Making labels.

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by JayAg47, Jul 23, 2022.

  1. JayAg47

    JayAg47 Well-Known Member

    I’ve been putting it off for a while now, and just got around to make these attribution labels. I didn’t print off anything, just a simple handwritten tags with basic information. The album itself comes with a labelling page, but I shuffle coins with new additions, so having individual labels are better.
    please share your set-ups!
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  3. Inspector43

    Inspector43 Collecting Since 1948 Supporter

    I have two folders. One has the coins in 2 X 2's, either cardboard or flips. They have a number on them that corresponds to a description page number. Another page has coin number and information regarding the coin. This page has a photo of the coin I used as reference, attributions and a photo of my coin. This allows me to capture and display everything anyone needs to know about my coin. IMG_6047.JPG IMG_6048.JPG
  4. ArtDeco

    ArtDeco Well-Known Member

    This is how I've been displaying my collection and labeling,

    I'm using Guardhouse 2x2 Flips, I store my flips in a Lighthouse Publications Intercept 2x2 Storage box, and I use a thicker 8.5x11 cardstock paper to do the printing on and I carefully use a paper cutter to cut them out manually to fit into the flips.
    I also have a manual hand pump air duster to remove dust occasionally.

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  5. Jersey magic man

    Jersey magic man Well-Known Member

    Very professional looking. Must be fairly time consuming. But the result looks wonderful.
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  6. ArtDeco

    ArtDeco Well-Known Member

    Thanks, it is somewhat time consuming but fun at the same time, it's either this or I slab my coins but the prices on grading/slabbing went up so this is an option that looks almost as nice. You can also get your oily hands on the coins too if you want........
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  7. Victor_Clark

    Victor_Clark all my best friends are dead Romans Dealer

    here's how most of my coins are stored--stackable Lighthouse trays


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  8. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    We inventory immediately.

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  9. ArtDeco

    ArtDeco Well-Known Member

    Now that's what I'm talking about!

    Trays always scared me because it would put wear on the coin (if not on the reverse, then the sides of the coin) but I guess if I can get a tray with a soft enough material it would work well.

    I love the way slabs looks, I guess they can turn raw coins into mini pocketable museums and display them like art but I've kept from that idea because it is expensive to slab nowadays with NGC.
  10. Ryan McVay

    Ryan McVay Supporter! Supporter

    Make sure you are using acid-free paper if your coins are in contact with their tags.
  11. wittwolf

    wittwolf Well-Known Member

    Currently I only "store" my labels digitally but I make them to save all informations I can get about the coin.
    Here the base version I make for every new arrival:
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    And here the fancier one I'am experimenting with right now:
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  12. The Meat man

    The Meat man Supporter! Supporter

    This is exactly how I've been doing it too. My format is slightly different, but otherwise, same...typed up on Word, printed on cardstock, carefully cut out and inserted into non-PVC flips which then either go in an album or a 2x2 storage box.

    One thing I didn't like about doing it that way was, when I'd get in a new coin or two I'd want to print a card right away. But only printing one or two coin labels on a full sheet of cardstock seemed wasteful, and I didn't feel like waiting until I had a whole page's worth to do.
    Then one day at work we got this:

    Brother QL800 | High-Speed Professional Mobile Label Printer (

    I did some testing with it, and it did really well at printing even extremely small, the label creator PC program it comes with is very simple to use and you can have it automatically size your font to fill the label size. So a few days later I bought a refurbished one myself. It's really handy for doing one-off labels, just print, trim, and stick it onto a blank piece of 2x2 cardstock. With it, I can include all the coin info I want, plus I've also been printing some interesting historical background information and putting that on the other side of the flip.

    Edit: it's also handy for other labels too! :)
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  13. ArtDeco

    ArtDeco Well-Known Member

    I've considered doing that but I felt that sticking those labels onto 2x2 inserts one by one would be pretty tedious.

    Great idea though!
  14. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Where did you find a refurbished model?
  15. The Meat man

    The Meat man Supporter! Supporter

    I bought mine on Amazon for $89.99, but a quick look just now and it seems that they don't have them for that anymore? I guess brand-new isn't too much more at $109.
  16. The Meat man

    The Meat man Supporter! Supporter

    Definitely would take a lot of time doing an entire collection at once! One at a time isn't too bad though. :)
  17. The Meat man

    The Meat man Supporter! Supporter

    Here's an example:


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  18. IMP Shogun

    IMP Shogun Well-Known Member

    Part of this hobby of collecting is organizing. Like the old checklist in the baseball card pack.

    For me I include a unique ID number and all the details are on a spreadsheet. It's not as sexy as many of your ways of printing labels but it's just for me, I've never had a guest ask to see a coin I couldn't describe close enough where they wouldn't know the difference!
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  19. Clavdivs

    Clavdivs Well-Known Member

    Well you're certainly spending a lot of time on your scissor work....

    I use a punch.. they come in various sizes (1", 2", 3", etc).
    They save a ton of time and and look well.

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