Qoinage COIN Photo Gallery

My favorite coins of my collection and select others

1902 Morgan Dollar OBV.JPG
1140 views1902 Morgan SIlver Dollar - MS63 with few blemishes. I retain this Morgan because of its photogenic quality, good luster and the few blemishes are easy to remove digitally.
1932-MexicanPeso Obv.JPG
1932 Mexico Peso - OBV1165 views1932 Mexico Peso - OBV. Fully Restored
1932-MexicanPeso Rev.JPG
1932 Mexico Peso - Rev1309 views1932 Mexico Peso - Rev. Full restored
1942D Australia sixpence.jpg
1942D Australia Sixpence1447 views
1945 Swiss 5 Kronor.jpg
1945 Swiss 5 Kronor.jpg1351 views
1986 French 100Franc DblThk.JPG
100 Franc Piedfort minting1366 viewsHere is a view with a US Quarter to show how thick this coin really is!
1986 Piedfort 100Franc Silver.jpg
Piedfort issue of the 1986 100 Franc Commemorative1687 viewsSpecial "Piedfort" issue of the French 100 Franc coin, Double thick, twice the silver, only 5,000 of these coin were minted. THey were made to be gifts to visiting dignitaries to France
"TONED" Silver 1907 Barber Quarter1316 viewsTHIS is a truly toned silver coin. Many people will hold up a tarnished silver coin, or post one on eBay or in some auction and say it is a TONED, or a beautifly toned coin when it is merely a grey or varying shade of grey coin. What they really have is a "RUSTY" coin. Silver tarnishes far more easily in more recent year as the number of deisel cars and trucks have increased putting more "sulphur" in the air. Sulphur is the major cause of tarnish. (ACID causes tru toning)
"TONED" Barber Quarter REVerse1349 viewsThis is the reverse of the same Barber quarter. An example of what a TONED coin TRULY looks like.
Common Double Die.JPG
Common Double Die1153 viewsThese are the most common double dies. They were really part of of the minting process as the dates were added to the Dies seperately so new dies would not have to be made each year... see the distance between the 7 and the 4, someone surely made this strike a special VM # or something.
Lot06 060520111104 viewsPurchased 6-5-11 from the AP Sunday Auction... color corrected for the light color. Listed as: Sweden, 1944 1 Kronur (crown) AR, $2 open $2 SH, shipping combined on multiple orders, paypal justsit@live.com - this one is not all that much better than the picture, the coin has all detail, and hardly any wear, but it has what looks like chicken pox for coins
1874 Peru 1 Sol1059 viewsClose-up of 1874 Peruvian Sol before restoration process to remove scratches
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