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Holders for safe, long-term storage (specifically for colonials)

I'm starting to dip my toes in the paper world, mostly colonials but a few more modern examples, as well. I'm well versed in long-term coin storage (and rarely buy raw coins), but I want to make sure I'm keeping my ungraded notes safe long-term. Any recommendations for what holders/sleeves I should use? I'm not too worried about the sleeves being too pliable since my notes are stored in a stiff container and can't be bent accidentally. To that end, while I don't handle the notes frequently, I've seen some holders that are very difficult to open up, and I'm a bit afraid of damaging a note if it gets caught on the way in/out of the holder.

Bonus points if you can point me to something Wizard sells since I'm already planning an order there in the near future (https://www.wizardcoinsupply.com/products/currency-sleeves/).

Thanks!

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  • Steve_in_TampaSteve_in_Tampa Posts: 1,720 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Super Safe is a good brand. Just be sure the holder or sleeve is made from Mylar.

    https://www.wizardcoinsupply.com/product/safgard-currency-sleeves-fractional.html

  • tomtomtomtomtomtomtomtom Posts: 528 ✭✭✭✭
    edited July 8, 2023 3:45AM
  • sellitstoresellitstore Posts: 2,228 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The problem with holders for colonials is that they are all different sizes. U.S. small and large size will cover most of them but there are some large formats issues from SC and GA (and early issues from other states) that may need a different size, a worldwide note holder perhaps.

    Mylar or similar material are the best. NO PVC (eg. vinyl), as with coins.

    Collector and dealer in obsolete currency. Always buying all obsolete bank notes and scrip.
  • airplanenutairplanenut Posts: 21,756 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @sellitstore said:
    The problem with holders for colonials is that they are all different sizes. U.S. small and large size will cover most of them but there are some large formats issues from SC and GA (and early issues from other states) that may need a different size, a worldwide note holder perhaps.

    Mylar or similar material are the best. NO PVC (eg. vinyl), as with coins.

    Luckily I’ve only got Continentals (and a graded NJ for good measure) so for the time being, sizing should be consistent.

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  • sellitstoresellitstore Posts: 2,228 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I use U.S. large size for dollar denominated Continentals and small size for the fractionals. Not a perfect fit but it works and those are the best standard currency sizes for these notes. Baseball card of postcard holders are another possibility that I haven't explored, but, again, the material that they are made of is the most important consideration.

    Collector and dealer in obsolete currency. Always buying all obsolete bank notes and scrip.
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