CAC Populations and Appearance Rarity: An Analysis

May 21, 2015 in Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Dollar Coins, Education, Gold, Gold Coins, Gold Eagles, Half Dollars, Numismatica, Numismatics, Rare Coins, USA Coins

By: Doug Winter (Douglas Winter Numismatics)

As I wrote in an earlier article, CAC populations have created a new category of rarity: the appearance rarity, which is most akin to traditional condition rarity. A scan of the most recent CAC populations reveals a number of coins which are very surprising to me as appearance rarities. In some series, such as three dollar gold pieces, conclusions which I reached years ago have been proven accurate; in other series, I was surprised to see how scarce certain coins were by CAC approval. Let’s look at the various denominations of Liberty Head.

1. Gold Dollars

1850-C $1.00 PCGS AU55… Full article at the source>

Source: (Douglas Winter Numismatics)

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