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 Posted 11/14/2010  12:57 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add spaceace to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Just curious...I bought a PCGS certified 2009 Lincoln cent (satin finish, boyhood home) and it was rotated almost exactly 90 degrees in the slab. Everything else is fine with the labelling and the slab itself, the coin doesn't move or rattle or anything, it was just rotated when it was slabbed. I don't buy many slabbed coins (it was only $4 so I thought it would be interesting to have) so I was curious as to how often this happens and was it simply that somebody wasn't paying attention when they slabbed it? Obviously a coin of this low value isn't that big of a deal, but I would think that a company like PCGS would have better quality control. Makes for a unique slab though.
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 Posted 11/14/2010  05:58 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add chris12018 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I would contact them to have it redone.
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 Posted 11/14/2010  10:08 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Just turn the slab 90 degrees and all will look OK.
Thinking about this more I wonder if in the future that would make that slab more valuable as sort of a TPGS error.
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 Posted 11/14/2010  11:23 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bryan1315 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I don't know how it would work with a small coin like a Lincoln cent but I have had Morgans turn in the slab like that and all you have to do is tap the slab on the corner and it will turn back around. The insert on PCGS slabs are not made to the plastic shell, they will turn in the slab if they are vibrated or jarred
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 Posted 11/14/2010  2:01 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add spaceace to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I tried tapping on a table but it won't shift. Not really a big deal, kind of a cool oddity though.
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 Posted 11/14/2010  6:10 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Tapping a slabbed coin is not the smartest thing to do. For one thing you could crack it. Or dent it. Or just scratch it. Then too that is what might happen to the coin inside too. To many possible things to go wrong tapping, puching, throwing, etc. a slabbed coin.
As I said I'd keep it as is since all this stuff about error coins has become such a booming hobby, that too might become a slab of value.
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 Posted 11/14/2010  6:34 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Canadian-Banknotes to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Thinking about this more I wonder if in the future that would make that slab more valuable as sort of a TPGS error.


I have seen people try to sell banknotes that have " TPG error's..." I have never seen one sell though.

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 Posted 11/15/2010  10:41 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I have seen people try to sell banknotes that have " TPG error's..." I have never seen one sell though.



Possibly true today but who knows about collector crazes in the future. I'm sure not to long ago no one thought to much about coins that looked like they were doubled either.
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 Posted 11/15/2010  12:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I tried tapping on a table but it won't shift.

It will work but it takes some pretty hard "taps". Usually you would do it on something like a phone book to make sure you don't crack the slab.
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 Posted 11/15/2010  2:35 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Maineman750 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm thinking that vibration would probably be a way to turn it.In my case, I have a brass cartridge tumbler that would probably do it, but you might experiment and see what you can come up with.
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Tapping a slabbed coin is not the smartest thing to do.

I have done it many times and never cracked one open. I don't mean put it against something and beat it with a hammer, just tap it on the corner, you could put something soft on the table to tap it on but it will turn, may not be the correct way you want it to turn at first but if thats the case tap it on the other corner
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 Posted 11/15/2010  9:11 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I have done it many times and never cracked one open. I don't mean put it against something and beat it with a hammer

True might not crack the slab open but there is always that first time. I wasn't referring to the slab, but the coin itself. Your playing around with a high graded coin so why take chances messing it up.
Now if you want to try the vibration method, try a paint store where they have those vibration mixers for gallons of paint. Place your slab on those and let it get vibrated.
Or leave well enough alone.

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 Posted 11/24/2010  8:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bryan1315 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I just found this on ebay guides and it may help you out http://reviews.ebay.com/FIXING-ROTA...000018389809
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 Posted 11/25/2010  11:04 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add lukkyseven to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
There are some video's out there. I found them when I was looking for the best way to crack open a PCGS slab. Which by the way, is not easy to do. I don't think that tapping the slab is going to mess it up a lot. It took me about 3 slabs to find the right spot to hit with a hammer to get them to pop open (which for me, was the corner away from the coin).
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