Lesson Learned (the hard way)
Well, just received news from PCGS which we all fear: two submissions were COUNTERFEIT! I was VERY mad.. but not at PCGS of course; actually was thankful that they identified the coins as such, so that I might have a chance to recover my costs. I SHALL NOT purchase raw coins again from low feedback individuals on ebay, and maybe not at all online. For higher value coins, I'd say to stick with certified examples, unfortunately. Definitely a "gut punch" lol.