Mint quality control

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by tytombo, Aug 1, 2020 at 11:54 AM.

  1. tytombo

    tytombo New Member

    I ordered the 2020 silver proof set the day it was offered. Received it in a relatively short time period. The coins were amazing as all modern proof sets usually are. However after removing the bonus nickel and entering it my set, I noticed the cent coin had a chocolate colored fingerprint on the obverse from the device to the field. What a surprise. I contacted the mint and was given the 7day return policy speech. As I had removed the reverse proof nickel,no return was possible. Maybe an error collector wants something like this.
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  3. GH#75

    GH#75 Well-Known Member

    :yack: Fingerprints aren't an error! I'd send it back if I could! Too bad you cant. It is possible to clean it off, but that's probably just as bad.
  4. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    No way you can send it back. Fingerprints are damage not errors. All you can do is order another set and check it the day you receive it.
  5. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    If you can't return it, maybe try acetone bath to see if it can be removed. If it has been there awhile, it will be there forever, but if not, you might be able to remove it. If you can't send it back, it's worth a try.
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  6. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

    I agree and the mark may only get worse, IMO
  7. yakpoo

    yakpoo Member

    You must not have gotten the Memo...:D

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  8. atcarroll

    atcarroll Well-Known Member

    I'd give it an acetone bath, it probably hasn't been on there long enough to etch the metal.
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  9. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Quite possibly, an option most supreme.......Over time the oils have time to 'etch' into the metal, but by the grace of God you may save the day with the above mentioned undertaking......
  10. tytombo

    tytombo New Member

    Thanks for the response, I think I will get another set and keep the damaged one for a conversation starter.
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  11. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

    Positive attitude.
  12. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    Just buy a proof single in the aftermarket and swap it for the one in the set, No need to buy another whole set. The sets aren't sealed so just make the swap.
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