Silver proofs - Am. the Beautiful

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by LewR, Jun 13, 2010.

  1. LewR

    LewR Junior Member

    Happy with the set - silver always looks the best in proofs - but the "Blob" next to the monument at Hot Springs looks like - duh - a blob, no detail. What a shame...
     
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  3. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    You talkin' about the park service emblem Lew? Don't look blobby to me.....
     
  4. Info Sponge

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  5. LewR

    LewR Junior Member

    thought it was a manf error...lol

    oh well
     

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  6. andrew289

    andrew289 Senior Analyst

    No detail ...hahahaha that a good one.
    It's only about 3 millimeters ...talk about the the lack of the detail in Old faithful's gyser spray more than a tiny park service emblem.
     
  7. The proof set looks pretty good actually. I am looking forward to getting mine, but I will be waiting for the full proof set, not just the quarters.
     
  8. LewR

    LewR Junior Member

    I should clean my scanner glass...LOL
     
  9. Info Sponge

    Info Sponge Junior Member

    I wonder if more detail will show up on the 3-inchers. The law does say they're supposed to be "exact" duplicates, which might rule out using a different master (not master die, whatever you call the original that's used for making the master hub ("original"? "Galvano"?))
     
  10. LewR

    LewR Junior Member

    The blob is just plain ugly and makes the coin look cheap - especially when a proof coin should be able to have finer detail and better impressions.

    Maybe they are now made in China? Nothing would surprise me nowadays...
     
  11. Info Sponge

    Info Sponge Junior Member

    I'm not a graphic artist, but it seems to me like there's enough room in the field to put something the size of the eagle on a Franklin, which would be enough room to redeem it from blobbiness, and break up the excessively formal symmetry of the building and fountain.
     
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