Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by The lost coin, Oct 19, 2021.
It may look brown-ish, but it's just the lighting. (Sorry for the bad pics)
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Also welcome to Coin Talk. You will find most folks welcoming and helpful. You can do your part by narrowing down the scope of your question so that those that want to help don't have to write a novel. Also, it helps with photos to take it straight on, not at an angle. Otherwise there is nothing wrong with your photo.
If you are using your smartphone to take pictures, place your phone on a stack of sturdy books to hold it steady and at 90 degrees to the coin and put the phone control on a delayed shutter so it doesn't move by the action of your hand.
If you are utterly new to US coin collecting, then immediately go to Amazon or the like and buy a version of the Red Book. Various versions of the Red Book can be had from as little as $13 (spiral bound small version) to $50 or less (Mega Red Book, 7th edition, the latest). It will answer many of your questions about the coins from colonial times to today.
Gorgeous! I found a '39 just like that, except mine was a D. Keep em coming!
Your picture isn't bad. That's nice even angled.
Mercury (and his Greek counterpart Hermes) was depicted wearing winged hats in addition to the winged shoes. On this dime, though, it's Lady Liberty wearing a winged hat (Winged Liberty) that is not the same kind of hat that the gods wore.
Here you go. I didn’t want to hijack your thread. Like I said its a nice lower grade set that I assembled fairly cheaply. I just have to buy the 1916-D, in low grade to plug that hole. Holes drive me nuts.
May you be able to do the same.
By the way, I have been collecting for about two years, so I am kind of new. I don't have the Red Book yet, but I plan to soon. I do have some other coin books though. Thanks for the info!
You will find the Red Book very helpful but the prices are just a guide.
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