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How To Handle Coins

It is critical to know how to handle a coin as any slightest posibility of having wear or substances that may lead to spot or color changes will reduce the coin price value.

Normally, the coins should always be protected in the coin holder. Hence, think very carefully as to the need(s) to remove any of your coin.

If yes, remember the following basic but pertinent points:

  • NEVER touch an uncirculated or Proof coin anywhere but the EDGE. Fingerprints alone may reduce the coin’s grade and consequently its value. Always have the habits to pick up any collectible coins by their edges regardless of grade otherwise your friends or coin collectors will curse you!
  • AVOID holding numismatic items in front of your mouth as any particles of moisture may cause spots
  • When PLACING a coin down outside of a holder, place it on a clean, soft surface. For expensive coin perhaps on a velvet cloth otherwise on a clean soft cloth or clean piece of blank paper.

If you are handling VERY VALUABLE or uncirculated or higher grade circulated coins, experts advocate wearing clean white cloth or surgical gloves and a mask

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