DIY Triple-Coin Slabs?

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by JeffC, Oct 24, 2020.

  1. JeffC

    JeffC Collecting for the fun of it. Supporter

    Hi everyone,
    Saw this ad today from Danbury Mint on Instagram. I think it's kinda neat. The Statehood Quarters, ATB Quarters, and Innovation Dollars all combined into individual slabs for each State.

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    And then I saw the price. Over $30 per 3-coin card. At that rate, I'd be broke before they send me the Delaware set. But then this gave me an idea: Why not do my own?! I already have all 50 States plus 6 Territories (thanks to @Beardigger ). I'm well on my way for the National Park Quarters. I have the 2018 and 2019 Innovation Dollars.

    I just need a DIY slab that can hold 3 coins. Any suggestions? Thanks and have a nice weekend!
     
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  3. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . . Supporter

    Better numismatics through marketing . . . .

    Nice idea though.

    Z
     
  4. JeffC

    JeffC Collecting for the fun of it. Supporter

    Here's another one from the Danbury Mint that's pretty cool. But way beyond my budget. Each silver quarter is encased in a plexiglas slab.
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  5. Beardigger

    Beardigger Well-Known Member

    I would get airtight holders for them. 100 quarter size would cost about $40. Get some for the innovation dollars too. Then I bet with your photoshop skills you would be able to design a holder, and have one of the office stores print it onto a cardboard stock for you.
    Or Skip the airtights and see if the office store could actually MAKE a custom 3 coin flips for you using your graphic design. I can't imagine that would be too difficult.
    Just throwing out some ideas here.
    Maybe check with Snapfish too!
     
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  6. JeffC

    JeffC Collecting for the fun of it. Supporter

    Yesssss.... I can do my own design and then print on heavy cardboard, and then drill holes and "insert" the airtites. Hmmmmm.... the wheels are turning. But very slowly these days. It would surely be cheaper than paying over $1,800 for the whole thing.
     
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  7. Beardigger

    Beardigger Well-Known Member

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  8. Long Beard

    Long Beard Active Member

    Wall panels from Lowes or Home Depot, a drill and gold transfer lettering from Michael's. Less than $30 plus your time.
     
  9. Inspector43

    Inspector43 72 Year Collector

    And what do you do with these when the US Mint starts the next state quarter series? They will be obsolete and unwanted.
     
  10. JeffC

    JeffC Collecting for the fun of it. Supporter

    They'll come up with a new holder and ask you to upgrade! Hahahahaha.
     
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  11. Inspector43

    Inspector43 72 Year Collector

    Using Caps and Caps blank pages you can do some fun things.
    Here is my ATB P D S collection. The blank pages come with a backing that can be labeled with any info.
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  12. JeffC

    JeffC Collecting for the fun of it. Supporter

    Very neat and nice! Did you add another row for "W" for 2019 onwards?
     
  13. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Well-Known Member

    Just my opinion. Coin collecting is a hobby of collecting and displaying also .
     
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  14. Inspector43

    Inspector43 72 Year Collector

    No. I am not sure if I care for getting too deep into the series. They are talking about having ATB Part 2 and I am not interested. You can very well set these up to include any configuration desired.
     
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  15. JeffC

    JeffC Collecting for the fun of it. Supporter

    100% agree.
     
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  16. Bambam8778

    Bambam8778 Well-Known Member

    I am an admitted pawn to the danbury mint's marketing schemes and ploys to win over the hearts of people who are so fond of whatever your collecting interest are. I have purchase John Deer tractor items from them, firefighter items from them (trains, plaques, etc.) and anything else that grabs my eye. It comes at a premium for sure. I think my firefighter train set was probably in the 100's of dollars but it's something I wanted so I bit the bullet. I absolutely love that they are putting together the three coins you show in your first post. The presentation is fantastic and lovely at that, however you are correct about the price. HOWEVER, collect what you want and if that floats your boat then go get it!
    Thanks for the alert of the silver quarter set in plexi glass. That really caught my eye. I love things like that and they would look good in my office. My family will know of the resell value so no need to correct me on that. Collect what you want and if it makes you happy seeing that overpriced silver quarter set on your desk then get it. Life's short. Very short. Do what makes you happy!
     
  17. JeffC

    JeffC Collecting for the fun of it. Supporter

    Yeap, that one really caught my eye. I just cant afford it. I wonder if it's backlit.
     
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  18. Burton Strauss III

    Burton Strauss III Well-Known Member

    Laser cutter

    https://www.ponoko.com/laser-cutting/wood/MDF

    This is just one of 1000s of sites offering a service, but they've been in business a while.

    You can custom generate templates to cut a sheet of MDF for the "cards" and laser "engrave" the words at the same time. Semi-pro tip - make the holes just a fraction of a mm small (you can't quite make perfect circles - close but no cigar) and then smooth it out with a little sandpaper.

    If you want to work in plastic, look into crush ribs for a perfect fit. https://hackaday.com/2020/10/15/adding-crush-ribs-to-3d-printed-parts-for-a-better-press-fit/
     
  19. JeffC

    JeffC Collecting for the fun of it. Supporter

    A couple of neat ideas. Thank you for taking the time to send the links to me.
     
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