Hey everyone. This is a BU mint set that I wanted your opinions on. I've been collecting coins for a while but am very new to the 'game' of it; how the grading system works, etc.. So I'm trying to figure out the best way to photograph them for this purpose as well. The pictures below are taken directly under a light in order to highlight any 'imperfections' on the coins and hopefully get a fair assessment on them. Please give me some guidance on the photography aspect too!
Much appreciated, John! Yes, I took them out of a Mint Set and put them in a Whitman because of their condition. I've been studying pictures of PCGS's highest graded 1977d pennies, but if it is indeed only the 'condition' of the coin that's relevant for grading, mine looks the same if not a little better. The one here has just as much traffic on Abe's shoulder as the ms67, but virtually no significant damage on the reverse, whereas the ms70's "ONE CENT" in particular shows a few dings.