Essential Tips for Caring for Your Coin Collection

Starting a coin collection can be a fun and valuable hobby. The coin dealers here at Coins of the Realm can help you find the perfect pieces to add to any collection. Following the right tips will allow you to keep your coin collection in great shape for years to come. These tips can help you maintain your collection:  

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Learn How to Properly Handle Coins

It is important to know how to handle your coins to avoid damaging them when they are out in the open and exposed to a variety of elements. Thoroughly wash and dry your hands or use hand sanitizer before handling any coins. This will help you keep your skin’s natural oils away from your collection. It is also a good idea to touch your coins by the edges only to prevent any oil, dirt, or smudges from affecting the coin’s surface.

Give Each Coin its Own Space

One of the most enjoyable parts of collecting coins is being able to show them off. Make sure your collection is easy to show off by using the right type of storage. You can find a variety of coin collection options, including books, plaques, and cases. These accessories let you display your collection while keeping it safe. Look for items that will provide a specific space for each coin in your collection to keep them safe and separated.

Be Careful When Cleaning

The best way to keep your coins clean is to place them in a secure container as quickly as possible. This will protect the coins from oils, dirt, and other various elements. The right storage choice can keep your coins clean, which is important because cleaning coins is not recommended. Many products can damage coins but you can talk to a coin dealer about different cleaning techniques.

Start building your collection by visiting Coins of the Realm today. Our Gaithersburg shop specializes in valuable coins, gold, and much more. Contact us at (301) 637-6220 for more information. 

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