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Offline Nobleone

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Slabbing Pet Peeve
« on: September 03, 2011, 11:32:07 AM »

It is a major pet peeve of mine when I pay for a slab job and the coin is not up right in the holder.  I would think it would only take a few extra seconds to make sure it is right.

Is there anything reasonable, which can be done to fix poor placement after the fact?




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Re: Slabbing Pet Peeve
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2011, 11:34:06 AM »
Smack the edge of the holder against your leg rotating it one or two reeds at a time till centered.

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Re: Slabbing Pet Peeve
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2011, 11:38:00 AM »
Thanks Panda Halves.  I will experiment with this procedure.   

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Re: Slabbing Pet Peeve
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2011, 12:05:29 PM »
I love that coin btw.  Quite beautiful!

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Re: Slabbing Pet Peeve
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2011, 02:54:03 PM »
It is a major pet peeve of mine when I pay for a slab job and the coin is not up right in the holder.  I would think it would only take a few extra seconds to make sure it is right.

Is there anything reasonable, which can be done to fix poor placement after the fact?





I agree, Nobleone! I have seen this many times, and yes, it is annoying. After all, it only takes a second or two to ensure proper placement. On NGC website, one of NGC's steps in the grading process is "Quality Control". Well, in my opinion, there is NO quality control there. In addition to crooked placement, I have seen hair, dust, lint, pieces of plastic, etc. Very disheartening after paying big bucks. They don't care. It's all about their business model --- m-o-n-e-y!

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Re: Slabbing Pet Peeve
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2011, 05:27:02 PM »
Obsidian: did you send yours into NCS to get the copper spots off and maybe a higher grade?

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Re: Slabbing Pet Peeve
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2011, 06:35:18 PM »
Well, in my opinion, there is NO quality control there. In addition to crooked placement, I have seen hair, dust, lint, pieces of plastic, etc. Very disheartening after paying big bucks. They don't care. It's all about their business model --- m-o-n-e-y!

You seem surprised! Why would it be any other way......

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Re: Slabbing Pet Peeve
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2011, 08:51:40 PM »
Obsidian: did you send yours into NCS to get the copper spots off and maybe a higher grade?

Yea, just waiting now.

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Re: Slabbing Pet Peeve
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2011, 06:22:04 PM »
I fixed the coin by Panda Halves method, but modified.  I hit the coin on its edge on a rag on the table.  Took a few minuets.  I will get a picture up later ... away from camera.     

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Re: Slabbing Pet Peeve
« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2011, 09:14:12 PM »
I am actually surprised that the coin rotated. They are held firmly in-place by the white core -- both new and old style cores.

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Re: Slabbing Pet Peeve
« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2011, 09:19:07 PM »
95% of the time they are solid. Sometimes there is a little wiggle room. These coins get jostled quite a bit and most don't live close to FL.
A little wiggle + USPS = off center coins. It takes time to angle it just right but you can rap them into place. I have had a very few coins off center and only one as bad as this example.

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Re: Slabbing Pet Peeve
« Reply #11 on: September 05, 2011, 02:58:21 AM »

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Re: Slabbing Pet Peeve
« Reply #12 on: September 05, 2011, 02:22:08 PM »
Good detective work!  :thumbup:

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Re: Slabbing Pet Peeve
« Reply #13 on: September 05, 2011, 06:30:13 PM »
I am actually surprised that the coin rotated. They are held firmly in-place by the white core -- both new and old style cores.

The fact that the coin rotated is a clear indication the coin is prone to damages from a supposed slab that is meant to do the opposite.

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Re: Slabbing Pet Peeve
« Reply #14 on: September 05, 2011, 07:34:35 PM »
Really Exchange not every topic has to have some post by you about the negatives of slabs in your opinion.  We all know your stance on OMP.  The dead horse has been beaten, and beaten and beaten some more.  You've been a forum member for a month and I bet half of your 200 posts have either been about how awesome OMP is or how bad slabs are.
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