Selected term: Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM)
Explanation: High grade proof
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DCAM - Abbreviation used for Deep Cameo.
Dealer - A person or company that regularly buys and sells numismatic collectibles.
Debase - To become less valuable.
DCAM Short for Deep Cameo.
dealer Someone who┬'s occupation is buying, selling, and trading numismatic material.
DCAM: "Deep Cameo" refers to a proof coin that has deeply frosted devices and lettering that contrast with the shiny fields
denomination: the monetary value assigned by the issuing government to a coin. Example: Dime, Quarter, Dollar.
Short for Deep Cameo.
An acronym for Doubled Die Obverse.
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DCAM (deep cameo)
An expression to describe a proof coin having heavily frosted design elements and lettering that contrast with the fields. See also Cameo (CAM).
Deep Cameo (DCAM) - Coins with exceptional contrast between the mirrored fields and the raised features of the design, most often in proof strikes. An even stronger contrast than normal Cameo. Worth a substantial premium.
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D mint mark - mintmark used to designate that the coin was struck at the US mint in "Denver Colorado". Between 1838 and the civil war the "D" mint mark was used by the US mint in Dahlonega Georgia. DCAM - see "Deep Cameo".
DC (also DCAM) Deep Cameo. High grade proof. DCAM Deep Cameo. High grade proof. DDO Doubled Die Obverse. Type of die variety. DDR Doubled Die Reverse. Type of die variety.
DC (DCAM) Deep Cameo. High grade proof. DDO Doubled Die Obverse. Type of die variety. DDR Doubled Die Reverse. Type of die variety. DMPL Deep Mirror Proof Like. Business strike, with deep mirrored planchet.
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It is always nice to have a PR69 or a PR70 DCAM (Deep Cameo) coin in your collection, but at what cost? Are modern proof coins in these grades a good buy?
"Moving on to gold rarities, we sold an 1876 Three-Dollar gold piece in PCGS Proof-65 DCAM for $78,200, an exceptionally well produced and preserved 1909-O Indian Half Eagle graded MS-64 by PCGS for $175,375, ...
- would be an MS-69 Washington Quarter or a DCAM Proof 68 Franklin Half.
Phillip Morris - would be a 1798 Bust Dollar or a VF 1895 O Barber dime.
Microsoft - would be a 1916-D Mercury Dime or a 1909 S-VDB Lincoln Cent.
coins, usually Proofs and prooflike coins, that have deeply frosted devices and lettering that contrast with the fields - often called 'black and white' cameos. Specifically applied to those 1950 and later Proofs that meet deep cameo standards (DCAM).
On some older coins a cameo appearance is quite rare. The attribute "CAM", when added to a coin's description, means cameo appearance. "DCAM" means deep cameo, and indicates the cameo appearance is strong and easy to observe.
See also: Proof, Coin, Dollar, Numismatic, Cameo