coin albums

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by OldSilver, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. OldSilver

    OldSilver New Member

    hey guys. before you jump on me for beating a dead horse, i know the topic of various albums has been discussed many times on these forums but i just wanted a place for you guys to give me your opinion. as many of you know ive been working on a jefferson nickel set. i have almost 100 coins out of the set before (all gem BU ofcourse) and i think its time to break them out of their 2x2's and plastic pages, and put them in a more regal album. the obvious choice would be dansco since i love my lincoln cents dansco does anyone else prefer other brands? the price probably speaks for itself but wizardcoinsupply sells an album by the brand coin collector for 5 buck. it too has the plastic sliding windows, and includeds slots for all the proofs including type 1 and 2 for 79 and 81. are they any good? and what bout intercept or littleton? thanks guys!

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  3. DrunkNumismatic

    DrunkNumismatic New Member

    I like the 2x2 and plastic sheet method. I keep all my coins using that old standby.
  4. Melina

    Melina Nickel Addict

    I have my nickels in a Dansco and couldn't be happier. I love looking at them in there!
  5. snapsalot

    snapsalot Member

    I am with the Drunk on this one. while those Dansco sure are a fine book for coins, they are a fine book for coins that costs 30 bucks O.O

    I can get 2x2 pages for like 50 cents each or so and 100 2x2 mylar flips for like 6 bucks. and If I ever wanna bust one out to sell or give away ect its not really a big deal.
  6. Tater

    Tater Coin Collector

    My set is in my Dansco and I like it. I am using my first Intercept Shield for my raw Ike's jury is still out on it for me.
  7. DCR Jerry

    DCR Jerry Member

    I have my Jefferson's in a Dansco album. I only wish Dansco could find a way to have them shipped without all of the cardboard dust debris since we are paying a premium for their product.
  8. I use Dansco for clad and Intercept Shield for silver. Happy with both. TC
  9. jterry85

    jterry85 New Member

    I've been looking at getting a dansco album as well for my US Coin collection (lincolns, jeffersons, roosevelts, and washingtons) and my Euro collection. My biggest problem is that I haven't been able to see one in person which is a big factor for me. I would love to get them out of the whitman folders they are in but I'm hesitant to spend the money on something I havent seen before, especially since there are so many different album options.
  10. bhaugh

    bhaugh AKA - 1872Hokie

    The majority of my clad collection is in Whitmans, but it was because they were what I started with years and years ago. I got my first Dansco yesterday with a partial UNC Kennedy set and I love the album. Slowly I plan on upgrading all of my sets. I think cents will be next, probably followed by Jeffersons.
  11. RaceBannon

    RaceBannon Member

    I'm a DANSCO fan. I just like the presentation, and the ease with which I can remove/replace the coins if I need to.
  12. Collect89

    Collect89 Coin Collector

    After long term archival storage, the nickels in your Dansco may tone.......

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  13. Irish2Ice

    Irish2Ice Member

    I would love to know your opinion of the Intercept Shield folder for Ike's. I've been looking and debating. Does it hold all 32 coins? Any blank slots?
  14. Tater

    Tater Coin Collector

    Totally agree on this one, it can be irritating to have paid top dollar for their product than you fight the hanging cardboard chads.
  15. Tater

    Tater Coin Collector

    I'll look tonight and see if it has extra slots, I believe it does. The coin easily fits within the slot. The plastic slide is not as thick has the Dansco and when you slide it I worry that the coin isn't seated down in the slot enough for the slide to go across the coin without hitting it. I think it is a matter of perception more than anything. I thought that I would try it out on a set of clad coins like the Ike's before I used them on something like a nice BU set of Peace Dollars.
  16. Lon Chaney

    Lon Chaney Well-Known Member

    I'm a big Dansco fan. I have my Jefferson nickels in one, and a few other sets too. And yes, they may tone, some of mine have. But it's mostly desirable toning. And some of the war nicks are getting a little rainbow tone, which looks quite nice.
    I just got the Intercept Shield US Type Set album, and it's nice. Comes with the slipcase too. I went that route because the Dansco 7070 is apparently much harder to purchase than any coin you'd ever put in it. I couldn't find one anywhere.
    The only issue with the Intercept albums is that they are made in China. Dansco albums are made here in the States, which is nice.
  17. rodeoclown

    rodeoclown Dodging Bulls

    Gem BU Nickels from 1938 to present is far beyond $30 in value I think. I spent $20 or so on one nickel for my set.

    I'm happy with my Dansco for my Jefferson Nickel set. If you want to preserve your coins, no matter how much they cost or their value, buy the best for them, especially those you are keeping forever. I'd imagine, sets like these get sold as a set if you do ever sell them, the Dansco Album will only increase the value of the entire set.
  18. Irish2Ice

    Irish2Ice Member

    Ugg....and I really like the idea of the Intercept Shield folders, but I like being made in the USA better. I, however, dislike the poor QC with dust and shipping I've read about and prefer a high quality folder like that NOT to tone my coins.

    Decisions, decisions.......
  19. Stang1968

    Stang1968 Member

    I have my Lincolns in a Whitman album, my IHC, Buffaloes, Jeffersons, Roosevelts, and Mercuries in Whitman folders (some of them from about 1958-60).
    I am STRONGLY considering an Intercept album for my Lincolns and Mercuries because the Whitmans have caused a lot of them to tone- A lot of my RD wheaties are now RB :(, and my 43 Steelie's now have corroded in place, again.
  20. OldSilver

    OldSilver New Member

    thanks guys. didnt know there were so many jeff collectors here! i think ill just stick with the trusty dansco. a lot of my coins are already toned and i wont mind the toning. and about the dust when shipping, dont they ship them vacuum wrapped in plastic? and ill be getting mine from a B&M so i wont have to worry about that
  21. Tater

    Tater Coin Collector

    The album has four pages in it for all of the UNC's and proofs. The last page does have four blank spots. I will say that the Intercept Shield and Dansco have a different feel about them. I've read and heard about how good they are but when I got one I was disappointed that the over all quality of construction appeared to be less than the Dansco. It does come with the slip cover and my hope is that the protection qualities out weigh the cons. It is made in China, :(, but I thought I would give one a try as I've heard so much good about them. The slots do not have the cardboard debris like the Dansco's which can cause a speck on the coin over time if not removed prior to placing the coin in the album.

    Hope this helps.
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