Some pics from my NYINC 2018 newps
Learned some more useful features of Photoshop, including how to use the Quick Selection tool more effectively. Got a new point-and-shoot camera (Ricoh/Pentax WG-50; Amazon has a great package deal!) with better macro features, and actually read the manual and played with white balance and other functions. Played with different lamp positions, using white daylight bulbs. After much effort and shooting and re-shooting many coins, I finally got two that seems ok. Of course, these are both raw. Baby steps.
Feedback appreciated, but of course I know that you do not have the coins in hand for comparison...
GREAT BRITAIN, Commonwealth.
1649-1660. AR Crown (42mm, 29.86g, 2h). Tower (London) mint; im: sun. Dated 1656/4. • (sun) • THE • COMMONWEALTH • OF • ENGLAND, coat-of-arms within wreath / GOD • WITH • VS • 165(small 6 over 4) ·, two coats-of-arms; •V• (denomination) above. ESC 9; North 2721; SCBC 3214. EF, lustrous and lightly toned.
Ex CNG/Nomos Winter 2018 CNR, lot 476831.
[This coin was surprisingly difficult for me to shoot. I had a very difficult time getting the color to be ok; the coin itself has satiny luster with pale champagne patina.]
ITALY, Sicilia (Regno). Carlo IV d’Asburgo.
1720-1734. AR Oncia da 30 Tarí (53mm, 73.69g, 6h). Palermo mint. Simone Maurigi, mint master. Dated 1732. CAROL • III • D • G • SICIL • ET • HIER • REX •, Laureate head right, C.P. below / OBLITA • EX • AVRO • ARGENTEA • RESVRGIT •, Sun above phoenix rising from flame, date. Spahr 53; MIR 515; Davenport 1413. EF, toned. Reverse adjustment marks. Rare.
Ex Matteo Cavedoni (MCN) inventory.
Ex Numismatica Fiorentina inventory.
Ex HA 2017-Long Beach (#3057), lot 31159, unsold.
Charles was also Charles III, Archduke of Austria, Charles VI, HRE, and Charles II, King of Bohemia.
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