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 Posted 03/05/2012  1:46 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Some coins are getting hard to acquire out of slabs, and it seems a shame to break them out, unless they are undergraded.
I understand the dilemma, but in my opinion, you should have no problem with cracking it as long as you did not pay a premium for the slab.
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 Posted 03/05/2012  3:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add spaceace to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It seems like Dansco (or somebody) would market discs/inserts that could be labelled to fill those spots that you have a slabbed coin or when a coin is very rare or very pricey. I have heard people using blank planchets of a particular coin, or cardboard cutouts that they labelled, or an extra coin (sometimes with the reverse showing). I would buy a pack of hole-fillers that included various sizes and labels to put in my dansco if they were available. Probably not enough of a market for something like that, but would be kinda of nice to have.
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Even if they were available, I would not use them. It would bother me knowing the coin was not with her brothers and sisters. This is a personal preference and I understand why many would not want to crack the slab. For those people, I think you have a good idea.

The TPGs could include an optional token, imprinted with the coin information and/or slab number. The token goes in the hole and the slab goes wherever you feel it would be safest.
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 Posted 03/05/2012  6:39 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
1. Go to a hobby store and purchase a sheet of colored plastic. Just make sure it is of a Mylar type. Cut to suite.
2. Go to almost any flea market or coin store. See if you can find a pile of cheap foreign coins and use them to fill the holes.
3.Go to a hardware store and purchase Copper Washers of a size that will fit. Being Copper they will stand out and not be confused with a coin. Some have Brass washers and they shine better too.
4. Not sure if they still carry those but a place called Harbor Frieght used to sell an assortment of Copper Washers. If so, order them and use for those fillers.
5. Or use Stainless Steel, Tinned or Zinc plated washers.
6. Fill the empty slots with a cotton ball
7. Pour concrete into the slots. Problem then would be how to get it out later.
8. Send incompleted Albums to me and stop worrying about those empty slots.
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 Posted 03/05/2012  6:45 pm  Show Profile Check trout1105's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add trout1105 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Carefully fold up a fifty dollar note and cover the hole with that
That way when you do find the coin that is missing, you will have the funds to pay for it
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 Posted 03/11/2012  12:37 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jwguts to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
You can use P and D mint tokens to fill holes in cents albums. Perfect fit.
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 Posted 03/25/2012  06:27 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add dibby33 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Trout : I like this idea. I would suggest $100 though to get a better grade coin

As a serious suggestion I would get my local silversmith to make some blanks for me with my likeness on one side and a diagram of a haggis (with all three legs) on the other. Date not important. ...but if she can make it, all the better.

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I actually like the empty slots in the dansco albums.
They give you the incentive to hunt for the coin needed to fill the hole/holes
if they really annoy you just write down what is missing and only open the album when you fill a gap
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 Posted 03/26/2012  1:33 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I actually like the empty slots in the dansco albums. They give you the incentive to hunt for the coin needed to fill the hole/hole
I agree. I like the actual coin to be there, which is why I am okay with cracking slabs.

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if they really annoy you just write down what is missing and only open the album when you fill a gap
I do not think I could go that long without looking at my albums.
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 Posted 05/08/2012  03:49 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ninamason to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Have any of you thought of scrapbooking sheets? These are relatively inexpensive on sale at stores like Michael's, and because scrapbooking materials come in contact with very sensitive items (namely: photographs), they are acid-free. In a scrapbooking context, this is to prevent colour transfer, fading, and blotches--you can see how this translates to coins. Also, scrapbooking sheets come in many colours and also in patterned pages--you can get whatever colour you like, cut it to size, and boom, there are your markers!
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 Posted 05/16/2012  09:34 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Use those stickon pieces of paper. The ones that say post-it on the cover. Just cut a piece to cover the empty slot and you don't even have to slide out the slides. And they come in a variety of colors so you could try to find a color to match the Album.
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