The Gold and Silver Mine – How to store coins properly

December 28, 2013 in Coins, Collecting, Education, Gold, Greek Coins, Numismatica, Numismatics, Silver, Silver Coins

By: Douglas Keefe. December 27th, 2013 (

I’m often asked the best way to store coins. The answer is determined by the condition of the coins to be stored and the purpose of storage.

Storage is meant to protect a coin from damage or deterioration in condition and appearance. Coins thrown together in a container can have their metal react to other coins they come in contact with, or with the composition of the container itself. Also, any dampness in the air that comes in contact with the coin, or even the air itself, can cause oxidation of a coin’s surface, thereby affecting its appearance.

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