In November 2007, CAC was founded by leading members of the numismatic community to establish stringent standards for quality within a grade. Fifteen years later in 2022, CAC formed a Grading Service, utilizing the same stringent standards with an unparalleled level of expertise to every submitted coin.
In 2007, John Albanese partnered with twenty-two leading members of the numismatic community to create the Certified Acceptance Corporation. Their mission was to advocate for the hobbyist by establishing an extremely stringent standard of grading. As a verifier of previously certified coins, CAC only recognizes coins that meet the highest standard. Out of all the coins submitted to CAC, less than half receive the honorable CAC sticker.
Since making its debut, the CAC sticker is universally recognized as the highest standard attainable for certified coins. As a result, the CAC sticker serves as an unmistakable means of identifying premium coins for the grade.
The significance of CAC Grading resonates throughout the numismatic community. Many of today’s most avid collectors have committed entire sets of previously graded coins to be certified by CAC Grading, including a collection of over 10,000 coins that eclipses the quality of the historic Eliasberg Collection.
This speaks volumes about the CAC brand. What could be further proof of the priceless value of CAC’s stringent quality standards?
It goes without saying that collectors, both novice and experienced, can have confidence in the quality of every coin certified by CAC Grading.
CAC was founded by John Albanese, who partnered with twenty-two leading members of the numismatic community to advocate for the hobbyist by establishing an extremely stringent standard verifing previously certified coins.
Since making its debut, CAC increased confidence in the rare coin market by setting a higher standard for graded coins.
In four short years, CAC:
During the first five years, CAC revolutionized the market while experiencing impressive growth.
In 10 short years, CAC solidified it's position as the universally recognized mark of a quality coin.
To further boost confidence, CAC introduced a comprehensive Independent Market Value Guide listing the current prices of all CAC stickered coins.
By this time, it is well documented that CAC stickered coins bring a premium in live autions, shows and internet sales. Why? Because they are placed only on quality coins.
Over one hundred and fifty leading members of the numismatic community, led by John Albanese, form a new grading firm, CAC Grading. Bolstered by a team of world-class graders, CAC’s commitment is to apply the same stringent standards with an unparalleled level of expertise to every submitted coin.