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Aloha From HawaII, Inherited Alot Of Old Coins

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 Posted 01/21/2021  8:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kahawai to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Jbuck I know exactly what you mean!! Thank you
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 Posted 01/23/2021  3:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add someconcerns to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sorry about your loss and congratulations on your inheritance.

As has been said above, do not clean any coins. Further, try not to handle any coins which MAY be uncirculated, except by the edge and try to prevent them rubbing against any other coins. If your grandfather had any unused foldable coin holders of cardboard and mylar, you might consider putting uncirc coins in those, to prevent further handling, as I know you are partly like the kid in a candy shop.

Decades ago, when I worked part-time in a coin shop, people would bring in accumulations of coins they had inherited and I would feel ill whenever anyone said they "helped" us by cleaning some of the coins. Cleaning in some instances included even using an eraser on the surface of a coin to remove tarnish, which we actually consider often to be desirable "toning" on some of the silver and copper coins.

Best of luck. Do lots of reading and learn about what you have. Some of the coins may have sufficient value to justify renting a bank safe deposit box. Do not tell a lot of people about the coins. Some people get, shall we say, greedy.
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 Posted 01/24/2021  08:27 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Petespockets55 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sorry about your grandpa's passing. It looks like he had "the passion" for collecting. Thanks for sharing some images.

The only thing I feel is important to add to a lot of good information above is to be careful of PVC in plastic coin holders and bags. It makes the plastic soft and pliable but can ruin the coins by putting a film (sometimes greenish) that might not be able to be removed.
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 Posted 01/24/2021  08:37 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice collection, deserving of care.
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 Posted 01/24/2021  2:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kahawai to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@someconcerns thank you very much. I was thinking about a safe deposit box or a big safe here at my house as well bc my grandfather had them in a safe deposit box. When the will was read, my name was the only one who was given rights to what was inside and my cousins were so mad and jealous!
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 Posted 01/26/2021  09:59 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Silver Nickel to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sorry for your loss. It looks like you got well rewarded for helping your Grandfather, good job.
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 Posted 01/26/2021  3:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kahawai to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@silvernickel yes I did, he was a man of many sories of the places he visited.
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