Discolored Bill Holders

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by love old coins, May 12, 2021.

  1. love old coins

    love old coins Active Member

    Someone gave me a notebook with a lot of empty plastic bill holders that are VERY discolored. My question is this: Is it possible for these to be so old as to fall into the same category as the old PVC flips, and possibly damage the money held in them? Besides all the empty bill holders, many of them are full of foreign money - which I know nothing about and don't collect - but they are early 20th century notes. Some are in pretty good shape and some are torn in half. Someone found the need to write on several of the notes that are in really good shape. :( I will post pictures of the notes at a later date, when I'm ready to research them. Right now, I'm just curious about the plastic holders and whether to use them or replace them.

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  3. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Replace them :yack:
  4. MIGuy

    MIGuy Supporter! Supporter

    I agree with paddyman, given the potential cost / benefit ration - not to mention having a nice clear view of the notes - I think you are best to replace them, even if they are potentially harmless.
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  5. Maxfli

    Maxfli Supporter! Supporter

    I wouldn't use those if they were mine. I vote replace as well.
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  6. John Burgess

    John Burgess Well-Known Member

    When in doubt, change it out.
    Better safe than sorry.
    loose lips sink ships.
    no man is an island.

    All words of wisdom...
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  7. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I definitely would not use those. Reasons stated in my pm.
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  8. Thomas R Reynolds

    Thomas R Reynolds Active Member

    New bill holders are relatively cheap. Throw out what you have now and get new ones from a reputable dealer ASAP!
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  9. John Burgess

    John Burgess Well-Known Member

    throw out the bills and save the vintage bill holders. LOL

    by the way is the manufacturer identified on them maybe near the binder holes?
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  10. scottishmoney

    scottishmoney Unwell Unknown Unmembered Supporter

    Those would be in the trash quicker than a New York minute. I once bought a Scottish £1 from 1926 that had been stored in one of those, it was PVC damaged and I sold it later as such - it even smelled. Unfortunately it was the scarcer variety of the North of Scotland £1 from that year and I have never found another one.
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  11. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    Me too!
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  12. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    Looks like you got a 100% consensus - throw them out.
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  13. Kevin Mader

    Kevin Mader Fellow Coin Enthusiast

    UV degradation that will only get worse. Time for some new page holders.
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  14. love old coins

    love old coins Active Member

    Yes, as a matter of fact...I had noticed the hologram but didn't investigate further until just now. It says Platinum Ultra Pro, which I Googled and found out that the clear pocket pages I have are apparently used for sports trading cards. I'm guessing it was a cheaper option and the pockets are quite large so as to accommodate larger foreign bills/notes.
  15. love old coins

    love old coins Active Member

    I have no use for the foreign notes...the person who gave the notebook to me knows that I like older currency and that's why he gave it to me. I have absolutely no interest in foreign currency but I will research what I have and make an attempt at saving them in the event that I meet someone who is interested. Once I get the notes organized, I'll post some pictures...you never know, someone may want to trade with me and I could end up with something I really want.
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