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    Posted: 08 Jul 2006 at 6:38am
What do you all think of the new ANACS slab? I got this at the Austin show.  Lots of cool features, but seems somewhat light weight.
 
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I have heard nothing but bad news about this slab. The biggest complaint is it is not tamper proof and it can be cracked open by just twisting it in your bare hands.
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We cracked one open in about 20 seconds. If we had taken a full minute, there would have been no evidence that it was tampered with. I am definitely concerned with the security of the new slabs though I like the overall look and design.

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The slab is very sleek!!
I am a lincoln cent addict!!
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Originally posted by Susanlynn9 Susanlynn9 wrote:

We cracked one open in about 20 seconds. If we had taken a full minute, there would have been no evidence that it was tampered with. I am definitely concerned with the security of the new slabs though I like the overall look and design.

 
So your saying now with the new slabs that can look totally untampered but really tampered withand maybe the coins switched?
 
Thats really going to make buyers think first before buying a new ANACS slab. 
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Just did an experiment tonight.
 
Dropped the ANACS slab picture above on cement from 7 feet up. It cracked. Dropped it again from 8 feet. Cracked open on the side. I am now able to pry it open.
 
I am rooting for these guys, I like the design and thought put into the slab and features. I am going to call them and see what their plans are... they are here in Austin.  I hope they can excel with their new slab, new headquarters here in Austin and their new grading methods. Seems like the slab needs to be strengthened, though.
 


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Word on the street is that they have already made modifications to make the slab stronger and it failed. The word is that they are working on a third modification.

So if you go by the street it looks like they are making a continued effort to make this work.
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I think they should perfect their slabs BEFORE they start using them. I like the NGC slabs the most, they seem the strongest.


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I can crack an NGC slab and have the coin out in half the time of a PCGS slab. While it may be difficult and not likely the NGC slab can be cut in half in such a way that a rookie would not notice that it was opened.

I prefer the PCGS or SEGS slabs but would not get SEGS due to the different grading standard they go by.
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Segs slabs are like brick. Really takes some effort to crack one out. ICG also has a tough slab.
 
I have spoken with Mr. Taylor at Anacs many times since he took over the helm at Anacs.
 
Yes they have had some issues, and yes they were compounded with the move to Texas.
 
They modified this slab a couple of times prior to launching it, and I personally believe that once the sealing issue is taken care of, this will be the slab of the future.
The clear plastic is great for photographing the coins, viewing the coins, and overall look.
The shape takes a little getting used to, but having the ability to see what the coin is while still in the box is fantastic, and should be an industry standard.
 
At a major show, we look through thousands of slabs in a matter of days, and the new anacs holder will allow that process to be quicker and easier.
 
I have heard a lot of complaints about Anacs online, but very little at a show or auction. Their grading is more consistant. Their grading times are improving fast, and most of the time faster than the other guys.
 
I submit to all the big 3 each month and will continue to do so. Don't believe all the "talk" you hear on these forums.
 
Change is never accepted well, and this is just another example.
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Can anyone tell me the value and what this coin is? thanks
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Appears to be a small private token. Simular tokens were issued by the Holland Casino. I cannot find any private sales of this token.
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This isnt really the right section to post the pictures.
 
 
I like the slabs becasue you can see the whole coin not just obverse and reverse.
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