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Collecting Encased Coins
Souvenir pieces
collectible for about a century

By William T. Gibbs
COIN WORLD staff

Great article about
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Web site of Encased Collectors International. No dues, check list of encased cents by state, articles, related links and more.


THE PENNY MAN
BY
Bryan Ryker

Read an informative history of "The Penny Man", the most prolific creator of encased coins of all time, and view pictures of his work.

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1901 ENCASED PENNY from PAN-AMERICAN EXPO in BUFFALO NEW YORK AU No Reserve

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ENCASED 1917 LINCOLN CENT THOMAS RICH AUTO SUPPLIES VULCANIZING LOS ANGELES CA

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ENCASED GOOD LUCK KEY CHAIN 1947 LINCOLN CENT PALACE DRINKS INDEPENDENCE OREGON

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1948D OKLAHOMA CITY OKLAHOMA Encased Coin Token CHEVROLET

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ENCASED CENT 1960-D MERCHANTS CO-OPERATIVE BANK BOSTON

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Kansas City, MO Bill Goddard Chevrolet Company encased 1948-D Lincoln 1c

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1901 encased coin indian head penny pan-american exposition buffalo ny good luck

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Menomonee Falls, Wis., Savings & Loan Association, Encased 1959-D Cent

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Scarce Encased Cent 1904 I'll Be Your Mascot F.Braadstad Ishpeming Michigan

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Encased 2001 Lincoln Cent - "Keep Me And Have Good Luck" - K90

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Minneapolis Minnesota Kokosh Service Station 1949 encased penny - MN

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old HOLLYWOOD CALIFORNIA CA AUTO SALES "MULLER BROS" ENCASED PENNY CENT, NICE

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1887 MORGAN DOLLAR ENCASED SPINNER. HEADS or TAILS SPINNER w/ BEZEL ON KEY CHAIN

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1949 D ENCASED PENNY DUQUESNE PILSNER PITTSBURGH PA

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ENCASED GOOD LUCK 1929 INDIAN HEAD BUFFALO NICKEL NUMISMATIC NEWS BLACK DIAMOND

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ENCASED GOOD LUCK TOKEN COIN SOUVENIR LELAND MAST DIRECTORY COMPANY EXONUMIA

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1946 HORSESHOE SMOKE SHOP BELLINGHAM, WASH. ENCASED GOOD LUCK PENNY

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( 6 ) Different Encased Cents 1930 - 1975

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7 Encased Cents Lot Gold Club Horseshoe Bright Spot Blacksmith Shop Jos Kruk

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Lot 8 Different Advertising Encased Cents 1936-1958

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SOMERSET, PA ENCASED 1973 CENT,U.S. BANK, WHO SAYS WE DON'T GIVE SAMPLES?

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MJ#2 DAD'S ROOT BEER ENCASED CENT IN BOTTLE CAP

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( 6 ) Different Encased Cents 1916 - 1986

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1937 Wheat Penny Lucky Penny Encased Coin FREE SHIPPING

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1901 CHOICE UNC+ INDIAN CENT ENCASED " BEEF & PORK PACKERS " VERY NICE No Re

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INDUSTRIAL CREDIT LOANS GOOD LUCK ENCASED 1957-D LINCOLN CENT

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Encased 1948 Cent: Shade Motor Co / Caruthersville, MO (Missouri)

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New York, Huntington-Northpoint, FIRST SUFFOLK NATIONAL BANK Encased Cent 1953-D

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A D Davis The Meat Man Haas Davis Mobile Al. 1919 Encased Cent Token UNDERTAKER

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Encased Chamber Pot Indian Cent Louisiana Purchase Exposition 1904 UNC

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Catalog of Louisiana Encased Cents

Encased Cents For Sale

VINTAGE ENCASED 1907 INDIAN HEAD PENNY~RHINESTONES~MEDALLION~PENDANT~RARE

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#EP16 5¢ "AYER'S SARSAPARILLA" VF+ ENCASED POSTAGE WITH APS CERT DKM WL1732

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U.S. Bicentennial Anniversary Commemorative Encased Coin 1776-1976 ~ Nice!

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Encased Cents are advertising or souvenir tokens containing a coin in the center, usually a cent. See Catalog below!

Encased coins spread as an inexpensive form of advertising in the early years of the 20th century. Businesses could choose from an assortment of stock dies carried by the manufacturers or order custom pieces.

Encased coins are often nicknamed "lucky pennies". They first appeared in the early 1900's and are still used today. One side usually has the message "Keep Me and Never Go Broke". Shapes were usually round or horseshoe. Rare shapes include chamber pot, bear and a goblet.

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1905 Chamber Pot Encased Cent
A Souvenir of New Orleans, La. - Good Luck - I Have Been to New Orleans and Got Cleaned
Go Way Back and Sit Down - A Pot Full of Money - Keep Me and Never Be Caught Short

Encased Cent - Chamber Pot Encased Cent A Souvenir of New Orleans, LA       Encased Cent - Chamber Pot Encased Cent 1905 Indian Penny


Encased Cent - Keep Me and Never Go Broke - I Bring Good Luck

Keep Me And Never Go Broke
I Bring Good Luck

Encased Cent - Perez Restaurant and Bar - New Orleans, LA

Perez Restaurant & Bar
New Orleans, LA

Encased Cent - Billionaire Club - Gretna, LA

Billionaire Club
Gretna, La.

Codes used in descriptions below
KMANGB Keep Me And Never Go Broke
KMANGB/IB/GL Keep Me And Never Go Broke / I Bring / Good Luck
KMAYWHGL Keep Me And You Will Have Good Luck
IBGL/KMANGB I Bring Good Luck / Keep Me And Never Good Broke
Alum Aluminum
RD Round
HS Horse Shoe shape
(Wanted) I would like to buy this encased.

Catalog of Louisiana Encased Cents

1975-D
King Industo Parade / Ascension Savings & Loan Assn. / Mar. 2, 1976, Donaldsonville, La.
KMANGB (Alum-RD) (Wanted)

1976-D
King Industo Parade / Ascension Savings & Loan Assn. / Feb. 22, 1977, Donaldsonville, La.
KMANGB (Alum-RD) (Wanted)
Not found with an internet search. Gonzales did have a Savings and Loan by the same name.

1964-D
Associated Credit Bureaus / of / Louisiana
KMANGB/IB/GL (Alum-HS)
All indications are that this company was located in Baton Rouge.

1952-D
Auto-Lec Stores / Inc. / Silver Anniversary / 1928-1953
KMANGB/IB/GL (Alum-HS) (New Orleans, La.)

1969-D Same as above (Wanted)
A Chain Auto Parts Store. Several stores found in Louisiana directories. Headquarter believed to be New Orleans.

1969-D
Bank of Terrebonne / Houma, La.
KMANGB (Alum-Rd)

1970-D
Bank of Terrebonne / Houma, La.
KMANGB (Alum-Rd)
The words "terre bonne" mean "good earth." This turn of the century bank is no longer in business.

1973-D
Bank of Vacherie / Vacherie, La. / Locally Owned / Locally Managed
Vacherie Vol. Fire Dept. /4th Annual Fair / June 17, 1973
(Alum-Rd)

1974-D
Baton Rouge / Louisiana
KMANGB/IB/GL (Alum-HS) (Wanted)

1978-D Same as above
A Souvenir issue. Probably connected to a gift shop in the Louisiana State capital.

1947
C. Bel For Awnings / Venetian Blinds / Ja-0028 CH-6113 / N.O. La.
KMANGB/IB/GL (Alum-HS)

1948
C. Bel For Awnings / Venetian Blinds / Ja-0028 CH-6113 / N.O. La.
KMANGB/IB/GL (Alum-HS)
Listed in 1948 as a Manufacturer of Awnings.

1950-D
Belle Vue Lounge / 2940 Elysian Fields / Victor 9465
KMANGB/IB/GL (Alum-HS) (Wanted)
(New Orleans, LA)

1971-D
Bengal Coins / 1767 N. Foster Dr. / Baton Rouge, La. / 356-3254
KMANGB (Alum-Rd)
Bengal refers to the mascot of the LSU Football Bengal Tigers.

1946
The Best Tailors / 522 So. Rampart St. / New Orleans
KMANGB/IB/GL (Alum-HS)
Listed in 1946 D&B.

1951-D
The Best Tailors / From 1926 / To 1951 / 522 S. Rampart St. / N.O., LA. N.O., LA.
KMANGB/IB/GL (Alum-HS)
Listed in 1946 D&B.

1947
Billionaire Club / Gretna, La. / 221 H.P. Long Ave. / Algiers 2241
KMANGB/IB/GL (Alum-HS)
Located at 221 Huey P. Long Ave. Owner was Herbert “Herbie” fink and Davy Lewis. The billionaire Club opened in 1930 and closed in 1950.

1949
Cain Motor Co., Inc. / Ford Dealer / Leesville, La. / Phone 3434
KMANGB/IB/GL (Alum-HS)
Found in 1948 D&B.

1952-D
Carboni Gulf Service / Vay & Joe / 1611 N. Clairbone / FR. 9318
KMANGB/IB/GL (Alum-HS) (Wanted)

1955-D
Carlo’s Esso Service / 1600 Magazine St. / CA. 2895 / Road Service
KMANGB (Alum-RD) (Wanted)

1946
Jas. E. Comiskey Co. / Baton Rouge, La.
KMAYWHGL (Alum-Rd)
Listed in a 1948 D&B as a Wholesale Liquor dealer. Branch of New Orleans.

1948
Courtesy Chevrolet Co. / Rayville / Louisiana
KMAYWHGL (Alum-Rd)
Listed in a 1948 D&B as a Wholesale Liquor dealer. Branch of New Orleans.

1904
Can Be Bought From The / Crescent News Co. / For 5 Cents
KMANGB (Alum-Rd) (New Orleans, La.)

1905 Same as above (Wanted)

1906 Same as above

1907 Same as above

1908 Same as above

1909 Same as above

1910 Same as above

1911 Same as above (Wanted)

1912-D Same as above

1913 Same as above (Wanted)

The dates on known coins range from 1904 to 1913. It is not known if this item was used strictly for advertising or if it had a redemptive value; and if the later, what item could “be bought for 5.” Crescent News & Hotel Company was a news stand and cigar store that operated at several locations in New Orleans from the 1880’s until the 1930’s. During the time this was apparently issued it was located at 546 Camp Street. (Source LOUISIANA TRADE TOKENS by Crawford & Farber).

1949
Dunn Motor Co. / "It Must be Dunn" / Lake Charles, La. / 624 Ryan St. Phone 7252
KMANGB/IB/GL (Alum-HS)
Dunn Motor Co. 624 Ryan St. They were a authorized Hudson & Studebaker sales & service dealer in the 1940’s.

1948
Emerson Motor Co. / Homer / Louisiana
KMANGB (Alum-Rd)
Harvey H. Emerson Auto’s and Appliances listed in a 1948 D&B.

1951-D
"Where Every Sandwich Is A Meal" / "Erin's" / 834 Gravier St.
KMANGB/IB/GL (Alum-HS) (New Orleans, La.)

1941
Al. Epstein Inc. / 1226 St. Thomas St. / N.O., La. / 525-5526 522-5141 / Surplus Marine Supplies Etc. KMANGB/IB/GL (Alum-HS) (Wanted)
Note cent may have been replaced.

1948
Al. Epstein – RA. 5526 / 326 S. Diamond St. / N.O., La. / Surplus / Marine Supplies Etc.
KMANGB/IB/GL (Wanted)

1961-D
Al. Epstein Inc. / 1226 St. Thomas St. / N.O., La. / 525-5526 522-5141 / Surplus Marine Supplies Etc.
KMANGB/IB/GL (Alum-HS)

1964-D Same as above (Wanted)

1973-D
Al Epstein, Inc. / 1226 St. Thomas St. / N.O., La. / Surplus Marine Supplies / 581-9363 P.O. Box 51569
KMANGB/IB/GL (Alum-HS) (New Orleans)

1978-D Same as above (Wanted)
Not much information found about this company. Epstein could have issued more encased cents than 4 listed above.

1947-D
Faucheux Chevrolet Inc. / Lutcher / Louisiana
KMANGB (Alum-RD) (Wanted)

1953-D
First National Bank / of West Monroe
KMANGB (Alum-Rd) (West Monroe, La.)
Listed in a 1954 D&B. H. A. McDonald is listed as President.

1953-D
First National Life Ins. Co. / T.B. Martin, Pres. / N.O., La.
KMANGB/IB/GL (Alum-HS) (Wanted)

1955-D
First National Life Ins. Co. / T.B. Martin, Pres. / N.O., La.
KMANGB/IB/GL (Alum-HS)

1958-D
First National Life Ins. Co. / T.B. Martin, Pres. / N.O., La.
KMANGB/IB/GL (Alum-HS)

1972-D
First National Bank / Ruston, Louisiana
KMAHGL/IB/GL (Alum-HS)

1959
Fonteneau Chevrolet Co. Morgan City, La.
(Description wanted)
Not found in directories.

1974-D
G. & F. Sporting, Inc. / Raceland, La. / Biggest & Best In / Sales & Service
Raceland Volunteer / Fireman's Parade / April 21, 1974
(Alum- Rd)
G & F Sporting Center, Inc. 2340 Highway 182 is a family owned business operated for over thirty years. This "dealership" began in 1966. In the early years, they were a very small, two-man operated facility. Over the years, G. & F. Sporting has grown to a facility with one acre under the roof.

1948-D
Gartman Motor Co. / Highway 165 / Columbia, La.
KMANGB (Alum-Rd)
Listed in directories. Probably issued during 1948 Chevrolet encased cent campaign.

1955-D
N.J. Gaubert – Texaco Firestone & G.E. Pro. / Ph. 4031-3811 / Thibodaux, La.
KMANGB/IB/GL (Alum-HS) (Wanted)

1963-D
N.J. Gaubert / Texaco-Firestone / & G E Products / HI 7-3811 Thibodaux, La.
KMAHGL/IB/GL (Alum-HS)

1964-D
N.J. Gaubert / Texaco-Firestone / & G E Products / HI 7-3811 Thibodaux, La.
KMAHGL/IB/GL (Alum-HS)

1969-D
N.J. Gaubert / Texaco-Firestone / & G E Products / 447-3811 Thibodaux, La.
KMAHGL/IB/GL (Alum-HS)
Listed in directories as Gaubert’s Super Services.

19??
Globe Finance Co. / Phone TU. 6767 / 2041 Canal St. / Borrow On Your Car
KMANGB/IBGL (Alum-HS) (New Orleans) (Wanted)
Reported with cent missing. TU [Tulane] exchange was used from 1948-61 in New Orleans, La.

1973-D
Gramercy Branch Bank / Bank Of Vacherie / Locally owned – Locally Managed / Gramercy, La.
Gramercy Christmas / Parade / December 9, 1973

1970-D
Gramercy Branch Bank / Bank Of Vacherie
KMANGB (Alum-Rd) (Gramercy, La.)
The Bank of Vacherie was chartered in 1910 and now is a subsidiary of “One American Corp” and became First American Bank and Trust in January 1978.

($1.00) Green Frog Bar 1938 / Lake Charles, Louisiana
(Round Brass encasement of a silver dollar)
The Green Frog was located at U.S. Hwy 90 and LA. Hwy. 171 in Lake Charles. T.R. “Bat” Gormly, owner. The Green Frog was a supper club and bar.

1955-D
Gordon's Sunset Lounge And Gordon's K-9 / Bossier City
KMANGB (Alum-Rd) (Bossier City, La.)
Bossier City refers to a small town located near Shreveport, La.

1962-D
J & F Harris / 227 Canal St. / Wholesale Jewelers / Ca 6 – 5055
KMAYWHGL (Alum-Rd) (New Orleans, La.)

1963-D same as above (Wanted)

1965 same as above
This piece may be from Chicago, Ill. There is a Canal St. in New Orleans but the phone number doesn't check out. The CA exchange was reportedly used from 1942 to 1957. There is also a Canal St. in Chicago’s business district

1926
For Better Values and Easier Terms / Hay, Inc. / Credit Jewellers / Corner Third and Convention Sts.
KMANGB (Alum-Rd) (Baton Rouge, La.)

1946
Hill's Pants Store / 406 Third Street / Baton Rouge, La.
KMANGB (Alum-Rd)
Not found in directories

1906
Hiller's / Red Stag Saloon / 1022 S. Rampart St. / Off Union Depot / N.O. La. / The Best Only / Try It / Go Way Back / and / Sit down / A Pot Full Of Money
KMANBCS (Alum-Chamber pot) (Wanted)
There is a saloon keeper by the name of Isadore Hiller listed in a 1907 D&B under New Orleans.

1950-D
Eat / "Holsum Bread" / The Best Bread In Town / Holsum Bakeries Inc. / New Orleans Louisiana
KMANGB/IB/GL (Alum-HS)
A national Chain but this piece issued by the New Orleans Branch.

1909
Drink / Hotel Bentley Special / Hotel Bentley Wine / Cellars, Alexandria La.
KMANGB (Alum-Rd)
This Hotel was built in 1908 by Lumberman Joseph A. Bentley and is located at 200 DeSota Street. It is still operating today.

1946
W.C. Hummelbaugh Company / Dallas / New Orleans
KMANGB (Alum-Rd)
Not found in directories.

1946
A Complete Department Store / Joy's / Fifth At Main / Baton Rouge, La.
KMANGB/IB/GL (Alum-HS)
Not found in directories.

1960-D
Kappen's Restaurant / Shreveport, La. / A Better / Place to Eat
KMANGB (Alum-Rd)
Frank H. Kappen's Resturant and Catering.

1902
The Famous Pabst Beer / Good Luck By / I'm / It / Conrad Kolb / 125 St Charles St. N.O.
"I Bring Good Luck" / "Keep Me and Never Go Broke"
(Alum-Rd) (New Orleans, La.)
Conrad Kolb entered the restaurant business in 1895, opening a German resturant at 125 St. Charles.

1966
Percy Kwok / Illustrious Potentate / Mecca Temple / 1968 (New Orleans)
KMANGB/IB/GL (Alum-HS) (Wanted)
Connected to the New Orleans Shriners.

1903
Linde Jewelry Co. Ltd. / Manufactures of Fine / Jewelry and / Dealers In Diamonds Etc. / 1023 Second St. Alexandria, La.
KMANGB (Alum-Rd) (Wanted)

1909 Same as above (Wanted)
Listed in directories for many years in the early 1900's.

1947-D
Lamar T. Loe Chevrolet Co. Inc. / Tallulah, / La.
KMANGB (Alum-Rd) (Wanted)
Listed in directories for several years.

1962-D
Lichtenstein's Shoe Store / Now Located At 128 So. Rampart St.
KMAHGL/IB/GL (Alum-HS)

1968-D
Who Says We Don't / Give Samples / Louisiana Bank & Trust Co./ Shreveport, La. / Member F.D.I.C.
KMANGB/IB/GL (Alum-HS)

1961 Same (description wanted)
In 1958 Ray P. Oden President, James C. Atkins V.P. & Cashier.

1901
Maison Blanche / PAT’D / Swartz & Isaacs Co. Ltd.
IBGL/KMANGB (Alum-Rd) (New Orleans, La.)
Swartz & Isaacs Co. Ltd. was a Department store in the eleven story Maison Blanche Building which was located at Canal & Dauphine Streets. Maison Blanche, built in 1900 is one of many New Orleans beloved historic landmarks.

1954-D
Mandina Bros. Restaurant & Bar / 3800 Canal St. / N.O. La. / Ga. 9179
KMANGB/IB/GL (Alum-HS) (Wanted)

1955-D
Mandina Bros. Restaurant & Bar / 3800 Canal St. / N.O., La. / Ga. 9179
KMANGB/IB/GL (Alum-HS)
Still in business today and the best place in New Orleans to get Turtle Soup.

1948
Marksville Motors, Inc. / 101 East Ogden St. / Marksville, La.
KMANGB (Alum-Rd)
Another 1948 encased cent that was part of the Chevrolet promotion that year.

1967
McClanahan's Coins / 1767 N. Foster Drive / Baton Rouge, La. / 356-3254
KMANGB (Alum-Rd)
No longer in business.

1905
Metropolitan Bank / (Deutsche Bank) Founded 1870 / Capital $250,000 / 410 Camp Street New Orleans, La.
"I Bring Good Luck" / "Keep Me and Never Go Broke" (alum-RD) (Wanted)

1919-D
"The Midget" / Next To The Inn Hotel / Shreveport, La. / Men's Furnishings
KMAYWHGL (Alum-Rd) (Wanted)
Not found in directories. The Inn Hotel Bar listed in 1903.

1970-D
Monroe Bank & Trust / Monroe’s Largest / & Most Convenient Bank
Who Says We Never Give / Free Samples? (Alum-RD) (Wanted)

1971-D
"Harold" Montgomery / Senator
KMAYWHGL (Alum-Rd) (Doyline, LA)
A. Harold Montgomery, Sr. (April 19, 1911 -- December 17, 1995) was an agricultural businessman and a Louisiana state senator. He represented District 36 (Bossier and Webster parishes) in three terms in the Senate, 1960-1968 and 1972-1976. Montgomery lived on a farm south of the village of Doyline in Webster Parish.

1950-D
Jimmy Moran's / Restaurant / MA 9451 / CA 7456 / 809 St. Louis St. / New Orleans Louisiana
Diamond Jim Moran's Food For Kings / I Bring / Good Luck (Alum-HS)

1951-D same as above

1952-D same as above

1953-D same as above

1953-D
Diamond Jim Moran's / La Louisiane / Magnolia 4664 - Raymond 3384 / 725 Iberville New Orleans
Diamond Jim Moran's Food For Kings / I Bring / Good Luck (Alum-HS)

1954-D same as above

1955 same as above

1955-D same as above (Wanted)

1956-D same as above

1957-D same as above

The La Louisiane Restaurant was owned by Diamond Jim Moran. When he was a young Italian boxer, the Irish controlled the sport, so he took the name Moran to be able to continue his boxing career. He went on to other things but kept the name. He became very successful, enough so to sport diamonds whenever and where ever he could. In the 1930s, he bought a famous New Orleans French Quarter restaurant. The restaurant is still there, still famous and named Moran's Roman Restaurant. It was operated by his sons, Jimmy and Tony for many years. Today it is owned by just Tony and the restaurant is called Tony Moran's.

1948
Neo Fabrics, Inc. / 901-07 Barracks St. / New Orleans 7, Louisiana
KMANGB/IB/GL (Alum-HS)
A automotive trim distributor that appears to still be in business today at 5650 Hayne Blvd. New Orleans.

1949-D
New Orleans, La. (scrip Print in black ink)
KMANGB/IB/GL (Alum-HS) (Wanted)

1953-D
New Orleans, La. (Block Print in black ink)
KMANGB/IB/GL (Alum-HS)

1964-D
New Orleans, La. (Block Print in black ink)
KMANGB/IB/GL (Alum-HS) (Wanted)

1901
Souvenir of New Orleans, La. / Keep Me and Never Go Broke.
Lucky Penny / PAT.APR. 23, 1901 / Pocket Piece (Alum-Rd) (Wanted)

1905
A Souvenir Of / New Orleans, La. / Good Luck / I Have / Been To / New Orleans / And Got / Cleaned
Go Way Back And / Sit Down / A Pot full Of Money / Keep Me And Never Be Caught Short / pat.applied for (Alum-Chamber Pot)

1901
Souvenir Of New Orleans, La. / Keep Me And Never Go Broke
Lucky Penny / I'm It / Pocket Piece
(Alum Rd) (Wanted)

1973-D
Souvenir of / New Orleans / Louisiana
KMANGB/IB/GL (Alum-HS)

1969-D
Souvenir of / New Orleans, La.
KMANGB/IB/GL (Alum-HS) (Wanted)

1971-D
Souvenir of / New Orleans, La.
KMANGB/IB/GL (Alum-HS) (Wanted)

1977 Same as above

New Orleans has long been a tourist spot and the above encased cents are just an example of encased cents with no advertising but has a souvenir message and or a good luck message on one or both sides.

1949-D
The Paddock / Steve Valenti / 309 Bourbon N.O. / Mag. 9648
KMANGB/IB/GL (Alum-HS)

1946
J. H. Peres Distributing Co. / Aireon Photographs / AU. 1547-1618 / 2806 Canal St. / -1946-
KMAYWHGL (alum-RD)

1951-D
Perez Restaurant & Bar / 1420 N. Broad Ave. / FR. 9271 New Orleans / Walking Distance From Race Track
KMANGB/IB/GL (Alum-HS)

1953-D same as above (Wanted)

Not found in directories. However a Emilio Perez owned a New Orleans restaurant in 1954. Also listed is a Perez’s, and Perez Broadview Restaurant and Bar.

1948-D
Peterson / Chevrolet Co., Inc. / 3658 Scenic Highway / Baton Rouge, La.
KMANGB (Alum-RD) (Wanted)

1953-D same as above (Wanted)
The 1948 piece is another encased cent that was part of the Chevrolet promotion that year.

1946
Polmer The Tailor / 618 So. Rampart St.
KMANGB/IB/GL (Alum-HS) (Wanted)

1951-D
Polmer The Tailor / 618 So. Rampart St. / TU. 6002 / New Orleans
KMANGB/IB/GL (Alum-HS)

1952-D
Polmer The Taylor / TU. 6002 / 618 So. Rampart St. / New Orleans / "No Fit No Pay"
KMANGB/IB/GL (Alum-HS) (Wanted)

1953-D same as above
Listed in 1940 directories as Polmer Tailoring Co.

1950-D
Pontchartrain Beach (printed in black indelible ink)
KMANGB/IB/GL (Alum-HS) (Wanted)

A souvenir issue. Fort St. John guarded the mouth of the bayou at Lake Pontchartrain later to become a resort and amusement area at Old Spanish Fort. The fort had been built by the French in 1701 before the founding of New Orleans and rebuilt by Carondelet in the late 1700s. The amusement park opened in 1883, but closed in 1903 when train service ended. The amusement park reopened in 1911 and continued as the "Spanish Fort" amusement park until 1926. In 1928 a new facility was built on the lakefront at Bayou St. John called Pontchartrain Beach. Since the fill from the lake had not been given enough time to settle, a better site was needed. Harry Batt, Sr., who had become the sole owner of the first Pontchartrain Beach in 1934, supervised the park's transfer to the end of Elysian Fields in 1939. The Pontchartrain Beach closed in 1983.

1949
Pontchartrain Club / Audubon 0320 / East End / Jefferson Parish, La.
KMANGB/IB/GL (Alum-HS)
Located on Lake Pontchartrain where Orleans and Jefferson Parish meet. The Pontchartrain Club was mainly a Seafood Restaurant where you could eat, drink and do a little gambling in the back room.

1937
Halson Room / Pontchartrain Hotel
New Orleans Smartest Cocktail Bar
(Alum-Rd)
Named in honor of Count de Pontchartrain from the court of Louis XVI, the doors of the Pontchartrain Hotel were first opened in March of 1927. The 12 story hotel is still opened today.

1922-D
Rapides Grocery Co., Inc. / Alexandria / La.
KMANGB/GL (Alum-HS) (Wanted)
A wholesale foods and beverage distributor for many years in Alexandria, La.

1948
Red River Motor Co. / 221 Traffic Street / Bossier City, La.
KMANGB (Alum-Rd)
Still in business at 1940 Airline Dr. Bossier City.

1945
Robert's / New Orleans' Largest / Credit Jewlery Store / Diamonds-Watches / 1018 Canal St.
KMAYWHGL (Alum-Rd)
Listed in 1946 as Robert's.

1971-D
Your Key To A Better / Catahoula / Routon Sheriff
KMAHGL/IB/GL (Alum-HS) (Wanted)
Catahoula Parish Louisiana

1970-D
Ruston State Bank & Trust Co. / Ruston, La.
KMAYWHGL (Alum-Rd)

1972-D
Ruston State Bank & Trust Co. / Ruston, La.
KMAYWHGL (Alum-Rd)

1975-D Same as above.
Listed in 1950's, 1960's and 1970's. Howard H. Smith president.

1901
THE NEW ST. CHARLES HOTEL ABSOLUTELY FIRE PROOF. / THE SUNNY SOUTH. NEW ORLEANS, La. / A.R. BLAKELY & CO. LTD. PROP'S / AMERICAN & EUROPEAN PLANS.
Good Luck / Keep Me / And Prosper Whitehead & Hoag Co. Newark, N.J. (Alum-Rd)

1902
New St. Charles Hotel / New Orleans, La. / Absolutely Fireproof. / A.R. Blakely & Co. Proprs.
Good Luck / Keep Me / And Prosper / Whitehead & Hoag Co. Newark, N.J. (Alum-Rd)

1905
New St. Charles Hotel / New Orleans, La. / Absolutely Fireproof. / A.R. Blakely & Co. Proprs.
Good Luck / Keep Me / And Prosper / (Alum-Rd)

1906 same as above. (Wanted)

1909 same as above.

The St. Charles Hotel 211 St. Charles Ave. was built in the late 1800’s. Two earlier equally luxurious structres of that name burned to the ground at that same address. I would assume this is the reason for the term “absolutely fireproof” A 1903 advertisement for the St. Charles reads: "The largest and one of the best hotels in the country. With accommodations for more than one thousand guests. Strictly fireproof. Famous for its promenade, palm gardens, Turkish Baths and other luxurious appointments." The building was torn down in 1974.

1971-D
Vote Yes / For Sawyer Downs / Aug, 19
Put Money In Your Pocket (Alum-Round)

1972 Same as above (Wanted)
Sawyer Downs was an attempt to establish a race track in Shreveport, La. The Aug 19th vote failed. A few years later a tract (Louisiana Downs) was open in Bossier City, La.

1973-D
Shreveport – Bossier / Lagniappe / Little Something Extra
Save Money / Meet At The South’s Low Cost Convention Site (Alum-RD) (Wanted)
Probably issued by the Shreveport-Bossier Convention & Tourist Bureau. Lagniappe is a Cajun word that means “A little something extra”.

1927
Soule’ College / The South’s / Greatest School of Business
KMANGB (Alum-Rd) (New Orleans, La.)

1930
Soule’ College / The South’s / Greatest School of Business
KMANGB (Alum-Rd) (New Orleans, La.)

Colonel George Soule was the founder (in 1856) of Soule Commercial College and Literary Institute, one of the oldest private business schools in the South. Soule also lectured and wrote widely on educational and social questions, and a number of his textbooks on arithmetic, mathematics, and "practical business" subjects were used thoughout the country. Instructors in Soule's "Commercial Course" taught double-entry bookkeeping, penmanship and billing, practical arithmetic (including shortcuts), business correspondence, spelling, commercial law, practical office work, and touch typewriting

1956-D
Southern Life & Health Insurance / Since 1890 / Insurance / Is Thrift
KMANGB (Alum-Rd)

1957-D Same as above but minor variations in die work
Descriptions & locations wanted on both of the above encased. Reported to be a Louisiana Insurance company.
This encased is from Alabama. See Google Books

1968-D
Who Says We Don’t / Give Samples / Springhill Bank & Trust Co. / F-D-I-C / Springhill, La.
KMANGB/IB/ (Alum-Horseshoe)
Located at 124 North Main Street in Springhill.

1948-D
Standard Chevrolet Co. / Minden / Louisiana
KMANGB (Alum-Rd) (Wanted)
Listed in 1948

1947
State National Life / Insurance Co. / Baton Rouge
KMANGB/IB/GL (Alum-HS) (Wanted)

1951-D
Supreme Gulf Service Station / 5400 St. Claude Ave. / FR.5188
KMANGB/IB/GL (Alum-HS)

1949
Plywood Lumber & Millworks / Stone Lumber Co.
KMANGB/IB/GL (Alum-HS) (Wanted)
Listed under New Orleans in a 1948 D&B.

1947-D
Walter's Body & Fender Works / 1127 N. Claiborne Ave. / Phone SY. 2363
KMANGB (Alum HS) (New Orleans, La.) (Wanted)
Not found in directories.

1948
Walter's Body & Fender Works / 1127 N. Claiborne Ave. / Phone SY. 2363
KMANGB (Alum HS) (New Orleans, La.)
Not found in directories.

1945
Trocadero Cocktail Lounge / Forte & Monte / 1700 Louisiana Ave. / New Orleans, LA.
KMANGB/IB/GL (Alum HS)

1946
Alexandria's / Outstanding Drug Store
Good Luck / To You From Walgreen's (Alum RD)

1947-D
Welch Motor Co. / Jena, La.
KMANGB (Alum-Rd) (Wanted)
Listed as Welch & Owens garage in 1946.

1927
White Bros. Co. – Credit Jewelers / 624 Canal St., New Orleans / Branch Stores / Baton Rouge, / Shreveport / Bogalusa
Good for $1.00 / Down Payment / On Any Purchase / Of $10.00 or Over (Alum-Rd)

1928 Same as above. (Wanted)

1945
The Wedding Ring Store / White Bros. / Jewelers / Cash or Credit / 624 Canal St. / Near St. Charles St.
KMANGB/IB/GL (Alum-HS) (Wanted)
The White Bros. opened in New Orleans about 1908 and continued in business for over 50 years. Listed as White Bros. Co. Inc. installment jewelers in 1946.

1957-D
Union National Life Insurance Co. / Established 1926 / Baton Rouge, La.
KMANGB (Alum-Rd)
In 1981 Robert S. Greer was Chairman and CEO. The company is located at 8282 Goodwood Blvd. I also found a branch office in Lafayette.

1952-D
Sure-Klean Sure-Pine / The Bleach of Guaranteed Quality Pine Oil Disinfectant F. Uddo & Sons Co. / New Orleans, / La.
KMANGB (Alum-Rd)
Listed as Manufacturers and wholesalers.

1945
Uncle Jakes Loan & Jewelry Co. / 300 So. Rampart St. (New Orleans)
KMAYWHGL (alum-Rd)(Wanted)

Encased Cents used in Louisiana but Company's headquartered elsewhere.

1953-D
Askins / Family Clothes / Easy Credit / This Coin Is Worth / $2.00 Credit / On 20.00 Purchase
KMANGB/IB/GL (Alum-HS)
Headquartered in New York, N.Y. with at least one store in Shreveport, La. Owners in the 1950’s Seymour R. Askin (see Seymour’s Family Clothes below) & Arnold S. Askin. Other dates exist.

1955-D
Davis Weil Mfg Co. / Memphis - Tampa - New Orleans / Chemicals - Waxes - Cleaners
Weil / Products (Alum-Rd)
Not found in directories. Headquarters not known.

1947
Sturdiboy & Collegiate / The Fair, Inc. / Boys Dept.
KMAYWHGL (Alum-Rd) (Wanted)
Headquartered in Beaumont, Texas with at least one stores in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

1950-D
Seymour's / Family Clothes / Easy Credit / This Coin Is Worth / $2.00 Credit / On 20.00 Purchase
KMANGB/IB/GL (Alum-HS)
Seymour's Credit Clothiers 610 Texas Shreveport, La. Listed in 1981 phone book. Also listed in New Orleans, La.

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