Apart from the lighthouse series of coin collection trays, i think Lindner interlocking trays are the most popular… the main reason i like them is they all fit together, whether they are artefacts or coins, the trays all fit together in one place, on the desk neat and out of the way, they are within handy reach without moving things, they are designed to take various size of coins, allowing your collection to expand, as you find or purchase the coins, the quality of these trays are typical of the old adage “you get what you pay for” they just happen to be the most expensive of the plastic trays which are covered in red velour and slide out from a rigid transparent case, a clever design that is mimicked by other cheaper producers, which come no where “near” the rigidity, transparency and the feel of quality that these established German products ooze, like their competitors these trays are available in a variety of different sized inserts to cover all needs.

As you can see in the photo above the Fifty Pence coin sits comfortable in the 28mm square section tray…

Although they can be purchased separately and are a complete item on their own, they have been designed to interlock into a complete coin cabinet of as many sections as you require. They are free of chlorine and acids and do not contain any sulphur compounds to discolour the coins, which some wooden cabinets produce leaving the silver coins tarnished with a grey / blackish colour called “Horn Silver”.

Don’t forget they also offer the square hole coin trays which do not take encapsulated coins, these are the ones i prefer, no other reason than i like to feel the coins, touch is so important on a coin which has not been handled for hundred’s of years, you just have to imagine the over whelming loss some one, on a low income had, when any coin dropped onto the floor, and not recovered must or could have caused.

Now you have your Coin Trays, you might want to consider buying some coin tickets, these must be Acid Free…

Any subtle coin tickets are perfect for all manner of coins or relics… Each card can be written on once the object has a positive ID, for a quick reference…
These coin tickets are ideal for the use under all coins, artefacts, stamps, fossils, bottles etc… these are a clear way to provide instant information…
These Coin / Relic – White Card I.D. Disc’s are acid free & blank on both sides…
The discs i use are 28mm… which are sufficient for one standard 28mm coin tray + a couple of spares…
Being an off-white colour, these coin tickets or I.D. cards, are ideal for popping under your coins or artefacts to provide the basic information once they have been I.D. any amount of information can be written on either or both sides of these Blank “Round” Discs, its incredible the amount of information that can be stored on these versatile Discs… These cards are stiff enough to write on both sides without bleeding through…
Acid-Free so as not to react with the coins or artefacts… Also, these Discs meets the FSC criteria (Forest Stewardship Council)… If the Display or storage case is 28mm or above these will fit under the coin quite nicely…
These can also be used to display an I.D. number, for ref. books, manuals, sales etc… ideal for capsules also & If you are using clear coin envelopes or coin capsules these coin tickets can be slipped inside with all the relevant information to hand…
Relics of all sorts can also benefit from these excellent Card I.D. Discs, as they sit unobtrusively under coins, relics metal detecting finds, fossils and practically anything else….

Below is the Tray Sizes offered by Lindner, & what you can expect to fit into each trays compartment…

19mm – New 5 pence, Sixpence, Silver Threepence – and has a total of 99 spaces
24mm – £1 Pound, 20 pence, old decimal 5 penny, Pre decimal Shilling, Farthing, Sovereign – with a total of 80 spaces
28mm – £ 2 coin, New Decimal 50p, Pre Decimal Florin, & Halfpenny, hammered penny, with a total of 48 spaces  
30mm – Decimal 50 Pence, & Pre Decimal Penny with a total of 48  spaces
36mm – Pre decimal Halfcrown – with a total of 35 spaces
38mm – £5 Pound, Crown, Britannia – with a total of 30 spaces
42mm – This size tray is good for the larger coins, medallions, tokens, and anything else that is too large for the other trays, i also use this size for items, that need a home which is not specific, this tray has a total of 24 spaces, so plenty of space for those awkward sized coins etc…
or if your collection is about each Monarch then try the Mixed Size Tray for coins, with a total of 45 spaces…

Collecting Boxes

Collection Box STANDARD with 2 compartments and 10 movable dividers for individual configuration 220 x 280 x 29 mm

This next set of Lindner boxes, come in three different styles – one size… “or” Two compartments plus ten dividers, then there is the Three compartments and ten dividers, which is logical as artefacts don’t come in one size, so Lindner supplies this box with compartments created by slide in “inserts” so you can have the display area inside the box as big or small as you like, i love these, they can hold fossils, metal detecting artefacts, medals, bric-a-brac, etc… the list is endless, every time my money frees up, or for birthdays, Christmases etc i hint that these are the go too last ditch item; i do wish Lindner made their collection box deeper than the depth of 40mm, as i have items taller than that without a home, the complete size of the tray measures 236mm wide and a length of 295mm, with a 40mm depth…

Dividers

Dividers for LINDNER collection box 2462

Although the Collection Trays come supplied with ten dividers, extra Dividers can be purchased separately, allowing the whole system to become even more flexible, these inserts are very handy to section off the boxes for smaller items, or to separate one artefact from another, thus increasing your storage space, allowing you to keep your collections in an orderly manner & in one place, if for example your displaying a clock, which comes with a case and winding keys, these can all be housed together in their own little compartments, but, just be aware that their is two sizes of these dividers, and the serial number of the box must match the serial number of the dividers… As a side note, if you don’t use up all of the dividers for one box, they can be used on the next box you buy…

Transparent Collection Trays

Stackable Collecting and presentation box

There is another series of trays from Lindner and that is their Transparent Collection Tray, the problem i have with these they look cheap, a bit like storage boxes for your fishing kit, but again you pay for what you get, so before i judge a book by its cover, i am going to order one or two of different sizes and see if the quality is good, and i also hope the varying sizes they all come in, are compatible and all stack together, to create an effective storage system, they look ideal for buttons, buckles, thimbles etc-etc… those smaller finds you never quite know what to do with…