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The third of twelve coins that I had imaged by Mark Goodman in late 2021

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Ok instalment 3 of 12, I have already posted this coin once or twice but just for the sake of completeness I'll add a journal entry for this one too.   I am a long time dedicated Lincoln collector and love the coin/series partly as I like the original wheatie design, but mostly for the historical significance of President Lincoln.    I own many books written about him and enjoy learning about him, visiting the Ford theater the first time I went to DC was a real thrill for me.

While most of my collection is focused on high grade registry quality red and red/brown coins I do enjoy rich lustrous brown coins like this.   In some ways the details of the design are almost even more highlighted on coins like this vs full red examples.   As many of you may know there has been much discussion in the collecting world dedicated to the blue toned Lincolns and IHC's, much of that discussion about the origins and originality of the blue color.   While I know that blue on copper coins can be created it is my belief that it can happen naturally also, and in my opinion this is one of those original coins.

 

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Hopefully when you visited Fords theatre, you also stopped by the America History museum at the Smithsonian. 
Mark does a very nice job. I have his book and the basic set up for micro photography, but haven’t had the time to really delve into it. That is one of my New Years goals - take better photos. The problem is, I have many such goals and not enough …

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Man, Mark does some great work, Coinbuf!! Like William said, those dark copper coins like that are quite difficult to photograph, but the photos Mark did are excellent!

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...On another note, congratulations on your Lincoln Cent set award! Mark's photos of your cents look phenomenal in your winning set. Your set is truly pleasing to the eye and a testament to your eye in choosing coins with pleasing eye appeal. Your set is truly worthy of award and recognition!

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On 1/6/2022 at 4:54 AM, Zebo said:

Hopefully when you visited Fords theatre, you also stopped by the America History museum at the Smithsonian. 
Mark does a very nice job. I have his book and the basic set up for micro photography, but haven’t had the time to really delve into it. That is one of my New Years goals - take better photos. The problem is, I have many such goals and not enough …

My wife and I spent 5 days in DC and went to most of the museums including the Smithsonian, sadly the 5 days went by too quick and we still did not see everything.   We plan to make it back there again but will wait until things are not barricaded or fenced off as it is now.   I too have Mark's book and while the equipment has improved since it was written his techniques and process is still very valid.   Unfortunately I don't have quite the high quality equipment (especially the lighting) that he has and cannot yet get to his level of results.  But like you I plan to keep working on my macro photo skills and perhaps I'll get closer one day.

Without a doubt his work is a big part of my award and I thank him for all the great photos he has taken for me over the years.

On 1/6/2022 at 3:52 PM, Mohawk said:

Man, Mark does some great work, Coinbuf!! Like William said, those dark copper coins like that are quite difficult to photograph, but the photos Mark did are excellent!

Thanks, he does take some phenomenal photos.   I've used three different pro photographers in the past, one was very good but I still see Mark as the very best of those I have used; but as we have seen with LemE's photos there are some very talented shutter bugs out there.

On 1/9/2022 at 6:16 PM, coinsbygary said:

...On another note, congratulations on your Lincoln Cent set award! Mark's photos of your cents look phenomenal in your winning set. Your set is truly pleasing to the eye and a testament to your eye in choosing coins with pleasing eye appeal. Your set is truly worthy of award and recognition!

Thank you Gary!  I will be on :cloud9: for awhile I think as I enjoy this honor.   The congratulations from so many accomplished members here just inspires me to continue to improve this and my other sets as I continue along my journey.

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