Age Range: 8 and up
Hardcover: 3 pages
Publisher: Whitman; Official Whitman Coin Folder edition (January 1994)
Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 6 x 8 inches
Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (83 customer reviews)
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The collector's book has holes the size of the coins cut out, with labels under every hole with the specific year, mint, and sometimes other information about the coin for the hole. I have found it very hard to keep a collection of circulating coins without whitman portfolios.I took off a star because of two flaws in its design. Most importantly, the backing is very thin, and clearly shows every coin you've pressed into the other side. Also, the coins stay in place by pressing the surrounding posterboard outwards. That means that the force used to put the coin into the book is far more than the force holding it in, and it cane sometimes be a struggle to get a coin to fit.
I've been using these coin books for most of my life. In that time, they have hardly changed at all. The coins are hard to push into the holes, but it's supposed to be this way. Put the book on a clean hard surface, like a table or counter top, and PUSH hard. I use a lighter to push them in once I've got them in as far as they'll go with my hand. They are designed this way to keep them from falling out. The backside of the slot is only covered by a thin piece of paper that makes up the book's cover. This isn't an issue if you put the coins in correctly. If you do it incorrectly, you run the risk of pushing through the paper backing of the slot. I've used these books for years, and have had dozens of them, and never had a problem.One thing to keep in mind: once the coin is in, you should leave it there. If you put in a coin, and take it out, it won't hold another coin nearly as well. If you get one that might not be a permanent, and think you'll replace it down the road, don't put it in just yet. Other than that, these books are a great value. My family loves them, and it really does give us all something to do as a pastime.
As always, I'm quite satisfied with this Whitman Coin Folder. For the price, you can be assured you're getting a good product for your money. These folders are great for beginning coin collectors and children; I fondly remember the folders my father gave me as a child, and I continue to use them to this day. An excellent, and somewhat educational gift for children!
This coin holder has holes for one coin per year. Under each hole is a label with the year, mint, and sometimes other information about the coin. The coins go in easily with a press of the thumb. The material is a little thin but will be fine if you put the coins in and leave them there. If you take them in and out the material may expand not fitting or holding the coin anymore. So I get it four stars because of the material. All in all its a nice holder.
I got this as a gift for an 8 year old boy and it was a real hit. I gave him this and a couple of rolls of coins and he was entertained for HOURS. I got to spend some time with him explaining the mint marks and why there are differences between the years. He ate it up and now has his own little collection. If giving this as a gift, I would recommend giving a magnifying glass too to make it easier to see the dates on the coins.
I bought the entire collection of these folders that is available at the moment. They all arrived within a day of each other, as expected. New users may think they seem small but they are a very compact and inexpensive way to keep your coins organized. A great tool for the beginner or the experienced coin collector. Be sure to lay the binder on a flat, hard surface like a desk or kitchen counter when entering your coins and you should have no problems.
Well put together and at a decent price. This is what I used and my grandfather used when he was a kid. Whitman has been around for a long time and they do a good job. The reason I only 4 stared was because after a couple of times of removing a coin it doesn't keep it tight. Great product.
I have purchased all of the Whitman coin books and the Nickel books are all very tight. Had to hammer the coins in a bit to get them to stay and lay flat. Didn't have this problem with the other denominations, but all 3 nickel year books had this issue. Other than this, still a great book.Also, gives you the alternative backings for some of the years as needed.
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