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 Posted 03/06/2012  8:38 pm Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add JamieSpat to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

Any unique thoughts or recommendations for storing slabbed coins? I was thinking more in terms of ease of viewing.

Thanks in Advance.

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 Posted 03/06/2012  10:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Slab albums are available. There a couple of threads in the CCF that relate to this topic.

Bit harder to find slab albums in Oz, especially Perth. Slabbing is nowhere as big in Australia, as in the U.S., maybe need to do a ring around of the local dealers in Perth or Freeo.
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03/06/2012 10:32 pm
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 Posted 03/07/2012  10:45 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
OR do as I do. Open slab, take coin out, place in an Album and you'll aways be able to see them all.
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 Posted 03/07/2012  12:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
While I personally agree with Carl, I do not think that is what Jamie wants.
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 Posted 03/08/2012  02:34 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add JamieSpat to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks guys. I never had many slabbed coins before but recently that is all you can find in the unc or ms of US coins. That's what got me thinking about it. I don't really like them either so I may follow Carl.
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 Posted 03/08/2012  02:54 am  Show Profile Check trout1105's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add trout1105 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

just carl, Todays effort
Free the poor little buggers and enjoy them

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 Posted 03/08/2012  02:57 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
There is not a single slabbed coin in my collection, but that is just me.
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 Posted 03/08/2012  04:35 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add enworb to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have seen some very nice wooden boxes with felt lining. The slabs are held upright in rows but can be easily pulled up and viewed.
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 Posted 03/08/2012  1:07 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wquinn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
There are also storage boxes for them. You can't see them while in the box, but it is easy to pull one out and see it. At least that option is the least expensive, but it stores them well, since the boxes can be stacked easily.

Here is an example to store them on pages:
http://www.jpscorner.com/Eagle_Slab...t_Albums.htm
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 Posted 03/08/2012  3:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Here is an example to store them on pages:
If I were to collect coins in slabs, I think those Eagle Coin Slab Albums would be what I would use.

Yes, they are expensive. But if I were to collect in slabs, they would probably be expensive coins.
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 Posted 03/09/2012  10:46 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add kiteray to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It depends what type of coins you want to store. I had my silver eagle certified coins in a LightHouse album but the 1 ounce silver coins were too heavy for the pages. I moved my eagles into a wooden storage box and then moved other certified coins into the LightHouse albums.

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 Posted 03/09/2012  11:12 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Not sure if you can find them but if there is a photo type supply place around you, check them out for plastic pages for photos. I have some that are made for 4 photos pet page. Those should hold slabs and are made for a 3 ringed binder.
My problem with slabs is they take up a lot of room. Can not easily put in anything to see them readily. And if you want to have a collection in an Album, always be missing the ones stored somewhere else in an slab. Coins cost more in slabs. No guarantee they will not tone, tarnish, corrode, etc. in a slab.
Now here is thought. Imagine having an entire Lincoln Cent collection and every coin in a slab.
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