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millhill
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« on: December 08, 2011, 04:42:23 PM »

As an quite old "newbie" I must ask this: How long have the "grading"
companies been functioning & what is their value & importance to
to the "coin world?. Thank you.....milhill
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« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2011, 09:19:42 PM »

I'm not sure how long the grading companies have been around, quite awhile though. As for what value they are to coin collectors I reckon if you deal in really  high end coin's it may give you some security as to what you are buying. But for most of us I think they just give us something to complain  about. I have never liked slabbed coins. I do think a lot of new collectors come into the hobby thinking that only TPG coin is all they should buy, and they end up spending a lot of money that they will never get back. 
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« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2011, 03:59:56 PM »

I think ANACS started in the late 70's, and the other big ones came shortly after. I could be wrong though.
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« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2012, 04:00:40 AM »

I think ANACS started in the late 70's, and the other big ones came shortly after. I could be wrong though.

yup, ANACS was the first.

As far as slabs go, the first was about 1986.
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