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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 1 / Jim Halperin Part 1 8/2/2021

    Slab Lab Episode 1 / Jim Halperin Part 1

    Jim Halperin is the co-chairman and co-CEO of Heritage Auctions, one of the largest numismatic auction houses specializing in coins, currency, and comic books, which changed the collectibles industry. Jim shares how he got his start in the hobby and business as a young numismatist - owning his first stamp shop at the age of 16 and quickly gaining traction as a coin dealer due to his entrepreneurial prowess.

    Note, this content is restricted on NNP. It may be accessed on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tiXX14TWnNY&t=791s (link verified 1/2022).


    Slab Lab Episode 1 / Jim Halperin Part 2 8/16/2021

    Slab Lab Episode 1 / Jim Halperin Part 2

    In the second installment of Slab Lab, Jim Halperin details how he navigated the coin market in the 1980s, his strategy as a young coin dealer buying and selling inventory, and his creation of the first private grading service to educate the public on how to grade by a set standard (and why it ultimately closed with the arrival of PCGS). Hear how his foresight, and talents aligned with partner Steve Ivy, to create a numismatic powerhouse.

    Note, this content is restricted on NNP. It may be accessed on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFr4UGUxv6A (link verified 1/2022).


    Slab Lab Episode 1 / Jim Halperin Part 3 8/30/2021

    Slab Lab Episode 1 / Jim Halperin Part 3

    In Part Three of Slab Lab Episode One, we dive into the online age of collectibles, and the expansion of Heritage Auctions from primarily coins and banknotes to comic books, sports and entertainment memorabilia, and more. Plus, hear advice for collectors at all stages and levels.

    Note, this content is restricted on NNP. It may be accessed on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8lVKgucj80 (link verified 1/2022).


    Slab Lab Episode 2 / John Brush Part 1 9/20/2021

    Slab Lab Episode 2 / John Brush Part 1

    John Brush, who joined David Lawrence Rare Coins in 2006 as a result of his dedication and work ethic, climbed the ranks to become the current president of the firm. He has been instrumental in assisting Dell Loy Hansen in assembling his magnificent collection of U.S coinage inclusive of relatively common high grade coins to a number of the most extreme rarities and collections such as the 1804 Draped Bust Dollar in PCGS PR62, an 1885 Trade Dollar PCGS PR65+CAM, and his 1854-S Half Eagle in PCGS AU58+ as well as the acquisition of the ESM Collection of Proof Half and Large Cents.

    Note, this content is restricted on NNP. It may be accessed on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeIqpSWXE4k (link verified 1/2022).


    Slab Lab Episode 3 / John Noel 10/5/2021

    Slab Lab Episode 3 / John Noel

    Dive into Dr. John Noel's stunning collection of Silver Commemorative Coins from 1892-1954, inclusive of all dates and mint mark specimens. The 144-piece set portrays Presidential commems, politicians, national monuments, statehood anniversaries, and more. Dr. Noel is the owner of the top ranked PCGS Registry Set for the 50-piece Type set, AND 144-piece collection, none rated higher! He makes the case for why collectors should embark on the rich history lessons of U.S. coins, and to not overlook wonderfully toned examples. John and his wife, both long-time collectors started on the journey to complete the set, together, over 40 years ago. Hear the "colorful" events leading up to their acquisition.

    Note, this content is restricted on NNP. It may be accessed on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsCWQnhke7Q (link verified 1/2022).


    Slab Lab Episode 4 / Mark Hagen Part 1 10/25/2021

    Slab Lab Episode 4 / Mark Hagen Part 1

    Mark Hagen is a diverse collector through and through. He is the architect of six magnificent PCGS Registry sets, one of which ranks #1 current finest: the Dollar Type Set (1794-present). From Mercury Dimes and Morgan Dollars to Continental Currency - hear Mr. Hagen's approach to a number of challenging and exquisite rarities. No matter what size budget you are working with, Mark's advice on how to formulate a wonderful set is prescient.

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


    Slab Lab Episode 4 / Mark Hagen Part 2 11/8/2021

    Slab Lab Episode 4 / Mark Hagen Part 2

    Slab Lab Episode Four continues with Part Two, discussing one of the PCGS Set Registry's top collectors of Flowing Hair (Early Dollars) and Gobrecht Dollars, amongst other exquisite Type Sets that encompass Mark Hagen's collection. New collectors and dealers are always prone to making mistakes when starting out in the hobby or business. What is one mistake, oversight, or challenge you've come across - whether it's business related or as an early collector? Drop a note in the comments below for others to learn from!

    Note, this content is restricted on NNP. It may be accessed on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EWF7kfCm5Y (link verified 1/2022).


    Slab Lab Episode 5 / Jimmy Hayes Part 1 11/22/2021

    Slab Lab Episode 5 / Jimmy Hayes Part 1

    James (Jimmy) A. Hayes has been a robust collector and scholar of U.S. coins and exonumia (medals and tokens) since a young age. His focus has included early type coins and patterns, and his affinity for history made pursuing rarities that much more exciting to him. Jimmy graduated from Tulane Law School and practiced law early on in his distinguished career. He served as Congressman for Louisiana District 7, 100th-104th from 1987-1997. Listen to Mr. Hayes' approach to obtaining a number of his blockbuster acquisitions, and their subsequent inclusion in the Tyrant and Pogue Collections, two of the most formidable collections ever assembled.

    Note, this content is restricted on NNP. It may be accessed on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7y11ksrFg2A (link verified 1/2022).


    Slab Lab Episode 5 / Jimmy Hayes Part 2 12/6/2021

    Slab Lab Episode 5 / Jimmy Hayes Part 2

    Congressman Jimmy Hayes served as Chairman of the Medals Committee in 1993 and 1997, and was on the committee in 2001 and 2005, working with the U.S. Mint to create inaugural medals and artwork commemorating presidents. In this episode, hear which coins (and medals) Jimmy considers his favorites he has ever owned, and how he acquired them.

    Note, this content is restricted on NNP. It may be accessed on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UildtGy3J8 (link verified 1/2022).


    Slab Lab Episode 6 / Martin Logies Part 1 12/20/2021

    Slab Lab Episode 6 / Martin Logies Part 1

    Martin Logies is one of the foremost authorities on early dollars. In 2004 he released a book on the series, "The Flowing Hair Silver Dollars of 1794." Logies is the director and curator of the Cardinal Collection Education Foundation, a non-profit helping foster appreciation for early coinage. The collection boasts a stunning array of large cents, early copper, a 1792 Half Disme (PCGS MS68), and flowing hair and bust dollars. Numerous coins (and their images) are discussed in this episode, many of which were owned by Logies, including the 1794 $1 - the first silver dollar minted by the United States graded PCGS SP66; incredibly well struck with a virtually flawless surface.

    Note, this content is restricted on NNP. It may be accessed on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoccNQaaVLw&t=167s (link verified 1/2022).


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