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Numismatic Photography Thread, The Importance of Quality Photographs! in Miscellaneous Numismatic Information; Originally Posted by tmoneyeagles Well if he has a toned coin worth considerably more than an un-toned example, and all ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by tmoneyeagles View Post
    Well if he has a toned coin worth considerably more than an un-toned example, and all he does is post scans that don't showcase the color of the coins, there is no way he would post close-ups of that coin.
    I wonder what the sale price of the coin will be when I go to sell it (not any time soon).
    One thing is for sure. It'll be more than $150
    Based on Todd's photos and your opinion of the eye appeal, I would offer you double that amount right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lehigh96 View Post
    Based on Todd's photos and your opinion of the eye appeal, I would offer you double that amount right now.
    I was thinking at least $250, but hey $300 is good.
    I wonder what it would do at an auction setting, I know some crazy things can and will happen.
    I'm glad I bought that coin

    EDIT: (Although my favorite Jefferson is the one in my avatar)
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    We were just discussing this topic over on the NGC forums in a thread about a Walking Liberty Half Dollar with a star designation (see link below).

    * Worthy

    It got me thinking about what the most egregious example of poor photography that I have ever encountered when purchasing a coin. There can be no doubt about which coin it is. The absolute king of my collection and possibly the finest toned Jefferson Nickel in existence, my 1941-D NGC MS67 * 5FS. The top photo is Heritage's photo from the 2008 July-August Baltimore ANA Sale and the bottom photo is my photo.





    From my photo, it is evident that the coin is superlative in every way including strike & luster. This is how I would grade Heritage's photo.

    Surfaces: D
    Luster: F
    Strike: F
    Color: F
    Overall: F

    Now I am certain that their photography failure saved me many hundreds, possibly thousands of dollars. However, what if I had let this coin slip away because I was unwilling to risk bidding the proper amount due to the photograph?

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    I would love to learn how to take good pictures of the nickels for my registered set

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    Quote Originally Posted by beaversnickels View Post
    I would love to learn how to take good pictures of the nickels for my registered set
    Trust me Dan, given that your set ranks number 14 in the NGC registry, we would all like to see your fantastic nickels. Have you joined the Jefferson Nickel group on our little forum yet? I think between Gbroke (Greg) and I, we can give you some decent pointers on improving your photos. What kind of camera are you using and does it have macro mode and delayed shutter release?

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