Has anyone ever seen a slabbed 1909 VDB in a PCGS Holder that say Genuine on front with a VDB picture. I am trying to find out more about this coin. Is is a promotional slab. Sample slab? ???
Never seen one of those. Definitely interesting looking though
Yes. It's the old slabbing for problem coins, problem unspecified.
The new codes are listed here: http://www.pcgs.com/grades/
And, no, it's not THAT new.
That is an interesting label. There is no way that the "V.D.B." pictured on the label is an image of that area on the encapsulated coin.
I have been to many, many coin shows, and have not seen that type of label.... collectors must grab them up as soon as they appear.... Cheers, RickO
Extremely cool holder! Never seen one before and we've looked at a lot of 1909 VDBs and -S VDBs over the years!
Since I'm regularly hunting 1909 dated coins, and especially the Lincoln Cents, I've seen this particular slab quite a few times, but never bought one. They almost always contain low grade 1909 VDB cents that would not be worth getting certified otherwise as the coins are certainly worth less than $20 each, maybe less than $10 each.
I do not think they are problem coins, like you would normally think with a PCGS Genuine, as the ones that I've seen in these holders look passable, but they are just low grade coins. I would guess these were made up by a dealer as a giveaway or for some other promotional purpose.
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I agree, I don't believe them to be labeled as genuine for being problem coins. Just a generic slab (or sample)
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Dealer ordered special label makes sense.
Bump. Any more info on these?
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I think, from another past thread, the consensus is genuine holder with special dealer label.