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1971-D Dime & Questions (Grade Revealed)

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So.. I'm new here and new to coin collecting and this board looked like a good place to start.


I've (hopefully) attached a close up of a 1971-D Dime thats already been graded. Just to see if you all agree. I'll post back the actual grading information later this week. Please note I did not take the photo!


Actual Grade: NGC MS65




But the real reason for this post...


How should coins be photographed and posted for forums like this? Does anyone have any tips on how to take good photographs and ideas, links to any good information would be greatly appreciated.



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I give your dime an MS 67 grade.


This Google search is loaded with coin photography info:




I wrote some stuff here about my search for a camera for coin photos:




The short version is that the Canon SD940 does amazing macro close ups of coin details. For photographing the whole coin, it has a bit of distortion away from the center of the lens. That's OK as long as you're going to reduce the size of the photo for posting online. You can see some nice examples of both close up and whole-coin photos that I've made in this posting:




My conclusion is that the SD940 takes photos that are as close as the view from a 20X loupe, but are much more clear from the camera than from the loupe. 20X loupes are a pain! If you're curious, I wrote more about loupes here:




I might turn those postings into more formal articles at some point.

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Thanks for the warm welcome and the grades (also thanks to qwasty for the photo trips - you really should put some of that information into a more formal artical).


So the 1971 D - Dime was graded by NGC as MS65.


Is there any way to find out when the coin was originally graded?

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