A few years ago I decided to bust open a 2005 S Proof set myself. I had renewed my PCGS Membership and so I had 8 free submissions free to PCGS which we know free is a real good deal for coin grading services. I got the idea to bust open a proof set in hopes of the elusive 70 grade (which stands for a perfect coin) especially by PCGS.
My first submission almost angered me when they sent back some 1800 gold they were in holders but said Genuine Not Gradeable....wtf you mean I have seen vf gold coins that are nothing close to the beauty of some of these coins. Anyway **.92 I had inherited the coins but never cleaned them.
I was after the elusive 70 from PCGS. When I got my 2005 S Sacagawea back it came back with a grade of PR68DCAM I thought wow, I had examined it under magnification before I decided which proof set to bust open. Looks like someone has done the same I bought 3 ramdom PCGS graded coins off ebay for 18$ each I got a 94 S silver Rosie PR69DCAM, a nice Penny S Mint Mark PR69DCAM, and then the 2nd Sacagawea you see posted above in the picture also a PR69DCAM...anyway here are pics of mostly my first one I sent off I busted out of the proof set myself. This might be a good read for new collectors that are new to grading services, they are not all equal. Take care and I hope you enjoy. Let me ask one more thing below