What works for the Physical Doesn't work for the Digital I guess

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Revenant

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Well, after (finally) putting the time and the energy and cash / credit behind getting them all reholdered I had thought that a picture of the group of coins all in their matching slabs would make a good banner image for my 10G set in the new registry.

While I do think the group of coins look good and I'm still happy I got them reholdered, and while I do think the images looked good, I have to admit that they fell a bit flat as banner images.

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I think they look great in person though and I think one day they'll look very charming in a display case together - maybe with 2 (or 3) more coins to complete the set, if I can ever get those.

But for the banner image I've adopted something akin to Coinbuf's approach:

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I think Mike's approach works well for Silver - especially given the color scheme of the registry - but it seems a bit over-the-top and gaudy for gold - with the below as just a quick and dirty example

I took new images of every coin in the new holders and I was aiming for showing off luster but I think expanding gold color out would work better with more flat lighting..

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Of course, I did re-image the whole set in the new pronged holders... So now I just need to decide if I'm going to post the cropped photos straight or go with the blacked out versions...

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I've always tended to favor the images showing the prongs / holder because the goal of registry images is documentation of the set and the image with the prongs is a more accurate representation of the coin as it is in person but the blacked-out image has a certain cleanness to it and I can understand why it appeals to many.

 

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I've always tended to favor the images showing the prongs / holder because the goal of registry images is documentation of the set and the image with the prongs is a more accurate representation of the coin as it is in person but the blacked-out image has a certain cleanness to it and I can understand why it appeals to many.

That's a real tough call. (shrug) I guess, if it's my set, I'd lean toward leaving the prongs but.....

Awesome pics by the way. (thumbsu

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On 7/15/2021 at 6:00 PM, Fenntucky Mike said:

 

That's a real tough call. (shrug) I guess, if it's my set, I'd lean toward leaving the prongs but.....

Awesome pics by the way. (thumbsu

Thanks. It's easier when there are no scratches! 🤣

The wife also voted for the prongs so I think the prongs stay. 🤣

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On 7/15/2021 at 11:47 PM, Just Bob said:

I think you should go with this one:

 

 

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Ha. Nope. Not doing it. (tsk)

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I am with youall the way on keeping everything in the same pronged style ngc holders not the old no-rim plugged hole kind

And yeah leave all prongs it is confusing to the uninitiated to see coins with weird bite marks out of them

great work I know how satisfying it is to get a uniform looking group 

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On 7/18/2021 at 3:56 PM, deposito said:

I am with youall the way on keeping everything in the same pronged style ngc holders not the old no-rim plugged hole kind

great work I know how satisfying it is to get a uniform looking group 

Yeah. For sure. I'd known for a while that I really wanted to get them all matched up in the same type of holders for a good visual presentation of the group. It probably would not have happened before getting the 1885 and 1886 if not for getting the credits but that chance was too good to pass up when I just don't know when or I those last 2 coins will come.

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