Well the verdict is in as it has arrived. First impressions are this is one nice coin. I have compared it with my other 64's and this one is definitely in the top 2 in Cameo if not the best. I can not take photo's worth a crap that show it but I will post what I have. The obverse is for sure DCAM with the reverse being 90% chance of being DCAM. The reason I know this is with a quick glance to my NGC
DCAM Kennedy's, this one makes the muster so to speak. This would be both obverse and reverse. Now, that being said, I have a PR69 1969 DCAM that is better, but I have PR68 1968 & 1970's DCAM's that are not as good as this 1964. So I will try and show just what it is that I have. Grade wise, I am for sure it is at the very least PR66. It has hairlines but they can only be seen at higher magnification etc. The PCI slab is scratched to heck which is a good thing. That had me worried for sure but with the loop, most of what you saw on the Bay pictures were the slab and not the coin. So that gives me confidence in that I have a very good shot at PR67 and a slight shot at PR68. Then again it is PCI but comparing it offhand to my other NGC
slabbed Kennedy's, I feel good about my purchase.
This doesn't show it well, but it is the best I can do with what skills I have with a camera.
These pictures suck I know so I tried to do something else to show what I mean. Using my camera and pics one can compare to a known DCAM. Same shot, same angle....
So on to the grade, well with hair lines on this at high magnification etc, I still think it is pretty darn nice. Close up, you can tell most of the 'marks' are on the slab and not the coin.
But the hairlines are there...
And sadly so is a single milk spot. I am not sure how one will affect the grade but it is not an eyesore for sure. At least compared to others I have seen.
And another little bonus is it that it is also an 'Accented Hair's Little Brother' (Type 2 Obverse and Type 1 Reverse. That was a nice little bonus.
So I am pleased with what I got. I paid $132 for it and it was a gamble but I think I did ok. I think I have a PR67 DCAM Kennedy. If so I did well, if it goes PR66 then I still did ok. The fact that it is an Accented Hair's Little Brother might also add some respectability for it.
It is the 2nd PCI coin I have and on both of these I think they did a fair job. The other was an MS62 1964 half and I actually thought that was an MS63.