How do I Store & Protect my Coin Collection?

Written by Juliana Chard – Numismatist • Last updated 11 Aug 2019

Have you ever thought about protecting your coins by purchasing capsules or buying presentation cases to make a unique gift that extra bit special?

Most bullion coins are issued purely for the precious metal content; gold, silver, platinum and palladium. To be able to offer such a low premium over the intrinsic value, mints tend to issue coins without any protective packaging, unlike the proof and collectable coins. 

Coin Capsules

Coin Capsules

If you are purchasing a bullion coin, the likelihood is that it will not be issued in a coin capsule. We indicate on each product if you can add a capsule in your basket and if you buy a gift box theis will automatically come with a capsule included.. If any coins are missing on the list, contact us on 01253 343081 and we will be happy to help.

All of the coins listed below allow you to add the capsules and boxes at checkout when we have them in stock, they are also available with gift wrapping which you can select at checkout. Buy them individually without a coin by following the link as the coin capsules will protect your coins from general wear and dirt and the gift boxes are ideal for birthdays and anniversaries if you already own a coin. 

Coin Capsule Size (internal ø) Premium Gift Box Link Deluxe Wooden Gift Box
British Sovereign 22.2mm Coin Capsule Chards Sovereign Premium Gift Box Coming Soon
1 oz South African Krugerrand 33mm Coin Capsule


Chards Gold 1 oz Krugerrand Premium Gift Box
1 oz British Britannia (not 2013) Chards Gold 1 oz Britannia Premium Gift Box
1 oz British Lunar* Chards Gold 1 oz Royal Mint Lunar Premium Gift Box
1 oz British Queen's Beast Chards Gold 1 oz Queen's Beast Premium Gift Box
1 oz American Eagle Chards Gold 1 oz Eagle Premium Gift Box
1 oz Canadian Maple 30mm Coin Capsule Chards Silver 1oz Maple Premium Gift Box
1oz Perth Mint Lunar Already supplied in one None Available
1oz Perth Mint Nugget Already supplied in one Chards Gold 1oz Kangaroo Nugget Premium Gift Box

*British lunars already supplied in one from 2018

All of the coins listed below allow you to add the capsules and boxes at checkout when we have them in stock, they are also available with gift wrapping which you can select at checkout. Buy them individually without a coin by following the link as the coin capsules will protect your coins from general wear and dirt and the gift boxes are ideal for birthdays and anniversaries if you already own a coin. 

Coin Capsule Size (internal ø) Premium Gift Box Link Deluxe Wooden Gift Box
1 oz British Britannia (post 2013) 39mm Coin Capsule Chards Silver 1 oz Britannia Premium Gift Box Coming Soon
1oz British Britannia (pre-2013) 41mm Coin Capsule None Available
1 oz British Lunar* 39mm Coin Capsule  Chards Silver 1 oz Royal Mint Lunar Premium Gift Box
1 oz Niue Owl 39mm Coin Capsule Chards Silver 1oz Niue Owl Premium Gift Box
1oz Canada Maple 39mm Coin Capsule Chards Silver 1oz Maple Premium Gift Box
1oz St Helena Spade Guinea 39mm Coin Capsule Chards Silver 1oz St Helena Spade Guinea Premium Gift Box
1oz US Eagle 41mm Coin Capsule None Available
1 oz Armenia Noah's Ark 39mm Coin Capsule Chards Silver 1oz Armenia Noah's Ark Premium Gift Box
1oz Perth Mint Kangaroo  41mm Coin Capsule None Available
1oz Perth Mint Crocodile  41mm Coin Capsule None Available
1oz Perth Mint Lunar  Already Supplied In One None Available
1oz Perth Mint Kookaburra  Already Supplied In One None Available 
1oz Perth Mint Koala  Already Supplied In One None Available 

*British lunars already supplied in one from 2018

Gold Coin Capsules Available

All of the coins listed below allow you to add the capsules at checkout when we have them in stock. Buy them individually without a coin by following the link as the coin capsules will protect your coins from general wear and dirt.

Coin Capsule Size (internal ø)

1/20 oz Chinese Panda

14mm Coin Capsule

1/10oz Canadian Maple

1/10 oz Austrian Philharmonica

16mm Coin Capsule

1/10 oz American Eagle

1/10 oz British Britannia

18mm Coin Capsule

British Half Sovereign

19mm Coin Capsule

British Half Guinea

21.5mm Coin Capsule

1/4 oz South African Krugerrand

1/4 oz American Eagle

1/4 oz Chinese Panda

1/4 oz Austrian Philharmonica

British Sovereign

22.2mm Coin Capsule

1/4 oz British Britannia

23mm Coin Capsule

British Guinea

24mm Coin Capsule

 1/2 oz Canadian Maple

25mm Coin Capsule

1/2 oz South African Kruger

 

1/2 oz Chinese Panda

 27mm Coin Capsule

 1/2 oz Austrian Philharmonica

1/2 oz British Britannia

 28mm Coin Capsule

1 oz Canadian Maple

30mm Coin Capsule

1 oz Chinese Panda

32mm Coin Capsule

1 oz South African Krugerrand

1 oz British Britannia (not 2013)

1 oz British Lunar

1 oz British Queen's Beast

1 oz American Eagle

 33mm Coin Capsule

British Five Pounds

1 oz Austrian Philharmonica

  38mm Coin Capsule
 2013 1 oz British Britannia   39mm Coin Capsule

Silver Coin Capsules Available

All of the coins listed below allow you to add the capsules at checkout when we have them in stock. Buy them individually without a coin by following the link as the coin capsules will protect your coins from general wear and dirt.

Coin Capsule Size (internal ø)

1816-1966 Shilling

24mm Coin Capsule

1816-1967 Half Crowns

32mm Coin Capsule

American Morgan Dollars

1 oz Austrian Philharmonica

 38mm Coin Capsule

1 oz British Britannia (2013 Onwards)

1 oz Armenia Noah's Ark

1 oz British Lunar

1 oz Niue Owl

1oz Canada Maple

 39mm Coin Capsule

1 oz Australian Crocodile

1 oz Niue Steamboat Willie

1 oz British Britannia (Pre 2013)

 41mm Coin Capsule

Maria Theresa Thaler

43mm Coin Capsule

Presentation Storage Boxes

If you are giving a bullion or uncirculated coin as a present, we have storage presentation boxes. These black leatherette boxes are perfect to house a sovereign or half sovereign.* We also offer velvet money pouches for sale.

Other Storage

At the moment, we are limited to capsules, presentation boxes and velvet pouches to offer our customers. However, we will be looking to stock more storage products as well offering storage for bullion items in our vaults. If there is anything that you may be of interest, please let us know. 

Further Reading

You may wish to view all of our articles on our gold guide

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