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Intercept Shield album -- holes too large

I just bought a new IS album (Lincoln cents) to replace the one I've had for about 15 years.

As I started moving coins over I noticed that the holes in the new album were just a bit too large, so that the coins "rattle" around in the holes (sound familiar?).

Although I can see some advantages to that, I'm not espcially keen on it either, and wonder if this is something new they're doing or if I might have received a defective album. (The new album also seems a bit "cheaper" than the old one as well.)

I'm very pleased with the environmental protection provided by the IS albums -- no visible change in any of the coins in 15 years. I understand the new Danscos are slightly more protective than they used to be, especially with the new slipcovers, but am not convinced that they are as protective as IS.

What to do, what to do?

Me at the Springfield coin show:
60 years into this hobby and I'm still working on my Lincoln set!


  • planetsteveplanetsteve Posts: 1,425 ✭✭✭✭

    I had that experience with their Roosevelt albums. The first two were I had were fine -- in fact the holes were so tight on unc coins I daydreamed about using a hydraulic press -- but the third one I got, a few years ago now, is loose like you describe, and the dimes in them start rotating right away.

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