FREE Population Register Available For CAC Coins
March 3, 2009
After months of careful preparation, the Certified Acceptance Corp. (CAC) has unveiled a Population Register on its Internet Web site giving detailed information – at no charge – on certified coins it has examined.
The register encompasses all major types of federal U.S. coinage, but does not include Colonial coins or Territorial’s. It lists the types and grades of coins – and the number of each – that CAC has judged to be certified in appropriate grade levels.
“This is something we planned from the very beginning,” said John Albanese, founder and president of the company. “We waited until now to implement the plan because we wanted to ensure that the number of coins would be a representative sample.”
CAC experts examine coins previously certified by either the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) or the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation of America (NGC). CAC then affixes a distinctive green sticker to at that site the holder of each coin which, in its judgment, fully merits the grade that was assigned. Each sticker incorporates a tamper-resistant hologram.
New Jersey-based CAC began operations in late 2007, and the Population Register reflects all certified federal coins that have earned the company’s stickers since that time – a period of approximately 20 months.
The register will be updated weekly, Albanese said, and will give coin buyers and sellers – free of charge – an accurate, reliable resource for assessing the number of well-graded certified coins available in the marketplace.
It will serve as a highly useful supplement to the PCGS Population Report and the NGC Census Report, he added.
The Population Register can be accessed at CAC’s Web site, www.caccoin.com.