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I think it was nailed at MS66, but not being able to see the luster makes it hard to be 100% sure. Thats the big factor from MS66 to MS67

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Luster is important on getting an MS67, but I think your coin has too many distractions on the obverse to have it easily slide into the MS67 grade.

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Luster is important on getting an MS67, but I think your coin has too many distractions on the obverse to have it easily slide into the MS67 grade.

 

I was thinking the same thing. 1 too many small hits

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TomB.. BTW …. Aside from the brownish discoloration, couldn’t the skull crack be considered a distraction?

 

Bruce, as for the hits, IMHO they are so minute, however I do agree about the luster factor and this one seems to have more frost. I haven’t received it yet and this is the auction photo. And I am looking for a 67 for my mint set. One I can afford.

 

Thanks to both of you for your replys.

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Added a few weeks ago. Got a great deal in a trade with another member who shall remain anonymous (unless he/she chooses to name themselves). My first FT dime!

 

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Do you think my photography is getting better? I used all natural light, and the photo seemed to come out better. Thoughts?

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Do you have macro on the camera? Dimes are tough becuase they are so small so what I typically do is adjust the settings so that the image is rahter large.....at least 1 to 2 MBs each and then when I crop etc that image is still rather large and you can still see all of the fine details on the coin. With Morgans etc this isn't necessary....

 

I personally never shoot under natural light but some folks swear by it so you just have to find the sweet spot with regards to what works for you....

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Dunno about a macro feature... I took these pics with the same camera under the same light and I think it came out a lot better.

 

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If you want the best photos with lots of detail then you need a camera with Macro. It looks like you are getting pretty close to the slab and while they are a little out of focus I don't think the images look bad at all. One of the things most of us try to avoid though is getting the camera or our hand reflected on the coin we are imaging which seems to be the case in both of your photos. It can be tricky expecially when dealing with the Mirrors of a proof coin but it's worth the practice as it makes for a better overall image. thumbsup2.gif

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My most recent acquisitions have all been currency. I haven't bought a coin since the Central States show! frown.gif

 

Very nice Isabella quarter! thumbsup2.gif

 

So lets see the paper, if it anything like the coins you show it will be very top notch!

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I think you mean the $10 Bison.

 

I am pretty sure the $5 indian has a Buffalo / Bison on the back of it.. Correct me if I am wrong

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3 very nice notes indeed.......a Bison, Chief Onepapa and a Woodchooper.......all very collectable and highly prized notes......thanks for sharing Mark!!!!

 

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Agree that 1893 is great. Lee, what's the grade on that?

 

Here is my most recent & last for a month or so...

 

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That is very, very pretty! thumbsup2.gif I just won a cousin of this coin in the Long Beach sale, I'll post photos whenever Heritage gets around to shipping it.

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