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Old ANACS holders?

I have a few coins in very old ANACS holders, including a blazing AU58 Indian Cent. I’ve heard that the holders themselves have become collectible and can even command a premium. My question is, I think the Indian cent would go AU58+ at PCGS. I’m considering cracking it out of the ANACS slab and submitting to PCGS. Good idea?

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    OwnerofawheatiehordeOwnerofawheatiehorde Posts: 1,521 ✭✭✭✭✭

    We would need pictures to make an accurate decision.

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    skier07skier07 Posts: 3,697 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Unless you’re an expert collector I wouldn’t crack it out and I would submit to PCGS in the ANACS holder with a minimum crossing grade.

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    BigAlBigAl Posts: 1,139 ✭✭✭

    Date, MM, pics?

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    pursuitoflibertypursuitofliberty Posts: 6,594 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @BigAl said:
    Date, MM, pics?

    This ^.

    A 1907 might be a waste of money. An 1872 may not be.

    Also, do you know what constitutes a 55, 58 and 58+ at PCGS? A lot of old white ANACS coins will not cross at grade, much less upgrade. Some will of course, but not as many as you hope. Some won't even straight grade if you crack them.


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    relicsncoinsrelicsncoins Posts: 7,860 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The holder itself won't command much if any of a premium.

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    MFeldMFeld Posts: 12,056 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Ownerofawheatiehorde said:
    We would need pictures to make an accurate decision.

    We would need to see pictures to make a recommendation. But even then, it might not be accurate.
    However, on a percentage basis, based on how few coins receive that grade, odds are strongly against you. And that’s even if the coin is a nice one.

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

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    BStrauss3BStrauss3 Posts: 3,167 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Pictures and serial #. For example, an ANA ownership holder is a crapshoot because of the difference between the technical ANA standards and market grading used today. Most of the time the ANA grade is lower, but there are some ugly dogs that are technically one grade but just too ugly for today's standards.

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    291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,945 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I find talk of premiums for coins in the old ANACS holders darkly amusing. When they were current many collectors and dealers would bad-mouth coins in such holders. I doubt if many current collectors or dealers are willing to pay a premium for them but, given the amount of dumb money that seems to be active in collectibles markets these days, who knows?

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    pointfivezeropointfivezero Posts: 1,638 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I believe the old blue font ANACS ANA soapbox holders do maintain a premium, albeit a small one. I recently submitted an MS63 WLH in a blue font soapbox holder under the “cross at any straight grade” category to PCGS. It crossed at MS64.

    Tim

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    coinbufcoinbuf Posts: 10,770 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 9, 2024 2:23PM

    @291fifth said:
    I find talk of premiums for coins in the old ANACS holders darkly amusing. When they were current many collectors and dealers would bad-mouth coins in such holders. I doubt if many current collectors or dealers are willing to pay a premium for them but, given the amount of dumb money that seems to be active in collectibles markets these days, who knows?

    Perhaps if you spent more time outside of this forum and your own mind you might find that you don't know as much as you think you do when it comes to the holder market.

    @pointfivezero said:
    I believe the old blue font ANACS ANA soapbox holders do maintain a premium, albeit a small one. I recently submitted an MS63 WLH in a blue font soapbox holder under the “cross at any straight grade” category to PCGS. It crossed at MS64.

    Tim

    The Gen 7 and 7.1 are quite scarce and will bring a premium if recognized by those seeking one.

    @Druid58 I suggest that you review this set of google slides that was put together by a forum member and try to match your holder to one listed.

    https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Y_6cj6X2v_ZbO4NrqlRLysVeJO1IgoqnAA51ErVhLf8/edit#slide=id.g13ceb62592e_1_672

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