Certified vs uncertified gold bullion coins, at the same price.
Consider that you are choosing between two identical bullion gold eagles, same date and condition.
Also consider that one of the coins is raw, and one is certified.
Also consider the price is exactly the same for a PCGS/NGC certified MS69, and the raw coin.
All things being equal, which coin would you buy? The raw coin? Or, the certified coin? Why?
I would buy the certified coins every time.
Knowing that my coin is not counterfeit.
Protection of the coin.
I would also think a certified coin would be easier to sell when the time comes.