Coin Display Frame

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Coin Display Frame

Post by Si Richards » Fri Jan 20, 2017 4:15 pm

Hope this isn't too dull a post but I thought I would share this afternoons project.

I've had a little flurry of nice coins recently and rather than put them away in my usual coin storage box I decided to get my Blue Peter craft head on and make myself a little coin frame. I popped into town and bought the frame from "Wilko" and then went to "Hobbycraft" for the rest of the bits. I felt a little out of place in Hobbycraft and it clearly showed as a nice sales assistant came over and helped point me in the right direction of the self adhesive foam and the felt that I had been searching the store for for about 20 minutes rl; rl; rl; rl;

The foam and felt needed trimming to fit the frame which I did first. Then it was time to mark out the positions of the coins. The self adhesive foam has a white backing so I marked it up with how I wanted the coins to be displayed and then carefully drew around the coins with a pencil, I then cut the coin holes out with a craft knife and did a mock up with the coins in the frame, all good ::g
Next step was to peel off the backing and then lay the felt onto the sticky side carefully so there weren't any wrinkles. I was originally going to cut the felt and pull it back through the hole and use impact adhesive to hold it in place but on test fitting a coin I found that they sat really nice and securely so no cutting required. I positioned the coins and then rebuilt the frame and hey presto about an hours work and the grand sum of £6.05 for the frame and other bits and I've got a lovely display of my best coin finds to date.

Hopefully by the end of the year my walls will be full of them.

Happy hunting
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Re: Coin Display Frame

Post by allmetal » Fri Jan 20, 2017 5:27 pm

Very good Simon that looks the biz are the coins sitting in a slight recessed out area so they don't slide down when you hang the frame up.

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Re: Coin Display Frame

Post by Oxgirl36 » Fri Jan 20, 2017 5:36 pm

Great post, nice result! <:-P
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Re: Coin Display Frame

Post by Si Richards » Fri Jan 20, 2017 5:38 pm

Thanks and yes the foam behind the felt is cut to the size of the coin so it basically is held in that recess.

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Re: Coin Display Frame

Post by Fisher1266X » Sat Jan 21, 2017 10:44 am

Far from dull Simon, a great post and a great looking display ::g
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Re: Coin Display Frame

Post by liamnolan » Sat Jan 21, 2017 11:36 am

Nice job, well done. I am trying to encourage our club members to make up a nice finds tray for our monthly meetings. At present we have excellent finds being laid on bits of cardboard, biscuit tin lids, paper and so on.
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Re: Coin Display Frame

Post by Johnnn » Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:36 pm

NICE ! I also am working on a bunch of frames for display still got some spaces on my wall, got a really great brother-in-law complete with wood working shop......HH.....Johnnn

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Re: Coin Display Frame

Post by Johnnn » Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:56 pm

Yes that does it for me, well presented and you can see the fruits of your labor instantly very nice exactly what Ive done to some of my stuff........HH.....Johnnn

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Re: Coin Display Frame

Post by smudge.g » Sat Feb 18, 2017 8:40 am

That's a great frame and some very nice finds. I have just finished similar for some local military finds but for coins, i really like these Nimbus frames, which allow you to see both sides of the coins held between silicon sheets and are quite reasonably priced from various sources.
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Re: Coin Display Frame

Post by Nickinstick » Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:38 am

A great post, I've been thinking along the same lines for a while now and done sweet FA about it. Thanks for sharing.

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