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 Posted 07/09/2018  3:53 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jpsned to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Another option is to also buy a lower-grade SVDB in addition to the slabbed one and put it in the album. That way the hole is legitimately filled, but you can always tell your friends who are salivating over it, "Sure, it's nice, but now let's look at the REAL thing!", at which point you whip out the slabbed SVDB.
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 Posted 07/09/2018  4:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add KenKat to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I am not averse to cracking out a slab or two. I mean...



However, when I finally got my 1909-S VDB, I didn’t crack that one. For cents collections, it’s very easy to just use a mint token. I haven’t run into this yet for other series so not sure what I would do.
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 Posted 07/09/2018  5:07 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Another option is to also buy a lower-grade SVDB in addition to the slabbed one and put it in the album.
Fixed it. My plan. A lower grade S-VDB will fit in withe my other early wheat cents just fine.
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 Posted 07/09/2018  7:20 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add NYcoinguy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you all! There are so many great suggestions to consider and I may even end up cracking it out when the time comes. After all, I'm never going to sell it myself. One suggestion that won't work for me is buying a second low grade example to put it in the album. I have a second album which is not very far behind the first and I can see myself at night staring at the ceiling saying "I can move the lesser one into the second album and crack out the good and put it the first album, then I'll be happy". Thanks again everyone, I'm a bit ahead of myself but the input is much appreciated.
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 Posted 07/10/2018  10:54 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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After all, I'm never going to sell it myself.



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One suggestion that won't work for me is buying a second low grade example to put it in the album. I have a second album which is not very far behind the first and I can see myself at night staring at the ceiling saying "I can move the lesser one into the second album and crack out the good and put it the first album, then I'll be happy".
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 Posted 07/10/2018  3:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MSI2 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
NYcoinguy-I understand your dilemma. I purchased a slabbed 1909 S VDB a few months ago. It completed my "circulated" Lincoln cent series (1909-2018). I left the coin in the slab for several months but looking at the only unfilled hole in my collection was driving my insane. So, after months of thinking to myself " do I crack or don't I crack, do I crack or don't I crack". I cracked and then cracked the slab. The hole is now filled and I'm content as a kitten enjoyiing my completed albums (LWC, LMC and LSC). If it will make you feel good. Crack it man! Remember you buy the coin not the holder.
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 Posted 07/11/2018  2:23 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add GR58 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This is what I did.
Picture is a little blurry, it says
NGC XF45 BN




Picked up a pack of round printable labels, and asked my wife to print some for me. You can put in any Lincoln cent to
attach the label to. Or I used the cent size token from a mint set.
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 Posted 07/11/2018  4:37 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MSI2 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
GR58-Great idea. Looks very good. I would make one small change. It look like you could increase the font size. It would make it easier on the eyes.
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 Posted 07/11/2018  5:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add trdhrdr007 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm struggling with this myself. I've been working on a 7070 for several years. I was down to just 13 coins left and added the gold page. I'm now at 19 coins to go. I've got 3 that will fit in the album just fine but they are slabbed. I know that cracking them out & putting them into the album will be satisfying. I also know it will reduce their value when it's time to sell. It doesn't help that most of the unfilled holes are coins with higher market value.
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 Posted 07/11/2018  5:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jst1dreamr to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That OCD sure can screw things up but there is one way to resolve the problem, Buy two 1909-S VDB's then you can live with yourself. Maybe not so much the wife though.
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 Posted 07/12/2018  09:16 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I would just crack it out and put it in the album. Done that many times myself.

Actually if you go to coin shows you could find those so called key coins raw. However, if you do, it would pay to walk around the place and ask other dealers if what you bought is real. Many eyes of professionals could help to make it safe.
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 Posted 07/18/2018  4:55 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add USSID18 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
You can't take them with you.

I break mine out. I like the look of complete albums. It give me a little more satisfaction knowing I took pictures of the coins in the slabs, scotch tape the actual bar code to the picture and put the pictures in the back of the album.
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 Posted Yesterday  6:29 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Earle42 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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. I know that cracking them out & putting them into the album will be satisfying. I also know it will reduce their value when it's time to sell. It doesn't help that most of the unfilled holes are coins with higher market value.


Oh for the good old days of coin collecting when a coin was a coin, valued as being a coin, and bought/sold for the coin it was. The focus of the hobby was on...drum roll...coins and not some third opinion brought in between the people trying to make a deal.

Buyers and sellers were responsible for their own actions/opinions/integrity/knowledge/wisdom, and no one cared what someone else thought. Every coin, not just keys, were valued depending on MM and mintage. The focus had not been narrowed to keys as much, and the term "junk silver" was generally relegated to things like dateless SLQs, culls and well-circulated 1960s coins.,

I DO understand the desire, in this case, not to crack. I think if it were me I would sell the slabbed ones and buy some raw ones for the album. That way the profit I made from the plastic and paper label (oh - the hologram also!) would be maximized and I could feel happy with filled holes.
- When I value " being right" more than what IS right, I am then right...a fool.
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 Posted Yesterday  6:37 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jimbucks to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Just crack it out. It's lived most of its life raw. That token looks lame (in my opinion).
Even this would be better than that silly token.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/596105...BEgJdfPD_BwE

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