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 Posted 10/22/2020  5:24 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add navycapt1635 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
All,

I'd like to try two more 59's tonight. Here's the first. I was playing with the lighting to try and get the best details so there are two photos of the obverse. I tried more indirect lighting on the reverse photos and it came out more well defined, but not as bright red as the actual coin. I realize it does me no good to adjust the photos to get a higher grade estimate--just trying to give you all the best info on which to judge the grade. :)

Thanks!

Bill


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 Posted 10/22/2020  5:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Reverse appears brownish-red, is that right?
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 Posted 10/22/2020  5:53 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add navycapt1635 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
No--sorry. It is bright red but I kept getting shiny spots that "masked" the features under the lighting so I altered the light location for better detail.

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 Posted 10/22/2020  6:20 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Try shooting photos using a filtered/diffused light source.
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 Posted 10/22/2020  6:23 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add navycapt1635 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
OK. I will. Thanks!
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 Posted 10/22/2020  7:03 pm  Show Profile   Check BadThad's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BadThad to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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If it helps, here's 59P I've graded at 67RD:



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I'll say MS-66RD.
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MS65 as well on this one.
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I'm at MS-65RD .
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 Posted 10/23/2020  2:10 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add navycapt1635 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks everyone. I'm calling it 65+ (which I do when I want to do further review down the road).

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It might be helpful for you to look at PCGS, especially the sold coins history and photos:

https://www.PCGS.com/coinfacts/coin...9-1c-rd/2854
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BadThad,

I'd been to the PCGS site but didn't see the "view more images" link--extremely helpful! Using those photos, IMHO, I would say that I have several that are as good as or better than the best 65s, but not as good as the best 66 examples. I believe that I have a handful that are as good as the lower to mid level 66's.

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Bill
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