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Subject: Storage of coins

Storage of coins

From: Sue Maltby <smaltby>
Date: Sunday, November 3, 1996
Larry Hutchings <history [at] infolink__morris__mn__us>

>I don't find storage materials for coins in any of my archival products
>catalogs. Any suggestions?

I can highly recommend the holders made by Taylor Made. The Taylor
Made flips (the term coin collectors use to describe holders with
two pockets--one for the coin and one for the curatorial
information) are made from Mylar and are nicely made.  They recently
came out with a flip that has a Mylar insert in which the coin is
placed prior to sliding it into the holder.  These are particularly
good for small coins that otherwise tend to slide around inside the

A word of caution, a number of stamp/coin supply catalogues sell
holders that they refer to as "safe".  From my experience (I carried
out a research project on coin holders while at CCI), *caveat
emptor*.  A few of the "safe" holders that I tested were actually
PVC. Some catalogues claim that they have "PVC-free Vinyl"?  What
they really mean is that they have PVC holders that are
unplasticized.  I would recommend that one ask for a sample before
buying a large number of holders.

Susan L. Maltby, Conservator
(& Coin World columnist: "Preserving Collectibles" (formerly
entitled "Saving Money")

                  Conservation DistList Instance 10:45
                Distributed: Thursday, November 7, 1996
                       Message Id: cdl-10-45-009
Received on Sunday, 3 November, 1996

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