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Old 01-16-2010, 03:41 AM
 
Location: County Mayo Descendant
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All i have found out is to buy a flat scanner which is expensive, any idea's, I've already tried the milk bottle thing.
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Old 01-16-2010, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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Photographing coins would require macro photography. What kind of camera do you have? Most point and shoot cameras have a "macro mode" which isn't "true macro" but it should do an okay job.
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Old 01-16-2010, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Ruidoso, NM
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Photographing coins would require macro photography. What kind of camera do you have? Most point and shoot cameras have a "macro mode" which isn't "true macro" but it should do an okay job.
That's the right answer, but macro mode implies using a tripod too for best results!

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Old 01-16-2010, 09:04 AM
 
Location: In The Outland
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I took this picture of two cut out, (pierced) U.S. silver coins with a dirt cheap scanner.

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Old 01-18-2010, 06:43 AM
 
Location: Wiesbaden, Germany
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You can get a good quality all in one for about $50 now. That should do the trick for you and is a lot cheaper than getting a good quality digital camera, stand, lights, and everything else required for good small parts photography.
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Old 01-23-2010, 02:06 PM
 
Location: County Mayo Descendant
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You can get a good quality all in one for about $50 now. That should do the trick for you and is a lot cheaper than getting a good quality digital camera, stand, lights, and everything else required for good small parts photography.
Where do I buy, I don't know what I looking for, staples was way overpriced and I don't need it for anything other than coins.
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Old 01-23-2010, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Ruidoso, NM
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Where do I buy, I don't know what I looking for, staples was way overpriced and I don't need it for anything other than coins.
If you're referring to scanners, Walmart carries a selection. Good thing about buying from them is their liberal return policy if it turns out to be not what you wanted.
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Old 01-23-2010, 05:17 PM
 
Location: In The Outland
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If the coins are thick and the lid doesn't completely close then light will creep in. In that case cover the scanner with a towel to block the light. Those cut out coins I scanned were covered with a sheet of black card stock to enhance the look of the pierced coins. It made the image come out better than the towel alone.
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