Accidental Early Release PCGS Slab?

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  1. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    The San Antonio quarters were released to the public September 5th. Today in my Great Collections email there is a San Antonio quarter in a PCGS slab titled “Accidental Early Release”. The quarter is currently at $900.00..... In my mind if this were being auctioned September 1st that would be meaningful. But how would a coin with that kind of pedigree have any value at all post September 5th? What part of this am I missing?
     
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  3. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Stupid people paying stupid money for stupid plastic.
     
  4. Inspector43

    Inspector43 70 Year Collector

    Is it being offered to you or others? I guess, what is the Great Collections email?
     
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  5. TypeCoin971793

    TypeCoin971793 Just a random nobody...

    The only thing special about the coin is the plastic. Crack it out, and you have a $5 coin.

    Collectors are best to avoid such coins.
     
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  6. Inspector43

    Inspector43 70 Year Collector

    How is it worth $5?
     
  7. TypeCoin971793

    TypeCoin971793 Just a random nobody...

    Isn’t that the going rate for W quarters? Or is this just a regular quarter? If so, then it would only be worth $0.25.
     
  8. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    I purchased a coin once from them once. Every Friday I get an email with their current auctions. I like looking at all the dream coin photos.
     
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  9. Randy Abercrombie

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    Should have done this to begin with. This is the coin. Just makes no sense to me that after September 5th there is anything special about this.
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  10. Inspector43

    Inspector43 70 Year Collector

    I can't understand what they could use to justify the attribute. There is no way to tell when it was encapsulated.
     
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  11. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    Precisely. Spend $900.00 today for a coin valued at five dollars in six months. There just has to be another piece to this puzzle.
     
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  12. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Idiots. You forgot idiots. That is the missing piece. People are stupid.
     
  13. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    I’m sorry.... That made me laugh like a danged fool. Yep, this is the answer.
     
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  15. Chris B

    Chris B Supporter! Supporter

    I saw an article on these several weeks ago...somewhere. If I recall correctly the owner found it in circulation and submitted it to PCGS before the scheduled release date. Not something I would want.
     
  16. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    So there is some legitimacy to the coin. Still though, I cannot see any real value attached to an early release pedigree after the release date. Just don’t see any up side here.
     
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  17. Inspector43

    Inspector43 70 Year Collector

    I would have liked to declare your reply as "best answer".
     
  18. desertgem

    desertgem MODERATOR Senior Errer Collecktor Moderator

    "If I recall correctly the owner found it in circulation and submitted it to PCGS before the scheduled release date."

    More likely some worker liberated it from the mint before ..........
     
  19. Burton Strauss III

    Burton Strauss III Supporter! Supporter

    Not true... PCGS is certifying they received the submission before the release date.
     
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  20. Randy Abercrombie

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    But is that meaningful in the future? I could see somebody finding a 1955 cent in December 1954. That would have been numismatic news in 1955. But would that have any meaning to a collector of wheat cents today?
     
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  21. baseball21

    baseball21 Well-Known Member

    There's a US mint in Texas where the coin was found? By hey why let facts get in the way
     
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