Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by adelaide888, May 26, 2020.
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Either buy the rechargeable desicant packs or move inland. ~ Chris
Hah, scooped by @Conder101, not for the first time.
Everything else being equal, coins in any folder will fare more poorly near the shore, where there's more humidity and (shudder) salt, and Zincolns will fare more poorly in any folder or environment than real copper cents. When a Zincoln goes to the beach, you might as well assume it's a one-way trip, and that the stay will be short and unpleasant.
My wife thought I should leave it as is since I have had it so many years and been patching in with cellophane tape. I think I will upgrade it.
Has anyone written on the safety of the Dansco coin books. I have a 'budding' Wheat Cent collection and have been adding bits & pieces periodically. Seem that
so far (15 yrs) the plastic on both sides of each coin has kept the toning to a minimum.
If other CT members have had long term experience w/ these, it would be helpful to add their opinions/experiences.
eBay listing: "GORGEOUS ALBUM TONING!!!!"
LOL..... Yeah I do own some fugly Mercs due to that old folder. More lovingly referred to as “terminal”.
I have several Lincoln sets in Dansco albums. Over many years the RB coins have turned Brown and the Red coins are now RB. Coins that were cleaned have toned along the rims with funky colors.
At some point I pulled out the valuable early ones and sent them to PCGS. Everything brown, straight graded. Many of the RB coins did not grade.
I learned to never put red copper in an album.
I was afraid of this but have not invested a great deal into the earlier dates.
(Presently @ the 1930's w/ 90% of the collection Red) I do have a few early 1940's that might grade in the 66-67 range (condition rarity?) but you never know and I still enjoy taking the album out periodically and perusing the collection.
Oh they do, just not the kind you want - and they're not really folders. They're albums but made of inert materials and use inert coin holders for each coin - thus not exactly cheap. At least not as most think of cheap.
And Whitman folders, for that matter all coin albums, have been infamous for causing coin damage for longer than you've been alive. Longer than I've been alive even ! And it doesn't much matter where ya live.
Now let's not get carried away! Keep it real @GDJMSP
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