Saturday, May 25, 2013

15 The Gold Book of BB Coins

One of the purposes of this blog is to accumulate all the history on Armour coins in one place.

The earliest listing that I have of the coins comes from "the little gold book of BB coins" that was an 11 page pamphlet put together by Jim Nicewander of Wisconsin.

His coin price guide showed a 1982 value of $150 for the 1955  "Mantle correct" and $25 for the "Mantle incorrect" The 1955 set showed only one mantle and one kuenn variation.

His 1959 info showed Aaron as a $12 coin.

His 1960 set showed only the Aaron Milwaukee Braves and Malzone Boston Red Sox variations. Mantle, Malzone Boston and Aaron Milwaukee were the highest priced coins and special note that Daley was listed as an 8$ coin. Obviously the scarcity of Daley had not been discovered yet.

No mention is made of what colors the coins were available in.

Does anyone out there have a copy of the 1st Ed of the Std catalog of BB Cards (1988 ?). If anyone can send a scan of the Armour listings from the 1st Ed I will load it here.