Selected term: Deep Cameo (DC or DCAM)
Explanation: High grade proof
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The term applied to coins, usually Proofs and prooflike coins, that have deeply frosted devices and lettering that contrast with the fields - often called ┬"black and white┬" cameos.
Deep Cameo: a coin that shows heavy contrast between the frosted devices and the mirrored fields.
(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.
Coins that have deeply frosted devices and lettering that contrast with the fields.
deep mirror prooflike ...
-Coins with deeply frosted devices/lettering that creates a high level of contrast with other coin features.
deep mirror prooflike-Having highly reflective fields, similar to a coin struck as a proof.
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.
- high grade proof.
Double Die - A coin that was struck twice with the same die, with one strike slightly off from the other.
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).
- cameo - see CDN
- chop marks - marks or characters stamped into previously made coins. Often found on silver trade dollars and other precious metal coins.
deep cameo Term applied to proof coins that have deeply frosted devices that contrast with the mirrored fields. deep mirror prooflike A business strike coin that has mirror-like fields.
DC (also DCAM) . High grade proof. DCAM . High grade proof. DDO Doubled Die Obverse. Type of die variety. DDR Doubled Die Reverse. Type of die variety.
DCShort for Deep Cameo. DCAMShort for Deep Cameo. DDOAn acronym for Doubled Die Obverse. See Also -- double(d) die dealerSomeone whose occupation is buying, selling, and trading numismatic material.
DCAM Short for . dealer Someone whose occupation is buying, selling, and trading numismatic material.
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.
Highly lustrous with contrast between the frosty orange-gold motifs and deep mirror fields. A classic rarity, a variety that is missing from virtually every major collection of California small denomination gold.
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?
* 1996 Prestige Proof Set, $535.00
* 1997 Prestige Proof Set 6 Proofs, $173.38
* 1990 Eisenhower Prestige Proof Set, $22.96
* 1996 US Mint Olympic Prestige Proof Set (one of only 55,000), $480.00 ...
The depth of mirrors on proof coinage has led to terms of distinction such as Cameo, Deep Cameo, Ultra Cameo and so forth.
Those with deeper pockets who love a challenge seek to assemble date-and-mint sets in MS-65 and above or collections of high-grade proof Franklins with contrast.
For example, with the state quarters, do I buy the rolls from the Mint, or bank or really spend a lot of money and buy the certified coins from dealers? And then there are the deep cameo, which are even more expensive.
See also: Cameo, Proof, Coin, Eagle, Dollar