There’s always plenty to do in Baltimore, and now the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo is back in town. At storage units in Baltimore, Maryland coin collectors are checking their inventories to see what items to look for at the auction.
As a hobby, coin collecting has a lot going for
it. Instead of spending money on toys or tools that wear out, collectors spend money on, well, money. A collection’s value can go up over time. You can’t say that about bowling shoes.
Collectible coins can be as mundane as a Wisconsin state quarter with an error on the reverse, or as exotic as the 1800s Australian Holey Dollar. Coins were scarce in the early 1800s, so the government simply punched holes in Spanish silver dollars. The 1913 Liberty nickel is another rare coin. They were supposed to be discontinued in 1912, but somehow five were made. One sold for $3.7 million in 2010. So, what’s in your change jar?
Coin collections need special care. Storing coins in soft plastic containing PVC can turn them into a slimy mess. Heat and moisture can lead to tarnish and spots that ruin a coin’s value. Always keep coins in a cool dry location such as self storage in Baltimore, Maryland. Attics are hot. Basements are damp. The bedroom closet may have better climate control, but it’s the first place a thief will look.
Security should be part of your collection. When looking for a safe way to store your collection, consider using storage units in Baltimore, Maryland. Ask how the facility is secured, and find out if you also need insurance. Make sure the facility has good climate control and your coins are in the proper containers. Make self storage in Baltimore, Maryland part of your collecting strategy, and enjoy the Expo!
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