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1943 PCGS Sample Penny

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 Posted 09/25/2022  03:34 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Sloooo44 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have run across a 1943 penny PCGS slab that is marked sample. What does that mean? I have searched for a few hours and can't find any information on it
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 Posted 09/25/2022  03:42 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Yokozuna to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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It's not referring to the coin, but the slab. When PCGS promotes a new style of slab for coins they will do a run of 'Sample' labeled slabs for people to examine. I think they are distributed at coin shows.

They can be quite collectable and I would think a 1943 cent would be a good one to have.
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 Posted 09/25/2022  03:46 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add keith12 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's not a sample coin. It's a sample slab
https://www.PCGS.com/news/what-you-...sample-slabs
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 Posted 09/25/2022  05:52 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Slerk to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
As far as I know, such slab are distributed at coin shows, the company makes them so that dealers can study the new product of TPG companies.
They seem to be free, but they can often be seen at dealers who sell them at a low price.
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 Posted 09/25/2022  06:20 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nickelsearcher to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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 Posted 09/25/2022  06:23 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I've some cross one or two sample slabs. Fun to evaluate.
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 Posted 09/25/2022  08:13 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kenwright396 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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Keep it as is.
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I understand now. Thank you for the answers. The coin is in beautiful condition but not graded. I'm going to run home real quick and take a picture and post it. Would it make sense to send it off to have it graded or is this one of those instances that keeping it in the sample slab is better for the protection of the coin and how unique it is? I literally searched for hours and only found 1 other coin that was like the one I have. Give me about 20 minutes and I'll have a picture up so you can see what I see.
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 Posted 09/25/2022  11:35 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sloooo44 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Should I leave it just the way it is?

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I suggest leaving it as-is.

There are actually collectors of the various sample slabs and the few I had at one time I sold on eBay for about $15 each - and that is more than that 1943-S cent would be worth.
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 Posted 09/25/2022  11:48 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nickelsearcher to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yours appears to be a relatively recent PCGS sample slab. The ones I had were earlier versions, here is one of them for comparison:

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 Posted 09/25/2022  11:52 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Yokozuna to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I feel that the appeal of this coin is that it's in a Sample Slab. For a 1943-S cent to warrant certification it would need to be at least an MS-67. It's hard to tell the grade from this image but I would guess that it's not up to that level.

The 'No Grade Code' of 80 would appear to be used for Sample Slabs.

I'd keep it as is. If you want or need a graded example you can find them without much effort. They sell for $100 or less for a Mint State 67 example.

Nice coin in an interesting slab! Thanks for posting!
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 Posted 09/25/2022  2:05 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sloooo44 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you everyone for your info. I really appreciate your help telling me what I have.
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