It is time for the TPGs to start certifying Cheerios pattern reverse dollars pulled from circulation
I submit that it is no longer necessary for a TPG to remove a Cheerios pattern reverse dollar from the original holder in order to certify it as a Cheerios pattern reverse coin. I have now seen in hand two circulated pattern reverse Cheerios dollars certified by a major TPG. As we have long speculated, many of them were simply spent after being removed from cereal boxes. That is what many a non-collector kid would have done.
There was no trouble being certain of their attribution and/or authenticity. You can leave the word "Cheerios" off of the label if you wish and just certify it as a pattern coin with the FS number, but any competent Authenticator can certify these coins as genuine. THe grading is what the grading is.