Report Slabbed Vs. Raw in Coin Forum Posted September 25 On 9/15/2021 at 6:02 PM, SMS said: Take a picture...it'll last longer! I personally have a couple of coins that are in slabs, but mostly as part of my "slab type set". But, I generally do like to handle my coins. Far too many "collectors" buy slabbed coins to have them "rot" away in some safe deposit box somewhere and admire them by digital photo. I see no reason to have the coin if you are simply going to admire it through photos or your own personal "glass window". Agreed!