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BroadstruckBroadstruck Posts: 30,497 ✭✭✭✭✭

Does or has ICG ever offered a storage box?

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  • BillJonesBillJones Posts: 33,363 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I don't recall ever seeing one, but since they local, I could ask sometime.

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  • logger7logger7 Posts: 7,938 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I do business with them and they just ship back in a standard cardboard coin holder, or for a few coins rubber banded together. I have been happy how accommodating NGC is shipping in cardboard flat mailer even with 6-8 coins if requested saving on shipping. CAC always ships back to me in these little square boxes with the coins banded together, too bad they don't offer their own box.

  • BroadstruckBroadstruck Posts: 30,497 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thanks as I've never seen one either.

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  • coinkatcoinkat Posts: 22,659 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have never seen one

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  • mannie graymannie gray Posts: 7,259 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @coinkat said:
    I have never seen one

    Nor have I.

  • BAJJERFANBAJJERFAN Posts: 30,956 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Broadstruck said:
    Does or has ICG ever offered a storage box?

    Since their slabs fit nicely into PCGS boxes, there likely isn't a reason for them to offer one.

  • BAJJERFANBAJJERFAN Posts: 30,956 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @logger7 said:
    I do business with them and they just ship back in a standard cardboard coin holder, or for a few coins rubber banded together. I have been happy how accommodating NGC is shipping in cardboard flat mailer even with 6-8 coins if requested saving on shipping. CAC always ships back to me in these little square boxes with the coins banded together, too bad they don't offer their own box.

    I've shipped to CAC in blue boxes and have gotten a blue box back, except for a NGC smoke which didn't come back. I usually wrap my box in newspaper or something similar so all of that tape residue doesn't stick to them, but CAC uses strapping tape right over the box. GRRR! It's a PITA to get off.

  • PTVETTERPTVETTER Posts: 5,870 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I think I saw one this weekend at Annandale coin show.
    It was a blue plastic box without any marking that I can remember.

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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I need to check something... years and years ago (maybe '96 or so), I won an auction of a set of Eagles in ICG slabs... and they came (finally, another story) in a box... still have them in the box. Will post a follow up... Cheers, RickO

  • Insider2Insider2 Posts: 14,452 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @DCW said:
    Man, ICG is still around?

    Well, you must not be a very informed collector.

    BTW, ICG never had a storage box; however about a decade ago they had Intercept Shield boxes with an ICG label on the top.

  • logger7logger7 Posts: 7,938 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 14, 2016 12:31PM

    This may be off-topic but I like ICG for some cheaper issues. One of the four services ebay still permits to list a numerical grade. I use them for coins that need conservation which they offer for free. Also fast and cheap at $12 but not that marketable with the bias. There are definitely some overgraded coins they holder but a fair number of properly graded ones. Since they can be looser on "cleaned" coins but tougher on even minor damage issues, that should be kept in mind. Their older front cert. labels were better when they were in CO IMO.

  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,306 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @mannie gray said:

    @coinkat said:
    I have never seen one

    Nor have I.

    i have not seen one either

  • Cougar1978Cougar1978 Posts: 7,427 ✭✭✭✭✭

    ICG coins fit in either NGC storage boxes or the old Teletrade storage boxes which I use for the new gen PCGS slabs.

    The TTR storage boxes hold ANACS early gen slabs too. Besides the TTR there is no slab storage box that will hold them all - wb super opportunity for some businessman step forward design and manufacture one.

    Glad I kept my old TTR storage boxes.

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  • coinkatcoinkat Posts: 22,659 ✭✭✭✭✭

    ICG is around. They do attend larger shows

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  • TTT for an AMAZING thread!!!

    Cheers, RonO

  • @ricko said:
    I need to check something... years and years ago (maybe '96 or so), I won an auction of a set of Eagles in ICG slabs... and they came (finally, another story) in a box... still have them in the box. Will post a follow up... Cheers, RickO

    RickO been anxiously waiting on your follow up - been checking every day hoping for a new comment, have you found an answer?

    Cheers, RonO

  • Cougar1978Cougar1978 Posts: 7,427 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have a number of ICG world coins. They are nice for grade.

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  • WingsruleWingsrule Posts: 2,977 ✭✭✭✭

    Yes, at one time ICG did have their own storage box. I'll see if I can dig one out.

  • oih82w8oih82w8 Posts: 11,796 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 29, 2016 3:30AM

    I thought that I remember seeing an ICG box before at one of the coins shows. But, like TO mentioned a couple posts earlier, according to the ICG website "they don't currently..."

    Were they in cahoots with Intercept Shield?

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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Ronny .... OK... I had forgotten this.... however, I just went to my coin area and dug it out. Yes, ICG did have a storage box with 20 slots. I have it with MS69 ASE's from 1986 through 2001. Sturdy box with InterceptShield....
    Marked with both company's markings. Cheers, RickO

  • Insider2Insider2 Posts: 14,452 ✭✭✭✭✭

    ICG offered Intercept Shield boxes and for an additional fee they slabbed the coin with a black Intercept Shield insert.

    BTW, DCW, I too have a few ICG coins (US and foreign) that are graded just fine. I also have many coins in my "black collection" slabbed with ICG's Yellow Label for educational purposes. I buy the coin not the TPGS. So yuck it up DCW. if you are a collector holding on and not selling, you may be missing out on some great coins at low prices.

  • GRANDAMGRANDAM Posts: 8,336 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ricko said:
    @Ronny .... OK... I had forgotten this.... however, I just went to my coin area and dug it out. Yes, ICG did have a storage box with 20 slots. I have it with MS69 ASE's from 1986 through 2001. Sturdy box with InterceptShield....
    Marked with both company's markings. Cheers, RickO

    Photo please

    GrandAm :)
  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    :D You are funny.... I have never posted a photo yet.....Cheers, RickO

  • GRANDAMGRANDAM Posts: 8,336 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 29, 2016 1:14PM

    @ricko said:
    :D You are funny.... I have never posted a photo yet.....Cheers, RickO

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    In the message posting mode,,,,,

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  • BUFFNIXXBUFFNIXX Posts: 2,689 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yes they did. It was blue and the coins were stored at a 45 degree angle making the box a bit longer than a similar 20 slab pcgs box. I think it came out 10 years or so ago.

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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @GRANDAM...I do not have an iphone.
    @BUFFNIXX...Mine is white...the slabs are stored vertically and I got it in 2001.
    Cheers, RickO

  • logger7logger7 Posts: 7,938 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That was when they were in CO, when the guy with the golf hat, James Taylor was their promoter with greater talent than now imo.

  • WingsruleWingsrule Posts: 2,977 ✭✭✭✭

    I got these directly from ICG back in October 2005. I was at a show shortly prior to that and saw one of the prototypes that James Taylor had. There are no tags or labels on mine, and don't know how long they stayed in production.

    Dimensions:
    PCGS: 9 x 2 3/4 x 3 1/2"
    ICG: 13 3/8 x 2 3/4 x 3 1/8

    As Buffnixx pointed out, they are held at a 45 degree angle which allows you to view some of the label info without removing them. This was the intent, according to James.




  • VanHalenVanHalen Posts: 3,768 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Wingsrule said:
    I got these directly from ICG back in October 2005. I was at a show shortly prior to that and saw one of the prototypes that James Taylor had. There are no tags or labels on mine, and don't know how long they stayed in production.

    Dimensions:
    PCGS: 9 x 2 3/4 x 3 1/2"
    ICG: 13 3/8 x 2 3/4 x 3 1/8

    As Buffnixx pointed out, they are held at a 45 degree angle which allows you to view some of the label info without removing them. This was the intent, according to James.

    >

    That is what I call a Monster Box!

  • Cougar1978Cougar1978 Posts: 7,427 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 18, 2024 9:37PM

    Mine fit into my PCGS storage boxes real good.

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  • DCWDCW Posts: 6,884 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Insider2 said:

    @DCW said:
    Man, ICG is still around?

    Well, you must not be a very informed collector.

    Funny to see this insult after 8 years. I guess I can now ask, "Man, is Insider2 still around?" :D

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  • lermishlermish Posts: 1,752 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @DCW said:

    @Insider2 said:

    @DCW said:
    Man, ICG is still around?

    Well, you must not be a very informed collector.

    Funny to see this insult after 8 years. I guess I can now ask, "Man, is Insider2 still around?" :D

    i don't know him other than reading old threads but he is active on the CAC Forum and appears to be wholly unchanged.

  • Cougar1978Cougar1978 Posts: 7,427 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 19, 2024 3:14PM

    Perhaps coin talk too.

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  • ldhairldhair Posts: 7,097 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Insider is still on CT. I have learned a lot from him over the years. Had a long chat with him at FUN. The guy is a history book of the early TPGs.

    Larry

  • braddickbraddick Posts: 22,824 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @DCW said:

    @Insider2 said:

    @DCW said:
    Man, ICG is still around?

    Well, you must not be a very informed collector.

    Funny to see this insult after 8 years. I guess I can now ask, "Man, is Insider2 still around?" :D

    Over on the CAC forums...

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