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  • coinbufcoinbuf Posts: 10,752 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 5, 2023 2:36PM

    Umm, yummy! Dripping with luster. ;)

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  • lordmarcovanlordmarcovan Posts: 43,198 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yikes


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  • SwampboySwampboy Posts: 12,878 ✭✭✭✭✭

    No fun huh

  • privatecoinprivatecoin Posts: 3,178 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Look at that hot green color....... :D

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  • JimnightJimnight Posts: 10,805 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yep!

  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,791 ✭✭✭✭✭

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  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,791 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Here's my PVC that obviously started years ago. I would think this 65 is toast today.

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  • ashelandasheland Posts: 22,673 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The dang things were literally sticky!
    :s

  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,791 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @asheland said:
    The dang things were literally sticky!
    :s

    Are there after pictures?

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  • ashelandasheland Posts: 22,673 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @OAKSTAR said:

    @asheland said:
    The dang things were literally sticky!
    :s

    Are there after pictures?

    Nah! I just threw them in tubs and let the boss wholesale them. I likely won’t see them again.

  • ashelandasheland Posts: 22,673 ✭✭✭✭✭

    They were seriously gross. :#

  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,791 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @asheland said:

    @OAKSTAR said:

    @asheland said:
    The dang things were literally sticky!
    :s

    Are there after pictures?

    Nah! I just threw them in tubs and let the boss wholesale them. I likely won’t see them again.

    Oh, okay. I was getting ready to ask you about their history.

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  • ashelandasheland Posts: 22,673 ✭✭✭✭✭

    They just came in the shop, we get stuff like this all the time, and the boss just wholesales it to his people.

  • ashelandasheland Posts: 22,673 ✭✭✭✭✭

    He has customers for them. I’m not touching them again! :D

  • ashelandasheland Posts: 22,673 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @OAKSTAR said:
    Here's my PVC that obviously started years ago. I would think this 65 is toast today.


    Dang! :#

  • TomBTomB Posts: 20,725 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I think I can smell shower curtain through my computer screen! :s

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  • BroadstruckBroadstruck Posts: 30,497 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 6, 2023 8:32AM

    A majority of my dad’s collection over 100 pieces of bullion silver all looks like that Peace dollar slimy green. I haven’t felt like pricing out acetone by the 55-gallon drum to deal with them.

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  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,791 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @asheland said:

    @OAKSTAR said:
    Here's my PVC that obviously started years ago. I would think this 65 is toast today.

    Dang! :#

    Plus, it screwed up a nice old slab!!

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  • ashelandasheland Posts: 22,673 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Honestly, I believe this is the worst I’ve ever seen that’s why I took the picture and made this fun thread. :D

  • ashelandasheland Posts: 22,673 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @OAKSTAR said:

    @asheland said:

    @OAKSTAR said:
    Here's my PVC that obviously started years ago. I would think this 65 is toast today.

    Dang! :#

    Plus, it screwed up a nice old slab!!

    One thing I like about the old holders, as you know, if the coin is bright and clean, that it’s stable and it’ll stay that way, if anything bad is going to happen, it would’ve happened by now that’s one of the beauties of the old holders.

  • jacrispiesjacrispies Posts: 711 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Beware, that coin could mutate into a ninja turtle with that green ooze!

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  • ashelandasheland Posts: 22,673 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @jacrispies said:
    Beware, that coin could mutate into a ninja turtle with that green ooze!

    :D

  • AtcarrollAtcarroll Posts: 342 ✭✭✭

    I saw a set of peace dollars in a harco coinmaster album once at a coin show that looked about like that. It made me a little nauseous.

  • 1Bufffan1Bufffan Posts: 619 ✭✭✭

    Short term flips, Long term problems I've seen this often at auctions where the person left them in there to long and most likely in an attic or basement where they suffer the most (harsh conditions).

  • KliaoKliao Posts: 5,454 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Reminds me of what I just went through at the LCS I work at part time. A huge collection came in all in PVC albums. I couldn't believe what I was seeing. Many keys including '93s and '89cc Morgans, 09s vdb cent among others. Spend a good amount of time removing them and dipping. My fingers were disgusting and sticky after that....

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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    :o Holey moley!!!! I have never seen PVC contamination as bad as those Peace Dollars in the OP.... Wow!!! I wonder what they would look like after a long (and repeated) acetone soak. Cheers, RickO

  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,480 ✭✭✭✭✭

    that almost looks to crusty or sumtin?

  • ashelandasheland Posts: 22,673 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ricko said:
    :o Holey moley!!!! I have never seen PVC contamination as bad as those Peace Dollars in the OP.... Wow!!! I wonder what they would look like after a long (and repeated) acetone soak. Cheers, RickO

    Actually, once I pulled them out, they were indeed sticky, but you didn’t see a lot of green on them. Most of it stayed in the plastic luckily.

  • RollermanRollerman Posts: 1,840 ✭✭✭✭✭

    My dealer friend told me, some years ago when my Mercury Dimes were in a Coinmaster album, to take a quetip and dip in in acetone and then lightly roll it on the coin surface and the green will wick up on the quitip. Change the quitips often. Then dip the coins with acetone and they will be fine unless the PVC has started to eat into the coin surface. I was lucky with my dime set the PVC was watery. That set still looks fine and it's been 15 or more years ago.

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