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1958 Canada Dollar Grade

 
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 Posted 03/14/2022  08:33 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add TobyJ to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Always had a soft spot for these. I'm currently seeing if I can cherry pick a high grade one. What do you think this one grades in at?





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 Posted 03/14/2022  08:36 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JimmyD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Quite a few bag marks, MS64
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 Posted 03/14/2022  09:04 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I like it, could see MS63+. Excellent photos!
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 Posted 03/14/2022  09:16 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
MS-63+ sounds right to me.
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 Posted 03/14/2022  10:26 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add wallyb to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Im at MS62
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 Posted 03/14/2022  12:51 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add purelywasted to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
63 as well
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 Posted 03/14/2022  1:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Wrekkdd to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm at ms60-62 I don't think it would go any higher.
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 Posted 03/14/2022  2:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add TobyJ to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for responses, it's surprisingly hard to find one raw above ms64. I've got a few more I might post but I think they'll be much the same grade. ijn1944 thank you! That $400 photography setup thread that I followed here years ago has been worth its weight in gold.
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 Posted 03/21/2022  2:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Levaril to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@TobyJ any chance you could link that post on taking pictures? I try but nothing as good as what you have here. I could use some pointers!

Thanks.
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 Posted 03/21/2022  3:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add TobyJ to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Leveral, of course, this is the link:

http://goccf.com/t/158182

Here is my setup. I use a Canon EOS 77D which is probably about $400 or $500 to buy but I do a lot of wildlife photography also. You can use a much cheaper camera as long as it is above 12mpx and can fit a focusing helicoid to it. You'll find all the details in that thread, but I fit a focusing helicoid to the camera with an adaptor, (this is a manual focussing ring) and connected to the focusing helicoid is an El Nikkor magnifying lens 70mm I believe. In between that, to change the size of the photo depending on what size coin you are photographing I use extenders which are quite cheap I think you can find them on ebay or Amazon. When taking photos, it helps to use two light sources with maybe tissue paper as a diffuser but again all information about lighting is in the thread I believe. Lighting is a big part of the photography, and it can be quite tricky, but it's fun to play about with it all.

With the el nikkor magnifying lens, the aperture is manual. I use F8 for larger coins and F5 for flatter coins. The higher the relief the coin is (thicker) the higher F number you will need.

I balance coins on a flat piece of wood which is about 5cm long, just so the background goes blurry and it really helps for the coin to be in focus.

If you have any questions I'm happy to help! I'm not at all an expert on it, I've just done a lot of experimenting.


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 Posted 03/21/2022  4:35 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Levaril to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That's excellent, thanks!
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Kudos to coinfrog and ijn1944, excellent grading analysis.


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Nice example.
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