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NGC Slab Picture on NGC site is damaged?

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I am new to coin collecting and purchased a $5 gold buffalo. The NGC website shows a coin slab that appears to be damaged? If a coin is submitted for grading would the slab pictured be brand new?

You can see at the bottom of the slab there is an area with a lot of scratches

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Nothing to be concerned about, looks like an area of plastic flashing.  It is not "damaged" from what I can see and the holder does not appear to be compromised.  As to the photo NGC takes photos of all certified (slabbed) coins so if a potential buyer does a cert verification he/she can see if the slab or coin has been tampered with after it left NGC.  

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