What is a CAC verified coin?

CAC Verified

Increase the Value of Your Coins

American Federal is an authorized CAC (Certified Acceptance Corporation) dealer. We are one of two dealers in the state of Arizona and the only authorized dealer in the Metro Phoenix area.

If you own any numismatic coins you know that the price you can get for your coins is based, not only on the grade given by PCGS or NGC, but also on the overall look of the coin, its “eye appeal”. This is why 2 coins of the same grade can bring such different prices.  The rare coin market has been lack luster for 25 years except for ultra-rare and truly historically significant coins.

Today’s buyers want something special and CAC fills that need.


CAC holds coins to a higher standard and verifies previously graded coins that are considered the best for the grade. So, when a coin receives a CAC sticker, it is considered, the high end example within the grade.

To find out more about CAC – Coin Acceptance Corporation – visit them online at www.CACCOINS.com

Rare coins can go for as much as 200% more with the CAC verification.

Here is just one example: A $10 Indian in PCGS or NGC MS-65 brings $2,400 – $2,600 in the dealer market. However, if that same coin is CAC verified it can bring $3,500 – $4,100. The difference can be substantial. In past auctions a 1911-D $2 ½ Indian graded PCGS MS-63 sold for $10,869 while a CAC verified coin brought $14,100.

Even coins like the $20 St. Gaudens in MS-65 or MS-66 bring more money once they are CAC verified.   Let me be clear. Not every coin you own will receive the CAC verification. They only verify coins that are the best within the grade.  Coins that barely make their grade, will not be verified.  However, even if a few choice coins you own receive the CAC verification it can mean thousands, even tens of thousands of dollars. If you own any rare coins, especially if you have truly rare or unusual coins, it could really be worthwhile to talk to us.

This is truly one service that I can offer you that can make a huge financial difference in your portfolio.  I don’t make a penny getting your coins verified, but I want to do everything possible to help you maximize your value whether you are ready to sell or not.  CAC charges $25 for most coins, but it can make a huge difference when you want to sell.

You can call (800) 221-7694 for more information or to talk about your specific coins. You can also fax (480) 553-5290 or EMAIL us your list of coins.