Fred Flintstone Slab

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Fred Flintstone Slab

Post by Kissov » Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:46 pm

Anyone know the history of this kind of "grading" and "encapsulation"?
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Re: Fred Flintstone Slab

Post by Unc90o » Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:13 am

Dunno who made it, but I know how to open it.
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Re: Fred Flintstone Slab

Post by PacificWR » Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:20 am

Any kind of markings on it?

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Re: Fred Flintstone Slab

Post by Kissov » Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:14 am

Unc90o wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:13 am
Dunno who made it, but I know how to open it.
Ha!

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Re: Fred Flintstone Slab

Post by Kissov » Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:15 am

PacificWR wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:20 am
Any kind of markings on it?
It looks like a near, low date. Or a slanted date. Or a near, low, slanted date.

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Re: Fred Flintstone Slab

Post by lioncutter » Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:33 am

I have no idea who made it but by the looks of it, it looks kinda home made. Maybe a coin collector club door prize? or auction company? I would guess being made in 1980's or 90's by the paper and font on front. JMO
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Re: Fred Flintstone Slab

Post by messydesk » Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:44 am

Interesting. I'd put it at mid 80s. That font wasn't around until about 1984, and the software to make the label was becoming popular within a couple years on early Macintosh computers.
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Re: Fred Flintstone Slab

Post by PacificWR » Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:14 pm

The holder was probably home or work related made. The crudeness of the eagle screams what we who live in the IT world call the early days of pc’s. The listing of the obverse and reverse separately goes back to how the old PNG certs (1970’s-1988) and ANACS photos certs were created (1981-1988). It is a neat find. How did you come across it?

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Re: Fred Flintstone Slab

Post by messydesk » Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:10 pm

Here's a really old holder from the Coin Rarities Online archive.

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I never got to see it in hand, but I'd be curious as to the composition of the plastic part, as that might be the best way to date it.
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Re: Fred Flintstone Slab

Post by Kissov » Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:30 pm

messydesk wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:44 am
Interesting. I'd put it at mid 80s. That font wasn't around until about 1984, and the software to make the label was becoming popular within a couple years on early Macintosh computers.
Good call on the old Macintosh font.

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Re: Fred Flintstone Slab

Post by Kissov » Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:34 pm

PacificWR wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:14 pm
It is a neat find. How did you come across it?
It was a 'buy-it-now' on the Bay.

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Re: Fred Flintstone Slab

Post by Kissov » Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:43 pm

messydesk wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:10 pm
Here's a really old holder from the Coin Rarities Online archive.

I never got to see it in hand, but I'd be curious as to the composition of the plastic part, as that might be the best way to date it.
Plastic or maybe mica?

The spacing and alignment of the letters is interesting. The 'l' seems to be shifted left and down, and 'George Washington' looks wavy.

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Re: Fred Flintstone Slab

Post by vamsterdam » Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:10 pm

Does the 1900 appear to have light wear? The luster of the fields looks like that of a circ.

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Re: Fred Flintstone Slab

Post by Kissov » Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:17 pm

vamsterdam wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:10 pm
Does the 1900 appear to have light wear? The luster of the fields looks like that of a circ.
It is definitely not MS, although who knows if this is the coin the holder was prepared for.

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Re: Fred Flintstone Slab

Post by lioncutter » Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:52 pm

messydesk wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:10 pm
Here's a really old holder from the Coin Rarities Online archive.

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I never got to see it in hand, but I'd be curious as to the composition of the plastic part, as that might be the best way to date it.
Talk about an old holder. WOW!
I would say that is a soft wood veneer of some sort covering the core. The square is hand cut by a knife and you can see chips flaking from the edge. It is wrapped in plastic of some sort. If only we could see the edge or backside we might know exactly. The font looks 30's or 40's from a type writer. Also, is the V.G. on label mean Very Good? And what would the "un" in right upper corner mean?
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Re: Fred Flintstone Slab

Post by messydesk » Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:59 pm

lioncutter wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:52 pm
Talk about an old holder. WOW!
I would say that is a soft wood veneer of some sort covering the core. The square is hand cut by a knife and you can see chips flaking from the edge. It is wrapped in plastic of some sort. If only we could see the edge or backside we might know exactly. The font looks 30's or 40's from a type writer. Also, is the V.G. on label mean Very Good? And what would the "un" in right upper corner mean?
V.G. is Very Good. "un" probably means undated. The typewriter used for this was first half of the 20th century, as the standard typewriter digit font was changed in the 50s. Of course, that doesn't mean the slab was that old. My grandparents had an old Underwood typewriter that was still in use in the early 90s when they passed away.
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