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 on: Yesterday at 07:51:02 pm 
Started by Spencer C - Last post by Carausius
Spencer, one more tip. You seem to be taking your photos with the coin angled away from the camera. You will never get a good picture that way as only the front or back edge will be focused. To get the sharpest image of the entire coin face, you should position your camera directly facing the coin, not at an angle. I hope that helps.

 52 
 on: Yesterday at 07:44:43 pm 
Started by Teimurazi MX - Last post by Enodia
it is more usually discribed as "arrowhead" proto-money no ?


sometimes.

 53 
 on: Yesterday at 07:31:58 pm 
Started by jskirwin - Last post by Jay GT4
One that everyone who's even remotely familiar with history will understand this coin:

EID MAR

http://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=439356

 54 
 on: Yesterday at 07:26:32 pm 
Started by Spencer C - Last post by Carausius
Make sure the coin is very-well lit. I do not recommend using the camera flash for coin photography. A good, bright light source is best - even if just sunlight.  Please crop images before posting to maximize the size of the coin in the posted photo. We want to see the coin, not excess background. As Jay said, experiment with different camera/phone settings (use macro setting if you have one) and light sources on the same coin to see what produces the best results. Good luck!

 55 
 on: Yesterday at 07:16:34 pm 
Started by jskirwin - Last post by jskirwin
Hi
I'm relatively new to ancients, but have collected just about everything else including baseball cards. In that hobby there is a single card, Honus Wagner, that stands above all others in terms of rarity and price. Even many non-sports card collectors are familiar with it.

Is there something like that in ancients? A rare coin that gets collectors' hearts beating and results in ludicrous auction prices?

Just curious...

 56 
 on: Yesterday at 07:12:12 pm 
Started by Spencer C - Last post by Jay GT4
Rest your phone on some books or jar, something stable that is elevated above the coin.  Don't use the zoom feature.  Turn on the MACRO setting (flower icon).  Don't get too close to the coin.  Each lens has a focal length, a distance the camera must be from the object to be in focus.  You'll have to experiment.  You can always zoom in and crop the picture after.  Better a picture from far away that is in focus than a close picture that is blurry.

 57 
 on: Yesterday at 06:59:56 pm 
Started by Spencer C - Last post by Spencer C
How rare is this coin. Troas-Sigeion, AE12, c.350 BC
(No legend)
Head of Athena right in crested Athenian helmet
ΣIΓE
Owl standing right, head facing
11mm x 12mm, 2.10g
Sear GCV, Vol. II, 4145

 58 
 on: Yesterday at 06:53:21 pm 
Started by Spencer C - Last post by Jay GT4
Spencer you need to move your camera back.  A smaller picture in focus is better than a close picture that is blurry.  It really is frustrating because we can't answer your question without seeing your coin.  That is the reason why people are not answering your questions. Please make sure the coin is in focus before you post.

If your using your phone or a small digital camera rest it on something like a book or jar rather than holding it in your hand.  Don't use the zoom feature as this exaggerates any movement.  Use the MACRO setting (usually a flower icon).

 59 
 on: Yesterday at 06:43:20 pm 
Started by renegade3220 - Last post by JBF
They're not ancients, but have you seen the zombie coins at a coin show?

The "barber" coin has a pair of scissors stuck in an eye socket.  also zombie buffalos.

But Matt, I "like" your zombie Claudius more. eyuuuu!

 60 
 on: Yesterday at 06:37:25 pm 
Started by Spencer C - Last post by Spencer C
If you had read the post you'd know I only asked for people's expierences never did I say will it magically make them shiny and new quickly. I just would like to know if it might help some without darkening the patina or lightening very much.

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