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Examples of coin issues that have rarely if ever stickered

If you try to put together an entire series that is stickered, some issues in the set can become obstacles or full-blown roadblocks.  I will list a couple business strike half eagles I am well aware of:

1868 $5.  PCGS Population: 59.  NGC Population: 58.  CAC Population: 2.  The two CAC grades - a VF35 and an AU50.
1869 $5.  PCGS Population: 35.  NGC Population: 40.  CAC Population: 1.  The single CAC grade - AU58.

I own an 1869 (unstickered AU58) and am still looking for an 1868.

I am sure there are other good examples in other series.
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  • 1856-O $5. CAC population 5.
  • 1844 $10 Liberty has only one CAC with about 35 graded at PCGS and unknown at NGC (I never go to that site).
  • 1844 $10 Liberty has only one CAC with about 35 graded at PCGS and unknown at NGC (I never go to that site).
    No need to go to the NGC website.  Just search a relevant Heritage entry and the current PCGS, NGC and CAC numbers are all there together.  But the 1844 $10 is another good example - 34 graded at PCGS, 42 at NGC, a single stickered coin - an AU55.
  • 1834 Capped Head $2.5. Only 1 is stickered in AU53. The population shows 2 but it’s the same coin which was crossed. 
  • For some perspective, it would be really interesting to know the flip side. I.e., what are some of the highest CAC percentages for $5 Libs with total PCGS/NGC pops under (let's say) 200 pieces? Not that I looked, but it wouldn't surprise me if none of them get over 15%. And I would guess that something less than 10% would be very typical. Am I right?
  • Coins that rarely cac, my submissions  ;)
  • 1856-O $5. CAC population 5.
    Alas I probably sold this for too little............




  • edited December 2021
    I recently sold the top pop CAC 56-O $5 (an AU58) at auction and I was surprised that it didn't do better...despite the low CAC pop I just don't think there is as much interest around this rare date as others...
  • edited December 2021
    The 39-C $5 only has a CAC pop of six out of an estimated surviving population of 400.




  • jonruns said:
    The 39-C $5 only has a CAC pop of six out of an estimated surviving population of 400.




    That is a beauty
  • Here's a more common coin that is difficult to find stickered.  18-S Buffalo.   PCGS:  1222.  NGC: 769.  CAC:  66.  
    Buffalo specialists know the 18-S is an underrated date.  The sticker percentage (3.3%) bears that out.

    1918-S 5C
  • A few in the main series I collect:

    1851 Seated $1
    1854-d G$1
    1804 10C

    There are some coins in the $5 liberty series that aren't that expensive but have extremely low CAC pops such as the 1841.  The $10 liberty series has many examples as well.      

  • Look at the cac pops of 1963-p Franklin Half Dollars, especially in fbl. I think it's only 2 and 2 in 65fbl and 66fbl. That's just unlike any other date in the series.
  • 1804 dollars.
  • Look at the cac pops of 1963-p Franklin Half Dollars, especially in fbl. I think it's only 2 and 2 in 65fbl and 66fbl. That's just unlike any other date in the series.

    You ain't whistling dixie there. I had 200 or so 63-P in PCGS MS65. I have them sorted into A, B, and C boxes (what a novel idea, right?). Some of the coins in the A box are just wonderful for the grade in every respect. One day I decided to pick the best of the best and send them to CAC just for confirmation of my own grading skills. I sent IIRC 16 coins that were all white blazers with very few marks, superior luster and WITHOUT QUESTION better than most MS 65 (and I've seen several hundred). I had dreams of a few gold stickers for several nights.

    I was knocked flat on my arse when I got the CAC results.... ZERO stickers!

    I have no idea what CAC didn't like about them. I see PVC on far too many PCGS Franklins but not on those 16... It was and is a real head scratcher
  • Crypto said:
    Coins that rarely cac, my submissions  ;)
    You must collect the same coins that I do.
  • WilliamJ said:


    Crypto said:

    Coins that rarely cac, my submissions  ;)

    You must collect the same coins that I do.

    Well, now there's three of us....LOL
  • Crypto said:

    Coins that rarely cac, my submissions  ;)


  • Do coins with fingerprints that blend into the toning CAC?
  • Look at the cac pops of 1963-p Franklin Half Dollars, especially in fbl. I think it's only 2 and 2 in 65fbl and 66fbl. That's just unlike any other date in the series.
    You ain't whistling dixie there. I had 200 or so 63-P in PCGS MS65. I have them sorted into A, B, and C boxes (what a novel idea, right?). Some of the coins in the A box are just wonderful for the grade in every respect. One day I decided to pick the best of the best and send them to CAC just for confirmation of my own grading skills. I sent IIRC 16 coins that were all white blazers with very few marks, superior luster and WITHOUT QUESTION better than most MS 65 (and I've seen several hundred). I had dreams of a few gold stickers for several nights. I was knocked flat on my arse when I got the CAC results.... ZERO stickers! I have no idea what CAC didn't like about them. I see PVC on far too many PCGS Franklins but not on those 16... It was and is a real head scratcher
    Next time, send two or three off the C and B coins. Put them in the front, to help set the graders eye. Put the nicest ones last. That should increase your odds.
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