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Strange lettering on bottom of pcgs holder

PppPpp Posts: 466 ✭✭✭✭

I always wanted a 1840 seated liberty dollar. I finally broke down and recently purchased a coin off the internet from great collections.

For some reason the holders reverse looks strange like a combination of two different years.
Also, the letters LMEYXLS are etched on the bottom of the holder. Has anyone ever seen this before?

Thank you in advance for your comments.

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    lilolmelilolme Posts: 2,462 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yes having seen the lettering on the bottom of the holder. There are a couple or few threads on it. If I recall correctly the consensus was that it was a manufacture code. The numbers/letters were not unique and some had slabs with the same number. I believe they were graded at the same time.

    https://youtube.com/watch?v=2YNufnS_kf4 - Mama I'm coming home ...................................................................................................................................................................... RLJ 1958 - 2023

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    Downtown1974Downtown1974 Posts: 6,724 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 29, 2022 3:11PM

    Yes, that’s normal. I forget when they started doing it, but I have many with the etched numbers. Nice Dollar too!

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    lilolmelilolme Posts: 2,462 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 29, 2022 3:56PM

    So I just went and got my last submission. It was 10 raw coins and I have 9 of the slabs. 7 of the 9 slabs have the same code. 2 of the 9 slabs have a different code.

    So the thing that is suspicious to me is that the 2 with a different number were the only 2 that got a plus (+) on the grade. Could be a coincidence. But I suspect this might be a pcgs etched code of some type. One of the 7 was a details grade and had the same code as the other 6 of the 7 total.

    I will look at the previous submission if I can gather it up.

    Edit: Update I found the 10th slab so it is 8 of 10 with the same code. 2 of 10 with a 2nd code but these two were the same code to each other. These two had a plus (+) grade and the others did not.

    https://youtube.com/watch?v=2YNufnS_kf4 - Mama I'm coming home ...................................................................................................................................................................... RLJ 1958 - 2023

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