Modern Proof Coins
Modern silver "Proof" coins impose special challenges. The fields are shiny silver, polished to a mirror-like smoothness. The problem with this is how to show this without losing the quality of the frosted devices. I experimented with light placement The following three include two from Tunisia that feature ancient Roman ruins, and one U.S. commemorative silver dollar featuring Thomas Jefferson.
|Tunisia 1969 Proof Commemoratives|
|These two coins feature the ruins of the Roman arena at El Djem, built in the early 200's, and the arch at Sbeitla.|
|U.S. 1993 Thomas Jefferson Commemorative|
|This U.S. silver "proof" dollar is the same size as the two Tunisian coins shown above. Note again the placement of the light to show the mirror-like fields. I left the image larger and did not "sharpen" it as I did with the two Tunisian coins.|
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