I'm kind of new to the hobby. I've collected a tiny bit over the past 40 years or so, but only recently am taking it seriously. I've had 15 orders of PMG graded banknotes in the past month or so and today I just received the second one that was seriously damaged. Every seller ships in envelopes (not boxes) including very respected dealers.
One envelope damaged by the USPS (with two notes), another was shipped from China and was damaged by FedEx. Both sellers have a lot of experience in selling banknotes. I don't know if I'm very unlucky. I do notice that shipping is getting less reliable during the COVID-19 crisis, but still.
Any thoughts and comments would be appreciated.