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idrvball
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From: Burke, VA USA
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posted 02-12-2010 09:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for idrvball   Click Here to Email idrvball     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm considering paying the money and having my MFA Medallions encased in Lucite to display with my other Lucite artifacts.

I was wondering if anyone has done this and had two questions if you have, or thoughts if you haven't.

Do you think the process would damage the coin?

What graphic would you add to make it look more attractive?

AstronautBrian
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From: Madisonville, Louisiana, U.S.A.
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posted 02-12-2010 10:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for AstronautBrian   Click Here to Email AstronautBrian     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You could put the medallion in a plastic airtight coin holder and then encase it in lucite if you are worried about damage to the coin.

cfreeze79
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posted 02-12-2010 11:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cfreeze79   Click Here to Email cfreeze79     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My two cents: don't!

I love lucite just like most, but paying to destroy the value of a medallion just seems wrong.

TRS
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posted 02-12-2010 02:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TRS   Click Here to Email TRS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've wondered about this as a way of displaying a number of MFS/SFAs myself - in terms of value I think these are common enough not to be of concern on that front, the trick is, I think, choosing which ones and how.

I wouldn't be going with single lucites but I had thought about doing the Apollo series (A8, 11, Skylab, ASTP, and a Shuttle seris (bearing in mind that will take a while to be sure all of the SFAs are produced since they can take 2-3 years to come out of the woodwork).

Are you thinking of encasing anything else with them - flown material, photo etc?

idrvball
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posted 02-12-2010 07:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for idrvball   Click Here to Email idrvball     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have all these MFA's and and I want to display them, so, I thought Lucite would be nice. But, I think there needs to be some type of graphic to make it look nicer than just a coin. So, that's what I'm trying to figure out.

kosmo
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posted 02-12-2010 08:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kosmo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Why not just frame your coins/medallions with a nice photograph, autographed or not. I've included a couple of photos of what I started to do. This is a 40th Anniversary of Americans in orbit medallion, I've used two (2) to show the front/back and framed it up with a autographed photo. I'm in the process of doing this with all my medallions, I think it looks nice!

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