Old Whitman Folders

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by cplradar, Sep 18, 2021.

  1. cplradar

    cplradar Talmud Chuchum

    How can you get the coins out of these things without touching them. I have aquirers some cooper penny type coins in a folder and they are mostly nice and red. I really don't want to thumb them and the obverse are hidden from inspection :)
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  3. cpm9ball

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    The backing of each hole is just paper. If you press hard enough from the back side, you can get the coins out. Sometimes, you might tear the backing, but that is an unavoidable risk that you must take.
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  4. Parthicus

    Parthicus Well-Known Member

    Do you mean the old cardboard folders? If so, place your thumb on the back of the folder (the thick paper/thin cardboard that is the back of the page) and gently press the area behind the coin. The coin will pop out without you having to touch it. Be careful not to press too hard, or you could punch through the paper.
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  5. Southernman189

    Southernman189 Well-Known Member

    even as a kid I disliked Whitman folders. they always left a dark color around the rim area for me. if I buy one partially full first thing I do is remove coins and toss the folder
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  6. cplradar

    cplradar Talmud Chuchum

    I want to send the coins out for grading eventually.
  7. cplradar

    cplradar Talmud Chuchum

    I don't think so, but I will try it. These are Farthings from 37-56
  8. Dearborn

    Dearborn Above average collector - Is that an Error?

    How about a photo of your folder? I would love to see it.
  9. cplradar

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  10. cplradar

    cplradar Talmud Chuchum

    I'll get better pictures later
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  11. Dearborn

    Dearborn Above average collector - Is that an Error?

    pretty nice set of coins. Looking forward to seeing the better pics.
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  12. Dearborn

    Dearborn Above average collector - Is that an Error?

    And yes, the coins will pop out easily. Just place a soft towel down, then turn over the folder and carefully push on the back side where the coins are and they will drop out onto the towel.
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  13. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    Maybe put them in the freezer for a bit if they won't release easily?
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  14. Mac McDonald

    Mac McDonald Well-Known Member

    Don't know if they'll ALL "pop out" completely, but indeed they should come out partially...enough to get a finger on the edge and ease them the rest of the way out without touching the surfaces. Done it thousands of times.
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  15. cplradar

    cplradar Talmud Chuchum

    I will wear latex gloves
  16. cplradar

    cplradar Talmud Chuchum

    It is nearly in PERFECT condition, like it was made yesterday.
  17. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    They are nice enough coins but probably not worth submitting.
  18. cplradar

    cplradar Talmud Chuchum

    Maybe, but I will. They are worth submitting if I want to do it.
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