Early green label PCI slabs sent to PCGS.

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  1. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    I have been sending a large amount of these early PCI coins in to be cracked out and graded. The results have been really good. I paid the extra fees for Variety Attribution and it was worth it. All of the attributions came back the same and the grades were really close.

    1857 Cent, Obv Die Clash W/$20, FS-403, S-7.
    PCI VF-35
    PCGS VF-35
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  3. ldhair

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    1880 Cent. DDO, FS-101, S1, Off Center Clashed Rev.
    PCI AU-50
    PCGS AU-53
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  4. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    1955 Cent. DDO, FS101
    PCI MS-63 RB
    PCGS MS-63 BN
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  5. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    1806/5 Quarter. B1
    PCI VF-20
    PCGS VF-20
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  6. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    1942/1 Dime. Overdate, FS-101
    PCI VF-35 Cleaned
    PCGS XF Details Cleaned
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  7. gronnh20

    gronnh20 Well-Known Member

    Lends some credibility to PCI grading. Pretty good deal they have all been put in new homes. Do you have any more PCI coins?
     
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  8. ldhair

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    1839-O Dime. FS-502, F-108, Huge O.
    PCI VF-20
    PCGS XF Details Damaged.
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  9. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    About 200. It was a good deal back in those days. It was about an $8 fee and the big boys were charging twice that. I just wanted a nice holder to protect the coin.
     
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  10. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    Please note that @Idhair wrote Early Green Label PCI Holders.

    The company went through a number of ownership changes, and some of the subsequent owners did not provide good service. Even the good owners were not as consistent as the "big two" grading companies. You had to pick your shots.
     
  11. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    I lost track of how many times the ownership changed. A couple of them tried to bring back the green label but they were easy to spot.
     
  12. gronnh20

    gronnh20 Well-Known Member

    Do y'all have a pic of the first version green? Were the gold labels next?
     
  13. gronnh20

    gronnh20 Well-Known Member

    Did you have any problem holders that toned coins? Was that 1955 Lincoln DDO red/brown when you got it?
     
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  14. -monolith-

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    I'm not a modern coin collector, but those are some beautiful coins.
     
  15. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    Great looking coins. You certainly made the right decision, congratulations!
     
  16. Joshua Lemons

    Joshua Lemons Well-Known Member

    Very good results! I really like the busy quarter.

    I've only cracked out two coins before from ICG holders. One dropped a point at NGC, the other gained a plus.

    I don't think I'd ever crack out a top grading company slab, but I would from those basement graders. I only cracked the icg holders because they were the only two I owned so I thought it'd be better to have them in either NGC or PCGS.
     
  17. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

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  18. Sunflower_Coins

    Sunflower_Coins Importer and Exporter

    Nice coins. I've only tried cracking one early green PCI, a 1924-S Buffalo Nickel in VF25. Crossed over perfectly to an NGC VF25.
     
  19. gronnh20

    gronnh20 Well-Known Member

    4.75 steps is about as close as you will get to a Full Step 1953-S nickel. If you could get a FS designation out of that coin, it would pay for a lot of reholdering.
     
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  20. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    That image is just an example of the labels used. Not my coins. Note the fonts used. The sixes and nines are the easy way to tell the difference.
     
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  21. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    This is an example of the label PCI used for problem coins. I may send it to PCGS someday. It has toned a bit over the years and has a good chance of straight grading.

    On the topic of toning in PCI holders, some have toned really pretty and some turned really ugly. I believe that most of the ugly ones had been messed with before PCI ever graded them. The small silver coins seem to be the worst.

    I bought the 1955 DDO raw as RB. PCGS got it right. Today the coin is BN.
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