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MattTheRiley posted this good looking display case/box/cabinet.

Does anyone else have something equally good looking or unique they use to display their collection? Where did you get it? Just curious.

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  • 1630Boston1630Boston Posts: 13,770 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very impressive case, especially full of coins :smile:

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    Bad transactions with : nobody to date

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have one like that, but with half as many drawers... purchased it off ebay years ago....Cheers, RickO

  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,588 ✭✭✭✭✭

    When I stroll the flea market, I see machinists tool boxes similar to MTRs chest of drawers. Most are wood with lines drawers for the fine tools, some are metal. I'm gonna look closer next time.

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  • ParadisefoundParadisefound Posts: 8,588 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You just gave me an idea ...... we can hide our coins in the tool boxes in the garage and no one with think of it as valuables

    @Namvet69 said:
    When I stroll the flea market, I see machinists tool boxes similar to MTRs chest of drawers. Most are wood with lines drawers for the fine tools, some are metal. I'm gonna look closer next time.

  • ColonialcoinColonialcoin Posts: 616 ✭✭✭✭

    @Paradisefound said:
    You just gave me an idea ...... we can hide our coins in the tool boxes in the garage and no one with think of it as valuables

    Just hope that the thief doesn’t work part time as a craftsman! ;)

  • coinhackcoinhack Posts: 1,123 ✭✭✭✭

    @bolivarshagnasty said:
    I crafted this one from a tea organizer. Cut up some blue boxes for separation. Holds 96 slabs.

    Perfect! That would hold a full set of Morgan Silver Dollars by date and mintmark.

  • ashelandasheland Posts: 22,558 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice cases in this thread!

  • Downtown1974Downtown1974 Posts: 6,668 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Some fantastic storage boxes fellas. The OCD in me loves organization!

  • PurpleEchoPurpleEcho Posts: 139 ✭✭✭

    edwardjulio, is that your workmanship? The inlays are off the hook!

    AKA Pakasmom

  • OnastoneOnastone Posts: 3,742 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @BJandTundra said:
    MattTheRiley posted this good looking display case/box/cabinet.

    Does anyone else have something equally good looking or unique they use to display their collection? Where did you get it? Just curious.

    What a nice looking display case!!! What do the skinny drawers on top look like? From this photo, it almost looks like they hold just the rounds, ungraded raw... And where may I ask did you get this? Handcrafted perhaps? Excellent box!!!!!!!!

  • BJandTundraBJandTundra Posts: 383 ✭✭✭✭

    To Namvet6_9 and _Paradisefound: I am already using a Machinist Chest which belonged to my Father. Cleaned it up a few years ago and use it to store odds and ends coins in it. Nothing of the magnitude of some of the items on this thread, but useful and sentimental at the same time.

  • Timbuk3Timbuk3 Posts: 11,658 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very nice display cases. I just use PCGS and NGC boxes. Woe is me !!! ;)

    Timbuk3
  • oih82w8oih82w8 Posts: 11,796 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I use Lighthouse trays and place them into a Pelican Case.

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  • jedmjedm Posts: 2,914 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @BJandTundra said:
    To Namvet6_9 and _Paradisefound: I am already using a Machinist Chest which belonged to my Father. Cleaned it up a few years ago and use it to store odds and ends coins in it. Nothing of the magnitude of some of the items on this thread, but useful and sentimental at the same time.

    Way cool examples in this thread! @BJandTundra, I'd like to see a pic of yours if you have one.

  • WildIdeaWildIdea Posts: 1,870 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Is there a relevant concern about would stain, varnish or lacquer, plastic velvet lining and adhesives gassing out and harming / changing a coins surface? I love the look of these wooden cases but the chemicals they’re made of kind of worry me. There is a guy in town who has a roll top dest that’s famous for toning silver and I would think the age of the box and how long it’s gassed out would come into play. A lot of effort to craft these and I recognize that.

  • oih82w8oih82w8 Posts: 11,796 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @bolivarshagnasty said:
    I crafted this one from a tea organizer. Cut up some blue boxes for separation. Holds 96 slabs.

    That is a really nice case! That would hold my 7070 and a few other favorites.

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  • messydeskmessydesk Posts: 19,595 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Bodin made a couple pretty cool ones.

  • savitalesavitale Posts: 1,405 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I love the old time coin cabinets. If I found one that could display 150 slabs, I’d seriously consider it. PCGS blue box storage detracts from the enjoyment of my collection.

    I definitely want to get one when I have enough raw ancient coins to justify it. I saw some for sale at the NYINC show last year.

  • coinbufcoinbuf Posts: 10,617 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Lighthouse carries several display boxes, some for slabs some for raw coins. Quite pricey but very nice for displays.

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    My Collection of Old Holders

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  • LanLordLanLord Posts: 11,665 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I've always wanted to order one of these:

    http://www.coincabinets.com/coronet.html

    The guy has many different designs and sizes of cabinets! All look pretty cool.

  • KudbegudKudbegud Posts: 4,735 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @jabba said:
    Very nice wood! I like them but you can get the big ones into a safe

    A safe room maybe LOL.


  • BodinBodin Posts: 994 ✭✭✭

    I chronicled my journey to build one a few years ago.
    Click HERE

  • mrcommemmrcommem Posts: 1,152 ✭✭✭✭

    That is a very nice coin display case. It looks to be a special built chest made by Peter Nichols. I know that company was making chest for certified coins. I have one but it is an older one with only drawers for raw coins or coins in capsules.

  • bsshog40bsshog40 Posts: 3,731 ✭✭✭✭✭
  • 1630Boston1630Boston Posts: 13,770 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very nice @shinsakuto :)
    boston

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    Bad transactions with : nobody to date

  • shinsakutoshinsakuto Posts: 13 ✭✭✭

    Thankyou

  • This one is identical to another cabinet that I have which Spink is still using :)

    https://youtube.com/watch?v=EZPJ6J5r7iw&t=357s

    https://youtube.com/watch?v=casasiCvVt8&t=30s

  • Pnies20Pnies20 Posts: 1,959 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I’m too scared to use a cabinet. I don’t want cabinet friction! All my coins will be AU58...

    BHNC #248 … 103 and counting.

  • TomthecoinguyTomthecoinguy Posts: 849 ✭✭✭✭

    @Paradisefound said:
    You just gave me an idea ...... we can hide our coins in the tool boxes in the garage and no one with think of it as valuables

    @Namvet69 said:
    When I stroll the flea market, I see machinists tool boxes similar to MTRs chest of drawers. Most are wood with lines drawers for the fine tools, some are metal. I'm gonna look closer next time.

    Great idea, even better if you didn't most it on a forum.

  • shinsakutoshinsakuto Posts: 13 ✭✭✭

    @Pnies20 said:
    I’m too scared to use a cabinet. I don’t want cabinet friction! All my coins will be AU58...

    Sorry but "cabinet friction" is like old wives tales in modern coin collecting (I mean from late 19th century onward).
    Frictions do occur when the spaces between the trays are not big enough to accommodate the thickness of some coins causing friction as the trays slide and catches the surface of a very thick coin. This is only thing you need to watch out for.

  • Pnies20Pnies20 Posts: 1,959 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @shinsakuto said:

    @Pnies20 said:
    I’m too scared to use a cabinet. I don’t want cabinet friction! All my coins will be AU58...

    Sorry but "cabinet friction" is like old wives tales in modern coin collecting (I mean from late 19th century onward).
    Frictions do occur when the spaces between the trays are not big enough to accommodate the thickness of some coins causing friction as the trays slide and catches the surface of a very thick coin. This is only thing you need to watch out for.

    It was a joke...

    BHNC #248 … 103 and counting.

  • humanssuckhumanssuck Posts: 298 ✭✭✭✭✭


    Made for a friend's CC dollars

  • oldabeintxoldabeintx Posts: 1,564 ✭✭✭✭✭

    As someone who barely got a C in Shop, I'm always deeply impressed by people who have the skills to make things with their own hands - really beautiful work shown in this thread.

  • jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,019 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Paradisefound said:
    You just gave me an idea ...... we can hide our coins in the tool boxes in the garage and no one with think of it as valuables

    Have you seen the price of tools lately. Top theft item in garages.
    Jim


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  • PillarDollarCollectorPillarDollarCollector Posts: 4,595 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @BJandTundra said:
    MattTheRiley posted this good looking display case/box/cabinet.

    Does anyone else have something equally good looking or unique they use to display their collection? Where did you get it? Just curious.

    That is a very nice coin display.

    Collecting interests: Mexico & Peru early milled 1 reales + 1796-1891 US dimes

    Sports: NHL & NFL

    Thank you Lord for another beautiful day!!!

  • PillarDollarCollectorPillarDollarCollector Posts: 4,595 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ldhair said:
    This was on ebay many years ago.

    Wow that is so cool I have to start looking for something like that. Do you remember what the asking price was?

    Collecting interests: Mexico & Peru early milled 1 reales + 1796-1891 US dimes

    Sports: NHL & NFL

    Thank you Lord for another beautiful day!!!

  • shinsakutoshinsakuto Posts: 13 ✭✭✭

    For those who prefer to collect their coin slabbed

  • FrazFraz Posts: 1,539 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 21, 2024 4:31AM

    Lots of good ideas…

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