In December, I coined a term “numismentos,” a portmanteau of numismatic + memento. I was reminded of that with the recent announcements from both major third-party grading services.
Professional Coin Grading Service announced that as part of their 30th Anniversary celebration that they created a series of labels for their slabs including a retro-green label similar to the first labels issued by PCGS 30 years ago. Some, like the Mark Twain “First Strike” label will only be available at shows like the recently held the Long Beach Expo.
Numismatic Guarantee Corporation continues their signature labels march adding Former Perth Mint Director Ed Harbuz to the list of signatures that includes Elizabeth Jones and John Mercanti. Of course NGC as its other numismento labels.
I was curious as to what my readers thought. Do you collect the labels? Do you look for the labels? Do you care? Take the survey and then weigh in with comments!
- Images of PCGS special labels courtesy of the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- Ed Harbuz images courtesy of Numismatic Guarantee Corporation.