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  1. Later eagle. Wings down type. Hard to see, but it's there. Really worn out. Was jewelry of some kind, from the solder spot at 12 o'clock
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    Coins from the Hermitage Exhibit

    This brings back memories of a nice trip to DC to visit my brother. I discovered the exhibit by chance, in November 2003, as the museum was closing for the day. I had to rush the photos, (leaving early the next morning) . My first digital camera was a Canon G1, and light was poor at the exhibit, and obviously a flash would not work thru the glass. handheld with out a tripod explains the poor focus of those pics. Times sure have changed, and the typical phone has a camera 10 times sharper, even in low light. I looked at my archive, and found one that didnt make those photos in your link.. Thank you for sharing all those great images of coins "in the wild"!!
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    5 kop.1787EM - new(1788) type - Bitkin R4

    wonderful topic! very educational. Research is impressive!
  4. squirrel

    Is the collecting hobby changing?

    Good God, I sure hope so!
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    Lucky copper overstrike

    Very unique!
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    your opinion please

    I agree with GxSeries. Old cleaning and age or artificial re toning can give that appearance. Otherwise seems genuine from your photos.
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    Moldavia & Wallachia coins 1771 - 1774 set

    Great presentation !
  8. Wonderful, and Congratulations, Eugene. If the English version becomes available, I will certainly add it to my little library. The photography looks to be very well done.
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    Yudin medal - whose hand is holding orb?

    If his hand holds the orb, where is her hand going? Is that the question? He is smiling, after all.
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    Yudin medal - whose hand is holding orb?

    Alexi. The decoration on his sleeve matches his robe. Optical illusion! edit: maybe.. . now i am confused. Perhaps this is copied from a painting. Find the painting! It will have colors!
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    Bay State Coin Show 2016

    I havent gone in a few years, but have had good luck in the past, as a humble collector. I am not a dealer. Markov was a regular. He always had a good stock. Basok, many many years ago. Not sure if he still comes to Boston. Other dealers are hit and miss with Russian material, like the typical show.
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    A couple of rare 5 kopecks

    Ugly coins need love too... I have always felt that way in hunting for the harder to find examples. Especially overstruck.