Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by DEA, May 26, 2019.
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I would not change the holder they are in.
Thanks, Larry! They do look happy, don't they!? That is one variable in my hesitation to remove them.
Thanks, Kentucky! Is it really so obvious, the color? Green like Kentucky bluegrass? Green like a the green ink on a dollar? Green like a green Crayola crayon?
I'd call that green!
What's the phrase I'm looking for ? Ahh yes - famous last words. And yes Larry, there is more than a bit of humor intended there.
That said, and there is no humor intended here - one must always remember that when it comes to PVC contamination, just because you can't see it, that doesn't mean it isn't there !
When PVC contamination first forms it's crystal clear and in a very, very thin layer - and nobody can see it. And sometimes it can take years before it becomes visible. But during all that time, it has been sitting there doing damage to the coins.
Now does that mean that the OP's coins have PVC contamination on them ? Nope, it does not. But it doesn't mean there isn't any either.
And @DEA , you also need to be aware of this, once PVC contamination occurs, damage has already been done. It may be minimal but it will have been done. At that point all one can do is remove it and stop it from doing any further damage.
So what would I do ? I'd find out if the packaging contained PVC or not.
That is the concern (". . . and nobody can see it. And sometimes it can take years before it becomes visible") that led me to first decide to cut them out. Thanks to all for the advice.
I agree with you. Why take any risk.
My intention is to do so - to test the packaging. Thanks for the words of wisdom, Idhair.
Simply put, I've never tested rubberized-Plasticine-packaging (for lack of better words) before, I don't have anything fancy as Kentucky showed me in his picture above, and I haven't got to V yet (I've been carefully cataloguing and checking my collection - A to Z - since perhaps September). I'm on T through U at the moment.
Actually that was an alcohol burner, but you can use a disposable cigarette lighter.
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