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Reducing Reflection - Photos of 1963 Gillick Sovereign

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1963 Gillick Sovereign

Another attempt at the 1963 Gillick sovereign.  From a suggestion by @DrDave I put some foil and white card on the face of the phone, to minimise the dark reflection; the camera is pointing vertically this time.  Lighting was from a flat LED light propped up to reflect off the card and from another flat LED light shining in from the direction of the top of the Queen's head, which gives some specular reflection.  This time it looks less flat and you can see the detail of the Queen's face including the eye, which I had some trouble with previously.



I think this coin would be something like EF on the obverse and maybe VF-EF on the reverse, although there are some dings on the reverse and small scratches on the obverse that show up under magnification.  Finally the photo also captures some of the satin finish on the coin.  the photos are quite high-res so click to zoom in.

The camera was a Samsung Note 10 with an Apexel HB100MM macro lens.  Levels were edited in Photoshop to bring the glare down a bit and enhance the detail.

The Sovereign is the quintessentially British coin.  It has a German queen on the front, an Italian waiter on the back, and half of them were made in Australia.


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