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Could someone explain the Everyman sets?

What's the difference between an Everyman set registry from a normal one? For example, what's the difference between these two sets?

  • Everyman Mint State Lincoln Cents (1909 - 1958)
  • Lincoln Cents Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1909 - 1958)

Thanks!

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  • TomBTomB Posts: 20,606 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The Everyman (EM) sets typically have a ceiling for grades within the set. Perhaps that ceiling is AU58 or perhaps it is MS64, but whatever it is, no coin in the set can be higher than that grade.

    According to PCGS, the EM sets were created so that most collectors could vie for a spot near the top of the registry without fear of being blown away by heavily invested (read; richer than you) collector-investors. However, I believe it is simply another genius stroke in PCGS marketing to convince more folks to participate in the registry and convince folks to submit more possibly questionable coins for certification all so that the PCGS brand is stronger.

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  • CentSearcherCentSearcher Posts: 226 ✭✭✭

    @TomB said:
    The Everyman (EM) sets typically have a ceiling for grades within the set. Perhaps that ceiling is AU58 or perhaps it is MS64, but whatever it is, no coin in the set can be higher than that grade.

    According to PCGS, the EM sets were created so that most collectors could vie for a spot near the top of the registry without fear of being blown away by heavily invested (read; richer than you) collector-investors. However, I believe it is simply another genius stroke in PCGS marketing to convince more folks to participate in the registry and convince folks to submit more possibly questionable coins for certification all so that the PCGS brand is stronger.

    Ohh, that makes sense. Thanks for the explanation!

  • braddickbraddick Posts: 22,838 ✭✭✭✭✭

    And surprisingly, some AU coins (or lower) are challenging to locate problem-free (PCGS gradable). A silver S mint Ike dollar is an example.

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  • CentSearcherCentSearcher Posts: 226 ✭✭✭

    Just started one, let's see where it takes me...

  • JW77JW77 Posts: 438 ✭✭✭✭✭

    good luck!

  • Dan50Dan50 Posts: 1,809 ✭✭✭

    Hmmm! I've got tons of old lincoln cents put away. Might just look into this deal.

    Dan
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