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1913 type 1 buffalo nickel in a "crippled" NGC slab, would you re-holder this coin if you bought it?

BUFFNIXXBUFFNIXX Posts: 2,680 ✭✭✭✭✭

Here is a 1913 type one buffalo nickel proof in NGC PF-64 that is in an NGC slab. Do you like this particular slab? And would
you consider getting it re-holdered by NGC if you were to add it to your collection? Is the so-called "green bean" really that
important? Also is this type of slab in itself rare?

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  • braddickbraddick Posts: 22,525 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Personally, I'd buff the rest of the reverse sticker off and replace it with a plain white decal of equal size. I do wish NGC would market replacement decals. That would be a game changer.


  • Mr_SpudMr_Spud Posts: 3,980 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 25, 2021 12:56PM

    I’d look for an appropriate sticker to place over the damaged sticker. Not sure what I would end up with until I found the replacement sticker though.

    But maybe one of these 🤔 https://www.ebay.com/itm/Scrapbooking-Crafts-KF-Stickers-Once-Dedicated-Coin-Collector-Mint-Grade-Rare-/233528123094?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286


  • ironmanl63ironmanl63 Posts: 1,955 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I would leave it like it is. Personally I do not care about the reverse branding. I like the coin it appears to be very solid for grade!

  • aclocoacloco Posts: 952 ✭✭✭

    Beautiful Proof Buffalo.

    Would leave as is, where is, with the partial sticker......

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  • MWallaceMWallace Posts: 3,700 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice coin. I hate it when the stickers come off, and as a general rule I try to avoid them, but I wouldn't reholder or mind owning this one.

  • derrybderryb Posts: 35,813 ✭✭✭✭✭

    as a buyer of labels, i insist on having both of them

  • HalfDimeDudeHalfDimeDude Posts: 1,189 ✭✭✭✭✭

    In a fatty i leave it be....I buy that slab before another.

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  • ike126ike126 Posts: 802 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'd leave it alone personally looks like a really nice buffalo!!

  • coinbufcoinbuf Posts: 10,400 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 25, 2021 4:06PM

    In answer to the op's questions this is a gen 4 holder, the reverse hologram was/is very easily damaged so you see lots of this generation holder with partial reverse holograms. The gen 4 and 5 holders are the last two of the old soap bar style before NGC went to the style with the plastic having the indent below the label and both are somewhat easy to find.

    I would rather have that holder over a shinny new holder any day, that holder says the coin is stable and has been mostly well cared for. Having the coin reholdered could result in a lower value.

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  • JimTylerJimTyler Posts: 2,880 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The sticker bugs me but I’d live with it in this case, don’t reholder.

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I would keep it as it is.... The holder is fine... We don't need no stinkin' labels.... :D Nice Buff nickel... Cheers, RickO

  • skier07skier07 Posts: 3,536 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Best case scenario with a new holder the value of the coin remains the same. Worst case scenario the value of the coin decreases. I don’t think there’s any upside potential. Nice coin by the way.

  • yspsalesyspsales Posts: 2,025 ✭✭✭✭✭

    For ATS. you got the right holder and the right sticker...

    Let it be...

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  • nwcoastnwcoast Posts: 2,710 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I’d leave it be.
    But, I’m a “buy the coin and not the holder” kind of guy.
    That said, if it were in something other than one of the top 3 tier holders, I’d have that thing outta there in a jiffy! :-)
    Nothing wrong with an NGC Fatty.

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  • 291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,725 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Just leave it as it is. The damaged NGC sticker is an annoyance but not critical.

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  • logger7logger7 Posts: 7,770 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Not "crippled" as the holder is not damaged. No real defect in the minds of most potential owners iMO.

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