Coins provides you with high quality digital images of the coins we offer. Created by
a high resolution digital camera system, these images are far superior to scans.
is fully controlled, unlike scans, and is arranged to convey the most accurate
impression of the preservation and surface condition of each coin. Since this
highlights minor surface flaws, coins often look somewhat better in the hand than
of these images, like photographs, does not precisely reproduce the appearance of
coins viewed under normal room lighting. Silver and gold coins normally look
very much like their digital images, but bronze coins
usually have relatively dark patinas. To
show fine detail, their images must be very brightly illuminated and often appear
somewhat lighter than the actual coins.
of these images may be slightly different than that apparent to your eye, because the
spectral sensitivity of the imaging system is not
identical to your retina, and
apparent colors often change with the level of illumination.