Post a Washington quarter

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Skyman, Nov 20, 2016.

  1. WildWest

    WildWest Obsessive Compulsive Disarry

    110AFA0E-84D6-4998-A342-5EE2A1FEF940.jpeg CCE1C794-14A4-4F63-893B-F04F58E82112.jpeg Another try at capturing the beauty of these coins. Guess I need to invest in a nice camera or a new phone!
     
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  3. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    I don't think the phone will ever do it. You can experiment (with a camera) with different backgrounds and light sources. Try a white sheet of typing paper,
    then try natural sunlight, artificial light (LED or fluorescent) and then the camera flash on/ camera flash off. And then the same with a dark background. Something will come out.
     
  4. WildWest

    WildWest Obsessive Compulsive Disarry

    A little different... 2DC15B10-2B9F-4B23-979F-69F8538EBB69.jpeg
     
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  5. Razz

    Razz Critical Thinker

    Capital holder 1942. I have trouble grading quarters. This seems like AU but just because of marks could it be MS?
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  6. Skyman

    Skyman Well-Known Member

  7. Skyman

    Skyman Well-Known Member

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  8. leeg

    leeg I Enjoy Toned Coins

    I feel this is a nice proof:


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  9. Skyman

    Skyman Well-Known Member

  10. Endeavor

    Endeavor Well-Known Member

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    Razz Critical Thinker

  12. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    I get some rolls of quarters, cause I am looking for the new ones. It's almost June and I am just not getting any 2019 quarters. I crack open the first roll and there is a 1959 Philly.
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  13. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

  14. mikenoodle

    mikenoodle The Village Idiot

    I thought I had posted this one, but I can’t find it.

    Here’s a REALLY nice 1967 SMS coin that's currently at NGC:

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  15. LA_Geezer

    LA_Geezer Well-Known Member

    Ditto.
     
  16. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    I took a number of photos, it was difficult if this was the best of them. I will try some natural light tomorrow. I was going through rolls looking for the 2019's and not having much luck, a few Lowells. And then I got this 2004 Wisconsin S impaired proof.
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  17. Skyman

    Skyman Well-Known Member

  18. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    @Skyman- Do you have an entire set in an album?
     
  19. Skyman

    Skyman Well-Known Member

    Not the entire set. I am not, per se, collecting the proofs, although I do have several.

    FWIW, I first started collecting slabbed Washingtons. My original collecting goal was toned business strike Washingtons just from the years 1940 - 1964, as, for the most part, the pricey Washington quarters were from 1932 - 1939. I predominantly collected the MS66 grade, although I've got some MS65 and MS67's too.

    Once I completed that goal I decided as a relatively inexpensive goal to complete a raw 1940 - 1964 album. As is common with coin collectors, once I got started it was hard to stop, as I found nicer ones to upgrade to. That ended up with me creating A, B and C Dansco (e.g. raw) 1940 - 1964 Washington toner sets. That actually was a fine balance, as there was a logical stopping point to hit with the raw Washingtons once they started getting up near the cost and look of the slabbed coins.

    Over time I also expanded the years that I was willing to collect, but JUST for the A toner Dansco set. For the A toner Dansco, I have the complete run from 1932 - 1964 in an album, and am working on 1965 - 1985 (1985 is the last page in the Dansco album where the coins don't look like tokens IMO). I do have some later Washingtons, but those are not planned as part of the album, they're just ones that I liked the toning on, and the cost was in the under $1 range.

    For the B and C toner Dansco albums I just have the 1940 - 1964 dates. I also have a fair amount of "overflow" on various date/mm.
     
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2019
  20. bhh

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  21. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    WoW!! A, B & C?? That's quit an accomplishment, very impressive! Thanks for that in-depth and detailed explanation. I struggled to complete just one set.

    My goal was to have all AU or better. I'd say 95% are MS. I only wanted a Dansco from 32 to 64 (with no proofs) but the album I came across went to 1980. So the last 3 pages have proof clads. Plus, I think there are some silver proofs in there. I generally have little use for the clads but I it is what it is.

    Your coins and beautiful! Thanks for posting them. icon_smile_thumbsup.gif
     
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