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I refurbished and put together a Vintage Washington Quarter National Coin Album w/Wayte boards today

Mr_SpudMr_Spud Posts: 3,963 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited April 30, 2023 7:50PM in U.S. Coin Forum

I polished the album binder cover with mildew inhibiting Astonish leather conditioner polish, strengthened the spines with Klucel G (Hydroxypropylcellulose) dissolved in 99% isopropyl alcohol, reglued loose page bindings with archival non-acidic Polyvinyl Alcohol glue, cleaned the acetate slides with eyeglass cleaner and transferred the coins from 2x2s and a couple of very old Whitman folders. So satisfying filling the holes. Only I still haven’t received the brown boot polish I ordered to touch up the spines where the yellow is showing through the brown color and I found I still need 1 quarter I thought I had. All of the things I used to refurbish the album were what I ordered last weekend after researching how the experts refurbish antique books and they all seemed to work quite well.



  • DollarAfterDollarDollarAfterDollar Posts: 3,205 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I guess that's actually a National Coin album, the Raymond's came before these as I recall. I have a few I've bough over the years and have out in the shed. They have some value on their own. Still a cool way to keep your quarter set.

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  • BuffaloIronTailBuffaloIronTail Posts: 7,331 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The quarters look great in the book!

    They're all perfectly balanced wear-wise, and that in itself is extra fun getting them like that.


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  • Mr_SpudMr_Spud Posts: 3,963 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 30, 2023 7:10PM

    @DollarAfterDollar Yes, you’re right. I should correct that. The boards inside are Wayte Raymond though. I actually refurbished 7 binders today, a mix of Wayte Raymond, Meghrig and the Nationals, but the quarter album is the only one I put coins and coin boards in.


  • lkeigwinlkeigwin Posts: 16,878 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Excellent job! A man after my own heart. Attention to detail.


  • braddickbraddick Posts: 22,498 ✭✭✭✭✭

    What the hickey heck happened to the 1953?!


  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 26,999 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Way cool 😎

  • 1630Boston1630Boston Posts: 13,665 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice Job :)

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  • gumby1234gumby1234 Posts: 5,150 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks good. Wonder where the 53 slithered off to?

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  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 4,825 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Outstanding job!! 👍🏻 A perfect and consistent classic look to that album and coins!

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Mr_Spud.... Great work!!! It looks like new... and the coins are really nice as well. Cheers, RickO

  • Mr_SpudMr_Spud Posts: 3,963 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thanks everybody. The 1953 is empty because I thought I had one in a partially filled old Whitman folder. But when I popped it out of the folder I found there was actually a 1953 S in the hole where the 1953 should have been. So I went on eBay last night and found one that is consistent with the look/grade of the rest of the album. I also think I need to get a new 1937 because the one in the album has 2 huge rim hits. Probably will also replace the 1953-D because the one in the album has too many dark spots all over Washington and doesn’t match the others.


  • zippcityzippcity Posts: 870 ✭✭✭✭

    Very nice work on the albums and boards and nice consistent look on the coins.

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