How to tell.
Friends, hate to pull anyone away from the current "rim" debate, but I just bought a very nice 1984 Olympics 3 coin set. The S minted coin has some green area's on it and am trying to determine if it is PVC damage. I have been around the coin world only a short time, and have read some on it and viewed the NCS video etc. But, I am still not sure exactly what this damage is and can it successfully be removed without then making the coin "cleaned". This is a very very nice coin and I would have sent it in for grading except for the green area's. I hate to send it in to NCS only to find it is not repairable. Plus, I don't have five to send in and pay the larger fee. I have sat around some conversations on this topic, and the arguments back and forth are insightful, but I have never really fully understood the PVC damage thing. This coin appears to have been stored in the OGP as it is pristine. Are there "home remedies" for removing this green glob creature?
Enclosed is the best I can do photo wise.
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