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Antitarnish Paper

Antitarnish Paper.  Paper made without sulphur being used in its manufacture. Ranging from tissue to Bristol board in thickness and weight, it is used to prevent tarnish in bronze or silver coins which come in contact with it (medals before they are lacquered, or any numismatic item with a coin finish). Coins may be wrapped in antitarnish tissue for long-term storage. It is also used to line numismatic storage boxes and trays –antitarnish cloth is also available for this same purpose. Tote boxes are lined with antitarnish paper for blanks and struck pieces of proof coinage.

excerpted with permission from

An Encyclopedia of Coin and Medal Technology

For Artists, Makers, Collectors and Curators


Roger W. Burdette, Editor

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