"Micro-Numismatics" Quiz #6 ANSWERED
Sorry, no prizes
I am going to be posting micrographs of anything that can be found on coins. Some will be easy and some will not. The correct answer is whatever I say it is but feel free to disagree (giving your reason) so all of us can discuss it. Images will be posted in this thread at my discretion - several each week. I will usually post the answers late the next day after the quiz was posted.
In order to make this FUN for beginners. I'll ask the "experts" to PLEASE not guess what any of the images are until the next day. Otherwise, folks like (fill in the blank) will get all of them immediately - That's NO FUN. If no correct answer is given by the next day, the "experts" should PLEASE respond. The answer for each image will usually be posted in the afternoon when I add another image.
Anyone can guess. That's because even an incorrect guess can open further discussion as to why it is incorrect.
- The BEST guess is in two parts:
A. What characteristic the image shows.
B. What did you see in the image that lead to your guess.
Spots can occur on coins for several reasons. Since they are often distracting, they may lower the eye appeal and grade if they are noticeable due to size and location. This coin has a "target" shape spot. What are some of the things that can cause a coin's surface to form a spot? What do we call the discolored area around this spot's center?