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My old holder collection

Owner:  Coinbuf
Last Modified:  12/29/2020
Set Description
This set is about old coins in old TPG holders, including current operating TPGs as well as some defunct TPGs A great many of these were purchased directly from other collectors and I wish to thank them for their wonderfull caretaking efforts, it is often difficult to find older holders without damage to the holder or holograms.
Unfortunately due to the host restrictions guests will only be able to view the NGC, NCS, and PCGS coins in this list; several cool and somewhat unique holders are not able to be viewed.

2020 Registry news and updates:
For 2020 I had only one new addition the 1948 S cent. Its getting harder to find nice coins in nice old holders

Set Goals
I love the look of the old PCGS rattler/OGH, NGC fat no-line holders, small ANACS, green label PCI holders, and I really like old photocert holders. Even defunct and hated companies like ACG are included in this set for the history involved. This set is all about the old holders.

Slot Name
Origin/Country
Item Description
Full Grade
Owner Comments
Pics
View Coin 1936 Walking Liberty Half UNITED STATES 50C 1936 PCGS MS 64
View Coin 1948 S Lincoln Cent UNITED STATES 1C 1948 S NGC MS 67 RD A premium coin with a crisp sharp strike, strong luster, and clean clear surfaces. A wonderful ultra gem that was a late 2020 addition to the collection. This replaces my current MS67 example that is a nice coin but the heavy streaky tone does not photograph well. Also a nice plus for this coin as it is housed in a 5th generation "fattie" holder and both the holder and reverse hologram are pristine.
View Coin 1958 Franklin Half UNITED STATES 50C 1958 NGC MS 65 Really nice NGC 4th gen slab, the rev hologram is complete with just a small circular mark on it.
CAC green bean
View Coin 1909 Indian Head Cent UNITED STATES 1C 1909 INDIAN NGC MS 64 RD Nice NGC 2.0 fatty holder
View Coin 1909S VDB Lincoln Cent UNITED STATES 1C 1909 S VDB PCGS MS 64 RB The very first certified coin that I ever purchased, this coin was bought off a local coin shop bid board in 2000. A very pleasing example with nice even color and clean surfaces. There is an interesting story behind the initials "VDB" that are placed on the rev of this coin. Mint Engraver Charles Barber changed the name to the artist's three initials VDB; on the original design Mr. Brenner had placed his full name at the bottom of the reverse. Once the coins were issued, some reporters felt that the placement of the initials were much to conspicuous and that the initials amounted to free, illegal advertising for the designer. Rather than placing the initials elsewhere in new dies, mint employees simply removed them entirely from the coin, and a new round of cents were produced without the VDB. However before this change the San Francisco Mint had already struck 484,000 coins. Those coins became an instant rarity and are to this day highly sought after by collectors. This example is housed in a 1st generation PCGS rattler holder and sports a CAC green bean.
View Coin 1909 VDB Lincoln Cent UNITED STATES 1C 1909 VDB PCGS MS 66 RD Orange peel surfaces with glowing luster are a treat for the eyes. As 1909 was the first year for the Lincoln cent design most of the mintage was saved so high grade examples are plentiful.
There is an interesting story behind the initials "VDB" that are placed on the rev of this coin. Mint Engraver Charles Barber changed the name to the artist's three initials VDB; on the original design Mr. Brenner had placed his full name at the bottom of the reverse. Once the coins were issued, some reporters felt that the placement of the initials were much to conspicuous and that the initials amounted to free, illegal advertising for the designer. Rather than placing the initials elsewhere in new dies, mint employees simply removed them entirely from the coin, and a new round of cents were produced without the VDB. Unlike the San Francisco mint which had only produced 484,000 the Philadelphia mint had already coined 27,995,000 so unlike the S mint coins these do not carry the rarity premium. Housed in a PCGS 4th generation; also known as a OGH holder. Also adorned with a CAC green bean.
View Coin 1909 VDB Lincoln Cent United States 1C 1909 VDB PCGS MS 65 PCGS 3rd generation doily holder.
Very original coin
View Coin 1911-S Lincoln Cent UNITED STATES 1C 1911 S NGC MS 65 RB A difficult coin to find in the gem grades especially with a full mint red color. This coin exhibits a strong strike, mellowed mint red color with ample luster that lies beneath a light mellowed tone. Just a few minor toning spots on the obverse of mark free surfaces are noted for completeness. Housed in an NGC 5th generation "Fatty" holder, this was the last of the NGC holders that have been come to know as "fatties". These holders got that name as these were much thicker than the holder in use by PCGS at the same time. I sent to CAC where this received a green bean.
View Coin 1912-D Lincoln Cent UNITED STATES 1C 1912 D PCGS MS 64 RB A tough early branch mint coin to find in high grade. This example has a better than normal strike for this date/mm. The surfaces are good and the luster is strong but subdued on the reverse due to a heavy somewhat dark tone. This limited the grade to just under gem level but the coin is a top of the grade example and CAC agreed by awarding it a green bean. Housed in a PCGS holder that is listed as generation 3 on the PCGS site; and listed in the Conder101 reference book as generation 4.
View Coin 1916 Lincoln Cent UNITED STATES 1C 1916 NGC MS 65 Red Brown An amazingly beautiful toned coin with electric colors that jump off this coin; the photos really say it all. The strike is as usually seen for this date very strong and the coin has clean surfaces with strong luster. Housed in an NGC 5th generation "Fatty" holder
View Coin 1917-D Lincoln Cent UNITED STATES 1C 1917 D PCGS MS 64 RB I bought this coin more for the old holder than for the coin itself. The strike is great but the uneven color and low luster place this coin at the lower end of the grade spectrum. Housed in a PCGS 5th generation "OGH" holder
View Coin 1920-D Lincoln Cent UNITED STATES 1C 1920 D PCGS MS 64 RB A very difficult coin as the photos would suggest a rather unattractive coin. However in hand the toning is more translucent and the coin has much better eye appeal than one would expect. A very strong strike, with luster that can be discerned under the tone and a bit of woodiness to the planchet give this coin a lot of character. Housed in a PCGS 4th generation "OGH" holder.
View Coin 1922-D Lincoln Cent UNITED STATES 1C 1922 D PCGS MS 64 RB Another of the very difficult to find nice twenties branch mint coins. This example appears much more a dull lifeless brown than RB when viewed straight on. However when tilted into the light some luster and a lavender red tone can be seen. This is another coin that was bought for the holder more than the coin itself and is on the list to find a nicer upgrade someday. Housed in a PCGS 4th generation "OGH" holder.
View Coin 1923-S Lincoln Cent UNITED STATES 1C 1923 S PCGS MS 64 RB A solid example for the grade. The strike is quite good and much better than usual as this date/mm is normally seen with a weak strike. The surfaces are clean but the luster is weak and defines the grade more so than the strike. Housed in a PCGS 1st generation "Rattler" holder
View Coin 1928 Lincoln Cent UNITED STATES 1C 1928 PCGS MS 65 RD PCGS 4th generation "OGH" holder
CAC grean bean
View Coin 1928 Lincoln Cent UNITED STATES 1C 1928 NGC MS 65 Red A very beautiful coin and I would go so far as to say undegraded by todays standards. Blazing luster, strong full strike, and clean surfaces meet the eye. There is a nice band of faint crescent toning on the obverse that does not show well in this photo. Housed in an NGC 4th generation "Fatty" holder and deserving of the CAC green bean, great coin!
View Coin 1929 Lincoln Cent UNITED STATES 1C 1929 NGC MS 67 RD Covered in a rich thick mint red that is bright but still almost satiny in appearance. Surfaces display very well although there are a few nicks and ticks with a nice full strike. Well deserving of the grade and housed in an NGC 5th generation "Fatty" holder.
View Coin 1930 D Lincoln Cent UNITED STATES 1C 1930 D NGC MS 64 RD NGC 3rd generation "Fatty" holder
View Coin 1930-D Lincoln Cent UNITED STATES 1C 1930 D NGC MS 66 RD The very definition of PQ for the grade. Intense luster, bright mint red color and clean crisp surfaces dance over this coin. Well deserving of the CAC green bean, perhaps even a gold bean should have be affixed. Housed in an NGC 5th generation "Fatty" holder. While the NGC5 is the most common of the old no line slabs this one is in wonderful condition with a complete and perfect hologram which was often damaged. Like many of my coins in older slabs I truly believe this coin could/would upgrade if resubmitted in todays grading. However I love these old holders and just cannot bring myself to crack this and other coins in my collection.
View Coin 1930-S Lincoln Cent UNITED STATES 1C 1930 S PCGS MS 65 Red PCGS 1st generation "Rattler" holder
Great strike, but light planchet stain on the obv limits the grade
View Coin 1931 S Lincoln Cent UNITED STATES 1C 1931 S PCGS MS 64 RD PCGS 4th generation "OGH" holder
View Coin 1932 Lincoln Cent UNITED STATES 1C 1932 PCGS MS 66 RD PCGS 1st generation "Rattler" holder, a stunning example that is top shelf for the grade. I absolutely love this satiny look. Beautiful mark free surfaces combine with a full hammered strike to give this coin a warm glow. If it had the flashy luster the the TPG's are in love with it would be a slam dunk upgrade, even MS68 material. Wearing a CAC green bean.
View Coin 1932 D Lincoln Cent UNITED STATES 1C 1932 D NGC MS 67 RD Now this is a very tough coin at this ultra gem level. Fantastic strike, clean surfaces, with great flash result in a great coin. Production was very good at the Denver mint this year so ultra gems are available but still scarce. Housed in an NGC 5th generation "Fatty" holder.
View Coin 1934 Lincoln Cent UNITED STATES 1C 1934 PCGS MS 67 RD PCGS 4th generation "OGH" holder
CAC grean bean
View Coin 1936 D Lincoln Cent United States 1C 1936 D PCGS MS 66 Red PCGS 4th generation "OGH" holder
A real blazer that looks 67 all day
View Coin 1936 S Lincoln Cent UNITED STATES 1C 1936 S NGC MS 67 RD Such a treat for the eyes this coin is. The obv boasts a masterful full strike while the rev has just a touch of weakness seen in the usual location when the obv is hammered. As a nice plus this coin is housed in an NGC 5th generation "Fatty" holder; often the older style holders are sought after by collectors.
View Coin 1937 S Lincoln Cent UNITED STATES 1C 1937 S NGC MS 67 RD Such an interesting looking coin. The color is a wonderful pumpkin orange with some mint red peeking out here and there. The surfaces have that pebbly texture that is often seen on coins with strikes for early dies. While not a difficult date/mm to fine in ultra gem grades it would be harder to find a more interesting example to view. Housed in an NGC 5th generation "Fatty" holder.
View Coin 1938 D Lincoln Cent UNITED STATES 1C 1938 D NGC MS 67 RD NGC 5th generation "Fatty" holder
View Coin 1943 S Lincoln Cent UNITED STATES 1C 1943 S NGC MS 67 Very solid for the grade with a strong strike, fantastic luster, and surfaces that have only a couple of minor flyspecks. Housed in an NGC 5th generation "Fatty" holder.
View Coin 1944 Lincoln Cent UNITED STATES 1C 1944 PCGS MS 64 RD PCGS 1st generation "Rattler" holder
Very undergraded
View Coin 1947 S Lincoln Cent UNITED STATES 1C 1947 S NGC MS 67 RD Nice mint red color, strong strike and mostly clean surfaces place this example squarely in the middle of the grade. Housed in an NGC 5th generation "Fatty" holder.
View Coin 1951 S Lincoln Cent UNITED STATES 1C 1951 S NGC MS 67 RD A very pretty coin that is very pleasing to view. The smooth surfaces, strong luster, and wonderful color are fantastic. The obverse strike is great but the reverse could be a touch better, and keeps this coin in the middle of the grade. Housed in an NGC 5th generation "Fatty" holder.
View Coin 1953 S Lincoln Cent UNITED STATES 1C 1953 S NGC MS 67 RD This is the look that I really love, the satiny buttery look seen with this example. The surfaces are clean and clear, the luster is strong, only the strike on the reverse can any fault be found. That is easily overlooked by the tremendous eye appeal this coin has. Housed in an NGC 5th generation "Fatty" holder.
View Coin 1943-D Jefferson Nickel UNITED STATES 5C 1943 D NGC MS 67 NGC 5th generation "Fatty" holder
Bought out of the bargin bin, nice fit for my old holder collection and very easily could grade 5 full steps as a nice bonus
View Coin 1939 Mercury Dime UNITED STATES 10C 1939 PCGS MS 66 PCGS 1st generation "Rattler" holder
View Coin 1940 Mercury Dime UNITED STATES 10C 1940 NGC MS 67 FB Highly lustrous with clean well defined surfaces and devices make this a coin that is a treat to view. Housed in an NGC 5th generation "Fatty" holder
CAC Green Bean
View Coin 1958 Rosevelt Dime UNITED STATES 10C 1958 NGC MS 66 NGC 4th generation "Fatty" holder
View Coin 1957 Washington Qtr UNITED STATES 25C 1957 PCGS MS 65 PCGS 4th generation "OGH" holder
View Coin 1958 Washington Qtr UNITED STATES 25C 1958 PCGS MS 67 PCGS 4th generation "OGH" holder
View Coin 1945 Walking Liberty Half UNITED STATES 50C 1945 PCGS MS 65 PCGS 4th generation "OGH" holder
View Coin 1878 S Morgan Dollar UNITED STATES $1 1878 S PCGS MS 64 PCGS 1st generation "Rattler" holder
View Coin 1879 Morgan Dollar United States S$1 1879 PCGS MS 62 PCGS 5th generation "OGH" holder
Very nice coin, very clean fields with a slim chance of an upgrade to MS63PL
View Coin 1879 Morgan Dollar UNITED STATES $1 1879 PCGS MS 63 PCGS 4th generation "OGH" holder
View Coin 1880 Morgan Dollar UNITED STATES $1 1880 PCGS MS 63 PCGS 4th generation "OGH" holder
Nice for the grade some light burnt orange rim toning on the obv.
View Coin 1882 Morgan Dollar UNITED STATES $1 1882 PCGS MS 64 PCGS 4th generation "OGH" holder
Great coin with ultra clean fields has a faded "yellow" label
CAC green bean
View Coin 1883 Morgan Dollar UNITED STATES $1 1883 PCGS MS 64 PCGS 1st generation "Rattler" holder
Nice coin for the grade
View Coin 1883-O Morgan Dollar UNITED STATES $1 1883 O PCGS MS 65 PCGS 4th generation "OGH" holder
Nice for the grade, strong strike with a satiny luster
VAM 4 O/O
View Coin 1883-CC Morgan Dollar United States $1 1883 CC PCGS MS 64 PCGS 5th generation "OGH" holder
View Coin 1885-O Morgan Dollar United States S$1 1885 O PCGS MS 63 PCGS 2nd generation "OGH" holder
Nice coin solid
View Coin 1885-O Morgan Dollar UNITED STATES $1 1885 O NGC MS 64 NGC 5th generation "Fatty" holder
MS66 eye-appeal very frosty with golden rim toning
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