Cameo certification

Cameo certification

Post by Jim Pau » Mon, 11 Nov 1996 04:00:00



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
grading practices.

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
designation?

Jim Paul

 
 
 

Cameo certification

Post by Robert Julian Jr » Tue, 12 Nov 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

> 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
> grading practices.

If you REALLY want to talk to someone about Cameo proofs, I recommend
talking to Rick Tomaska of R&I Coins.  He has written a fine book on the
subject and would be willing to help you in any way he can.  He also
helped NGC and PCGS with their cameo ratings.

Mr. Rick Tomaska
R&I Coins
PO Box 230009
Encinitas, CA 92023-0009
Tel: 800-753-2646  Fax: 619-792-8758

If you talk to him, tell him that I said hi.  I hope he remembers me, we
have only talked a few times.

Best regards

Robert Julian Jr.
Lincoln Cent Collector

 
 
 

Cameo certification

Post by Bob » Tue, 12 Nov 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

> 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
> grading practices.

> 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
> designation?

> Jim Paul


Proof Coinage of the 1950 to 1970 era."

it was $35. they are closing them out because a new edition is forthcoming.
 
 
 

Cameo certification

Post by Lou Cole » Tue, 12 Nov 1996 04:00:00


PS I belive Rick is now doing Signature PCI encapsulations.

Quote:


> > 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
> > grading practices.

> If you REALLY want to talk to someone about Cameo proofs, I recommend
> talking to Rick Tomaska of R&I Coins.  He has written a fine book on the
> subject and would be willing to help you in any way he can.  He also
> helped NGC and PCGS with their cameo ratings.

> Mr. Rick Tomaska
> R&I Coins
> PO Box 230009
> Encinitas, CA 92023-0009
> Tel: 800-753-2646  Fax: 619-792-8758

> If you talk to him, tell him that I said hi.  I hope he remembers me, we
> have only talked a few times.

> Best regards

> Robert Julian Jr.
> Lincoln Cent Collector