Check this box out. Not only is it in really nice shape but it adds a new layer of mystery to the set:
Yes, Topps has added a coin to the pack i order to move more product. They must have done this quickly as the main tag line on the box indicates "another coin in every bubble gum pack" but the splash lozenge clearly states 2 coins are now being sold. If you look closely at the lozenge, it appears to be stapled in place:
I would surmise that the packs look the same as when originally issued. The additional coin does not seem to have mattered much as the set was being liquidated as overstock by early 1950. I'd wager there are more mysteries lurking when it comes to this set. Any other Archivists out there have anything good?