RATS! I do have advice.
Call me "uninformed."
I faced a similar (if you'll allow) problem. I did not inherit; I bought -- a large coin collection half a century past. I rejoined it for the first time three years past. Quite a few albums, I must tell. In those three years, among other interactions with the coins, I have managed to strip at least a dozen albums naked, exiling the empties to a cold corner, while modifying one -- so far.
Why did I strip so many albums? I did so because I regard the albums themselves to be obsolete. They mark a bygone (for us) age of accrual.We have accrued. That's our problem! They once served to enhance an adventuring collector's relationship with his coins. They served as a display of that adventuring in relationship with fellow collectors.
What did I do with the coins I pulled? I put each in a 2x2 enroute to my modern-day album. I could easily store these in a box, but a BCW three ring binder sheet (cost: $0.19 on Amazon
) holds 20, My BCW sheet goes into a three ring binder ($2.00 at Walmart
. I store six to eight sheets to a binder. I will store eight penny sheets, but never eight Ike dollar
sheets. Two dollar binders have weight control issues.) My coins never go completely out of my sight (that in sight aspect is the lure of albums, so I preserve it ). If new information about a coin variety reaches me, extracting, reexamining reinserting 2x2's is safe and simple. I pay two and one-half cents to replace any I destroy. Many of my scrapped albums reveal minor unrepairable damage.
Here's my salvation: I give each 2x2 a penned serial no. That serial no. lives in a computer spreadsheet column. (Digital spreadsheets cost next to nothing). In the column next to the serial number reads what the album will offer beneath the coin: 1945D or 1953S etc. - that's all the album offers except, perhaps, a back cover mintage number printout. I don't bother, but loading that column or any other would be a cinch. My next columns record grade, condition, maybe last PCGS
auction price and anything else relevant. I keep backups on inexpensive thumb drives.
Why did I keep one album (so far) intact with modification? This was because my assessment of bygone album value is not the "absolute rule of law" in coin country. As I went through my complete Walking Liberty half
album researching data for spreadsheet columns, I came across data (unavailable half a century past) that warned a few coins need lives of their own outside the albums -- outside Dansco AND outside my substitute for the old albums. I bought replacements which lacked these errors and varieties off Ebay and reassembled the Dansco.
When need comes to wrap my mind around what coins I have, I view my spreadsheets wherein columns return much more of my stored hard won unlost info than any pretty album ever could. meanwhile back at the 2x2, a few of them also have a note or two of info hen-scratched onto them that would defile a pretty Dansco.
You did say, "., even if it something I mentioned and you can make me look at things from another "side" of things. Anything is greatly appreciated." Did you not?