I have it in reach, as I don't have gold I feel its secure in the house, with about 100 stamp albums, mostly binders and pages.
I have seen huge growth in the past year so storage has not kept up with coin accumulation sadly - it is a process that is consistent!My best coins sit in 3 albums.A GRADE STORAGE
1. New Zealand - everything but Halfcrowns, includes Predecimal, medals and some proof early decimal coins
2. World better coins - All the silver, American dimes etc, Ottoman silver, European coins - better farthings, roubles and most of my good stuff you see on the Way back thread
3. Halfcrowns - I branched this off recently, this album has all my Halfcrowns including UK, New Zealand, South Africa, Boer, Ireland and Rhodesian when I finally get some.
- Sample of A album pages
These are albums with 3 hole clips and the pages are BCW mylars 4 x 5 and each coin is in a mylar flip with a card - these coins are all itemised on my computer too and part of the photos for the way back thread is getting good photos of all the good pieces.B GRADE STORAGE
Below that there is a 4th album - a cheaper PVC style plastic page (But not PVC though, a cheaper slide in page - for my Cupronickel and copper of UK, Fiji, USA, New Zealand circulation gems and Australian common date sets. Also some large cupronickel crowns.
- 4th album sample page
This photo is old and these silver coins are now in the A album, they were there for a few weeks until I bought the A album supplies - sadly we have no reliable coin shops where I am and 90% of my buy ins are postal.C GRADE STORAGE
Then we have the bagged stuff, one box of plastic bags each for New Zealand (Duplicates and obselete decimal coins - all base metal except a bag of scrap silver - mostly coins in VG - G condition that are only worth melt and I have better examples of already).
British box - All cupronickel and bronze again with modern duplicate coins.
World - this is in an old metal box I paid $8 for in an auction which is lockable, about 70 bags each containing coins of a country. Better pieces have own bags and will be eventually albumised. There is no silver or rare coins in these lots.
- The metal coin box for world fun coins -a lot of my go fish coins are in here.
2 Boxes which contain proof and souvenir sets, unopened, large crown sized coins in plastic cases etc and tins of corroded coins, I may clean.
- A beautiful home for the Proof sets etc.
And my grades are not elitism they stand for
A = Awesome coins
B = Beautiful coins
C = Coineriffic coins!
Loving Halfcrowns. British and Commonwealth coins 1750 - 1950 and anything Kiwi.
If it's round, shiny and silvery I will love it.