Some cents...learning to photograph coins

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  1. Penny Luster

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  3. paddyman98

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    Why is there a flathead screwdriver in your first picture?
     
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  4. goossen

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    Asking the real questions
     
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  5. Penny Luster

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    I use it to remove the paper wrapping the rolls.
     
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  6. paddyman98

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    That's what I though you might be doing. Just be really careful in doing so. :nailbiting:
     
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  7. Penny Luster

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    When ya gotta crack a thousand rolls or so, it is the right tool for the job. Before the supply dried up I was searching a box or two most days. I hope the banks will replenish their supply soon!
     
  8. Mr.Q

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    Suggestion, why not use a slide out mini box cutter. Run it about a little over a quarter of an inch at the center of the roll. It will create a crease without touching the coin. Turn the crease away from you and break the roll. Walla, works for me, just an idea. Good luck.
     
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  9. JeffC

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    May I ask what that single row of grey circles at the top of the mat is used for?
     
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  10. Penny Luster

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    Yes, that is a mat for coin roll hunting. For Lincoln cents I would put the 30s in the top left circle, the forties in the circle to the right, moving on to the 50s, 60's, 70's. Sorting by decade.
    The other use for it is to sort each decade by year.I take all my 1960's cents and start at the left circle with 1960 then 1961, 62, 63 and so on.After hunting thousands of rolls, I have hundreds of plastic tubes each holding a particular year/mint mark of almost all Lincoln cents in the series. The best of them go into albums.

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  12. ChristopherCollectsCoin

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  13. JeffC

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    Oh, i see. Thanks. I was wrecking my brain trying to figure out what they were for. When I zoomed in and saw the dotted circular line within each circle, I thought they were for measuring coin diameters! Lol. I was over thinking it. You have quite a collection. Do you have any 1922 cents? (I didn't see a tube of it in your pics - but I know you must have tons of other tubes that are not shown) Finally, what's in that Century Box? (Just being nosey. Lol.)
     
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    Who doesn't love to talk about their coin collection?!
    The boxes are all full of tubes. The century box is what I use when coin roll hunting to save space. The tubes are labeled 30s, 40s 50s 60s 70s etc then tubes for red 50s, red 60s 70s and so on. It has about a century's worth of space in one box, making it portable and easy to use IMG_20200827_180452.jpg IMG_20200827_175829.jpg . Periodically I sort them into dates using my mat, and put them into tubes by date and mint mark, about ten years per box.. I started a box for red cents too.
    I have some 1922-d cents in my albums. Here is my 1922 weak d. I think it might have been altered to remove the d. What do you think?
     
  15. JeffC

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    I think so too. Sure looks like it.
     
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