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 Posted 11/13/2019  12:53 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add numismatic sensation to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have a bunch of blue and brown ikes that I want to put into air tites. The brown ikes are toning and the blue ikes don't seem to fair so well in the original packaging as well. It would also drastically reduce the storage needed for these.

Has anyone done this? Is this a bad idea? I appreciate any insights you can provide. Thanks so much!
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 Posted 11/13/2019  1:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add BGLI to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
curious why they dont hold up well in original packaging
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 Posted 11/13/2019  1:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kanga to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
IMO go ahead and do it.
That will not harm their value.
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 Posted 11/13/2019  1:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CoinCollector2012 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Not sure about the brown Ikes, but you can use a pair of scissors to cut the blue Ikes out
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 Posted 11/13/2019  1:34 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Gincoin43 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Take the blue Ike's out, the brown Ike's USUALLY sell better in their box, but if you don't want them to tone airtight's are a must.
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 Posted 11/13/2019  1:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Gincoin43 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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curious why they dont hold up well in original packaging

Blue Ike's came in cellophane and imo are too heavy for it. The brown ikes, while in a plaque like display, are not air tight. The silver proofs came in a hard plastic and do pretty well.
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 Posted 11/13/2019  2:09 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add basebal21 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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curious why they dont hold up well in original packaging


Most mint packaging is actually destructive long term.
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 Posted 11/13/2019  4:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I personally freed four of the eight blue and brown Ikes in my Dansco album.
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 Posted 11/13/2019  5:12 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add numismatic sensation to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks guys! I took out some of the better ones and they look great! I was pleasantly surprised by some scratches only being on the plastic and not the coin. :D Thanks again
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 Posted 11/15/2019  12:05 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CoinCollector2012 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The brown Ikes are also notorious for fogging. If you don't store them correctly, they might end up looking like this one day!

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Most of my brown Ikes look like that, and they have been stored in home environment their whole lives. Must be something about the plastic slab?
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I have hundred s of these things and I used to think the mint packaging was the best. But honestly the plastic packaging on the blue ikes is very distructive. especially on 1971. I actually took all mine out and put them in tubes. They have all mostly been restored also to remove the pvc damage. I know some people disagree with the restoring process. But I have sent several I'm to PCGS and never received back an ungradable coin. I dont post much about it, but the only thing I hoard/collect is high grade clad ikes and silver ikes. I much prefer to buy them raw then I dont have to take the time to cut them out.. Also your left with that blue token that you just dont feel right about when you toss it in the trash. So that begins to take up room
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