Registry completion strategies? Requesting Advice and input
I would appreciate any advice, helpful hints, or pointers...
I have been working to complete my set and I had some questions for then seasoned veterans of the registry.
What is / was your strategy for adding to or building your set or sets?
Have you used the Free Registry Grading offer for sets over 90% complete?
Did you make your own or buy pre holstered (autocorrect haha, holdered) coins?
Especially when the cost less than submitting coins to PCGS...
Did you end up with a box or three of extras and leftovers from upgrading?
Do you resubmit coins for upgrade or reconsideration? If so at how many attempts to do you draw the line?
How do you discipline yourself to avoid impulse buys not "required" for your primary set? (Other denominations are starting to appear in my blue boxes)
Does pcgs coin storage environment have any impact on the surface condition of coins inside?
My approach has been acquiring varieties and higher dollar coins first, then any I see along the way which cost less than grading fees (Jefferson nickel sets)
I have a few raw sets of choice coins I bought with a very picky eye. I also get distracted by other denominations, and want to slab a little of everything.
I am now "60" coins away from a complete 341 piece set on the registry, 82% there!
I never expected this to be so much fun, with so much anticipation!
The MS64 coins dot my set like little black-eyes or bruises, and I look forward to upgrading them but they were so inexpensive I could not resist.
Here is my pride and joy (Sorry Camaro, you have been replaced)