Expanded Shell Sets
Folding and Flipper
Copper silver Brass
Scotch and Soda
Hopping Halfs
Sun and Moon Sets
Copper Silver Coin Sets

Expanded Shell Sets

In 2005 I came up with a new process for making expanded shells. It requires a little more work, but the end result is well worth it. The shells are greatly improved and will be hallmarked with the Lassen logo. I have eliminated the tiny stress marks that used to be visible in some of the softer silver dollar shells and greatly enhanced the detail on the uncirculated coin shells ..while retaining full thickness.

I have also focused on making my expanded shells less visible when lying mouth up with a coin in the shell. I have a sturdy shell that is near invisible when showing the obverse side of a shelled coin. I can also make the walls a little thicker for you guys who like to drop your props on the cement repeatedly. Ahem...Doug.

The expanded shell sets include shell and 4 matching coins that will fit the shell perfectly. In every type of coin, the coins vary in diameter more so in older soft coins, but even uncirculated coins vary. The procedure is to first find four coins that are exactly the same size, and then to make the shell to fit each set. This assures a proper fit on every coin in the set.

Ben Franklin


Uncirculated Ben Franklin

Walking Liberty
Uncirculated Walking Liberty

1964 Kennedy
Uncirculated peace dollars

Soft peace dollars

Uncirculated 1921 Morgan

Soft pre 1921 Morgan

Sacagawea and Susan B.


Silver Eagle Expanded

New U.S. Dollar Expanded
Shell Set