2019-P MemPark - Just going to leave this here...

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by TyCobb, Sep 17, 2019.

  1. TyCobb

    TyCobb A product of PMD

    Hope the head on shots are better than before; still trying to figure out how too shoot uncirculated quarters.

    Finished a bag of Philly Memorial Parks last night. Boy I thought that was the biggest waste of time. Every coin was a horrible worn die with fat and/or weak letters on the obverse and 50% chance there was some sort of stain. This was the only thing I found, but it seemed worth it because I got a good chuckle.

    This is just awful positioning and I think the die should be fired its job as it obviously got bored and tired. Not sure what it struck, but it is incused.

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  3. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    What kind of lighting are you using? For a coin that is supposedly uncirculated, this one appears to have no luster at all.

  4. TyCobb

    TyCobb A product of PMD

    I am trying all sorts of things and the luster is actually my problem in why I am struggling to get a good picture. Here's the current setup I tried to take the first two pictures. Trying all I can to not let light completely wash out the coin, but also trying to find a way to not show every micro scratch like these pictures were https://www.cointalk.com/threads/2019-s-business-strike-lowell-quarter-machine-double.346845/


    EDIT: Any tips would be greatly appreciated.
  5. TyCobb

    TyCobb A product of PMD

    @cpm9ball Still trying stuff, but here's a photo with the lights above facing downward and no paper ring and no plastic bags on the lights. This is what I am trying to cleanup.

  6. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    Your last photo is definitely an improvement. To compare your photo with another, try taking the photos with a pair of lights at 10:00 & 2:00 at an angle of 45 degrees. That way the reflection will bounce away from the camera lens. Then decide which you like the best.

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  7. MeowtheKitty

    MeowtheKitty Well-Known Member

    Wow! Meow just has the Catlaptop with usb camera. Extra LED light in paw for highlighting or shading.
  8. TyCobb

    TyCobb A product of PMD

    Thanks?... lol :p

    Think I got the best I am going to get. Raised the coin up. Powered up the lights I was using before and positioned them mostly like suggested.

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    Thanks for the suggestion @cpm9ball
  9. LakeEffect

    LakeEffect Average Circulated

    I'm going with "struck through sugar crystals".
    Or maybe salt. I guess it could be sand, too. :angelic::happy::hilarious:
  10. MatrixMP-9

    MatrixMP-9 Supporter! Supporter

    Dang dude! with all that "set up" you could go and buy a roll of DDOs lol! With gear like that your ready for anything! I actually think the photography is half the fun. When we track new "bugs" in the lab and need good pics of viral flow cytometry to get load counts, can I send you a colony of virus lol!
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  11. TyCobb

    TyCobb A product of PMD

    Hehe yea. The photography is pretty fun thankfully. Slowly been piecemealing it over the last year. Since I am losing room in few months, the tripod needed to be traded for a copy stand.
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