Wooden numismatic items require special storage: Preserving Collectibles

Production composition highly acidic by nature
By , Special to Coin World
Published : 06/13/15
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A wooden nickel stored in a plasticized PVC flip runs the risk of having some of the ink dissolved and transferred to the surface of the flip.

Polyester (e.g., Mylar) flips are recommended as enclosures.  These can, in turn, be stored in archival quality 35-millimeter slide sheets made from either polyethylene or polypropylene.

The slide sheets can be then placed in a three-ring binder or an archival quality box. If your collection is not handled often and you do not wish to incur the cost of flips, the nickels can be put directly into the slide sheets.

All wood is inherently acidic. As such, I recommend storing your wooden nickel collection away from acid-sensitive items such as coins and paper money.

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Even though they are still categorized under "coins" but they should nevertheless require a different storage area due to their material type. This is not only due to the acidic content in other coin types but also because wood needs to be kept away from moisture and humidity so as to get preserved for a longer period of time.