Coin tubes are plastic, (usually) chemically safe ways to protect many coins all in one compact area.
Coin tubes house a number of coins equivalent to quantities found in normal coin rolls. Here’s a breakdown of what most coin tubes hold:
- 50 pennies
- 40 nickels
- 50 dimes
- 40 quarters
- 20 half dollars
- 20 large-size dollar coins
- 25 small-size dollar coins
Coin tubes cost anywhere from about 50 cents each up to $2.00 or so (based on the model and overall quality) and can be found at your local coin dealer. They can also be found on most online coin dealer websites.
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