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Question About Preparing Coins For Flip Storage

 
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 Posted 10/29/2014  10:29 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add ckm91377 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I'm sorry if this has been discussed on the forum before. I wasn't sure exactly what to search for so I hope it is ok for me to start a new thread. I recently started collecting coins mostly from circulation and, as we all know, circulating currency can be quite dirty. I have found some interesting specimens that I am going to putting into flips, PVC free of course, and am wondering what, if anything, I should do to make sure I am not putting them into the flips covered in anything that is going to harm them over time. I do not have anything especially valuable but I would like to keep what little value it has intact. Any assistance you could give would be greatly appreciated.
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 Posted 10/30/2014  01:03 am  Show Profile   Check Fuzzy317's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Fuzzy317 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Do Not clean coins. Most times that takes off any value besides face value. Someone else will be along and discuss dipping some in acetone.
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 Posted 10/30/2014  08:11 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kanga to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
PVC-free flips or the less expensive 2x2's should keep your coins "healthy" for 5-10 years at least.
Of course that presumes you store them in a cool, dry place.
And keeping the environment dry is the more important factor.
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 Posted 10/30/2014  12:50 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SsuperDdave to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Someone else will be along and discuss dipping some in acetone.


That would be me.

Welcome to Coin Community, ckm91377. There are collectors who rinse every single new purchase in acetone (I'm one of them). Acetone is completely non-reactive with coin metals (it can affect copper but only under conditions you're unlikely to see). With the understanding that acetone is an extremely volatile substance which enjoys nothing better than bursting into flame, if you use appropriate caution a few seconds' worth of swish in an acetone rinse is highly recommended. This is not considered "cleaning," and will remove any invisible PVC contamination.
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 Posted 11/02/2014  3:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add magpie to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
bronze coins I find while metal detecting I rub with Vaseline before pacing in 2x2 holders, this helps seal them. I used to just put them straight into the holders and found they started to grow verdegris, I read somewhere about using Vaseline and haven't looked back
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 Posted 11/02/2014  7:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

I do basically nothing to a coin prior to putting inside a 2x2 flip. The flip is supposed to stop of almost stop stuff from happening to coins.
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