Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Silver Striker, Jul 29, 2006.

  1. Silver Striker

    Silver Striker Senior Member

    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?
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    GDJMSP Numismatist Moderator

    Yes they mean exactly the same thing. And CAM - DCAM are varying degrees of the same designation. Kind of like hot and very hot.
  4. OldDan

    OldDan 共和党

    Unless you are studying to be a Language major, do yourself a favor anf forget all this nonsense. You can enjoy coin collecting without any of this knowledge and spend your time looking for the coin that you really like, regardless of any ot the above. If not, all you will be doing is :loud:spinning your wheels.
  5. Mike Silva

    Mike Silva Junior Member

    ucam vsdcam

    So did any one get a answer back to you about the difference between cameo and dcameo and ucameo? I am just getting into this crazy hobby and am trying to figure the differnece between the two. If you have an answer I would really love to know the answer.:headbang:

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  7. financeman

    financeman Lincoln Cent Connoisseur

    This was very confusing to me when I first started collecting proofs for my registry set of LIncolns. As GDJMSP said earlier, DCAM and UCAM are the same thing just used by differant graders.
    I think the easiest way for you to understand the differance between nothing, CAM, And UltraCAM is the same thing as the humber differances after the grade of the coin. A PF62 is better than a PF61 which is better than a PF60. A Ultra Cam or Deep Cam is better than just a CAM which is better than no Cam at all.
    Hope this helps. It sounded a lot better in my mind before I started explaining it;)
  8. Dimefreak

    Dimefreak Senior Member

    Mike Silva from sportscardsforums?
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