Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by ldhair, Nov 30, 2020.
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Bring some oversized 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 flips to the show with you.
When you buy coins in stapled holders, slide those holders into the oversized flips, and carry those in your pocket.
The only reason I haven’t done that is I almost always have boxes with me at shows, and don’t need to do that.
Now that is genius!
That isn't damage, that is the edge of the "gasket" wrapping over the edge of the coin.
I have found that staples can also put tiny holes in the mylar of a different holder that creates a nasty toned spot on the coin where the hole is.
You will also see where the staples can create black spots around the rim of the coin even if you smash the staples down.
Not sure about the gassing, but I was looking through some that a dealer had. They were hard for me to hold and flip, kept slipping from my fingers.
Yes, I use these for RB and Red copper and proof silver coins. The manufacturer says they are safe and I see no reason to doubt that. The adhesive should do a good job of sealing the coin from the atmosphere and its moisture, which is the major contributor to copper changing color while in the possession of a collector.
The only thing I think you have to be careful about is the cardboard of these adhesive 2x2's is thinner than that of the standard, staple-closed type. As a result of being thinner the surfaces of the coin stand more proud of the carboard surface and are thus more susceptible to damage from stacking, sliding, and jostling even if the clear enclosure is not breached. There are multiple ways to prevent or mitigate the exposure that are too numerous to state here simply because how you deal with it is the result of how you are storing your coins.
My thoughts exactly.
with pliers when I see the problem in posts. A few times I got a mind
your business response. I just use flips that are PVC free. They do get
brittle after a while so I just replace them. Constant battle.
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