Morgan VAM PCGS Attribution - Is it worth it?
My question applies to Morgan VAMs in general, but I'll provide this example to be specific. I realize some VAMs are rarer and more sought after than others, but as a general rule...
I just bought an 1895-S Morgan MS61PL and I believe it is VAM 4, S Over Horizontal S.
Is it worth getting PCGS attribution?
I know PCGS (and other) price guides aren't reliable, especially for coins that don't sell publicly often, but price guide for non-VAM is $6250. Price guide for VAM 4 (PCGS #43807) is $6000 just to provide an idea of value.
The cost with shipping both ways ends up being $100 give or take which isn't a big deal on a coin in this price range. I'm pretty sure the coin won't lose value by getting it VAM attributed. But is there any upside?
I guess in general, does the official VAM attribution ever make much difference in value? Or is it more just a thing for the VAM enthusiasts?
OK, here's some pics.