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JWRAY
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USA
378 Posts

Posted - 04/06/2010 :  22:28:42  Show Profile Send JWRAY a Private Message
So lately I have been considering how to display or have easy access to different coin collections. I know that many denominations have whitmans folders or books, but what about those odd coins that dont have a book for them?

Anyone handy in here ever built some sort of display thingy?

Or are there affordable display type cases out there that dont suck? I have seen the expensive dealer style ones or the uber cheap crap ones, but nothing solid that is in my price range.

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thogey
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USA
1617 Posts

Posted - 04/06/2010 :  22:30:14  Show Profile Send thogey a Private Message
Remember those tables with the coin filled resin table-top?

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JWRAY
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USA
378 Posts

Posted - 04/08/2010 :  22:20:09  Show Profile Send JWRAY a Private Message
My friend had a table top that was a collage of different beer tops.

So no other ideas? I just am not creative or handy enough to get my own ideas lol.

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JWRAY
Penny Collector Member

USA
378 Posts

Posted - 04/13/2010 :  20:47:33  Show Profile Send JWRAY a Private Message
Well, I attempted to make a cheap coin display. Bought a sheet of foamboard stuff, basically a springy foam covered in thin cardboard. I also got some thin but nice looking fabric. Using an exacto knife I cut out coin holes, laid fabric over, and pushed the coins in. It works I guess, though I cannot get the fabric flat in any way. Works well enough without the fabric to hold the coins, though doesnt look very nice.

Oh well, maybe I can come up with a better idea.

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thogey
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USA
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Posted - 04/13/2010 :  21:41:56  Show Profile Send thogey a Private Message
JWRAY,

I think you came up with a very creative and good idea.

Sounds like you made a thing like in the fancy foam toolbox drawers.

The fabric wrinkles right? Maybe try to paint the foam.

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Dumpster Diver
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USA
474 Posts

Posted - 05/04/2010 :  19:45:35  Show Profile Send Dumpster Diver a Private Message
JWRAY- I do the same exact setup on things I've dug with metal detectors. Cut a small X in the fabric and push the coin back in. This will keep the fabric straight.

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BCNumismatics
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New Zealand
77 Posts

Posted - 05/05/2010 :  17:36:34  Show Profile Send BCNumismatics a Private Message
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Ant Redux
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Posted - 07/09/2010 :  23:57:07  Show Profile Send Ant Redux a Private Message
The coin cabinets people used back in the day were really nice. They're still popular in Europe, I think.

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wolvesdad
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USA
2164 Posts

Posted - 07/10/2010 :  01:59:20  Show Profile Send wolvesdad a Private Message
just be careful of the glues and chemicals in the materials.

If you have coins that are collectable/rare, they could become tarnished/damaged from improper display in 'volatile' holders.

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