The Ikes are beautiful! Nice collection! ; )
Nice. It is real fun to have a collection of graded coins. But only get dollars for my type set, because their face value is 100x as much as what I usually collect
Great collection. I have recently started becoming interested in Ikes. Thanks.
I started this endeavor back in 2014 when I was researching coins and found that generally speaking PLUS graded coins tend to be less frequent than regularly graded coins. So I looked at the POP report and found that the Eisenhower Silver Dollars were single or low double digit POPed compared to the standard numbers above and below. I wanted to see if this could be accomplished. I first picked up the 72-S CAC, and then the 74-S and 76-S following after. The 71-S came up in 2015 and I have been waiting for the 73-S ever since. I was finally able to purchase the 73-S this past week from David Lawrence Rare Coins who helped me with the 71-S and 74-S as well. So now my next adventure is to slab my Brown Ike Proofs that are toned which will look really nice. I will then decide if I will go for the CLAD series in Mint State and Proof to build a complete and total set.
I like the big silver dollars. Great set. I read about CAC. It seems that they verify what the grading company already graded. They only take certain coins and certain years and for that you get more money. Could never figure that out. Just a couple of guys. Great deal. . Thanks for the pictures.
Yes, CAC is a (what I call) a 4th party authenticator. You send a coin to them when you believe you have an exceptionally graded coin. If they green bean sticker it it means it really is tops for that grade and coin series. If they gold bean sticker the coin it means that coin’s grade is too low for the eye appeal and all other characteristics of the coin and you truly have an amazing coin specimen. You probably could resubmit that gold beaned coin to one of the grading companies and get that next grade but no one would because the gold bean sticker will bring far greater value to your coin if you sold it than the next highest grade (I am sure there are cases where that may not be true, but generally speaking here).