There’s a few ways you can make use of Saflips to store your coin collection, however, there’s one way that we think is the best and it’s the one we recommend you use.
Step 1 – The Saflip
Seen above each Saflip is a rectangle of colourless PET (an inert archival safe plastic) with a pocket at each end and a single layer of plastic in the middle to allow the flip to be folded or cut easily.
Step 2 – Inserting a Coin and Card Insert
Above we see a Saflip with a coin inserted and an archival safe card insert with suitable notes on it. Note that the coin is oriented correctly and the card insert is placed to be oriented correctly when the Saflip is folded. The card inserts are acid free and ideally you should use an archival grade acid free ink pen available from a scrapbooking supplier, office supply shop or newsagent.
Step 3 – Folding the SAFLIP
The final step to holder your coin correctly in the SAFLIP is to fold it in half ready for placement in your archival safe 2×2 coin album pages or storage box. It is critical at this step to ensure that when you fold the flip that you fold it with the openings to the pockets on the inside of the fold. This will prevent the coin from falling out of the flip and also give a decent seal to stop contaminants from entering the pockets of the holder and damaging your coin. You can see a correctly folded SAFLIP in the image above.
Optional Step 2.5
Saflips are suitable to be heat sealed with an appropriate induction bag sealer similar to the one we talked about in this Australian Coin blog article. This is highly recommended because it gives an excellent air tight seal to help minimise contamination and toning to your coin. It also completely prevents the coin from falling from the Saflip.