Thinking of getting some MM pages from Dansco.

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by Detecto92, Sep 13, 2013.

  1. Detecto92

    Detecto92 Well-Known Member

    But the thing is, I'm not getting correct coin measurements.

    Everywhere online and in books show the farthing having a diameter of 20mm. I measured 4 farthings from the 1800s and 1900s, and found them to be 20.193 mm.

    Then it (most sites) say the penny is 31mm, but I measured an unc one, and it's 30.861mm.

    So I take it MM pages won't work, eh?
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  3. Detecto92

    Detecto92 Well-Known Member

    Oddly enough...Dansco makes albums specialized for Australia and Ireland coins (with years and mint marks), but they don't make albums for Great Britain Coins.
  4. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    You should write them and complain Tim............
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  5. non_cents

    non_cents The Frisco Kid

    Don't put ideas in his head, Greenie!
  6. BooksB4Coins

    BooksB4Coins Newbieus Sempiterna

    How about buying the pages and figuring it out on your own, eh? Just understand that everything may not be perfect, so if you do decide to buy, please do not complain. But, since you will anyways, and even make up a problem if necessary, you might as well just do it not and get it over with.
  7. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Hey! I've an idea! Exacto Knife............. devil.gif
  8. mlov43

    mlov43 주화 수집가 Supporter

    Yes, complaining is an option. However, just judging by my local coin dealer's comments about Dansco, I doubt they would respond. It's a decades-old, family-owned and operated business that takes the entire month of December off. Nothing wrong with that, I suppose. But from what I hear, it takes Dansco months and months to complete an order. My LCD said that he put in a moderate-sized order for some albums and pages in 2012, and IS STILL WAITING for the order to arrive. Dansco keeps saying that the order is "still being processed". I have also written to Dansco myself to inquire about albums. Three years ago. No reply.
  9. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Perhaps we should all 'move on'? :) No answers here........
  10. Detecto92

    Detecto92 Well-Known Member

    Dansco has no website. Their distributor does. I emailed them asking if they could ask Dansco about GB albums.

    Great Britain coins are more popular than Irish or Australian coins. Seems odd they would make albums for them, and not GB coins.

    Whitman used to make GB albums, but discontinued them.

    I wonder if there any albums you can buy across the pond?
  11. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Shoot, I can't think about that at the moment. I've got to sojourn up to Buffalo in a few days.
  12. Kasia

    Kasia Got my learning hat on Supporter

    So people don't shuffle up to anymore????
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  13. enochian

    enochian silver eater

    well like i said when i first mentioned this ideal to you

    dansco 7000 is cool altho it contains pvc but you not to put coins directly in it any way

    also this site has some whitman gb albums

    world albums

    german made coin supplies

    from another forum

    "I've been using Dansco albums with millimeter pages for my British and Australian coins (31 mm for pennies, 26 mm for halfpennies, and 21 mm for farthings) for some years now, and have been generally happy with the result. Sizes for virtually any coin are available and since these pages are "loose leaf" with transparent slides on both sides, the pages can be assembled into binders for arranging your collection anyway you like (various screw post binders hold different numbers of pages). Mine have seen extension use and hold up much better than the old Whitman style albums."

    here is how to make the blank dansco album say what ever you want on the cover and how to lable the dates on the inside. post talks about the font size dansco uses ect

    austrlian coin supplies

    something you may like

    Copper or Bronze Coins:
    • 13.5 mm 1.2 g Quarter Farthing
    • 15.0 mm 1.0 g Bronze Third Farthing
    • 16.0 mm 1.5 g Copper Third Farthing
    • 17.1 mm 1.8 g Decimal Half Penny
    • 18.0 mm 2.4 g Copper Half Farthing
    • 20.0 mm 2.8 g Bronze Farthing
    • 20.3 mm 3.6 g Decimal Penny
    • 22.0 mm 4.7 g Copper Farthing
    • 22.0 mm 5.0 g Early Copper Farthing
    • 23.0 mm 6.0 g 1799 Farthing
    • 25.0 mm 5.7 g Bronze Halfpenny
    • 25.9 mm 7.1 g Decimal Two Pence
    • 28.0 mm 9.3 g Copper Halfpenny
    • 29.0 mm 10.0 g Early Copper Halfpenny
    • 30.5 mm 12.5 g 1799 Copper Halfpenny
    • 31.0 mm 9.4 g Bronze Penny
    • 34.0 mm 18.8 g Copper Penny
    • 36.0 mm 28.3 g 1797 Copper Penny
    • 41.0 mm 57 g 1797 Copper Two Pence

    • Brass
      • 21.0 mm 6.8 g Three Pence
      • 22.5 mm 9.5 g Decimal One Pound
      • 28.4 mm 16.0 g Decimal Two Pounds (Commemorative)
    • Brass/Cupronickel Bimetallic
      • 28.4 mm 12.0 g Decimal Two Pounds (Circulation issue)
    • Silver (or Cupronickel)
      • 11.0 mm 0.5 g Maundy Penny
      • 12.0 mm 0.5 g Early Maundy Penny
      • 12.0 mm 0.7 g The Penny-Halfpeny
      • 13.0 mm 0.9 g Maundy Two Pence
      • 14.0 mm 1.0 g Early Maundy Two Pence
      • 16.0 mm 1.4 g Three Pence
      • 16.0 mm 1.9 g Four Pence or Groat
      • 17.0 mm 1.5 g Early Three Pence
      • 18.0 mm 1.9 g Maundy Four Pence
      • 18.0 mm 3.3 g Decimal Five Pence
      • 19.0 mm 2.0 g Early Maundy Four Pence
      • 19.0 mm 2.8 g Sixpence
      • 21.0 mm 3.0 g Early Sixpence
      • 21.4 mm 5.0 g Decimal Twenty Pence
      • 24.0 mm 5.7 g Shilling
      • 24.0 mm 5.7 g Decimal Five Pence (large)
      • 24.5 mm 6.5 g Decimal Five Pence (small)
      • 25.5 mm 6.0 g Early Shilling
      • 27.0 mm 7.4 g 18 pence
      • 27.3 mm 8.0 g Decimal Fifty Pence (small)
      • 28.0 mm 11.3 g 1849 Godless Florin
      • 28.5 mm 11.3 g The Florin or Two Shillings
      • 28.5 mm 11.3 g Decimal Two Pence (large)
      • 29.5 mm 11.3 g Jubilee Florin
      • 30.0 mm 11.3 g Gothic Florin
      • 30.0 mm 13.5 g Decimal Fifty Pence (large)
      • 32.0 mm 14.1 g Half Crown
      • 34.0 mm 15.0 g Early Half Crown
      • 35.0 mm 15.0 g Three Shillings
      • 36.0 mm 22.6 g Four Shillings
      • 39.0 mm 28.3 g Five Shillings or Crown (date before 1970)
      • 39.0 mm 28.3 g Decimal 25 pence
      • 39.0 mm 28.3 g Decimal 5 pounds
      • 39.0 mm 30.0 g Early five shillings (or Crown)
    • Gold
      • 16.0 mm 2.1 g Quarter Guinea
      • 17.0 mm 2.8 g Third Guinea
      • 19.0 mm 4.0 g Half Sovereign
      • 20.0 mm 4.2 g Half Guinea
      • 22.0 mm 8.0 g Sovereign
      • 25.0 mm 8.4 g One Guinea
      • 28.0 mm 16.0 g Two Pounds
      • 31.5 mm 16.8 g Two Guineas
      • 37.0 mm 40.0 g Five Pounds
      • 37.0 mm 41.9 g Five Guineas
      • 38.0 mm 39.0 g 1826 or 1839 Five Pounds"
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  14. mlov43

    mlov43 주화 수집가 Supporter

    You can also get an idea of how I did my albums with Dansco blank millimeter pages and Dansco blank "World Coin Library" albums with slip covers. Take a look at my youtube page that features my S. Korean coin collection. Nobody made albums for these coins, either, so I had to make them myself. I doubled the pages, though. My coins are in air-tites:

    Hope this example might give you a VISUAL of what is possible.
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  15. BooksB4Coins

    BooksB4Coins Newbieus Sempiterna

    Nope, but you can still sit by the lake and watch the world go by.....

    Go Bills.
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