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  1. On 2/8/2019 at 7:48 PM, acan451 said:

    In short, a sample slab is what a grading company's us too show the public their newest holder. 

    When PCGS first started grading world coins, this was their first sample of a world coin they produced.

    It showed collectors what the coin and holder would look like together.

    So every time a new type of holder comes out so does the sample slab.

    There are hundreds of sample slabs from every grader with some command a high premium

    too collectors. Collecting sample slabs is becoming very popular now with many new collectors coming on board.

    Hope this helps



    Yes it does. Thank you!

  2. On 2/8/2019 at 8:42 PM, SMS said:


    Received this one directly from them, but have not been able to find any on the market anywhere.  David Lawrence Rare Coins' pet project when the TPGs were going more quacky than normal back in 2008.


    I used to live a short distance from DLRC. I attempted to go to their store once but I don't think they allow drop-ins.

    I also used to live very, very close to another dealer. I forget the name but it was one of the dealers that advertised very prominently on many different pages in Coinage and CoinWorld magazines. On the back cover. Also wasn't allowed to drop in. Boo.


  3. I'm running a little behind on this. Here are two recent Featured Articles:


    From December 4, 2018:

    Kalākaua coinage

     A set of silver coins of the Kingdom of Hawaii dated 1883, authorized to boost Hawaiian pride by giving the kingdom its own money. They were designed by Charles E. Barber, Chief Engraver of the United States Bureau of the Mint, and were struck at the San Francisco Mint. The issued coins are a dime (ten-cent piece), quarter dollar, half dollar, and dollar.



    Gorgeous coins. I don't have any. I am a big fan of Barber's designs though.

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