Coin Collecting Supplies for Big Coin Collections


Coin Collecting Supplies for Big Coin Logo with Ilya Zlobin's portrait

I writing this article as an ancient coin expert,
dealer and enthusiast of many years. Having identified over 36,000 ancient coins
and sold many on eBay, I have some simple techniques that make coin collecting
fun and organized. This is geared for those that
want to manage their small to large coin collection with effectiveness and
professionalism. I cover topics such as where to buy, how to keep records and
how to organize and display your coin collection.

Shop with Reputable Coin DealersCertificate of Authenticity for Ancient Coins by Ilya Zlobin

Shop with a reputable ancient Greek and Roman coin dealer.
It is best if he/she has a great track record and provide a guarantee of authenticity. Also a
beautiful certificate is also an added bonus. A reputable seller would be happy
to give a refund or exchange should professional coin grading companies or
people such as David R. Sear or
NGC find a coin is other than described.

Keep Records

When you buy coins, get the certificates of authenticity keep
them in a standard vinyl binder in sheet protectors which you can get an any
place they sell office supplies. You can also print out a
receipt of the PayPal payment you sent and possibly the contact details of the
seller you bought from. I have had personal experience when I purchased a coin
from another dealer and since I did not keep the receipt at the time, it left a
sour taste in both of our mouths when I had to return the coin, I knowing that I
bought it from them and having no proof. So this would facilitate an easy return
and refund as you kept a record of the item. This way you can buy from many
different dealers, and also remember how much the item cost, should you want to
sell it in the future, plus you have the description right there, should you
want to place it on eBay or another venue. Another helpful technique is to write
a little item number of the coin and write it on the little slip of paper that
coin in the coin flip and having a list where you write the number where you
kept it. Think also about this, a lot of collectors don’t keep records and if
they pass on and nobody in the family ever got involved with the coins, nobody
knows how much they paid, so they may not got the price the original collector
paid. Something worthwhile to think about. Keeping score is very important.

Keep Your Coin Collection Organized

I recommend keeping your coins in boxes that are of standard
size a 2X2 inch standard. The coins themselves I recommend in non-plasticized
coin flips, I recommend getting the package with the little papers so that if
anything you can write info on those, such as how much you paid or corresponding
to your record keeping system. If you want to display your coins, you can put
them on a tray and enjoy their beauty. So below are the coin flips, trays and
boxes I use everyday for storage and display of my coins:

These double pocket coin flips are available in 1 1/2, 2 x 2 and 2 1/2 inch
sizes, some include paper inserts.

Non-Plasticized flips are slightly more rigid than regular vinyl flips. They
are considered safe for long term storage of your coins.

Organize and display your coins with our felt coin display trays, designed
to be used with our Aluminum coin display case (above) or as a stand alone
item. Measures 16 1/8″ x 10½”

Our display
trays are available for storing cardboard coin holders in 1½” x 1½” and 2″ x
2″ sizes and for slab coin holders in either a horizontal or vertical
arrangement; or a full flat tray to use any way you like!

A plastic coin storage box for 2×2 cardboard or plastic coin holders.


  • Triple Compartment Design

  • Blue
  • Made with durable plastic
  • Measures 2¼” x 9¼”

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