Greco-Bactrian rulers and their coins
The history of the dynasty of the Greco-Bactrian empire, as recorded on the coins, of a powerful state that was located in the upper regions of the river, now known…

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Without coins
Starting from the 12th century, and then almost for almost three hundred years, there was a period without the use of coins in the territory of Ancient Russia. The whole…

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Without coins
Starting from the 12th century, and then almost for almost three hundred years, there was a period without the use of coins in the territory of Ancient Russia. The whole…

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Numismatic collection storage

The first problem that a numismatist faces when storing her collection is protection against thieves, because, as a rule, the collection itself is more valuable than each of its individual exhibits. It is not always safe to keep it at home, however, many people do just that, installing hidden and heavy safes. It is much easier to insure the collection against theft and deposit it in a specialized service for the storage of valuable things, which are currently very diverse.

The second question that concerns the coin collector is how to store it: in what conditions. It can simply be put in a box, and some give birth to special album archives in order to find the necessary instance later. In general, the storage of coins must be made in certain conditions. Each coin must be isolated from the other, otherwise there will be exposure to metals and the coins will begin to turn cloudy. And detergents and restoratives are used only specialized, otherwise you risk damaging the coin, even if it is barely discernible.

For storage, it is better to choose a cardboard album with transparent windows, do not use any clips and clamps, otherwise over time some of your exhibits will be damaged. Many coin collectors learn about the rules of storage very late and lose the precious form of their collections. At exhibitions numismatists can always find the most recent and interesting ways of storage. Some keep coins in hermetic suitcases and do not open them unnecessarily, thus excluding the ingress of air, which provokes further oxidation of metals.

Consider what other professional coin collectors still use. Tubes are made of plastic, clean and opaque, since they are inert and do not bear harm to the collection, they are being used more and more often. It is necessary to carefully dip the coins into the tube, as the alternate immersion can damage adjacent specimens. It is better to make a stack of coins and then immerse the whole batch together.

For storage, there are also holders. Usually they sell coins directly from the mint, but it is also possible to buy them separately. Holders are elite items for storing collections. The best models are impermeable to neither air nor water. Also, the famous mints put coins in soft plastic, but this option is not intended for long storage.

Coins must also be protected from high temperatures and humidity. As much as possible isolate the collection from external influences. The environment can have a very rapid and destructive effect on your specimens. For protection, often together with coins they put several sachets of silica gel, this method is a good solution for protection against moisture.

Sometimes it is sometimes difficult for a beginner to numismatist to immediately buy reliable items for storage of their collections. In this case, it is better to resort to specialized services that offer safe storage without climatic influences for a reasonable fee. After all, such a service is aimed not only at coins, it is possible to store any art objects or historically there.

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