Top 10 Cheap Coin Collection Containers

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Written By Natasha Jones
I'm Natasha Jones, an avid collector of coins, stamps, and paper money. My passion drives me to seek unique finds, from antique shops to international exchanges. I enjoy connecting with fellow collectors through forums and meet-ups, sharing discoveries and insights. Collecting, for me, is about preserving history and building a community around this shared interest.

Coin collectors can be a frugal bunch. They know how to scrimp and save, so they’re so good at finding the best deals on coins and supplies.

However, when collecting coins, there are many ways to save money while getting the best container for your collection.

In this post, I’ll go over ten of the cheap coin collection containers out there.

Top 10 Cheap Coin Collection Containers:



Binders are an excellent option if you have a small collection.

They can be made of plastic or cardboard and come in many sizes, giving you plenty of options for customizing your binders to fit your needs.

You can buy pre-printed pages (index cards) at many office supply stores or make your own with blank card stock from home.

Binder pages can be glued in or inserted into pockets, making them easy to customize for different coin types!

Coin Books


Coin books are an excellent way to keep your coin collection organized.

They come in various sizes, styles, and bindings to find the perfect option for your needs.

Coin books can be purchased online or at most hobby stores and often contain pockets for storing coins and other collectibles.

Hardcover: These types of coin books have a hard cover that protects your coins from damage during storage or transportation.

The covers also make it easier to use the book as an actual container to hold the coins if you need somewhere secure to store them while traveling or attending exhibitions.

Softcover: Softcover coin books are soft on both sides of their pages, so they aren’t bulky when carried around in your pocket or purse (if it fits).

These types of coin books tend to cost less than their hardbound counterparts but may not be as durable over time depending on how much use they get out there, being carried everywhere all day!



These plastic sleeves are available for a wide range of coin sizes and can be used to sort, store, and protect your collection.

They are made of transparent plastic that allows you to see each coin’s reverse design while protecting it from damage.

In addition to being available in different sizes, flips come in various colors.

While they may be more expensive than other types of coin containers (depending on their size), flips are incredible for collectors who want something they can see through without getting their hands dirty or want something easy to clean.

Coin Tubes


You’ve got plenty of options for storing your coins, but coin tubes are one of the most popular.

They’re made from plastic and can hold anywhere from one to 15 coins.

Some come with lids; others don’t; some have open tops that allow you to see inside without opening them up.

Either way, they are cheap and easy to find at most retailers that sell coin-collecting supplies (you can even buy them in bulk online), making them a great choice if you want a hassle-free way to keep track of your collection without spending too much money on containers or storage materials.

Display Cases


Display cases are a great way to show off your collection. They can be used for coins, stamps, or other items.

Display cases can be made of glass or acrylic. If you have a small collection, you may want to use an acrylic display case so that it doesn’t take up too much space.

On the other hand, if you have an extensive collection and want to display all of the coins, then a glass display case is what you will want.

Display cases come in different sizes, which means that one will fit into any room in your house!

It’s essential not only for protection but also displaying your coin collections! You can even make them yourself if the money is tight!

Paper Envelopes


Paper envelopes are cheap and easy to store coins, but they’re not the best option.

They don’t protect the coin from damage or provide a high level of preservation.

One thing you should know about paper envelopes is that they tend to be flimsy and can get torn easily.

If you want your coins in a paper envelope, using only those with reinforced corners is best.

The reinforced corners will help prevent tearing at the seams and protect against damage caused by sharp edges on your collection items and any other rough handling during transport or storage over time.

Because paper envelopes aren’t manufactured for their durability (they were designed primarily for mailing purposes), using them for storing valuable collections can be risky because they could tear open unexpectedly under certain conditions—and once opened up, these types of containers typically aren’t airtight enough to protect their contents from moisture buildup caused by humidity changes over time either!

Plastic Pages


Plastic pages are an excellent option for anyone who wants to keep their collection in good condition.

They’re made of plastic, which keeps fingerprints and other unwanted marks off coins while safely stored away.

Additionally, plastic pages protect your collection if you drop or damage it during travel.

This makes them ideal for collectors who want to take their coin collections on vacation or want a more secure place than their pockets or purses at home.

Coin Trays/Boxes


Coin trays are perfect for storing coins that aren’t in circulation.

They’re also useful for keeping your collection organized and easy to access when needed.

They come in various materials, from plastic and wood to glass or even marble!

Made from plastic: These are the most popular coin trays, as they’re affordable, lightweight, can be stacked together, and are available at most stores where coins are sold.

Made from wood: If you’re looking for something with more character than a plain old tray made out of plastic or metal (or want something with more storage space), consider one made out of natural materials like wood.

Glass: For those who want their coins on display but don’t care about stacking them up high off the shelf (or desk), there are glass coin holders available—keep them away from direct sunlight so they don’t fade over time!



Coin albums come in plastic and cardboard; both varieties can be expensive.

The plastic ones will last longer, but the cardboard ones are much easier to take apart when you want to add new coins.

In addition, some of these albums have pages that allow you to put in more than one coin per page.

If you think your album may get wet, like if it’s stored near a leaking pipe or something similar, make sure it’s made of plastic instead of paper (or even leather).

This will help keep moisture out and prevent any damage from occurring inside your collection container.

Coin Capsules


Coin capsules are suitable for storing coins of high value.

They can store coins safely and securely and are great for keeping your collection organized.

Coin capsules are designed to fit various coin sizes, so you don’t have to worry about finding one that fits your specific coin.

In addition, they come in plastic or cardboard versions, so you can choose which works best for your needs.

Before you go…

Coin collectors have many options for storing their coins, but some cost less than others. In our list above, we covered all storage containers that allow you to organize your collection and keep track of prices on each coin. These include binders, flips, paper envelopes, and more!

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