Well what do you think?
Is it cameo?
Proof-68 or 69 maybe.8 years ago
Sure looks cameo to me, if not DC/UC. The fields are a little "speckled", though. Maybe the photo lighting makes it worse.
I'm a collector, not PCGS, so don't trust my opinion.8 years ago
The only way to become a PCGS-quality grader is the same answer to the query, "Do you know how I can get to Carnegie Hall?"
Practice, practice, practice.
Oh, that and attend the Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs some year soon.8 years ago
Maybe PF68 CAM. (I'm not a professional.)
I would send that coin to the NGC or PCGS to find out for sure8 years ago
I agree with PF-67 Cameo. I think it's possible, but unlikely, that it will be graded as a 68.
Here's the part that makes finding these cameos fun - it is a learned "art" to "see though" the frosted pliofim holders on late-50's and early-60's proof sets and see the cameo devices. The pliofilm hides the mirrored fields so well that the contrast between the coin's devices and its fields is well masked. I can't tell you how many cameos I've found in sets that other people had already looked at and missed. Great fun. Yes, the MONSTER deep cameos are fairly easy to spot, but the more subtle ones require practice. If you are at an auction early to examine lots and you get done with your regular research, take a few minutes to scan the early-60's proof sets.
I can't imagine the look on the face of the first guy that took that '64 Kennedy out of the pliofilm.