I'm fairly new to the coin collecting game and am hoping that we might
have a conversation about the grading services Cameo designations and
What I am wondering is when each of the grading services began
designating proof coins as cameos and what designations they use. I
belive that NGC used the term cameo and then later added the UCAM
designation. If this is so, does it imply that there are older NGC slabs
that carry the cameo designation that would be designated UCAM today?
Does anyone know when these designations were added? Also, when did they
change from old to new holders?
I believe that PCGS has just recently begun using the designation DCAM
to indicate an ultra-heavy cameo state. Have they used a CAM designation
prior to this?
ANACS/PCI/NGC/PCGS all seem to have different grading standards for
cameos. I recently purchased an NGC cameo that was a very light cameo.
What are your experience with the different services in terms of cameo