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WLH Cameo

I am somewhat obsessed about owning a cameo WLH. I have myself convinced that this might be a cameo. To the point that I am ready to crack it out. It looks like the holder is having an effect on the coin anyway.
Is it possible that this is a cameo?


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    WalkerfanWalkerfan Posts: 9,064 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @DelawareDoons said:
    The sun is what stops 99.9% of walkers being CAM. This isn't an exception, unfortunately. Just sell it in the rattler, worth more that way.

    Beat me to it.

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    olympicsosolympicsos Posts: 720 ✭✭✭✭
    edited March 1, 2023 7:29AM

    It may not be cameo, but it’s the closet to cameo you’ll get. It’s very hard to get cameo on 1936-1942 proofs as a whole.

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That is a nice WLH (and a very good year ;) ).... But not a CAM... Cheers, RickO

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    MFeldMFeld Posts: 12,381 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 1, 2023 10:19AM

    @olympicsos said:
    It may not be cameo, but it’s the closet to cameo you’ll get. It’s very hard to get cameo on 1936-1942 proofs as a whole.

    I disagree that it's the closest to cameo you'll get. Over the years, I've seen a fair number of non-Cameo examples with more contrast than shows on that coin. I'm not, by any means, saying they're easy to locate. But there are quite a few that look to have missed the designation by less than this one.

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    ChrisH821ChrisH821 Posts: 6,392 ✭✭✭✭✭

    From those pictures it does not look even close to cameo. Still a nice half though.
    Here's one that looks close. Wish I had seen it when it was for sale.

    Collector, occasional seller

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    Cougar1978Cougar1978 Posts: 7,768 ✭✭✭✭✭


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    braddickbraddick Posts: 23,381 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Not a cameo, yet nice contrast for what it is.
    I'd keep it just as it is and enjoy it for exactly that.


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    Shane6596Shane6596 Posts: 759 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Im ignorant on cameo. Can someone explain what im suppose to be seeing exactly?

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    ChrisH821ChrisH821 Posts: 6,392 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Shane6596 said:
    Im ignorant on cameo. Can someone explain what im suppose to be seeing exactly?

    Contrast between the fields and devices, or in other words frosty looking devices on mirrored fields as seen commonly on modern proof coins.

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    lilolmelilolme Posts: 2,517 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Shane6596 said:
    Im ignorant on cameo. Can someone explain what im suppose to be seeing exactly?

    This will get you started. Also watch the video link (same link for the two descriptions).



    https://youtube.com/watch?v=2YNufnS_kf4 - Mama I'm coming home ...................................................................................................................................................................... RLJ 1958 - 2023

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    JimnightJimnight Posts: 10,846 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Not a cameo!

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    logger7logger7 Posts: 8,231 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 1, 2023 2:18PM

    @TomB said:
    You seem to get rather obsessed about a few things in numismatics. As for the WLH, if the photos are accurate at all then it isn't cameo. Either keep it as-is or sell it and move on. Cracking that coin out will do you no long-term good.

    Well, it is an engrossing hobby that tends to obsess people, so I wouldn't blame him.

    What percentage of proof Walkers are cameos, 1%?

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    P0CKETCHANGEP0CKETCHANGE Posts: 2,320 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 1, 2023 2:23PM

    @logger7 said:
    What percentage of proof Walkers are cameos, 1%?

    0.03%, according to the PCGS Pop report. Just 8 CAMs out of 26,912.

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    FlyingAlFlyingAl Posts: 3,022 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 1, 2023 4:03PM

    This is the closest I've ever gotten to CAM on a Walker:

    Edit: here is the TrueView for the above coin:

    True CAMs are nearly impossible to find, and near CAMs are not easy to find at all. The OP coin has roughly average to slightly above average contrast for a 1942 (meaning that if I picked a 1942 proof half in a slab randomly there's a good chance it would look somewhat similar).

    Coin Photographer.

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    @FlyingAl that is what my coin looks like. I though you were posting mine at first.
    I was going to sell the one I posted it but I decided to keep it. I like the "somewhat" cameo look. I am glad you guys have helped convince me its not a cameo. It will just have to do for now. I know where on resides but the pricetag is more than I want to spend on a coin right now. I'm to new. I don't want to be writing big checks. As MF put it simply "patients". God darn it "patients". The last part was my own words not MF's.

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    cameonut2011cameonut2011 Posts: 10,080 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Not close IMHO.

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