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Please ID this old silver coin :unsure:
Posted by: Cajuncoinhunter
Date: November 23, 2011 06:30PM
Found it this afternoon in an old field. I guess its another Reale ? Sorry but the reverse side is smooth and cannot be read. Need help. I cant see too good up close....even with magnification... lol. Thanks. CCH



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Re: Please ID this old silver coin :unsure:
Posted by: Nancy-IL
Date: November 23, 2011 07:02PM
OMG............Nice find. I think you should send it here and then I'll try to make out what it is. :wink: VERY nice find EJ. VERY NICE! HH, Nancy



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Re: Please ID this old silver coin :unsure:
Posted by: Larry (IL)
Date: November 23, 2011 07:06PM
It sure looks like a 1755 SILVER SPANISH HALF-REALE

Congratulations EJ, another great find.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1755-US-COLONIAL-SILVER-SPANISH-HALF-REALE-COIN-COB-SC-/170683987559

Darn, I might have to move down your way just so you would have someone to ID your finds for you in the field.......:biggrin:



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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/23/2011 07:28PM by Larry (IL).

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Re: Please ID this old silver coin :unsure:
Posted by: Birdseed
Date: November 23, 2011 07:34PM
I concur with above

See link below

Link here


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Re: Please ID this old silver coin :unsure:
Posted by: Cajuncoinhunter
Date: November 23, 2011 07:42PM
Thanks birdseed. That's double the proof. 1755 is old silver for sure.... cch



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Re: Please ID this old silver coin :unsure:
Posted by: Marcus Detectus
Date: November 23, 2011 07:49PM
What kind of soil conditions cause the golden patina on it? Never saw that effect on silver here in Oregon.



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Re: Please ID this old silver coin :unsure:
Posted by: Larry (IL)
Date: November 23, 2011 08:18PM
Lighting will play tricks on you. I'll guess incandescent lighting. On the kitchen breakfast bar to be more specific..........:devil:



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Re: Please ID this old silver coin :unsure:
Posted by: Cajuncoinhunter
Date: November 23, 2011 08:46PM
You are right Larry. Just lighting from the lamp shade as I was trying to illuminate the remaining features of the coin itself. Its very silver indeed.

CCH



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Re: Please ID this old silver coin :unsure:
Posted by: srf2112
Date: November 24, 2011 12:20PM
Great find EJ . .!!



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Re: Please ID this old silver coin :unsure:
Posted by: Marcus Detectus
Date: November 29, 2011 01:05PM
I recently heard that photographing under a (white) or daylight fluorescent bulb of the new style gives a better view of small items like our finds. Now that you can buy the new bulbs in different color variations they can have specific places where they're better used. Naturally a flash would wipe out close ups.



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Re: Please ID this old silver coin :unsure:
Posted by: Birdseed
Date: November 29, 2011 03:49PM
CCH

Is this more like what your coin really looks like ???

Just a bit of image processing magic.

To any-one taking digital photos under artificial light, check in your camera manual or menu. You will find that there is usually setting for the lighting conditions you are working with.
CCH took his photo under tungsten lighting (old type light bulb) which renders everything reddish orange to the camera.
Compact fluorescent bulbs render a greenish cast, that is why most people dislike these stupid new power saving lamps.

Anyway, if you set your camera to the correct lighting conditions your photos will be much closer to the original color

Have a great Christmas everyone
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Re: Please ID this old silver coin :unsure:
Posted by: nge
Date: December 03, 2011 06:27AM
For silver, shoot it in Black & White on any color background or lighting.......NGE



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