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PCGS to Recognize CAM and DCAM for Canadian PL and Specimen Strikes

Prooflike Canada Coins - PCGS Press Release

PCGS’ Announcement might shake up Modern Canadian coin market

Effective September 1, 2017, the Professional Coin Grading Service will begin recognizing Cameo and Deep Cameo contrast on MS-60 and higher Canadian Specimen and Prooflike issues.

According to Mike Sargent, Director of World Coin Grading for PCGS, this move is being made in response to numerous inquiries and requests from the Canadian numismatic community. While cameo frosting has long been noted on full Proof issues, this designation is now being extended to both Specimen and PL strikes as well.

The “Cameo” designation will be added to coins that display “light to moderate frosting” on the main devices on both obverse and reverse. The “Deep Cameo” designation will be reserved for those coins showing “heavy frosting” on the devices on both the obverse and reverse. Coins that display frosting on only one side will not receive any designation.

Collectors and dealers may begin submitting these coins to PCGS immediately.

For further information, please contact Customer Service.

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Certifying coins since 1986, Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) is a division of Collectors Universe, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLCT), a leader in third-party authentication and grading services for high-value collectibles including rare coins, trading cards, tickets, autographs, memorabilia, and stamps.

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