1946 S-over-D: The Helen Keller Perspective

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  1. Jim Leff

    Jim Leff Member

    I promised myself I wouldn't get any more sucked in to my dad's coin collection, but I noticed he'd sorted a bunch of 1946S pennies, and I made the mistake of looking them up and learning out about the S-over-D overpunch, and my eyesight's horrible, so I had the bright idea of shooting them with my iPhone on a tripod plus a flashlight, but I still can't freaking tell, and am not super desperate for the thirty bucks or whatever even if I got lucky, but I've gone this far so I may as well see it through.

    Photos #1 and #2 are the one that I think's the best candidate, but what do I know? The same coin is top/left in photo #3.

    Any opinions?


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  3. Jim Leff

    Jim Leff Member

    Re: the disgustingness of photo #1, no, I didn't store these in a bale of hay. Everything's disgusting at this magnification!
  4. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

  5. Jim Leff

    Jim Leff Member

    Thank god! That means it's not just me!

    So how do people shoot? With fancy cameras?

    Hmm, I found this
  6. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    I just use my iphone. Sometimes I use a loupe as well.
    1979P Obv Lam.jpg 1960D RPM1a.jpg
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  7. cbtengr

    cbtengr New Member

    You can get an iPhone magnifier on Amazon it's called a carson 20X led microscope. costs about 18.00. Oh! forgot those cents look they were buried.
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  8. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    Ditto! ~ Chris
  9. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    I used to use a Pac-Sci stereomicroscope with optical zoom and built-in halogen lighting with dimmer, but I ended up selling it for lack of space in my latest residence. Here are some examples of close-ups I took with it.
    1936D 5c RPM-005.jpg
    1983 Lincoln 1c Filled 8.jpg
    1935 Crackhead Buffalo.jpg

    If I ever decided to buy another stereomicroscope, I would make sure it had the same capabilities plus a dedicated eyepiece (trinocular) for the camera. ~ Chris
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  10. Hookman

    Hookman Well-Known Member

    That's a cool! lamination error?
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  11. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    One don't need no fancy camera to shoot photog. All one needs is a steady hand (tripod) and macro capability.........
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  12. Jim Leff

    Jim Leff Member

    Ok, I ordered the magnifier thingee, and will post updated photos
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  13. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    I call it "Crackhead"! ~ Chris :woot:
  14. Hookman

    Hookman Well-Known Member

    Yeah, you would, wouldn't you , 9-Ball lolol
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