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There’s Nothing Like a Coin Album for Presenting Your Collection

Entry posted by gherrmann44 · - 517 views

With the advent of the NGC and PCGS registries came new and improved ways to catalog, preserve, and display the coins in your collection. This after years of collectors plugging raw coins into albums. Yet, I feel that there was something nostalgic about plugging coins in an album that may have been lost.

PCGS has tried to recapture that nostalgia in their registry with their coin album software. I must say that for a while I was impressed and jealous. Don’t get me wrong, I prefer NGC’s registry and I do not currently maintain a registry with PCGS. However, there was something in me that longed to present my collection in that format, especially my NGC 7070 Basic US Type Set. After all, isn’t this set based on a Dansco coin album anyway!

Still, there has got to be a way to get the best of both worlds and I think that I have found it! A week or two ago I got an email from a coin supply vendor announcing that Dansco would for a limited time make their 7070 album available for purchase. Jumping on the opportunity, I ordered the album with no intention of ever putting a coin in it!

When the album arrived, I photographed the front and backside of all the pages. Next, I loaded them up to Photoshop Elements and started to plug photographs of my coins into the slots. I was in essence creating my very own virtual coin album with the advantage of enlarging the page to more closely inspect the coins. Eventually, I’ll put all the pages together in a power point file or something like that. Yes, the page files are a bit large to post. But for me, I am looking for many hours of enjoyment both plugging coins and enjoying them all together in one frame well into the future!

So far I have page 1 of 5 finished (I’ll order the gold page 6 separately) and I’m posting a scaled down picture of that page with this post. Happy Collecting!
Gary

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Sounds like a lot of work, but from the looks of the first page, well worth it. I hope you can find a way to post the photos of the rest of the set.

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That's a fantastic idea!  And, they really do look like they're in the album!

 

How much did that 7070 album run you nowadays?  I've heard they're upwards of $100 or more...

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2 hours ago, VPhillips said:

That's a fantastic idea!  And, they really do look like they're in the album!

 

How much did that 7070 album run you nowadays?  I've heard they're upwards of $100 or more...

Not at all, since Dansco re-issued the album for a limited time I got it from a supplier for $32.44 with postage!

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Oh wow!

 

I didn't realize Dansco themselves re-issued them... Well bummer, should have sold mine when I had the chance!

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