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Breaking SBA 1981 S T2 NGC PF69 Uc To Make Set

 
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 Posted 01/25/2020  3:38 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Dynotech to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello,

So I'm at that crossroads where I buy a slabbed coin for a Dansco album and now having my doubts.

I am going to break this to make a set of SBAs but maybe I can get my money back at a local dealer and get a decent one for my Dansco. Most in the dansco are au/ms/pf but not a 69 so this would be the best and hardest to get.

I think its worth it to complete the set and scratch the SBAs off the list. Here is the coin and I will post the SBAs in the album later.




Thanks,
Dyno

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01/25/2020 3:39 pm
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 Posted 01/25/2020  5:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add cladking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It shouldn't be extremely hard to find one nearly as nice raw. These come very high grade.

Of course raw specimens are not that easy and a lot of PR-68 or better get submitted.
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 Posted 01/25/2020  6:23 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dynotech to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Its done. I didnt pay that much for it and I just saved the tag. Onto other things.
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 Posted 01/25/2020  6:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'll never understand your decision in a million years, but that's just me. Toss the tag - it's useless now.
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 Posted 01/26/2020  4:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Craftworker to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I'll never understand your decision in a million years, but that's just me.


I have been in the same situation before, do I break the slab to fill a spot in the album? Keeping the coin in the slab usually would win.
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 Posted 01/26/2020  4:51 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dynotech to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Its in a Dansco, in well regulated area. So it should age well and I can see it with the rest. Its more satisfying to me to compete the set then look at an open hole. I tried to find one at local shops and online and this was the best option I could find. This is why I try to avoid slabbed coins. In this case I found I couldn't.

I know this is cringing to some of you but now I am done done with SBAs. Moving on.

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 Posted 01/26/2020  6:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dynotech to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well might as well show the filled holes:

High bandwidth warning:





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 Posted 01/26/2020  6:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Craftworker to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I know this is cringing to some of you but now I am done done with SBAs.


You do what you gotta do, more power to you. I have been known to crack a slab or two.
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I'll never understand your decision in a million years, but that's just me. Toss the tag - it's useless now.


Politely understood.

I think I will keep the tag. I broke mint sets(which are harder sometimes). First for breaking a slab though and a PF69 non the less. But yea the tag is in the dansco and staying there, I know it means nothing. Other than the determined intent to complete a set.

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Dyno
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 Posted 01/26/2020  7:39 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Alpha2814 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
For this particular coin, I don't think I would have broken a slab either, but I have done so for other sets, and it's worth keeping the label for reference. Sure, it may have cost a little more, but sometimes it's worth that little extra for the feeling of satisfaction.

On to the next set...
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 Posted 01/26/2020  10:50 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I've broken most slabs to get a coin out BUT, they weren't MS69. There comes a grade that I would just pick up another coin. I have a few high grade slabs for common date coins. Even though I didn't pay much, the grade was high enough that I kept the slab, but 99% of my coins are raw and unslabbed. But on the other hand I hate having holes in my albums also. Although I don't collect error coins so for some of the holes I put in high grade coins of the same series (example for the bison nickels I put in the proof 2005 bison nickel from the west ward series.
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 Posted 01/27/2020  10:35 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Its in a Dansco, in well regulated area. So it should age well and I can see it with the rest.
I have been using Dansco albums for 35 years now. No complaints.


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Well might as well show the filled holes:
Excellent!
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 Posted 01/27/2020  1:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add joecoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
You made the right choice for yourself.

What more is there?
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 Posted 01/27/2020  6:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nfine to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I keep my SBA set in a PCGS blue box, not nearly as attractive or easy to view as your Dansco album. Congratulations on completing a beautiful set!
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 Posted 01/27/2020  7:29 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dynotech to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
As high as res it is the pics still don't do it justice. Still working on getting lighting right or remove sleeves to prevent glare. .
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