Age Range: 8 and up
Series: Official Whitman Coin Folder
Hardcover: 3 pages
Publisher: Whitman; 26126th edition (August 30, 2005)
Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 5.8 x 7.8 inches
Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (69 customer reviews)
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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.
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 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.
The Roosevelt Dimes folder is well made and easy to use. The markings are clear, and the information easy to read. The holes take some time to learn to slip the dimes into. Placing a heavy towel beneath them seems to facilitate this process. They need to be extra tight to hold the dimes in place. I've purchased folders where the coins fall out easier than the slipped in, this is not the case with these.
Unfortunately, I ended up putting my thumb right through the book when inserting my first few coins. While I've had great results with Whitman products I replaced this one with a Harris-branded folder (also manufactured by Whitman) with a more plasticine cover that is more durable, that comes with a slightly different date range.
Bought for the kids to get excited about collecting something. It worked out well. Every few months after saving all our lose change we make a night of it, after a while, finding a coin we need is a big deal.
Whitman coin folders are a cheap, easy, and educational way to sort your coin collection. They are always of good quality and easily display your coins as well as information about them. I own several Whitman coin folders and I will keep buying more!
Was mostly what I thought it would be. It is good quality, not best. works for what I wanted it for. came on time. didn't know it was both P and D but maybe I just missed the description. Some slots easy to put in, others not.
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