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Is it Soap box or Soap bar or does anyone really care?

ElKevvoElKevvo Posts: 4,046 ✭✭✭✭✭

I see a lot of auctions on eBay for coins in the older ANACS auctions with the slab described as 'old soap box' and others with the slab as 'old soap bar'. Personally the slabs remind me of hotel soaps so I am thinking soap bar is more correct. But is one more correct than the other or preferred? Should there be a space before box or bar ie: soapbox vs. soap box? Your thoughts on this matter are appreciated otherwise I will be lying in bed at 2 am contemplating this! :)

K

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  • ElKevvoElKevvo Posts: 4,046 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @NeophyteNumismatist said:
    I think whatever slang you want to call them is fine... just don't shower with them.

    How do you think I get the coins inside them to tone? :)

    K

    ANA LM
  • NeophyteNumismatistNeophyteNumismatist Posts: 853 ✭✭✭✭✭

    taco bell napkins?

    I am a newer collector (started April 2020), and I primarily focus on U.S. Half Cents and Type Coins. Early copper is my favorite.

  • WinLoseWinWinLoseWin Posts: 1,462 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I will get on my soap box and say they should be called soap bars for the reason you pointed out, that they look the small hotel soaps.

    Stepping off my soap box now.

    "To Be Esteemed Be Useful" - 1792 Birch Cent --- "I personally think we developed language because of our deep need to complain." - Lily Tomlin

  • Manifest_DestinyManifest_Destiny Posts: 3,046 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The no line fatty is a bath bar.

  • MFeldMFeld Posts: 11,736 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @WinLoseWin said:
    I will get on my soap box and say they should be called soap bars for the reason you pointed out, that they look the small hotel soaps.

    Stepping off my soap box now.

    And if you'd been on a soap bar, instead, you might be slipping off, rather than stepping off of it. ;)

    Mark Feld* of Heritage Auctions*Unless otherwise noted, my posts here represent my personal opinions.

  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,478 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It's soap bar. Let me call a friend.... Isn't that right @CaptHenway?

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🤣 )

  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,478 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I don't buy it. I think those white NGC slabs are a lot bigger then a hotel soap bar.

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🤣 )

  • jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,038 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Weird, I always remember them called soap boxes. I also remember soap at motels coming in cardboard boxes. Oh well. IWII
    Jim


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  • PerryHallPerryHall Posts: 45,203 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I prefer to just call them "small ANACS holder" or "small ANACS slab".

    Worry is the interest you pay on a debt you may not owe.

  • BStrauss3BStrauss3 Posts: 3,036 ✭✭✭✭✭

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  • sellitstoresellitstore Posts: 2,366 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Put me down in the "does anyone really care" category.

    Collector and dealer in obsolete currency. Always buying all obsolete bank notes and scrip.
  • CaptHenwayCaptHenway Posts: 31,441 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @OAKSTAR said:
    It's soap bar. Let me call a friend.... Isn't that right @CaptHenway?

    Those came out long after I left ANACS.
    In my subsequent life I only ever heard them called "soap bars."

    Numismatist. 50 year member ANA. Winner of four ANA Heath Literary Awards; three Wayte and Olga Raymond Literary Awards; Numismatist of the Year Award 2009, and Lifetime Achievement Award 2020. Winner numerous NLG Literary Awards.
  • PerryHallPerryHall Posts: 45,203 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I remember when the old no-line fatty NGC slabs were called soap bars after they first came out.

    Worry is the interest you pay on a debt you may not owe.

  • WalkerfanWalkerfan Posts: 8,843 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @OAKSTAR said:

    I don't buy it. I think those white NGC slabs are a lot bigger then a hotel soap bar.

    The first time I heard the term ‘soap bar’ it was in reference to an NGC slab. The smaller ANACS slabs were later called ‘hotel’ soap bars, because they’re smaller.

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  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,478 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @CaptHenway said:

    @OAKSTAR said:
    It's soap bar. Let me call a friend.... Isn't that right @CaptHenway?

    Those came out long after I left ANACS.
    In my subsequent life I only ever heard them called "soap bars."

    Nuff said. We can put this one to bed! 😂 👍

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🤣 )

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