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CAC Coins Bring Premiums in December

by Certified Acceptance Corporation (CAC)

Published on January 8, 2022

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Ten examples of CAC-approved coins which brought strong prices in December 2021.


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In addition to faring well in Internet sales during the month of December, CAC approved coins outperformed other certified coins in live auctions in Dallas County, Texas and Las Vegas, Nevada. Here are ten examples, which were selected from a larger number of results that could have been listed.

1. On Dec. 5, 2021, the firm called GreatCollections sold a CAC approved MS-67 grade 1899-O Morgan silver dollar for $3,847.80. On Dec. 19, Heritage sold a PCGS graded MS-67 Morgan without a CAC sticker for $2,340.

https://www.greatcollections.com/Coin/1089052/1899-O-Morgan-Silver-Dollar-PCGS-MS-67-CAC

2. On Dec. 12, GreatCollections sold a CAC approved MS-62 grade 1913-S $5 gold coin for $7,150. On Sept. 26, GreatCollections sold a PCGS graded MS-62 1913-S $5 gold coin without a CAC sticker for $4,926.90.

https://www.greatcollections.com/Coin/1077424/1913-S-Indian-Gold-Half-Eagle-PCGS-MS-62-CAC

3. On Dec. 16, Heritage auctioned a CAC approved, PCGS certified MS-66 1914 Lincoln cent with a ‘full red’ (RD) designation for $5,760. On Nov. 29, Stack’s Bowers auctioned a PCGS certified MS-66RD 1914 Lincoln without a CAC sticker for $1,860.

https://coins.ha.com/itm/lincoln-cents/small-cents/1914-1c-ms66-red-pcgs-cac-pcgs-2470-/a/1337-3018.s

4. On Dec. 16, Legend auctioned a CAC approved XF-45 grade 1796 dime for $13,512.50. On April 22, 2021, Heritage auctioned a PCGS graded XF-45 1796 dime without a CAC sticker for $8,400. No certified XF-45 grade 1796 dimes were auctioned between April 22 and Dec. 16.

https://legendauctions.hibid.com/lot/105759999/10c-1796-pcgs-xf45-cac?ipp=10

5. On Dec. 16, Legend auctioned a CAC approved XF-45 grade 1802 half dollar for $13,512.50. XF grade 1802 half dollars are not often auctioned. On July 26, 2020, GreatCollections sold a PCGS graded XF-45 1802 half without a CAC sticker for $6215. On April 25, 2018, Heritage auctioned a different PCGS graded XF-45 1802 half without a CAC sticker for $9,000. Market levels for circulated 1802 half dollars were not significantly higher in December 2021 than they were in April 2018.

https://legendauctions.hibid.com/lot/105760025/50c-1802-pcgs-xf45-cac?ipp=10

6. On Dec. 16, Legend auctioned a CAC approved Proof-65 1879 half dollar for $2,585. On June 14, the Goldbergs auctioned a PCGS certified Proof-65 1879 half without a CAC sticker for $1,800. On May 27, 2021, Legend auctioned a PCGS certified Proof-66 (sixty-six) 1879 half without a CAC sticker for $2467.50. A CAC approved Proof-65 (sixty-five) 1879 thus realized more than a non-CAC PCGS certified Proof-66 (sixty-six) half dollar in sales by the same auction company during the same year.

https://legendauctions.hibid.com/lot/105760047/50c-1879-pcgs-pr65-cac?ipp=10

7. On Dec. 16, Heritage auctioned a CAC approved MS-65 grade 1914-D $2.5 gold coin for $38,400. On Nov. 11, Heritage sold a PCGS graded MS-65+ (sixty-five-plus) 1914-D $2.5 gold coin without a CAC sticker for $26,400.

https://coins.ha.com/itm/indian-quarter-eagles/quarter-eagles/1914-d-2-1-2-ms65-pcgs-cac-pcgs-7947-/a/1337-3382.s

8. On Dec. 16, Heritage auctioned a CAC approved MS-67 grade 1924 $20 gold coin for $34,800. On Oct. 7, Heritage auctioned a PCGS graded MS-67 1924 $20 gold coin without a CAC sticker for $14,400.

https://coins.ha.com/itm/saint-gaudens-double-eagles/double-eagles/1924-20-ms67-pcgs-cac-pcgs-9177-/a/1337-3419.s

9. On Dec. 26, GreatCollections sold a CAC approved, NGC graded AU-58 1867 ‘No Rays’ Shield nickel for $193.35. On Sept. 22, Stack’s Bowers auctioned a PCGS graded AU-58 1867 ‘No Rays’ Shield nickel, without a CAC sticker for $132 much less than the presently cited CAC approved, NGC graded coin. That was the last certified AU-58 1867 ‘No Rays’ Shield nickel to be publicly sold.

https://www.greatcollections.com/Coin/1091027/1867-Shield-Nickel-No-Rays-NGC-AU-58-CAC

10. On Dec. 26, GreatCollections sold a CAC approved MS-66 grade 1925 Buffalo nickel for $742.50. On July 29, Heritage sold a PCGS graded MS-66 1925 Buffalo nickel without a CAC sticker for $528. Market levels for gem Buffalo nickels did not increase from July to December 2021.

https://www.greatcollections.com/Coin/1094391/1925-Buffalo-Nickel-PCGS-MS-66-CAC



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