We often get the question from our customers as to why we only sell Air-Tite Brand Capsules. Well, the answer is easy, we think they are the best coin capsules on the market! Air-Tite Brand Coin Capsules have been manufactured for over 40 years and their goal is "to provide a practical solution to an age old problem". That problem being a cost effective solution for a holder to provide protection for virtually every coin minted worldwide.
In order to fit every coin in the world, Air-Tite Holders has two styles of Capsules, Direct Fit and Ring Type, and capsules are separated by Letter Sizes: A, H, I, T, X, Y, and Z. The Letter System determines the outside diameter of the capsule, A's are the smallest, and Z's are the largest. Direct Fit Capsules are recommended for coins or medallions in mint condition and allows them to securely fit to the inner edge of the capsule. The Direct Fit Capsules are made for common US Coins. Ring Type Capsules are normally sold with a Black or White inert foam ring. This inner ring is flexible, and allows coins and medallions of unique diameters to fit. For example, if I have a 2014 1oz Silver Britannia, which has a diameter of 38.61mm, this coin will not fit into the H38 Direct Fit Capsules. The H38 Direct Fit has an inside diameter of 38.1mm. In this case, I will need to use the 38mm Black or White Ring Air-Tite Capsule and slightly stretch the ring for a nice snug fit. We also carry Blue, Green, and Red Velour Rings in sizes: 32mm, 38mm, 39mm, and 40.6mm. These Velour Rings do NOT stretch, so make sure to measure your coins precisely.
You may have come across other holders that you can open with just your fingertips. Air-Tite Brand Capsules will not open this easily. Capsules are make from acrylic plastic with a non-yellowing agent that produces a highly durable, crystal clear cover and base that snap together tightly. If you would like to open your capsule, we recommend using a utility knife to slowly pry around the edge until you can open the capsule completely. Please be careful with this, as we do not want you to get hurt.
If you need help finding the correct capsules for your coins please view our Direct Fit Chart and our Ring Type Chart to find the size you need. We also have a section to find your coin by the Country of Origin. Don't see your coin? Ask us by filing out our Contact Us page and we will be happy to help!