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Mylar or cardboard flips for storing culls? Correction: storing picks.

FrazFraz Posts: 1,850 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited October 25, 2022 4:06PM in U.S. Coin Forum

I’d like to read what you do after you choose to pull a coin from the roll—thank you, Craig.

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    Stingray63Stingray63 Posts: 299 ✭✭✭
    edited October 23, 2022 7:40AM

    If I have a really nice coin that probably won't be getting certified I'll put in an Air-Tite and then in a coin tube in my safe. Anything else I keep I just put in cardboard 2x2 flips and then in a binder I have with 20-coin pages.

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    tommy44tommy44 Posts: 2,193 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 23, 2022 8:23AM

    If I have loose coins I want to protect a cardboard 2X2 or a safety-flip work for me. I've had coins in both for as long as 50 years with no problems. If I'm taking a coin out of a roll it's probably to list it for sale on eBay and I'll use a cardboard 2X2 for those.

    Edited to explain that my response was based on missing the word "culls" in the title.

    it's crackers to slip a rozzer the dropsy in snide

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    FrazFraz Posts: 1,850 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Okay, I’m on the right track, except for my use of the word cull. I mean the coins that should no longer touch anything because they are interesting, uncirculated, or almost uncirculated. Pick is the term for the good ones?
    Thanks, you guys.

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    Jzyskowski1Jzyskowski1 Posts: 6,651 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 23, 2022 9:43AM

    Cardboard flips 😁
    ( with staples smashed flat as mentioned above)
    I don’t use the self adhesive flips as I don’t trust the chemicals

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    JBKJBK Posts: 14,760 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 23, 2022 10:04AM

    Cardboard 2x2s are Mylar. It's the plastic flips you need to worry about since not all are Mylar or other safe plastic.

    For cardboard 2x2s it is best to brush off all of the cardboard dust before folding over. And, as suggested, flatten down the staples.

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    RampageRampage Posts: 9,418 ✭✭✭✭
    edited October 23, 2022 2:51PM

    @Fraz said:
    Okay, I’m on the right track, except for my use of the word cull. I mean the coins that should no longer touch anything because they are interesting, uncirculated, or almost uncirculated. Pick is the term for the good ones?
    Thanks, you guys.

    Ok, I am confused now by the use and definition you provide for "cull". What you describe is not cull. Culls are coins that are essentially holed, slick, dinged seven ways to Sunday, and any other problem you can come up with. I can name many more.

    True "interesting, uncirculated, or almost uncirculated" (<<----- those are your words quoted above) coins are not culls. They are as you described them "interesting, uncirculated, or almost uncirculated".

    As other have said, the mylar 2x2s are what I would use for the good stuff. For the culls, stacking in tubes, bags, jars, cups, barrels, any other storage facility is fine.

    I hope this helps.

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    JBKJBK Posts: 14,760 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm assuming he was using "cull" to mean desirable coins he has culled out of rolls.

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    FrazFraz Posts: 1,850 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 25, 2022 8:03AM

    Thank you, I’m clear on materials to avoid.
    Interesting point about the self-sealing flips.
    I clean cardboard flips from now on @JBK . Good recommendation.

    Edit:typo

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Cardboard/mylar 2x2's for me.... Special coins get an airtite.... Really special coins get slabbed. Cheers, RickO

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