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 Posted 06/02/2020  1:47 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Cdncoins to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I haven't gone to a bank for any rolls for the past few months. Now that things are settling down somewhat, I'm tempted to go to the bank for some rolls. Have any of you made adjustments to how you search rolls? I.e. disinfecting the area that the coins were on, wearing gloves, etc?
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 Posted 06/02/2020  2:35 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
As long as you are not in a hurry, treat the boxes or rolls like any other package coming into your home. Set them aside in a dedicated quarantine area for a few days. Wash hands before, regularly during, and after searching (which I would do regardless of the coronavirus fears).

Other advice may differ and I reserve the right to be wrong.
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 Posted 06/02/2020  4:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Errers and Varietys to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I just make sure to wear cotton gloves while doing it. That has worked for me.
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 Posted 06/03/2020  11:12 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
No change in my routine--other than setting aside rolls for 2-3 days (I rarely obtain boxes). I wash hands frequently when going through rolls anyway. I only wear gloves when I see something glove worthy, like BU++ pieces.
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 Posted 06/08/2020  09:12 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SamCoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Okay, so a few things about this:

1. Things have really not "calmed down" as much as people seem to think they have. There's an assumption that they have because we're opening up, but opening up doesn't mean the problem has disappeared.

2. According to my girlfriend (a Doctor Who works on a covid ward), fomites (that is disease infested objects and surfaces) are not a significant source of covid transmission. It's almost exclusively through the air. Still wash your hands after touching potentially contaminated materials, but not likely to be what gives you covid (much more likely you'll get it going into the bank to pick them up, which is why I've only been getting coins from the drive through window).

3. The virus is only stable outside the human body for a couple days on most surfaces. That means in nearly all cases, the coins inside the roll are safe, as they were likely wrapped weeks, months, or even years ago. What I have been doing is getting all the rolls home and emptying them into a large tub, since the wrappers are the only part that has recently been in human contact. I then wash my hands thoroughly, leave the wrappers to age a few days, and start hunting the coins as I normally would right away out of my bin.

Edit: okay, the site auto-linking to a wiki entry on Doctor Who coins is pretty hilarious.
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1996 DDO-001/FS-101: http://goccf.com/t/372066
Two 2000 WAMs in a box: http://goccf.com/t/375240
1995 DDO-001/FS-101: http://goccf.com/t/376071#3225244
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06/08/2020 09:13 am
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 Posted 06/08/2020  09:29 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Easy to get dirty fingers when CRH'ing. Very obvious to wash hands after, with soap 'n water anyway. The lipid fats and oils found in soap are just about a virus's worst enemy.

Viruses need moisture to survive for any length of time of hours, up to two days. If your coins are perfectly dry, any virus that may have been on the coins would have died.
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 Posted 06/08/2020  11:16 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Edit: okay, the site auto-linking to a wiki entry on Doctor Who coins is pretty hilarious.
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