Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by waterfallice, Jun 13, 2021.
To paraphrase The Bard... To crack or not to crack? That is the question.
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No matter what, they're always worth more money slabbed, even the cleaned coins!
Indeed but may be the only reason I could afford it.
I totally agree .
I don't disagree but I am taking the long view here. I am building a collection that I I hope to be generational, as modest as my resources allow anyway. My logic is if I ever need to liquidate, me or my heirs could always re-slab them down the road. At that point any additional fees will be irrelevant compared to the long term investment. Or perhaps some other TPG service or electronic grading might be the norm in 20-30 years. Who knows?
I hate TPG tombs, even though I'm entombing my first raw coin.
And I haven't used albums since my Whitman Cent Folder only ran through 1968. How many coins did I damage using one coin to press another coin into those cutouts?
It's like whether to store them in your gun safe or a safety deposit box. You do what you like and forget the advice.
Advice cannot be given on a subject like this, as responses will inevitably be how each individual collector would prefer to see their own collection displayed.
It is your collection, your choice
If a dealer has a nice raw coin, well it will be sold for the same price as if it were TPG graded & CAC'd.
Is it true that if you unslab a lightly cleaned coin, the toning over subsequent years will obscure the cleaning more? What about dipped coins? I am trying to understand why to crack a coin out, unless you think it's undergraded and want to submit it to a TPG to see if you can get a better grade.
You'd love the story told in Penny Whimsy about how to retone cleaned coins.
No because then you would be costing your heirs money and inconvenience, would you really want to do that simply to fill the holes in your gold coin folder?
If you do crack them, I suggest you keep the slab and labels for future reference to back up the grades.
All that I am saying is that when the coin was cleaned it lost that original look/skin. Putting it in an album will allow a little bit of an original skin to return. How much I don't know.
My suspicion is anyone who would consider releasing the coin from the tomb doesn't really want it entombed.
But most coins cracked out are sent right back to be entombed hoping for an upgrade.
I have two coins that are slabbed. They'll stay that way. Other than that, i haven't met a coin i haven't wanted to free.
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