Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Long Beard, May 10, 2020.
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You are correct. When I wrote that, I knew it was Little Richard but somehow my brain told my fingers to type "James Brown". Doh!
A lot of collectors got hooked on the first strike stuff. Once hooked, many wanted to collect matching holders.
I'm not picky about the slab either. That can be fixed if needed at the point of selling the coin. The coin is really all that matters.
Yes, I have seen these posts from crazy collectors who get bent out of shape when PCGS changes the color or style of their label. They refuse to buy coins with different labels or rush back to their coins re-holdered.
There are others who are nuts over these doily holder things. I’ve had a couple of those, and it seemed like to me that the holder felt lose and kind of flimsy. I could not wait to get rid of them when I was a dealer.
You know what they say about fools and their money. I buy the coin, not the label.
OK, I'll bite. What's a "doily holder thing"? Something made from lace by your grandmother?
Here is a link. Would you pay a premium price because of the label? I won't.
That's another sort of collection.
OTOH if you had a 60 piece set of Indian cents would go nuts trying to get them all with some color slab label?
The only real reason to have the same label is if you are selling a high end registry set worthy of a pedigree. In that rare case, I would want them all to be graded at the same time. Otherwise, I don't care what the holder or the label looks like.
Yes. @Conder101 even wrote a book on the subject. The book was quite a few years ago, though, and I'm not sure how often he updates his files.
It would be interesting to see if the annual rate of new labels has increased since he wrote his book.
His book came out in 2006, I think. This was before the proliferation of all the First Day and Early Release and hundreds of special labels. I'll bet if he were to update the book now, it would have to be a 4 volume set!
When the book sold out Conder101 was kind enough to give me a copy on CD. Forgot what year that was but I still use it.
The majority of the labels are from bulk submitters and they have the rights to those labels. I don't really consider those proprietary labels to be a new TPG label. There's only a handful of new ones each year that everyone can get.
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