Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by DJP7x0s, Dec 24, 2015.
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I believe so. The entire reverse shows doubling.
I keep forgetting that designation!
Yep. There's an 1857 FE with it in another active thread here, too. Longacre Doubling should surround the whole letter; this has the classic MD appearance and despite Longacre that's almost certainly what it is.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so here's my "1000 word" explanation of Longacre doubling.....
You, Sir, are correct. Here's an example of Longacre Doubling from one of my coins.
yours is prettier
Thanks, mines from an 1884 Proof.
Mine's from a G/VG 1903 with scratches and gunk on the obverse. Close enough!
beautiful coin, can we get a full coin image??
Thanks, I was not familiar with longacre doubling. But that sure does help me with my 1863 Indian head that shows that type of doubling. I had not been able to attribute the doubling on the 1863, but now know what to look at. That coin is mint state too.
Thank You. It is a beautiful coin. I'll try for better pictures later. I was having a hard time capturing both color and detail in one picture
One light source. A compact fluorescent.
That is what I thought, it would explain the light in the center of the coin instead of lighting up all of the coin.
I am not a photographer, but I did stay in a Holiday Inn last night... Okay, I did buy a coin photography DVD produced by a man who is very good at coin photography John B. and he gave a recommendation for two lights making a kind of Y with the coin being the leg of the Y and the lights being the tops. He also said to make sure to always be parallel to the coin with the camera. I try to take photos in the evening and turn of all other lights to avoid light pollution. When I'm really taking my time, I take the two lights and the coin and move the lights and snap another photo until I get the best view of the coin as I would see it in hand as possible. It usually takes about 5-10 minutes once I get my setup down, but it really helped with my coins. I don't always take nice photos, but I have had some real luck.
That's an excellent start on it, but there are easy refinements to those techniques which would probably greatly reduce your workload.
I wish this place had a Photography forum.
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