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Other tokens and medals => Advertising, propaganda and numismatic artefacts => Private countermarks => Topic started by: JBK on September 04, 2019, 08:48:26 PM

Title: New counterstamp purchases
Post by: JBK on September 04, 2019, 08:48:26 PM
Here are a few coins that came in a large lot of counterstamped coins I purchased recently.

The S. SHAW is obviously someone's personal punch. But the others are a real mystery.  (The one with the huge overstamp has remnants of a Victoria penny on the other side).

Any ideas?

Thx for any input. images are too large to post. I will see what I can do about it.

Title: Re: New counterstamp purchases
Post by: Figleaf on September 04, 2019, 10:13:43 PM
You can post very large images. However, there is a limit on depth (or weight, if you prefer). The reason is that a computer screen can usually show a pixel depth of 300 dpi only. In other words, a picture of 300 dpi looks exactly the same on your screen as a picture of 1200 dpi your scanner can produce, but the 1200 dpi picture takes roughly four times as much place. A coin site is picture rich, pictures, not text determine how much place the site takes on the server and that determines how much you pay. In conclusion, the restriction on picture depth does not diminish the quality of the picture on your screen, but it does save an important amount of money.

So how do you diminish pixel depth? With a free or paid application or with a free web site. First of all, think of converting any .PNG file to a .JPG file. Next, there is a list of options here (,6846.0.html). You can post your questions on this board (,115.0.html).

A further option is to post your image elsewhere on the net and link it to your post (embedding). However, if in due time you do anything that affects the link, your picture will disappear here. You can see the damage that does in some older threads. It may be a solution while you find out which other option works for you, though.

Title: Re: New counterstamp purchases
Post by: brandm24 on September 04, 2019, 10:22:29 PM
Looking forward to seeing your images, JBK. These must be the counterstamps you mentioned in your email to me.

Peter provides a lot of good information on how to resize your images. When I first started posting I also had problems with my picture sizes too. No more.