A while ago I picked up a useful digital caliper from Aldi for precisely measuring artefacts.
Today I picked up an aluminium coin case from Lidl. At £12.99 it’s not a deluxe item and the trays seems to be a little shallower than the photograph suggests, but it’s nice enough and as good a way as any of storing coins.
At least it would be if I’d found anything worth putting in it. My coin finds to date amount to an Irish halfpenny, a few Victorian and 20th pennies, a couple of seriously cruddy Cartwheel pennies and a George V florin. I am yet to find my first silver hammy, let alone a gold coin of any sort. Still, at least I can sit and look at the coin case and imagine what I’d like to put in it.