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Subject: Storing coins

Storing coins

From: Michael Miller <mmiller>
Date: Thursday, November 4, 1999
I am responding to Tom's request as a longtime coin collector, not a
coin preservation "expert." The best method for storing coins,
particularly those with a high numismatic value, is to have them
"slabbed" or sonically sealed in a plastic holder. There are many
professional coin grading companies that do this process, but it can
be expensive (tens of dollars per coin). Alternatives to
professional slabbing include: mylar envelopes similar to the poly
envelopes previously mentioned (but be careful, mylar can scratch
coin surfaces and harm their values) and plastic coin holders that
snap close. These products are available from just about any coin
store. Neither of these alternatives prevent air from reacting to
the metal in the coins. For a list of grading services and/or places
to purchase coin supplies, look at the American Numismatics
Association's (ANA) web site at: <URL:>. The
ANA also has the largest reference library for numismatics and
allows nonmembers to submit questions via email. Look under the "Do
you have a question" section for more info. Hope this helpsm

Mike Miller
Patent Librarian
Dallas Public Library - GIC
1515 Young St
Dallas TX 75201

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