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will 999 silver always tarnish if not in a capsule?


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I have some roughly 20mm coins and I ordered some 20mm capsules and they only just do not fit, meaning I have lost out on a bit of cash :S thinking of buying some 20.5mm but I feel they might be a bit big.

Just a quick question, I have them in flip baggies kept away in a box. Will they likely tarnish or would you recommend I buy capsules for them?

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You could buy some half sovs, they'd fit fine and no money lost! :D 

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Half or 1 oz?

I'd keep the capsules, they will come in handy one day...trust me!

What are the coins?

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Silver could still tarnish in a capsule, gold less so ... But if I would you I would put all coins in a capsule to protect from scratching, fingerprints and tarnishing coins are delicate little things 

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Were they cheap? 

Technically, alcohol is a solution..

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"There is no such thing as public money, there is only taxpayers' money"

Let not England forget her precedence of teaching nations how to live.

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Ok. I'd just leave them as they are.

Technically, alcohol is a solution..

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"There is no such thing as public money, there is only taxpayers' money"

Let not England forget her precedence of teaching nations how to live.

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999 silver will always tarnish if left in a bag.  I've just had my Goddards silver cloth out to a 5 oz Libertad that has been in a ziplock bag for 2 weeks while waiting for a capsule to arrive.

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I have silver coins that are 20+ years old, have never been in a capsule and show no tarnish at all.

Tarnish is mainly due to pollution like sulphur in the air which creates a thin black film as it chemically reacts with silver.
Very thin layers can cause a rainbow effect similar to a drop of petrol on a puddle.
This is an optical interference effect with the colours depending on viewing angles and thickness of layers.
Some refer to this oxidation ( which is a form of rust ) as giving a beautiful patina effect.
Everyone to his / her personal taste but I prefer bright shiny.

Capsules keep the coin clean and scratch free only but airtight doesn't mean in a vacuum so air will always be trapped inside a capsule.

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6 minutes ago, Pete said:

Capsules keep the coin clean and scratch free only but airtight doesn't mean in a vacuum so air will always be trapped inside a capsule.

Yes, depends on what's in that air to start with, but once closed amount of air is very small.

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why would you bother wasting money on capsules. These are just over priced silver rounds with zero collectability over the long term.

Believe me, In a year or so they will be worth no more than spot value whether they are pristine or scratched and tarnished.

Chuck them in a box, forget about them and cash em in when silver is orbiting the moon

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