Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Factor, Jan 26, 2022.
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Also, I would love to see both sides. Great coin!
Here is a Lucius Verus from my collection.
...and here is one of several coins I removed from the slab so I could more easily store it and display it with my other Nerva-Antonine denarii.
Which, in my case would probably take about 3 days.
Removing the coin from the slab does not destroy the label. With even halfway decent photos of the coin in the slab, after extraction it can still be verified as the same coin that was formerly slabbed.
As for the resale value of the coin being higher in the intact slab, my admittedly casual observation suggests that only holds true for NGC coins with "magic letters"* -- MS and maybe AU, and sadly without regard to the more important parameters that attempt to quantify eye appeal.
Cool coin . Set it free.
* "Magic" meaning the effect on sales price, a sad holdover from people accustomed to collecting modern coins who mistakenly think higher grade automatically equals more desirable.
What he hell are you smoking? N O !
To summarize opinions so far, the people advocating leaving the coin in the slab are collectors of modern coins who probably don't realize slabbing ancient coins is a new phenomenon, something that is generally not necessary or desirable.
It also indicates that it has not been tinkered with.
You decide how important that is.
This is one of the few times I disagree with the comment by TIF. Slabbing coins is a new phenomenon for both modern & ancient coins. Slabbing coins is "something that is generally not necessary or desirable", that really depends on your point of view or personal reasons for slabbing coins. I've been a collector of ancient coins for over 50 years & have had many of my ancient coins slabbed for reasons I've posted in many threads on CT, so I see no reason to repeat them again. TIF did make a sensible comment I agree with, that you can always break the slab & keep the printed insert. In the case of Factor's coin, unless you have a neurotic impulse to feel the raw, coin keep it slabbed .
I would disagree. The holder allows you to see the coin in all its glory. Having your coins locked away in a bank safety deposit box deprives you of that joy. The slab also keeps the coins from being exposed to oxidation (silver/ copper) I have now 300+ coins in TPG slabs/ boxes. Plus, the LESS a coin is handled the BETTER. All/ coins where born in their mint setting as MS/ handling made them into VF/EF/F/VG Why, would I want to "touch" a MS-64 coin? to turn it into a 62?
Pretty sure we're discussing ancient coins in slabs, not moderns whose value and desirability are tightly linked to a 70 point grading scale.
That is factually incorrect.
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