A first for me - Grades Posted
Today I sent a small group of raw coins to PCGS for grading. This was my first time ever doing this. I never had the time or the inclination before. But I've been spending more time with my father-in-law and other older members of my family lately and they like to go to antique stores, flea markets and the like, so I thought I'd look for coins when I'm with them.
I have low expectations. I know it's rare to find anything special at these venues. Also, at one time I considered myself a fairly decent grader (amateur, of course) but over the years I've relied more and more on a small group of go-to dealers, PCGS and CAC to help me decide what coins to add to my collection...so my grading skills (whatever they may have been) have deteriorated considerably. But this is just for fun.
I understand turnaround times from PCGS can be several months. I don't wait well, but it will be ok. I don't have much money tied up in the coins so, if nothing else, this will be a learning experience.