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Anyone collect Sacagawea/Native American dollars in coin book?

Panda4456Panda4456 Posts: 362 ✭✭✭

Anyone here collect Sacagawea dollars in Whitman coin album? I really want to collect this series but I worry that my coins will turn brown/green over time. Does this happen if they are in the coin book for a long time?


  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,393 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Me thinks it depends on the archival quality of album composition, environmental storage conditions and how clean the coin is at time of collection. Peace Roy

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  • bsshog40bsshog40 Posts: 3,692 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 1, 2021 7:58AM

    The only Sacs I have is a completed Dansco. Well completed to 2020 cause I quit buying crap from the mint. They all still look good.

  • SmudgeSmudge Posts: 9,060 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Never put a zinc cent in a Whitman.

  • koynekwestkoynekwest Posts: 10,048 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I collect 'em in a couple of Danscos.

  • rec78rec78 Posts: 5,630 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I put the newer coin albums with BU coins in Zip Lock bags, so far good luck, no tarnishing or nothing,

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I do not collect the Sacs as a series.... However, if I were to do that, it would be slabbed... Would not trust them long term in an album. Cheers, RickO

  • Panda4456Panda4456 Posts: 362 ✭✭✭

    I bought an album today.... wish me luck

  • HydrantHydrant Posts: 7,773 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Smudge said:
    Never put a zinc cent in a Whitman.

    That's interesting. I have just recently got around to finishing up on the Lincoln cent set. It's complete. They are all in 2x2 cardboard flips. I was going to put them in a Whitman folder. Now I don't know. Is it something different about the Whitman folders? What about Dansco? If you can get one.

  • SmudgeSmudge Posts: 9,060 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Don’t know about Dansco, but you can see what happened in the Whitman. Pre zincs are ok.

  • Joe_360Joe_360 Posts: 1,485 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have some in 2*2 folders, but I would not say that it is a collection by any means...

  • DBSTrader2DBSTrader2 Posts: 3,416 ✭✭✭✭
    edited May 2, 2021 10:21AM

    I've had my coins almost entirely in Whitman blue folders since the day I started out as a kid, and must be lucky - - not a single case of tarnish/etc anywhere.......... I must live a charmed life...... :)

    (that includes all dollar coins, incl Sac/N.A.)

  • koynekwestkoynekwest Posts: 10,048 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Some of mine have been in a Dansco since 2000 with no apparent ill effects.

  • DentuckDentuck Posts: 3,811 ✭✭✭

    @Smudge said:
    Never put a zinc cent in a Whitman.

    Modern folders and albums are inert, and they should have been back when that one was made, too (it looks like it's about 30 years old). I've never seen Zincoln corrosion like that in any Whitman folder. If it's yours and you'd like a replacement, drop me a line and I'll get one in the mail for you.

    Best wishes,

    -- Dennis


    Dennis Tucker, Publisher
    Whitman Publishing, LLC
    Atlanta office (direct):
    8920 Eves Road, Box 767039
    Atlanta GA 30076-7039
    Alabama office:
    1974 Chandalar Drive, Suite D
    Pelham AL 35124

  • CaptHenwayCaptHenway Posts: 31,257 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Smudge said:
    Never put a zinc cent in a Whitman.

    That looks as if it has been stored in a damp place.

    Numismatist. 50 year member ANA. Winner of four ANA Heath Literary Awards; three Wayte and Olga Raymond Literary Awards; Numismatist of the Year Award 2009, and Lifetime Achievement Award 2020. Winner numerous NLG Literary Awards.
  • ndeaglesndeagles Posts: 297 ✭✭✭✭

    I have presidential, and sac/natives in dansco and have had no issues. I live where there is low humidity. I did have Lincoln cents darken in a dansco when I lived in a region with very high humidity.

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