Tag: coin photography
Digital photography is one of the key tools for the business of numismatics By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… The earliest regular auction catalogues for rare coins in the United States began in the 1850s or so. These early catalogues illustrated coins with the use of woodcuts. That process of illustration […]
CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz…. THE HIGHEST PRAISE THAT one ancient coin collector can give another is to say he or she “has an eye for coins.” Someone with this remarkable ability can look at a tray of a hundred nearly identical pieces and unerringly pick out the three or four best […]
J.R. Rollo Interviewer: David Lisot – CoinWeek.com……. J.R. Rollo wrote the book on Mexican Republic 2 escudo gold coins. He has devised a special technique for photographing coins that he shares what he has learned to help other collectors.
By Jenna Van Valen, photographer at Douglas Winter Numismatics………… I want to tell you all how to be successful in coin photography: you need to start at the beginning, and practice. When I started shooting film seriously, things were not so simple. I had a composition notebook I carried, I had to neurotically jot down […]
A Guest Blog from Jenna Van Valen, photographer here at DWN. We’ve all heard the numismatic mantra, “Buy the coin, not the holder.” But what about those times we can’t view the coin in person? Surely we can’t all attend every convention, every auction, visit every dealer and view their inventory. We rely on dealers […]
CoinWeek staff reports…. PCGS’ in-house photographer Phil Arnold posted on the company’s website that changes are coming to the Newport Beach, California-based grading firm’s popular TruView coin photography service. According to Arnold, PCGS, responding to collector requests, will begin to offer collectors a more robust TruView service that will offer additional image size options, plus the ability to download […]