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Offline Ken P

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What Are Your Coin Storage Methods?
« on: May 13, 2021, 03:47:20 pm »
Coin storage, display, and attribution are not easy.  Tell us, how do you handle it?

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Re: What Are Your Coin Storage Methods?
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2021, 04:07:28 pm »
I use the 2x2 Saflip, made by E&T Kointainer, and then put these in the hard plastic boxes like those made by Whitman. The flips have some striations in the material, but they contain no softeners or other harmful chemicals. These are good for long-term storage.

I store the paper tickets separately, so there is no danger from them 'gassing off' during long term storage. To write on the flips, I use the type of pen for marking film negatives.

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Re: What Are Your Coin Storage Methods?
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2021, 09:59:49 pm »

I too use 2x2 Saflips by Kointainer, but I do include a card stock attribution card. Example photo below. I then store the flipped coins in Intercept Shield boxes.

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Re: What Are Your Coin Storage Methods?
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2021, 11:10:26 pm »
2x2 flips in albums.
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Re: What Are Your Coin Storage Methods?
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2021, 08:41:05 pm »
I use 2x2 coin holders with short info and a number on them using the initial of the emperor or obverse person and the number (Fel Temps are currently at no FT1275). The coin holders then go into albums depending on the initial letter, in numerical order in clear slide-holder sheets.
The coins are then listed with full details including where I got the coin from, and the condition of the coin using my own special system (i.e. in stages from "grotty" to "lovely") on separate pages in an xls file.

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Re: What Are Your Coin Storage Methods?
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2021, 04:41:08 am »
I have a traditional cabinet with 100 trays originating from when I first started collecting in the 1960's, I also have a stack of Lindner trays for the more recent overflow!

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Re: What Are Your Coin Storage Methods?
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2021, 12:48:00 pm »
Wow! Congratulations on what looks like an amazing collection assembled over a life time! :)

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Re: What Are Your Coin Storage Methods?
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2021, 09:12:35 am »
Wow! Fantastic cabinet.  Where did you get it?  Was it old even then or did you have it made?

I have several wooden cabinets, three my father made me (under the painting) and one I found in a small coin shop in Rome, and I also have  over 75 Lindner and other trays scattered around the office shelves. 

I probably have the same tray storage capacity as you do but yours is 100x better in that single awesome cabinet!

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Re: What Are Your Coin Storage Methods?
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2021, 10:37:52 am »
Wow! Fantastic cabinet.  Where did you get it?  Was it old even then or did you have it made?

I have several wooden cabinets, three my father made me (under the painting) and one I found in a small coin shop in Rome, and I also have  over 75 Lindner and other trays scattered around the office shelves. 

I probably have the same tray storage capacity as you do but yours is 100x better in that single awesome cabinet!

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The cabinet was home made in the early 1960's, or rather the trays were, the cabinet originally housed a top of the range early 1950's Baird TV, a huge floor standing cabinet with double doors for a tiny 9" screen  :laugh: and speaker was below. Some of the trays have 32 spaces and some 50 spaces, all with a finger hole underneath the felt to push up large coins, probably around 4000 coin capacity

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Re: What Are Your Coin Storage Methods?
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2021, 12:41:36 pm »
Nice.  Though I bet that 9" TV would be worth a fortune now in good condition.

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Re: What Are Your Coin Storage Methods?
« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2021, 01:34:01 pm »
Hi,

Over Christmas 2020 I brought the collection from storage and photographed all the cabinets and trays together.

Starting top left:
8 tray cabinet - Greek silver fractions
7 red velvet trays - Byzantine weights, 4th and 5th century Roman and a tray of 17th century countermarked Spanish
7 Lidner trays - 2 hold LRBC I collection, 5 hold London mint
3 wooden trays - 3rd century radiate imitations
6 Nichols cabinets - Roman terminating with the follis reform, c.296
The cabinet on top of the two right hand Nichols cabinets is a tatty 19th century cabinet from the London dealer Lincoln. Holds Byzantine, mediaeval, Greek bronze, Indian and Islamic.

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Re: What Are Your Coin Storage Methods?
« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2021, 03:28:17 pm »
A good selection of cabinets there otlichnik and mauseus,

 it's down to personal taste but I like to be able to easily view and handle my coins and a cabinet is excellent for this.
 I suppose the downside is that being exposed to the atmosphere the coins are more likely to tarnish. Some of my 19th century machine struck silver coins have taken on a lovely golden rainbow colour after 50+ years in the cabinet.
 My cabinet is very heavy indeed, it still has it's original wheels from when it was a TV so I can just about move it should the need arise.

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Re: What Are Your Coin Storage Methods?
« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2021, 04:48:55 pm »
Nice stuff Mauseus!

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Re: What Are Your Coin Storage Methods?
« Reply #13 on: June 11, 2021, 08:04:10 pm »
There's a thread here https://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php?topic=15996.0with a broad range of storage methods!

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Re: What Are Your Coin Storage Methods?
« Reply #14 on: June 11, 2021, 09:40:30 pm »
I use Abafil cases and trays. I have found them convenient and of very high quality.

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Re: What Are Your Coin Storage Methods?
« Reply #15 on: June 17, 2021, 11:21:38 pm »
Oh my, that case has me drooling. I love it. I would love to have something like that, although smaller. I may have to think about building something like this that could use my existing trays.

To answer the question, I use archival 2 x 2 flips I buy from Joe. The ones I get with some coin purchases I usually throw away as they are not as good a quality. If I get them from Forum, I will use the flip that came with the coin. I keep them in trays in presentation boxes with 4 trays each. I would rather have that pull out style as when I add a coin or want to look at a coin I have to take out the trays. I keep tags from purchases, but often make my own double sided tags that I put into one side of the flip. One side has coin info and the back has some historical information. The coin goes in the flip side on top.

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Quote from: Victor N on May 21, 2021, 04:41:08 am
I have a traditional cabinet with 100 trays originating from when I first started collecting in the 1960's, I also have a stack of Lindner trays for the more recent overflow!

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Re: What Are Your Coin Storage Methods?
« Reply #16 on: June 18, 2021, 12:12:29 am »
Hello.
I would like to share my method of keeping and displaying the coins. I used album style. Binder with plastic sheets BCW 2x2 and interleaving plastic pages for notes (I use Showgard supersafe philatelic pages) and archival 2 x 2 flips. Coins are placed in archival flips and then I insert the flip with coin into BCW 2x2 plastic sheet  pocket with the  open side to the side.
Since the most of actual coins are relatively small I made a magnified pictures of them for better display. The information about the coins is printed and placed in the right pocket.
Hope you'll like my style.
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Re: What Are Your Coin Storage Methods?
« Reply #17 on: June 18, 2021, 12:29:18 am »
Leon,
That is the nicest album setup I have seen and I love the amount of information you can display. One question, can you see both sides of the actual coin without flipping the page? I would imagine you probably can since you are using flips. My problem with albums has always been having to turn the page and then trying to find the coin on the other side. But it looks like you have solved that problem. I may have to reconsider my approach because with my method, I can only include a limited amount of information. This looks great, thanks for sharing.

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Hello.
I would like to share my method of keeping and displaying the coins. I used album style. Binder with plastic sheets BCW 2x2 and interleaving plastic pages for notes (I use Showgard supersafe philatelic pages) and archival 2 x 2 flips. Coins are placed in archival flips and then I insert the flip with coin into BCW 2x2 plastic sheet  pocket with the  open side to the side.
Since the most of actual coins are relatively small I made a magnified pictures of them for better display. The information about the coins is printed and placed in the right pocket.
Hope you'll like my style.
Leon

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Re: What Are Your Coin Storage Methods?
« Reply #18 on: June 19, 2021, 08:25:00 am »
Hello.
I would like to share my method of keeping and displaying the coins. I used album style. Binder with plastic sheets BCW 2x2 and interleaving plastic pages for notes (I use Showgard supersafe philatelic pages) and archival 2 x 2 flips. Coins are placed in archival flips and then I insert the flip with coin into BCW 2x2 plastic sheet  pocket with the  open side to the side.
Since the most of actual coins are relatively small I made a magnified pictures of them for better display. The information about the coins is printed and placed in the right pocket.
Hope you'll like my style.
Leon

Very nice!

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Re: What Are Your Coin Storage Methods?
« Reply #19 on: June 24, 2021, 08:34:08 pm »
I want my collection where I can enjoy it and easily handle the coins, and I like to have them available to show them casually to my visitors without dragging out shelves or binders. The case is mahogany, and I added a bank of lights from Home Depot. I used to have a velvet surface, but even ambient vibrations used to move the coins around a bit. I tested wood with a grain running the length of the rows of coins, and that fixed the problem. I've been using the display case for about 30 years, and I can discern no interaction between the wood and the metal. The coins in the top row, by the way, are in this gallery: https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=5012. The next seven rows are primarily in this gallery: https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=1107. I'm slowly adding more, such as this one: https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=5080. The collection is catalogued in an Excel spreadsheet with all pertinent data and the image name. Cheers!


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Re: What Are Your Coin Storage Methods?
« Reply #20 on: June 25, 2021, 07:43:46 am »
Very nice!

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Re: What Are Your Coin Storage Methods?
« Reply #21 on: Yesterday at 11:21:24 pm »
"Other". Abafil coin trays, placed inside Abafil coin cases Diplomat 2 and Diplomat 7.

 

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