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  1. List updated to reflect SOLD and currently available rolls
  2. Big group of 98 ChBU Wheat Cent rolls for sale. Selling one or all. A couple in late 30's, lots of 40's and early 50's. Mostly tubed, no OBW's, a few in paper wraps. Mostly full red but a few rolls have nice toning. USPS Postal MO, or PayPal no-fee or add 3%. USPS First Class Package for 1-2 rolls, Medium FRB for larger groups. Can ship up to 48 rolls safely (double-boxed) in a Medium FRB. List includes: 1x 38-S ChBU 275 1x 39-S ChBU 170 2x 41-P ChBU 95 ea 1x 41-S ChBU 175 1x 41-S AvgBU 175 SOLD 1x 42-P AvgBU 65 SOLD 2x 42-P ChBU 73 ea 2x 42-D ChBU 95 ea 1x 42-S ChBU 325 6x 43-D ChBU 135 ea 2x 43-D AvgBU 120 ea SOLD 2x 43-S ChBU 220 ea 2x 43-S AvgBU 195 ea SOLD 3x 44-D ChBU 33 ea 2x 44-D Paper Wrapper 33 ea 3x 44-D AvgBU 29 ea SOLD 4x 44-S ChBU 68 ea 1x 44-S AvgBU 60 SOLD 9x 45-D ChBU 45 ea 2x 45-D AvgBU 40 ea SOLD 9x 45-S ChBU mostly light shellcase toning 40 ea 5x 46-D ChBU 25 ea 4x 46-D AvgBU 22 ea SOLD 11x 46-S ChBU shellcase toning 185 ea 3x 46-S AvgBU 165 ea SOLD 10x 47-D ChBU 30 ea 1x 47-D AvgBU 27 4x 47-S ChBU 125 ea 2x 48-S ChBU 105 ea 5x 49-S ChBU 80 ea 2x 50-D ChBU 34 ea 1x 50-S ChBU 47 4x 51-D ChBU 20 ea 1x 51-D AvgBU 18 SOLD 2x 51-S ChBU 48 ea 1x 52-S ChBU 180 1x 53-S ChBU 25 1x 54-D ChBU 15 20x 55-S GemBU selected for good luster and minimal marks 30 ea SOLD 6x 55-S AvgBU 14 ea SOLD 1x 56-D ChBU 7 1x 57-D ChBU 7 20x ChBU 58-D with old tape seals, nice light toning 10 ea SOLD PM me any questions about the specific rolls you're interested in.
  3. I think the links are fixed now. Please try again. Typical pricing for a complete system, with camera, stand, bellows, lens, and lights, is $600-$750.
  4. I have pre-built several "backbone" systems of different types, and they are ready for configuring with cameras/lenses/lighting to meet end user's specific needs. Here is what I have available: System-1:http://www.macrocoins.com/example-system-1.html The System-1 shown on website has a high magnification objective for shooting 2D or 3D variety images, but I can configure the system for full-coin imaging with a different lens. This is my most compact system which can be configured for shooting a little larger than ASE's/ Dollars down to Trimes with full-coin lens, and 2D/3D images of doubled dies/RPMs/etc with higher magnification lens System-2: http://www.macrocoins.com/example-system-2.html The System-2 shown on website has a full-coin lens and also an XY table. This system can also be configured for variety detail imaging like System-1. The XY table is an option for any of the the systems. System-3: http://www.macrocoins.com/example-system-3.html This is my most popular system and is the easiest to use for full-coin imaging. The System-3 shown on website is configured for variety detail imaging, but most folks who have purchased these are doing full-coin imaging across the full range of coin sizes. System-6: http://www.macrocoins.com/example-system-6.html My largest and most complete system, with integrated XYZ stage for critical framing and focusing. System-7: http://www.macrocoins.com/example-system-7.html My simplest system (and most inexpensive), which can mount the camera directly to the stand for use with short macro lenses, or can use the other lens options described below. System-9: http://www.macrocoins.com/example-system-9.html My newest system, this copy stand-based system is compact and flexible. It can be configured for larger coins, medals, and full slabs The most popular lens options for full-coin imaging are: Nikon 75mm: A good budget lens with excellent performance. Rodenstock 75mm APO-Rodagon D 1:1: A high-end lens with world-class performance, available with or without variable aperture. Kodak 89mm Printing-Ektar: A high-end lens that is near-ideal for coins. This lens is reversible...mount it forward for full-coin imaging, or in reverse for variety detail imaging. The most popular lens options for variety detail imaging are: Bausch & Lomb 3.5x: A good budget objective which can be used across a wide range from 2x up to 6x Nikon 5x Metallurgical objective: A good budget objective which can be used from 4x up to 8x Bausch & Lomb 10x: Excellent objective for imaging small features like mintmarks Nikon 5x and 10x Measuring objectives: Best objectives for doing 3D work I have diffusers available for both full-coin and variety/detail lenses. Also can provide modified Jansjo lights with integrated diffusion, reversible grey/black transfer disks for white balancing and background elimination, etc. Although the systems described above are pre-built, I can customize / accessorize them as needed to meet your specific needs. Note that I am also starting to build systems for folks with automated Z-axis for doing focus stacking. I have done both automation to move the camera/lens up/down with coin stationary, or to keep camera/lens stationary while moving the coin up/down, using linear stepper rails. I'm exploring some new methods using voice coils to make this cheaper (and more accurate). Contact me by PM or via my website contact page if you have interest in any of these Systems.
  5. I've decided to offer my 2D, 3D and High Resolution work as a service. I can offer the following: 2D detail shots at magnifications up to 20x 2D animations 3D renderings from any angle up to 20x 3D animations Full-Coin High Res images of typically 92MP (9600x9600) pixels Slabs do not present a problem for this type of imaging, as long as they are clean and not heavily scratched. For reference, 5x magnification fills the screen with the date and mintmark of a Lincoln Cent, while 10x mostly fills the screen with just the mintmark. I can also do 3x or 1x if a larger area is needed. The 2D animations can be of a single coin with different lighting angles; multiple coins showing die state progressions; multiple coins showing comparison of a variety with normal coin; etc. Your imagination (and the coins to image) is the limit. The 3D renderings require a 2D detail shot first, then perspectives are rendered from there. I can also provide web and gif animations showing 3D views while the coin is rotated. The Full-Coin High Res images are new for me but are working out very well. You can see an example showing the obverse of a 1954-S Lincoln Cent with an "RIT" die chip: https://easyzoom.com/image/130697 You can see many examples of 2D and 3D shots at my website: http://www.macrocoins.com/image-gallery.html Pricing varies depending on the scope of the work. 2D detail shots are typically $10-15, while 3D renderings are additional $3-5 each. The High Resolution full-coin images are significantly more and are priced on individual basis. PM me with your needs. I also offer standard full-coin imaging either in conjunction with other work or stand-alone at competitive pricing.
  6. I have 12 coins still available from a Gem Toned 1940-D Roll. Take a look here for a collage of all the coins: https://easyzoom.com/image/126772 Let me know any coins you are interested in and I'll shoot you some prices.
  7. Thanks! No problem with saving the image. FYI the way copyright for images works is you can download/screenshot/save any image you want for your own personal use, you just can't post it or use it for commercial purposes. So feel free to download and enjoy!
  8. I've had quite a few rolls over the years that have toned like this. Most have already been in plastic tubes (like this one and the 41-D), but several have been in OBW paper and came out of the roll like this. I can only think that it must take just the right storage conditions for many years to produce such a deep, uniform toning.
  9. OK, I have finished imaging all the nicest coins from this roll, total of 21 coins. I combined the images into a 30MP Collage and uploaded it to the EasyZoom hosting site. I've been using this site for hosting my High Resolution stitched images, so this seemed a logical extension. Here is the link to the Collage. Use the zoom button at upper left to zoom-in, and move the collage around with your mouse to view all the coins. https://easyzoom.com/image/126100 Take a look and let me know what you think of the coins, and of the presentation!
  10. Three years ago I posted coins from a 41-D roll which had beautiful rainbow toning. Well, here is the first coin from a 40-D roll with similar toning, perhaps a bit darker, but with lots of green, which I really like. Let me know what you all think! I'll post a few more later.
  11. All the Semi-PL Wheat Cents I've come across stand out very obviously from the other coins in the roll. I've found 1940-S, 1949-S, 1953-S (which are extremely different from normal ones), 1954-S, and 1955-S.
  12. The first post pic was done with lighting to show the surface details...straight-on, with lights almost axial. Only a few areas of the coin, specifically the area at back of head, show the mirrors well. I did this to show the scratches and polishing in high resolution. When you shoot with lighting that shows reflectivity, all details get lost because the reflective areas are over-saturated.
  13. Looking at the very high wear area at the crook of the neck, it looks like this coin was struck fairly soon after the die was polished. I'll try to shoot it in a way to show the reflectivity. Maybe I'll use the jig I built for this purpose. My Stack and Stitch lighting is not arranged to provide direct reflections or reflectivity assessment.
  14. I go through a lot of BU rolls, and when I see PL coins I put them aside for study. This coin appears to have been struck very late in the working life of the die. It looks like the mint techs pulled both the obverse and reverse, sanded them down, and did an overall polish to mitigate the sanding scratches. Take a close look at the field just behind the neck and hair where they meet the field. You can see an area where the polishing completely obscured the sanding scratches. In most other areas on both obverse and reverse, the polishing only served to brighten up the coin. Here's a link to the coin pics, hosted on EasyZoom. It's best to go full-screen (upper right corner of the page), and don't forget to zoom in (upper left corner) !! You can zoom in 4 times to view at highest resolution, then move around to see the details across the coin on both obverse and reverse. https://easyzoom.com/image/125101
  15. I built a special jig to show the reflectivity of the PL Cent. Cut a V in a piece of wood, and on one surface put a true grey sticker, and on the other a piece of card stock with lines drawn every 2mm. So the coin is close to the lines near LIBERTY, but far (27mm) other side near date.
  16. It's been a while since I published my prooflike 49-S, 53-S, and 55-S cent finds. In the interim I've found a handful more of these dates, but most recently I searched a 46-S BU roll (not original, and very mixed/made up from several rolls) and ended up finding a single PL example of this date. The coin shows decent reflectivity on both obverse and reverse, though a bit stronger on the obverse. I shot the obverse and reverse, along with a more regular looking coin from the same roll, see below. I used axial lighting, which brings out the nice deep colors of proof coins, and it is doing similarly to this coin. The axial lighting makes the more regular looking coin just evenly-lit. Axial technique does not present luster. Of course, no proofs were struck in 1946, so this coin was probably not struck from used proof dies. Would love to hear comments. I have another roll to look through, and am hoping to find more of these... Edited to add: Here is a pic of both coins side by side with in-hand lighting to show a better comparison:
  17. I have created a new coin photography system based on a couple of prototypes synergized into a system with excellent range and image quality. The first system I built many years ago was a very flexible one that I named "Santoku", which means "three uses" in Japanese. First use was with bellows; Second use was with a Bausch & Lomb Monozoom-7 microscope; and Third use was with direct mounting of camera and macro lens. The stand provided the function of a fine-focus capable copy stand. A few years later, on another forum, a member asked how to put together a coin photography system for <$400. I replied with a recommendation for camera, lens, focusing helicoid, etc that came out to <$400 and could provide excellent image quality. The recommendation included a small Tripod for mounting the camera, since the copy stand alone would blow the $400 budget. I have now (finally) combined the two systems into one...Santoku stand, with camera, helicoid and lens like the <$400 system. I'm including a better lens than was originally specified (originally Nikon 75mm El-Nikkor; new offering Rodenstock 75mm Apo Rodagon D), and along with the stand this makes the system much more than $400, but for a camera, fine focus copy stand, and high quality macro lens, this is still a pretty good bargain. Santoku is my Example System-7 on my website. Here's a link to show some of the features of Santoku http://www.macrocoins.com/santoku.html This link is to the original <$400 setup thread, which is still very active on the other forum: https://www.coincommunity.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=158182 And here is a link to a thread with some posts regarding the first Santoku I sold, configured with a bellows: https://www.coincommunity.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=156715 Santoku can be adjusted to frame the full range of US coins, from a bit larger than ASE's down to 3-Cent Silver (at 1:1 magnification). The Santoku system is $635, and includes: Canon Rebel XS DSLR with Live View control and Image Editing Software Focusing Helicoid Rodenstock 75mm Apo Rodagon D 1:1 macro lens (fixed aperture version) Camera and lens adapters Modified Bausch & Lomb microscope Copy Stand This system give functionality of a Camera, Macro Lens, and Copy Stand, so represents a pretty good value. I can also provide Santoku without Camera for $485, allowing you to use your own Canon or Nikon camera with it.
  18. Over the last few years I've been accumulating BU rolls from various road trips and coin shows. A while back I went through my 55-S rolls, and recently went through my 58-D and am now going through 55-D. Out of about 60 rolls, I found a surprisingly small number of varieties and errors. Only found a handful of RPMs, and a few different BIEs. I still need to look through a bunch of "odd" coins I put aside. In the search, there were a couple Toned rolls. One was obviously a made-up roll of mostly OBW roll end coins. The other was an original roll that had a range of toning, with perhaps half the roll having interesting enough toning to photograph. I started today on the first few coins, and will publish these and the rest as I find time. I'm using a True Gray background to ensure the coins are presented in their true color, and consistent brightness. It's pretty easy to mess up color and brightness when you don't carry a reference along with the coin, but with the True Gray background it's much easier. This is important for Toned Cents because they have such a wide range of color and brightness.
  19. I do believe that anyone doing what Carr is doing is something of a thrill seeker, or has a death wish. There is a personality type, ESTP, known as "self-confident", that would be most likely to do this sort of thing. I certainly would not engage in such "nearly illegal" activities myself, but I am an ESTJ, known as "serious traditionalist". I prefer not to have a 1/2" thick file at the Secret Service, FBI, CIA, or NSA, please.
  20. If the law were clear, and indeed these were counterfeits, wouldn't Carr be in prison? Not necessarily. The law is quite clear about drug dealers too, but how many of them aren't in prison? Not quite the same thing. Counterfeiting is a Secret Service issue. I would bet that the Secret Service has fully vetted Mr Carr's activities, knows his address, and would have arrested him long ago if they thought they could put him in jail for counterfeiting.