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1967 SMS (Special Mint Set) Kennedy Half - Cameo or Deep Cameo?  
 

 
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 Posted 01/12/2018  10:38 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add kevcoins to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello CC!

Attached are pics (all of the same coin, just different lighting/angles) of my 1967 SMS Kennedy half dollar that appears to be a cameo or deep/ultra cameo (in my opinion). The devices (especially Kennedy's profile) are frosty/white and the fields are dark/mirror-like (with exception to some haze and slight discoloration spot at 4 o'clock on the reverse/back of the coin).

I also tested the reflectivity of the coin by shining a flashlight on it in a pitch dark room. The devices clearly reflected onto the wall. Great little trick for gauging proof-like coins.

Please keep in mind that the coin is still in the original plastic case so any scratches you may see are on the plastic case, not the coin. I used a magnifier (Triplet 10X) and the fields and devices are very clean. There is a bit of haze on the fields but you can also find this haze on coins that were graded MS68/MS69 buy PCGS and NGC. My ultimate questions is if this is a CAMEO or DEEP/ULTRA CAMEO.

So, do you think this is a CAMEO or DEEP/ULTRA CAMEO? What grade would you give this coin? I would greatly appreciate any opinions/feedback.

Thanks!



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 Posted 01/12/2018  10:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Mark1959 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
May be a 65 cameo - fields are not good, It's a 40% so not a good example if you want 68!
My biggest fear is that when I die my wife will sell all my coins for what I told her I paid for them.

Working on a Dansco 8167 Kennedy half album while waiting for the 8166's to become back in stock.
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 Posted 01/12/2018  11:07 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kevcoins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I appreciate your feedback! Thanks!
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 Posted 01/13/2018  05:04 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
to CCF. Not a deep cameo,just cameo.
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 Posted 01/13/2018  07:26 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dorado to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
To the Forum ...Nice coin

I have this one (sms) :

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 Posted 01/13/2018  09:06 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Just a regular cameo .
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to the CCF!
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Thanks everyone! Nice coin Dorado!
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 Posted 01/13/2018  12:55 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SilverDollar2017 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Definitely not a DCAM, just CAM.

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and

I can certainly understand why you would ask as that certainly is a good keeper.
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Dorado,
Your coin looks to be a brilliant proof,yes?
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 Posted 01/13/2018  6:58 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Mark1959 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
Your coin looks to be a brilliant proof,yes?


That, or somebody has refined their polishing skills!
My biggest fear is that when I die my wife will sell all my coins for what I told her I paid for them.

Working on a Dansco 8167 Kennedy half album while waiting for the 8166's to become back in stock.
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 Posted 01/15/2018  09:47 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kevcoins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for all the help everyone!
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