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Certified Coin Marketplace: CAC Coins Bring Premiums in December

CAC-approved coins outperformed other certified coins in a live auction in Beverly Hills and in internet sales during December. Here are 10 examples selected from a large number of results that could have been listed.

1. 1832 Half Dollar in AU-58

On December 2, GreatCollections sold a CAC-approved AU-58 1832 half dollar for $677.25. On November 14, Heritage sold a PCGS-graded AU-58 1832 half dollar without a CAC sticker for $516. On November 11, however, Heritage sold eleven AU-58 1832 Small Letters half dollars. Eight of those without CAC stickers realized prices ranging from $408 to $552. The three that were CAC-approved sold for $552, $720 and $1,560, respectively. On average, the prices for CAC-approved, certified AU-58 1832 halves were much higher.

2. 1936-S Walking Liberty Half Dollar in MS-66

On December 2, GreatCollections sold a CAC-approved MS-66 1936-S Walking Liberty half dollar for $984.38. While prices realized for non-CAC MS-66 1936-S half dollars varied considerably during 2018, each result was significantly less than $984.38. On October 30, Stack’s-Bowers sold a PCGS-graded MS-66 1936-S half dollar without a CAC sticker for $576. Heritage sold a PCGS-graded MS-66 1936-S half dollar without a CAC sticker for $720 on August 19 and another for $660 on April 29.

3. 1944 Walking Liberty Half Dollar in MS-67

On December 2, Great Collections sold a CAC-approved MS-67 1944 Walking Liberty half dollar for $818.44. On June 27, Stack’s-Bowers sold a different CAC-approved MS-67 1944 half dollar for $720. Non-CAC coins have been bringing much lower dollar amounts. On November 21, Heritage sold a PCGS-graded MS-67 1944 half dollar for $384. On September 26, Stack’s-Bowers sold a PCGS-graded MS-67 1944 half dollar for $480. The CAC-approved MS-67 1944 half dollars brought at least 50% more.

4. 1934-D Dime in MS-66

On December 9, GreatCollections sold an NGC-graded MS-66 1934-D dime with a CAC sticker for $258.75. On July 22, GreatCollections sold a PCGS-graded MS-66 1934-D dime without a CAC sticker for $103.50. On July 4, Heritage similarly sold a PCGS-graded MS-66 1934-D dime without a CAC sticker for $104.

5. 1858 Large Letters Flying Eagle Cent in MS-66

On December 13 in the same Heritage auction in Beverly Hills, there were two PCGS-graded MS-66 1858 Large Letters Flying Eagle cents. The CAC-stickered coin realized $11,400 just seconds after the coin without a CAC sticker brought $6,300.

6. 1916 Buffalo Nickel in PR-67

On December 13, Heritage sold two PCGS-certified Proof 67 1916 Buffalo nickels in consecutive lots. The nickel with a CAC sticker realized $9,000, more than twice as much as the nickel without a CAC sticker that brought $4,320.

7. 1919-D Buffalo Nickel in MS-65

On December 13, Heritage auctioned a CAC-approved MS-65 1919-D Buffalo nickel for $7,800. Heritage auctioned non-CAC, PCGS-graded MS-65 1919-D nickels for $3,840 on September 9 and for $3,360 on June 17. The coins without CAC stickers each brought less than half as much as the just-auctioned, CAC-approved MS-65 1919-D nickel.

8. 1936 Half Dollar in PR-67

On December 13, Heritage auctioned a CAC-approved Proof 67 1936 half dollar for $7,500. On October 24, Stack’s-Bowers sold a PCGS-certified Proof 67 1936 half dollar without a CAC sticker for $5,160.

9. 1879 $3 Gold in MS-63

On December 13 in Beverly Hills, Heritage auctioned a CAC-approved MS-63 1879 $3 gold coin for $6,600. On September 27, Legend sold a PCGS-graded MS-63 1879 $3 gold coin without a CAC sticker for $4,582.50. On June 21, Stack’s-Bowers sold a PCGS-graded MS-63 1879 $3 gold coin without a CAC sticker for $4,800.

10. 1936-D quarter in MS-67

On December 16, GreatCollections sold a CAC-approved MS-67 1936-D quarter for $5,062.50. On September 9, Heritage auctioned a PCGS-graded MS-67 1936-D quarter without a CAC sticker for $3,120. Earlier on February 26, Heritage sold another PCGS-graded MS-67 1936-D quarter without a CAC sticker for $2,600.40.

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CAC was founded by leading members of the numismatic community, including John Albanese, a respected authority on coin grading and the rare coin market. The CAC GREEN Label signifies that a coin has met Certified Acceptance Corporation's stringent grading standards. Coins are accepted through CAC Submission Centers. These are knowledgeable dealers who will assist you with your submission and the associated guidelines.

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