To ensure your collection is preserved in the best possible condition, we recommend that you use an album, individual capsules or envelopes. This will allow you to handle your collection safely as well as providing a means of display. These album page inserts are designed for the Lighthouse Optima Album which we stock separately. These pages are for coins up to 65mm diameter.
We offer individual coin envelopes measuring 2” x 2” either in plastic or paper. Paper envelopes are recommended for long term storage. They are also useful for making any notes. This product is for 50 of the paper 2x2 envelopes.
We bought these some time ago, but due to lack of space, we asked the dealer we bought them from to store them for us. He recently asked if we still wanted them? As we had already paid for them, we said yes and now you can own one of these fantastic display pieces at a lot less than is being asked elsewhere. You can take one or more coins or any other collectable, put it in this frame and it will appear to be floating in space. When we first saw it, it blew us away. This is the answer to displaying your coins or other collectables without damaging them. Using it is quite simple: you open the case, position your items where you want them, close the case and there they are – floating in space. If you want to replace the items, all you have to do is open the case, take the items out and replace them with a new coin. These were originally made to sell for £19.95, but the manufacturer never got around to advertising them. We bought them right, as is our plan, if we buy right we sell right. The outer case measures 13 x13 cm and the inner surface measures 10 x10 cm. Once you have seen one you will want to buy some. Remember, they are not just for coins you can display stamps, buttons, curios just about anything that you want.
Our friends at Lighthouse have designed a glove especially for handling coins. In between the ridges and valleys of your fingerprints there are acids. If these come into contact with the surface of the coins, this can leave your fingerprint indelibly etched into the surface of the coin. The real problem is that it can take years for this ‘fingerprint’ to appear. They have designed lightweight cotton gloves that are easy to wear and still protect your coins from damage due to handling.
Precision Illuminated Magnifier: this is a folding loupe that has a built-in light. We find that if you put the coin or banknote between the loupe and the lamp, the light is often cut out. This magnifying glass has a built-in light source so you don’t get any black spaces. It is 10 Power.