Challenge Coin Display

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Project by Pat Cavanaugh posted 02-25-2012 02:59 AM 9216 views 6 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend asked me to build him a display for his military challenge coins. He asked that it be able to hold 70 – 80 coins and it be unique from others. Other than that I had artistic license. So I came up with this case.

It has 9 rows for coins and they can hold 9-11 coins depending on the size of the coins. Each “shelf” is hel in place in a stop dado. The door has doweled half-lap joints and the case has doweled rabbet joints. The AF Emblem on the glass is on the inside of the door and is applied with frosted glass spray paint. And inside back is acrylic mirror.

If I was to do it again the only thing I’d do differently is use a piano hinge as opposed to the 4 small hinges. Enjoy!

-- Pat - Biloxi, MS

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#1 posted 02-25-2012 03:53 AM

That’s a very cool design and super build ,nice work Pat.


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#2 posted 02-25-2012 06:29 PM

Very nice display, looks like OAK yes?

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#3 posted 11-21-2014 03:53 PM

Hello Sir,

I found this while searching for coin display case in google. I have been searching for a while looking for the case that my boyfriend would love. He is in the AF now, has served 15 years and he has of these coins in a box. I would like, as a gift, to arrange and put them in an awesome case like this. I love this case and I was wondering if I order something like this from you?

Thank you.

Best regards,

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