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Dansco or Whitman albums, is one better than the other?

Is one better or is it personal preference? Or Intercept shield?

thanks,
Matt
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  • DHeathDHeath Posts: 8,472 ✭✭✭
    Matt,

    I think the quality of the dansco's is better, but I like the Intercept Shield albums in spite of the inferior glue simply because of the properties of the materials. One helpful suggestion though, lay the page flat that you are pressing a coin into so that the page is well supported and you'll have less trouble with the lamination seperating.
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    matt
    "the world is full of kings and queens, they blind your eyes and steal your dreams, it's Heaven and Hell"
  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,805 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'd say personal preference but I do have both.

    Lincoln Cent: Whitman
    V Nickels: Whitman
    Jefferson Nickels: Dansco
    Merc Dimes: Dansco
    Roosevelt Dimes: Dansco
    Washington Quarters: Dansco
    Walkers: Whitman
    Franklin's: Whitman
    Kennedy's: Whitman
    7070: Dansco

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🤣 )

  • dbldie55dbldie55 Posts: 7,719 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Dansco

    Collector and Researcher of Liberty Head Nickels. ANA LM-6053
  • braddickbraddick Posts: 23,105 ✭✭✭✭✭

    There is nothing like the heft of a Dansco 7070 when it is completed.

    peacockcoins

  • coastaljerseyguycoastaljerseyguy Posts: 1,243 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Personal preference, I'd also include the old LOC albums up there for collecting. I like their compactness/smaller size & approx mintage below the dates.

  • The_Dinosaur_ManThe_Dinosaur_Man Posts: 836 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Dansco has the best quality of the albums currently being produced (however limited), but the LOC albums are best in terms of longevity. Despite the quality, none of the manufacturers past or present offer enough diversity among their selections and even the millimeter pages still limit the collector pursuing their own style of collecting.

    Custom album maker and numismatic photographer, see my portfolio here: (http://www.donahuenumismatics.com/).

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