Caring for your Silver Coin Collection.
Caring for silver coin collection should not be very difficult for
anyone who is really into it. Of course, when you truly care for
something, you donít mind going to great lengths just to make sure it is
safe and well taken care of, right? Well then, caring for your precious
silver coin collection would surely come as a breeze.
To preserve your precious silver coins, store them in Intercept Shield
boxes and holders. This plastic case will protect your coins from
scratches and any substance that may compromise the value of your coins.
If you have no shield holders yet, you must follow the following
guidelines to protect your coins.
The most basic thing Ė Cleanliness and orderliness. Always keep your
hobby area neat and tidy. Donít talk or eat on the same table where you
put your coins. Saliva and food oils or residue can lead to carbon
spots, corrosions, and discolorations.
Unless necessary, avoid touching your coins. But if you really have to,
make sure that you have washed your hands clean and have dried it off
thoroughly. Be sure thereís no sticky gum, or oily peanut butter, that
you could transfer to the coin you will hold. And though you donít have
any of these in your hands, you must still wash them right before
handling your coin to wash off natural oil or sweat.
This will also ensure that there are no bacteria on your hand when
you handle your coin. The human hand is the most effective conduit of
bacteria. It carries and transfers bacteria all the time without us
realizing it. And these bacteria and oil can ruin your coins with
discoloration, or corrosion. This will downgrade your coinís value. So,
if it can be helped, avoid touching your coins altogether.
Even better is to wear deluxe cotton gloves after you washed your
Any store that sells coin boxes does also sell these gloves, so order
Now, if you really have to handle your coin, you must always hold it by
the edge. Never ever hold it by pressing on both the reverse and obverse
sides. Sometimes fingerprints can leave a permanent impression on the
coin and thereby, devaluating your coins. Now, during examination of
coins you have recently acquired, put a felt paper on the table where
you will lay your coins down.
The felt paper will protect your coins from scratches, especially if you
accidentally drop them on the table. Even if your coins are sonically
sealed, these plastic holders can still crack open. A single dent or
scratch can mark the difference between $1,000.00 and $10,000.00. Now we
donít want that for our coins, do we?