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Do you have a "holder" preference?

lkeneficlkenefic Posts: 7,812 ✭✭✭✭✭

Hypothetical: I know the holder shouldn't matter... but if you were looking at a significant coin for your collection and found several that look nice for the grade and appear equivalent but were in different holders... which would you buy? Bear in mind, they are NOT priced equivalently. How much of a premium would you pay?

Collecting: Dansco 7070; Middle Date Large Cents (VF-AU); Box of 20;

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Do you have a "holder" preference?

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  • renomedphysrenomedphys Posts: 3,499 ✭✭✭✭✭

    OGH CAC (like there is a different answer 🤪)

  • alaura22alaura22 Posts: 2,646 ✭✭✭✭✭

    PCGS with a CAC, the holder is inconsequential

  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,789 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @lkenefic said:
    Do you have a "holder" preference?

    @291fifth said:
    Bring back album collecting!

    Yes, Dansco's and Whitman's. 😂 Then soap bars not soap boxes! 🤣 👍

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

  • alaura22alaura22 Posts: 2,646 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @291fifth said:
    Bring back album collecting!

    It never left!

  • thebeavthebeav Posts: 3,750 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 23, 2024 1:15PM

    I've always preferred the old, little ANACS holders.
    You pay for SD boxes by the square inch..... ;)

  • PillarDollarCollectorPillarDollarCollector Posts: 4,722 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 23, 2024 2:43PM

    I now have only a handful of graded coins busted them out this week and put them in 2 by 2's. Only the more expensive coins (1000$ or more) will remain slabbed otherwise they are coming out and going into 2 by 2's then into these:

  • PillarDollarCollectorPillarDollarCollector Posts: 4,722 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 23, 2024 2:52PM

    Reasons I am tired of slabs:

    -Always worrying if they get damaged or are already damaged
    -Storage takes to much space and cost more money
    -If coin has PVC it is a problem I do not want to deal with much easier to acetone raw coins vs breaking a slab and then having to have it graded again
    -Graded coins cost more in general
    -The grades I collect are no where near near mint and I personally do not like mint state coins has been that way ever since I started collecting I prefer circulated coins in G-04 to F-15
    -Latin American coins are not easy to find and even less so already graded
    -Chance of loss or theft sending coins in to be graded
    -Cost of grading for lower graded coins is simply not worth it

  • oldabeintxoldabeintx Posts: 1,621 ✭✭✭✭✭

    CACG, state of the art IMO.

  • JimTylerJimTyler Posts: 3,048 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Hold holders pre 1950

  • Cougar1978Cougar1978 Posts: 7,611 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I prefer PCGS / NGC. Have some CACG coins too but lately only if price is right.

    Others pickup in bulk deals now and then.

    So Cali Area - Coins & Currency
  • pursuitoflibertypursuitofliberty Posts: 6,588 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have to say (and I am not sure I can believe I am saying this), but I prefer the newest Gold Shield PCGS holders with the "partial" edge view.

    I can't stand white prongs, but I really appreciate being able to see some of the edge, especially on my CBH's.

    For classic holders, probably in this order (I may have missed one or two);

    NGC Fatty (Black)
    PCGS Two-piece
    PCGS Doily
    PCGS Rattler
    NGC Fatty (Embossed Reverse)
    PCGS OGH
    NGC Fatty
    Hallmark (Original)
    ANACS (Original White Holder and PNG Logo)
    ANACS (White Holder)


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  • KliaoKliao Posts: 5,454 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I buy the coin and not the holder first and then the holder second. However, if two coins presented to me were exactly the same but one was in a vintage holder, I would choose the vintage holder over the modern holder. Despite this, I did buy a couple cheap coins just for the holder and not so much for the coin in it.

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  • silverpopsilverpop Posts: 6,597 ✭✭✭✭✭

    holders have never influenced my choice in buying coins as i have a rule if the coin gets my notice it's bought , if two coins are the same then it would be which ever one caught my notice first

  • TimNHTimNH Posts: 127 ✭✭✭

    It's not old or new, or brand or sticker, it's the design of the slab. The old ANACS soaps are the best, only as large as they need to be, neat & clean, minimalist and lovely. Wish everyone would go to a thing like that.

  • WAYNEASWAYNEAS Posts: 6,341 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 24, 2024 10:06AM

    Prefer Pcgs holder, Nfc chip and trueview.

    Edited to add slab pics.

    Wayne

    Kennedys are my quest...

  • JWPJWP Posts: 17,506 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 24, 2024 9:59AM

    I like the holders that have coins in them.

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  • WalkerfanWalkerfan Posts: 8,952 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 24, 2024 10:17AM

    I have ranked my preferences:

    1. Vintage + CAC
    2. Newer PCGS/NGC + CAC
    3. Vintage
    4. Newer PCGS/NGC
    5. CACG

    The coin must also pass MY OWN scrutiny regardless of how it is housed.

    I am ranking HOLDERS here.

    If I see a coin that I truly LIKE/WANT/NEED; I will buy it in ANY of these five holders.

    “I may not believe in myself but I believe in what I’m doing” ~Jimmy Page~

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  • LeeBoneLeeBone Posts: 4,307 ✭✭✭✭✭

    PCGS/CAC
    OGH preferred.

    I do buy the coin...just in the desired holder.

  • spacehaydukespacehayduke Posts: 5,468 ✭✭✭✭✭

    CACG no question about it bc:

    1. Best optics for imaging by far.
    2. A coin in a CACG holder means I am getting what I am paying for. CAC sticker as well for 2, but again, 1 trumps other brands of holders................

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  • jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,246 ✭✭✭✭✭

    While I do not actively search for specific holders, if 2 coins I want happen to be same grade and color and one is in an older holder, I would most likely go for this coin, but not to the point of excessive bidding.
    Jim


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  • KiwiNumiKiwiNumi Posts: 39 ✭✭

    Sorry for the off topic post but does CACG have its own version of TrueView?

  • TomBTomB Posts: 20,725 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @KiwiNumi said:
    Sorry for the off topic post but does CACG have its own version of TrueView?

    Yes.

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  • rnkmyer1rnkmyer1 Posts: 499 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Any PCGS without a scuffed up holder. CAC optional. First though, I have to like the coin inside.

    “The thrill of the hunt never gets old”

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  • lkeneficlkenefic Posts: 7,812 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Manifest_Destiny said:
    You forgot CGS.

    ...I thought it was USB? ;-)

    Collecting: Dansco 7070; Middle Date Large Cents (VF-AU); Box of 20;

    Successful BST transactions with: SilverEagles92; Ahrensdad; Smitty; GregHansen; Lablade; Mercury10c; copperflopper; whatsup; KISHU1; scrapman1077, crispy, canadanz, smallchange, robkool, Mission16, ranshdow, ibzman350, Fallguy, Collectorcoins, SurfinxHI, jwitten, Walkerguy21D, dsessom.
  • pocketpiececommemspocketpiececommems Posts: 5,738 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Straight PCGS should have been a choice. I’m not spending money on NGC hoping that it will cross

  • JRGeyerJRGeyer Posts: 128 ✭✭✭

    Aesthetically, I like the modern PCGS holders the best. I really liked the modern holders coupled with the 35th Anniversary label.

    But I would scoop up a USB if the coin was right, no reason to restrict yourself to a holder.

  • @coinbuf said:

    @KiwiNumi said:
    Sorry for the off topic post but does CACG have its own version of TrueView?

    Yes they do, on my first submission both a light and dark background was supplied to me.


    I’ve always felt silver looks better against a black background and gold against white.

    All other pursuits currently on hold while I have fun completing my Dansco 7070.

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