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PCGS Slab Lab

Interview series hosted by Seth Chandler, with leading figures in the numismatic collector and dealer community.

 

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    Slab Lab Episode 6 / Martin Logies Part 2 1/3/2022

    Slab Lab Episode 6 / Martin Logies Part 2

    In December 2002, Martin Logies released a publication on Bust Dollars (as used as a reference guide by PCGS) titled, "Early Dollars: A Pocket Guide to Major Varieties." This was later published in a larger format, and included on earlydollars.org A myriad of stunning coins are on display in this episode, including the Silver Libertas Americana Medal whose history involves one of the Founding Fathers of the United States - Benjamin Franklin. As France was instrumental in helping the U.S. gain independence, these medals served as a gift to the King and Queen of France for all of their support; two gold medals were presented to them by Benjamin Franklin himself! Minted in France, the first batch of medals struck were distributed to the VIPs of the Court. It is safe to say that this batch bares Benjamin Franklin's DNA, as he handled and distributed these specimens. Subsequently, the bronze medals were given to more pedestrian recipients, with a batch sent to the U.S. Congress. The U.S. Congress did not order the particular medals to be struck. Hear Martin tell more about the "brainstorm" to create these famous medals, and much more in this episode of Slab Lab.

    Note, this content is restricted on NNP. It may be accessed on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9UKLbLhKPY (link verified 1/2022).


    Slab Lab Episode 7, John Dannreuther Part 1 1/17/2022

    Slab Lab Episode 7, John Dannreuther Part 1

    John Dannreuther is one of the numismatic world's most highly esteemed coin dealers. An original founder of PCGS, he explains the origins of the company, that in part, began with discussions over Red Book pricing.

    One of Dannreuther's most noteworthy numismatic accomplishments was co-founding Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) in 1986. It began as a book project when he, David Hall, Bruce Amspacher and Gordon Wrubel met after coin shows to discuss writing a series of numismatic texts on each denomination. Instead, they decided the coin business needed guarantees of authenticity and grading to combat the abundance of overgraded coins, altered and repaired coins, and fakes at shows.

    Note, this content is restricted on NNP. It may be accessed on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oY9wrmqmMY (link verified 1/2022).

    Slab Lab Episode 7, John Dannreuther (Part 2) 1/31/2022

    Slab Lab Episode 7, John Dannreuther (Part 2)

    PCGS's inception was in 1986 and blossomed from the idea of guaranteeing the authenticity and grade of U.S. coins. This revolutionary concept allowed for certified coins to be bought and sold sight unseen, whereas before pricing and grading were subjective based on dealers and collectors needing to view the coin in person. Certified coins enabled increased trading volume in the market, making the hobby/industry much more efficient. Find out how four friends and prominent numismatists developed the grading system, and the original grading standards that evolved in to today's dynamic marketplace.

    This content is restricted on NNP and may be accessed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yf4gcA_6b6M&t=1s (link verified 6/2022).


    Slab Lab Episode 7, John Dannreuther (Part 3) 2/14/2022

    Slab Lab Episode 7, John Dannreuther (Part 3)

    In this episode of Slab Lab, hear all about early market acceptance of PCGS graded coins, the development of "no grade" codes, "details", and "genuine designations", and how to develop and hone your coin grading skills.

    Learn more about "No Grade" codes here: https://bit.ly/3h2Dvsp.

    This content is restricted on NNP and may be accessed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPrB0N-Jp10&t=1s (link verified 6/2022).


    Slab Lab Episode 7, John Dannreuther (Part 4) 2/28/2022

    Slab Lab Episode 7, John Dannreuther (Part 4)

    The final installment of Slab Lab with John Dannreuther, one of the top coin dealers and collection curators in the industry - is HERE. We have some incredible coins on display in this episode, along with JD's advice on how to build a stunning collection. See these coins and the discussion surrounding the 1794 $1 that sold in a private transaction for $12 million in January 2022, a 1954 Proof Franklin Half Dollar, 1841 Proof Quarter Eagle from the Smithsonian Institution, and a 1921 Satin Special Strike $20.

    This content is restricted on NNP and may be accessed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L35HXqH-Dcw&t=5s (link verified 6/2022).


    Slab Lab Episode 8, Steve Feltner (Part 1) 3/14/2022

    Slab Lab Episode 8, Steve Feltner (Part 1)

    PCGS Director of Numismatic Education & Grading Team Leader, Steve Feltner, joins us in this episode of Slab Lab. Steve recalls his first ANA Summer Seminar and the knowledge gained from being in a room full of passionate collectors. Where his love for coins and people intersect, Steve aims to perpetuate the hobby for young numismatists just as collectors did for him when he was a young kid starting out in the industry.

    This content is restricted on NNP and may be accessed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nec-L0nQbPo&t=4s (link verified 6/2022).


    Slab Lab Episode 8, Steve Feltner (Part 2) 3/28/2022

    Slab Lab Episode 8, Steve Feltner (Part 2)

    This episode of Slab Lab gives unique insight into path that led to Steve Feltner to landing his first role with PCGS as a professional coin grader. Hear the advice of his mentors and professors, how participating in advanced grading at the ANA Summer seminar honed his skill set, and what it's like behind the scenes of the PCGS grading room.

    This content is restricted on NNP and may be accessed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScGgl6iwI-A&t=17s (link verified 6/2022).


    Slab Lab Episode 8, Steve Feltner (Part 3) 4/11/2022

    Slab Lab Episode 8, Steve Feltner (Part 3)

    The final installment of our interview with Steve Feltner, PCGS Director of grading and education is here. See pieces from his personal collection, including one of his very first purchases- a 1929-S quarter PCGS certified in an "old green holder" a PCGS XF45 George Washington funeral medal, a quick lesson on pioneer gold and the California Gold Rush, and more.

    This content is restricted on NNP and may be accessed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnsKRHwtt2I&t=23s (link verified 6/2022).


    Slab Lab Episode 9, Walt Husak (Part 1) 4/25/2022

    Slab Lab Episode 9, Walt Husak (Part 1)

    A valued member of the PCGS Set Registry, Walt Husak is an avid early copper and large cent collector/specialist, who has showcased his stunning array of Large Cents (1793-1814) at numerous coin shows over the years. The public has marveled at his collection which was on display at the September 2021 Long Beach Expo, and at the time this video is released will be represented in the PCGS Set Registry Copper Faceoff at the Central States Numismatic Society Convention in Schaumburg, IL April 27-30.

    There are 58 different collectable Sheldon (number) varieties for 1794 Large Cents alone. Hear which years make up Walt's top three, and see the fan favorite - 1794 1C S-48 Starred Reverse, whose reverse has 94 stars and is unique amongst the large cent series.

    This content is restricted on NNP and may be accessed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfcsJB6z44Y&t=20s (link verified 6/2022).

    Slab Lab Episode 9, Walt Husak (Part 2) 5/9/2022

    Slab Lab Episode 9, Walt Husak (Part 2)

    Walt Husak certainly has a knack for knowing when to buy and sell coins. He has a great sense of timing and intuitive sense for the coin market. Some of the best coin advice we've received on Slab Lab is right in this episode - "Take your time, but buy it when it's available." Upon identifying what the right coin is, time is of the essence once it surfaces in the market. A collector for over 65 years, Walt is known for building one of the most complete collections of early American large cents before selling it in 2008 for $10.7 million.

    Walt was recently crowned the winner of the Copper Face Off, PCGS Set Registry Showdown at the Central States Numismatic Show. See his winning collection here: https://bit.ly/3LRT2cj.

    Three of Walt's most prized coins can be seen up close in this episode. The 1793 Chain Cent AMERI S-1 PCGS AU58 - the rarest major variety of the Large Cents, the 1794 1C S-18b Head of 93, and the 1794 1C S-49 Head of 94. Learn the history of the Lord St. Oswald coins - an Englishman by the name of William Strickland who carried 35 coins home to Britain from America; many of which now represent the finest examples of their type to exist. This content is restricted on NNP and may be accessed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rgy8mYklq9k&t=100s (link verified 6/2022).


    Slab Lab Episode 10, Lee Minshull (Part1) 5/23/2022

    Slab Lab Episode 10, Lee Minshull (Part1)

    Lee Minshull, President of Minshull Trading is a rarities expert and one of the leading U.S/World Coin marketeers. Lee is in the wholesale business, providing a vast array of numismatic products to retail sales platforms. He became a coin dealer at the age of 14 years old!! Hear him talk coins, his personal favorites and a must-hear sales tactic for young numismatists considering a career in numismatics.

    This content is restricted on NNP and may be accessed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekW2fiqP1b4&t=22s (link verified 6/2022).


    Slab Lab Episode 10, Lee Minshull (Part2) 6/6/2022

    Slab Lab Episode 10, Lee Minshull (Part2)

    An 1804 Dollar, 1838-O Reeded Edge Half Dollars, Wreath and Chain Cents, and 1796 Quarters are among the early U.S. coins that Lee mentions in this episode... but early gold is his favorite - like the 1796 2 1/2 Stars. From looking at the Minshull Trading logo, can you determine which coin's reverse his official logo was derived from? (Watch for the answer.)

    This content is restricted on NNP and may be accessed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBICS5wjhK4&t=23s (link verified 6/2022).


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