Thoughts on old holders and Reconsideration Grading for AU58+?
PCGS has a quarterly submission special for Reconsideration Grading until September 30. I have 40 or 50 PCGS AU58 seated liberty coins in various registry sets that I have owned for quite some time, most from before CAC and the reconsideration service. None of them have been sent to CAC or sent in for any reconsideration since I have owned them. A few are OGH and many are the older solid gasket, no prong holders. Given that there is likely enough financial gain to potentially consider going for some plus grades in the AU58+ sphere this is something I am considering. I actually prefer the solid gasket look to the prongs and there always seems to be some benefit to coin stability and older holder nostalgia value, even for non-OGH coins.
My initial thought are for all AU58 coins:
Don't send in OGH coins and consider sending them to CAC at some point in the future and forgo the potential plus grade.
Send older solid gasket AU 58 coins for plus only grade consideration and potentially lose the solid gasket and series holders.
Send all prong holder coins that look promising.
Best to go reconsideration and then potentially CAC or any benefit to the opposite order? I have heard some say that coins might be more likely to get a plus if it already has a CAC sticker on it. Seems like a lot of extra trips, but AU58+ CAC coins bring ridiculous premiums and the extra work might be worth it.
What are some other general thoughts and considerations?