What are Privately Made VAMs Worth Now ?


After the realization in 2005 that the Micro-o coins [1896, 1900, 1902] were counterfeits,

PCGS offered to buy back the coins that they had certified under warranty.

But some of the coins remain in PCGS, NGC, and ANACS holders to this day,
and those are now worth significant premiums over uncertified coins.



AU-grade Micro-o coins of 1896, 1900, and 1902 were worth as much as $5,000 prior to 2005.

Since the widely-publicized PCGS announcement, these coins now trade for $500 to $1,000
(add about 50% if still in a major grading company holder).



The only grading companies which currently certify Privately Made VAMs are ICG and SEGS.

Coins in these holders are worth a modest premium over uncertified coins.



But that is not the end of the story more discoveries were made after 2005.