No Motto New Orleans Eagles: A Study of Condition Rarity

September 24, 2015 in Antique Coins, Blogs, Certified Acceptance Corporation (CAC), Coins, Collecting, Education, Gold, Gold Coins, Gold Eagles, Grading, History, Numismatica, Numismatics, Rare Coins, USA Coins

By: Doug Winter (Douglas Winter Numismatics)

The No Motto type of Liberty Head eagle was produced at the New Orleans mint from 1841 through 1860. By using CAC population figures, we can get an idea of which dates display condition or appearance rarity.

CAC is a service which is rewards good eye appeal, unlike the grading services which are grading more from a technical standpoint. In other words, a coin can technically be correctly graded as an AU55 but it may have below average overall eye appeal due to a combination of factors (dipped surfaces, detracting marks, questionable color). While CAC isn’t perfect, it does give us… Full article at the source>

Source: (Douglas Winter Numismatics)

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