Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by bcuda, Aug 22, 2019.
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All mine are in 2x2s in a binder so I am probably not of much help.
Same, 2x2s & binders.
Those displays really make the coin stand out. I love the way they look.
they are purdy neat and quite inexpensive..you can get'em on ebay..(great stocking stuffers too)
Stuffing my own stocking
Album: Desiccant Pages in front and back; 6 slot open Saflips as 2 x 4; Attributes on front and back in top pocket of Saflip; can flip page to see obv and rev. and attributes on both side for each coin; Each album page separated by 100 lb archival card stock.; Album slides into Archival safe Album Cover. Perfect for my Home Safes as well as my Bank Safe. Easy to view, present, store.
Card stock gives a background, as well as "padding" between the album pages.
Desiccant pages in books, desiccant packets in Safes.
Easy-access active Glocks, Rugers, S&W's program in place.
However the BEST STORAGE, EVER, is how I store all my loose world coins that I have collected over the years from my business travels:
THIS is the BEST way to store them. When the Grandkids come over, I just POUR them out on the floor. We talk about the coins, where they were from. They get to play with them, and keep a few! There are at least 35 country's worth of coins in there that I have traveled. Big fun for me to reminisce and fun for the Grandkids to ask questions!
That is how I have mine right now and so far the best way for me, was just wondering if there was a better way.
There are sheets that hold 20 2x2-size flips, but if all 20 have coins then you can't see the back side of the coin without removing it. I don't use ring binders but if I did I would prefer your approach with the coins next to their identification, as opposed to in the same slot. Then you can fit only half as many coins in a sheet because half the slots are for IDs, but you can see both sides.
I use those, but I only insert half of the flip with the info into the page, so if I need to see the reverse, I just lift it up.
Same, half in so I can just flip it to see the reverse. The binders are stored flat.
This one is now complete although I cannot find the cuurent image:
Will be very similar to the Abafil trays shown above.
I have recently completed a cabinet.. but I plan on pairing it with a binder(s)
So each page of the binder would have a 5" X 7" merged photo of the coin and
a 5" X 7" card below it with attribution and some history noted...
This would reference back to a particular drawer + tray compartment #
Still a work in progress - I have just sent some coin photos to Costco and picking them up Sunday.. so things may change but I will give this idea a go and improve/change as needed.
When viewing my coins I always prop them up on an angle, each one set up so the light will hit it optimally
Some special coins are loosly places in front of the tray. In holders, either plastic or paper ones. Small acrylic stands allow the coinflips to be placed towards the viewer, upright. Mostly constantine bronzes. Others are laying around waiting to be photographed. New additions which i like to take out the cabinet and look at closely. They will be placed in the tray soon.
It is getting a bit crowded as you can see, so i need to expand the storage. Perhaps a binder or something, in the back behind the trays. A further idea is to print the coininformation on the labels, which are now just blanco but i haven't decided on the lettering and color yet. I actually don't like the idea of expending in a way the coins will not be on display. I like all the coins to be seen. Im a bit undecided.
Looks like mine. Displaying coins like this puts me in mind of a gentleman in a smoking jacket in a heavily paneled library of classical texts, with brandy sniffer in one hand, a magnifying glass in the other while Vesta tends to the blazing fire on the hearth, all under the beneficent watch of the Lares and Penates.
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