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MorganDude26
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 Posted 02/27/2012  7:26 pm Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add MorganDude26 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

I already have a loupe, but was wondering what else I need.
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 Posted 02/27/2012  7:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add southsav to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Think storage..... what are you collecting, how well does it need to be protected, do you have to worry about humidity, theft, packaging,.....

Don't rush into buying until you have given it some thought. Safe 2x2's or direct fit rounds, or any number of other storage devices, coin books, sheets to put the 2x2's in, a binder for the sheets ...

Visit various coin supply web sites and see all the goodies you buy and consider.

That should get you thinking.
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 Posted 02/27/2012  8:09 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add MorganDude26 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
southsav, I collect a little bit of everything except gold :C I do have some Whitman folders and a couple of 2x2 holder sheets. I saw some 100% cotton gloves and some stuff called Verdi-Care. Should I buy those?
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 Posted 02/27/2012  8:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add southsav to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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100% cotton gloves


Do you have MS or PF quality coins you don't want finger prints or other matter from your hands to transfer to the coins?

Or just be careful when handling your collection.... handle along the outside rim, depends on how careful you want to be.


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Verdi-Care


I've used it with mixed results, overall works well to conserve cents or other copper. I don't remember what other metals it was developed for. Do a search on CCF on Verdi Care and read the posts.
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 Posted 02/27/2012  8:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Tim Stroud to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I use nitrile gloves. They work great and are cheap enough. And yes get some Verdi-Care! One of our own members, BadThad, invented it and it works great! I would also suggest a flat clinch stapler for cardboard 2x2's. You can get one of these at Staples for around $10 and they work great. A halogen desk lamp may come in handy also.
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 Posted 02/27/2012  9:11 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add CaptainFwiffo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree with nitrile gloves. Be sure to get the powder-free kind.
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 Posted 02/27/2012  9:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add MorganDude26 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I do have a desklamp, but it is LED. Does that work as well? I just bought some large dollar 2x2s, a stapler, and some powder-free nitrile gloves. I think I'll wait on the Verdi-Care, though.
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 Posted 02/28/2012  10:32 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add BoomerSoonerOKU to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Since it sounds like you are using a regular staple, keep a pair of pliers handy. When you've stapled the 2x2 just use the pliers to squeeze the staple to indent the protruding pieces. Staple scratches are no fun.
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 Posted 02/28/2012  10:44 am  Show Profile Check 52Raymo's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 52Raymo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A good scale is nice to have around.
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 Posted 02/28/2012  6:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
1. A blast furnace in case you get tired of collecting and need a way to get rid of it all.
2. Address of newspapers, magazines and eBay so again if you get tired of collecting, a way to get rid of it all.
3. My address so in case you get tired of it all, you can send all your coins to me.
4. Lots and lots of money to buy coins with.

If you stick around here long enough, you'll hear members discussing things like magnifying glasses, computer microscopes, all sorts of lighting equipment, glovese, 2x2's, Albums, safes, coin books and on and on and on.
Coin collecting is sort of like buying a computer. Next is a printer, printer paper, printer cartridges, key boards, mices, mouse pads, monitors, cables, power supplies, surge protectors and on and on and on.
Coins are like that. Difficult to collect coins without tons of other things to go with them.
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 Posted 02/28/2012  7:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Axecutioner to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Let's see... you need money, money, money, uh... maybe some money, and some more money might also help.
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 Posted 02/28/2012  10:12 pm  Show Profile Check westcoin's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add westcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
As to Verdi-Care only if if need to remove verdigris from coins, you can ask BadThad here at CCF he is the maker of it, and a very helpful guy to say the least!
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 Posted 02/28/2012  10:34 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Ridge_Runner to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If you plan on collecting sets, DANSCO albums! When I first started collecting sets I was putting them in the folders because I didn't want to spend much money. I wish I would have just spent the money on the Dasco's to begin with. If you can't tell, I'm a big fan. If you don't like the look of the Dansco's, at least spend the money on a nice album. They'll keep your coins in great shape.
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 Posted 02/29/2012  09:58 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ibab to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
as far as staplers go - try to find
Flat Clinch Stapler - Ergonomic Style
Max USA Corp#: HD-10FL

You can find this at a large variety of sites, etc.

I have the slightly larger one that uses size 11 staples but the size ten are a little smaller - and the staples don't need to be pressed with pliers after.

Figure out where you are going to store things (aka not the basement) - remember security, temperature, and humidy matter. You can do some reading on this forum about those topics.

But otherwise 2x2's, dansco's are a great place to start. If you don't want to spend the money on dansco's yet, and you are collecting coins that might cost less than the album - consider the whitman folders. Check with some local clubs or dealers you might get them cheaper than you think.
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 Posted 02/29/2012  8:11 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Ridge_Runner to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Good point ibab. I know my local coin shop has used folders that are in good condition for cheap.
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