The Best Ways of Storing Collectible Coins

Coins collecting
Coins collecting


Located near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, which is home to the Pennsylvania State Capitol, American Mint produces commemorative coins that mark important occasions such as the inauguration of new presidents. Focused on providing quality coins and memorabilia, American Mint has been offering services to collectors since 1998.

Storage is a key concern for collectors, many of whom want to ensure their coins remain free from damage for as long as they keep them. The most common coin storage method involves use of the coin flip. Coin flips are widely available. It is important to be aware of the materials used in their production. One should avoid PVC and vinyl and use flips made of Mylar or polyester instead. Every flip has a pair of pockets, with the first one holding the coin and the second one handy for storing information about the coin.

Coin flips work well enough for most coins. However, the most valuable coins in a collection should be housed in a hard holder made of plastic. This offers additional protection from scratches and other forms of damage.