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Toughest coin types to pass muster with cac?

logger7logger7 Posts: 7,768 ✭✭✭✭✭

What are the toughest coin series to get a cac sticker? Cents, from half cents to 2 cent pieces, copper nickel 3 cent coins, silver 3, H10c coins and dimes, and other silver coins especially dollars? Are gold coins generally easier to get the cac sticker on?


  • edwardjulioedwardjulio Posts: 987 ✭✭✭✭✭


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  • CrustyCrusty Posts: 1,042 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Seated and Trade dollars!

  • cameonut2011cameonut2011 Posts: 9,915 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Everyone swears it’s gold, but I haven’t had problems with gold at all. Copper is tougher IMHO.

  • ironmanl63ironmanl63 Posts: 1,955 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Mercury Dimes! >:)

  • VasantiVasanti Posts: 390 ✭✭✭✭

    Ike’s, Saints and Franklins.

  • DollarAfterDollarDollarAfterDollar Posts: 3,205 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I've only sent them relatively low value coins so I can't speak to the other end of the market but I'd say they like well struck examples of everything they review. Plus means nothing to them so don't think that's a slam dunk and great eye appeal never hurts.

    For the record I've heard they're tough on Saints.

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  • TomBTomB Posts: 20,288 ✭✭✭✭✭

    From conversations I have had with the folks at CAC, they have anecdotally mentioned early Federal silver. However, nothing specific was mentioned beyond that and individual, highly niche areas beyond that might be tougher.

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  • seduloussedulous Posts: 2,997 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 25, 2023 10:07PM

    Glad no one said Barbers

    A Barber Quartet is made up of Nickels, Dimes, Quarters, and Halves.

  • Clackamas1Clackamas1 Posts: 617 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Hands down moderns.

  • GoldFinger1969GoldFinger1969 Posts: 738 ✭✭✭
    edited February 25, 2023 11:07PM

    @logger7 said:
    Are gold coins generally easier to get the cac sticker on?

    John Albanese has a reputation for being pretty tough on gold coins, especially those which were liberally graded at times in the past like common Saints. For a while, none of the 1908 No Motto Wells Fargo coins had a CAC sticker thought that is no longer the case.

    A good source for more on this topic would be the CAC forums themselves.

  • @Clackamas1 said:
    Hands down moderns.

    Do/did they even look at moderns ?

  • Clackamas1Clackamas1 Posts: 617 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @GoldFinger1969 said:

    @Clackamas1 said:
    Hands down moderns.

    Do/did they even look at moderns ?

    No - it was a joke.

  • wondercoinwondercoin Posts: 16,558 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 26, 2023 1:06AM

    Hands down moderns.

    Your joke is mostly correct.

    Answer: Mint State Ikes which they have graded for ages already.


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  • Cougar1978Cougar1978 Posts: 7,205 ✭✭✭✭✭

    C coins fail at CAC. There are no easy answers in RCI - YMMV.

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