My suggestion would be to really think about why you'd want your coins certified before going that route with silver eagles. I have a complete set in which I'd argue that every single coin is perfect. If I had purchased the coins certified or had them certified, the set would have cost me significantly more. So for me, it wasn't worth it. That said, it might be worth it to you. Just don't get caught up in having to get the validation of someone else to enjoy your coins. If you do want to go the graded route, I'd suggest simply buying them graded from the start. This way you can pick the grade you want and the labels you want. You'll also avoid the disappointment of having coins come back at a lower grade than you thought they'd get. Keep in mind that all coins of the same grade are not equal. When I was searching for my 1995-W proof ASE, I saw plenty of PF-69's that I thought should have been PF-67's or PF-68's. The PF-69 that I purchased looks perfect to me, so I'm happy with what I paid for it.