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 Posted 09/25/2017  10:57 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add MorganGuy78 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I recently bought a Walking Liberty half graded by NGC MS-64 on eBay. Today I received the coin and at a distance it is quite a beautiful coin but upon further inspection I noticed some spots of PVC residue or "Green Slime" on the reverse. Has anyone else encountered such a issue.
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 Posted 09/25/2017  11:22 pm  Show Profile   Check edweather's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add edweather to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, not green slime, but other issues that either I didn't notice, or that the photos didn't show. Is returning it an option?
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 Posted 09/25/2017  11:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add westernsky to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If you feel the coin is not as described then contact the Seller and ask to return the coin for the stated reason.

Maybe the Seller didn't see the problem either.
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 Posted 09/25/2017  11:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SsuperDdave to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's quite possible for it to have developed after slabbing, or for NGC to have missed it entirely (wouldn't be the first time). Moreover, the seller might not know what PVC is either.

I would think a return is justified. You obviously know the only way to stop the coin from rotting away now is to crack it and destroy the slab's added value.
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 Posted 09/26/2017  12:47 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bigchip22 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
return it
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 Posted 09/26/2017  01:06 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Alpha2814 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If returning is an option, do it. Explain why, politely, and do not accuse the seller of anything. Use tracking for the return, in case there is a later dispute (e.g. the seller claims they never received it).
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 Posted 09/26/2017  03:06 am  Show Profile   Check spruett001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add spruett001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree that if you have a clear return option, take it. As SsuperDdave said, it may have developed after slabbing. The seller? Who knows...

Maybe they saw it and that's why it was put up for sale. It could be remedied but, at the cost of removing the slab and NGC certification along with it.
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 Posted 09/26/2017  03:20 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hadleydog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If you don't like it now, you never will.
Send it back.
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 Posted 09/26/2017  05:57 am  Show Profile   Check oih82w8's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add oih82w8 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Contact the seller as soon as possible to request a return.
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 Posted 09/26/2017  08:04 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add moxking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree with return being your best option.

Any chance we could see photos, particularly of the area that concerns you?
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 Posted 09/26/2017  08:30 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kanga to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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It's quite possible for it to have developed after slabbing, ...

My immediate thought.
And a justification for a return.
Let the seller deal with the TPG about this situation.
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 Posted 09/26/2017  09:15 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
In buying from e-bay over the last past year I come to realize that you have to dissect every part of the sellers photos . for the slightest issue with a coin . Even on near perfect pics something may be hiding if the coin was photographed at a certain angle . It happened to me a couple of times , was it intentional , or not
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 Posted 09/26/2017  11:21 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MorganGuy78 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes returning is an option. I'm wondering if the seller did know about the PVC because I bought the coin for $50 shipped and that's a pretty good deal for a 1945-D MS-64 on eBay. I thought I got a deal but I guess not. In the future I guess I will have to really examine the photos before buying.
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 Posted 09/26/2017  5:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Study the photos by all means, but the most important thing is to never bid on or buy a coin that does not have full return privileges.
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