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1946 D/D Lincoln Wheat Cent RPM-002 - Rare RPM

 
 
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 Posted 08/31/2019  12:04 am Show Profile   Check tropicalbats's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add tropicalbats to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Never found one of these before, and pretty sure there aren't a heck of a lot of them out there. Coppercoins never did get one to put up on their site, and doesn't show up on Wexler's site until WRPM-028.

Anyway, not happy about the scratches but happy to add a tough one to the collection.

1946-D/D Lincoln Wheat cent RPM-002 (north)




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 Posted 08/31/2019  12:11 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CoinTheTerm to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice tropicalbats great find as always. You take great pictures what do you use?
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 Posted 08/31/2019  12:55 am  Show Profile   Check tropicalbats's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add tropicalbats to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
COT, I am working on putting something on my website describing how I take the photos so I don't have to type it all out too often. However, I was gone most of the summer and am getting ready to head out for another six weeks soon so might be Christmas before I get back to working on that.

Short story is a Canon S95 for the full coin shots and an AmScope stereoscope for the close ups. More often than not I don't use the camera on the scope but just snap a pic with my phone through the lens as it's faster.
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 Posted 08/31/2019  02:06 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CoinTheTerm to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Gotcha thanks for the response and looking forward to your website. Do you coin search using the amscope?
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 Posted 08/31/2019  08:03 am  Show Profile   Check Errers and Varietys's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Errers and Varietys to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Awesome find and congratulation tropicalbats!
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Die states progression on coins. Scroll down, so you can see the different die state progressions. http://goccf.com/t/325638
Die Deterioration Doubling Tutorial. http://goccf.com/t/336470
Split Plate Doubling Tutorial. http://goccf.com/t/357614
2000 P LMC With Retained Struck Through error. http://goccf.com/t/357080
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 Posted 08/31/2019  08:06 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Evan7 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice one TB
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 Posted 08/31/2019  08:26 am  Show Profile   Check tropicalbats's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add tropicalbats to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I will search proof coins with the scope, as even a strong DDR seems invisible to me in the loupe. But other than a few top grade coins, no, I only use the loupe for searching. Sure, you can find a whole lot more RPMs with the scope, but if I can't see it with the loupe then it better be on a really good coin or I'm not spending the time looking for it. It is my opinion that I find more and better varieties this way rather than spending much or any time looking for minor stuff on poor coins.

Oh yeah, and my loupe is an 8X of the kind used to sit on a photographic slide. I turn it upside down and it works super well while using a caving headlamp as a light source. I can scan a circulated wheat in about a second or two for anything interesting. I find the little metal jewelry loupes to be far slower as they have such a small area in focus at any one time.
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 Posted 08/31/2019  08:49 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add moxking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Congratulations on a really tough find.

Your explanation on how you search using the loupe and when you might need the scope should be a "cut and paste".

The number of new roll hunters showing us microscopic errors or varieties and believing they will be buying a new house with the proceeds never ends.

Using the scope should be a second or third step, not the first. Well done.
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The number of new roll hunters showing us microscopic errors or varieties and believing they will be buying a new house with the proceeds never ends.


Hilarious statement
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 Posted 08/31/2019  10:39 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Amen, moxking.
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 Posted 08/31/2019  11:07 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Jim0815 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Great find my friend. Makes me wonder how many have been looked over in haste. That is really hard to spot if you don't take the time to look at it but once you see it that thing really stands out.
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 Posted 08/31/2019  11:38 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CoinHunter27 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Awesome find! I'm surprised this one isn't in the cherrypickers guide.

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I will search proof coins with the scope, as even a strong DDR seems invisible to me in the loupe. But other than a few top grade coins, no, I only use the loupe for searching. Sure, you can find a whole lot more RPMs with the scope, but if I can't see it with the loupe then it better be on a really good coin or I'm not spending the time looking for it. It is my opinion that I find more and better varieties this way rather than spending much or any time looking for minor stuff on poor coins.

Oh yeah, and my loupe is an 8X of the kind used to sit on a photographic slide. I turn it upside down and it works super well while using a caving headlamp as a light source. I can scan a circulated wheat in about a second or two for anything interesting. I find the little metal jewelry loupes to be far slower as they have such a small area in focus at any one time.


thanks for that tropicalbats I really appreciate the insight and you sharing that, thanks again
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