in ruby. A color that Fostoria did NOT produce in the 'Coin' pattern is purple; however the crystal version of Fostoria 'Coin' contains manganese, which turns the glass purple when exposed to high doses of UV light. The purple version of the cake stand pictured here (for illustration purposes only) is the result of 'damage' to a crystal cake stand from extended exposure to a UV light source; other pieces in purple have been known to show up for sale as well.
Fostoria created a version of their 'Coin' pattern for Avon with the date on the coins as 1886 to commemorate Avon's founding; tho' 'Coin' pattern pieces with the 1886 date were not exclusive to Avon. The date on the original Fostoria 'Coin' pattern was 1887 to commemorate Fostoria's founding in Fostoria, Ohio. Fostoria also made promotional items in the 'Coin' pattern for the Boy Scouts with their emblem and the U.S. House of Representatives with their seal. Lancaster Colony purchased the molds for the 'Coin' pattern and has reproduced some pieces without frosted coins.