Pep #396 75¢ Variant Value
From: The 2022 CPV Price Guide for Canadian Price Variants (Type 1A) by Bill Alexander, Tim Bildhauser, Paul Clairmont, Jay Halstead, Jon McClure, Benjamin Nobel, Conan Saunders, Doug Sulipa, and Angelo Virone [ introduction, table of contents, all titles, other price guide editions]
|9.2||Near Mint -||$42
|9.0||Very Fine / Near Mint||$32
|Pep #396 75¢ Cover Price Variant, Archie, Sep-84, Published in the USA
Pep #396 75¢ Canadian Price Variant Issue Notes:
Early Cheryl Blossom cover
Doug notes: CHERYL BLOSSOM appears on front cover Only, GGA Swimusuit cover by DeCarlo; 23rd appearance of CHERYL BLOSSOM overall; First Cameo appearance of CHERYL BLOSSOM in this Title;
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Within the top 500 most valuable variants of our 2022 CPV Price Guide, you'll find Pep #396, at a 75¢ variant NM- value of $42. With everything the issue has going for it (as detailed in the issue notes in the page above), and a value that puts it in the top ten percent of all variants in our guide, 75¢ price variant copies of Pep #396 are watchlist-worthy and we give them a rating of FOUR POINT TWO FIVE STARS as a collectible. Regular copies in 9.2 have not changed in value since 2020. Meanwhile, CPV newsstand copies in 9.2 have outperformed, increasing in value by $2 since 2020, or about +5%.
Pep #396 Comic Book FAQ
What is the value of Pep #396?
I have a copy of Pep #396 and I want to know what this comic book is worth in different grades as a first printing?
The answer depends on whether you own a Type 1A cover price variant copy, or just a regular/plain copy of Pep #396. If you own a price variant, lucky you, it is worth $42 in 9.2 (Near Mint Minus).
Check the cover price of your copy of Pep #396, and if it is 75¢ then congratulations, you own the more-rare cover price variant type which has a higher value. If not, then you own the regular type which has a lower value.
The higher the grade, i.e. the better the condition, the stronger the value. Our guide only goes as high as 9.2 (Near Mint-), with values for Pep #396 listed in various grades shown on this page down to 2.0 (Good).
What is Pep #396 worth in VF/NM condition?
The regular cover price version is worth about $13 in VF/NM whereas the 75¢ variants are worth $32.
Why are the Pep #396 cover price variants worth so much more than the regular copies?
Among surviving copies of Pep #396, the market area that received the 75¢ cover price copies was a restricted area representing less than 10% the population of the total North American comics market. That's because the destination market for 75¢ copies of Pep #396 was Canada — hence the name Canadian Price Variant as a short-hand for 75¢ Price Variant. All of this adds up to a market value for the 75¢ variant approximately 146% higher than the regular copies in Very Fine / Near Mint condition (as of our 2022 CPV Price Guide Edition).
In VF condition, how much is Pep #396 worth?
The regular cover price version version of Pep #396 is worth about $11 in Very Fine (8.0) whereas the 75¢ variants are worth $25.
What is the value of Pep #396 in Fine condition?
In FN (6.0) shape, the regular cover price version version of Pep #396 is worth about $7 whereas the 75¢ variants are worth $18.
What is the approximate Pep #396 value in very good condition?
Down in VG (4.0) Very Good condition, the regular cover price version version of Pep #396 is worth about $5 whereas the 75¢ variants are worth $12.
What is the Pep #396 price guide value in good condition?
The price guide value way down in GD (2.0) Good condition for Pep #396 is about $2 for the regular cover price version version whereas the 75¢ variants are worth $6.
Has the Pep #396 75¢ variant from Archie been a good investment?
Pep #396 75¢ variant copies in 9.2 have outperformed, increasing in value by $2 since 2020, or about +5% in 3 years (from our 2020 guide edition to our 2022 guide edition).
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