Quote: Any chance it could have rotated in the holder after the fact?
Quote: Try tapping on the bottom right corner and see if you can get the coin to rotate.
I had an Ike come to me rotated a few degrees. I got him back into place by holding the slab perpendicular to the floor and doing an underhand softball pitch. The rotational inertia allowed Ike to spin a little bit at a time.
Oh, to be sure, I did not release Ike with the "pitch."
I got the idea from this video. I did not like the idea of having the slab hit anything, so I opted for the "hard stop" of my pitching motion. Since Ike was not too far out of spec (just enough for an OCD trigger) it did not take too many "pitches" to correct.
Quote: You won't get an ANACS coin to rotate with that rubbery interior.
I'd have to disagree. I've received a few back from them rotated. You can get them to rotate back with the method jbuck posted above, just takes a few minutes. It's not that ANACS slapped it in there sloppily, though people are quick to blame the TPG, movement from shipping is the culprit.
Quote: Or call. They will fix it. And probably compensate you with two or three free gradings for your hassle.
This is very true. ANACS has great customer service (the best of the "top 3" IMO) in my experience, I'm sure they'd have so problem with you sending it back and taking care of it for you, if you can't realign it yourself.
Quote: I got the idea from this video. I did not like the idea of having the slab hit anything, so I opted for the "hard stop" of my pitching motion.
That video made me a bit nervous! I wonder if that fellow has cracked any slabs using that method... I generally just hold the slab at the top, hit a bottom corner of the slab against the palm of my other hand and, especially for older holders, that is often enough to gradually rotate the coin back in place.
I laughed when I saw your topic. It brought back an inside joke with my wife. Several years ago, I had a couple come back that way, and made almost the same comment about sideways slabbing to my wife. She very calmly kissed me on the head and whispered "That's so you can fall asleep staring into their eyes, dear." We still laugh about her answer. Thanks for today's smile!
BTW, I agree with the upthread suggestions. If gentle tapping or shaking doesn't do the trick, ANACS is really good about making things right.