Posted 4 years ago
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.