As the umpire said, "some are balls and some are strikes, but thet're nothin' till I call them."
Why send them in for grading if they are all the same? Right. That?s what NGC and PCGS said. The reason dealers send modern proofs to be graded by the thousands is because NGC and PCGS will grade only a small percent 70. These are the ones that sell for big money. Are these 70?s nicer than the common 69?s? Of course not. If NGC and PCGS gave an honest grade the vast majority would be 70. Bu
A PF 69 UC is worth $1940.
From an aesthetic point of view, if I have $1940 to buy proof half dollars I would get a nice Barber AND a nice Walking Liberty.
From an investment point of view, who knows? But the Barber and the Walking Liberty seem safer. And would be a joy to own.
FDR SILVER 10C WITH GOLDEN TONED HEAD.
Reverse is golden rim toned. I also have a blond JFK from the same silver proof set. I received the set from the mint in 2002, no clue why it toned like this.
UNITED STATES COINAGE A Study by Type by Ron Guth and Jeff Garrett.
If you open this book, you will buy it. Let?s start with the photos. These are not just photos, these are works of art. Every page is headed by an obverse and reverse photo of the type coin discussed. In many cases the photos depict the finest example known. In every case, 140 different coins, the photos themselves are the finest I have ever seen.
This is a big book with glossy pages (168 of them). It gives current
Priority mail, delivery conformation is much faster.
I prefer Priority mail with delivery conformation. It can be insured and you can check delivery info on line. From Michigan to NGC is two days.
If you have insurance on your collection look to see if it covers mailing and save the postal insurance cost.