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  • oreville
    Gerry Weinberg told me I stole it at the auction.

    Mike Byers had it priced at an absurd price prior to the auction so it did not sell and at the auction it slipped by everyone except me for once.

    January 26
  • oreville
    Howdy,

    i tried to post a link to the 1872-CC Cancelled die that I won at the StacksBowers auction at the 2012 ANA show. I had wonderful photos taken by Todd as the Stacks photos was very ordinary but PCGS changed their programming so my links no longer worked. Then Todd’s link no longer was active as well.

    Fortunately my cancelled die is genuine as Gerald Weinberg was the consignor.


    It is shown in StacksBowers auction archives as auction lot 11772.
    LOT DESCRIPTION
    Cancelled 1872-CC Double Eagle Obverse Die

    Cancelled Obverse Die for the 1872-CC Liberty Double Eagle.
    Size: 2 1/2" high, 1 3/4" diameter, actual die face 1 5/16" across. Deep steel-gray with chiseled X across the die face, single C stamped on neck of die.

    Found in Washoe County, Nevada, in January 1999 during development of a new park on the grounds of the old Carson City Mint-Nevada State Museum. The present die was found under a thin layer of earth along with literally hundreds of other discarded dies from the hay-day of Nevada's capital city mint. The theory behind the discovery of the hoard is simple. At some point, an old wooden shed was outside the mint's blacksmith shop. As each calendar year ended, the books were tallied and dies of the year were cancelled with a chisel and discarded in the shed near the blacksmith shop, covered by earth and trash and then forgotten. During the discovery in 1999, numerous dies were found dating from the 1870s, including the present 1872-dated double eagle obverse die. A pair of dies, obverse and reverse, were found for an 1876-CC half dollar; these dies were in excellent shape, given the circumstances, and were used to make impressions on silver bars and other items for collectors.

    The presently offered die will make an excellent addition to a Carson City Mint-related collection or an advanced double eagle cabinet.

    Numismatic Reflections by Q. David Bowers
    Without a doubt this will be a show-stopper at a convention, club meeting, or other event where collectors gather. Carson City Mint double eagles are rare enough in their own right, with 1872-CC being a key issue, but having a die is an almost impossible situation. What a nice go-with this will be to a collection of Carson City Mint coinages.
    January 26
  • oreville
    The 1918 half dollar in PCGS/CAC MS-66+ at the Heritage FUN show blew me away!!!!

    I bid up to $38,000 but was not even close to winning it.

    The winning price was not as absurd as it could have been given the quality of the coin.

    January 19
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      Hey Oreville

      I think you meant to message me but in any event I saw that 1918 and agree the price was strong. I was not overly impressed based on the HA photo but I bet it pops in person.
      Always good to hear from you.
  • drddm
    Hi,

    I read your thoughts on the real purpose of the CAC sticker. I also spoke with JA years ago and he explained the CAC sticker to me using the same grading scale you discussed in the thread. But I have always wondered when I have a coin that is graded AU55 CAC sent in for regrading (in its holder) and it comes back as a 58, and then JA re-stickers it as a 58, do you think it is actually nice enough to be 0.3 as a MS60?

    I have numerous examples of what I describe above for coins that all start out with stickers for numerous grades and then get restickered at the next higher grade, 53 to 55, 55 to 58, 62 to 63, 63 to 64, etc. 

    I even have a coin that was stickered as a 53, regraded and upgraded to 58 and then restickered as a 58. I also posted a thread on a 1829 58 CAC, sent in for upgrade and it came back as a 62, which JA then restickered. 

    How does the meaning of the green sticker (0.4 of the assigned grade to 0.3 of the next higher grade) factor in with the above examples in your opinion?

    Dave 
    January 24
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  • JohnTCoin
    You mentioned getting on the roles to be admitted to CAC when they intermittently open membership. How do I do that please? I haven't seen anything anywhere that mentioned a waiting list. By the way, I happened to spot you on the PCGS Registry and looked through your collection. WOW!! I was blown away. You must have been at this for quite some time because you, sir have a lot of very nice coins. I'm not sure if I will ever make it that far. I've only been at it seriously for a year now. I wasted too much of that time on moderns, which I hear most newbies do. By now though I have consigned most of those on GC and traded in for my current collection. On PCGS I'm [email protected]
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  • ptolemyII
    If you don't think he's a liar with a hostile agenda, you haven't read enough of @CACfan's posts.
    @Legend is sincere - He's here to create confusion. Nothing else.

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  • Hello everyone, I'm John. I'm a relatively new collector (2 to 3 years) and only in the past year have I gotten serious about the hobby. I have already built up a pretty nice collection in my view. By the time I did get serious and really started observing the market, reading the magazines, going to coin shows, and investing a good portion of my disposable income, CAC was already closed to new members. I'm proud to say that about 80% of my non-modern coins are CAC'd.
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  • WilliamJ
    Hi Laura.
      I just wanted to say thank you for being part of the CAC forum! I appreciate your thoughts, expertise, ect...
        Sincerely,
       Bill J.
    January 2
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  • Thank you so much for allowing me to join this forum.  I've been a long-time collector who followed a very typical route to where I am today in my collecting endeavors.  Collected while a youth . . . No time for the hobby while raising a family and work-life . . . Kids raised and gone . . . and now with better finances and time to collect a more enriching collection of coins.  I've been a member of ANA for about 30 years and in early 2019 joined the EAC.  My current collecting goals are mint-state Large Cents, Proof V nickels, $1, $2-1/2 and $5 gold and working on a Complete U.S. Type Set.  I collect CAC Certified almost exclusively and I am confident that I will learn much on this forum and hope that with that knowledge I can enrich other collector's knowledge in time. 

    January 1
  • Commemgems
    Hi - any chance you would sell that gold cAc Columbian? $600
    January 1