For once I disagree with jbuck. An important key date coin like this should stay in a slab for it's lifetime. Should you ever need money and have to sell it, a slab will make it a LOT easier to unload. Also, when you die, it will make it easier for your family to know exactly what they have.
See, generally agreeable people do
disagree sometimes. It is okay, it happens.
Everyone should keep in mind that my coins are mine. I never plan to sell them. My heirs have been and will continue to be educated by me. I want and hope they will keep my collection as a legacy; and continue to build on it for future generations. If they decide to "cash it in" and disrespect the sentimental value, then they deserve to be "taken" for it. Yes, I can be
I did not start collecting to make me, my family, or my heirs monetarily rich. I started it for pure enjoyment and I continued it for sentimental satisfaction. This is what I hope to leave behind.
Yeah, I don't understand why someone would have a coin slabbed then break it out and put it in a holder.
I would never pay to have a coin slabbed, so that is not a problem. However, I am willing to buy a previously slabbed coin; but I am only paying for the coin (not the slab) and I am breaking it out for my album.
You do know, that once you break it out of the slab, that grade means nothing now?
Keep in mind what we have here is what I want, a genuine coin. I do not care what grade someone else gave it (that is, the grade already means nothing to me as it is one person's opinion). I do not grade that way, I go by my own eye appeal; but that is me. This is not to say I am right and you are wrong. We must always do what makes us happy. I only offer a contradictory opinion, for the sake of those who may feel the same as me.
Also, everyone should also know that I am not a high end collector. If I were, I might find myself on the other side of this discussion.
Once I get an actual grade on it, I'll be happy.
Then get it graded is what you should do! I only said what I would do, not to mean "if I were you."
In this case, you do have a lot of great opinions in this thread and I hope you the best! Do let us know how it turns out. Personally, I see (based on the photos, of course) no problems with your coin.