I recently won a coin in a heritage auction. For several reasons it has been several years since I bought a coin from heritage. My past experience has been that they have very accurate photos. however this time I discovered a discrepancy between the photo and the coin. The photo is several shades darker than the actual coin. If I slide the brightness button to the far right it is almost an exact match for the coin in hand.
Please don't think this is a rant or a complaint. In fact, the coin is actually slightly more attractive than the photo. The coin is not miss-graded either. I just want to know if this color contrast is something common,(coins are lighter than pictured) or this is just an anomaly. Thanks in advance for any feedback.