Should I remove the coins from the white squares?

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  1. skully53

    skully53 Member

    So, most of the thousands of coins I now have are in the white square cardboard stapled on the edges. Should I remove them and put them in the paper envelopes? Many of the display squares they are in have the country, coin value (like 1 Crown), the purchase price my Uncle paid decades ago and whatever that y designation is.

    I want to actually give some organization to the coins. Thinking of buying stacks of the small envelopes where I can actually sort them out.

    Help.
     
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  3. Lawtoad

    Lawtoad Well-Known Member

    4DC262AB-216C-4E7D-B674-E8E1F41ABBD2.jpeg 2 x 2 flips work well. The unplasticized vinyl types are best. A card with the info can be placed in the other pocket.Here is photo of the way I store coins not in albums.
     
  4. MIGuy

    MIGuy Supporter! Supporter

    I put mine in non-PVC flips I bought on Amazon. They have two little plastic envelopes on each flip and fold in the middle, on one side I put the coin, on the other I frequently put a little piece of paper with information about the coin. I put my slabs in PCGS boxes I bought used from one of the big coin houses for $2-4 each in quantity, and I also have air tites I don't actually use much, but have some coins in those and then plastic tubes that I've only used for some silver halves.
     
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  5. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    If you do take them from the cardboard 2X2’s, do it the easy way. I pulled staples apart for fifty years until a member here told me to just cut around the clear insert.... So much easier and you don’t risk scratching a coin on an errant staple.
     
  6. 2x2 $averKrazy

    2x2 $averKrazy Hopelessly coined in

    OK I know some of the older flips or 2x2,s that you refered to as cardboard things were made with pvc which can cause spotting or other damage ,so yes you should upgrade your form of storage ,And their are many ways of doing that new 2x2,s albums their is also these mylar round hold tights , not sure of the name of those they work really well ,but do some research and shopping and chose your favorite method,. Also school your self on handling procedure like holding your coin by the edge and such, so as not do any damage ,haste can definitely make waist,
     
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  7. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

    Mylar flips are the go-to choice for me.
     
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  8. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    Have a question as long as the flips don't say p.v.c on them then most likely they don't have it?
     
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  9. 2x2 $averKrazy

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    I noticed that the pvc ones have thicker cardboard the mylar ones are much thinner ,!
     
  10. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

    When I read an article about how PVC affects coins, I chucked the old and bought mylar then exchanged the coins for the new flip. (2X2 all mylar pocket flips)
     
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  11. J.T. Parker

    J.T. Parker Well-Known Member

    IMO,
    The non PVC seem 'CRISPY', whereas the PVC flips are soft and almost OILY feeling.
    CRISPY=Good...SOF/OILY=Bad!
    J.T.
     
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  12. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    I would leave them as is, especially if you plan on giving them away. They have information on them that the receivers would find interesting, plus it saves you the time and money to buy the clear flips and transfer them. JMO
     
  13. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    I've found that the easiest way to remove the coin is to slip my small pocket knife blade between the edge and cardboard and simply cut through about half of the window and then remove the coin. I've not encountered a flip that didn't have room between the edge and cardboard and didn't worry about hitting the edge of the coin. Works for me, so far.
     
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  14. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    The "Y" designation most likely stands for Yeoman if it is followed by a number.
    Most coins are given a number for reference. Yeoman is a bit old school.
    A Krause/Mishler numbering system is more commonly used today.
     
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  15. 2x2 $averKrazy

    2x2 $averKrazy Hopelessly coined in

    That would be ok as long he plans on selling and has a modern reliable price guide , I have one that my Dad's it,s a55-S and the 2x2 say 5 cents on it and it's alteast a BU possibly higher and I get kick out of seeing what it sold for back in the day before they used the term back in the day
     
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  16. micbraun

    micbraun coindiccted

    @skully53 If you decide to put the coins in new flips/holders, make sure to copy the Yeoman number. It may be a good reference later for not so common coins.
     
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  17. DEA

    DEA Well-Known Member

    Not trying to be nitnoid or critical, but I couldn't stop myself. KM - K stands for Krause and the M is, as alurid wrote, Mishler. Chester "Chet" Krause and Clifford Mishler, from and in Iola, Wisconsin. Chet started the Standard Catalog coin-catalogs and Cliff came on later. Chet is dead. Cliff is presently an ANA governor.
     
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  18. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    I would not change the holders at this point. Learn what you have and what you are doing first.
     
  19. skully53

    skully53 Member

    Thanks, all. I still don't know what the old Yeoman designation means. I have asked. Nobody knows, or if they do, they haven't offered. Thanks.
     
  20. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    It's the reference number from the book.
     
  21. DEA

    DEA Well-Known Member

    Sorry, @skully53, you're correct. I hope this is sufficient.

    R.S. Yeoman (which my memory says is not a real or full name - kind of a pen-name, I think) wrote A Catalog of Modern World Coins, and maybe others, beginning many moons ago. The coins in his catalog are identified with a Y# - just like coins in the Krause-Mishler catalog are identified with a KM#. For example, a U.S. Peace dollar is KM# 150 and also Y# 31. There are many other catalogers throughout the world. For example, Schön in Germany; coins in his catalog are identified with a S#. For example, in a KM catalog, a half-dollar walking Liberty is KM# 142; the S# is 136.

    Here's a URL for purchasing information about a Yeoman catalog - https://brooklyngallery.com/a-catalog-of-modern-world-coins-1850-1964-14th-ed-by-yeoman.html - that should give you all the data you seek.

    Have a terrific week!
    David
     
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