In addition to faring well in internet sales, CAC-approved coins outperformed other certified coins in a live auction at the Long Beach Coin and Collectibles Expo in California. Here are 10 examples, which were selected from a large number of results that could have been listed.

1. 1829 Half Cent

On February 3, Heritage auctioned a CAC-approved MS-63-Brown 1829 half-cent for $720 USD. On Feb. 24, GreatCollections sold a PCGS-certified MS-63BN half-cent without a CAC sticker for $522.65.

2. 1869 Proof Shield Nickel

On Feb. 3, Heritage auctioned a CAC-approved Proof-66 certified 1869 Shield nickel for $1,140. In December 2018, Heritage auctioned a PCGS-certified Proof-66 1869 Shield nickel without a CAC sticker for $660. On Feb. 15, 2019, GreatCollections sold a different PCGS-certified Proof-66 1869 Shield nickel without a CAC sticker for $815.62.

3. 1937 Proof Buffalo Nickel

On Feb. 3 at the Long Beach Coin Expo, Heritage auctioned a CAC-approved Proof-66 1937 Buffalo nickel for $1,020. At the FUN Convention in January 2019, Heritage auctioned two non-CAC PCGS-certified Proof-65 1937 nickels for $840 and $810, respectively.

4. 1916-D Mercury Dime

On Feb. 3, Heritage auctioned a CAC-approved Good-06 grade 1916-D Mercury dime for $960. In November, Heritage auctioned a PCGS-graded Good-06 1916-D without a CAC sticker for $840. Also in November 2018, Scotsman auctioned a different PCGS-graded Good-06 1916-D dime, without a CAC sticker, for $748.

5. 1929-S Quarter

On Feb. 3, Heritage auctioned an NGC-graded MS-66 1929-S quarter with a CAC sticker for $660. On December 14, 2018, Heritage auctioned a PCGS-graded MS-66 1929-S quarter without a CAC sticker, for $540. So, the NGC coin with CAC approval brought 22% more than a corresponding PCGS-graded coin without a sticker. The $540 result was not an unusually low price for a non-CAC MS-66 1929-S.

Another non-CAC PCGS-graded 1929-S quarter brought $480 and another CAC-approved MS-66 grade 1929-S quarter went for $780 in the same Heritage auction in October 2018.

1886 Morgan Dollar NGC MS676. 1886 Morgan Dollar

On Feb. 3, Heritage auctioned an NGC-graded MS-67 1886 Morgan silver dollar with a CAC sticker, for $1,200. On January 14, Heritage auctioned a PCGS-graded MS-67 1886 Morgan silver dollar with a CAC sticker for $1,080.

Non-CAC MS-67 grade 1886 Morgans have been bringing much less in Heritage sales. On Jan. 14, two non-CAC coins each brought $576. On Jan. 9, a PCGS-graded MS-67 1886 Morgan sold for $720. On Jan. 24, Stack’s Bowers sold a different PCGS graded MS-67 1886 Morgan, also without a CAC sticker, for $840.

7. 1866 Shield Nickel with Rays

On Feb. 10, GreatCollections sold a CAC-approved MS-63 grade 1866 Shield nickel with Rays for $455.62. On Jan. 16, Heritage sold a PCGS-graded MS-63 1866 “with Rays” Shield nickel, which does not have a CAC sticker, for $360. On Dec. 26, Heritage sold another PCGS-graded MS-63 1866 “Rays” Shield nickel without a CAC sticker for $408.

8. 1915 Buffalo Nickel

On Feb. 10, GreatCollections sold a CAC-approved MS-67 1915 Buffalo nickel for $3,110.62. On Jan. 14, 2019, Heritage sold a PCGS-graded MS-67 1915 nickel without a CAC sticker for $1,920. On Sept. 9, 2018, Heritage auctioned another PCGS graded MS-67 1915 nickel without a CAC sticker for $1,680.

9. 1883 Liberty Seated Dime

On Feb. 10, GreatCollections sold a CAC-approved MS-65 grade 1883 Liberty Seated dime for $816.75. Less than a month earlier on Jan. 14, Heritage auctioned a PCGS-graded MS-65 1883 dime without a CAC sticker for $480.

10. 1898 Barber Dime

On Feb. 10, GreatCollections sold a CAC-approved MS-65 grade 1898 Barber dime for $478.12. On November 14, 2018, Heritage sold a PCGS-graded MS-65 1898 Barber dime without a CAC sticker for $336. More than a year ago, in December 2017, Heritage sold another PCGS-graded MS-65 1898 Barber dime without a CAC sticker for $360.
 

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