Coin World magazine and came across a photo of one of my coins used to illustrate an article titled “Fanciful Roman ancestors on coins: For classic Roman coins, defining pedigree is ‘relatively’ important aspect” by David Vagi. Here's a screen image from the article showing the coin: The color looks nothing like the actual coin, it's much darker than that. It's from a CNG auction, so I'm pretty sure he's using their photo. Here's my own photo of the coin: Septimius Severus. AR denarius, Rome, 209 CE; 20mm, 3.10g, 12h. BMCRE G5–9, Hill 1041, RIC 230, RSC 531. Obv: SEVERVS – PIVS AVG; head laureate right. Rx: P M TR P XVII COS III P P; Salus seated left, feeding from patera serpent held in her lap. I'm pretty sure there have been threads about "plate coins," which to me mean coins used to illustrate catalogs and reference volumes such as RIC and BM. How many of your coins end up illustrating articles? This is the third so far. If I can dig up the other two articles I'll post them here. Please share any of your coins that have been used to illustrate magazine or journal articles or books or have been used as plate coins for numismatic catalogs or references.