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Your Favorite Slab (Not 'Grading Company'- the actual physical slab)

braddickbraddick Posts: 22,516 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited August 28, 2023 7:22AM in U.S. Coin Forum

I am curious which is your favorite slab as far as its presence and physical nature and why.
Not so much the graders abilities- but rather the slab and insert itself.



  • WalkerfanWalkerfan Posts: 8,668 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 26, 2023 12:45PM

    NGC 3.0 (gold foil & green label) and PCGS 2.1 (OGH two-piece with sharp edge).

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  • Downtown1974Downtown1974 Posts: 6,588 ✭✭✭✭✭

    PCGS Gold Shield with NFC anti-counterfeit technology.

  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,014 ✭✭✭✭✭

    i always liked the segs slabs, fwiw(i wonder if that guy mr. biggs is still around?)

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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I am not a slab collector, but one slab I really like, is the fancy green one issued by PCGS.... I do not recall the name, but it has been shown here a few times. Really nice. Cheers, RickO

  • Mr_SpudMr_Spud Posts: 3,980 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The old ANACS soap bar ones are the best because they are smaller, but the PCGS ones before they used tabs are the best for when you have to take pictures through the slab. The newer ANACS ones are too flimsy and the top curving in looks funny to me. The SEGS are about equal to the pre-tab PCGS.

    In reality, I think all slabs take away from the appearance of the coins. That’s why I like to take pictures of them and crop out the slab right away and then rarely look at the coins inside the slabs afterwards. None of them provide a background for the coin that enhances the coins appearance in my opinion.


  • 291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The SEGS slab was the best designed of them all.

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  • SmudgeSmudge Posts: 9,057 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I like rattlers and OGH’s

  • DNADaveDNADave Posts: 7,232 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I’m a big fan of NGC “fatties”, PCGS clam shells, and small ANACS holders. SEGS holders are the most durable IMO and for what it’s worth I’ll take PCGS green and solid blue inserts over the faded/gradient inserts, which I think are loosely graded.

  • jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 8,709 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @gumby1234 said:
    The old soapbar ANACS slabs.

    100 % in agreement.

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  • pointfivezeropointfivezero Posts: 1,525 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @UpGrayedd said:
    I agree with everyone that said they liked the compact size of the old ANACS soap bars, but I found one even smaller.

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    OK, you win!


  • dcarrdcarr Posts: 7,658 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Curved-top ANACS .

  • Manifest_DestinyManifest_Destiny Posts: 1,864 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'd probably vote for the old soapbox holders also. Smaller is better. As far as current slabs go, PCGS Gold Shield. They're really light.

  • gumby1234gumby1234 Posts: 5,172 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @pointfivezero said:
    Still trying to decide.....


    Wait, WHAT........ No NGC black?

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  • pointfivezeropointfivezero Posts: 1,525 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @gumby1234 said:

    @pointfivezero said:
    Still trying to decide.....


    Wait, WHAT........ No NGC black?

    That's funny! You may notice there are no NGC or PCGS slabs in the picture. I would need a wide angle lens to get all my slabs in one picture.


  • TurboSnailTurboSnail Posts: 1,664 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Here we go again.

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