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    Coins: What do you do w/ them?

    I like what I see in the gallery and am thinking about making some. How do you store them? How do you display them? I'm thinking they'd look good strung up as garland. Beyond that I'm clueless.
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    Me, I give 'em away (they don't particularly appeal to me), but given their size, you could store them easily in an empty Pringles or tennis ball can. Of course, if you did that, you couldn't enjoy looking at them unless you took them out. They do fit in the same plastic sleeves that ATCs and APCs fit in, and I bet a set of them (4, or 6, or 9) would look great framed in a shadow box

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    I haven't come up with a special way to display them but I like your garland idea. That would be a fun way for them to be seen. Have you tried it yet?
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    If you have binders with 9 pocket pages for storing ATCs, ATcoins also fit.

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    I haven't tried anything yet because I don't have any. I've been admiring all the monochromatic coins though and am seriously considering it. I need a round punch first though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trini70 View Post
    I haven't tried anything yet because I don't have any. I've been admiring all the monochromatic coins though and am seriously considering it. I need a round punch first though.
    Trini, keep your eye on the sales at Joanne's or Michaels. You can usually get a good deal with their coupons. I have a punch, and would be happy to mail a bunch of blank coins to you, if you'd like!

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    They are interesting I don't have a punch Either if anyone would like to mail me some blanks that would be awesome!
    I do think a cool idea or theme for decorating them would be merit badges or make them look like patches..

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    I measured my own coins and cut them out. i have a glass that is the right diameter. Then when I received coins I saved them. I use those to trace my next coins.

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    Teresa Morgan has a video online on how to make an atc coin mini book.
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    Goldenpaww if you send me your mailing address I will punch out some coins. I'll do some on solid paper for some merit badges.
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    Me too - anyone who wants some coin blanks just PM me your addy and I'll send you some. I have the EK Success punch and I love it - works very well. I usually glue some of the rounds I punch together to get the right thickness.
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