On a related note, I saw this post over on CoinTalk about a 1985 "RARE COIN HOLOGRAM" certificate. The back is labeled "NUMISMATIC LASER GRAPHICS" and "PELCO CORP".
Has anyone ever seen these before ?? I guess there was a grading service that would grade & image the coins, and included a front and back hologram on the certificate. This is definitely one of the coolest vintage
numismatic items i have ever seen. A buddy of mine paid $1 for 2 of these at the local flea market. Unfortunately the coins werent included with the cert. Ive never even heard of such a thing. So....... Slab collectors, is
there any value here??
One commenter unearthed a related September 2004 posting. -Editor
NLG (Numismatic Laser Graphics) Ownd by Pelco Coin Galleries this service is a variation of the photocertificate service. The coin is in an air-tite holder, card, and oversized vinyl flip stapled to the
"certificate". The certificate is a greenish cardbaord holder that instead of photographs, has a white light hologram of each side of the coin contained therein. The label with the seial number, description,
registration,date of certification, grade, and owners value is at the bottom. The back has the company name but it is usually covered by the label folded over from the front side.
The interesting thing about this company is the use of the holograms. the coins can be magnified and still retain their three dimentional appearance, and as they are tiped the images still display rotating cartwheel
luster just as the coins do. Not flat an fixed like a regular photo does. tipping the hologram allows "light" to play across and highlight different areas just like when you examine a real coin. The one thing it
can't do though is reproduce th true color. Being a white light hologram the image is seen in red and green.
Can anyone tells us more about this company and its products and services? When did it cease operation? -Editor
To read the complete article, see:
1983 Hologram Photo Cert. W@W !! L@@K !! Mu$t $ee
Wayne Homren, Editor
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