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 Posted 09/08/2013  06:42 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sg93 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
is anybody familiar with storing 2x2's in PVC type holders? I thought I might go the archival plastic way but considering that the coins won't come into contact with the PVC I just don't know.

Anyway, who knows of a good place to get air-tite capsules and albums from? cheapest I've seen goes around 58 cents, but I doubt that comes with the original blister pack and if I order the album shipping definitely isn't going to be pretty.
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 Posted 09/08/2013  07:32 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have discovered that the very thin Mylar sheet used in 2x2's is not completely impervious. I have noticed that in humid climates, the Mylar will stick, and become jammed inside the 2x2 PVC album pocket pages, thus making it near impossible to remove the 2x2 Mylar / cardboard flip.

I assume that tiny amounts of moisture may have something to do with this. The also assume that the slow gassing out of the oily softener used in PVC album pages is involved as well.

I have also noticed that cartwheel red lustre bronze and copper coins in Mylar 2x2's in 2x2 PVC album pockets, will still loose their red lustre over 10 or more years.

For these reasons, I was forced to replace all of my PVC album pages. I now use archival quality album pages to address these two annoying problems.

Archival quality album pages, with 2x2 pockets are made in two types of materials:
thick Mylar, and
clear polypropylene.

Neither of these materials have an oily softener which gasses out of the plastic from which they are made, and my problems now appear to be solved.

The sooner that PVC album pages, (which use an oily based softener) are banned from the numismatic market, the better.
Archival quality album pages are only marginally more expensive, and should always be used.
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09/08/2013 10:03 am
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 Posted 09/10/2013  06:13 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add xAGENTxMULDERx to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I've got 2x2's for my silver coins and air tights for my silver eagles, its only a collection of about 40 coins but all but the 2 silver eagles are in 2x2's

all my world coins are unsorted in a box
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09/10/2013 06:14 am
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 Posted 09/10/2013  07:30 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ambro51 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very Old School. 2x2 envelopes with cloth liners. I can type info, purchase price code, weight, size and comments.

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 Posted 09/10/2013  07:57 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add flippy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I store most of mine in 2x2 staple flips with the exception of coins larger than 38mm which I store in safelips. I also have some in Whitman albums.
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 Posted 09/10/2013  10:28 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Presently over 100 Albums. 9 Whitman two row boxes of coins in 2x2's. Several cigar type boxes of rolls of coins. Lots of just boxes of Proof sets, Uncirc sets, other rolls of coins, 3 ringed binders of those 20 slotted sheets full of loose Proofs.
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09/10/2013 10:29 am
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