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Trying to take pics of 1972

Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 4:42 pm
by CopperFinger
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Re: Trying to take pics of 1972

Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 5:22 pm
by CopperFinger
sorry if this stuff is just popping up werever on board,new to everything,. broke my sholder in 3 pieces last may sobeen a year now.spent alot of time in house learned to go on line, have spent many hours on this site and ill tell you all have been a tremendous help .. learned more about errors in last year than last 40 . thanks.

Re: Trying to take pics of 1972

Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 5:53 pm
by Daniel
Glad to hear that you learned and this coin does look like a DDO despite image issues. Most of these are Master Hub Doubled and worth a few dollars and this looks like it could be the 003 http://coppercoins.com/lincoln/diestate ... _state=mds

Re: Trying to take pics of 1972

Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 8:18 pm
by CopperFinger
Hi Daniel thanks for good news on being a doubled die. i have a bunch of mech. strike doubles but nothing in hand to compare to. as soon as i saw coin i could tell the difference.

Re: Trying to take pics of 1972

Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 8:33 pm
by mhonzell
Overall, I think your photos are pretty good. You can try moving the light about so that the coin is not over-exposed in areas, but that comes with a little practice. Another thing to try with a digital microscope of this type is to raise it up on a platform. Stack a few books so you raise it about 4-6 higher, then lean it out so it can view straight down. You should be able to get the whole coin then.

Re: Trying to take pics of 1972

Posted: Wed Apr 08, 2015 12:40 am
by Granky
Mark, my scope is held in a goose neck stand that has a round, flat base on it that's about 4" or so in diameter. So, are you saying I could raise the scope by setting it on 4-5 books, lean it out a ways, and then I'd be able to get the whole coin, or most of it??

Re: Trying to take pics of 1972

Posted: Wed Apr 08, 2015 12:42 am
by Granky
Well, I'm just gonna go ahead and try it. I'll let you know how it works. Thanks.

Re: Trying to take pics of 1972

Posted: Wed Apr 08, 2015 4:47 am
by Paul
CHIKA, R U HAVING THIS PROBLEM WITH THE REPLACEMENT SCOPE?
I THINK THOSE D/L AM3000 SERIES SCOPES HAVE A 'LONGER FOCAL LENGTH' AT LARGER DIAMETERS..?

Re: Trying to take pics of 1972

Posted: Wed Apr 08, 2015 11:27 am
by Granky
Hi Pauly -- Yes, I have a lot of trouble getting a full sized coin in view. And a slab is almost impossible to photograph properly. I think you're right about the AM3000 series. But I'm going to try Mark's little trick and see if that helps. I have an appointment this morning so I may not be able to do it until late this afternoon or maybe tonight sometime. I'll let you know.... Or, I'll post a pic! Laters, sweetheart!

Re: Trying to take pics of 1972

Posted: Wed Apr 08, 2015 4:48 pm
by eric651
This is the FS# 103 or 1972P-1DO-003 CLASS 1 CONECA: 3-O-I-CW | Crawford:CDDO-003 Wexler: WDDO-003

Strong CW rotated hub doubling seen on LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST, Lincoln's coat and the date. Similar, but not as strong as, die 008.