Why we grade, encapsulate & certify coins, banknotes, art...


I have been wondering what the reasons are we choose to slab our works of metallic art?

From my perspective over the last 30+ years, certified coin & bank notes have gone through a few phases (in terms of popularity, price & availability) - some positive, some not so much.

Please tell us what your most important reasons are for paying to have a coin slabbed.

I realize, as with anything to do with collecting by humans, all things are subject to change - but some "things" which we use to evaluate our works of art, are much more important to us....

We are offering some unusual works of metallic & other forms of art - let us know if something strikes your fancy...




  • mkman123mkman123 Posts: 6,768 ✭✭✭✭

    well OP, I looked at your ebay page and everything your selling is slabbed, so tell me why no raw coins?

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  • HJPHJP Posts: 380 ✭✭✭

    I think we have a raw 8 Reales for sale...

    I buy raw coins & slab em. Wondering why...

  • SaorAlbaSaorAlba Posts: 6,332 ✭✭✭✭✭

    A sale masked as a discussion about slabbing stuff.

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  • StorkStork Posts: 4,857 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @SaorAlba said:
    A sale masked as a discussion about slabbing stuff.

    At least it's on the BST though.

  • HJPHJP Posts: 380 ✭✭✭

    Yes, I am selling coins, banknotes, all kinds of art.

    My question is aimed at understanding the reasons why we choose to pay a fee to encapsulate an object with an option of the condition.

  • HJPHJP Posts: 380 ✭✭✭


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