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It's weird how scanning coins is usually awful, but sometimes, not too bad....

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I was in a hurry to get some coins imaged, so I tossed them on the trusty old scanner and let it rip. Any more, I almost can't tolerate how awful scans are compared to digital images, but when in an hurry, and for a cheap coin, sometimes it's just easier to suck it up. But I've noticed how sometimes, a coin scans pretty well.


First up is an example of a miserable scan of a 1937-S Buffalo. It shows no luster, the color has strange contrast, and the detail is mushy:




Next up is a 1938-D/D Buffalo, but this time, though not up to digital image standards, the scanned image is not really all that bad. Details are reasonable, the color is actually very accurate, and even some luster can be seen:




I scanned them both in exactly the same manner. Weird, isn't it? 893scratchchin-thumb.gif



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James, thanks for the excellent posts!!! You've been adding some MEAT to the broth soup that's been on the menu lately. Thank you! thumbsup2.gif

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