Category Archives: Cameo

Altered Coin Detection: Cameo 1960 Franklin Half Dollar

Altered Cameo 1960 Franklin Half By Max Spiegel, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation(NGC) ……. A white “frost” was applied to this Franklin Half Dollar to give its elements a cameo appearance. There are a number of ways that nefarious individuals altered coins in an attempt to trick unsuspecting buyers into thinking that the coin is better than it […]

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Modern US Coins – Why Did the Number of Cameo Proofs Increase from 1950 to 1964?

By David Schwager for CoinWeek ….. An experienced collector once told me that when he started collecting a series, the first coin he bought was a proof. A proof, he explained, is the ideal version of the coin and shows the best possible expression of the artist’s and manufacturer’s vision. Proof coins from about the […]

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Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Proof 1893 dollar, Proof-68 Star Cameo

The Mint produced an unexciting mintage of 792 proof Morgan dollars in 1893, but the issue was one of the more poorly rendered of the proof Morgans. The dies were spaced slightly too far apart in the press, causing numerous coins to show incomplete details on the central high points. The VAM reference calls the […]

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Specimen and Prooflike Canadian coins to receive Cameo and Deep Cameo designations from PCGS

Effective September 1, 2017, the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) will begin recognizing Cameo and Deep Cameo contrast on MS-60 and higher Canadian Specimen and Prooflike (PL) issues.
According to Mike Sargent, director of World Coin Grading for PCGS, this move is being made in response to numerous inquiries and requests from the Canadian numismatic community

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Specimen and Prooflike Canadian coins to receive Cameo and Deep Cameo designations from PCGS

Effective September 1, 2017, the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) will begin recognizing Cameo and Deep Cameo contrast on MS-60 and higher Canadian Specimen and Prooflike (PL) issues.
According to Mike Sargent, director of World Coin Grading for PCGS, this move is being made in response to numerous inquiries and requests from the Canadian numismatic community

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Modern US Coins – Why Did the Number of Cameo Proofs Increase from 1950 to 1964?

By David Schwager for CoinWeek ….. An experienced collector once told me that when he started collecting a series, the first coin he bought was a proof. A proof, he explained, is the ideal version of the coin and shows the best possible expression of the artist’s and manufacturer’s vision. Proof coins from about the […]

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US Coins: 50 Years of Modern Proof Sets

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com …… Proof coinage has been a fixture in American numismatics since the 19th century and a regular hobby staple since 1936, when the United States Mint offered the first modern proof sets after a two-decade hiatus. There was also a three-year intermission between 1965 and 1967, when a nationwide coin […]

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US Coins: 50 Years of Modern Proof Sets

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ……   Proof coinage has been a fixture in American numismatics since the 19th century and a regular hobby staple since 1936, when the United States Mint offered the first modern proof sets after a two-decade hiatus. There was also a three-year intermission between 1965 and 1967, when a nationwide […]

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Altered Coin Detection: Cameo 1960 Franklin Half Dollar

Altered Cameo 1960 Franklin Half by Max Spiegel, NGC  ……. A white “frost” was applied to this Franklin Half Dollar to give its elements a cameo appearance. There are a number of ways that nefarious individuals altered coins in an attempt to trick unsuspecting buyers into thinking that the coin is better than it really is. […]

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