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  1. kanga replied to the thread Can't Remember If I Showed This - 1793 Chain America.

    Oooooo, well done. I've got Photoshop Elements but my skills with brightness, contrast, etc. are severely lacking.

    May 20, 2019 at 8:21 AM
  2. kanga replied to the thread Can't Remember If I Showed This - 1793 Chain America.

    I had the coin oriented wrong when I took the image. The lighting came from the southeast rather than the northwest. Because of that the...

    May 19, 2019 at 11:24 AM
  3. kanga replied to the thread Can't Remember If I Showed This - 1793 Chain America.

    Hmmmm, improving my images is going to be tougher than I thought. First two trials resulted in worse (darker) rather than better images.

    May 19, 2019 at 10:42 AM
  4. kanga posted a new thread.

    Can't Remember If I Showed This - 1793 Chain America

    Don't remember whether I showed this. [IMG] [IMG] [IMG] After looking at my images I find I have to redo them. Because the grade...

    Forum: US Coins Forum

    May 19, 2019 at 10:16 AM
  5. kanga replied to the thread What do you think of this Seated Half Dime?.

    I find clashing interesting, particularly if very obvious. Your clashing is there but nothing eye catching. And I believe yours has...

    May 18, 2019 at 5:35 PM
  6. kanga replied to the thread New Coin for My Birth Year Set - India-Kutch.

    Ah ha!!! But I bet you're older than I. My birthday is in late December. I needed someone to make me feel younger ;)

    May 18, 2019 at 8:53 AM
  7. kanga replied to the thread AFTER Taking Pictures of My Coins.

    Excellent information. I knew regular staples often rust over time. I never knew that there were stainless steel ones. Thanks VERY much for...

    May 17, 2019 at 9:10 PM
  8. kanga replied to the thread Is this 1877 CC Trade real or fake? Poll inside.

    Definite damage (scratches) near Star 12. But the REALLY weird feature is the scratch all the way around the obverse just inside the...

    May 17, 2019 at 2:11 PM
  9. kanga replied to the thread AFTER Taking Pictures of My Coins.

    Just make sure your paper envelopes are sulfur-free. I got a surprise 20+ years ago when I looked at a 1000 yen 1964 Japanese Olympics...

    May 17, 2019 at 10:31 AM
  10. kanga posted a new thread.

    New Coin for My Birth Year Set - India-Kutch

    This coin is WAY out of my knowledge base, but appears to be legit. India-Kutch 1941 5 Kori 2016 Krause lists it as XF/$32, MS-60/$35 I...

    Forum: Coin Chat

    May 17, 2019 at 9:21 AM
  11. kanga replied to the thread AFTER Taking Pictures of My Coins.

    My thinking also.

    May 17, 2019 at 8:24 AM
  12. kanga replied to the thread AFTER Taking Pictures of My Coins.

    No, it's a 1941 Malaya 10 cent piece as labeled. And it is silver.

    May 16, 2019 at 10:47 PM
  13. kanga replied to the thread AFTER Taking Pictures of My Coins.

    I've seen 2x2's sealed with that type of stapler. I wasn't impressed. The staple was flattened but still protruded a bit. I'm using heavy...

    May 16, 2019 at 10:46 PM
  14. kanga replied to the thread AFTER Taking Pictures of My Coins.

    SAMPLE #1 Obverse [IMG] Reverse [IMG] 2x2 [IMG] Ignore that I botched the spelling of the country name. I got the Name, Face Value,...

    May 16, 2019 at 5:11 PM
  15. kanga replied to the thread Thoughts on cabinet friction from a professional grader..

    I resemble that remark :D I'm 77 and have been collecting since 1955. I found when I went to the ANA Summer Seminars (Grading 1 and Grading...

    May 16, 2019 at 4:03 PM