> > > > > I too have a 1908 NM Saint, slabbed;
> > > > what is "slabbed" ?
> > > Slabbed is a term coin collectors and dealers use to identify a coin
> > > that has been graded by a third party grading service and encapsulated
> > > in a holder. ?The four major accepted grading services are PCGS, NGC,
> > > ANACS and ICG. ?Any of the others are considered questionable.
> > > Jerry
> > Actually, the market effectively acts as if there were only two
> > companies, of course...
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> Agreed, but ANACS and ICG are still considered reputable, though not
> as highly as PCGS and NGC.
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Note that I didn't specify who the first two (and only two) were [so
you can't "agree" with me, my being careful not to say anything like
what you distinctly stated];
but if you see a coin that is not in one of the top two slabs, one's
first question is "what is wrong with the coin(s) that it (they)
aren't properly slabbed???
Maybe there isn't a problem, but typically there is something.
IMHO, there is very very very clearly a first and a second slab
company as well.