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Christopher Williams
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Hello all,

I have a Morgan dollar lassen flipper coin, however after changing the band on it, I can't get it to stick back in on the smaller portion. What is the best glue to use to set it back in place?

Thanks

Chris
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No glue. Use Scotch permanent double stick tape or thin double sided carpet tape.

There are lots of past discussions on this topic.

See: http://tinyurl.com/py8ksqm or use the Café search function to search on: flipper repair
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Never glue - you could bend the shell trying to get the insert out. I did that with an old Double Deception - the instructions said to use a craft knife, but (after slightly bending the shell) I had to boil it in water to get the insert loose enough to pry out.
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Christopher Williams
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Thanks guys
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Super glue, when you need to replace the band, use acetone to dissolve the super glue.
It will not hurt or mark your silver or clad coins.
It's the standard in jewelry repair.
I do this 4-5 times a week in my lapidary/jewelry shop.
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On May 17, 2014, Tree wrote:
Super glue, when you need to replace the band, use acetone to dissolve the super glue.
It will not hurt or mark your silver or clad coins.
It's the standard in jewelry repair.
I do this 4-5 times a week in my lapidary/jewelry shop.


I have done what you suggest with a gaff that was super-glued by the previous owner and it does work as you indicate. No damage to the silver either from the acetone or superglue. You do need to let the acetone soak in the shell for a while in order for it to loosen up.

Skill sets vary, however, and I can see why some are reluctant to use craft knives or other sharp implements around soft silver gaffs. I once recommended an easy fix for a TUC to install the correct (round) magnet that was apparently not as easy for the person I was advising as I thought it was. The results were not pretty.

Alan
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