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Do misaligned coins in slabs bother you? show me yours & the worst misalignment ones

KollectorKingKollectorKing Posts: 4,820 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited October 25, 2017 6:14PM in U.S. Coin Forum

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    TreashuntTreashunt Posts: 6,747 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Hold the slab by the bottom left side, tap it on a table, it will s-l-o-w--l-y move around.

    Frank

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    KollectorKingKollectorKing Posts: 4,820 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Treashunt said:
    Hold the slab by the bottom left side, tap it on a table, it will s-l-o-w--l-y move around.

    no way jose, I'm keeping it the way it is.

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    jwittenjwitten Posts: 5,076 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I use an electric trimmer. Just hold it up against the slab, and the vibrations rotate it back to where it should be.

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    GluggoGluggo Posts: 3,566 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @jwitten said:
    I use an electric trimmer. Just hold it up against the slab, and the vibrations rotate it back to where it should be.

    Thats cool thank you!

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    BryceMBryceM Posts: 11,733 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Most people would assume you were talking about coins with obverse and reverse dies misalignment, not an arbitrary rotation within a slab that is usually easily fixed.

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    Insider2Insider2 Posts: 14,452 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 25, 2017 5:24PM

    I'm only bothered by the slabs with dry skin flakes or hair. >:)

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    KollectorKingKollectorKing Posts: 4,820 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Insider2 said:
    I'm only bothered by the slabs with dry skin flakes or hair. >:)

    How bout mustard stain?

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    Insider2Insider2 Posts: 14,452 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 25, 2017 5:37PM

    I've only seen chocolate smear and cookie/cake crumbs besides the hair, skin flakes, dust, various white particles on dark copper, fresh finger-grease prints, and lint. :)

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    1630Boston1630Boston Posts: 13,772 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I was not sure what to expect here with the post 'title' but..............
    I do not believe that was done by the "slabbers: :smile:

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    KollectorKingKollectorKing Posts: 4,820 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @1630Boston said:
    I was not sure what to expect here with the post 'title' but..............
    I do not believe that was done by the "slabbers: :smile:

    who else other than slabbers (anacs, ngc, pcgs etc) has access to the coin to place it in plastics?

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    LeeBoneLeeBone Posts: 4,316 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @1630Boston said:
    I was not sure what to expect here with the post 'title' but..............
    I do not believe that was done by the "slabbers: :smile:

    I can "misalign" any of my slabbed coins at anytime if I so wish. I choose not to...

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    KollectorKingKollectorKing Posts: 4,820 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @LeeBone said:

    @1630Boston said:
    I was not sure what to expect here with the post 'title' but..............
    I do not believe that was done by the "slabbers: :smile:

    I can "misalign" any of my slabbed coins at anytime if I so wish. I choose not to...

    anyone who does that is like me: too much time on their hands B)

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    jwittenjwitten Posts: 5,076 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @KollectorKing said:

    @1630Boston said:
    I was not sure what to expect here with the post 'title' but..............
    I do not believe that was done by the "slabbers: :smile:

    who else other than slabbers (anacs, ngc, pcgs etc) has access to the coin to place it in plastics?

    Nature. Many pcgs coins have turned over time. Whether from riding in a bumpy car, carried in a pocket, etc. The old rattlers are VERY easily turned. I always try to get them straight before I ship to a customer, but I would imagine most of the time they arrive crooked from riding in bumpy planes, trucks, etc.

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    KollectorKingKollectorKing Posts: 4,820 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @jwitten said:

    @KollectorKing said:

    @1630Boston said:
    I was not sure what to expect here with the post 'title' but..............
    I do not believe that was done by the "slabbers: :smile:

    who else other than slabbers (anacs, ngc, pcgs etc) has access to the coin to place it in plastics?

    Nature. Many pcgs coins have turned over time. Whether from riding in a bumpy car, carried in a pocket, etc. The old rattlers are VERY easily turned. I always try to get them straight before I ship to a customer, but I would imagine most of the time they arrive crooked from riding in bumpy planes, trucks, etc.

    Title of post changed. The question still stands.

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    LeeBoneLeeBone Posts: 4,316 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Answer to your question :
    Yes, they bother me

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    KollectorKingKollectorKing Posts: 4,820 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @LeeBone said:
    Answer to your question :
    Yes, they bother me

    Why?

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    1630Boston1630Boston Posts: 13,772 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @KollectorKing
    I meant no disrespect and was not trying to earn "disagrees".
    I will sit back and read others opinions :smile:

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    LeeBoneLeeBone Posts: 4,316 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Must be an OCD thing :#

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    KollectorKingKollectorKing Posts: 4,820 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @1630Boston said:
    @KollectorKing
    I meant no disrespect and was not trying to earn "disagrees".
    I will sit back and read others opinions :smile:

    Nothing learn nothing gain. By all means speak your mind.

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    1630Boston1630Boston Posts: 13,772 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @KollectorKing

    PS that is a great XF45 coin :smile:

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    KollectorKingKollectorKing Posts: 4,820 ✭✭✭✭✭

    thanks.

    @1630Boston said:
    @KollectorKing

    PS that is a great XF45 coin :smile:

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    divecchiadivecchia Posts: 6,527 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 25, 2017 6:45PM

    Yes, it does. Why? I am OCD.

    Now I can try and fix it when I get home from work. Thanks for the suggestions on the quick fix.

    Donato

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    1630Boston1630Boston Posts: 13,772 ✭✭✭✭✭

    PPS.....................rotated coins in slabs did bother me until I learned here how to re-orient them in their 'houses" :smile:
    JMO

    Now I will be quiet here :smile:

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    ldhairldhair Posts: 7,123 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I don't care if they rotate. I would care if they fell out of the slab.

    Larry

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    KollectorKingKollectorKing Posts: 4,820 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @divecchia said:
    Yes, it does. Why? I am OCD.

    Now I can try and fix it when I get home from work. Thanks for the suggestions on the quick fix.

    Donato

    Now this is very interesting, can a coin rotate in a slab w/ prongs? @1630Boston & others, help.

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Never bothered me.....The coin itself is the focus.... I guess I am not OCD afflicted.... ;) Cheers, RickO

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    jwittenjwitten Posts: 5,076 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @KollectorKing said:

    @divecchia said:
    Yes, it does. Why? I am OCD.

    Now I can try and fix it when I get home from work. Thanks for the suggestions on the quick fix.

    Donato

    Now this is very interesting, can a coin rotate in a slab w/ prongs? @1630Boston & others, help.

    Yes. The soft plastic part of the holder can still turn, as it is the shape of a circle still. The prongs have no effect on it.

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    KollectorKingKollectorKing Posts: 4,820 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 26, 2017 9:26AM

    @divecchia said:
    Here is the result of the vibrating toothbrush.

    Thanks again for the suggestions to rotate the coin. Donato

    cool, thanks for sharing

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    1630Boston1630Boston Posts: 13,772 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Great job rotating that coin Donato @divecchia , all is good now :smile:

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    BillJonesBillJones Posts: 33,484 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Coins that are rotated in the slab really bug me. Yes, I know that you can tap a table with the slab and move it back, but the trouble is they always rotate again. A trip the bank will do it. I have an very high end 1856 large cent that is afflicted with this problem.

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    ashelandasheland Posts: 22,693 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I don't mind the rotation as much as when a coin is not in the prongs properly, like crooked. I don't think you can really fix that, especially with small coins like 3CS

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    BaleyBaley Posts: 22,658 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Of course prefer the coin to be straight, but it only bothers me a little when coins rotate a bit in the holder, whether slab or album or other display.
    Knowing i can straighten a specific item with small bother, any time, actually kind of keeps me from bothering very often.

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    CameonutCameonut Posts: 7,258 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @jwitten said:

    @KollectorKing said:

    @divecchia said:
    Yes, it does. Why? I am OCD.

    Now I can try and fix it when I get home from work. Thanks for the suggestions on the quick fix.

    Donato

    Now this is very interesting, can a coin rotate in a slab w/ prongs? @1630Boston & others, help.

    Yes. The soft plastic part of the holder can still turn, as it is the shape of a circle still. The prongs have no effect on it.

    The OP's coin suggests that the coin rotates, not the rubber gasket/prongs. This is my experience as well.

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    BillJonesBillJones Posts: 33,484 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @asheland said:
    I don't mind the rotation as much as when a coin is not in the prongs properly, like crooked. I don't think you can really fix that, especially with small coins like 3CS

    Yes crooked is a minor annoyance. My 1808 quarter eagle is crooked, and that makes it harder to photograph the piece. The trouble is it's in an old green label holder so re-holdering it would probably lower the value.

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    ashelandasheland Posts: 22,693 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @BillJones Perhaps as it's a quarter eagle, and has a little heft to it, maybe the holder can be smacked on a counter top to align the coin? I know with the lighter weight coins it's impossible, but gold has some weight.. Might be worth a try.
    I definitely wouldn't reholder an OGH

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    jwittenjwitten Posts: 5,076 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Cameonut said:

    @jwitten said:

    @KollectorKing said:

    @divecchia said:
    Yes, it does. Why? I am OCD.

    Now I can try and fix it when I get home from work. Thanks for the suggestions on the quick fix.

    Donato

    Now this is very interesting, can a coin rotate in a slab w/ prongs? @1630Boston & others, help.

    Yes. The soft plastic part of the holder can still turn, as it is the shape of a circle still. The prongs have no effect on it.

    The OP's coin suggests that the coin rotates, not the rubber gasket/prongs. This is my experience as well.

    Actually, if you look at the 1909-S cent that was posted, it appears both the coin and the rubber insert BOTH rotate. Interesting.

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    KccoinKccoin Posts: 1,086 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Well its finally time to get a new toothbrush...

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    oih82w8oih82w8 Posts: 11,899 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @jwitten said:
    I use an electric trimmer. Just hold it up against the slab, and the vibrations rotate it back to where it should be.

    For some dumb reason I was thinking of a hedge trimmer. Probably because that is what I was doing the other day...then I rediscoverd a wasp nest...oh yes...it's all coming back to me now.

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    oih82w8oih82w8 Posts: 11,899 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @divecchia said:
    Here is the result of the vibrating toothbrush.

    Thanks again for the suggestions to rotate the coin. Donato

    By using your electric toothbrush, it made your image "brighter" too!

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    divecchiadivecchia Posts: 6,527 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @oih82w8 said:

    @divecchia said:
    Here is the result of the vibrating toothbrush.

    Thanks again for the suggestions to rotate the coin. Donato

    By using your electric toothbrush, it made your image "brighter" too!

    Yah, it must of electrified it. ;)

    I'm trying to play with my scan settings, but not really having great luck getting a true to life image. The actual coin looks brighter than my first photo, but not as bright as the second photo. I will probably need some photo editing software to edit it true to life or get a real camera and a copy stand set up. The later is my hope at some point in the future.

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    Cougar1978Cougar1978 Posts: 7,633 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yes - it’s a dealbreaker.

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    ECHOESECHOES Posts: 2,974 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nope, not at all,
    NewP Arrived today...

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    PonyExpress8PonyExpress8 Posts: 1,670 ✭✭✭

    It's a pain but a lot of coins rotate in holders, even new ones. I notice it worst after flying to or from a show and seeing 4-5 coins rotated or more if there are rattlers. Usually can get them back centered but the vibrations of the plane get them rotating sometimes.

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    WalkerfanWalkerfan Posts: 8,973 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I mind it, unless it is a rattler.

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    ShamikaShamika Posts: 18,760 ✭✭✭✭

    Anything more than about 20 degrees rotation bugs the crap out of me. And yes, it's an OCD thing.

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    spacehaydukespacehayduke Posts: 5,471 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You can lightly tap (with persistence, no need to smack hard) the holder on its edges against a hard surface, table, chair, whatever, and rotate the coin inside to your desired position. No need to go high tech with an electric toothbrush, although it is still more high tech to do it that way. ;)

    best, SH


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    TwoSides2aCoinTwoSides2aCoin Posts: 43,847 ✭✭✭✭✭

    No bother.

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