Avoid Doing These 5 Things to Reduce the Value of Your Coins  

Collectors and investors alike need to be aware of common mistakes that can significantly diminish the value of their coins. 

One of the most straightforward yet frequently overlooked aspects of coin care is proper handling.  

Handling coins with bare hands can transfer oils and dirt from your skin onto the coin's surface. 

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This can lead to discoloration and corrosion over time, reducing the coin's aesthetic appeal and value.  

Always handle coins by their edges and consider using cotton gloves to provide an additional layer of protection. 

For extremely valuable coins, using plastic tongs designed specifically for coin handling is advisable. 

Cleaning coins is a contentious topic among collectors, and the consensus is clear: avoid it. 

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