How do you display your collection ?

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by mpcusa, Feb 19, 2023.

  1. mpcusa

    mpcusa "Official C.T. TROLL SWEEPER"

    Like most of us my collection stays in
    my safe but recently I have been thinking about building a display case
    and mounting it on the wall, there’s
    53 coins plus another 15 special additions, I would like to include a
    MS70 and a proof 70DCAM as well
    these would be 1 OZ GOLD KRUGERRANDS, I have 17 of the
    53 coins needed to complete the
    set so just a few short of half
    at current levels will have a net
    worth of $109,000 this would be
    excluding proofs, looking for some
    ideas :)
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  3. paddyman98

    paddyman98 I'm a professional expert in specializing! Supporter

    I only display my coin collection on CoinTalk
    Nowhere else! ;)

    Ikea sell some neat glass display cases.
    I've seen some coins displayed in homemade 3 level slanted wood risers with a felt covering placed on each shelf. You can also illuminate each shelf with small LED lights that go inside the cabinet.

    These are 2 examples from IKEA..
    You can see more at their website which are cheaper.
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  4. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    Hope you have a great security system. There are unsavory people even in the best of friends, acquaintances, and even family members. Word of mouth is also your enemy. We all love our collections, but it's better to be safe not sorry best of luck in your decision thanks for sharing.
  5. mpcusa

    mpcusa "Official C.T. TROLL SWEEPER"

    Excellent choices ! was also thinking about a walnut frame, something maybe
    I could hang on the wall.
  6. mpcusa

    mpcusa "Official C.T. TROLL SWEEPER"

    I hear that ! many people including relatives would just love to have what
    I have, more about the money and what
    they could get for them, but leaving them locked away in a safe all the time
    it’s hard to enjoy what you have, and
    yes have a really good security system :)
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  7. Vertigo

    Vertigo Did someone say bust?

    Well you can get as complicated or as simple as you like with it i guess...
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  8. tibor

    tibor Supporter! Supporter

    An 8 inch x 18 inch x 6 inch safe deposit box.
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  9. rte

    rte Well-Known Member

    Pull them out now and again, do a rendition of scruge McDuck and scuttle them away again.:D

    Hang one around your neck Or have a seperate room for your collection, like a study with a good door and concrete walls.

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  10. J.T. Parker

    J.T. Parker Well-Known Member

    Guess I really don't openly display my collection, but I do have three 3-ring zippered binders housing my slabs. 1- for gold, 1- for the short+ Walker collection & then 1- mixed silver rarities.
    These are partially hidden amongst a large number of books on bookshelves.
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  11. mpcusa

    mpcusa "Official C.T. TROLL SWEEPER"

    I have a huge safe, but what’s the point
    when you can’t enjoy them :(
  12. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    I put some stuff on top of an "entertainment" center to entertain myself.
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  13. rte

    rte Well-Known Member

    Pictures, take pictures.
    Kinda like this one I keep pulling up from the internet:p
    I had a small safe with extra security ;)
  14. mrweaseluv

    mrweaseluv Supporter! Supporter

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  15. MIGuy

    MIGuy Supporter! Supporter

    My security plan is threefold - 1. Hugh Wood Insurance (through ANA); 2. Very few people know I collect coins; 3. Locking, inconspicuous metal file cabinets & my boxer mix Lena.
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  16. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    If they want it, they will find a way to get it.
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  17. KBBPLL

    KBBPLL Well-Known Member

    I just leave the current most interesting one on my desk and the rest are in junky looking cardboard boxes that say, nothing to see here. It's easy enough to pull out another one as my desk-coin-of-the-month. I have no desire to view a bunch of them "on display" all at once.
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  18. masterswimmer

    masterswimmer A Caretaker, can't take it with me

    And no reason whatsoever to advertise that it exists. That's the first line of defense/security.
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  19. Vess1

    Vess1 CT SP VIP Supporter

    NGC registry is my display. Can look at high quality images on any computer any time I want. That’s enough for me.

    This plan sounds too risky to me unless you use it briefly and occasionally.
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  20. Silverpop

    Silverpop Well-Known Member

    In a old China Display cabinet
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  21. Hommer

    Hommer Curator of Semi Precious Coinage Supporter

    I have mine stuffed into a safe as well and have always wanted to display them for my enjoyment as well as the few people I trust. I plan to build a new crib soon and with that my plans are a safe room to do just that. Problem is that I will probably have more invested in the room than the collection, so for now it's called a storm shelter.
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