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 Posted 07/12/2018  12:31 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add puzzleeagle to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello, I just recently got into collecting banknotes and have come across some pretty old bills for my collection. Unfortunately several of them have some pretty serious tears, one going almost 1/2 the way across the middle and can only be handled with extreme care.

I already tried searching the site for other topics regarding repairing bills but just keep seeing that it's not recommended at all because it reduces the value. But it's not a really valuable collection and I'd like to be able to take it out and handle it regularly without fear of the tears getting worse.

Is there a special kind of ultrathin tape I can use that can hold these bills together? Or some other method? Thanks in advance.
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 Posted 07/12/2018  12:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SteveInTampa to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome to CCF.

I recommend putting the note in a quality, Mylar currency sleeve.
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 Posted 07/12/2018  12:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add westernsky to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Like Steve said ...Mylar currency sleeves.

Once you get them in the currency sleeve they will be protected from further damage caused by handling. All paper is very fragile and the less you handle it the better off the notes will be.
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For damaged notes like you're talking about, IMHO you want to get the fold over type of mylar sleeve (closed on the bottom, open on the sides, fold over flap at the top) rather than the insertion (closed on the bottom and sides, open at the top) type of currency sleeve. It's much easier to insert the note into a fold over sleeve without causing any further damage.
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 Posted 07/12/2018  2:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
There are clearly differing opinions of what kind of Mylar holder to use, but well all agree on using one type or another. And DO NOT attempt to repair your notes using any type of tape!



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 Posted 07/12/2018  3:03 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
to CCF. How about post a couple photos of your favorite ones?
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 Posted 07/12/2018  4:23 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kurrency Ken to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Curious as to why you would want to repair the note rather than keep it in circulated but non-conserved condition?

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