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Can plastic holders hurt the finish of certain coins?

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Modern coin holders, including flips, 2x2s, and hard plastic holders,  are supposed to be inert. Some older flips are known to contain PVC, which can be harmful to a coin's surface. If a holder smells like a shower curtain, it probably contains PVC.

I'm not sure what the "long run" is, but I can tell you that I have had coins in inert plastic for 30+ years that look exactly the same as they did when they were put in the holders.

Edited by Just Bob
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