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How Do You Staple Your 2x2s? Relatively Quick Poll

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 Posted 10/27/2020  4:28 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add JoeTheLucky to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
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The Cool Faces Represent The Coin And The Black Lines, Staples. Thanks for participating, I have also recently made a how do you fold your 2x2s poll.

I have pretty much always stapled my 2x2s like #1, a staple above and below the coin and one on the right, I havepreviously tried the triangle also.


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 Posted 10/27/2020  5:33 pm  Show Profile   Check Yokozuna's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Yokozuna to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I don't staple. I use Scotch Tape. When I buy coins, if they are shipped in stapled flips, the first thing I do is remove them and put them in a new flip. If it's a tiny coin, such as a silver IIIó piece, I use double sided tape between the flaps of the 2x2. I really don't want to risk the staples scratching the coin in the flip or making contact with other coins in the vinyl three hole punch pages I use to store my coins.
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 Posted 10/27/2020  5:54 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JoeTheLucky to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@Yokozuna

I flatten my staples with some needle nose pliers and I dont use tape because of all that goo vapors and the like and they also dry out over time.
To remove the coins from the 2x2s, I cut the corner or so off and let the coin breathe, I don't know why anyone peels them open.
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Choice 3 - but well out on the edge of the 2x2, nowhere near the coin as your diagram shows.

Important as well to discuss type of staples, which IMHO is more important the how/where they are applied.

Numismatic staplers are designed to flatten the back side of the staple - whereas office staplers leave a raised surface and sharp objects that can easily damage coins in contact with them.

Always use a numismatic stapler - and have a simple hand plier available to double flatten the staple back.
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None of the above. I fold it down from the top (i.e., the hinge is at 12 o'clock) and then I staple at 3, 6 and 9 o'clock.
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@KenKat

On the corners?
That's what I do when I use my large dollar size 2x2s
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@Joe - I do them like #3 but no staple on the top - that's probably a lot more clear than how I originally said it.
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@KenKat

Ah, I see, must have had a brainfart or something!
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 Posted 10/27/2020  7:39 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Fold on top,staple on bottom and on right side and on left side. Staples not too close to coin. Then I flatten all staples with a smooth jawed pair of pliers.
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#4 for me, but inverted with the horizontal staple on top (fold on bottom). How close to the coin depends on the coin's thickness. Then I flatten staples with pliers.
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 Posted 10/28/2020  01:17 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Option 3.

I had a friend in my coin club (since passed away) who always used the three-staple method, leaving the hinge side staple-free. I pointed out to him that when you do this, the coins keep slipping out of the window, towards the hinge, as there's nothing to stop the coin from doing that if you don't put a staple there.

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I don't staple. I use Scotch Tape. When I buy coins, if they are shipped in stapled flips, the first thing I do is remove them and put them in a new flip. If it's a tiny coin, such as a silver IIIó piece, I use double sided tape between the flaps of the 2x2. I really don't want to risk the staples scratching the coin in the flip or making contact with other coins in the vinyl three hole punch pages I use to store my coins.

I'd find the risk of corrosive gases emitted by the scotch-tape to be a higher risk to the coins than staples. I use self-adhesive flips more often than not, on the assumption that the adhesive in the flips is coin-safe.
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I do what KenKat does.
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I use #3, but not as close to the coin as that diagram shows. I just use a regular office stapler, and am careful to not scratch any coin. Also, anyone who is using vinyl pages, STOP. Vinyl contains PVC, which can seep through the thin mylar window over time and cause PVC damage. Replace the vinyl with PVC-free pocket pages. Also, get an archival-safe binder as well. The gasses from pvc can cause toning.
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#3 But farther away from the coin.
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#4 but farther from the coins.
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