PCGS Submission Results!
After an agonizing 8 months, I finally have the results from my February submission! (Quick note: this was another piggyback sub). I did fantastic on grades, but I can't say the same for the TrueViews. I've heard that they hired a new photographer, and I'm pretty sure that he took my photos, because to be honest, they're disappointing. But I can't blame him, Phil set some very high standards, I'm sure he'll get better. Not to complain though, I'm super excited about the grades. Here the results:
1940-S MS65BN - I first saw this coin at a coin show, at the table run by @COINS MAKE CENTS. Though I didn't buy it then, I regretted it. Thankfully I knew they were on these forums, so I was able to contact them and buy it online. I felt like it was 50/50 chance whether it would get QC, but I took the risk. I guessed the grade to be MS64BN, and it came back MS65BN! The toning came out very dull in the TrueView, it's much more vibrant in hand. I'll probably share photos once I get it in hand. Pop 13, 5 higher.
1954-S MS66BN - This coin was probably my biggest success from the submission, MS66BN is a very desirable grade. For the date, it's a top pop of 9! I bought it at a coin show and subbed it with another 1954-S that I already had (the one below). They were almost identical, and I knew that both of them were at least an MS65BN, but I thought that this one has a shot at MS66BN. Again, the toning came out dull in the TrueView, though it's not as bad as the 1940-S. Still, you'll see a lot more color once I upload pics in hand.
1954-S MS65BN - This coin is almost identical to my MS66BN above. I bought it from @mach1ne (aka MonsterCoinz), who accurately predicted the grade. Since its twin brother came back a grade higher, this one will be for sale once it's back in hand.
1981-S T1 PR64BN - While my first 1954-S was my biggest success, this one was no doubt the one I was the most excited for. I thought that it was a type 2, which means that if it straight grades, it had a fair chance at becoming a solo top pop. But it was 50/50 whether I would get the straight grade, so I was very worried about it. But it came back PR64BN! Sadly, it was attributed a type 1, meaning it has a population of 1 with 6 higher, rather than the 1/1 it would have been as a type 2. Still very happy with it, 1/6 is still a very low pop. The TrueView was the more disappointing thing, it looks very grainy, and I remembered the toning to be a lot deeper. But I can't complain, I'm just happy I got the straight grade for my set!
Here are links to my circulation strike and mirror proof toned Lincoln Cent set registries that my 1940-S, 1954-S, and 1981-S went into. Both sets had an increase in the GPA rating because of the new additions. Go check them out! And here's the TrueViews: