I was at a coin show yesterday and submitted a mixture of Morgan, Peace, and Silver Eagles in new vinyl flips for grading. The TPG rep decided he needed to turn the coins so that they faced in a certain direction before he labeled them. OK...whatever. I then noticed he didn't feel the need to grasp the coin by the edge but instead "pinched" the coin to pull it out and turn it. No gloves. He did make an effort to minimize the contact but I was a bit stunned that a TPG rep would disregard a simple form of coin ettiquette. By the time he got to the 6th coin, I hinted that he shouldn't be doing that and his response was "I wish you had said something earlier". I told him no biggee but that I was hoping for 70 grades on a few of the Eagles. I believe he was legitimately a bit ashamed but it bugs me. Should it? Could his handling risk my chance at the highest grade? I've done busines with this rep before and he's never adjusted the coins (at least not in front of me).
USAF veteran 1984-2005