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 Posted 03/27/2012  6:14 pm Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Buddy to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

Having seen a few scratched coin cases, slabbed and otherwise, I was wondering....

Has anybody ever tried using those plastic sheets that are sold to protect LCD screens on things like cell phones and e-readers and Ipads, etc.?

They could be cut to size and they peel right off...but I know nothing about the chemistry involved. Some of the plastic film is made with PET plastic. I have no idea what the plastic cases are made out of.

Any thoughts?

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 Posted 03/27/2012  6:24 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting idea.

I no longer use those protective sheets on my phone because they reduce the sharpness of the image. I would be afraid they would do the same for viewing a coin.
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 Posted 03/27/2012  6:31 pm  Show Profile Check enworb's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add enworb to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
interesting idea that would no doubt work. I also took the the plastic sheet I purchased for my ipad off because it was reducing screen quality so this would be the only concern with the idea.
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 Posted 03/27/2012  6:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Buddy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well, they peel right off if and when you want to look at your coin. And when you're done, you can put the plastic back on to prevent scratches.

But plastic out-gasses --- so...I suppose I should just give it a try. I have some Lighthouse cases and all kinds of coins so.....I guess I should go buy a plastic sheet and give it a go.
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 Posted 03/27/2012  7:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Album pages for slabs have been suggested on some threads in the CCF before.
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 Posted 03/27/2012  8:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Now here is my idea. Break out all coins in slabs and put them in Albums. No slab problems after that.
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 Posted 03/27/2012  8:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
just carl: You would go well in Australia.
Although they have some fans, most collectors in Oz are just not interested in slabbing.
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 Posted 03/27/2012  9:10 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add TheNickelGuy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
What about those this sleeves for baseball cards.



or cut pages or leave as is in a binder?
I have cut hundreds of these pages to use a individual card holders.
I bet a slab would just fit in one of either.



I have a thousand of these empty around the house someplace.

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 Posted 03/27/2012  9:18 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add The Silver Searcher to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sel, we need that! I have heard of so many people buyimg a slabbed coin and then cracking it out to fill an album space. Now that we think about it, we need an album that can hold the mint clear plastic that proofs and the like come in.

Anyone here work at Dansco?
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I think cutting up album pages that were made for slabs would be cheaper than my idea....so maybe that's the way to go.

I only have a few slabbed coins and a few more in holders but I keep them all wrapped up in cloth so they ever touch each other.

Anyway, it's not a problem unless I want to take something to a club meeting or a show and it gets passed around.

Thanks for the input and the ideas!
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 Posted 03/28/2012  03:26 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Litotes to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Although they have some fans, most collectors in Oz are just not interested in slabbing.


sel_69l, I think the same goes for most of the world. In Europe, slabbing is seen as an American habit. The coins sold by the leading European auction houses are more than 99% unslabbed. I know lots of Norwegian collectors and only one interested in slabbed coins. You get exactly the same price for a slabbed or raw coin here, so why bother? The cost is substantial. And the grading itself highly unpredictable. I assume the graders are better when grading American coins, they clearly have not got the necessary expertise when it comes to European ones. The adage here is "Look at the coin, not the slab".
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 Posted 03/28/2012  09:20 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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What about those this sleeves for baseball cards.

They are a commonly used method of protecting slabs.


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or cut pages or leave as is in a binder?
I have cut hundreds of these pages to use a individual card holders.
I bet a slab would just fit in one of either.

The slabs fit into them just fine. Trying to cut them apart could work but the vertical cuts would probably result in sealed edges that were too thin and which would eventually split. Trying to leave them together and using them in an album like you do baseball cards doesn't work because the slabs are too heavy and the pages eventually tear out of the binder.
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 Posted 03/28/2012  10:57 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add TheNickelGuy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I may end up offering these precut (by me) page sections and sleeve things I have for sale on here. I will look for them.
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 Posted 03/28/2012  1:42 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Now here is my idea. Break out all coins in slabs and put them in Albums. No slab problems after that.
Of course, this is my preferred solution. It may not help the OP, though.
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 Posted 03/29/2012  12:00 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add biggfredd to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yurrupeon collectors are collectors. US collectors often feel they are investors. The whole slobbing industry had little to do with whether coins were genuine (tho that was a requirement), but had its roots in the idea that a slobbed coin could be traded sight unseen, like a stock or bond or bar of gold.

Anyone who collects knows that you can't say two MS65 coins are worth the same, because they're NOT the same.
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