Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Basileus Antialcidas, Nov 29, 2021.
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Not sure why anyone would think saflips are better on your coin than open air and velvet. If I was a 2,500 year old piece of metal I can tell you where I'd like to be
I've just recently begun to branch out into ancients. I showed a friend one and said have a look. They wouldn't even hold it, afraid to mess it up. I told him, it's been around 2,000 years, I think it'll be fine!
I have a Zecchi cabinet for some
and also have about 30 Lighthouse trays. this is my Mildenhall Hoard tray
the rest are in albums in flips
This is tray 1 of Constantine I from London
This is tray 1 of Constantine I Siscia VLPP
my tray of ex Peter Weiss
my slabbed Bishop Woods Hoard Coins
it's all very tidy and easily accessible, plus easy to view, with room for tags and they are stackable.
I don't know, if the felt in the Lighthouse trays, is good or bad. Perhaps it is not made of wool. It seems more like a synthetic material, but I don't know.
I use Abafil cases and trays, which are lined with "real velvet", whatever that means. I put my coins, directly on the velvet. I've been using Abafil for 3 years. I haven't noticed any wear on the coins, so far. But 3 years is not very long. You can buy Abafil cases and trays, from the Italian web site, or from the following US web site, which is where I bought mine :
Here is an interesting thread, on Forum Ancient Coins, in which the safety of coin trays is discussed.
In the thread, one person said the following :
"The material used in Abafil trays appears to be velvet (to the best of my knowledge made of cotton), while some other types of trays are lined with felt (most appear to be wool). Felt will damage the coins, velvet will not. My coins are stored in Abafil trays, some for nearly fourteen years, and in examining them under magnification and comparing them to the original photos, I cannot detect any damage caused by this method of storage."
In the same thread, Andrew McCabe, a well known collector of ancient Roman Republic coins, said the following :
"I think the distinction to watch for is that sliding trays (drawers in a coin cabinet) will move the coins on their felt every single time the tray is pulled out, whereas lifted out trays in a box won't, unless the box itself is shook about. I've seen photos of coin surfaces being destroyed by wool felt, really bad damage, so its worth being aware of. However whatever is in abafil tray felt seems to do my coins no harm at all. And I doubt it would be possible to ever damage a worn bronze. FDC silver might be another matter. So, some caution needed but the nature of the trays felt and coins is important."
I store my 19th century presidential campaign token and medalets in Eagle Albums. The pieces that fit go in Eagle holders. The pieces that can’t go in the holders, but still fit in a 2X2 space go into flips which fit in the Eagle Album spaces. I have “to punt” on the larger pieces.
So my 700+ unslabbed examples are housed in SAFLIPS
The other 270 are in NGC/ PGGS/ ANACS slabs/ 20 to a custom box
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