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Will CAC give a gold sticker for a strike designation? Or is it only used for numerical grades?

edited May 13 in Grading
It is known that CAC does take into account strike designations when evaluating a coin. For example, if a Mercury is an "A" coin but the TPG has called the coin Full Bands and CAC graders are of the opinion that the bands are not truly full, the coin will not generally get a green bean.

But how about a Mercury that clearly has FB but the TPG did not designate as FB. Assuming the coin is "A" quality, will it get a gold sticker?

What do you say @JACAC ?

Comments

  • We  will not gold sticker but will inform the submitter   It happens maybe once a week.  Ja 
  • CAC may not but MAC used to place FB stickers on slabs that lacked the TPG designation. But MAC no longer has a coin submission form on their website, so they may no longer even accept coins.

    Believe it or not, in my experience ANY third party sticker helps to sell coins at retail. Casual retail buyers are a different breed from the hardcore numismatists who post on this forum, many of whom are current or former TPG graders.

    As proof that any sticker helps, note that Ebay has 6,400+ MAC listings versus merely 6,200+ CAC listings.



  • edited May 14
    Yes but I would WAG (w/o bothering to look [because, really, who gives a poop]) that a preponderance of those 6400 MAC listings are from one seller.
    And many of those 6400 listings have been up for years because they don't sell well at all. Meanwhile CACed coins are generally easy to sell.

    Thanks for the reply JA.
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