Okay, here is what I think anyway, is a much better picture. And how I was able to do it is going to probably scare a few people, but read below if you dare.
First the coin picture
Now for how I got the picture
Believe it or not, I kind of stumbled upon this by accident, LOL
What happened is I wanted to take a picture of the coin and send it to my sister for her to see. So I used my phone to take a quick shot and text it to her. Well it turned out pretty good and I thought it looked better than the shots I was taking with my point and shoot.
Well after some trial and error as holding the phone the same distance each shot so that the relative size of the coin in the frame stayed the same I got it all worked out.
What you see in the pictured is my HTC EVO Android Phone sitting on a stack of flips. Its attached to the PC via the USB cable to provide some stability to the phone so it wouldnt tilt over, and to also charge it as I was getting low on battery power.
Taped to the screen is the sticky end of a couple of post-it notes so that I could have a reference to keep the coin in the same spot on the screen when I placed it.
And for the final hick touch, I put a piece of printer paper over my desk lamp to diffuse the light.
Now, if done some back woods engineering in my day as I grew up raising cattle, growing some of our food and picking it and putting it up by hand and so on, but I left home and went straight into the realm of technology, namely computers, electronics and communications. So I do pretty good in combining the two sometimes, but this has got to take the cake.
Do I win any prizes for the most creative set up, LOL.