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Flips Or Trays? Personal Choice?

 
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 Posted 06/29/2022  2:00 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Kipster to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Evening all,

Apologies if this question has been asked previously, but wanted some thoughts on the best way to store my coins.

I'm relatively new to the game, but the collection is growing and I wanted to make sure they're looked after as well as they can be.

At the moment, my pennies and the later Victorian halfpennies are all kept in lighthouse capsules, but there is the slightest of wiggles when the coin in it.

I'm gathering a collection of farthings too which are quite small (in 1.5" x 1.5" clear flips), and was considering keeping everything, including the pennies etc, in something like the lindner trays.

So the question really is, is it just down to personal preference, or does one storage system have more advantages than the others?

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 Posted 06/29/2022  7:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm not familiar with Lindner trays.
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 Posted 06/30/2022  12:30 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Trays are considered "old fashioned" these days, as they do not protect the coins from the atmosphere at all. If all your coins are well-circulated and non-lustrous, that's no big deal, but if you've got Proof, Unc or other lustrous coins, you'll want to protect them better than a tray.

The other drawback with trays is, once you take a coin out of the tray, you have to remember where you took it out from. This is fine if you only take your coins out one at a time; I'm more a "take dozens out all at once" sort of person. And on a related note, you don't want to be the clumsy sort; coins in a tray are totally unprotected from being dropped and scattered across the floor - which both damages the coins, and is a pain to re-sort again.

Lidner trays are great for coin dealers on the road, as they are a relatively quick and convenient transport method that also looks good from a customer's perspective. But for a collector, I'd seek a better option.
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 Posted 06/30/2022  05:27 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kipster to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Much obliged to you.

I'll stick with my flips
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 Posted 06/30/2022  08:25 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dearborn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Now that depends on what I'm collecting.
I have one set that dated from 1953 to 2022 proofs in OGP (when proof sets were provided that is)
1950 to 2021 (so far) OGP uncirculated (including the 81 and 82's)
but then I have a nice circulated set of each denomination in Dansco albums - complete Starting date from the beginning of each style
But in the end any error and oddball coins wind up in 2x2 flips then into a 3 ring binder
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