I thought this would be a good time to set the record straight. I wanna rank the TPGs, including the holder/era that the coin was slabbed. Here goes- (all imho) The top dawg is.... #1) NGC (no-line fatties) Including NGC black, these are THE best buy in numismatics today !!! If you can buy a no-line fatty for greysheet $ or back of bid you are way ahead of the game. You can STILL find crack-out candidates in these slabs circa 2018. Be careful though, these holders are notorious for toning silver, sometimes enough to cause a 1 pt downgrade.... #2) PCGS (Old green holders) Rattlers, doilies and green labels (sometimes yellow or blue faded) 1995 was the end of THIS era holder, they had a good run, and some numismatic scholars consider this era holder to be #1. Dont buy the hype, or drink too much kool-aid. The vast majority have already been picked over for upgrade candidates. Most of what you will find nowadays are accurately graded though. #3) Anacs ( small white holders ) I could almost call this era 2a but i wont go THAT far lol. Still, these holders are finally getting the respect they deserve and even go for a small premium in some markets. John Roberts is one of, if not THE best in the business at grading/authenticating silver dollars! Some REAL bargains can be had here too, if you know what you are doing. #4) NGC (barcode added>current) This group includes - when they added a barcode, up to the present day holder. Im not a huge fan of the current pronged offset labels. I DO feel that they are one step ahead of PCGS when it comes to strike designations like Full bands, Full bell lines, Full head etc etc. They are also ahead of the game when it comes to the proof-like and dmpl designations I mean seriously? How hard would it be for PCGS to add this designation to their repertoire for OTHER series besides Morgans and hockey pucks ?????? Kudos to NGC #5) PCGS (1995>current holder) This group includes the light blue labels starting at the end of 1995 to present day. This is no-doubt gonna ruffle a few feathers. Im sorry, but as stated they seem like dinosaurs or luddites when it comes to the proof-like designation. They might sell for more at auction, but that is not a tie breaker imo for this egregious error. Speaking of egregious errors, no other TPG imo has made as many errors as IVE seen in these holders. 1909 matte proof Lincoln anyone?? Nuff said #6) ICG (blue holder) This is where it gets tricky, im gonna go with the latest ICG holder here. I like how they have been steadily redeeming there brand. Also, it doesnt hurt having one of the top counterfeit detectors in the country. They are very reasonably priced, especially if you just wanna know if your coin is genuine. #7) PCI (10 digit green and photo) This group includes the old green and photo cert eras. These holders are known for sometimes causing AWESOME rainbow toning. Although the gold labels might actually tone them the nicest. Still, i wouldnt shy away from paying bid, or a squoze more for a coin i liked in one of these. #8) Tie- ICG (green label) Anacs (yellow and blue) These 2 dont get very much respect on the open market. Atleast from me anyways. I don't own any of either and probably never will. #9) Segs Alls i will say, is buyer beware of this company. I like the owner, he has nice inventory, i like the heavy duty slab construction and design. Treat these as raw imo. There you have it folks - slab rankings from one man's perspective. Feel free to chime in with any commentary, problems, issues, concerns.