Whether you are new to coin collecting, you have only been dabbling in this hobby on the side or you have recently inherited someone else’s chaotic collection, now is the time to clean up your act. Many people simply store their coins loosely in a plastic bag or a box. This may be placed on a closet shelf, in the garage or in another out-of-the-way area. Your coin collection is a valuable asset, and it likely has historical significance as well. This is something that should be protected as well as displayed, and these tips can help you to do that.
Learn How to Hold Your Coins
Many people assume that coins are highly durable and resistant to damage from general touch because they are metal. However, anyone who has held a coin that is a few decades old is familiar with the amount of wear that coins can show. The value of your coins is directly affected by how well-preserved their fine details are. It is best to avoid handling them as much as possible. When you must hold them, do so by gently grasping the coins by their edges.
Choose Protective Storage Solutions
There are many protective storage cases that are designed to preserve your coins while also protecting them and keeping them organized. Explore the protective storage solutions available. Select the containers that are a good fit for the types and sizes of coins in your collection. Ensure that you properly protect your coins as soon you obtain them going forward. This will help you to maintain the value and to receive great news when you seek coin curation assistance in the future.
Set Up a Beautiful Display Area
Your coin collection should be secured and protected, but it also should be displayed and shared with others. Consider creating a display area in a locked case to show off treasured pieces. If you are concerned about theft or damage, consider placing them in a book or case that is protected by a fireproof safe. You can pull out your collection display as desired to share with others on special occasions.
Insure Your Collection
Because your collection could be worth a small or large fortune, it makes sense to insure it. You will need to work with a curation specialist to determine its value. Remember to update the value estimate periodically so that your collection can always be properly insured.
Your coin collection deserves your time and attention. You can transform your drab collection into a fabulous collection that represents its true value by following these tips.
Brooke Chaplan is a freelance writer and blogger. She lives and works out of her home in Los Lunas, New Mexico. She loves the outdoors and spends most her time hiking, biking, and gardening. For more information, contact Brooke via Facebook at facebook.com/brooke.chaplan or Twitter @BrookeChaplan