US silver dollar collection

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by heineken, Jul 9, 2012.

  1. heineken

    heineken Member

    I don't have a lot, but some cool history in these coins:


    I need to get some better photos, these are off of my scanner. Maybe my scanner at work can do better. I notice some guys get some AWESOME pics of coins, any tips would be great :)

    Some day I would love to add a flowing hair liberty, Carolus IIII, as well as the older style Carolus III pillar dollar.
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  3. tdogchristy90

    tdogchristy90 Dieu et les Dames


    I want ;)
  4. Mojavedave

    Mojavedave Senior Member

    Makes my mouth water. Nice lay out.
  5. icerain

    icerain Mastir spellyr Supporter

    Nice coins, you can't go wrong with silver coins. A camera would make much better pictures.
  6. AnkurJ

    AnkurJ New Member

    Great collection! Nicely done! :thumb:
  7. 2schnauzers2luv

    2schnauzers2luv Junior Member

    Take a look at this. I member here at CoinTalk, green18, wrote this and it has helped many, many folks. I really learned alot from this. :yes:
  8. heineken

    heineken Member

    Awesome thank you!@!!
  9. m60gpmg

    m60gpmg Member

    Beautiful coins!
  10. mouse

    mouse Active Member

    Nice coins hope you get a flowing hair
  11. MrCheeks

    MrCheeks Member

    Those are some gorgeous coins. I love the history in coins as well!!
  12. K2Coins

    K2Coins GO GATORS

    amazing collection, I WANT THEM!!! :hail:
  13. tdogchristy90

    tdogchristy90 Dieu et les Dames

    Hey op, any tips of completing a similar set? I just finished a merc set and want to either do a set of dollars like yours or a set of half dollars.
  14. heineken

    heineken Member

    For my set, I was not worried about gradable coins, which helps the wallet a lot :) The Silver Eagle, the peace dollar, and the morgan are all nice never cleaned and gradable. But the rest are problem coins that have either been cleaned, or were not gradable because of rim damage, etc. The Carlos III coin I got for a great deal (or at least I think so). It was from a reputable dealer on ebay, but he had a typo in the title of the add, so I think it was missed by a lot of people, and I bid at the last second and got it for under 80 shipped. I did as much research and testing as I could on my end and no red flags. For the collection I was not worried about if the coins were gradable, I just looked for authentic coins with good eye appeal. The bust dollar was certified genuine but non gradable by PCGS, but it has great eye appeal. The first thing I did was break it out of the slab. My intention with the collection was to have coins I was not scared to hold in my hand. I was young and dumb and lightly dipped the bust dollar, and then immediately regretted it. After that I handled it a bunch and let it set on my dresser and it has retoned nicely, but lesson learned.

    I really want a flowing hair, but man are they expensive!!!

    When i get some time I am going to try to get some better pics with a camera.
  15. Tom B

    Tom B TomB Everywhere Else

    I sincerely hope it is the image presentation, but at least three of those pieces look counterfeit.
  16. Lon Chaney

    Lon Chaney Well-Known Member

  17. doug444

    doug444 STAMPS and POSTCARDS too!

    Here is the biggest single mistake folks make with a scanner; they use the entire glass as their scanning area (then crop away the extra space). Instead, you designate a space about 3x3 inches as your scanning area, set the scanner to 600dpi (1200dpi on a high-quality scanner) and get a much better result.

    Then you clean up the image a bit with brightness and contrast controls, etc.

    Most shots with a camera are either too dark or overexposed by glare. I agree, the best results come with a camera, but it requires vastly more knowledge and experience, plus a lot of fiddling with the camera controls. For most purposes, I'd rather have a lesser-quality picture and be done in 30 seconds.
  18. doug444

    doug444 STAMPS and POSTCARDS too!

    To Tom B, the most suspect is the 1849; I have never seen a Seated Liberty with a boardwalk rim like that.
  19. heineken

    heineken Member

    which ones (other then seated liberty), i will get better pics so u can inspect them. tell me any red flag u see please.
  20. heineken

    heineken Member

    Me no likey 40% silver coins :)
  21. rzage

    rzage What Goes Around Comes Around .

    Any Deated dollar and later is cool . Nice collection .To get better pics even a relatively cheap point ang shoot with macro can take some darn good pics , I've seen point and shoots take better pics that $2000 set ups , it's all in the knowing . Gobroke has taken some great pics of colorfully toned coins with a point and shoot and keeps getting better .
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