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17 Jul 2019

The Very First Coin I Purchased and a New Toy!

Coins-United States | coinsbygary

Recently I bought a new macro lens for my camera. The lens is a Laowa V-DX 60MM F2.8 Macro 2:1. Now I know I already have a macro lens but if I am ever going to take my coin photography on the road, I will need a much more versatile lens.

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23 May 2018

Speaking of Dimes...

Coins-United States | coinsbygary

As I read through the blogs posted here, one of my favorite reads is when Kepi writes about her Mercury Dimes. While the coin I'm writing about here is not a Mercury Dime, it is very reminiscent of her dimes in terms of toning and beauty.

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04 May 2015

A Proof-like Rarity

Coins-United States | Steven Roach

As many collectors wonder into their beloved coin shop, the saying is true how you should be prepared for the unexpected. There was no exception to this rule when I entered my favorite coin shop! Within minuets I noticed a relatively captivating glare; upon their case was a brilliant 1878 quarter with a remarkable feature, one that I've never noticed closely. The fields we're harshly marked, indicating the grade MS61, though I was astounded with the mirrored surface. The coin was designated as proof-like by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), a feature that I've only noticed for the famed Morgan Dollar. As my curiosity grew quickly, I acquired this coin before the opportunity faded away.

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