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Why do people put tape on coins?

PTVETTERPTVETTER Posts: 5,836 ✭✭✭✭✭

These dollars came from a Whitman folder!

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  • WalkerfanWalkerfan Posts: 8,664 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It’s to keep them in the holder. I don’t mind the toning pattern, just as long as there is no adhesive residue left on there.

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  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,008 ✭✭✭✭✭

    you see it time to time. nothing you can do with it, fwiw

  • FrazFraz Posts: 1,189 ✭✭✭✭✭

    My mother-in-law uses Elmer’s in her state quarter folders.

  • lkeneficlkenefic Posts: 7,476 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Walkerguy21D said:
    Because they were probably falling out of their holes in the folder.

    This is exactly why I put Scotch Tape on the Morgan Dollars I had as a kid... they kept falling out of the Whitman folder I had them in!

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  • erscoloerscolo Posts: 353 ✭✭✭✭

    They had yet to get notification that their village was looking for them,

  • rte592rte592 Posts: 1,286 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @erscolo said:
    They had yet to get notification that their village was looking for them,

    To be fair, It did solve the problem...Yes. :D
    Who's the village now?

  • PTVETTERPTVETTER Posts: 5,836 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I do not believe that dipping would really help them.
    Some of the toning on the reverse is nice, but most don't look for toning on the reverse.

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  • ernie11ernie11 Posts: 1,878 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Probably because:
    1) the coins kept falling out of my Whitman folder, and
    2) I was 10 years old and didn't know any better.

  • Cougar1978Cougar1978 Posts: 7,204 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 12, 2023 11:40AM

    Oh no. My gosh were they BU! Just dip them make lemonade outta lemons. Bought something similar from my table at show -circ $ - the seller had stored in hot garage for years. Looked like been on Venus. One a VF 34-S dollar! Ca Ching. It slabbed out VF 30. Did that lemonade taste good. Had to really work them w q tip soaked in dip - tap tap tap to avoid scratching.

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  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 4,848 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Here's proof of what a folder looks like after 40 years of tape. Buy the coin, not the tape! 😂 🤣

  • LazybonesLazybones Posts: 1,330 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Because it's less messy than epoxy.

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  • TwoSides2aCoinTwoSides2aCoin Posts: 43,566 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Pre cac days

  • UncleDanoUncleDano Posts: 85 ✭✭

    Because bubble gum is too messy.

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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    A common solution for new/inexperienced collectors. Have seen many albums with taped coins when I used to go to coin shows. Cheers, RickO

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