Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by MrDSmith, Jun 15, 2023.
Log in or Sign up to hide this ad.
The many 2014 Kennedy halves, the March of Dimes dimes, the W Lincoln cents, the 2017 enhanced unc, etc.
Dansco can't keep up I guess.
Why would anyone want to put those special coins in an album?
What I wanted to say was: "Listen to the dog. He's right"
But I tried Grammerly's Generative AI beta which suggested:
"I was hesitant at first, but after listening to my dog's persistent barking, I realized he was right. There was someone lurking outside our house. Thanks to my furry friend, we were able to stay safe and secure."
So that they can be displayed the same as the rest of the coins in the series? Not to imply that a coin collector would have OCD tendencies like that.
It's still a bad idea, though, IMHO. As @ldhair said, an album isn't a great place for a proof, or any high-grade uncirculated coin.
Reputable albums are made from archival materials. The coin is still exposed to the environment.
No slab is gas tight.
Copper and silver can demonstrate environmental effects in either storage.
Older albums were not made of 100% archival materials.
100x the number of coins (1000x) were damaged by Whitman blue folders for each one that has pretty toning.
Understood, but I'm referring to Danscos, as that's all I have had experience with. I do have an Intercept Shield album for my US Type Set ("7070" but that's Dansco's number) - and I have not noticed any change, good or bad, to any of the coins.
Yes, Dansco, the higher end Whitman, Littleton (which are OEMed from Dansco/Whitman) should be archival.
And most people don't routinely crack rotten eggs next to their coin albums...
Just be careful, the Intercept Shield only has a 10 year guarantee/lifespan. It -might- last longer depending on the environment, but it might not.
I didn't know that, thank you.
Mint packaging may not be all that much better. https://www.cointalk.com/threads/us-mint-packaging-update-7-year-mark.404314/
Though environment probably plays a big part.
I bought an album for my great nephew, who might become a collector. It's one of those "push them with your finger" albums. I can't believe they included holes for Proof coins in it, especially cents.
Separate names with a comma.