Discussion in 'Frequently Asked Questions' started by Speedy, Jan 8, 2005.
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In this area you can find the answers to just about any question you can ask. It will help you, that's what it's there for. Of course you can always ask questions here or in other areas of Coin Talk. But check it out, it might even be fun
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coin dealer handling coins
went to a local coin dealer first visit am a newbie. I took some Morgans to get his opinion. He advertises grading for free. Couldn't believe the way he handled my coins. They were uncircs rolled. He pealed the paper off...dropped the coins on a glass surface...and proceeded to 'rifle' thru the coins dropping them on each other and the glass. I have handled my coins with gloves. I wasn't impressed with his reverance for the coin.
When I called to make an appointment he advised me that I would be disappointed with his grading. Throught he had a negative and predisposed attitude. Maybe this is why he is such a small dealer. Others must feel the same.
Am I being too critical...is this the way it is done? Or just a sensitive newbie!
If you don't have cotton gloves or would prefer a method that won't leave lint or dust residue behind on the coins surface you might want to consider investing in a box of disposable latex-free vinyl surgical gloves. Just make sure they are indeed the latex "powder free" variety so as to ensure you won't be leaving any residue behind. If you work in a healthcare setting then you probably are familiar with this product. I have tried them and they seem to work great for coins.
As soon as this activity started I would have stopped him, scooped up my coins in a manner that is appropriate and left and I wouldn't ever be going back!!!
Any professional you ever talk to will tell you to never use anything but cotton gloves. Latex gloves, surgical gloves of any kind are specifically not recommended.
but thanks for the info guys
See, even regular coins I find on the floor or desk may be a keeper for my collection.
lol! I got an image of a person walking around the mall holding tongs looking for coins on the floor.
I used to use them in the chemistry lab.
Are you sure. How about fingerprints on Cents?
In the end...if the coin is heavily circulated, you arent going to do any more damage holding it in your clean hands then years of circulation has already done. All the same I dont tough surfaces unless I have gloves on...
Sorry Dru, but they will.
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