Value is kinda subjective... some folks like lots of toning some like blast white... then you have the ugly coins... I have a few of them, like a 36-P MS67 Merc that I just purchased for my 34-45 set.
So, PCGS, as other grading services, provides a value as maybe a guideline/baseline... I think I answered my own question! I was going to ask if the 'value' remains the same, and ya just pay a premium over that listed value for a pretty coin... thoughts? What do you do?
Its a bit embarrassing to admit that I buy ugly coins, but I find it enjoyable building a set at a certain level, then after complete, searching to upgrade. I'm not as inclined to wait for the best coin as that may never come along... IDK. Are there others that feel this way?
I mainly collect ancients, but they aren't slabbed...