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I haven't bought a big case for my coins and I think it's the right time to buy one . I would like something like this THIS PHOTO IS NOT MINE . POST YOURS !!!

 

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19 minutes ago, Brennos said:

I think the box you've posted is a DIY.

I personally  Like the Abafil products.

Here is one of my tray :

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This is perfect . From where did you buy it ?

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6 hours ago, Brennos said:

I think the box you've posted is a DIY.

I personally  Like the Abafil products.

Here is one of my tray :

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Absolutely fantastic display of Greeks! Very well done in terms of material quality and display!!👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻💯💯👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

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16 minutes ago, Kosmas said:

This one has 7 cases for 115€ . Good or Bad option ?

You can't say that as a general rule. 

If someone collects medals with a diameter of 80mm - the compartments are too small. If you collect antique small silver pieces with a diameter of around 10mm, they are much too big and space is wasted. A general judgement is therefore not possible.

Then the next question. How well is the case made? Why does it have to be a case with a handle? Do you want to move the collection all the time? And above all, what is the surface of the compartments like? Is the material acid-free? 


Have a look at companies like "Leuchtturm" or "Safe" - on their website you will find so many different systems for storing coins. It's best to get an overview first. It seems to me that you just picked the best system on Amazon...

https://www.leuchtturm.de/muenzen-sammeln/?ref=AdWords&gclid=Cj0KCQjworiXBhDJARIsAMuzAuzKW5TCea5g4EEuYd_EHqVkyjdfz8ra71EDUdc4dzwuYTs7K4ghx4gaAn7uEALw_wcB 

https://www.safe-album.de 

 

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10 minutes ago, Prieure de Sion said:

And? 😉 It does not mean that it fits your collection or that it is good for your needs. We don't know.

Yes I understand but is it acid free ?

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30 minutes ago, Prieure de Sion said:

Counter question. What does the manufacturer's page say?

They don't say but It's suggested from a lot of members of CT . I will try to find it 

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2 hours ago, CPK said:

I don't know what Abafil says about it but I would assume that it is safe for coins.

I have done some research now and i think the best option is saflip . 

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6 hours ago, Kosmas said:

This one has 7 cases for 115€ . Good or Bad option ?

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@Kosmas The trays in your post above, seem to be the cheaper, felt trays. Abafil sells both felt trays and velvet trays. The velvet trays, for example the tray that @Brennos posted in his first post in this thread, are more expensive. I use the Abafil velvet trays, because I have read from various persons, that the velvet trays have low friction and therefore won't damage ancient coins. I don't know anything about the Abafil felt trays.

Here's a previous Nvmis Forvms thread, where I discuss my Abafil trays and cases, including the Abafil deep trays. I also discuss my "black cabinet", which is a Lighthouse case.

 And here is a Coin Talk thread, where I refer to the posts of other persons, in which they say, that the Abafil velvet trays won't damage ancient coins.

https://www.cointalk.com/threads/album-or-cabinet.389816/#post-8074236 

EDIT : And this thread, which has more references, to threads in which persons discuss coin trays and friction, and that the Abafil velvet trays have low friction and therefore don't seem to damage ancient coins..

 

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13 minutes ago, sand said:

@Kosmas The trays in your post above, seem to be the cheaper, felt trays. Abafil sells both felt trays and velvet trays. The velvet trays, for example the tray that @Brennos posted in his first post in this thread, are more expensive. I use the Abafil velvet trays, because I have read from various persons, that the velvet trays have low friction and therefore won't damage ancient coins. I don't know anything about the Abafil felt trays.

Here's a previous Nvmis Forvms thread, where I discuss my Abafil trays and cases, including the Abafil deep trays.

 And here is a Coin Talk thread, where I refer to the threads of other persons, in which they say, that the Abafil velvet trays won't damage ancient coins.

https://www.cointalk.com/threads/album-or-cabinet.389816/#post-8074236 

2 hours ago, CPK said:

 

Thank you . But I think that Saflips are the best option because they don't change the patina . Right ? What do you think ? 

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27 minutes ago, Kosmas said:

Thank you . But I think that Saflips are the best option . What do you think ? 

I like Saflips for temporary storage of coins, because Saflips supposedly don't contain PVC (poly vinyl chloride). 

However, I wonder, if Saflips, or any plastic flips, are truly safe, for long term storage of coins. I have read, in ancient coin forums, of some persons questioning this. However, I'm not an expert on that subject.  I don't know the answer.

Personal preference is a factor. I like to be able to easily look at my coins, without plastic getting in the way, and without having to remove a coin from a flip. I like to be able to easily hold a bare coin in my hand. Also, I like the appearance of the Abafil velvet trays.

On the other hand, many persons on the ancient coin forums, like the convenience of Saflips, with Saflips in albums, which have slots for the Saflips, and they like that the Saflips in albums seem to occupy less space than cases and trays. And, the Saflips in albums seem to be less expensive than cases and trays, but perhaps that depends on the brands of the cases and trays. 

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27 minutes ago, Kosmas said:

I have done some research now and i think the best option is saflip . 

Hard to go wrong with a good coin flip. That's what I've been using now for the past several months.

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12 minutes ago, sand said:

I like Saflips for temporary storage of coins, because Saflips supposedly don't contain PVC (poly vinyl chloride). 

However, I wonder, if Saflips, or any plastic flips, are truly safe, for long term storage of coins. I have read, in ancient coin forums, of some persons questioning this. However, I'm not an expert on that subject.  I don't know the answer.

Personal preference is a factor. I like to be able to easily look at my coins, without plastic getting in the way, and without having to remove a coin from a flip. I like to be able to easily hold a bare coin in my hand. Also, I like the appearance of the Abafil velvet trays.

On the other hand, many persons on the ancient coin forums, like the convenience of Saflips, with Saflips in albums, which have slots for the Saflips, and they like that the Saflips in albums seem to occupy less space than cases and trays. And the Saflips in albums seem to be less expensive than Abafil velvet cases and trays, but perhaps that depends on the brands of the cases and trays. 

10 minutes ago, CPK said:

Hard to go wrong with a good coin flip. That's what I've been using now for the past several months.

I think that MYLAR Saflips is perfect for long time conservation . Because it doesn't produce any oil or anything else . And I also read in CT that abafil cases change the patina . I don't know if it's true . 

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8 minutes ago, Kosmas said:

I think that MYLAR Saflips is perfect for long time conservation . Because it doesn't produce any oil or anything else . And I also read in CT that abafil cases change the patina . I don't know if it's true . 

I have also read, that coins in Abafil velvet trays will tone and patinate. However, any coin will tone and patinate, in any type of storage, unless the storage is completely air tight. I don't know, if toning and patination happens more rapidly, for Abafil velvet trays and cases, versus Saflips. 

Myself, I like toning and patina on ancient coins. Therefore, I don't worry about it.

By the way, here is a thread, which I meant to include in my above post, which has more references, to threads in which persons discuss coin trays and friction, and that the Abafil velvet trays have low friction and therefore don't seem to damage ancient coins.

 

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6 minutes ago, sand said:

I have also read, that coins in Abafil velvet trays will tone and patinate. However, any coin will tone and patinate, in any type of storage, unless the storage is completely air tight. I don't know, if toning and patination happens more rapidly, for Abafil velvet trays and cases, versus Saflips. 

Myself, I like toning and patina on ancient coins. Therefore, I don't worry about it.

By the way, here is a thread, which I meant to include in my above post, which has more references, to threads in which persons discuss coin trays and friction, and that the Abafil velvet trays have low friction and therefore don't seem to damage ancient coins.

 

Thanks for the help ! Do you think that saflips is a good idea for a long time conservation ? And also can mylar sapflips can be put in vinyl pocket coin pages or abafil cases ?

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5 minutes ago, Kosmas said:

Thanks for the help ! Do you think that saflips is a good idea for a long time conservation ? And also can mylar sapflips can be put in vinyl pocket coin pages or abafil cases ?

I don't know, if Saflips are a good idea for long term conservation. Maybe they are. Maybe they aren't. I'm not an expert, on the subject.

I've seen many persons put Saflips in some sort of pocket coin pages. Is it good for the coins? I don't know. I'm not an expert, on the subject.

I've seen persons put Saflips in Abafil trays and cases. Is it good for the coins? I don't know. I'm not an expert, on the subject.

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