Was it a mistake upgrading this coin?
Bought this at a show because it literally stopped me in my tracks walking past a dealer’s booth—it’s very flashy in-hand, with a mirrored dynamic in the fields on both sides. The green CAC sticker was a nice bonus, affirming the MS63 grade on the holder.
Thinking it might have a shot at PL, I sent it into PCGS for the Reconsideration service (where they only crack the coin out if it upgrades). I did not check the “suffix-only” box on the form. Lo and behold, the coin did upgrade! It was bumped a full point from 63 to 64, but no PL. It’s got a fancy TrueView now:
While I haven’t sent the new holder to CAC yet, I’m not confident in it getting a bean at 64—despite the flashy appearance the coin has a lot of chatter in both the fields and on the devices. At the end of the day, it’s the same coin and it’s still my set type example, but I’ve been second-guessing the decision.
I’m interested in thoughts and feedback from the experts here. Would you rather have this coin in a 63 CAC, or a 64 non-CAC holder? How do you think through coins in your collection or inventory that you believe are upgrade candidates?
Nothing is as expensive as free money.