Before Genuine, there was Authentic!

ZoinsZoins Posts: 20,577 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited November 12, 2019 2:04AM in U.S. Coin Forum

I just ran across this slab and was quite interested in any background on it. It was called a sample slab but is it one? Anyone seen these before?

I like how the reverse says "© PCGS-COPYING PROHIBITED".


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  • CoinstartledCoinstartled Posts: 10,177 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 12, 2019 4:46AM

    They were produced for a coin collectors kit.

    Several thousand are floating around.

  • rickoricko Posts: 71,027 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That is nice, and although many would put it in an album, for that year, I would like a slab...Mom's birth year...Cheers, RickO

  • KellenCoinKellenCoin Posts: 1,166 ✭✭✭✭

    Slabs like those are fairly common as a whole, though there are a few rarer dates.

    YN Member of the ANA, ANS, NBS, EAC, C4, MCA, PNNA, CSNS, ILNA, TEC, and more!
    Always buying numismatic literature and sample slabs.

  • jedmjedm Posts: 1,633 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ricko said:
    That is nice, and although many would put it in an album, for that year, I would like a slab...Mom's birth year...Cheers, RickO

    My mother's birth year also. She was also very authentic. RIP mom.

  • mannie graymannie gray Posts: 5,465 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Coinstartled said:
    They were produced for a coin collectors kit.

    Several thousand are floating around.

    You're right...and there may be more than several thousand.
    They are very common.
    I once bought a large box of them for $1 each.
    This was a few years ago.
    Every once in a while one will sell on eBay for, pardon the expression, "stupid money."

  • mannie graymannie gray Posts: 5,465 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Per samplecoinslabs.com, these were issued to promote a Random House coin collecting kit.
    The website estimates production at 50,000-100,000.

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