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What do you call the old small ANACS holders?

ElKevvoElKevvo Posts: 4,046 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited February 12, 2024 3:22PM in U.S. Coin Forum

I posted about this a while back and thought I would get some numbers. I always referred to them as 'soap bar' holders since to me they look like the old hotel soap while it seems that the majority of eBay auctions refer to them as 'soap box' holders. Which I am guessing is a nod the the small boxes the small hotel soap would come in. I do have a couple I am selling on eBay and want to make sure I get the description right, currently 'soap bar'. Anyway details like this sometimes keep me up at night so getting folks opinions on it! Thanks!


What do you call the old small ANACS holders?

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  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,472 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Soap Bar

    Soap Bar

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  • OwnerofawheatiehordeOwnerofawheatiehorde Posts: 1,455 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Soap Box

    I use soap box, soap bar just seems off to me.

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

    I always was of the opinion that Soap Box was used as the motel/hotel bars of soap came in small boxes with a window to view the soap bar.
    I truly liked the small white holder the best.

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  • CryptoCrypto Posts: 3,346 ✭✭✭✭✭
  • goodmoney4badmoneygoodmoney4badmoney Posts: 1,094 ✭✭✭✭

    I’ve used the term “cache” in the past for these, parroting others.

  • 1Bufffan1Bufffan Posts: 612 ✭✭✭
    Old Small Holder

    I just call them "small white anacs" or s.w.a. on my inventory sheet.

  • The_Dinosaur_ManThe_Dinosaur_Man Posts: 821 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Soap Box

    I've always enjoyed the original small holders. They feel more wholesome and organic for the purpose of authentication.

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  • Manifest_DestinyManifest_Destiny Posts: 3,041 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Egg shells. They're easy to crack.

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

    SWH and occasionally soap box

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  • jacrispiesjacrispies Posts: 670 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Soap Box

    You can't clean yourself with it. It contains something. Soap BOX!

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  • CRHer700CRHer700 Posts: 421 ✭✭✭✭
    Soap Bar

    Soap bar sounds the nicest.

    Cheers, CRHer700 :mrgreen:

  • ShaunBC5ShaunBC5 Posts: 1,594 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Soap Bar

    A soap box is something you get on when you rant.

  • raysrays Posts: 2,326 ✭✭✭✭✭

    To my knowledge, these have always been called caches.

  • PerryHallPerryHall Posts: 45,203 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Old Small Holder

    @rays said:
    To my knowledge, these have always been called caches.

    Agree. When they first came out, ANACS called their new slab the "ANACS Cache" in their advertisements.

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  • ifthevamzarockinifthevamzarockin Posts: 8,498 ✭✭✭✭✭

    When listing on ebay I would always use "old small holder"

    When you use old small holder your listing will also pop up when people search old green holder or old holder.

  • WalkerfanWalkerfan Posts: 8,842 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Old Small Holder

    Hotel soap bar :D

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  • U1chicagoU1chicago Posts: 5,499 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Old Small Holder

    I lean towards Old Small Holder but the other two options are acceptable as well. If you have enough space in the eBay title, use more than one of the terms to maximize the number of people that might find the listing.

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