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 Posted 03/08/2012  11:46 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Don't they lose value if you take them out *cost of slabbing*?
Yes. However, that is not an issue for some collectors, such as myself. I am not concerned with maintaining monetary value. I only want to fill the holes in my album. Cracking slabs is not for everyone, but it does satisfy those who are planning to keep coins in their collections for the long term.

I have yet to open a slab (as I have yet to buy a slabbed coin), but my experience using a rotary tool (Dremel is a brand, mine is a Craftsman) to "manipulate" plastic suggests it is a good way to open one up.
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 Posted 03/08/2012  2:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add 1893S to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sorry Carl but a pliers or by hand and twist is the best method. I guess I should have said put under a towel so they don't shatter in your eyes but I figured anybody that is cracking a slab would have the brains to know this.
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 Posted 03/08/2012  4:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Chewyduck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Ok, I did the 2 pliers on either end and twist method. It worked great, but pieces went flying. My wife called me a few choice words as she was ducking for cover. But my 2008 w 69 eagle is now free to join her friends. Maybe they can have a coffee clutch or something
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 Posted 03/08/2012  4:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Chewyduck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Guess I should have read 1893s' post before trying it
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 Posted 03/08/2012  5:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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It worked great, but pieces went flying. My wife called me a few choice words as she was ducking for cover.


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Guess I should have read 1893s' post before trying it
Probably.

I am glad your coin can join her friends now.
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 Posted 03/08/2012  6:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add glenzy1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Use a ceramic tile splitter!

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 Posted 03/09/2012  3:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add secoinedchance to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Did the OP say that it was a NNC holder? Then the answer should be fairly straight forward, throw it against the wall until it breaks because there's no way the coin in the slab is anywhere near the grade they gave it.......lol j/k
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 Posted 03/09/2012  7:48 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Chewyduck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hey tile splitter, not bad, I have been looking at my paper cutter though, I just got a 1912 "s" librty nickel I'm going to free. I'll give it a shot
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 Posted 03/09/2012  7:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Chewyduck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I seen the "OP" reference before, someone please tell me the meaning? I have only seen it used in a derogatory fashion on other boards?
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 Posted 03/09/2012  7:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Drsandman2 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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 Posted 03/09/2012  8:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add secoinedchance to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yeah, I was too lazy to type it out in full.....
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 Posted 03/09/2012  9:07 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Chewyduck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hey thanks, OP always came to me as "OP" from the Andy Griffith shows. I thought of it as wet behind the ears rookie... Nice thanks guys!
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