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It's been forever since I've posted a couple of coin pictures.

Discussion in 'PM's - Coins - Numis - Base Metals' started by TomD, Aug 20, 2010.



  1. TomD

    TomD It blowed up, y'all Platinum Bling

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    I'm currently in love with coins from la Casa de Moneda de Mexico (House of Coins of Mexico, the national mint). I've got a friend in Mexico who is into coins and I get all these from her.

    Look at the detail on the Aztec Calendar and Don Quijote coins, hell, all of them for that matter.

    These are all silver BTW.
     
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    SongSungAU Midas Member Midas Member

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    That's not just a coin... that's a work of ART!
    As always, your pictures are great. Thanks for sharing with us.
     
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    minimus Banned

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    magnificent
     
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    skyvike Gold Chaser Platinum Bling

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    Yes, very nice.

    ;-)
     
  5. Desert Diamond

    Desert Diamond New Member

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    is that aztec coin 1 ounce? also what years was that coin minted and what does the other side look like?
     
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    Zilver Gold Member Gold Chaser

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    those are nice pics Tom,
    do you have any close-ups?:vollkommenauf:
    :bear_laugh:
     
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    Irons Deep Sixed Site Supporter Mother Lode

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    Boobies!!! :Boobies:
     
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  8. TomD

    TomD It blowed up, y'all Platinum Bling

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    The coin is also made in 1 oz but this example is a 2 oz version, it's my understanding that the 1 & 2 oz coins were made in 1993. It's also made in a kilo size, the pictures I've seen are mouth watering but they are extermely expensive.

    If you want more info and aren't too uncomfortable in printed Spanish, I buy all of my Mexican stuff from this lady's site, she writes and speaks excellent english: http://anforazul.blogspot.com/2008_04_01_archive.html

    Here's a shot of the reverse of the 2 oz coin, the reverses on the 1 & 32 oz coins are different. This reverse show all denominations of current Mexican coinage. Truly wish I has a kilo to shoot---:love:
     
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  9. TomD

    TomD It blowed up, y'all Platinum Bling

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    Here's the hottest thing going on coins (I won't show the 2010 Britannia, you can blow lunch over that skank):
     
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    Tom YOU are TOO GOOD!

    Anybody LIKE TEXAS?
     

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    HistoryStudent Midas Member Midas Member

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    A SILVER "Saint"
     

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  12. Ragnarok

    Ragnarok I'd rather be Midas Member

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    "A couple of pictures??" How about renaming the thread "Unabashed Gratuitous In-Your-Face PM PornFest: Ag! Au! Don't Stop!"

    Thanks for the great pics. Lots there to drool on -er-ahem, over -um- about.

    R.
     
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    newmisty Duppy Conqueror Midas Member

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    Tom's pics on the previous site inspired me to get the Don Quijote coin and become more interested in the Mexican coins in general. :)
     
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    Ragnarok I'd rather be Midas Member

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    Tell ya what, whoever did the die engraving for that Aztec Calendar coin deserves an award or some kind of official recognition!

    R.
     
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    NotTheOne Seeker Seeker

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    What's that line at 9:00 ? Hope it's not on the coin.
     
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    newmisty Duppy Conqueror Midas Member

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    yah theres a similar one coming off the elbow.
     
  17. TomD

    TomD It blowed up, y'all Platinum Bling

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    Naw, that's just some piece of junk floating around, looks like an insect leg. I still have the coin and it is pristine.
     
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    prophet Silver Member Silver Miner

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    MANIFIQUE! Pls continue the pics!
     
  19. TomD

    TomD It blowed up, y'all Platinum Bling

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    OK, talked right into it--

    A couple of Australian coins
     
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    AceNZ Silver Member Silver Miner

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    Tom -- great coin pics, as always.

    Can I ask how you do the lighting for them? That always seems to be my biggest challenge when photographing small objects, particularly when they can be somewhat reflective.
     
  21. TomD

    TomD It blowed up, y'all Platinum Bling

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    I've got 5-6 lights on each of the interior shots, through a gauze to diffuse (important). If you look at the shadows, you'll see the predominant light (but not all) on my shots usually comes from the 10:00 to 2:00 direction and low enough to creat the shadows that define the coin. You just have to play with it to find the point where the light illuminates the coin but doesn't reflect directly back to the camera to creat hot spots. It's like anything else: practice.

    Oh, and you HAVE to use a tripod, remote release and shoot very high f stops and let the shutter speed be damned. This means you need manual control of the camera. At one time GIM member MorgantheGoat was using a point and shoot camera to make some quite credible coin shots.
     
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    AceNZ Silver Member Silver Miner

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    Thanks for the info -- I just clicked over to Flickr and saw the pic you posted of your setup; very nice.

    BTW, the first photo in this thread, of the Aztec calendar coin, is especially gorgeous; really great!
     

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