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If You Own Cameo 1936-1942 Proofs, Please Read

FlyingAlFlyingAl Posts: 2,852 ✭✭✭✭✭

I'm working on a research project, and it involves 1936-1942 Cameo Proofs specifically. Specifically, I'm looking to expand the images of these coins in a die catalog. My work on this has been in progress for some time, but I'm trying to get images of as many of these as possible.

Here's what I'm asking for - I need owners of these coins to send them to me for imaging. I will be prepared to offer my photographic services for free, and a little bonus for their efforts. I am prepared to offer images of the Cameo Proof and five other coins in addition to that coin for free. The images will be obverse and reverse and whatever other shots I take and edit. My standard image rules will apply, and I will of course need to use the images for my research. PCGS/NGC graded CAMs are preferred. If you have a near-CAM coin, feel free to reach out too.

The only caveat is this - the owner of the coin will pay shipping due to how costs vary based on the desires of each member. I will, however, offer a stipend in the form of images of three extra coins ($30 in trade). If this is not enough, please reach out and we can see what we can work out. My goal is to make this as beneficial to those who are willing to help as possible, but I realistically don't have the ability to shell out hundreds of dollars in shipping fees, so I need to use my services as a sort of trade.

Feel free to PM if you any questions. Lurkers can reach out to flyingalphoto@gmail.com if they'd like to inquire.

Thanks!

Young Numismatist, Coin Photographer.

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    ShaunBC5ShaunBC5 Posts: 1,632 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wish I had one so you could photo my coins. Mine aren’t close to cameo.
    Cool project. Good luck!

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    erwindocerwindoc Posts: 4,927 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have some earlier ones but they may not be graded. Ill have to do some digging this weekend to see what I have.

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    winestevenwinesteven Posts: 4,061 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @FlyingAl , I don’t think you’ve photographed my 1942 Lincoln PR66CAM, unless by chance the photos in your OP are those of my coin. Cert # 35415424.

    Please advise.

    Steve

    A day without fine wine and working on your coin collection is like a day without sunshine!!!

    My collecting “Pride & Joy” is my PCGS Registry Dansco 7070 Set:
    https://www.pcgs.com/setregistry/type-sets/design-type-sets/complete-dansco-7070-modified-type-set-1796-date/publishedset/213996
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    FlyingAlFlyingAl Posts: 2,852 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Steve,

    Please see your PMs.

    Young Numismatist, Coin Photographer.

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    I can send you photos of a couple of Lincolns, but I would not send the coins.

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    FlyingAlFlyingAl Posts: 2,852 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Murphey said:
    I can send you photos of a couple of Lincolns, but I would not send the coins.

    That may be helpful. I’d appreciate that.

    Young Numismatist, Coin Photographer.

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    winestevenwinesteven Posts: 4,061 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 16, 2024 2:04PM

    @winesteven said:
    @FlyingAl , I don’t think you’ve photographed my 1942 Lincoln PR66CAM, unless by chance the photos in your OP are those of my coin. Cert # 35415424.

    Please advise.

    Steve

    As discussed in the PM, I'll be shipping you my 1942 Lincoln PR66RDCAM, along with a bunch of other coins for your great photos (not to be confused with GC's "Great Photo")'s, lol.

    Steve

    A day without fine wine and working on your coin collection is like a day without sunshine!!!

    My collecting “Pride & Joy” is my PCGS Registry Dansco 7070 Set:
    https://www.pcgs.com/setregistry/type-sets/design-type-sets/complete-dansco-7070-modified-type-set-1796-date/publishedset/213996
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    emeraldATVemeraldATV Posts: 4,048 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @FlyingAl ,
    Please PM me. I have a few dates needed.
    Far from pristine, but they may help in your research.
    Interested.
    No rush, I hope.

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    FlyingAlFlyingAl Posts: 2,852 ✭✭✭✭✭

    TTT. Hoping to get a little more interest here.

    Young Numismatist, Coin Photographer.

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    ChrisH821ChrisH821 Posts: 6,328 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I've got a few. I'll shoot you a PM.

    Collector, occasional seller

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    VanHalenVanHalen Posts: 3,807 ✭✭✭✭✭

    For reference, there's a 1938 Lincoln in NGC PF65 RD Cameo on eBay right now.

    ebay.com/itm/196230243806

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    BillJonesBillJones Posts: 33,484 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @FlyingAl said:
    TTT. Hoping to get a little more interest here.

    I have all of the Proof sets from 1936 to 1942. All of the coins are graded, but none of them have the cameo designation. I have a 1939 dime that might have gotten it, but it didn’t. So I can’t help you.

    Cameos are rare from this era. The mint’s objective was to make coins as bright as possible after the complaints about the 1936 satin finish cents and nickels. Frequently that resulted in a loss of design detail, such as missing designer’s initials.

    Retired dealer and avid collector of U.S. type coins, 19th century presidential campaign medalets and selected medals. In recent years I have been working on a set of British coins - at least one coin from each king or queen who issued pieces that are collectible. I am also collecting at least one coin for each Roman emperor from Julius Caesar to ... ?
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    FlyingAlFlyingAl Posts: 2,852 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @levinerarecoin said:
    I am lucky to own this 1939 PR64CAM CAC.

    I will be at the ANA in Colorado Springs let me know if I should bring it.

    I’ll be at the show, but likely won’t have my camera setup. I’d still like to see the coin if you don’t mind though.

    Young Numismatist, Coin Photographer.

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    BillJonesBillJones Posts: 33,484 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 21, 2024 2:03PM

    Yea, I have seen several 1939 dimes with Cameo finish or Cameo pretentions. This one didn't make the cut. I bought it before I decided to put the 1936-42 Proof set group together because of the cameo like look.

    Retired dealer and avid collector of U.S. type coins, 19th century presidential campaign medalets and selected medals. In recent years I have been working on a set of British coins - at least one coin from each king or queen who issued pieces that are collectible. I am also collecting at least one coin for each Roman emperor from Julius Caesar to ... ?
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    SanctionIISanctionII Posts: 11,716 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Flying Al.

    I can not help you with 1936-1942 Cameos.

    If in the future you turn your attention to 1950-1970 Cameo Proof and SMS Coinage (i.e. doing a similar study) I can help you out as I have collected and own a number of those coins. :)

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    FlyingAlFlyingAl Posts: 2,852 ✭✭✭✭✭

    1939 dimes represent a large amount of graded cameos, the most of any non-cent.

    I own a near-CAM, which would probably get the designation if resubmitted several times. It is from one of two CAM die pairs of the year, with @BillJones's example above being from the other die pair.

    Video: https://www.mycollect.com/posts/80492
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    @SanctionII - the high populations of CAM 50-70 Proofs make doing a die study impractical, and there is not nearly as much attention on those coins as the ones of current discussion, due to the relative rarities.

    Young Numismatist, Coin Photographer.

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    FlyingAlFlyingAl Posts: 2,852 ✭✭✭✭✭




    Young Numismatist, Coin Photographer.

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