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ANACS Photo Certification

I had forgotten all about this one. I had it filed with some large bills because it didn't 'fit' anywhere else. Everything is still in the original ANACS holder from almost 40 years ago. It's sort of neat from the historical perspective However, I wonder if that is the best way to preserve both the Photo Certification document and the coin?

Appreciate any comments...


  • MrBlusterMrBluster Posts: 317 ✭✭✭

    Looks better than a 63.

  • PerryHallPerryHall Posts: 44,860 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That holder looks like it may be made of PVC in which case I wouldn't use it.

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  • ElKevvoElKevvo Posts: 3,989 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice...I do like the Photo Certs!


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  • alefzeroalefzero Posts: 840 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It is a generic dollar in a generic grade. I would keep it right where it is. It is a neat item and if removed and slabbed (even with an upgrade) really doesn't add value IMO.

  • coinbufcoinbuf Posts: 10,411 ✭✭✭✭✭

    When it comes to old holders like these there are two camps, those who like, enjoy, and feel that these old type of holders are worth saving as is. And those who feel that maxing out the grade/value is the most important thing and would destroy the holder and have it regraded in hopes of an upgrade.

    Your coin is as already mentioned a very common date in a very common grade, even if it cleaned up and upgraded two grades that statement would still be very true. Assuming it upgrades one grade the coin is worth roughly $80-$100 in todays market in a new holder, there are many people (myself included) that would pay close to that to preserve the holder. So is it better to destroy the holder, pay the $60 in grading fees for the possible one point (shot two) upgrade, or not pay the fees and find a collector that will enjoy the coin and holder for what it is.

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  • BStrauss3BStrauss3 Posts: 2,914 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The holder is not original from ANACS. The coin was returned in a polyethylene bag inside a PVC flip. So there is no specific value to it.

    Remember, you can put the certificate into a paper money holder (archival) plastic and still send the coin off to be graded. The mapping between the coin and the certificate is the dings and marks and that doesn't change if it's slabbed.

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  • CaptHenwayCaptHenway Posts: 31,260 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 15, 2023 6:03PM

    I left ANACS in the Summer of 1984, and to the best of my knowledge they never issued or sold any holder like this. In my time we just returned the coin in a flip in a padded cardboard foldover plus the certificate loose behind that.
    There were several private holders sold to hold the coin and the certificate together. I assume that this is one such.

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  • robecrobec Posts: 6,394 ✭✭✭✭✭

    If I remember right @relicsncoins collected these. Hopefully he’ll see this and share a few of his.
    My only one, not quite as old as the OP.

  • PerryHallPerryHall Posts: 44,860 ✭✭✭✭✭

    As pointed out by others, this holder was not made or used by ANACS and is an after market product. Capital Plastics made a nice hard plastic screw-together holder to nicely display the coin and certificate together.

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  • _Thanks everyone for imparting your knowledge. The coin and photo cert document fit perfectly in the holder and I 'assumed' that they came that way. We all know where that path leads...

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @RPYred... Welcome aboard. My recommendation would be to get a Capitol Plastics holder, get the coin out of that plastic (give an acetone bath to be sure no PVC remains) and enjoy it that way (since the current holder is not from the TPG). Cheers, RickO

  • relicsncoinsrelicsncoins Posts: 7,751 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have quite a hoard of them. I've seen various types of holders from hard plastic capital holders to soft fake leather ones. I also have dozens of original packages that ANACS shipped the coins and certificate back to the owner in. My earliest are from the mid 70's

    Need a Barber Half with ANACS photo certificate. If you have one for sale please PM me. Current Ebay auctions
  • gumby1234gumby1234 Posts: 5,178 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Along with being in the polyethylene bag in the flip mine had a sticker on the flip with the cert number printed on it.

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