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Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Ambrola, Apr 4, 2010.

  1. Ambrola

    Ambrola Junior Member

    I bought a bunch of Morgans today at a great price. 16 to 20 bucks each. Some of them are slabbed, and I have had a hard time in the past trying to remove them. Is there a secreat??

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  3. CoinKeeper

    CoinKeeper Keeper of Coins

    In my opinion, DO NOT REMOVE THEM. They are safe in the slabs, and will hold their value MUCH better than raw. If you take them out you will damage them. Maybe not in the near future, but they will tone faster, and you run the risk of creating scratches.
  4. AdamL

    AdamL Likes Silver

    Yeah. I was just about to ask why he wanted to crack them out...
  5. Ambrola

    Ambrola Junior Member

    I know, but I keep them in my books. I then keep all the slabs. I think the coins are safe in the books as long as they are not taken out and messed with??
  6. boxerchip

    boxerchip Runnin' Buffalo

    uhhhhhh those are in PCGS slabs.... if you want raw coins I would be MORE than happy to trade you raw coins of the same quality for your slabbed ones.
  7. Ambrola

    Ambrola Junior Member

    Welll, it seems that nobody knows and i am wasting my time on this board.
  8. boxerchip

    boxerchip Runnin' Buffalo

    :rolling: hahaha with that attitude, I would 100% agree... perhaps yahoo answers is a better place for your awesome questions.
  9. boxerchip

    boxerchip Runnin' Buffalo

    IMHO you should get a book that holds slabs because as people have said slabs are the best protection- beyond protection they offer slabs also make the coins easy to sell. Even if you keep the slabs people will not trust that its the same coin that went in the slab unless its still in there.

    The most easy way to remove coins from slabs is a band saw. Cut around the edge and the two pieces of plastic will be free and come off either side of the coin.
  10. coleguy

    coleguy Coin Collector

    I've heard of people using a dremmel to saw around the edges of the holder and removing the coins. I'd be hesitant to go in from the front or back as you stand a good chance of damaging the coin. A fine tooth hacksaw blade applied at the corners will work too, but be careful.
  11. rlm's cents

    rlm's cents Numismatist


    You want me to search instead of you doing it?
  12. se-collectibles

    se-collectibles Collector Extraordinaire

    Wow. I guess that's what people deserve for answering your questions for the last month and a half.
  13. bullnuke

    bullnuke Junior Member

    I agree with what everyone else here has said about cracking the coins, personally I would buy an album that holds the slabs. If you still want to crack them however, there is a video on you tube where a guy explains and shows how to do it using bolt cutters. Good luck
  14. Hudson James

    Hudson James Junior Member

    Cracking slabs has been discussed hundreds of times before. Use the search function.

    I wrap the slab in a towel and use a vise but techniques vary.

    Best of luck to you.
  15. jamesmorgans10

    jamesmorgans10 Junior Member

    I will take the PCGS slab coins from you for $25.00 bucks, man that's a deal lol.
  16. krispy

    krispy krispy

    I personally would not crack them out..., but there are videos on YouTube that offer how-to suggestions.

    Incidentally, this video left me roaring in laughter and shaking my head...
  17. USCoinsInfo

    USCoinsInfo Junior Member

    If you have a sodering iron you can melt the outside around the coin out.
  18. AdamL

    AdamL Likes Silver

    People know. And I don't think anyone meant any disrespect. It is something that has been discussed many times though. And I know I for one was just curious as to why you wanted to crack them out. I understand completely. I usually prefer raw coins myself. But I think most people would just buy them raw if they wanted to put them in an album. But hey, if you want crack them out, thats cool. I personally can't give you any advice because I have never cracked one yet. But if you do a little looking around I think you'll find alot of info in previous threads here.
  19. mpcusa

    mpcusa "Official C.T. TROLL SWEEPER"

    If you must, Ive seen videos where they use some bolt cutters on the
    Top edge, It seemed to work well :)
  20. boxerchip

    boxerchip Runnin' Buffalo

  21. Dimefreak

    Dimefreak Senior Member

    Krispy comes thru again, here i sit drunk and sad about the spartans loss and you produced the funniest video i have ever seen on youtube thanks pal:high5:
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