To Slab Or Not To Slab?

To Slab Or Not To Slab?

Post by Paul Mill » Sun, 10 Oct 1999 04:00:00


>Should I have it slabbed by someone?  Who?  Would it actually
>improve the value of the coin, or would it just be an ***way of
>confirming a snapshot of the value and leaving the coin undisplayable in
>one of those ugly holders?

The value of the coin is irrelevant if you don't plan to sell it.  Since you
think the slab holders are ugly and undisplayable, I wouldn't do it.  If you do
go to sell, I'd try to find someone selling similar slabbed pieces and see what
they go for, and judge if the selling price might be better slabbed or not.

My MS65RD 2 cent piece.


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To Slab Or Not To Slab?

Post by Marcia Pettigr » Sun, 10 Oct 1999 04:00:00

It sounds as though you have answered your own question. The monetary
value of your coin is not great, but the pride you take in it and
enjoyment you derive from it is. You hardly need a piece of plastic to
affirm the coins worth to you. My advice (only because you asked for it
:-)  is leave it as it is, enjoy it, and look at it often. You'll only
need to worry about the monetary value if Ed ever tires of his current
obsession and focuses on the 1979 Canadian dollar.
                                  -Steve (on location)