Let's finally clear up the CAC myths.
I was getting blasted again in another thread about CAC facts. Even though their website clearly spells out what it means to have them award a sticker, the stubborn refuse to believe it. I called John and we talked for a long while and I have his permission to state this:
-John grades a coin based SOLELY on if it is solid for the assigned grade and NEVER based on if he would or wants to buy the coin. He said "it's plain old CRAZY if someone believes any different." The example he gave was while we talked he was in the process of stickering some really nice high end newer Lincoln's. He didn't want any of them, yet they received the stickers. (There is no read between the lines or hidden messages, it is Black and White.)
-He will make an offer on any CAC coin as a courtesy, but you will generally do better at auction since he is a wholesaler. Buying happens, but a lot less than you might think. (I have had a ton of coins get stickered over the years and John has not bought a single one, or even asked)
-My personal question that was answered and I found interesting: If a coin, for example, is MS67 Green CAC. You crack it out and it comes back MS66. It will not automatically get a Gold sticker. The coin would have to be the highest end of 67 or even a 68 to get the Gold. (This reaffirms my opinion on my personal Gold stickered coins. Most look 2 grades under)
-There is a plan in place if he ever retires, but I am not going to say what it is, since I didn't ask if I could. I was happy with the plan though.
If you still don't believe me or his website, call him.