Will this 1942 Mercury Dime get Cameo designation?

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Will this Mercury Dime get Cameo?

  1. Yes

    3 vote(s)
  2. No

    19 vote(s)
  3. No, but will get a STAR

    6 vote(s)
  1. BigTee44

    BigTee44 Well-Known Member

    Sending this back in for designation review. The mirrors on it are insane.

    Should know the results within a couple weeks. I believe this is a NGC 7 slab. I think it was between 1997-2000 era slab.

    VIDEO 1942 NGC PF66 Dime Cameo.jpg
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  3. Santinidollar

    Santinidollar Supporter! Supporter

    I don’t see why not. Killer coin.
  4. mark_h

    mark_h Somewhere over the rainbow

    It is a beaut not matter how they designate it.
  5. dwhiz

    dwhiz Collector Supporter

    Very nice coin but I don't see it as a cameo.
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  6. BooksB4Coins

    BooksB4Coins Newbieus Sempiterna

    I’m not seeing anything suggesting it deserves it. No offense or anything, and with the understanding the photo nor video are ideal.
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  7. Pondering_Infinity

    Pondering_Infinity Active Member

    I agree. The Cameo ones usually have a frosted look on the mirror surfaces
  8. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    Exactly what do you think a cameo is?
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  9. Gregg702

    Gregg702 Active Member

    I think you are wasting your money to sending it to be recertified. I doubt it will come back any different. It is a beautiful coin though.
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  10. BigTee44

    BigTee44 Well-Known Member

  11. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

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  12. Gregg702

    Gregg702 Active Member

    That is a great example of a deep cameo coin.
  13. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    Unfortunately it belongs to Google not me
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  14. baseball21

    baseball21 Well-Known Member

    Skip to just after 2 minutes
  15. C-B-D

    C-B-D U.S. Type Coins or death!

    Definitely a CAC candidate, but not cameo, IMO.
  16. JPeace$

    JPeace$ Coinaholic

    Beautiful proof Merc., but I voted no on the cameo.
  17. BigTee44

    BigTee44 Well-Known Member


    Hopefully the results post today
  18. IBetASilverDollar

    IBetASilverDollar Well-Known Member

    It definitely isn't a cameo but if the mirrors are amazing and it's just missing the frosted devices could get a star. Good luck
  19. MercuryBen

    MercuryBen Well-Known Member

    Nice proof, but I'm not betting on cameo based on the pix.
  20. Lehigh96

    Lehigh96 Toning Enthusiast

    I think the reverse deserves cameo but the obverse does not, I say it should get a star designation.
  21. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    Getting a Cameo for the 1936-42 Proof coins is very hard. I have a 1939 Proof dime that has a Cameo look. It's in an NGC holder and does not have it. I don't think that it's worth the money to try.

    1939 Dime Cam 2 O.jpg 1939 Dime Cam 2 R.jpg

    The application of the Cameo designation is very inconsistent in my opinion. This 1898 Dime did not get a Cameo.

    1898DimeO.JPG 1898DimeR White.JPG

    This 1869 Dollar does have a Cameo.

    1869 Dollar O.jpg 1869 Dollar R.jpg
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