Loc: St. Louis, MO
Originally Posted By: mtnstyne
I have been having a hard time cracking out coins I buy for my Dascos and they just sit in their plastic holders and the hole in the album is still empty. I have cracked out a few and every time I do I feel like I am destroying something. Does anyone else suffer this type of guilt?
Not in the slightest! NO second thoughts!!!!!!!!
I spent $900 on my new 1936-D quarter - money I worked really really hard to get. The coin was cracked out within a couple of hours and rests nicely in my Dansco album.
Collect coins, not plastic (or labels) IF you wish, or keep your coins slabs. Either method is utterly acceptable, and for that matter, you can collect both (as I do).
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I don't know, I seem to enjoy them more when I can look at them in a book rather than a bunch of cumbersome slabs tucked away in a box. I am mostly talking about low end stuff like tones morgans that aren't a lot more expensive in a slab as out of them.
I am with you. It is much nicer to have in hand than to peek through the plastic. I have never cracked a coin I have submitted but then again I have submitted very few. I have cracked out several I have purchased. Does not bother me. I do leave a lot of my copper holdered since it is toned and I fear the .91 grade. It does suck that you have to reholder to sell since many are afraid of raw coins.
I have removed dozens of coins from their slabs, and haven't lost a wink of sleep.
Interests: large cents, Draped and Capped Bust coins, foreign coins that circulated in the colonies and early federal U.S., numismatic literature, and historical mint medals. Member: EAC, NBS, JRCS, MCA, TAMS, C4, ANA