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1957 Lincoln Wheat Cent Grading Test Run

 
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 Posted 09/24/2020  01:55 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add CMH to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I hope this is OK - running a test to see how photography, posting, etc. goes as I am a newb here. I've read the guides (I think I got them all) but grabbed a wheat for a test run. In addition to a grade, any feedback on whether photography or any other techniques need to be improved before moving on to other coins.

Thanks,

C



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 Posted 09/24/2020  04:24 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
to CCF. There is a test section you might want to use.
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 Posted 09/24/2020  04:26 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add smat45 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
to CCF

Pics look pretty good...probably better than the pics I've posted so far...lol
I'd give him a F35-40
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 Posted 09/24/2020  08:50 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ty2020b to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
First,

Grade: VF Details, obverse gouge and corrosion. VerdiCare (or if you don't have any, possibly xylene) might remove that. Not worth doing, but would be the perfect coin to practice on. If I had to assign a number grade, VF-30 maybe 35.

Pictures: I'm not the best at it! Overall they look good, lighting looks good. They look a bit grainy, but will suffice for circulated coinage. May need sharper images for higher grade coins, since it splitting hairs when it comes to details on those. Overall nice work!

My 2 cents.
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 Posted 09/24/2020  08:59 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Agree VF details (obverse gouge), pics look pretty good to me!
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 Posted 09/24/2020  1:16 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add panzaldi to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


i think your photos for grading will work. the only thing I would say would be to reduce the lighting just a hair which will make the fields/surfaces look closer to the original coin but everything else is excellent.

just a question...are you using a cell phone to get these or a special setup with a camera?
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 Posted 09/24/2020  9:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CMH to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Interstingly (at least to me). mark in upper left field of obverse is a raised section, not a gouge.

Photo setup is an iPhone with a cheapo plastic lightbox and 18% grey background. I experimented a little with light levels, and on my iPhone this light level looked the most like coin in hand, but once I converted it with the forum software, not so much - I will have to experiment more with all that.

Thanks to everyone who responded - I appreciate the feedback.
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 Posted 09/24/2020  10:19 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm thinking the mark is shoveled-up metal from a hit from the right.
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 Posted 09/24/2020  10:39 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CMH to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
You might very well be right Coinfrog. I'll take a closer look and see if I can get an oblique shot with this photo setup.
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 Posted 09/25/2020  12:59 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ty2020b to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Agreed, just displaced metal.
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 Posted 09/26/2020  02:05 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CMH to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well folks, this is what I get for test photographing a dirty coin. When I examined the mass under some magnification, the structure didn't look right for displaced metal. Because this is a common coin in circulated grade, I proceeded to scratch the mass with my fingernail, and it moved - it was just some of the common crud that showed up in other locations on the coin. I would have never done that with something of more value, but the curiosity got the better of me here. Thanks again to all that offered opinions and advice. I am hoping to get some more pics of more interesting coins for additional feedback.

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