Handling of coin collection

Generally coins told many of the world’s history. To preserve the history, coins must be handled properly. The first and foremost rule to preserve the coin is to never touch the faces of the coin. It may be handled by the edges. If the coins are packed in the holders, never remove the coins unless they are absolutely necessary. Some of the handling measures must be considered while doing research with the coins or to photograph it. The handling measure may be minimizing the damage to the coin collections. If the coin is not packed with any holder or album, the main focus is to prevent the damage to the coins.

When the coins drop into the floor, use a soft cloth that avoids the dirty floor. The soft cloth prevents the coin from rolling. The hands must be cleaned before handling the coins. There is no need of gloves. If the hands are clean, then no need to worry about damaging to the coins. For any good reason never touch the surface of the coin with the fingertips. Even though the fingers are clean, any little bit of oil can damage the surface of the coins. The thumb and forefinger can be used to hold the coin securely. Even if the coin is well-circulated in coin holder or album, never touch the surface of the coins. Whenever the loose coins are handled, they should be kept away well from the breath-stream. Special care must be taken in case of proof coins. If the coins are examining, the surface should be very clean, lint-free, dust-free space. The proof coin should not be exposed to the open environment for a long time. The grade point for the proof coins will lose if the surface of coins gets damaged. Handling coins should not need to be a terrifying involvement. It just needs common sense, clean hands and a soft working surface.

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