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scott1850
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« on: May 26, 2009, 04:52:34 am »

Does anyone know where I can buy slabs to house my ancient coins?  I am from Canada, but can buy in the US too.

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« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2009, 05:49:39 am »

Hi scott1850, and welcome to FORVM,

We live in a free world, for sure, but slabs for ancient seems weird ...Ancient coins are alive, and slabs kill them  Grin

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« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2009, 03:05:15 pm »

You won't be able to examine them properly in a slab.
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« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2009, 03:20:00 pm »

Slabs are probably recommended for modern coins such as proofs or FDC grade coins, but putting ancient coins in slabs, is pointless, as others have observed.
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« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2009, 03:34:49 pm »

http://www.air-tites.com/Coin_World_Coin_Slabs.htm

Well, here are the links to the slabs you are speaking off.

They can be opened and such but a little trouble some for ancients because of irregular shapes and thickness of the ancients.

I personally prefer this:

http://www.lighthouse.us/epages/lighthouse_us.storefront/4a1db1590132d8c4271bc0a801620667/Catalog/C010601/

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this

http://www.lindner-usa.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=588_589
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« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2009, 09:09:06 am »

Does anyone know where I can buy slabs to house my ancient coins?  I am from Canada, but can buy in the US too.

Scott

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« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2009, 10:55:25 am »

Yeah. Why not just stick'em in a quality, PVC-free, sleeve with an attribution paper? Nice enough to me.
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« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2009, 11:10:14 am »

Most economical way to go to be sure

but I like coin trays...I can just pick up the coins Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2009, 02:04:16 pm »

I would love to use coin trays, but can't afford a nice system yet.  I also use the PVC free flips with an attribution paper attached.  However you do it, don't slab them.  Firstly, ancients, as mentioned profusely above, are meant to be handled, so keep them free.  Secondly, slabbing costs money and unless you are slabbing high quality expensive ancient coinage, you might end up paying more to truly and professionally slab the coin than it is worth (unless you slab them yourself with generic plastic snapping slabs like the little rounded ones).  Thirdly, if you slab them and then wish to sell them, true collectors will dislike this and break the slabs to set the coins free (as they should have been to begin with).  So, all-in-all, steer clear of this and enjoy holding history in your hands.

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« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2009, 02:13:19 pm »

I use a lindner coin case which holds 6 trays and it cost me less than £40 so they can be had very cheaply without compromise of quality! This is the one I have.....
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« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2009, 02:20:59 pm »

Yes I love those.

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« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2009, 02:07:29 pm »

I have some similar ones, but with velvet trays instead of plastic. It's better looking and affects the coins less, IMO

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« Reply #12 on: June 24, 2009, 02:17:16 pm »

The trays are plastic but they are coated in velour so there's no risk to the coins.
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