Do I buy Indian Head Cents already PCGS graded, or send them in?
I’d like to build a set registry. This would be very long term because my budget is only $50-100 a coin. I know there are many that ungraded are worth far below the cost of sending them in. I’m discovering though that once in a PCGS slab in MS6x condition it seems really hard to find them for under $50 and often it goes higher if it’s a pretty RD or RB graded coin or obviously one of the key dates.
I’m new to coin collecting, only been at it a few years, so my grading abilities when looking at coins are not strong enough to tell the differences in high grades and if they’ve been cleaned or not I don’t think. I have purchased a couple books on grading and on the Indian Head cent to learn more though. I’m not sure I’d save much money in any event buying and sending in, but it would open up my selections of coins at coin shops.
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