Grading and cameo

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Bcp, Aug 23, 2019.

  1. Bcp

    Bcp Member

    Hello, I"m new to this site and I've been learning about coins. Can you yell me if some of these coins are called cameo's . Can any if these be graded and is it worth it?. Also can you polish a coin with 100% cotton. I have more to upload but it says only 10 pics you can upload. Any opinions appreciated. Please if you can be nice and not mean like other coin sights. Thank you in advance. BCP

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  3. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    From the images, all look CAM or DCAM except the Franklin.
  4. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    Welcome to the neighborhood @Bcp !

    Never, never, never polish or wipe a coin with anything, especially a proof coin. It can leave hairlines on the coin which will diminish its value.

    Unfortunately, it would probably cost you more to have these proof coins graded than it would be worth. You'd be better off putting them in Saflips or AirTites to protect them.

  5. Bcp

    Bcp Member

    Chris,they are actually protected. Bo just took them out carefully to take the pics
  6. Bcp

    Bcp Member

    Tk you chris for your advice
    Non of them are worth grading
    What about the 1981 Susan b Anthony?
  7. Bcp

    Bcp Member

    Thank you .
  8. capthank

    capthank Well-Known Member

    All look CAM to me
  9. GoldBug999

    GoldBug999 Active Member

    They look Cameo to me as well. Since they are not particularly rare coins, it is probably not worth it to have them graded - I would not have them graded.

    Also, definitely avoid touching the coins as much as possible (hold by the rim not the obverse or reverse), and as previously mentioned, never wipe coins with anything.
  10. Bcp

    Bcp Member

    Would someone buy them for there collection upgraded and tk you for your response
  11. Bcp

    Bcp Member

    I mean not graded
  12. Maxfli

    Maxfli Well-Known Member

    I assume you mean ungraded. And yes, I'm sure you could find a buyer for them ungraded (just don't try to polish them with 100% cotton or anything else, OK?).

    They would bring a higher price if they were graded, but it wouldn't be enough to offset the cost of grading, so you'll come out ahead selling them raw.
  13. PassthePuck

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  14. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    I don't see any cameo on the obverse of the 1964 Kennedy Half Dollar. It could be the way the picture was taken. If it only has a cameo on one side, that doesn't count. It was not unsual to see that in the Proof coins of this era. I also don't see a cameo on the Franklin Half Dollar.

    Here are a couple of pieces that did make the Cameo designation at NGC.

    1961 Proof half dol O.jpg
    1961 Proof half dol R.jpg

    1964 Cam Pr Half O.jpg 1964 Cam Pr Half R.jpg
  15. Bcp

    Bcp Member

    You are too funny!! I didn't polish them somebody must have and left cotton fibers which sucks. So I was asking if I can use 100% to polish the lint off but I know you some people do and don't and your answer is right. There is this small collection that I bought off a girl. Her father passed away. I have two metal boxes with Penny's one whole metal box of all wheat from earlier years and another one that are also older to the 1970's. A couple rolls of steel Penny's, some indian head. He also has a shoe box of 2x2's that are error coins and wrote what they are. I just thought I would learn about this for a profit-hobby. But you need to know so much and I'm trying to learn. But honestly I don't know where to sell these and how to do it cause there are so many. He must have worked on the error Penny's for years. Any advice on selling these. Thank you for being so nice.
  16. Bcp

    Bcp Member

    I think I'm mixing up my messages to different people . So sorry everyone
  17. PassthePuck

    PassthePuck Active Member

    Do us all a favor. When you post your coins, crop them first to cut out as much background as possible. This will increase the size of the coin in the picture so we can see the detail, rather than the rug fiber count!
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  18. Bcp

    Bcp Member

    It wasn't a rug it was a cotton towel and I'm still learning how to crop images. I had to figure out how to make them smaller. But thank you for your advice.
  19. PassthePuck

    PassthePuck Active Member

    I take my picture with an iPad. Then, I go to "Photos" and click on the picture. Once you click on the picture a line item comes up asking if you want to edit the picture. If you click edit, it gives you several options, one being....crop. Select crop and move the lines with your thumb. once you have cropped out the background, select save.
  20. Maxfli

    Maxfli Well-Known Member

    Just because there's lint on the coins doesn't mean they've been polished with a cotton cloth. Coins that are not stored in good quality protective cases can naturally attract lint (laying them on that cotton towel doesn't help). Look at the mirrored surfaces under a magnifying glass. If they've been rubbed with a cloth, you should be able to detect some fine scratches.

    We can't be of much help with regard to these other coins until you give us an idea of specifically what they are, hopefully with some photos included.

    If you're using an iPhone, iPad or a Mac, you can crop your photos in about 10 seconds or less. (Don't ask me about non-Apple products — no clue.) Don't reduce the resolution, just crop out the background stuff to where the coin fills the image space.
  21. Bcp

    Bcp Member

    Thank you. How do I take pictures of 250 penny errors in the 2x2's , do you take them out? And there are 250 of these coin error Penny's. I hope i am posting to you
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