David and I have amassed a large coin collection… buffalo nickels, Indian head pennies, Kennedy half dollars and an array of old game tokens from various video game parlors from our high school years. We have several glass jars full of these coins, and when I saw this beautiful framed coin display on Pinterest, I knew we had found a way to show off our coin collection.
The longest step of this project was fitting the best coins into the frame – trying this one and moving that one, making sure that our favorites were included and that we didn’t duplicate coins. We have so many of the same kinds of coins that this wasn’t as easy as you might think. We flipped some of the coins so that we had both the front and back of the oldest and most special coins. We made sure to include a token from our favorite video game parlors… ah, the memories!
After we were satisfied with the placement of the coins within the frame, it was a simple matter of squeezing a single dot of white glue onto the back of each coin, then laying the cardboard back onto the coins. I allowed the glue to dry for a few minutes so that the coins wouldn’t shift from their positions.
Once the glue was dry, I flipped the frame over and voila! All of our coins… beautifully displayed!
The best part… we just used plain white glue, so if we ever want to take this project apart and use the coins, it would be a simple matter of washing the coins with soap and water.
What a simple (and beautiful) project this turned out to be, and we’ve had so many compliments on it from friends and family!