Pare Down & Transfer Coins?
My sister & I just inherited a sizable amateur coin, bill & stamp collection.
hundreds of pennies (wheat, steel, most pre 1940s) & at least one Liberty Head large cent. Many nickels (including Buffalo) & one Liberty Head V nickel. Many dimes Many quarters, including a few complete 50-states, & older Franklin. Some 1930s & 40s half dollars, & many Kennedy. At least 6 Sacagawea dollars Eisenhower & other silver dollars dating back to the late 1800s. Some labelled "Special?" Some labelled "Foreign."
Most coins are in zip lock plastic bags where they can slide around & potentially damage each other.
I'm only in town for 5 more days.
Is there a quick way with inexpensive materials that I can transfer the coins to better protect them in the short term – like for a year or so?
I'm considering getting some acid-free archival paper from an art supply store to wrap the coins in. Do you think that would work?
Also, is there a quick way to pare down the number of coins which may never be of any more than their face value? How do I choose which coins to remove from the collection?
I would greatly appreciate any quick timely advice you can provide.
Thank you very much.