Discussion in 'Coin Roll Hunting' started by AZSteve, Sep 26, 2020.
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Nice pictures. What is your method?
Ditto. But to each his own. It's all still just pocket change to me, but if folks like looking for microscopic errors and/or varieties, more power to 'em. I just don't have the eyesight for it, let alone any interest.
But I suppose there's not a lot of downside risk or need for a big investment if you're cherrypicking stuff from circulation. It's all good.
Yes, nice pictures.
For the pictures I use a Plugable Digital Microscope (cited elsewhere on this site) on a homemade stand. For most shots I use a poor man's adaptation of Dennis Richard's setup to give even, soft lighting from directly above, shooting through a piece of glass which is at a 45 degree angle between the camera and object. But no room for that on the extreme closeups - there was only about a sixteenth of an inch between the Plugable's shroud and the coin. And the only software I use is the barebones photo editing built into Windows. Total investment less than $50.
@paddyman98 stated, a minor break and to me, NAV. Like many here, I really don't pay attention to errors or varieties that require a lot of magnification.
they sell from $0.50-$2.00. not much more than that. it's really common, the dies chipped there a lot. I sent back dozens to the bank searching Ws last year, also the "snow on roof" homestead,
These die chips don't interest me much.
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