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Revision of Altz and Barton

I think there are some of us who collect, specifically, foreign coins produced by the US Mint.  Probably the nearest thing to our "Bible" on that is the truly marvelous work, Foreign Coins Struck at United States Mints by Charles G. Altz and E. H. Barton.  But the one problem with that book is that it is rather out of date, listing no coins struck since 1963.  But starting with 1966 many more such coins were struck that an updated version of this work is truly needed.

I have drafted the text to such a revision, but need about 700 coin images to go with the text.  Where and how do coin book writers find such images?  I have the coins but my own attempts at taking the pictures end up dark and hard to see.  Is there a place one can go for bulk photography of coins, clear and printable in monochrome as in most coin books?

8 months ago

I made quite a long post here, but now there's nothing...

7 months ago

Maybe you can find a local photographer who is willing to take the pictures now and is willing to work on future commissions should your work make a profit. Possibly a person looking to start a professional business that needs to get his name out. 

7 months ago

I have taken pictures of raw and slabed with a phone. They come out great the I send it to my computer. You can see every detail try that first before you start spending all sorts of money. These phones today are remarkable. Mike.

7 months ago

Good advice Mike. I have used my phone a few times as well and they came out pretty good. 

7 months ago

My pictures with my iphone 8 don't show enough detail.

7 months ago
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