In addition to faring well in internet sales during the month of April, CAC-approved coins outperformed other certified coins in a live auction near Chicago. Here are 10 examples, which were selected from a large number of results that could have been listed.

1815 Quarter in VF-25 PCGS CAC

1. 1815 Quarter in VF-25

On April 7, GreatCollections sold a CAC-approved VF-25 1815 quarter for $956.25 USD. On January 14, 2019, Heritage sold a PCGS-graded VF-25 1815 quarter without a CAC sticker for $780.

2. 1843-C $5 Half Eagle in EF-40

On April 7, GreatCollections sold a CAC-approved Extremely Fine-40 grade 1843 Charlotte Mint $5 gold coin for $3,037.50. During July 2018, Heritage auctioned a PCGS-graded EF-40 1843-C $5 gold coin without a CAC sticker for $2,160.

3. Type One 1917 Standing Liberty Quarter in MS-66 FH

On April 14, GreatCollections sold a CAC-approved MS-66 grade ‘Type One’ 1917 quarter with a ‘Full Head’ designation for $2,756.25. On April 28, 2019, Heritage sold a PCGS-graded MS-66 ‘Type One’ 1917 quarter with a ‘Full Head’ designation without a CAC sticker for $900. On March 16, Heritage sold another, also without a CAC sticker, for $960.

4. 1931-S Mercury Dime in MS-65

On April 21, GreatCollections sold a CAC-approved MS-65 1931-S dime for $354.38. In January 2019, Heritage sold three PCGS-graded 1931-S dimes, none of which had CAC stickers, two for $216 each and one for $180.

5. 1930 Standing Liberty Quarter in MS-66 FH

On April 21, GreatCollections sold a CAC-approved MS-66 grade 1930 quarter with a ‘Full Head’ designation for $1,406.25. On February 6, 2019, Stack’s Bowers sold a PCGS-graded MS-66 1930 quarter with a ‘Full Head’ designation without a CAC sticker for $690.

6. 1819 Half Dollar in MS-65

On April 25, in Illinois, Heritage auctioned a CAC-approved MS-65 1819 half dollar for $19,200. Heritage previously auctioned this exact same coin, with a CAC sticker, in June of 2017 for $22,325.

In August 2017, Heritage auctioned a PCGS-graded MS-65 1819 half dollar without a CAC sticker for $14,100.

In May 2017, Legend sold a PCGS-graded MS-65 1819 half dollar $10,500.

In January 2017, Heritage auctioned a PCGS-graded MS-65+ (higher than 65!) 1819 half dollar, without CAC sticker, for $12,225. The just-mentioned CAC-approved MS-65 1819 half dollar twice realized much more than any of the non-CAC, certified MS-65 grade 1819 halves that have been auctioned during the last two years.

1887 Half Dollar MS67 CAC

7. 1887 Half Dollar in MS-67

On April 25, in Illinois, Heritage auctioned a CAC-approved MS-67 1887 half dollar for $20,400. The exact same coin was auctioned by Heritage in October 2015 for $19,975.

In between these two appearances of a CAC-approved coin, a PCGS-graded MS-67 1887 half dollar without a CAC sticker was auctioned by the same company for $11,750 in July 2017.

8. 1892-S Morgan Dollar in AU-58

On April 25, in Illinois, Heritage auctioned a CAC-approved AU-58 1892-S Morgan silver dollar for $19,800. Earlier, Heritage auctioned the exact same coin, with the same CAC sticker, for $20,562.50.

In January 2019, Legend auctioned a different CAC-approved AU-58 1892-S Morgan silver dollar for $18,800. With the exception of a non-CAC, PCGS-graded AU-58 1892-S Morgan silver dollar that Stack’s Bowers auctioned in August 2018 for $16,800, PCGS-graded AU-58 coins without stickers tend to bring much less than CAC-approved AU-58 1892-S Morgan silver dollars. Heritage auctioned PCGS-graded AU-58 1892-S Morgans without CAC stickers for $9,900 in August 2018 and for $11,400 at the end of April 2018. Legend auctioned a PCGS-graded AU-58 1892-S Morgan without a CAC sticker for $9,987.50 in July 2018.

1844 $2.50 Gold Coin MS61 CAC

9. 1844-C $2.50 Quarter Eagle in MS-61

On April 25, in Illinois, Heritage auctioned a CAC-approved MS-61 1844 Charlotte Mint $2.5 gold coin for $18,000. The same coin, in the same holder with the same CAC sticker, brought $17,250 in October 2011.

In contrast, a PCGS-graded MS-61 1844-C $2.5 gold coin without a CAC sticker was auctioned for $9,987.50 by Stack’s-Bowers in August 2016 and for $11,400 by Heritage in December 2014 when market levels were higher.

10. No Motto 1907 $10 Eagle in MS-65

On April 25, in Illinois, Heritage auctioned a CAC-approved MS-65 1907 ‘No Motto’ $10 gold coin for $7,200. On January 14, 2019, Heritage auctioned a PCGS graded MS-65 1907 ‘No Motto’ $10 gold coin without a CAC sticker for $5,280.
 

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