Oooooo, well done.
I've got Photoshop Elements but my skills with brightness, contrast, etc. are severely lacking.
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 relief...
Hmmmm, improving my images is going to be tougher than I thought.
First two trials resulted in worse (darker) rather than better images.
Don't remember whether I showed this.
After looking at my images I find I have to redo them.
Because the grade (hence the...
I find clashing interesting, particularly if very obvious.
Your clashing is there but nothing eye catching.
And I believe yours has original surfaces.
But I bet you're older than I.
My birthday is in late December.
I needed someone to make me feel younger ;)
I knew regular staples often rust over time.
I never knew that there were stainless steel ones.
Thanks VERY much for the info.
Definite damage (scratches) near Star 12.
But the REALLY weird feature is the scratch all the way around the obverse just inside the dentils.
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 coin.
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 paid (with...
My thinking also.
No, it's a 1941 Malaya 10 cent piece as labeled.
And it is silver.
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 duty...
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