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#1457006 - 11/20/06 11:14 PM Best way to remove coins from NGC or PCGS slabs
Dwaine Offline
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What is the best way to get a coin out of a slabbed coin holder without damaging the coin or yourself.
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#1457007 - 11/20/06 11:17 PM Re: Best way to remove coins from NGC or PCGS slabs [Re: Dwaine]
LuvToCollect Offline
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Registered: 09/08/06
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I have heard anything from a vise,to sawing,to bending the slab.Personaly I am too chicken to try any of these as I would damage the coin.Murphys Law dont you know.
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#1457008 - 11/20/06 11:41 PM Re: Best way to remove coins from NGC or PCGS slabs [Re: Dwaine]
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Hi Dwaine,

I use the vise method; slabs always crack along the edge as I close the vise while holding the slab in my other hand. After a quick cracking sound, I remove the slab from the vice still together and open the two halves by hand over a cloth.

No problem.

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#1457009 - 11/21/06 09:32 AM Re: Best way to remove coins from NGC or PCGS slabs [Re: rexcat]
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Paul is correct. I will say though, that I just hammered a coin of a PCGS slab last night. I just hit the top part of the slab. Itís a little iffy though so if you have a vise I would use that.

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#1457010 - 11/21/06 10:02 AM Re: Best way to remove coins from NGC or PCGS slabs [Re: winstonware]
Stanley Offline
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I take my time and am actually able to reuse most of the slabs I crack although they are few. Except the new Anacs.
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#1457011 - 11/21/06 10:31 AM Re: Best way to remove coins from NGC or PCGS slabs [Re: Stanley]
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I take my time and am actually able to reuse most of the slabs I crack although they are few.




O.K. Stan, you hooked me, now reel me in. What do you use cracked slabs for?

John
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#1457012 - 11/21/06 10:56 AM Re: Best way to remove coins from NGC or PCGS slabs [Re: Wihlborg]
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I take my time and am actually able to reuse most of the slabs I crack although they are few.




O.K. Stan, you hooked me, now reel me in. What do you use cracked slabs for?

John



I put coins in them, sometimes the original one goes back in it and little piece of tape on the edge to hold it shut. The slab protects the coin.

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#1457013 - 11/21/06 12:29 PM Re: Best way to remove coins from NGC or PCGS slabs [Re: Dwaine]
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I use the simple hammer trick, but if I owned a vise, I'd probably do that.

The new ANACS slabs, including the 2nd generation so-called "improved" new slabs, can be easily cracked without any tools at all.

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#1457014 - 11/21/06 01:06 PM Re: Best way to remove coins from NGC or PCGS slabs [Re: Stanley]
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I put coins in them, sometimes the original one goes back in it and little piece of tape on the edge to hold it shut.





Well now Iím flopping around on the deck of the boat!

Thatís the first time Iíve ever heard of anyone doing that. I would ask why you crack the coins out in the first place if youíre only going to put them back in and tape the slab shut again, or why you donít just use any of the snap together holders to hold the coins once you crack them, but I sure you must have your reasons.

John
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#1457015 - 11/21/06 01:26 PM Re: Best way to remove coins from NGC or PCGS slabs [Re: Wihlborg]
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John
I have bought some generic holders from coin world, but I donít always have the one I need so I use one out of my junk box.

Just for example, I purchased a graded V nickel for my 7070 Type Set and cracked it out to put in the album. The holder was still usable so I ended up placing a nice 1913 T 1 Buffalo Nickel in it and stored it in a slab box. I guess what Iím doing is recycling.
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