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 Posted 05/15/2018  11:26 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add nautilator to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I've got a few wooden nickels and a wooden medal over 3 inches in diameter and it doesn't look like anybody makes capsules anywhere near that large. I've also got a Paraguay casino chip that's 2.5x4.25 inches across.

Does anybody have any advice on how to store such big numismatic items? It doesn't look like they make capsules anywhere near large enough and the casino chip is too thick to treat as currency.

(Lighthouse XL holders are too small, they only go up to 58 mm and the biggest I've got is 79.)
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 Posted 05/16/2018  12:08 am  Show Profile   Check TNG's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add TNG to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have a similar situation and just bought (25) 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" x 1 inch jewelry boxes that have cotton inside for a measley $15.47 shipped. I think I could have gotten them cheaper if I looked around. A lot of big medals come in boxes like this anyway. A PVC safe baggie could be used to store them inside resting on the cotton as well.
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 Posted 05/16/2018  11:30 am  Show Profile   Check chafemasterj's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add chafemasterj to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I also have a collection of large medals that I’d love to have a way to store and be able to see. Thanks for the post Nautilator. A question I have but never thought to ask.
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 Posted 05/16/2018  11:43 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Alpha2814 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Maybe that big casino chip would fit in something like this? https://www.amazon.com/Challenge-Me...pd_sim_201_2

Granted it's more for display purposes than storage but maybe there's something among the related items that's closer to what you're looking for.
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 Posted 05/16/2018  11:44 am  Show Profile   Check Andrew99's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Andrew99 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Oh, they make capsules and holders for anything. I have an NGC medal and the holder is 4x6 inches.
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 Posted 05/16/2018  8:37 pm  Show Profile   Check yellow88's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add yellow88 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Storage: A PVC safe baggie.

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 Posted 05/20/2018  2:17 pm  Show Profile   Check TNG's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add TNG to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Just a follow-up

Very pleased with the boxes that arrived that I posted about above.
I can fit a 5 oz Ozark riverways in the big capsule in it nicely.
I made a mini set of different Riverways. Silver Proof, Clad Proof, P D & S uncs and enhanced and all this fits just fine in the box.
I also will write on the box as to what is inside.


I have several other large items I will be storing in these as well as a couple special slabbed coins.
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Thanks TNG ! This seems to work well. I may try the same.
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 Posted Yesterday  10:03 pm  Show Profile   Check TNG's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add TNG to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
shop around a little. You can get a lot more for little more money.
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