Ok guys I am still trying to learn the lingo. UCAM = Ultra Cameo DCAM = Deep Cameo Strange that all of the online coin dictionaries I've found only have DCAM. Aparently, only NGC uses UCAM on their products and does not seem to use DCAM at all. PCGS, ANACS and ICG all use DCAM and not UCAM. So in my endevour do these two acronyms mean exactly the same thing??? :headbang: Could it be that UCAM is a tradmarked term? Also, I've noted that all use the term CAMEO (CAM) without the U or the D to grade some coins. I still haven't looked too far yet but was there a chage from the use of CAM to the UCAM and DCAM over the years? As you can guess I am looking into collecting proof coins specifiically Silver eagles and some gold. Should I just buy US Mint items or look for graded items?