I'm finally getting back to a project I started back before CIV and never completed.
I've never been happy with my current POTF coin set frame, which is basically a board with holes in it and black material over it, into which you press the coins.
Below is what I've laid out, and after taking the trouble to design it I expect to be able to offer them for sale as well.
It can hold 62 or 63 coins, and will be made like the Celebration Medallion frames, from laser cut acrylic, mat board and held together with chicago screws around the perimeter
Removed as this didn't work as expected: In addition, each coin hold will have a unique three-fingered acrylic "spring" that will hold each coin in place firmly, and will prevent it from turning. The color logo will be framed by the mat board, with a laser cut opening.
It will be about 17" by 27", which gives the coins breathing room around them, and the back side will show through, just like the front side.
Decided on using an aluminum french cleat for hanging on the wall.
While mine will be portrait in orientation but I could also make it landscape.
I can also etch / engrave the back of the front sheet of clear with the coin name under each coin if it was desirable.
Also, if there are any thoughts on design elements, I'm happy to check them out.
Redesign required: I built a prototype, but there were problems to address. The coins are not thick enough to fill the space from the back mat to the front mat (the hole is deeper than the coin). That allows the coin to slip out of the middle spring part.
This spring was originally designed to hold the Celebraton Medallions, which are neither perfectly round, nor the consistent in diameter. As the POTF coins are consistent so far as I can tell, I may end up with just a press-to-fit coin book style holder if it works good enough. I did find the coins are very consistent in diameter, so this works.
New design just uses two layers of mat board, which works fine. The only drawback is you can't put graphics on the back side.
With the new design it's much more simple and will cost less to make.
I have made a new prototype and sent it to CVI so people can see it. It still looks like the photos below.
Looks like these will be $195 packed for safe shipping, plus shipping costs.
Because of the space required to lay these out and assemble, I'll probably do an initial run of these after C6, and then will see if there is much demand to do another run.
Email me if you know you will want to be advised when I have it completely finalized and will be doing the run. email@example.com.