Coin Stickering
In 2007, John Albanese partnered with twenty-two leading members of the numismatic community to create the Certified Acceptance Corporation. CAC accepted coins grading by other companies and certified top quality examples with a green or gold sticker. These stickers have become universally recognized as the highest standard attainable for certified coins.
It is a well-documented fact that CAC-stickered coins command a premium in the rare coin market. Why, one may ask? The answer is simple. Quality alone determines the value of a rare coin, and the CAC sticker provides an easy way to identify a premium coin for the grade.
Green Bean vs. Gold Bean
There are two colors of CAC sticker, green and gold, both commonly referred to as "beans" by collectors. But what do the different colors mean?
Green Bean
For its stickering services, CAC verifies the grade for coins certified by other grading services that meet the highest standard. Out of all coins submitted to CAC, less than half receive the green sticker, commonly referred to as the "green bean". As a result, the CAC sticker serves as an unmistakable means of identifying premium coins for the grade.
Gold Bean
As rare as the "green bean" is, the "gold bean" is rarer still. Coins that have exceeded CAC’s expectations for the grade will receive the coveted gold sticker. For its stickering service, the gold bean is the highest possible result. If you are looking to cross a coin with a gold bean into a CAC holder, it is guaranteed to, ignoring any plus, cross at least a numerical point higher.
Submission Types
Sticker
If you wish to see whether your third-party graded coin meets or exceeds CAC standards for the grade, submit to our stickering service. Our graders will review the coin(s) and return each with a green sticker (for meeting expectations), a gold sticker (for exceeding expectations), or without a sticker (for not meeting expectations). For a list of coins that we currently accept for stickering, click here.
Note: We do not sticker coins in a CAC holder as those coins have already met our standards.
Resticker
If a CAC sticker is damaged, or you just had your coin reholdered (maybe it was cracked or scuffed), you can submit the coin for restickering. If the coin was reholdered before restickering, it must have the same certification number to qualify for the Resticker service.
Tier Pricing
Economy
$22
For coins valued up to $3,000
Economy
$22
For coins valued up to $3,000
Express
$68
For coins valued up to $10,000
Express
$68
For coins valued up to $10,000
Walkthrough
$150
For coins valued up to $125,000
Walkthrough
$150
For coins valued up to $125,000
Rarity
$1,000
For coins valued above $125,000
Rarity
$1,000
For coins valued above $125,000
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