- 1 What plastic is bad for coins?
- 2 Are there fake PCGS coins?
- 3 How do I use Airtite coin holders?
- 4 What does it mean to slab a coin?
- 5 Are PVC holders bad for coins?
- 6 Do coin flips damage coins?
- 7 What are the best ways to store coins?
- 8 Where is PCGS coin grading located?
- 9 Are PCGS holders airtight?
- 10 What is a PCGS Registry Set?
What plastic is bad for coins?
PVC damage on coins is the result of improperly storing coins in soft plastic flips or other plastic coin holders that contain PVC. The PVC chemical in the flips interacts with the metal of the coin creating a slightly acidic reaction, which causes residual deposits to appear on the coin’s surface.
Are there fake PCGS coins?
The coins themselves range from poor-quality counterfeits to well-made fakes. The counterfeit PCGS holders are well-executed, but with minor differences from a genuine holder.
How do I use Airtite coin holders?
To use, simply place a coin in the base and snap the cover on. Direct fit holders require a snug fit between the coin and the holder to keep the coin in place. Air-Tites exacting manufacturing process ensures that an Air-Tite will always fit the coin it was intended to hold.
What does it mean to slab a coin?
Slabbed coins, in coin-collecting terminology, refers to coins sealed in clear plastic containers bearing the opinions of professionals working at a coin-grading service relating to authenticity and condition. Slabbed coins are highly sought after and often controversial.
Are PVC holders bad for coins?
Because PVC can damage coins. The damage to coins contained inside coin holders made with PVC is often irreversible and causes coins to lose much, if not most, of their value.
Do coin flips damage coins?
The coin might drop out of the holder and get damaged upon impact with a hard surface such as a table or floor. In other words, 2x2s lend a plethora of risks that could easily and irreparably damage coins.
What are the best ways to store coins?
Make sure you keep your coins in a room far enough away from the kitchen and bathroom so that heat, moisture, and cooking oils don’t affect the coins. Safe Deposit Box: Keeping your coin collection in a safe deposit box at the bank is the safest storage option, but can also be quite expensive.
Where is PCGS coin grading located?
Andrew Place Ste. 150, Santa Ana, CA 92705.
Are PCGS holders airtight?
The chemical formula contains PCGS-specific additives that can be detected using a special handheld device. These sturdier, tamper-evident holders have no edge seam, are virtually airtight and will provide even more protection against potential environmental damage to coins.
What is a PCGS Registry Set?
A registry set is a collection of slabbed coins that have been certified by one of the two major coin grading companies: Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) and Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC).