Monthly report: CAC coins bring premiums in October 2019

1. On October 6, GreatCollections sold a CAC approved MS-65 grade 1932-S quarter for $2306.25 [link]. On October 18, Heritage auctioned two PCGS graded MS-65 1932-S quarters, neither of which had a CAC sticker for $1800 [link] and $1921.20 [link] respectively.

1805 25c PCGS XF40 CAC

2. On October 18, Heritage auctioned a CAC approved XF-45 grade 1805 quarter for $3840 [link]. In March, also in Dallas, Heritage auctioned a PCGS graded XF-45 1805 quarter without a CAC sticker for $2640 [link]. Neither of these 1805 quarters is of a rare variety.   

3. On October 18, Heritage auctioned a CAC approved XF-40 grade 1839-O half dollar for $2520 [link]. In August at the ANA Convention, Heritage auctioned two PCGS graded XF-40 1839-O halves, neither of which had a sticker for $1860 [link] and $1500 [link], respectively.

4. On October 20, the firm of GreatCollections sold a CAC approved VF-30 grade 1806/5 ‘Large Stars’ half dollar for $1181.25 [link]. On March 20, 2019, Heritage sold a PCGS graded VF-30 1806/5 ‘Large Stars’ half dollar without a CAC sticker for $780. [link]

5. On October 24, Heritage auctioned two PCGS graded XF-45 1924-S Buffalo nickels in successive lots. The nickel with a CAC sticker realized $1200 [link] while the 1924-S Buffalo nickel without a CAC sticker brought $810 [link]. The CAC approved XF-45 1924-S thus realized 48% more!   

1819/8 50c NGC/CAC AU50

6. On October 24, Heritage sold a NGC graded AU-50 1819/8 ‘Small 9’ half dollar with a CAC sticker for $780. [link] In June, at a Long Beach Expo, Heritage auctioned two pertinent 1819/8 ‘Small 9’ halves neither of which had a CAC sticker. A non-CAC PCGS graded AU-53 1819/8 ‘Small 9’ brought even less, $576  [link] than a non-CAC PCGS graded AU-50 coin which went for $660. [link]

7. On October 24, Legend Auctions auctioned a CAC approved ‘Proof-67 Deep Cameo’ 1897 half dollar for $15,275. [link] In March 2018, Heritage auctioned a PCGS certified ‘Proof-67 Deep Cameo’ 1897 half dollar without a CAC sticker for $9600 [link]. Market values for these have not risen significantly, if at all, since March 2018.

8. On October 24, Legend Auctions sold a CAC approved Proof-67 1907 half dollar for $4817.50 [link]. In April 2019, at a Central States Convention, Heritage auctioned a PCGS certified Proof-67 1907 half dollar without a CAC sticker for $3360. [link]

9. On October 24, Legend Auctions sold a CAC approved MS-67 1923-D Saint Gaudens $20 gold coin for $28,200 [link].  In April 2018, at a Central States Convention, Heritage auctioned a PCGS graded MS-67 1923-D $20 gold coin, without a CAC sticker but with an old green PCGS label for $14,400 [link], barely more than half as much as the just mentioned CAC approved 1923-D realized.

10. On October 27, GreatCollections sold two PCGS graded MS-64 1922-S Peace dollars with consecutive PCGS serial numbers suggesting that they may have been graded on the same day. The coin with a CAC sticker brought $213.75 [link] and the 1922-S without a CAC sticker realized $147.94 [link].