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Raw York Commem with Origial Holder and Mailer

Bought this York Commem many years ago, with mailer and holder, wondering whether should keep it raw ?


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    CommemDudeCommemDude Posts: 2,196 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Whether it's a 65 or 66 , the price difference is not enough to justify getting it slabbed, as I think it's nice to keep the coin raw if you feel certain it came with that holder.

    Usually these coins, when stored in the mailer, are tab toned and not as colorful as your coin, which looks more like an envelope toned coin although there's no way to know for sure.

    Dr Mikey
    Commems and Early Type
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    BroadstruckBroadstruck Posts: 30,497 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Mating toned commems with original commission tab holders sourced elsewhere was quite common on eBay a decade to two ago.

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    telephoto1telephoto1 Posts: 4,751 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Love the color on this piece. I like the idea of putting it in an airtight capsule and having it with the original items but it's obviously your call on putting it into a slab. As others have said, it likely won't change the value much... unless it gets a monster grade.


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    BillJonesBillJones Posts: 33,486 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 27, 2023 5:54AM

    The York commemorative often comes in high grade (MS-65 and 66). It is not really worth slabbing given today’s high fees and shipping costs. I bought a similar deal. I kept the issuing card but sold the coin. The was bright white and was not the piece that came in the card. I already had a certified example.

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice commemorative. I lived in York County (Biddeford) for a couple of years after I got out of the Navy. Pretty sure I have one of those in my collection. Cheers, RickO

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