Very smooth PCGS submission with bonuses......
Sorry no rare bust quarters in this post
I have been amassing a full set of mercury dimes mostly raw and then submitting them to PCGS for grading with my annual subscription renewal vouchers. The goal is to spend mostly less than $100 per coin (leaves out the 16-D) and get the best grade possible with that, and get coins that were not scrubbed or messed with. As of now I am bout 80% complete over doing this for about 6 years now. There is a particular dealer on ebay that actually lists what the surface conditions are of his raw coins with excellent images, so you know what you are getting (rare for ebay). Plus his grading is conservative and consistent with the TPG's. Imagine that. So most of the raw ones have come from him. I know what many of you are sayin', SH why waste your money on getting slabs for such cheap coins? Why not, this is supposed to be fun and this costs virtually nothing in the realm of what money is worth these days. By the time I am done, I will have a complete set sans the 16-D (will have to pony up for one at some point tho), for what I might pay for a single bust quarter and all of the mercs will have great surfaces for their grade. An inexpensive way to enjoy numismatics and frankly less than the cost of 18 holes of golf and to me, much more enjoyable...............
I should say that the whole turn around was about 3 weeks from sending it off to getting the grades, with another 2 days to ship to me and receive, using regular submission service. Wow, PCGS is back on its game.
So this time my submission got 2 bonuses, first I received them back in the 35th anniversary box in the celeste color. Celeste is a famous color in the world of bicycling, it is the signature color of Bianchi, and may a legendary pro rode celeste Bianchi bikes in the Euro pro peloton over the last century. So yes I wanted the celeste box and glad to get it!
Second perk this time, were some complementary Troo Veeoo's. Thanks PCGS! This will give me the chance to compare my imaging techniques for mercs with the best in the buisness. What a bonus if you love photographing numismatic items as I do.
So here are the TV's, I will work on the SH views when I get a chance over the next month. Enjoy these beautiful but inexpensive mercs!
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