New here; have a few questions concering some coins and stoage...

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Howard Ryan, Feb 28, 2021.

  1. Howard Ryan

    Howard Ryan New Member

    New to this website but had a few questions... if not right place, can mods move it to the right thread?

    Foremost, I was wondering if it is okay to keep these pennies in this fairly old Lincoln Head cent collection book (1909-1940) or if I should put some of the more Pricier ones in Mylar flips? The pennies just sit into the holes; no plastic holding them in.

    Secondly, I have a murcury dime book. Plastic does hold the coins into the holes on both sides. Is this safe to keep for long term or should I take the pricier ones and put in mylar flips? I don't if the plastic has PVC in it.

    Lastly, I have serveral 1998 Silver dollar kangaroos. Two of which are in the original packaging, I believe I got them at the Canberra mint. One of them is not. The original packaging is just a screw on cap that goes over thr coin. I don't know if this protects it well, or if it is the correct material for long term storage. I'll post a photo below in comments.

    The Silver kangaroo without packaging, however, I just kept it in a box with some desiccant packs; see below:

    I notice that a think film like plastic is peeling off of the back side. I can even peel it off with my fingers. I don't know what this is but it likely was done by the mint to protect or give it a more frosted appearance. Because it is half off, half on, and browning, should I put in mylar flip or use acetone or something to clean off this peeling substance that seems to be causing problems?

    Basically, I'm a noob.
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  3. Howard Ryan

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  4. ewomack

    ewomack 魚の下着 Supporter

    Check the 1916-D in the Mercury Dime album. That is a much sought after coin and worth decent money even in worn condition.

    If you can, post the reverse here so some of us can check whether it's actually a 1916-D. If so, put it into some good storage as soon as you can.

    The 1921 and 1921-D also go for nice premiums.
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  5. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    First off, Welcome.
    Second, I see some holes filled in that merc book, namely the 16D and 21D. Are those actually 16D and 21D?
  6. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    Yes. Take them out of the albums. Can't see much of the Lincoln album but many of the early dates could probably use a better holder.
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  7. 1stSgt22

    1stSgt22 Well-Known Member

    At the very least I would put them in Mylar flips, if not something better!!! Nice collections! Welcome to CT!!!
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  8. Howard Ryan

    Howard Ryan New Member

    What would be better than Mylar? I also bought the regular mylar with cardboard squares and I was goinf to staple them. I don't know what's better than this other than getting them graded and that company putting them in good cases.

    And what about the peeling of the silver coin? Also, no cleaning the pennies? Would this lower their value?
  9. Howard Ryan

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  10. 1stSgt22

    1stSgt22 Well-Known Member

    I don't recommend cleaning any of the coins! That will lower the value for most collectors! There are a lot of web sites that offer coin storage products. Cardboard flips are the least effective IMO. I think you should use the best containers you can afford for the more valuable coins like the 16D, if you decide not to send it for grading! If you don't have a Red Book yet I recommend you get one. That will help you determine the approximate value of your coins. Here are a couple of sites I buy from!
  11. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    This is a link to They are a good choice for buying flips.
    Please don't clean any of the coins. Don't even wipe them with a cloth. You will kill the value of the coins.
    Does the 1916 dime have a D mintmark on it's reverse? Same question on the 1921 dimes. Images would be cool.
    An image of the peeling on the silver coin would help us give you an answer.
  12. White Ger. Shep. Lover

    White Ger. Shep. Lover Well-Known Member

    Besides the 16-D Mercury, please give us a closeup obverse and reverse view of your 21-S Lincoln too, Howard.
  13. AuldFartte

    AuldFartte Supporter! Supporter

    Welcome.gif and please never clean a coin. That will ruin the value of the coin to collectors. As far as storage is concerned, mylar flips will protect the coins, as will some kinds of albums that have plastic coverings over both sides of the coin (just my opinion, folks) such as Dansco.
  14. Howard Ryan

    Howard Ryan New Member

    I have a red book from 2009. Sort of old, but I guess is fine.

    Also, don't even pour acetone over the coins? Some have gunk on them. Would getting these oils and dirt off be better for overall value when putting away for storage?
  15. Vertigo

    Vertigo Active Member

    Capsules are a few bucks online and I got these ziploc at hobby lobby. You can write info about the coin on the ziploc. Double airtight. Then I have them in a cardboard box in my safe. That's what my 1916D is in and where it's at. Screenshot_20210301-192157_Gallery.jpg
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  16. Howard Ryan

    Howard Ryan New Member

    Bought 50 of those flips from another reputable company for 13 bucks. And 500 of these:

    ^ ^ ^ The product says Mylar and made in Canada. I hope they're decent.

    As for that weird surface peeling from the silver dollar, I should just put it in a good case and leave it as is, correct?
  17. Howard Ryan

    Howard Ryan New Member

    If you click the silver kangaroo image in my post and zoom into the kangaroo you'll see where the finish, whatever it is, is peeling off.
  18. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    I don't have a good answer for you without seeing a good image of the coin.
  19. 1stSgt22

    1stSgt22 Well-Known Member

    Howard it's hard to tell what that is you see peeling off! If that was my coin I would try to find out. Try to post a better picture. crop out the background and click on "full image" when you post. I'm sure someone here will give you some solid advise.
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  20. Howard Ryan

    Howard Ryan New Member

    I have three, the two in cases, don't have this problem at all, but this one, though it was kept safe in storage in regular temps out of sun light, started peeling, see below:

  21. Howard Ryan

    Howard Ryan New Member

    You can also see above the O in ONE where the the finish is peeling but remains attached.
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