I am curious of successes and failures of your storing of your coins and collections.I started with the old blue Whitman folders and they were fine as a young lad. I found the coins come loose from them, the paper rips through a d some lesser made versions of the Whitman are too difficult for a young person to put the coin in.I moved my small cents into an older (not remembering the name) brown folder that had sleeves that slid into another plastic sleeve, perhaps 6 in a line. They were tough to get sleeves out but held coins in place nicely. After having them stored for years when I was in the service I came home to some bad issues with condensation having infiltrated the layers of plastic.I currently just use the paper/ cellophane square holders and keep the binder pages in binders.I had issues with staples ruining some of my hard earned Morgans so I stopped stapling my sleeves and just use some clear scotch tape.I have never tried the Dansco folders but they sure look nice.
When I first started collecting Tokens and Medals, I became interested in tokens and medals from World's Fairs and Expositions. As I started my collection I became interested in the 1933-34 Chicago World's Fair, "Century of Progress". One of my favorite pieces that I was able to pickup was the token for the Abraham Lincoln Exhibit. Being a Lincoln history buff and Exonumia buff, I was able to bridge both of my interests with one token. The more tokens that I acquired from the Chicago World's Fair the more curious I became about it. So as my collection grew so did my interest about the Fair, I started searching for articles online, magazine articles and books. As I stated in my previous blog post, not only did I have my collection, I also learned a little history to. If you are interested in history, collecting Tokens and Medals offers the collector a glimpse into the past, which is always cool.