Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Localyokel, Feb 10, 2018.
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I have converted to NGC boxes, and do the following to ensure both fit (learned from someone else a couple of years ago - unfortunately, I've forgotten who) . . . I install the slabs "diagonally" so that, for example, the left edge of the slab slides into the first slot, and the right edge slides into the second, and so on.
You can only fit 19 coins in a 20 coin box that way but, in my opinion, that's better than the alternative.
Yes. This happened a couple of years ago.
It wasn't so they won't fit, it was to make them water resistant but not fitting was one of the results.
No slab is air tight. Some are more porous than others but none are a true airtight space station style sealed.
I like that box! Have you ever purchased the slabs they show in that picture? They look pretty nice as well!
I have not. I house my pcgs and ngc coins in the box. Works great.
@CamaroDMD. BTW, thanks for that; info on the improvements of the Intercept box was interesting.
Here’s my question: does anyone know if a slab in an Intercept sleeve will fit into a page of a Lighthouse nine-slab holder meant for a binder?
True, acrylic is classed as a hygroscopic resin. However, it is used for aquariums, so the rate of water passage is pretty slow. I've seen pictures of slabs with water inside because they had been in floods. They were immersed for only a day or two. I've assumed that most of the water came through imperfections in the seam rather than through intact plastic.
However they get through though, gases and liquids can penetrate slabs, something all collectors should keep in mind.
It more than likely did come through the seems for the flood ones. Only the new PCGS one really has seems that attempts to address that problem. I doubt that any of them the water would get through the actual plastic before the seems
I too get PCGS boxes with every submission, but I just got back 4 graded coins from NGC with no box, which surprised me (this was my first time submitting to NGC). Is this normal for them? At what point would they return the coins in a box?
NGC doesn't give boxes for free, you have to buy those. Even 30 coin submissions will come back in the big cardboard box.
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