I was browsing eBay looking for graded mercury dimes and came across this under completed listings.
According to numismedia, a 1939 Mercury Dime in MS68 is worth $325. This one sold for $44. I have had some experience with ICG coins before, and it seems like they usually sell for around what PCGS and NGC graded coins are selling for 1 grade lower. My question is why would anyone use ICG to grade their coins? If the person having their coins graded knows that they sell for 1 grade lower, why not just send them to PCGS or NGC. It seems like the only thing that could happen is that they would miss out on PCGS or NGC possibly grading the coin the same as ICG, in which case you would have missed out on ~$275 on this coin. Plus, it is much easier to sell PCGS or NGC graded coins. Why do you guys think people choose ICG to grade their coins?