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Does NGC use PVC flips?

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Ongoing thread indicates that NGC ships/returns coins in flips that contain PVC. Rather than speculate I am going to the experts. Are all the flips in use by NGC PVC-free?


Thank you in advance for any reply!

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Thanks for your question.


NGC does not use flips that contain PVC. Coins that are returned uncertified are placed in non-plasticized flips.


In previous years, a coin that was not encapsulated by NGC was placed in a polybag and then the wrapped coin was put in a plasticized “soft” flip. We conducted a review of this practice and concluded to remove all materials from the NGC grading process that were not archival-safe. Our remaining supplies of PVC flips were properly discarded, and we now purchase only flips that are free of PVC.

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