does this get a cameo destinction?

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by calumsherwood, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. calumsherwood

    calumsherwood New Member

    so a couple of days ago i did a big no-no and bought a coin from ebay that was slabbed by a company that ive never heard of ( which i have since found out is belived to be a home slabber). the reason is that living in the uk i never see slabbed coins and i just wanted one for the sake of havng it. also i have never seen a cameo in hand. i have taken a couple of angled pics as it seems to show better then straight on. please let me know what you think. it was sold as pr70 frosted cameo (obviously i know its not pr70).

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  3. zach24

    zach24 DNSO 7070 71 pct complete

    I dont know about a 70, but I would say that it is cameo.
  4. redwin117

    redwin117 Junior Member

    YES, it is Proof CAMEO on a Very High Grade...
  5. Hobo

    Hobo Squirrel Hater

  6. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    Looks cam to me.
  7. calumsherwood

    calumsherwood New Member

    thanks all i knew it wasnt pr70 before i bought it i sthink for what i paid for if it doesnt matter that it is home slabbed
  8. lkeigwin

    lkeigwin Well-Known Member

    Nice. Yes, it's a cameo.

    Most folks have to pay tuition for mistakes like buying home-slabbed coins. You got away lucky!
  9. Leadfoot

    Leadfoot there is no spoon

    I would call it a DCAM.
  10. Collector1966

    Collector1966 Senior Member

    Theoretically, any proof coin of a regular circulation issue made in the '80s (especially 1984) or later is supposed to be cameo.
  11. lkeigwin

    lkeigwin Well-Known Member

    Ha! Good point!
  12. GDJMSP

    GDJMSP Numismatist Moderator

    Proofs were always intended to be cameo. But it was not until 1973 that the mint stopped using the Proof dies once the cameo effect was no longer being imparted to the coins. Prior to that date a Proof with cameo devices was pretty scarce. But from 1973 on pretty much all Proof coins had the cameo devices.
  13. Collector1966

    Collector1966 Senior Member

    I mentioned '80s because I have a few 1977, 78 proof Ike dollars that are not cameos, and my '78-S quarter is struggling to be a cameo.
  14. LindeDad

    LindeDad His Walker.

    By 1984 about 99.994% of the proof coins issues by the US Mint were deep cameos. And about the inverse preportation were 70"s.
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