Nevermind the Holder or Album Page, What's your Album Made From?

May 30, 2009

We've talked a lot about storing coins properly so they dont change their condition over time, you can read a lot of articles about storing your coin collection in the archives. We've talked about various types of holders, we've talked about not using PVC coin pages, and we've talked about how to use the different archival quality coin holders. One thing we haven't talked about is the folders themselves that hold your coins what are they made of? I'd bet you a dollar if you go get your coin albums right now and take a look at them that they are almost certainly PVC! Almost all of the commonly available albums designed for coin collectors that are available here in Australia, primarily those from Renniks and the Numis albums are covered in PVC. Really the only dedicated albums that are not covered in PVC are the push in coin albums like those available from Dansco. But of course those push in albums come with enough problems of their own.

So what's the solution? Well right now there really isn't one. Just look long and hard at your folders and keep an eye on the marketplace, there may be PVC and acid free coin folders available soon.

Posted by mnemtsas at May 30, 2009 2:45 PM
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