AFTER Taking Pictures of My Coins

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by kanga, May 16, 2019.

  1. kanga

    kanga 65 Year Collector Supporter

    SAMPLE #1

    Ignore that I botched the spelling of the country name.
    I got the Name, Face Value, Date, Metal, and Krause Number on the label.
    I think I'll change the format so only the name is on the first line, the date and face value on the second, and metal and Krause Number under the coin.

    As for the quality of the printing I think I can do better particularly with a finer pen.
    But that's about it.
    Better labeling technique would look nicer but I'd like to get the job done in my lifetime.
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  3. MeowtheKitty

    MeowtheKitty Well-Known Member

    Meow bought a box of these and used them for housing and labeling any nice BU error coins Meow found CRH. They look nice and are labeled nice, but Meow finds them a bit flimsy. Like they would for sure split open and damage the coin if dropped even in the slightest. And also they are too thick and allow the coin to move back and forth a lot in the holder. Meow thinks that maybe its so excessively thick since it is a generic holder made to hold all denominations. And maybe its made to hold even the ASEs. But When Meow puts quarters in it they have too much play in them. They are relatively inexpensive, but Meow is not convinced that Meow wants to go heavy with them. Anyway, just this Cats opinion. WIN_20190218_00_16_57_Pro.jpg WIN_20190218_00_17_42_Pro.jpg WIN_20190218_00_17_57_Pro.jpg
  4. 352sdeer

    352sdeer Collecting Lincoln cents for 50 years!

    @kanga Do you have a flat clench stapler? If no and your going to go 2x2’s start out right and get one if you don’t have one. Beats crimping each staple with pliers old school.
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  5. Paul M.

    Paul M. Well-Known Member

    Your example coin is a US nickel. You know they're 75% copper and only 25% nickel, right? ;)
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  6. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Leave them in the 2x2's unless the celo has vastly deteriorated. There is a great deal of work involved with removing 'hundreds' and the photog quality should still be there regarding the originals.........
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  7. Ag76

    Ag76 Coins 'n' history

    I like the self-seal 2X2's. No staples! But they don't always stay 100% closed.
  8. Vess1

    Vess1 CT SP VIP

    It really depends on how valuable the loose coins are. So all the stuff that is not valuable enough to be slabbed to me means minimal protection. Organize. 2x2 what you absolutely must. The rest id just put in coin tubes and maybe those little intercept shield bags. You could fit 100 coins in a bag if you had to. 500 minimal value coins is just too much work to jack with individually in my view.
  9. Lev99

    Lev99 Member

    If you're a belt and suspenders type of person, you might put coins into kointains before putting them into 2x2's. I think kointains are sold in US coin dimensions, but if the coins are raw and semi-valuable, or you want to see the edge of the coin by putting them into larger-than-needed 2x2's but are worried about friction wear, kointains may work out pretty well. It's not so easy to get coins into kointains, and I mess up one every once in a while, but overall it allows me to know my coins are protected longer term (in mylar), and I still have a "standard" 2x2 size to fit them into an album.
  10. Bambam8778

    Bambam8778 Well-Known Member

    Are these the same size as an NGC slab?
  11. kanga

    kanga 65 Year Collector Supporter

    I've seen 2x2's sealed with that type of stapler.
    I wasn't impressed.
    The staple was flattened but still protruded a bit.

    I'm using heavy duty staples and doing my own crimping.
    But I need to used channel locks to do the crimping.
    I can't get enough oomph behind pliers to do the job correctly.
  12. kanga

    kanga 65 Year Collector Supporter

    No, it's a 1941 Malaya 10 cent piece as labeled.
    And it is silver.
  13. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

    Thanks, not sure why I didn’t write CuNi...
  14. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

    I would have concerns about them being inert and archive quality. The glue could cause unwanted environmental damage. Do you have a link to where you purchase these?
  15. kanga

    kanga 65 Year Collector Supporter

    My thinking also.
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  16. Ag76

    Ag76 Coins 'n' history

    They *claim* to be archival quality. We'll see. But that may be why the adhesive isn't super-strong.
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  17. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

    Well, never seen it before, but I’m inclined to stick with staples. Small amount of extra effort for a large amount of personal assurance. Thanks for sharing. I’m surprised they said all made from archival material, though there seemed to be some wordplay while it says “made from archival safe” vs “is archival safe”. But I tend to read everything critically.
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  18. Eduard

    Eduard Supporter**

    I currently use all of the options below:

    - Velvet trays
    - Intercept Shields
    - Self-adhesive cardboard 2x2's.
    - PVC-free plastic flips
    - Paper envelopes
    - Paper envelope + cotton pouch

    I plan to no longer use the plastic flips because they do eventually crack.
    I will also replace all of the cardboard 2x2's. These are nice (no staples) but a pain if you want to remove the coin to take pics.

    I will keep in future the trays, specially for bulky/large coins.

    My preferred option are the paper envelopes, specially in combination with the little cloth pouches. This combination makes identification easy AND it provides addtional protection for the coin. By the way, this is the preferred method used by EAC members for storage of sensitive copper coins.

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  19. kanga

    kanga 65 Year Collector Supporter

    Just make sure your paper envelopes are sulfur-free.
    I got a surprise 20+ years ago when I looked at a 1000 yen 1964 Japanese Olympics coin.
    It had been stored in a paper envelope (like yours).
    It had toned dark gray/black.
    Not visually appealing at all.
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  20. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    Eduard, where do you get your cloth liners? Just wondering if you have a better source.
  21. desertgem

    desertgem MODERATOR Senior Errer Collecktor Moderator

    If you use stapled 2x2 s, use only stainless steel staples , not the regular office supply steel ones as over time they rust ( usually in the paper contact area and can initiate corrosion damage to the coin. Below are samples from a mail bid win decades ago and you can see the corrosion/or toning only at the area of the staples. You can buy the SS staples from amazon or other, but the inexpensive foreign steel ones could contaminate. Jim

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