World of Coins

Modern European coins except the euro => Benelux => Topic started by: bagerap on May 31, 2019, 05:19:41 PM

Title: 2½ Gulden 1874
Post by: bagerap on May 31, 2019, 05:19:41 PM
I'm tempted to clean this. Thoughts please.
Title: Re: 2½ Gulden 1874
Post by: THCoins on May 31, 2019, 06:38:29 PM
The coins seems to have little wear, but the patina is not exactly pleasing. So i think i'd be also inclined to dip it, to age a bit more gracefull afterwards.
Title: Re: 2½ Gulden 1874
Post by: bagerap on June 01, 2019, 04:49:47 PM
I need to take a better focussed picture, but I think that this is as far as I will go.
Title: Re: 2½ Gulden 1874
Post by: Figleaf on June 03, 2019, 03:28:50 PM
A very difficult call, bagerap. The high points on this coin are the middle flower on the crown, the beard and the hair parting. It may be just the lighting, but I am seeing wear elsewhere now, while the high points look good. See e.g. the eyebrow.

Peter
Title: Re: 2½ Gulden 1874
Post by: bagerap on June 03, 2019, 05:04:13 PM
I suspect that a lot of this is do with slightly soft focus on the image. I need to get a fresh eye test.