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United States Glass #15005 "Silver Age" (U.S. Coin) Cake Stand c1892

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    Posted 7 years ago

    TallCakes
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    The pattern using the design of actual U.S. coins in the molds is credited to Central Glass before they joined U.S. Glass for the 1892 production, and were in production for only five months. The demand for the coin pattern was so great that USG farmed it out to several glass factories in the USG conglomerate. The pattern was said to have been to commemorate the World's Columbian Exposition, and also to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the United States Mint 1792-1892. The coins were dated 1892 featuring relief images of coins including silver dollars, half dollars, quarters, twenty cent pieces, dimes, and half dimes. Both sides of the coins were used except for the half dime as only the 1892 dated side was shown on it. Before many months passed, however, a government agent arrived telling the Central officials that they were counterfeiting and that the production of the glass must stop. A complete count was made of all the coin glass in the factory. Permission was granted to the firm to complete all sets and all orders on hand. Then the molds were destroyed.

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    1. LOUMANAL LOUMANAL, 7 years ago
      Beautiful Cake Stand! This is what you call "Rich". BOB
    2. racer4four racer4four, 7 years ago
      When you explained about the coins in Ken's post I thought you might have one of these.
      It must be very special!
    3. TallCakes TallCakes, 7 years ago
      thank you BOB : ) yes, it is kinda "Rich"
      thank you Mike : )
      thank you AGH : )
      thank you DrF : )
      thank you fixit... : )
      thank you racer : ) this is "special" to me
      thank you Pat : )
    4. TallCakes TallCakes, 7 years ago
      Real coins were used o create the molds. The coins on the underside of the plateau are 3D below the glass (like laying a coin on the glass). I don't get the counterfeit idea; it's not like someone could take a piece of glass and spend it, or even pretend to use the glass as a mold to make a coin.
    5. TallCakes TallCakes, 7 years ago
      thank you officialfuel : )
    6. TallCakes TallCakes, 7 years ago
      thank you nuts... : )
      thank you SparksGinny : )
      thank you Mani : )
      thank you Militarist : )
    7. SparksGinny, 7 years ago
      Way to cool, I like it! Thanks for sharing tallcakes.
    8. AmatoorPikr, 5 years ago
      Nice to see a real one!!!
    9. mareredware mareredware, 5 years ago
      Very interesting and another first for me! Thanks.
    10. TallCakes TallCakes, 5 years ago
      thank you mareredware : )
      thank you AmatoorPikr : )
    11. TallCakes TallCakes, 5 years ago
      thank you kyratango : )
    12. TallCakes TallCakes, 5 years ago
      thank you NutfieldHistory : )
    13. TallCakes TallCakes, 5 years ago
      thank you Nicefice : )
    14. TallCakes TallCakes, 5 years ago
      thank you Militarist " )
    15. Denysoffalls, 5 years ago
      I have one of these can someone please tell me the value? I have been up all night looking
    16. TallCakes TallCakes, 5 years ago
      CW doesn't promote appraisals. Valuations can be hard to determine based on things like condition, timing, venue, location, location and location. These stand may vary up to $500+/- depending on market and interest.
    17. Denysoffalls, 5 years ago
      After I asked how much I saw the rules , I am sorry for asking. Thank you for gizmo the information you gave me. Happy holidays
    18. Srando, 4 months ago
      I have a cake stand like this. How can I tell if it is authentic?
    19. TallCakes TallCakes, 4 months ago
      I'm not aware of any cake stands being reproduced; should be okay if it has 1882 frosted coins. Here's an online article on reproductions:
      https://www.patternglass.com/Reproductions/USCoin/index.htm

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