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 Posted 01/05/2011  02:32 am Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add swiego to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

I need to stock up. I looked at my old 2x2s, which were bought on eBay in 2002 or various coin stores a year or two afterward. A few of the unused ones are in good shape but I was surprised by the number for which the mylar film had begun to separate from the cardboard. I also noticed when inspecting some of my collection in flips that in some cases, sharp dings on a coin had caused small but visible (under a 10x triplet loupe) tears in the mylar film.

This all has led me to conclude that not all 2x2s are created equal.

So, for quality 2x2 storage of decent MS and proof coins for a few decades, which 2x2 brands should I look at?

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 Posted 01/05/2011  10:24 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Good question. I do not think I have ever bought them as a packaged brand. The ones I always buy at coin shows are in groups of 25 and held together with a rubber band. I did notice that the last batch of quarter-sized ones I bought were punched off-center, so I have to agree that not all are created equal.
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 Posted 01/05/2011  3:34 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add sgtbigred to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have found 2X2's made of clear mylar that are also heat sealable. This company also sells self sealing 2x2 and larger size carboard holders, no need to staple anymore. I am not sure if it is permitted to mention the name, so I will take a chance and do so.
http://www.brent-krueger.com/
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 Posted 01/30/2011  6:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add seth to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'd be wary of heat sealing.

At least in the photo world, most heat seal adhesives are not archival and will outgas.
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 Posted 01/30/2011  6:34 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add soccerdad to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have seen some of the older 2x2's cause damage to silver coins. In Canada some of them that were sold over 6 or 7 years ago had a chemical in the plastic that would react to silver coins causing a sticky green film to form on the coins. The manufacturer claims to have fixed the problem but I just don't trust older 2x2's. A few years ago there was an article written in the Canadian Coin News about this.
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 Posted 01/30/2011  6:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add seth to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
All clear plastic is not Mylar. True Mylar is expensive and would reflect in the cost of the 2x2's.

The real stuff is the only thing used by museums--no plasticizers.
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 Posted 02/08/2011  3:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add weavus135 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I for one, use Supersafe brand. I happen to like the look of the self-adhesive version. I assume they make a staple version
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 Posted 02/08/2011  4:11 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add timsumrall to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Lighthouse is another brand.
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 Posted 02/27/2011  03:22 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ottomancoins2 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I suggest using Lighthouse or Harberger. Both are plasticizer-free, which is a MUST for coin collectors.
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 Posted 03/02/2011  6:18 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Posted 02/27/2011 03:22 am

I suggest using Lighthouse or Harberger. Both are plasticizer-free, which is a MUST for coin collectors.

The problem here is your mentioning a seller not necessarily a manufacturer. To really know what you are buying, it should be so stated on a package. I too buy at coin shows in bulk and have no idea where they come from or what they are made from. The Whitman web site says Mylar but does not stipulate the cardboard material at all. If you go to Harris, your sent back to Whitman since those are the same c ompany. To make sure of what you have or want, always find out where made, of what, and by whom.
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 Posted 03/08/2011  7:38 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add brokencompass to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have been using Guardhouse and Cowen. They both are manufacturers I think, since I have found these on multiple websites. http://www.wizardcoinsupply.com seems to be carrying them for a better price than other websites I usually buy from.
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