Best coin folders

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best coin collecting folders

Coin Collecting Folders are very important as they help you organize your coins according to a specific theme …

… However, I’ve noticed that some people are not sure about which folders they should go for. That’s why, I’ve decided to put together this short post where I list the best coin folders out there.

Hopefully, you will find this list useful!

1. Coin Collecting Starter Kit (Bundle Tools)

This is technically a bundle kit (Check it Here on Amazon), but I believe this folder and all the other items that come with it make it worth mentioning on this list.

For one, you get the Littleton 1999-2008 state quarter folder which holds your coins securely. The folder measures 6 1/2″ x 8 3/8″ to easily fit on your bookshelf. It has a green leather exterior with gold embossing to add a touch of elegance.

Included is a deluxe 2×3 frosty case featuring a flag backdrop with holes for a P-mint and a D-mint State Quarter of your choice. Ideally, it would be your favorite quarter design. Also you get 10 coin envelopes for more storage. These small envelopes have long been popular for storing coins up to silver dollar size.

The most interesting addition to this kit is the interactive CD-Rom – it contains Coin Collecting Treasures by Truth Fanatic: Some Fun Facts About Coins, Coin Collecting Glossary, Beginning Your Collection, What To Collect, Storing Your Coins, Tools Of The Trade, Amassing Your Collection, Handling Your Coins, Cleaning Coins, Grading Your Coins, Determining Your Coin’s Value, Pricing Coins, Most Requested Coin Values, Expensive Coins, Kids And Coin Collecting

2. State Quarter Collection Book Folder Map

This folder map (Check it Here on Amazon) is much larger than the last one, but that’s a good thing. It features a map of the United States so you place each state quarter where it goes on the map. The full color map features all the state plus D.C. and America’s territories.

The United States 50 Quarter Program began releasing five quarters a year representing each state from 1999 to 2008. Every 10 weeks a new state quarter was available to the public in chronological order in which the state became part of the country.

These state quarters and their designs were only meant to be minted within this time frame. Which means the designs are limited.

Most collectors begin with either national parks or state quarters since they are still widely available. This would make for a good starting point for a beginner collector. Unlike the previous folder, this full color map adds to the appeal of your set.

The map measures approximately 11″W x 17″L (folded). You will need plenty of space to display this large map. You will want to once you collect all of them. I think it would have been a good idea for the folder to have holes punched out and reinforced so you could hang the map.

3. National Parks Quarters: 50 States + District of Columbia & Territories

Starting in 2010, the United States Mint has released 5 quarters each year representing a different national park throughout the country. In addition, you have space for the District of Columbia and the other American territories.

This durable 3-fold folder (Check it Here on Amazon) contains 60 slots for your collection. It does not contain quarters. Depending on your collecting goals, you will need two folders if you want to collect from each mint.

Warman’s Collector Coin Folders are of high quality and it shows in this hardcover folder. My only complaint is the inside of the folders are lacking any type of design. Considering the price and convenience of offering more coin slots than most other folders, Warmans is a good choice.

The folder measures in at 10 inches tall which is a reasonable size for a coin folder. It also helps that it is 3-fold rather than like most books. Being 3-fold makes it compact and easier to stack with other folders on this list.

4. Buffalo Nickels Folder 1913-1938 (Official Whitman Coin Folder)

Whitman coin folders are synonymous with coin collecting That’s why another Whitman (Check it Here on Amazon) is on this list again. Also, Buffalo nickels are a personal favorite of mine because of their design, history, and rarity.

The Buffalo nickel is a copper-nickel five-cent piece that was struck by the United States Mint from 1913 to 1938. Also commonly referred to in error as the Indian Head Nickel which was minted between 1857-1909.

Buffalo nickels featured a head shot of an unidentified Native American as did the Indian Head nickels. For the years 1913-1938, these nickels featured a prominent American Bison on the reverse.

In fact, the design of these nickels was never meant to be released. Government officials were not impressed with the design and neither were coin enthusiasts at the time.

Most interested in numismatics at the time declared the coin to be a failure, not just in design but in the manufacturing of the coin.

Buffalo nickels degrade faster than most coins. The markings on the coins, including dates, tend to smooth out over time. Eventually disappearing.

If you are fortunate enough to get your hands on Buffalo nickels then you should definitely protect and this folder is an excellent way to do that.

5. Washington Quarter Folder 1965-1987 (Official Whitman Coin Folder)

Any quarters minted before 1965 were made 90% silver. What does that mean for you? Well, it means they will be harder to come by as most collectors have begun getting their hands on as many as they could. From 1965 till now, quarters are nickel-clad copper pieces.

Instead of focusing on gathering as much silver as you can, if you are a beginner collector then this Folder 1965-1987 (Check it Here on Amazon) offers you a better chance of actually finding these years, but still has some challenges to them.

The older the coin, the more difficult it is to find since other collectors are doing the same as you. However, coin roll hunting might turn up some years and mint marks you are missing. If you solely focus on these years for quarters only, then the most you’ll invest is your time.

You can visit your local bank and ask if you can boxes of quarters and search through them. Return what you don’t need to another “dump bank” and repeat the process till your folder is full.

Again, Whitman is one of the best folder brands you can get on the market. The company has been around for more than fifty years because of their quality and affordable price.

6. Harris Liberty Head Nickels 1883-1912 Coin Folder 2677

Liberty Head nickels (Check the Related Folder Here on Amazon) were the coins before the under appreciated Buffalo nickels and still are popular with coin collectors.

They replaced the much older Shield nickels. Liberty Head nickels got their name because they feature the head of Lady Liberty on the obverse side of the coin.

In 1881, Mint Superintendent Archibald Loudon Snowden ordered Mint Chief Engraver Charles Barber to produce uniform designs for the three-cent nickel, and five-cent piece.

He asked Barber to include the Head of Liberty in the coin design. It was a specific request that Lady Liberty be included, which was a bold design decision in my opinion. Definitely more appealing than the previous shield design.

Harris folders are high quality and that are a direct comparison to Whitman folders. However, this folder has an edge over Whitman in the design department.

Unlike the solid color folders Whitman offers, Harris offers large full color photos of the coins on the front cover. Personally, I think these folders are better for displaying and owning because of the photos on the front cover.

The only issue will be finding these coins to fill up your folder. They are available online, at local shops, and coin shows. You are highly unlikely to come across one coin rolling. Then again, you might get lucky.

Are coin collecting folders for all types of coins?

For the majority of most minted coins, yes there are folders for these sets. It’s worth mentioning that special commemorative coins typically come with their own case or folder specific to that set.

As a beginner, the sets you will be suggested most often to start with, such as the state quarters, will have folders widely available.

Your local coin shop will have plenty to choose from since they are the most convenient way of storing your coins. Rare or graded coins within cases will not have folders available. They are too bulky to fit in one.

Do beginners need to use folders?

Any level will benefit from folders. It depends on what the goal is, and how you would want to store your coins. Beginners would benefit the most from folders as it adds a sense of structure to the hobby.

If you don’t have anywhere to store your coins, you run the risk of keeping them laying around increasing damage done to them.

It’s better to keep them in a folder than loose. When starting out, it’s more likely that a beginner wouldn’t know how to properly store a coin. Folders take care of that problem.

Finally, are these folders worth it?

Definitely! They are an inexpensive investment to protect and store your beloved coins. Folders have been the go-to method of coin storage for decades. They take up minimal space, inexpensive, and provide a sufficient amount of protection for a collection.

But, again, it also depends on the goal of the collector. If you decide you only prefer graded coins, then a folder will do you no good since no folder will be able to contain a graded coin case.

For all other collectors, folders are definitely worth investing in.

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About the Author

Carissa Harmer

Carissa is the huge metal detecting enthusiast that loves collecting coins. She is also highly interested in other treasure hunting activities like magnet fishing and gold prospecting/panning.


Selecting a Coin Album

There are five major brands of coin albums that feature a large selection of titles. These album lines are Intercept Shield, Dansco, Whitman, US Mint and Littleton. While similar in many respects, each brand has some unique qualities that can impact a collector’s decision on which to select. In addition, there are numerous other brands with a more limited selection of titles (often limited to popular series like the State Quarters and Presidential Dollars). We provide a comparison of the major brands and more popular of the secondary brands below.

Intercept Shield

Intercept Shield Coin AlbumsOur favorite line of albums is the Intercept Shield series. Thirty titles covering most of the major series from the late 1800s to date are currently available in this gradually expanding series. In addition, Intercept manufacturers a Type album that, in our opinion, is a better layout and mix of coins than that of any other manufacturer. As strong preservation proponents we are sold on the protective qualities of the Intercept Shield line. Intercept Shield albums go beyond just being constructed from archival quality materials. Each album is lined with Corrosion Intercept which traps and neutralizes corrosive gases before they reach the coins inside. The albums are sold with a matching slipcase that is also lined with Intercept Shield providing a second layer of protection. State Quarter and Presidential Dollar albums are available in multiple formats (Date Set, P&D, and P, D and S-proof). However, the other modern series are available in only in the with proofs format. We’d like to see Intercept continue to grow the number of titles available and offer a range of blank albums and pages so collectors could build their own custom albums so any collection could be protected in matching albums.


Dansco Coin AlbumsDansco albums are by far the most widely used albums in the hobby. Part of this is the amount of time they’ve been manufactured. More important though is the wide variety of titles that are offered and the versatility offered through the selection of blank pages and binders. With 83 titles for US coins, virtually any series can be housed in a Dansco album. For modern coin series, Dansco offers albums both with and without the proof only issues. In addition, there are 23 Dansco world coin album titles and fourteen more albums for currency, sports cards, silver bars and rounds, gaming tokens and other collectibles. Unlike Intercept Albums, Dansco albums are not sold with a slip case, however, Dansco does manufacture six sizes of archival slip cases. Six sizes of blank binders are also available that hold up to 8 pages in the largest size. Dansco is aggressive about making update pages available for developing series and also sells a series of 27 titled, but otherwise blank, extra pages and a series of 31 millimeter pages (with holes ranging in size from 16 mm to 55 mm). These pages can be mixed or matched in a blank binder to make a custom album or added to other albums for extra coins in the collection. While most manufacturers have now abandoned use of non-archival materials in their albums, only Dansco’s slip cases are advertised as being manufactured from archival materials. As a result, we frequently see coins stored in these albums developing toning around the rims.


Whitman Coin AlbumsThe Whitman Classic series of albums is made by the hobby’s supply powerhouse manufacturer and publisher, Whitman Publishing. At 43 album titles, this series exceeds that available in the Intercept Shield line but still falls short of Dansco’s breadth. The attractive deep blue albums are imprinted in gold and are made entirely of archival materials. Whitman offers a blank binder and a line of eight titled but otherwise blank pages and 31 completely blank pages with ports ranging in size from 16 mm to 55 mm. As a result, almost any collection can be housed in a custom combination of pages. Slipcases are not available for the series. While Whitman updates the new albums it sells with pages for the latest issues, update pages are not sold separately for collectors who have older version of the albums (note: Whitman does offer separate Territory quarter update pages for the State Quarter albums). This effectively builds obsolescence into albums for current series.


Littleton Coin AlbumsThe Littleton coin album series consists of 50 titles leaving it well short of the Dansco breadth but larger than the other major album lines. Slipcases and corrosion protection inserts are not sold with the albums but are available separately for collectors who want them. Titled but otherwise blank pages are available in eight of sizes and Littleton also offers Territory update pages for the state quarter albums. The most striking difference of the Littleton line is how the pages are held in the albums. Littleton utilizes a three ring system which effectively makes the pages “loose leaf” style in contrast to the other brands covered above which are held in place by pins and look more like a traditionally bound book. This allows the albums and pages to lay flat and makes it easier to study or enjoy the coins in the album. On the other hand, it makes the Littleton albums much thicker on the spin than the other brands of albums. This takes up more space on the book shelf or in the safe and gives the album a wedge shape that can be frustrating when trying to line them up on a shelf. We highly recommend the slip cases to help keep the albums in order on the shelf. In addition to the traditional albums, Littleton also offers a matching line of collection portfolios that hold US and world banknotes, certified coins and coins in the popular 2x2 cardboard holders.

Now that we have covered the pros and cons of the major album lines, we turn our attention to the secondary brands. While typically not for collectors that pursue multiple series and have a strong desire to house their collection in a series of matching albums, these albums still have their own appeal for many collectors.

HE Harris

HE Harris Coin AlbumsHE Harris is another Whitman Publishing owned brand that has a pair of state quarter albums. While similar in construction to the Whitman and US Mint lines, the Harris coin albums are labeled as “deluxe” and indeed do have a luxurious look to them. For ten years the only album in the line was a 50 State Quarter Date Set album that is very popular with collectors of this series. With the introduction of the DC and Territory Quarters in 2009, Whitman added a second title for P&D versions of the 2009 quarters.


Lighthouse Coin AlbumsLighthouse, a German coin and stamp supply manufacturer, entered the US album market with a State Quarter album and followed with a Presidential Dollar album when that series was introduced. These high quality albums have a rich leather look and come with a matching slipcase. Lighthouse albums provide P and D slots for both series and a Territory page update is available for the state quarter album. The pages are held in place with rings (similar to the Littleton albums described above) so that the pages lie flat to view the coins.


SuperSafe Coin AlbumsSuperSafe coin albums differ from all of the albums above by the construction of the page and mechanism to hold coins in the albums. The other albums described above use a heavy cardboard page with holes cut in it for the coins. Clear, acetate slides fit in each side of the page to protect the coins while still leaving both sides visible. SuperSafe albums, instead, utilize clear vinyl pages with pockets that hold the coins. The pages are completely clear allowing for viewing of both sides of the coin (and even the rim). This allows for a much more compact and inexpensive album. The line includes five titles consisting of Date Set and P&D versions for both the State Quarters and Presidential Dollars as well a Sacagawea album.

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A Coin Folder For Every Collection

You'll find Littleton's folders to fit any collection, whether you prefer to collect by coin type or date and mint mark. You'll find coin folders for virtually every denomination and series. Including Flying Eagle & Indian Head cents... Mercury dimes... National Park quarters... Kennedy halves... U.S. Innovation dollars and more. Plus, folders for specialty series and Littleton exclusives!

The Perfect Way to Store Your Collection

Littleton's coin folders are designed by collectors for collectors, and perfect for both novice and experts alike. Each folder is made in the U.S.A. from sturdy, archival-quality and acid-free materials. While precision die-cut, labeled spaces make it easy to organize your coins. Which means they're an affordable way to safely store your growing collection.

Collectors Love Littleton's Coin Folders

When it comes to choosing the right collecting supplies, collectors love Littleton coin folders. Just ask these satisfied customers:

"Great service! Your coin folders are by far the best I have seen, far superior to others. Many thanks!" – D.D., College Station, TX

"I really like the fact that your archival quality coin folder is Made in the U.S.A." – L.T., Northampton, MA

"The 50 State Quarter folder is just great! It takes up little space and it's so neat and organized. I've been searching for such folders for quite a while... such a great price and a fantastic quality!" – M.H., Brooklyn, NY

"I am particularly pleased with your coin folders. They are strong, well made and good looking." – C.T., Guilford, CT

"The new folders that I just purchased are 100% better than my other folders. Yours are just awesome. Way to go!" – M.C., Jacksonville, FL

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All About Coin Folders and Coin Albums

Coin Albums

Coin albums provide similar storage capability as coin folders, and they allow you to organize and protect your coin collection at the same time. Although more expensive, they have several advantages over coin folders.

First of all, they allow you to view both sides of the coin while they are housed in the album. Secondly, there is a plastic insert that covers both sides of the coin that protects them from fingerprints and accidental damage. For an additional cost, some manufacturers offer a cardboard slipcase that protects the cover and the edge of your coin album. Also, coin albums do not have the three or four-page limit that coin folders have. Some coin albums can hold up to 200 coins in one album.

However, coin albums also have the same disadvantage of coin folders. For example, if the material that the album is made out of contains some trace amounts of sulfur or acids, these can leach out of the album page and cause damage to your coin. Therefore, these must be stored in a cool and dry place in order to protect the integrity of your coins.


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