How to Display Coins in a Frame
Gathering the old coins might be your hobby. Well, that’s great. But, I am also one like you. So, what are you doing to preserve them? You can rest them inside of your piggy bank but or store them in some other items. But if you like to show your guests how much you love this passion, displaying them on the wall will be ideal. Do you know how to display coins in a frame?
Well, that’s pretty easy, and you won’t have to spend hundreds of thousand of dollars on this. Gathering the old coins might be your hobby. Well, that’s great. But, I am also one like you. So, what are you doing to preserve them? You can rest them inside of your piggy bank but or store them in some other items.
But if you like to show your guests how much you love this passion, displaying them on the wall will be ideal. Do you know how to display coins in a frame? Well, that’s pretty easy, and you won’t have to spend hundreds of thousand of dollars on this.
Things You Will Need
- An old picture
- Some poly sheets
- Some pins
- Knife and scissors
- Adhesive spray
- Black velvet fabric (you can choose whatever color you want)
- Your coins obviously
How To Display Coins In A-Frame
The first thing we are going to do is to take apart the frame. For mine, I have taken the tape off the back and the pins out of it. Therefore, we can remove the back, remove the picture, and remove the glass.
Once you have completed that, take the poly sheet and cut it simply by the size of your frame. Next, cut the fabric at the same size and attach it to the poly sheet with the adhesive. After completing that, you’re gonna need the spray adhesive and give it a good spray.
Now, take the pins and cut them short so that they don’t penetrate through the sheet. Take the coins and arrange them on the frame. After that, take the pin and put one at 12 o’clock, one pin at four o’clock, and one pin at 8 o’clock. This will hold the coin firmly on the frame. Do this for all of the coins you have, and your project will be completed then.
- Use two pieces of clear packing tape to attach the frame and coins. Be careful not to get any on or inside the frame, as this can cause damage over time.
- Wrap one piece of scotch tape around each side of the backplate so that it sticks to itself nicely; use scissors if necessary. This will create a space between them, so you don’t have to worry about getting glue all over your fingers when handling the coin’s border later on in step four!
- If there is an adhesive strip along the top edge of your backing paper (usually found with frames bought from craft stores), peel off both ends before taping them down onto either end of their corresponding strips sticking out from under the front glass.
- If there is no adhesive strip, use a generous amount of glue to attach the edges of your backing paper down onto either end of their corresponding strips sticking out from under the front glass.
- Use coins as spacers when taping them up! It’s better than trying to eyeball it, and you can always add more or less if needed later on in this step.
Which Adhesive is Best for This Process?
There are many different adhesives on the market. Depending on your project, you may need to choose between rubber cement and contact adhesive or an instant glue like hot melt foam tape. The best thing to do is test out a few before starting, so you know what will work for your project.
What Is The Best Background for Displaying Coins?
The best background for displaying coins is a blue or green one, and it can be either an image printed on special paper with high-quality ink or painted. The reason is that coins are reflective – they will reflect whatever color you put in front of them. In the case of gold coins, this may not matter because gold does not change colors under different lighting conditions;
However, other metals like copper tend to have a yellowish tint when natural light shines upon them so if you’re going to display your coin collection indoors where there’s no direct sunlight, then use something like white paper as opposed to a darker hue which would only add contrast but do nothing else about how those shiny metallic bits behave when interacting with artificial lights.
The best way to display coins is by using a frame. The frame you select should be appropriate for the type of coin, and there are many styles from which to choose. How do you make your choice?
Consider what characteristics about yourself or the person who will receive this gift that might correlate with one style more than another: whether they prefer contemporary design versus traditional; if they’re interested in history; if they collect old-time memorabilia such as postcards, stamps, paper money, etc., or antique items like furniture or glassware. Decide on an item that reflects their interests and go with it!
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