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NGC Grading Web Site Pics/Videos - Really?

 
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 Posted 05/10/2022  11:37 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Boba Debt to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Am I missing something or does anyone else disturbed that the pics and vids on the NGC site show people handling coins with their bare fingers?

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 Posted 05/10/2022  12:04 pm  Show Profile   Check spruett001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add spruett001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's not what I would have expected, but they are all handling them by the edges, so it should be OK. I have never used gloves, but I imagine it increases the chance of dropping a coin and may also affect the grading process in other negative ways.
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 Posted 05/10/2022  1:18 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
From my understanding, PCGS, NGC and ANACS all go gloveless. You are more likely to drop a coin with cotton gloves on.
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 Posted 05/10/2022  1:43 pm  Show Profile   Check westcoin's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add westcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nope, I've worked a very short time at a TPG and I've been to the floor of a couple in the grading rooms. I've never seen any grader/authenticator use cotton gloves, except in very rare cases such as an important proof gold or a unique piece with valuations exceeding $1 million. In those cases it was usually the coin on a large padded velvet tray, being passed around for observation by several graders at a time.

Less chance of dropping them when you are using your fingers, these folks should know how to handle coins and they wash their hands often as well. No talking when examining them either, droplets of spit are as bad if not worse than fingerprints. I would say most screw ups happen by the people slabbing the coins in the capsules, not from the graders.
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 Posted 05/10/2022  2:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree with what has been said. I prefer bare hands and feel more comfortable with the added tactile feedback.

I am always dropping things when I work outside with gloves; when I go barehanded the big negative is blisters.

At least handlng coins barehanded does not give me callouses.

The only time I have ever worn gloves for coins was when roll searching, because you can never wash your hands enough sorting through piles of circulated coins.
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 Posted 05/10/2022  5:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Does the 5 second rule apply to dropped coins?
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 Posted 05/10/2022  5:28 pm  Show Profile   Check westcoin's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add westcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Only if you're eating them.
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I'd bet about 90% more likely to drop a coin with gloves on.
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 Posted 05/10/2022  6:03 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The 5 second rule doesn't even apply to food
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 Posted 05/10/2022  7:25 pm  Show Profile   Check GrapeCollects's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GrapeCollects to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Everyone uses bare hands. Wash them frequently and don't thumb them and it's totally fine. Your fingers are grippier than cotton gloves and I'll tell you NOTHING is worse than dropping your own coin, I couldn't imagine the world of trouble if you dropped a submitted coin.


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