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Older PCI Holders... thoughts?

lkeneficlkenefic Posts: 7,809 ✭✭✭✭✭

Hey Everyone... I took a chance on a Half Dime for the 7070 last night... hammered for less than $40. Crummy seller pics... I thought earlier "photo-certified" coins were somewhat accurately graded. This one looks better than 30... thoughts?

Collecting: Dansco 7070; Middle Date Large Cents (VF-AU); Box of 20;

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  • darktonedarktone Posts: 8,437 ✭✭✭

    Hit and miss. The good ones were cracked out.

  • RLSnapperRLSnapper Posts: 515 ✭✭✭✭✭

    For $40 you did well. Keep it in the holder. You know old plastic is worth more than the coin sometimes...this may be one of those times.

  • Cougar1978Cougar1978 Posts: 7,609 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Would have to be a heck of a deal for me.

    So Cali Area - Coins & Currency
  • UpGrayeddUpGrayedd Posts: 495 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I think you did well. I'd buy that every day for $40. As others have said, keep it in the PCI Photo Slab.

    Philippians 4:4-7

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Cannot really assess the grade from the pictures, but looks nice. For the price, looks like a good deal. Keep it and enjoy it. Cheers, RickO

  • joeykoinsjoeykoins Posts: 14,842 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 24, 2022 11:05AM

    I have one in my collection!

    1882 toner





    Yes! I do believe it would grade higher than the 61.
    Although, Never to be taken out of the Classic holder.
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  • logger7logger7 Posts: 8,068 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Probably XF, doesn't affect value much, in fact having coins undergraded in an old holder may be an advantage.

  • NumisOxideNumisOxide Posts: 10,989 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks 35. Nice buy for $40. Don't see much seated coins in the old photo holders.

  • coinbufcoinbuf Posts: 10,751 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 24, 2022 1:31PM

    Nice purchase, not too often that you see seated coins in these holders. From the mostly white color on a circ piece I'm thinking it may have been dipped or cleaned prior to being put in the holder. But that will be easier for you to assess once in hand.

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  • BStrauss3BStrauss3 Posts: 3,142 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @lkenefic yours is the 4th generation of the PCI holders.

    Gen1: Photo has the grade bottom right corner, nothing on the back.
    Gen2: Photo has no grade, and nothing on the back.
    Gen3: The Cert# is also on the back - like @joeykoins
    Gen4: Cert# and barcode on the back

    @pointfivezero there are actually two different kinds of photo slabs you are showing... the Accugrade photoslabs are a three-compartment (Label, coin, and photo) as described in Accugrade's patent. The PCI slabs (Global/International) are Two compartment (coin and a die-cut insert) which would have worked around Accugrade's patent.

    -----Burton
    ANA 50 year/Life Member (now "Emeritus")
  • pointfivezeropointfivezero Posts: 1,627 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thanks @BStrauss3. Great info, as always!

    Tim

  • lkeneficlkenefic Posts: 7,809 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @BStrauss3 ...Thanks for the info! Much appreciated!

    The piece doesn't seem that difficult to find as Type, so getting a duplicate shouldn't be hard... initially, I was going to crack it for the album but if keeping it in the plastic is ultimately going to give a better return, I'll just keep it as is... once it gets here, that is...

    I've seen collectors looking for rare plastic... just how "rare" is a fourth gen PCI holder? Not my area of collecting. Thanks!

    Collecting: Dansco 7070; Middle Date Large Cents (VF-AU); Box of 20;

    Successful BST transactions with: SilverEagles92; Ahrensdad; Smitty; GregHansen; Lablade; Mercury10c; copperflopper; whatsup; KISHU1; scrapman1077, crispy, canadanz, smallchange, robkool, Mission16, ranshdow, ibzman350, Fallguy, Collectorcoins, SurfinxHI, jwitten, Walkerguy21D, dsessom.
  • bob48bob48 Posts: 451 ✭✭✭

    Here is a type 1 photo cert with the grade on the front.

    Here is a type 2 photo cert.

    Bob

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  • ldhairldhair Posts: 7,119 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I only have this one. The grade looks about right.

    Larry

  • logger7logger7 Posts: 8,068 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Did Mr. Beardsley from Chattanooga, TN run a later version of PCI? I remember him at the Baltimore show.

  • bob48bob48 Posts: 451 ✭✭✭

    Do we have some sorta time line for when the different type were first put out?
    Like the ANACS Photo certs. (Which were dated)

    Bob

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  • UpGrayeddUpGrayedd Posts: 495 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @bob48 said:
    Do we have some sorta time line for when the different type were first put out?
    Like the ANACS Photo certs. (Which were dated)

    oldslabholders.com has alot of good information on their slab histories page.

    Philippians 4:4-7

  • RayboRaybo Posts: 5,273 ✭✭✭✭✭


    I would like to add my low number PCI holder to the thread, it actually has some luster showing.

  • davewesendavewesen Posts: 5,830 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I agree the sellers pics don't show the coin very well. I suspect an old cleaning retoned or a dip retoned ,,, neither would be great for your 7070, and might be better flipping old slab or trading for something else. When the coin arrives, you will have better view.

  • BStrauss3BStrauss3 Posts: 3,142 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @logger7 said:
    Did Mr. Beardsley from Chattanooga, TN run a later version of PCI? I remember him at the Baltimore show.

    Yes. Brian's time was eventful. After his death, the company was sold to Leslie Slade.

    -----Burton
    ANA 50 year/Life Member (now "Emeritus")
  • BStrauss3BStrauss3 Posts: 3,142 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The lowest cert# I have is 0000115, with a 1946 Iowa Commemorative.

    -----Burton
    ANA 50 year/Life Member (now "Emeritus")
  • TreashuntTreashunt Posts: 6,747 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have a few PCI's--

    somewhere.

    Frank

    BHNC #203

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