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Custom Expanded Shell

Postby FTHO » Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:12 pm



Hello,

I've been using £2 coins with an expanded shell for a little while. But I'd like to use something a bit bigger.
I have an old solid silver Crown. I've been struggling to find an expanded shell for it... Does anyone know if they are sold?

Or, is it possible to get a shell custom made if I supply the coins? Either by a gaff maker, or is it possible to go to some local business and describe what I want?

Thanks,

Sam

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Re: Custom Expanded Shell

Postby bmat » Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:20 pm

A quick look via google brought me to this guy

http://www.toddlassen.com/current.htm" target="_blank

don't know who he is though or if he has what you want, but might be a good resource. He is in the States though.

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Re: Custom Expanded Shell

Postby FTHO » Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:54 pm

Thanks bmat. I've heard good things about Todd Lassen gaffs.
Unfortunately I've also heard things about his prices... And I don't think I can afford them.

Someone put me into contact with I guy in the UK who has offered to make a shell at a very reasonable cost.
A friend of mine vouched for him and the quality of his work, but I will report back when the shell is in my hand and I'll let you know how it is!

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Re: Custom Expanded Shell

Postby FTHO » Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:33 am

So I got some coins made.

I contacted a guy called Ronald Davies.

Well he has done some beautiful work, making me a custom shell for a set of crowns.
See the photo for the results. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for any custom coin gaffs.

He was very honest with me, turnaround was shockingly fast, and the quality is superb.

I bought my own coins and then sent them off to Ron so he could turn one into a shell.

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Re: Custom Expanded Shell

Postby Mandrake » Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:34 am

Thanks for the update, can you indicate the sort of cost involved?

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Re: Custom Expanded Shell

Postby Lady of Mystery » Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:25 pm

yeah, come on tell all. I might be interested in getting something made up too :)

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