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Coin Edge Photography

cameonut2011cameonut2011 Posts: 10,061 ✭✭✭✭✭

Does anyone know if PCGS offers photography to image the edge of a coin prior to encapsulation like it does for the obverse and reverse using normal True Views?



  • lkeigwinlkeigwin Posts: 16,887 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 10, 2019 9:00AM


    But I'll say this: If you ask Phil Arnold he'll find a way if he can manage the extra effort with his crazy workload. Phil loves to surprise.
    (edit typo)

  • I am not sure ,but the following photos could be for your reference.

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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I can see where edge pictures would be desirable from coins with lettering there... certainly deserves documenting as well as the obverse/reverse. Had not given this much thought before....Cheers, RickO

  • COCollectorCOCollector Posts: 1,293 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Instead of an edge photo, how about a short video?


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  • LanceNewmanOCCLanceNewmanOCC Posts: 19,999 ✭✭✭✭✭

    sure is neat to see the TV with the edge-viewable!

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  • The_Dinosaur_ManThe_Dinosaur_Man Posts: 836 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice to see this thread resurface. Edge photography is the final frontier. I've had an idea in my head for several months now for how to properly represent a coin's edge from the point of view of someone who would be holding the piece. Whenever I get the time to, I'll eventually put it together.

    Custom album maker and numismatic photographer, see my portfolio here: (http://www.donahuenumismatics.com/).

  • WAYNEASWAYNEAS Posts: 6,341 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I use the flashlight reflector method.
    Still in the learning stages.

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