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All You Other [TPG's] Are Just Imitating.

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Fenntucky Mike

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Most of my graded notes are in PMG holders, like 99.9%, but on occasion I will pick up a note from an "off brand" slabber or PCGS, not because there is a great note housed in the holder but for the holder itself. :screwy: Buy the note not the holder, not in these instances. lol  I just find it interesting/funny/weird when I see Ukrainian notes housed in "off-brand" holders and since they are all dirt cheap, I'll pick them up from time to time and add them to my collection.:insane: 

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Some of these actually have a few nice features which the PMG holders don't, the ACG holder actually had a protective film over the holder (which can be removed) protecting the holder from scratches and rubbing during shipping and while handling. Nice. (thumbsu The other thing I like about some of these is the information on the label, notes or descriptions on the labels like "With latent imprint "КРБ" at left on front" and "Printing: ISPB-France" are nice to have and really help collectors, I think. I guess the more information on the label the greater the opportunity for a "mechanical error", and probably cost, but you would think that most of the labels are saved as templates for each Country and Pick #, and that the templates can be adjusted as notes come in or by some other method. Displaying letter prefixes as they are printed on the note, in the native language/text, instead of translating them to English would be nice as well. (shrug) Sorry got off track there for a moment. 

Back to the off brands. There are a bunch out there and I'll pick up more from individual companies as they become available, one per is plenty, and the worse the note in the holder the better, I think. It just makes the thought process behind the question of "Why would you slab that note in that holder?" that much more of an enigma. lol 

This is probably my favorite.

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Just why? doh!

Anyone have any notes in atypical holders? Post'em if you do!

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Some people collect different coin holders, and the different generations within each type of holder, so why not the same for banknotes - you are a pioneer(thumbsu

Personally I only have a few PCGS in addition to PMG although I expect a few ICG holders will also appear over time given Latin America's links to Spain, I was a bit surprised I didn't already have any.

You seem to be missing the new PMG one with a QR code so you need to submit something quick xD

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On 9/28/2022 at 4:10 PM, ColonialCoinsUK said:

Some people collect different coin holders, and the different generations within each type of holder, so why not the same for banknotes - you are a pioneer(thumbsu

hm I'll take it! lol

On 9/28/2022 at 4:10 PM, ColonialCoinsUK said:

You seem to be missing the new PMG one with a QR code so you need to submit something quick xD

I sent another batch of notes to PMG recently and they were received in a few days ago. :ph34r: I've never used/scanned a QR code so while I'm sure it's a nice feature for some people and could be in someway helpful I'll probably never use it. I'd be much happier if additional information was added to the labels. Maybe you'll be able to use the QR code to access additional info, specific to the note, in the future. (shrug)

Hopefully everyone down there is ok, :wishluck:, hurricane Ian looks like it turned into a monster storm. 

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