CAC Coins Bring Premiums in December 2019

January 8, 2020

In addition to realizing newsworthy premiums in a public auction in Dallas, CAC approved coins outperformed other certified coins in various public Internet sales during the month of December. Here are ten examples, which were selected from a large number of results that could have been listed.

  1. On December 5, Heritage auctioned a CAC approved MS-66 grade 1903-S $10 gold coin for $6000. On February 3, 2019, the firm of David Lawrence sold a PCGS graded MS-66 1903-S $10 gold coin without a CAC sticker for $4000. The CAC approved coin thus brought 50% more. Market values for these were not significantly higher in early December than they were in February.

    https://coins.ha.com/itm/liberty-eagles/eagles/1903-s-10-ms66-pcgs-cac-pcgs-8754-/a/1302-3356.s
    https://www.davidlawrence.com/product/1717952/#

  2. On December 6, Heritage auctioned two PCGS graded MS-66 1885-S Morgan silver dollars in successive lots. The CAC approved MS-66 1885-S Morgan realized $9300 and the non-CAC coin brought $2640!

    https://coins.ha.com/itm/morgan-dollars/1885-s-1-ms66-pcgs/a/1302-4041.s
    https://coins.ha.com/itm/morgan-dollars/silver-and-related-dollars/1885-s-1-ms66-pcgs-cac-pcgs-7164-/a/1302-4042.s

  3. On December 6, Heritage auctioned a CAC approved MS-67 grade 1883 Shield nickel for $8400. In June 2019, Heritage auctioned a PCGS graded MS-67 1883 Shield nickel without a CAC sticker for $2760, less than one-third as much.

    https://coins.ha.com/itm/shield-nickels/nickels/1883-5c-ms67-pcgs-cac-pcgs-3813-/a/1302-3598.s
    https://coins.ha.com/itm/shield-nickels/nickels/1883-5c-ms67-pcgs/a/1296-3554.s

  4. On December 6, Heritage auctioned two PCGS graded MS-67 1921 Buffalo nickels in successive lots. The CAC approved coin realized $6600, and the PCGS graded MS-67 1921 nickel without a CAC sticker realized $2640. The coin with a CAC sticker thus realized two and a half times as much!

    https://coins.ha.com/itm/buffalo-nickels/nickels/1921-5c-ms67-pcgs-cac-pcgs-3947-/a/1302-3632.s
    https://coins.ha.com/itm/buffalo-nickels/1921-5c-ms67-pcgs/a/1302-3631.s

  5. On December 6, Heritage auctioned a CAC approved MS-67 grade 1899-O Morgan silver dollar for $5520. In October, Heritage auctioned a PCGS graded MS-67 1899-O Morgan, without a CAC sticker for $1560. Also in October 2019, the firm of David Lawrence sold a PCGS graded MS-67 1899-O Morgan without a CAC sticker for $2050.

    https://coins.ha.com/itm/morgan-dollars/silver-and-related-dollars/1899-o-1-ms67-pcgs-cac-pcgs-7260-/a/1302-4090.s
    https://coins.ha.com/itm/morgan-dollars/silver-and-related-dollars/1899-o-1-ms67-pcgs/a/1300-3873.s
    https://www.davidlawrence.com/product/1888296/#

  6. On December 12, Legend auctioned a CAC approved MS-64 grade 1835 half cent with a ‘Full Red’ (RD) designation for $9987.50. In July 2019, Heritage auctioned a PCGS certified MS-64 1835 half cent also with a ‘Full Red’ (RD) designation, but without a CAC sticker for $3000, less than one-third as much as just mentioned CAC approved coin realized.

    https://legendauctions.hibid.com/lot/58323114/1-2c-1835-pcgs-ms64-rd-cac?ipp=10
    https://coins.ha.com/itm/half-cents/1835-1-2-c-c-1-b-1-r1-ms64-red-pcgs/a/1297-3302.s

  7. On December 12, Legend auctioned two PCGS graded MS-65 1909-S VDB Lincoln cents, each with a ‘Full Red’ (RD) designation from PCGS. The coin with a CAC sticker went for $6462.50 and the PCGS certified MS-65RD 1909-S VDB without a CAC sticker brought $4112.50.

  8. On December 12, Legend Auctions sold a CAC approved Proof-68 1941 Walking Liberty half dollar for $6462.50. In August, at the summer ANA Convention, Heritage auctioned a PCGS certified Proof-68 1941 Walker without a CAC sticker for $3840.

    https://legendauctions.hibid.com/lot/58323073/50c-1941-pcgs-pr68-cac?ipp=10
    https://coins.ha.com/itm/walking-liberty-half-dollars/half-dollars/1941-50c-pr68-pcgs/a/1298-3584.s

  9. On December 22, the firm called GreatCollections sold a CAC approved MS-67 grade 1950 Washington quarter for $600.75. On October 25, Heritage sold a PCGS graded MS-67 1950 quarter, without a CAC sticker for $228. During August 2019, Heritage sold two PCGS graded MS-67 1950 quarters neither of which had a CAC sticker. Each realized $288.

    https://coins.ha.com/itm/washington-quarters/1950-25c-ms67-pcgs-ex-30th-anniversary-pcgs-population-59-0-ngc-census-193-0-cdn-150-whsle-bid-for-problem-fr/a/131933-23348.s
    https://coins.ha.com/itm/washington-quarters/1950-25c-ms67-pcgs-pcgs-population-60-0-and-12-0-ngc-census-193-0-and-1-0-cdn-225-whsle-bid-for-problem-free/a/131934-25431.s
    https://coins.ha.com/itm/washington-quarters/quarters-and-twenty-cents/1950-25c-ms67-pcgs-pcgs-population-65-0-ngc-census-196-0-cdn-225-whsle-bid-for-problem-free-ngc-pcgs-ms67-mint/a/131943-27405.s
    https://www.greatcollections.com/Coin/765260/1950-Washington-Quarter-PCGS-MS-67-CAC-Toned

  10. On December 29, the firm of GreatCollections sold a CAC approved MS-65 1883 dime for $556.88. Heritage sold a PCGS graded MS-65 1883 dime without a CAC sticker for $456 in April and a different PCGS graded MS-65 1883 dime, also without a CAC sticker for $480 in January 2019.

    https://coins.ha.com/itm/seated-dimes/dimes/1883-10c-ms65-pcgs-pcgs-population-79-77-ngc-census-75-63-ms65-mintage-7-674-673/a/131915-23251.s
    https://www.greatcollections.com/Coin/782274/1883-Seated-Liberty-Dime-PCGS-MS-65-CAC
    https://coins.ha.com/itm/seated-dimes/1883-10c-ms65-pcgs-pcgs-population-78-76-ngc-census-75-63-ms65-mintage-7-674-673/a/1291-7613.s