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Topic: Good coin wallet?
Message: Posted by: Meshuggina (Jul 11, 2009 01:39PM)
I'm trying to locate a goon wallet to hold my coins, of the type that would have slots for individual (or pairs) of coins in it, as opposed to the "pouch" type which allows them to bang around. I used to sell them, so I know they exist, but I haven't even been able to locate a roll in my googling. Does anybody know of, or is, a location for these?
Message: Posted by: lorenwade (Jul 11, 2009 01:42PM)
I searched and searched and searched when I was looking for one. I ended up getting Jay Sankey's Assassin's Pouch. I know that's now what you're looking for but that is what I settled with. If I find something else, I'll be sure to tell you because I would like one as you described as well.
Message: Posted by: Meshuggina (Jul 11, 2009 01:51PM)
Thanks, I'll check that out. I also considered making either my own waller or making a wooden hinged "box" which is hinged halfway down (so both sides are usable) with holes drilled the size of each coin group. I could dress it up quite a bit and I figure I could get 6 stacks of 2-4 coins on each side in rougly the size of a fat wallet. I'll let you know if I find anything.
Message: Posted by: lorenwade (Jul 11, 2009 01:57PM)
Sounds good. I personally own this wallet for my credit cards, license, and money. It has a zippered pocket. I would highly suggest this to the minimalists that just need a place to put the coins on the go. I hold my copper/silver/brass coins in it.

http://www.bigskinny.net/mini-skinny-zippered-pocket.html

Accordian style with a zipper pocket.
http://www.bigskinny.net/lynx.html

They also have a bunch of other styles. Not exactly a "coin" wallet, but it might help someone.
Message: Posted by: sdmagic (Jul 11, 2009 02:11PM)
Here's one I purchased. Its GREAT! Price is reasonable too...

http://www.sightconnection.com/coinpurse.html

sdmagic
Message: Posted by: snap (Jul 11, 2009 02:48PM)
I get the onasaka purses from jamie schoolcraft...they work well and are fair priced
Message: Posted by: mrmagik68 (Jul 11, 2009 08:23PM)
Mesh,
Try taking a look at this one. One of the Café members recommended it to me and I just recently placed an order for it but haven't received it yet. When I saw the advertisement, I knew it was exactly what I was looking for in a coin purse.

Roberto

http://themagicwarehouse.com/cgi-bin/findit.pl?x_item=CO6069&x_return=/cgi-bin/newsearch.pl&keyword=connell
Message: Posted by: k13pt0maniac (Jul 11, 2009 08:32PM)
I'm loving my small [url=http://themagicwarehouse.com/cgi-bin/findit.pl?x_item=MI4389]hidden clasp purses[/url] (pouch style) for holding my halves.. they don't rattle around as much as people think, but I really LOVE my [url=http://themagicwarehouse.com/cgi-bin/findit.pl?x_item=SP7353]JOL single coin holder[/url] for my dollar coins... I carried the coins in there all day and never heard them rattle around in my pocket once.

but since your looking for the kind that hold coins individually here are 2.

[url=http://themagicwarehouse.com/cgi-bin/findit.pl?x_item=MI2431]Coin Wallet[/url]

[url=http://themagicwarehouse.com/cgi-bin/findit.pl?x_item=CO6069]JOL Coin Tidy[/url]

although I think that these kind of purses tend to be kinda thick.. not only are your coins being stacked on on top of the other but there is a layer of leather and inner lining between the coins.. I can hold the same amount of coins in my small coin purse and its half the size than when I put them in the [url=http://themagicwarehouse.com/cgi-bin/findit.pl?x_item=MI2431]"Coin Wallet"[/url]

-Abe
Message: Posted by: lorenwade (Jul 11, 2009 09:08PM)
My problem with these is they just look so old-fashioned and almost seem impractical.
Message: Posted by: Douglas Lippert (Jul 12, 2009 03:53AM)
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On 2009-07-11 22:08, lorenwade wrote:
My problem with these is they just look so old-fashioned and almost seem impractical.
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You could always just carry the coins in the purse to keep them safe from damage. Before you perform just take the coins out of the purse so no one sees the coin purse.

Best,
Message: Posted by: KOTAH (Jul 12, 2009 08:35AM)
I purchased wholesale bi-fold leather wallets on E-Bay and modified them by placinf credit card hp;der sections on both ethe right ald left sides, safely holding a dozen coins; instantly accessible. This may not be the right solution for you, but it does the job for me.

Kotah
Message: Posted by: Ray Haining (Jul 12, 2009 10:30PM)
Thanks sdmagic. That looks real good.
Message: Posted by: Sammy J. (Jul 12, 2009 10:57PM)
Check out the Case Logic case for carrying memory cards at Walmart. It will hold six sets of coins and costs $4.00. It even has a loop for attachment to a belt. It's in the camera section.
Sammy
Message: Posted by: David Neighbors (Jul 12, 2009 11:24PM)
Yea I have had some! Thay don't hold enought coins for me! :)
Message: Posted by: lorenwade (Jul 13, 2009 08:50AM)
At this point, I don't have enough coins to require a wallet... I just use my zippered regular wallet. I just keep a couple coins in there.
Message: Posted by: Sammy J. (Jul 13, 2009 09:10AM)
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On 2009-07-13 00:24, David Neighbors wrote:
Yea I have had some! Thay don't hold enought coins for me! :)
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Dave, I doubt a full set of luggage would hold enough coins for you! :)
Message: Posted by: David Neighbors (Jul 13, 2009 04:30PM)
LOL!!! :) Yea well I think you have seen my Bag! And How heavy it is!:)
Message: Posted by: ray raymond (Jul 15, 2009 03:07AM)
I would recomend anthony miller's real mans coin wallet. I use it on a regular basis The site has some bad reviews on it,but I have no problems with it.




http://www.penguinmagic.com/product.php?ID=1595
Message: Posted by: Zaprig1 (Jul 15, 2009 09:46PM)
I highly recommend every one that Maniac listed, but specifically:

Coin Wallet

JOL Coin Tidy

given the style you are hunting for. I have them all, and those are the safest and most practical IMHO. BUT, at the rate I'm going, I'll be buying some luggage just like David! ;)
Message: Posted by: David Neighbors (Jul 15, 2009 10:17PM)
Hi Zaprig,
Yea Some times you need it!!! :)
Message: Posted by: The Wizard of Hearts (Jul 15, 2009 10:36PM)
I keep my coins (Morgans/Walkers) in zippered leatherette cases made by Case Logic. The cases have 3 pockets on each side and were made to hold memory cards & etc. I bought mine at Walmart for $4 each. One of my cases holds 9 dollar size coins and could hold 3 more easily. There's even a belt-loop on the back side of the case in case you want to save your pants pockets for other gaffs.

http://www.caselogic.com/digital_media_case/product_detail/index.cfm?modelid=58599&lastterm=memory%20card
Message: Posted by: Sammy J. (Jul 15, 2009 11:30PM)
[quote]
On 2009-07-12 23:57, Sammy J. wrote:
Check out the Case Logic case for carrying memory cards at Walmart. It will hold six sets of coins and costs $4.00. It even has a loop for attachment to a belt. It's in the camera section.
Sammy
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Hey Wizard, already mentioned! I must say you have good taste!
Message: Posted by: The Wizard of Hearts (Jul 15, 2009 11:37PM)
Great minds think alike! Sorry for the duplicity. At least I found a link... :)
Message: Posted by: fmpilot (Jul 19, 2009 10:31PM)
I had Roy Kueppers make one of [i][url=http://roykueppers.com/kuepperskeepers.html]these[/url][/i] for me a few years ago. I love it for storing my coins and gaffs. Half dollars and dollars. Great for traveling, too.

Francis
Message: Posted by: Zaprig1 (Jul 20, 2009 11:53PM)
Roy is a great craftsman....I have some great gaffs from him!

Hey Wizard and Sammy- I may have to check those out. The Fabric: Faux Leather part scares me a bit. I'm told that unless it's real leather, bristol silver will tarnish a lot. My Morgan gaffs and coins are next to uncirculated 1800s. Have either of you stored gleaming silver in these for a long time?

Christian
Message: Posted by: Douglas Lippert (Aug 4, 2009 02:31AM)
[quote]
On 2009-07-21 00:53, Zaprig1 wrote:
Roy is a great craftsman....I have some great gaffs from him!

Hey Wizard and Sammy- I may have to check those out. The Fabric: Faux Leather part scares me a bit. I'm told that unless it's real leather, bristol silver will tarnish a lot. My Morgan gaffs and coins are next to uncirculated 1800s. Have either of you stored gleaming silver in these for a long time?

Christian
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Your hands will tarnish the silver coins. So, don't worry about it too much!
Message: Posted by: Sammy J. (Aug 5, 2009 06:40PM)
I have not stored silver coins in the CaseLogic case. It's funny, Christian, I was told that storing coins in a leather purse WILL cause them to tarnish! I was told this by Jamie Schoolcraft. He said to use a lined purse like the JOL ones. Conflicting information!

Sammy
Message: Posted by: mitchmarkl (Aug 5, 2009 10:09PM)
I have four Case Logic cases, and have my Morgans and Walking Liberties stored in them with no appreciable increase in tarnish. Silver, brass, and copper will tarnish without any help from storage methods by just being exposed to the atmosphere. Some materials may speed up the the oxidation process, but where ever you store your silver coins, they will tarnish over a period of time. Handling them will obviously speed up the process.
Message: Posted by: Gary Kosnitzky (Aug 6, 2009 02:04AM)
Actually if you handle your silver coins a lot they will not tarnish. If you do not handle them they will tarnish. The opposite holds true for copper coins.
Message: Posted by: MarvinWang (Aug 6, 2009 02:50AM)
Real man coin wallet is pretty good, nice leather, and it has a slot for holding the gaff coin to steal into the set.
Message: Posted by: Lawrence O (Aug 6, 2009 07:32AM)
The best modern coin purses I saw that correspond exactly to Meshuggina's request was offered to me by Eric Jones who was selling them at the WMS in March for very little money. Since he is a member here, you may want to send him a PM
Message: Posted by: vpatanio (Aug 6, 2009 11:04AM)
This is gonna seem weird, but I made a coin...holder pouch thingy??...over a year ago from a couple of playing cards and it still holds up quite well. It is good because I can open it and remove a specific coin from it, all from inside my pocket. So it seems like I am just taking a coin out of my pants pocket, but really I am choosing the coin and protecting them at the same time. I have been carrying this one around everyday for a year, so it looks a little grubby and needs replacing, but you get the idea. (Which, by the way, is another use for those old worn out decks)

I have tried the case logic...case, and it's great, but the coins are loose in the sleeves so that is where I just store all of my coins, I also tried a Lowe Pro memory card hold (a neoprene model), but it is too bulky for me and again I use it for storage. I have hand stitched my own out of leather and lined it with a faux velvet...I still carry this one occasionally as well.

pics of the card case:
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee204/vpatanio/SDC10398.jpg?t=1249574557
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee204/vpatanio/SDC10401.jpg?t=1249574585
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee204/vpatanio/SDC10405.jpg?t=1249574631
pics of the leather case (I since have learned how to stitch the leather better, but oh well):
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee204/vpatanio/IMG_3133.jpg?t=1249574426
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee204/vpatanio/IMG_3129.jpg?t=1249574462
Message: Posted by: vpatanio (Aug 6, 2009 02:42PM)
Wow, after reviewing my pics, that thing really is grubby!! I think I'll replace it tonight. Sorry for the filty pics, but it gets the point across.

-Vinny
Message: Posted by: Douglas Lippert (Aug 9, 2009 07:18PM)
[quote]
On 2009-08-06 03:04, Gary Kosnitzky wrote:
Actually if you handle your silver coins a lot they will not tarnish. If you do not handle them they will tarnish. The opposite holds true for copper coins.
[/quote]

Whaaa? Evidence Gary! :) (I handle my silver coins a lot and they tarnish along the edge of the face and back).
Message: Posted by: Gary Kosnitzky (Aug 11, 2009 11:13AM)
Hi Doug,
Yes there is evidence all over the internet.
Message: Posted by: mballen11502 (Aug 11, 2009 09:55PM)
Anybody have any experience with Bob Kohler's new coins wallet?

It looks pretty cool but very pricey...
Message: Posted by: Chris Meece (Dec 9, 2009 04:56PM)
[quote]
On 2009-08-11 22:55, mballen11502 wrote:
Anybody have any experience with Bob Kohler's new coins wallet?

It looks pretty cool but very pricey...
[/quote]

Googled it and couldn't find it. Do you have a link?

I use one of these purses. It has a hinged opening that snaps open when you press on opposing edges. It easily carries 11 half dollar sized coins in it and two casino dice. (Bob Sheets' It's the Rules is one of my new favorites)The bag keeps the casino dice from cutting my leg ... man those edges are sharp.

Sometimes I carry an okito box in here as well. (Placing 4 of the coins inside the box)

[url]http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2740/4172283619_8bb679b06c_m.jpg[/url]
[url]http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2648/4172281273_ac7406779b_m.jpg[/url]
Message: Posted by: Ruldar (Dec 9, 2009 05:14PM)
Nuther vote for memory chip cases. I love the Lowepro product from Bestbuy:

http://products.lowepro.com/product/DMC-Z,1928,42.htm

Look at view #2 and you see how they hold the coins safe and protected. There is a velcro strap on the back also. I have one for halves, one for Morgans and one for copper/silver/brass coins.
Message: Posted by: Ruldar (Dec 9, 2009 05:17PM)
Well, that link broke. Try this one:

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.tscamerahouse.com.au/images/lowepro_dmc_z.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.tscamerahouse.com.au/lowepro-m-14.html%3Fpage%3D2%26sort%3D3a&usg=__vwkViBBbt2J8NtSdh-1agVpBxmI=&h=259&w=300&sz=22&hl=en&start=1&um=1&tbnid=p-6dLSG8WNZCqM:&tbnh=100&tbnw=116&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dlowepro%2Bdmc-z%2Bmemory%2Bwallet%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN%26um%3D1
Message: Posted by: Chris Meece (Dec 9, 2009 05:28PM)
Dang it .. can't edit a post after I wait a while.

I forgot to mention. I purchased my coin purse at a local flea market. I normally hit all the leather shops I come across and have found several interesting cases. The coin purses are normally around wallets, fanny packs, and biker gear... so basically with that type of selection I am set for the weekend.
Message: Posted by: mmreed (Dec 13, 2009 10:55PM)
I prefer this style:

http://www.shopmagicvault.com/Coin-Carrier--Leather-_p_745.html

it is a long strip with slots to organize the gaffs which then rolls up to a nice sized wallet for pocket carry.

I tried the purses and other styles but just did not find them to my liking.

We used to carry many styles in our store, but after finding the one above, we decided to stick with it. They are always a hit at conventions - people say they have been looking for that style.

You can also look at office supply store or a place like Best Buy and get a media card wallet. Not as small, but does similar organization.