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Old 08-23-2013, 12:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Newby question for you folks. I'm a seasoned card collector who has been bitten by the silver bug! I just made my first purches of some dollar eagle coins from scottsdale silver.


Here's my question: Is it ok to store them in the tiny ziplock bags they were shipped in, or should they be in airtight cases? Sorry in advance if this question has been asked before.

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well for me personally, I store my generic rounds in 2x2 slips and then put them in a box. All of my eagles are in airtites. I also have a handful of graded coins and those are stored in an NGC graded coin box. Later on I can post a few pics of how I have my stuff stored to give you an idea
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well for me personally, I store my generic rounds in 2x2 slips and then put them in a box. All of my eagles are in airtites. I also have a handful of graded coins and those are stored in an NGC graded coin box. Later on I can post a few pics of how I have my stuff stored to give you an idea
thanks for the reply, much appreciated....If I don't put them in airtites will they start to lose their luster or become discolored?
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thanks for the reply, much appreciated....If I don't put them in airtites will they start to lose their luster or become discolored?
yes they will but it will take a fair amount of time for that to start happening.
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If you want the easiest storage, I prefer the plastic tubes that are stackable. Even the original mint tubes are nice but, unless you buy them that way, they typically are in the $3 each range which is too much. Pick up the white plastic square ones for less than $1 each in most instances. Just keep a few in air tite holders if you like to look at them every now and then. Otherwise, they just end up taking up too much space eventually.
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Yeah I keep mine in the green us mint tubes (20 per tube) and then keep them inside the green monster boxes (holds 25 tubes)
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You definitely don't want to store them in the ziplock bags. Coin tubes, airtites, 2x2, flips. They will all work for your AE. Search ebay there are numerous options for storage.
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1. Coins go into air tites.
2. Air tites go into this red containder
3. My dream is to fill that up with Silver Chinese Panda.

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another newby question: Why are the Chinese pandas so coveted? rarity? Is the quality better? What years are the best years?
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another newby question: Why are the Chinese pandas so coveted? rarity? Is the quality better? What years are the best years?
The Chinese teach their children to save money. Since paper currency is not money, they love precious metals. In turn, that demand is spread over to the annual panda coins, creating a hugely popular gov't issued bullion coin.

The earlier years are the ones that are gaining value all the time. I do not know right off hand where the cut off is, but somewhere around 2010. Before that, there are years where the production was miniscule in comparison to what is purchased today.

As for the quality, it's not any better than most but, I think, they're desirable because they consistently come up with fantastic designs year after year. I pick up a few each year due to how great they look.

Beware on these, though. I'd only buy from known dealers. It's one of the most counterfeited coins out there.
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1. Coins go into air tites.
2. Air tites go into this red containder
3. My dream is to fill that up with Silver Chinese Panda.

If you are still buying I may have a few for sale.
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Heck yea I am..I'm always buying.
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1. Coins go into air tites.
2. Air tites go into this red containder
3. My dream is to fill that up with Silver Chinese Panda.

What is this called? This is something I would be interested in. Thanks!
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Nevermind I found them
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The Chinese teach their children to save money. Since paper currency is not money, they love precious metals. In turn, that demand is spread over to the annual panda coins, creating a hugely popular gov't issued bullion coin.

The earlier years are the ones that are gaining value all the time. I do not know right off hand where the cut off is, but somewhere around 2010. Before that, there are years where the production was miniscule in comparison to what is purchased today.

As for the quality, it's not any better than most but, I think, they're desirable because they consistently come up with fantastic designs year after year. I pick up a few each year due to how great they look.

Beware on these, though. I'd only buy from known dealers. It's one of the most counterfeited coins out there.
Great info..thanks! I just bought the red coin book "the bible" according to my local coin shop. I was up until 3am reading it!
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I would put Silver Eagles in airtites. They tend to tone and when they do they tone in a very unpredictable pattern. So unless you like toned Eagles I would put them in airtites, then if you want to you can put them in those airtite tubes.
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just bought a bunch of airtites on ebay.
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1. Coins go into air tites.
2. Air tites go into this red containder
3. My dream is to fill that up with Silver Chinese Panda.

I just received 3 of these today and LOVE them ... Except ... They are airtight! LOL I cant get the tops to go all the way down hahaha
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Are you pressing the two ends together? They do go all the way down
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Are you pressing the two ends together? They do go all the way down
Yeah I got it. Just had to be a little smarter than the tube lol I pushed the sides in and let the air out haha

I am ready to order 10 more but must refrain for if I buy more storage tubes then that means I must buy more silver to fill them lol
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do you guys use the direct fit, or the black ring airtites??? I am hearing some issues with the foam on the rings against the coins... thinking of going exclusively direct fit myself... what are you storing the airtite tubes in???
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great question. I bought the airtites with the black foam ring. Does this eventually stick to the edges of the coin?
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great question. I bought the airtites with the black foam ring. Does this eventually stick to the edges of the coin?
I have read different views on this issue, and one guy even put the black rings under a microscope, and found some nasty dust, etc, one other guy was saying he thinks they turned his coin edges... I decided to go with the direct fit anyway after all, I would like to see the edges of my coins, and being I am buying only new coins, I won't have fitting issues, so I really don't need the ring anyway... I decided not to take any chances...
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great question. I bought the airtites with the black foam ring. Does this eventually stick to the edges of the coin?
Never had any of my coins stick to the foam. I have had coins in them since they first came out. You could put anything under 100x magnification and find something. It really is a preference i have both direct and rings so to me its either or.
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Remember 44mm is for the 1oz American Silver Eagle and 1 oz Chinese Panda
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