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  1. @kbbpll Thank you, I don't think they are plated, I am pretty sure they are clad. (6% Zinc, 3.5% Manganese, 2% Nickel, Balance Copper) US Mint. That would rule out Flaw bubble. Of course, I could be wrong and I will just accept it as a plating bubble for now until I can research further. I don't think I have ever seen a Dollar coin with doubling. Thanks again
  2. Hello, Need some help to identify if this is a double die? I want to say this is a Denver mint coin, but I will verify later today. Thank you for your time.
  3. Yeah, I stopped using USB microscopes for the same reason. Get a desktop lamp, non LED for now, place it next your microscope, and turn off the LED light on your microscope. you can try that, maybe it will give you better results. Just a thought.
  4. Wait, it doesn't look polished? it could just be the lighting and me not having enough experience with Franklins. But it is a really nice coin.
  5. would we have to match color? it could be easy to match the lumens output from LED lighting, but it will still be whiter than regular incandescent light. Which I think is more to a yellowish tone.
  6. Video on the cartwheel method. Please tell me if I am doing this correctly. (Obverse) and this is one is of the Reverse
  7. Ok, So i can do this with incandescent light bulbs at home? I might not want to as far as to looking at it in a dark room under a lamp yet, but perhaps in the future. any wattage type? When you say luster breaks, do you mean like a water stain or whatever type of stain? I thank you both @VKurtB and @Coinbuf for your input. I understand that photograding is very challenging and I appreciate it. Personally, I think the coins look better in had than in the pictures I post. Perhaps I should post videos doing the cartwheel thing. Thanks again.
  8. I couldn't help myself with the DDO Question But in all seriousness, I am trying to get better at the hobby and one thing would be to get better at grading so I can go out and buy real collection worthy coins. If I'm to spend serious coin on a nice collectible, I would like to know what I am buying. I guess i am in the crossroads between focusing on errors and just buying awesome looking coins. With that, I will start with cents as I favor them like I do Jefferson nickels. Anyway. I am going to say that this 1969 - S Lincoln cent could grade ast AU - 58 if not an MS60 perhaps? I think there is enough damage to the count to make it an MS60 and could grade as low as AU 50. so maybe a solid AU50 to be on the safe side. What do you all think? P.S. I can post better pictures later today.
  9. OMG, I can even tell that it is a fake. They me be trying to get insight of how you guys can tell it is a fake and try to refine their process. My guess. maybe just offer one simple, Fake.
  10. Thank you for your input, I can see the die filing now and no, I don't want to risk details grade. it is heartbreaking. Welp it goes into my poormans Full step collection. Wait, Can I even say it is fulls Steps? I mean they are pretty clear.
  11. Thank you for taking the time for such detail explanation. Very Educational. Thanks again.
  12. Don't get discouraged. We can comment once a week to get this back on top every week.