2016 Bullion ASE in new PCGS holder.

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by saltysam-1, Feb 10, 2016.

  1. saltysam-1

    saltysam-1 Junior Member

    I purchase a 2016 ASE from Paradise Mint already slabbed by PCGS. It has a different PCGS holder for the 30th anniversary. They now won't fit in my wooden slab storage boxes. They are definitely thicker and therefor can't fit into any of the upright slots designed for the holders. Anyone else with this problem? Is this their new standard or may this be a special holder designed for the 3oth anniversary or Paradise Mint? In the past, this was never an issue. FYI below for comparison.
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  3. saltysam-1

    saltysam-1 Junior Member

    1. Old measurement of the lip running completely around the slab: 6mm thick and 5mm deep.
    2. New measurement of 2016 lip: 8mm thick and 4mm deep.
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2016
  4. FOX85

    FOX85 Member

    I checked some of my pcgs slabs. All my coins from 2015 and 2016 are in slabs that appear a little bit bigger then the older slabs.
  5. saltysam-1

    saltysam-1 Junior Member

    I have the same ASE in bullion and collector grade from years past and they all have the smaller lip on them. I can't see any reason to do this unless it is a anti-counterfeiting measure for this year. They still interlock together but my storage boxes will not accept the new 2016 slab. As you see above, they are 2mm thicker. Enough to prevent the slab from fitting into the slot.
  6. baseball21

    baseball21 Well-Known Member

    The label is special if its the green one, but the thicker holder is their new standard holder.
  7. JPeace$

    JPeace$ Coinaholic

    It's true. The new PCGS slabs won't fit in the old boxes. I have a couple slab boxes without any "ribbing". I just store them there.
  8. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    Well, that's no fun. I'm guessing they did this to protect the faces of the slab from scratches?
  9. baseball21

    baseball21 Well-Known Member

    They basically redesigned it with a new plastic that is clearer and more scratch resistant, but the extra thickness is a new seal that have on it that is supposed to be water proof.
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