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LaBerge

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  1. Thanks for the input, the whole fridge discussion comes from my original query if refrigerating minted 1 oz coins like Maples and Eagles prevents milk spots as claimed by the lady on the phone at JM Bullion. I don't actually know, which is why I am asking the Silver Forum expert hive mind. Milk spots might not have anything to do with storage conditions. Where do milk spots come from and how do I prevent them? I was told having milk spots will decrease the value when I go to sell them.
  2. I don't know if the ground is better than a fridge to prevent milk spots.
  3. Hmm, I just do know enough about how a fridge works to remedy this, assuming a cold, dark, and dry environment is ideal to store government minted 1oz coins. If you seal the coins in airtight containers or bags, then it should be good right?
  4. https://www.amazon.com/Refrigerator-Door-Lock-WITHOUT-PADLOCK/dp/B00HPQKB24?ref_=fsclp_pl_dp_4 This could work on a cheap mini-fridge, not sure how secure it is though.
  5. Greetings, USA silver newbie here. I recently called JM Bullion to ask about sellback prices on ASE's and Canadian Maples. When I inquired with the lady on the phone about what causes milk spots, she explained it was the manner in which they are stored. Specifically, milk spots will more likely occur if the coins are not kept in airtight containers, exposed to sunlight, and hot and humid conditions. When I cheekily responded if I should keep them in my fridge, she actually agreed and admitted many seasoned collectors keep their minted coins in fridges to prevent milk spotting. Can anyone verify the fridge prevention technique? Alternatively, I also read that if the cleaning solution sprayed on blank planchets was not properly washed off at the mint before the annealing process, over time, milk spots will appear down the road years later no matter how you store the coins, like on pre-2018 Maples. I dread the idea of developing milk spots on my coins because both JM Bullion and my LCS quoted me lower sellback prices if any coins are spotted. Thanks.
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