South African Mint collectible coins

6.2.Care and preservation of collector coins

The care and preservation of collectible coins is an important aspect for every coin collector. It is important to protect the coins from various harmful influences such as moisture, dirt, fingerprints and chemical reactions in order to preserve their value and aesthetics.

  1. Storage : Store your coins in special coin capsules, coin bags or coin albums. These protect the coins from dust, dirt and scratches. Make sure storage materials are made of acid-free and plasticizer-free materials to avoid chemical reactions.
  2. Handling : If you must handle your coins, wear clean cotton gloves to avoid fingerprints and skin oils. Always hold the coins by the edges and never by the sides.
  3. Cleaning : Avoid cleaning your coins. Cleaning can cause scratches and signs of wear, which can reduce the value of the coin. If you still think cleaning is necessary, contact a professional.
  4. Climate Control : Store your coins in a room with constant temperature and low humidity. Extreme temperature fluctuations and high humidity can lead to corrosion and oxidation.
  5. Documentation : Keep detailed documentation of your coin collection. Record information such as origin, date of purchase, condition and value. This helps you keep track of your collection and is helpful for insurance or sales.

By following these tips, you will help preserve the condition and value of your collectible coins and enjoy your collection for years to come.

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