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 Posted 08/30/2016  3:12 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add AlmostUncirculated to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
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which should I use dansco or littleton albums?

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 Posted 08/30/2016  3:57 pm  Show Profile   Check Fuzzy317's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Fuzzy317 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I tried Whitman albums at first, but their albums included some coins that I felt should not be in the set, and excluded other coins that I felt should be in the set. I switched to Dansco
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 Posted 08/30/2016  4:52 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add KenKat to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Will Littleton get any votes? That's really all that is in question here.
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 Posted 08/30/2016  8:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add GR58 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Dansco ... Of corse is my number one album.

I do have a few others, including Littleton albums.

Sometimes it does not hurt to have both.

Or in some cases Littleton might have a certain album
that Dansco doesn't have ... Like my Roman coin album.
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 Posted 08/30/2016  9:11 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add dave700x to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
All of my primary collections are Dansco albums and several secondary/ duplicate collections are vintage Library of Coins albums.
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 Posted 08/31/2016  07:28 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Biedercoins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I gotta be the oddball and say CAPs. All of my Lincolns that aren't slabbed (-3) were in AirTites to help retard oxidation, so when I found the CAPS pages and a pretty new blue binder for less than $40, the deal was obvious. Same for my older Jeffersons.

Yes, the airtites are a little expensive, but if you buy them by the case the Lincoln size are 34 cents each. If you have a complete collection and are now upgrading to MS red coins, how much are you spending for each of those coins? Surely you'll want the best price if you sell.

You can see both sides, they are well protected, you can take the capsules out to look or show, and they look really nice.
- About two score and seven+ years ago, I began a Lincoln cent collection. I have all, most in AU or better & am upgrading to MS as possible.
- I collect all coins minted 1809, 1859, 1909, 1959, and 2009. Lincoln and C.Darwin were both born in 1809. The latter published his "On the Origin of Species.." in 1859, the Lincoln cent debuted in 1909, and after that it just seemed like a good way to show the evolution of US coinage. Most non-nums to whom I've shown these react with the phrase, "I had no idea!" That alone shows their worth.
- I've completed MS sets of Jeffersons & MS specimens of other 5 nickels; Franklins done. Roosies mostly done. I enjoy hunting for WLH and "winged liberty" dimes.
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 Posted 08/31/2016  11:02 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If I was collecting red MS Lincoln cents, and not the brown circulated ones that I seem to prefer, then I would likely use the CAPS albums as well.
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 Posted 08/31/2016  11:10 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add AlmostUncirculated to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well, I heard on this forum that Dansco doesn't make pages anymore for current sets like this guy was complaing that his Jefferson nickels didn't have update page 2011 I think.
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If I was collecting red MS Lincoln cents, and not the brown circulated ones that I seem to prefer, then I would likely use the CAPS albums as well.


You know, it's interesting you should mention that; 40-some years ago my Lincolns were brown, circulated, too! Then over time I added some green - which is the opposite of red on the color wheel we had in art class - and they started to turn red!

Wonder if that would work on the 40 year-old muddy brown Ikes I have that are still in mint cello? Suggestions?

Seriously, JBuck, as long as I have your attention, is acetone ok on those types? Will it affect toning in a positive way?
- About two score and seven+ years ago, I began a Lincoln cent collection. I have all, most in AU or better & am upgrading to MS as possible.
- I collect all coins minted 1809, 1859, 1909, 1959, and 2009. Lincoln and C.Darwin were both born in 1809. The latter published his "On the Origin of Species.." in 1859, the Lincoln cent debuted in 1909, and after that it just seemed like a good way to show the evolution of US coinage. Most non-nums to whom I've shown these react with the phrase, "I had no idea!" That alone shows their worth.
- I've completed MS sets of Jeffersons & MS specimens of other 5 nickels; Franklins done. Roosies mostly done. I enjoy hunting for WLH and "winged liberty" dimes.
-- If I left my early Washington quarter book at one of y'alls house, please ring me up.
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Brown plus green equals red. Love it!

Acetone is fine for Ikes. It should not affect proper toning, but do not expect it to remove the white cloudy effects that they typically have.
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Is dansco good for uncirculated sets or should I consider CAPS albums instead? I like the way coins look in a dansco much more then I think look in caps albums though. I have another concern for dansco protection for unc. and proofs
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I have no problem putting modern uncirculated and proof coins (1968+) in my Dansco. They are cheap and plentiful. So far they have held up well over 30+ years.

All of my classic coins are circulated and I have no problem with them being in the Dansco. Again, cheap and plentiful, for the most part. The highest priced coin is still south of $150.

I must point out that in the 30+ years I have seen no problems with my coins. However, I have to wonder if this is a frog in the pot scenario. I can imagine that in those years, maybe some new toning or other changes have come. I do not know.

The point is that I would not want to take a chance with a MS-67 RED cent becoming MS-66 RB, so I would probably keep them in CAPS over Dansco.
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thanks, jbuck I wish that dansco would add the the 1932-1964 proofs in their album! Since, I nkow you are an expierenced collector do you mind telling me the sets you have completed and the ones you are still completing?
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 Posted 09/01/2016  11:31 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Complete (filled) Albums: Eisenhower dollars, Kennedy half dollars (1964-2001), Franklin half dollars, Washington quarters (1932-1998), Roosevelt dimes (1946-2007), Jefferson nickels (1938-2003), and Statehood/DC/Territorial Quarters (1999-2009).

Working albums: 7070 Type Set (three holes), Lincoln Cents (1909-2008, three holes), custom "Indian Head Cent/Buffalo Nickel/Mercury Dime" album (ten holes), custom "Ultra Modern Coin" albums (2009+ cents, 2008+ Dimes, 2004+ nickels, 2002+ Half Dollars), ATB Quarter album.

A date-only Presidential dollar album is on my list for the proof coins (saving it to do all at one time).

I also have several Dansco 7000 albums with 12-pocket 2x2 pages for all of my foreign and miscellaneous coins that do not fit into the ones listed above.

It is a little messy and somewhat disconnected, but I like having those first albums complete. No adding pages, no upgrading to bigger binders.
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 Posted 09/01/2016  1:58 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add fromms2244 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I use both. I like the 20th century type album from Whitman. I use a lot of danscos. Not really picky. They are both nice.
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