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hermanwilliams
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 Posted 03/23/2012  8:05 pm Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add hermanwilliams to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

I want to make my own coin flips that are quite a bit larger than the regular 2x2's. I'm probably just going to use regular notecards, maybe 3x5 or the next size up. Undecided about that for now.
Question is: Where do I get that mylar material that is used in the regular 2x2 flips? Does it come in large sheets?

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 Posted 03/23/2012  8:11 pm  Show Profile Check oih82w8's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add oih82w8 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sounds like daunting work, they do make larger sizes so you don't have to. When I was a teen, I used to make my own "flips" with a Rival "Seal-a-Meal". Surprisingly they held up real nice after thirty years!

Here are rolls of the material;

http://newtonmachinetopshop.com/sal...11-Rolls.htm
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 Posted 03/23/2012  8:47 pm  Show Profile Check enworb's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add enworb to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Are you doing it to save money or to get custom sizes?
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 Posted 03/23/2012  9:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hermanwilliams to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Mostly just want a larger card to be able to write more info on. I've never seen them larger than the typical 2x2.
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 Posted 03/23/2012  9:24 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Fuzzy317 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
they do sell flips in 2.5 x 2.5 Local coin shops may not stock them, but you can order online.
These are on Wizard 2.5x2.5
they also sell the inserts
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 Posted 03/23/2012  9:30 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Buddy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Try art supply stores. You can buy sheets or rolls of it.

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 Posted 03/23/2012  9:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Mylar sheet for window material, can be obtained, but it would be difficult in the small quantity required. Best to run with 2.5 x 2.5's. Larger pocket album pages would then be required, but are also available.
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 Posted 03/23/2012  9:43 pm  Show Profile Check oih82w8's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add oih82w8 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have some 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 Safeflips (that are required for coin submittals to TPG), I would think that there are other sizes available, Baseball cards for instance.
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 Posted 03/23/2012  9:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cajunlady0 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I would staple some clear flips to front of some 4x6 index cards. Then you can see the coin and have enough room to write anything you want. They will also stand up in a plastic recipe box.

I would go for the least labor involved. I am just lazy like that.

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 Posted 03/23/2012  10:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jokingjoker to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I forget where they came from but when I got my ATB 5oz er's they were in the biggest flips I've ever seen!
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Instead of all that work, why not just use those 2x2 plastic flips. Since it is the lack of room for writting, note on the plastic ones there are really two sides for either coins or information. At coin shows many times I've seen them used when a dealer wants to rant on and on about a coin so now there is a place for that info. And using them, no staples, glue, tape are needed since once folded over, sort of the same as sealing, almost.
Not sure if those are also in larger than 2x2 sizes but you could check for that also.
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Another idea: Use a double flip on the same coin.
If your coin will just fit in a 2 x 2, put the coin in it anyway, and staple it with double staples near, but not at the sides.
Just enclose the whole lot in a 2.5 x 2.5.
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Keep in mind, you *really* don't want a coin sliding around in an excessively-large flip....
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I would staple some clear flips to front of some 4x6 index cards.
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Keep in mind, you *really* don't want a coin sliding around in an excessively-large flip....
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 Posted 03/26/2012  4:20 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Penny Guy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'd recommend giving some more thought to using staples for anything related to coins. You're just asking for a nice clean scratch on the neighboring coins. The 2 1/2" flips noted above can provide a lot of space for notations, especially when using your computer with text processer software and different font sizes. A reasonable sized font can put a lot of information in a 2 1/4" square, on two sides if needed, then just print on card stock paper.
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 Posted 03/26/2012  7:09 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add COMET to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Making your own mylar flips can be a daunting task. The first thing you would need is a large paper cutter. then a heat source to attach the mylar to a card. There are a lot more steps and materials required but its a lot of hassle.

Its much easier to get larger 2x2 flips and use those.
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