Preserving Modern Coins

Posted on 4/23/2010

Modern coins are not immune to spotting, hazing and PVC residue.

Modern coins can still develop many of the same problems that older coins do. Among the list of commonly encountered problems are spotting, hazing, unattractive toning and PVC residue. In some cases, these various problems can cover the entire surface of a coin leaving it unable to be accurately graded. These problems often originate from being stored under humid conditions or in potentially harmful containers. Several contaminants will continue to get worse and possibly damage the surface of the coin over time. No matter how slight these contaminations may be, they will still have an effect on the final grade of your coin.

Before and After 1985 Isle of Man Gold 5 Angel
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Our Modern Tier service is designed especially for modern coins. Submit any uncertified coin struck from 1970 to present for $22.50. This one flat fee includes conservation from NCS expert technicians and NGC certification. Following conservation, your coins are transferred to NGC, where they are graded and encapsulated in the NGC holder, the ultimate protection for long-term preservation.

Before and After 1981-S Anthony Dollar
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If you have any questions about coin conservation, feel free to contact NCS toll-free at 1-866-NCS-COIN.

Coins with detrimental surface conditions will receive NGC Details Grading. Not genuine coins or coins with altered dates or mintmarks will be returned uncertified.

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