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Postby Ed209 » Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:32 pm

Just had this mock up brought in of the sort of idea she wants its not going to need the oval mount that just happened to be in the frames she was experimenting with.
Basically coins and a bank note with mirror behind to see both sides needs to be reversible.
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Re: Coins with mirror back

Postby featurepiece » Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:51 pm

I've used these guys in the past and found them very good, even for bespoke stuff :)

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Edit : -- What the heck!??? I thought I'd posted in this thread

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sorry folks :oops:
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Re: Coins with mirror back

Postby pramsay13 » Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:47 pm

I'm thinking you might not be able to give everything the customer has asked for.
I recently did a load of coins mounted onto mountboard with Gorilla mounting tape. http://uk.gorillaglue.com/heavy-duty-mounting-tape
It is very sticky but can be peeled off the coins in future.
You could mount the coins to a perspex panel spaced off the mirror, and you could cut a circle of the mount tape to cover the whole back of the coin, but on close inspection, it would still be seen.
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Re: Coins with mirror back

Postby Steve N » Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:22 am

Many years ago, far too many in fact, I was at a trade show and on a stand there was frames with coins and bank notes ( not in the same frame) so put together as follows
Frame face down on the bench, place museum glass in frame, then spacer (width = less than half the rebate depth) then museum glass, then the bank note, then another piece of museum glass, then another spacer, then mirror, then backing board, phew! now finish of as normal :clap:

when you get to the stage with the bank note, you can put coins in instead
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Re: Coins with mirror back

Postby pramsay13 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:42 am

I thought about something like that for the note, but I'm sure coins would just fall to the bottom even when sandwiched between glass.
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Re: Coins with mirror back

Postby David McCormack » Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:02 pm

I would have thought having glass on both sides of the frame would be better than a mirror? When they want to look at the reverse side of the coins & note just take the frame of the wall and then they can study the coins/note in detail, surely better than a reversed image in a mirror :? I find strap hangers good for double sided frames.

I've only framed coins the once a few years ago and it was a nightmare :xcomputer: the coins kept rotating :oops: The coins on the top row on the left and right were smaller than the others hence the offset corners cut on my ultimat gold.

If you can get someone with a CMC to cut a mount (something like attached image) with apertures to exactly fit the coins and note then sandwich between two sheets of glass, could be a simple enough solution? This is what I would do if given coins again.

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