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Opening A Direct Fit Type Coin Holder

 
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 Posted 10/01/2022  10:25 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add jack316 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello to everyone. I haven't been active here for several years due to health issues. Is there a closely held secret method to open a direct fit type, coin holder? I'm talking about the round clear plastic holders that have a top and bottom. Some of them screw on or off, most don't. I think they are mostly used for odd coins that don't fit in an album My reason for asking is that I want to replace those holders with Coin Snap type holders which are square and easier to organize. The round ones work well but they have a tendency to roll around and are less convenient to store. Any help is appreciated.
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 Posted 10/01/2022  10:30 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add livingwater to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
For the push on type, there is a seam around the edge. Some use a fingernail, small knife, dental tool to start loosening in the seam, but be careful not to cut your finger or damage the coin inside. For capsules that are tight, work your way around the capsule prying a bit all the way around. If you try to do it all at once in just one spot the capsule may crack/break which might scratch the coin.
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 Posted 10/01/2022  10:50 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add NumismaticsFTW to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A pocket knife does the trick.
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 Posted 10/01/2022  10:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jack316 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Livingwater - Thanks so much for your help. I was really hoping there might be a "secret" way to open these easily. Alas, like most things patience and focus are the requirements. I just have so many of these circular holders (commems, foreign issues, etc.) that I'm not looking forward to inching my way around the circumference of all of these coins. Your help is a blessing and I thank you for taking the time to share your ideas. Jack
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 Posted 10/02/2022  02:33 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add chipjones to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I just take a pair of pliers and on the edge and squeeze until
It cracks. So far I have not scratched any but that may be
Just luck.
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 Posted 10/02/2022  02:39 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SpeedDemonND to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A pocket knife does the trick for me as well.
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 Posted 10/03/2022  11:15 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add commems to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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A pocket knife does the trick for me as well.

My preferred method as well, but any thin-bladed knife should do the trick. Good luck!


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